Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and I had a little bit of an issue focusing during the last couple of minutes, so it was really something like seven minutes long.
I did manage a decent first seven minutes though, and the discussion for the guided meditation was about setting intentions at the end of your meditation practice that you carry with you into the rest of your day.
I do this through the card that I draw prior to lying down for my meditation. The daily draw posted here on my blog becomes my intention for the day. It is the positive message to focus on throughout my day and help me in fostering perspective.
Today’s draw is the Ace of Zephyrs (Ace of Swords) which is a representation of new beginnings, opportunity, potential, and “the seed” of a start in the area of the mind, intellect, thoughts, logic, communication, and instinct. This can often be expressed within the theme of new ideas and potential success, breakthroughs that create opportunity for growth, and mental clarity.
When I look at the artwork on today’s card, what I see is not just the brain in the center and the wings that, to me, symbolize the taking flight of new ideas, but the eye above in the center of the crescent moon speaks to me of intuition. I do not usually associate intuition with the suit of swords, as to me it is more of a water element. But here in -this- card, I see intuition. I see intuition bleeding into the mind, creating inspiration.
The snail in the lower left hand corner of the card also speaks to me. It indicates that although intuition blends into intellect to create inspiration, sometimes that inspiration is going to need time to percolate and coalesce in order to become something of use.
Sometimes, you have to sit on your budding ideas for a bit and let them grow before you can act on them.