Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused on how sometimes gifts come in the form of what you shed or release, rather than what you gain, and how that is one of the things about meditation practice that is of great value.
What they mean by this is that the gift that meditation gives you isn’t always an increase in focus or an advancement of some kind, it’s in the releasing of stress and the decrease of anxiety, etc.
I think that this view is a lot like the view that I have of the negative incidents and people in my past. It’s a “look for the silver lining” approach. This is not to negate though, as I think it’s a very good point and good practice to get into. Life is better and there is better perspective within it when you can accept that even the bad things that happen to you have value.
Today’s draw is the Queen of Wands, which is a representation of a receptive alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s passions, drive, and ambitions. This theme portrays itself with independence, confidence, and determination. The Queen of Wands is ambitious and knows how to get what she wants and go after what she believes is hers.
What I see in today’s card is encouragement. It’s appearance today is there to boost my self confidence, which wavered a bit when the less-than whisper came during the recent drop. The Queen of Wands has arrived to remind me that I am strong and passionate, and if they don’t like me? Fuck’em.
I’ll try to take her message to heart, although I’m not quite far enough out of the post-drop tenderness for it to really sink in at the current moment.
Deck Used: Dark Mansion Tarot
Another #TarotForGrowthOctober prompt.
Question: Where may I need to shake things up?
Take Away: Ok, so I had a really hard time with this last drop. Yes it was massive, but it went beyond that, because for the first time in a long time, I completely shut down rather than allowing myself to deal with it. And honestly? My perception and feelings about it were different this time too, leaning far more to the negative. I focused on those negatives rather than on the vulnerability and inner worries and fears, which didn’t help things.
This new perspective isn’t a healthy one, and isn’t healthy for me at all. This isn’t the first time I’ve drowned so deep, or had such a massive drop afterward. But I didn’t handle it well at all this time, and I need to look at approaching the drop and the emotions surrounding it from a different mindset in the future so that I don’t go back there again.