Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long and again touched upon a topic that I’d touched on in my previous day’s post. That is to say that the topic of today’s meditation was in altering how you look at the world and your life.
Again… I don’t think that this message is at all “tone deaf”. Dying patients in hell hole conditions find a way to insert humor (and good humor) into their situation. Destitute people without homes eating out of garbage cans find a way to insert humor (and good humor) into their situation.
People worse off than those complaining about this concept being “tone deaf” manage to insert humor (and good humor) into their situation. It is not tone deaf to encourage people to do something that’s under their control to uplift themselves, no matter what their situation.
I, too, need to work on this. But I think it’s very important to seek out that lighter perspective and work at maintaining it. Yes, things are bad. Really bad. But allowing yourself (or myself) to sink deeper and deeper into a pit of anxiety and despair? It’ll make things so much worse. And so I’m going to do my best to take a breath and seek that lighter side, even if I’m not feeling like it.
Today’s draw is the Page of Zephyrs (aka Page of Swords) which is traditionally a representation of an omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s thoughts, ideas, intellect, and communication.
I often see Pages as the “learners” in the tarot, but what I see here is not learning but retreat in order to self soothe and reflect. Sometimes? In order to work through a problem or find the path forward, you need that time of reflection. A time to consider your options and plan for what’s to come.
That’s what this the message of today’s card. It is about what I need to be doing with my time right now. That is to say, not pushing but planning. Taking time to consider and re-evaluate my options, and those options that will be coming as things change in the future.
DECK USED: STOLEN CHILD TAROT
#TarotForGrowthApril Challenge Prompt
Question: Current state of mind.
Reading Summary: Empowered (The Magician) and on the rise (The Sun) which is putting me in a good place to make some choices (Two of Swords) concerning how to balance self care into the equation (Empress).
Take Away: Over the past week or so I’ve felt a lightening slowly beginning in my mental health. There was the fog that happened in January and the slow climb out of it through February, then the huge struggle and strife of changing life in March and having to find a way to let go of control without losing my mind in the process. But as I’ve begun to find that balance and find a purpose and a focus, my mental health has begun to lift. The cards are a reminder that while I am finding the light, I need to continue to take care of myself and make good choices towards that end.
DECK USED: WHITE SAGE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsApr2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What is the most valuable thing I can do for myself this month?
Reading Summary: Don’t depend on the opinions of others (Three of Cups Rx). Work on healing your own self view (Ten of Swords) and finding contentment in how far you’ve come (Nine of Cups).
Take Away: This is actually an apt time for this to come up after the question in one of yesterday’s reads about how others perceive me and my worry over what might come up in the cards. I was worried that when I drew the cards it would say that people saw me as a know it all. And seriously? I shouldn’t really be worrying about that at all. I do my best to help people. What is the point of having knowledge if you can’t share it to help others?
Anyway… this draw speaks to that fear and letting it go. It’s more important how I feel about myself. It’s what really matters and what I need to work on.
DECK USED: PASTEL RIDER WAITE SMITH TAROT
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I find my confidence?
Intuitive Interpretation: At the moment, nearly everyone is looking for a hand up or a hand out. That’s not unexpected considering what’s going on in the world right now. Everyone needs a little help and there’s not a lot of places to for that help from.
These cards indicate that if I want to foster my confidence at this time, I need let go of my discomfort and shame in asking for help, and instead focus upon working on the unfinished business that I have sitting in the wings so that when the world starts to calm down I can bound forward into that new start all fresh and new and ready to go.