Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on how the benefits of a calm mind created by daily meditation assists in a better life.
This was a very apropos topic, considering the card that I pulled today (more on that below), but I do agree with the topic for the guided meditation today. I have noticed that on the days where I do not manage to fit my meditation in during my morning routine, that the day seems harder, longer… and just overall a bit more stressful.
On a side note, something else I’ve noticed is that if I hit the snooze in the morning… I feel way crappier when I get up (and throughout the day) than I do if I just get my ass out of bed when the alarm goes off the first time. I think I’m going to have to ban myself from hitting snooze, or rolling back over for more sleep when I wake up early on a day I don’t need to.
Today’s draw is the Tower card of the Major Arcana. This is a card that is representative of sudden, abrupt, and unavoidable change. I think that a lot of people look at this card and have an immediate “oh shit” moment, and honestly? Me too. Not because I think it is a bad card. I don’t. But, like many people, I hate the process of change. The end result? Probably great… usually great. You adapt and you move on. The process? That shit sucks.
When I look at this card, I see that ‘oh shit’ moment. I see the struggle, as the beavers prepare to fell the tree and the bird that called the tree home grabs what he can and makes a run for it.
What I see isn’t something I see. It’s something I feel when I look at the card, but am unable to pick apart and explain HOW I get there. And that is that evolution is inevitable and required. Shit has to fall apart in order to make way for better shit to come forth. Sometimes? It feels like the end of the world, but like the depression that sometimes nips at my heels and at other times swallows me whole… there IS an end to the chaos, and things always fall back into balance again in the end. The key is to ride it out, and strive to stay safe through the process.
Deck Used: Stolen Child Tarot