Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and focused on the technique of ‘taking a step back’ from your thoughts during meditation, rather than trying to squelch them. This is very similar to how I used to deal with my emotions, and I can see how while in meditation, taking that step back to view your thoughts from the outside can help, as it would keep you from getting wrapped up in them and carried away by them.
I forgot to mention yesterday, but I really liked the part of the meditation where he likened the act of bringing your mind back to the breath (or whatever your focus is) to lifting weights. That the act of meditation and that bringing your focus back to the now is the “reps” that meditation is all about.
The message in this draw is that sometimes shit hits the fan and you feel like the world is coming to an end, but if you just take a step back to gain a bit of perspective and sort out the big picture, a lot of times what seems like the end of the world isn’t as bad as it seems.
Like most people, when things start to fall apart, sometimes I get so focused on the problem I forget to take that step back and look in from the outside. This approach to gaining different perspectives was also the focus of my meditation today, and it repeats again in the Tarot for Growth read I did today as well.
Deck Used: Tarot of the Unknown
Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthNovember
Question: What insight does the universe want to reveal to me at this time?
Reading Summary: If I want success (Six of Stones) in finding a different way to organize my finances (Page of Bones), I’m going to have to keep my eye on the ball (Knight of Plumes) in dealing with the fires of conflict and struggle that are lit along the way (Five of Stones).
Take Away: With L about to walk out on her job any day now, and me considering shifting around my part time jobs as well, there’s a fair bit of uncertainty going on in my finances right now. The message in these cards is that there is definitely going to be some conflict and disruption, but if I stay focused and proactive about the hurdles that come up, it’ll work itself out.