Today’s meditation was ten minutes and ten seconds long, and focused on finding gratitude for the good times through experiencing the bad ones.
Honestly? This is one of the main ways in which I connect with gratitude. There have been so many things that have gone on in my life… that I have lived through, survived, worked around, etc. My connection with gratitude is easy when I look back at these times and compare them with what I have (and where I am) now.
I also think that is something that a lot of people forget to consider. So many wallow in the experiences of their past and how they wish things had been different, or the effects that those experiences have had on their present or future. But it is much more rare to find those that look at those past experiences and accept them as lessons learned, and say “thank god that’s over and no longer my situation”. I think this is an important part of the healing process.
I love the imagery for the Empress in this card, and it speaks to me really deeply right now. Delving into the subdrop is a difficult process that makes you feel small and vulnerable. Today’s card is a reminder that my “Empress” is right within my reach, only a text or message away. That supportive energy, that protective bulk, and that calming influence is hovering right behind me, ready to step in as soon as I reach out for it.
I love you, man. Even with the subdrop.
The traditional meaning of the Empress card is one of strong nurturing energy. She is the mother, fertile and comforting. She is the queen, strong and supportive. This card can also mean dependency upon another, and I think that in today’s interpretation, it is all of the above.