Today’s meditation was twelve minutes long, and focused on the fact that sometimes meditation isn’t peaceful. That is to say that sometimes, there is so much going on in our minds that it isn’t possible to sink into stillness. It also discussed how this is okay.
This is a struggle that everyone deals with, but meditation isn’t about that silent calm. It’s about seeking mindfulness. If that means you don’t reach calm, but you are mindful in those moments of the present and what is going on with you. Then you are still meditating.
I think that’s an important message. A lot of people try meditation and feel that they are failing at it. But the truth is, if you are trying? You are succeeding. It’s not about success, it’s about the journey.
Today’s draw is a double without a jumper, and may I just say…. I’m so happy to be home and able to use the Stolen Child tarot one last time for this purpose before the month shifts to October. I really love this deck.
Ok… on to today’s draw. The draw for today is the Nine of Zephyrs (Swords) and the King of Oak (Pentacles).
The Nine of Zephyrs is an “oh shit” card, and you can see this in the belly-to-the-ground pose of the hare in the card’s imagery. There is a whole lot of uncertainty there, and a sense of a “the sky is falling” mentality. In the traditional meaning for this card (the Nine of Swords) it is much the same. It is a card of overwhelm and anxiety, depression and turmoil in the area of the mind, logic, intellect, and instinct.
The King of Oak’s energy speaks to me of self-possession and abundance. The young king is surrounded by plentiful gifts, and the closing of his eyes in this card does not appear like ignorance so much as like a communion and gratitude. Like with the previous card, my perceptions of this card’s artwork echo the traditional meaning of the card, which is a representation of a projective alpha energy in the area of resources, finances, manifestation, and the physical world. This includes themes that involves wealth, abundance, and stability in the areas of business and finance.
Today’s cards are addressing my cyclical “catastrophe” type thinking concerning my business. This time of year is very stressful for me, for although the dry period that comes each year has come to an end, the pick-up back to the norm takes a little time.
Sometimes it DOES feel like the sky is falling during this time before the holiday rush starts, and I worry that all the preparation will be for naught. The King of Oak is there to tell me that I just need to center myself and keep preparing. He speaks of the fact that I know full well what this cycle I’m in with my business is, and where it will go, and that I will become flush again soon enough as the recovery period flushes out into an abundance of business for the six weeks or so that are my yearly holiday rush.
Deck Used: Stolen Child Tarot