Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was a guided meditation that focused on how it’s okay to be kind to yourself about missing meditation practice now and then… and how it is important to not look at your meditation practice as some kind of chore or task.
When it is looked at as a chore or task, then it becomes something you “have” to do, and something you can then more easily resent or get burned out on. If we instead seek to see meditation as a moment of kindness to ourselves and a “break” from the world at large, then meditation becomes a reprieve and a retreat… something that we feel eager to experience each day.
I needed this advice, and I like the idea of looking at my meditation practice as a retreat and a reprieve from the everyday.
Today’s draw is a double without a jumper, which means that both cards jumped out of the deck together as one. The cards in today’s draw are the Nine of Swords and the Three of Swords. Both of these cards themes deal with agonizing over different aspects, and it is that theme that I feel is the message in today’s draw.
The appearance of these cards in today’s draw is a message about being too much in my head and allowing that to take over. The whole water issue in my building has really got me stressed out and I’m trying to stay calm about it, but especially after the collapse yesterday and the kid getting caught under the debris…. I’m just not dealing well.
Hell, I dreamed about her dying last night and me pulling her dead body out of the debris instead of a live and bawling little girl, traumatized and with broken arm, but otherwise okay.
I’m so lucky that the water didn’t really spread that far into my unit, just a bit in the kitchen, but it seems that the worry over what’s going on next door is really getting to me and I need to relax and let it go. Everyone is okay… and it’s going to be okay.
DECK USED: THE EFFLORESCENT TAROT (COLOR EDITION)
#TarotForGrowthJanuary Challenge Prompt
Question: How can I manage or release those expectations and leave room for growth?
Take Away: The expectation from yesterday is that working with that new depth of emotion discovered last fall should be easy for me. It’s not an expectation of the work, but rather an expectation of myself that I should be capable enough to deal with it without issue or problem. It’s unrealistic, and I know that.
The cards in this read indicate that in order to release those expectations and leave room for growth, I need to accept it is not something I’m going to be able to do on my own, and I need not just be willing to ask for help… but actually do the asking instead of pushing myself to say “I’ve got this” and trying to struggle through it alone.
DECK USED: FEY TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsJan2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Do Spread #4
Reading Summary: OOPS CRAP… I did Spread #5 So I will interpret this one for today, and then do Spread #4 next week in place of the one I’m doing today.
Card 1 – Too much focus on my business and the focus upon my goals concerning stability and financial independence.
Card 2 – I need to take more time in meditation and personal reflection, so that I can connect deeper and move beyond surface and/or superficial focal points. The tarot has more to offer me than it can provide when limited to those topics.
Card 3 – I try to hard to empower my client during their reading, and that can sometimes cause the message to become diluted and thus do the opposite of what was intended.
Take Away: When reading for myself… look deeper. Use my meditation as a tool to find those deeper threads and follow them into deeper waters of my life and psyche. The cards are essentially saying that I’ve fallen into a bit of a rut.
When reading for others, remember that sometimes the message being conveyed needs to be blunt and/or sharp in order to really drill down into the mind of the client. Sometimes providing explanation does not assist in empowerment, but is a detriment to it.
DECK USED: GOLDEN ART NOUVEAU TAROT
Question: What do I need for a successful year?
Reading Summary: Impassioned focus upon my goals (Princess of Staves) will overcome adversity (Five of Swords) and allow me to find a more stable center for pursuit of my ambitions (King of Staves), even in times of struggle (Five of Coins).
Take Away: The things that I want to accomplish this year are going to require going through a good deal of strife and struggle along the way. In order to succeed and move through these issues, I need to hold tight to my exploratory spark in relation to my passions and work at keeping that spark not just lit and alive, but also stable and controlled.