Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused on the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which is is a term that is used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile.
This was interesting, and more so because just yesterday Becca put up a video about finding one’s legacy in life, which is a similar concept, because I think if you discover and foster your Ikigai, you are building that legacy.
As I said in Becca’s video last night, I don’t really have any family I connect with other than my twin sister and my mother, and I sincerely doubt I will have a very significant legacy in any direct way. I think my legacy will be in a more esoteric way… and delivered through those things that make up my ikigai.
That is to say, the things I do, the interactions I have, the things that I create… they are like little pebbles dropped in a pond, creating ripples that spread outward. Sometimes these ripples rock boats along the way and influencing other things in some small ways, sometimes the ripples join with other’s ripples and become waves of change beneath the water and upon the shore. That is my legacy.
My intuitive reaction to these cards a carry over from the messages in yesterday’s Self Care reading. I need to take some time for myself to seek out the things I enjoy and the small pleasures in life, I need to pay attention to them and really sink into them while I can. Because, by doing so during this time, I will be nourishing myself and thus preparing myself for the change to come (the busy season starting next month).
(Side note… I think the reason that I ended up with so many jumpers and doubles in yesterday’s Self Care spread is that they were seeking to provide clarity and make sure I couldn’t misinterpret the cards and sway them in a “preferred direction”. They are essentially saying “you’re not listening, so lets spell it out for you”.)
Deck Used: Halloween Tarot
Another #TarotForGrowthOctober prompt.
Question: Where may I benefit from a new perspective?
Reading Summary: (Noting that I am being stalked by the Six of Cups recently.) Emotions concerning past experiences (Six of Cups) and habits learned that need to be changed (Page of Swords) concerning working with others (Three of Pentacles).
Take Away: Sometimes you need other’s abilities, knowledge, and expertise to get things done (and done well). I’ve had some bad experiences when it comes to working with others, and it pollutes my perceptions of the process and my feelings concerning doing so in the future. The cards are telling me that I need to consider a new perspective, and work at getting to a place where I would be open to trying again sometime in the future.