Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on a recurring theme in these guided meditations, which is the ‘pause’ or ‘the gap’.
Essentially, it encouraged taking a moment in your day from time to time to “mind the gap”, which is to say to find that moment of stillness and quiet between bouts of chaos and cacophony. These small gaps are moments of peace that can be used as a balm on one’s nerves and soothe the soul.
I like this recurring theme in my guided meditations, because they work as a reminder to something that I don’t always remember to do on my own.
Today’s draw is the Three of Swords (the Dove), and I will speak to the traditional meanings of this card after I provide my intuitive take. When I saw the imagery on this card, the immediate response was “Let Go”.
The card’s appearance has to do with my hesitations in stepping forward with the new project that I’ve been working on. I’ve had everything ready to begin for some time, but I’ve been hesitating to take that last step forward and begin.
Today’s card is telling me to let go of my doubts and fears and hesitancy, and step forward into what I have been working toward. To that end, I have done just that with a portion of my morning, and officially put the wheels into motion.
Traditionally, the Three of Swords is a representation of negative self talk, lack of optimism, sorrow or grief, inner pains, and (of course) heartbreak. Numerologically speaking, the Three of Swords indicates growing pains and small gains, communication among the group, and the “third wheel” mentality within the area of thoughts, logic, communication, instinct, and education.
In the guidebook for this deck, the is associated with the keywords of communication, sacrifice, truth, hope, release, and renewal.
Deck Used: The Animism Tarot