Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was again done in the shower. Mostly, I’ve just felt really drawn to needing a touch of quiet and the shower meditation allows me to find that space of quiet so much easier.
I know that you worry when I do my shower meditation that I’m sinking into that dark pit again, but sometimes…. it just feels good. A balm of calm to ease the nerves for a bit. That’s what it feels like. And sometimes… I just need it.
Today’s draw is the Six of Swords, which (among other things) is a representation of transitions and letting go in the areas of intellect and communication. This often expresses itself in themes to do with moving on to greener pastures and leaving difficulties behind in the past.
The appearance of the Six of Swords today is a reminder that it is important to not always look at change with doom and gloom and dread, because sometimes change is a good thing and can lead to a better place.
Like most people, I have an aversion to change, as I expect it to always be a change for the worse, but the fact is that there is just as much positive transition going on in our lives as there is negative. We simply do not acknowledge the positive change as change, because in the case of positive transitions there is a sense of seeking and welcome involved. Imagine just how amazingly freeing would it feel if we could look at all change in that way.
Deck Used: Slow Tarot
Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthNovember
Question: How can I better release my anxieties?
Reading Summary: When my anxieties are getting the best of me, sometimes it is best to step away (Eight of Cups) and seek out the high road (Queen of Coins). This is especially true when I’m in the middle of making important decisions (Seven of Cups), in which case a step away (Eight of Cups) and some time to find that place of stability and strength (Queen of Coins) can assist me in getting a better view on all of the choices available and making the right decisions for me (Seven of Cups) as well as give me the space I need to plan the next steps forward (Three of Wands).
Take Away: I kind of talked myself in a loop up there, but yeah. Essentially this is indicating that when I’m feeling anxiety, it can often mean I am just too close to the problem and it’s inhibiting my ability to make choices and create a stable plan. If I want to release that anxiety, I need to give it some space and approach from a place of inner stability and strength.