The Strength of the Small

IMG_3603Today’s meditation was just under eleven minutes long and was a body scan focused meditation that guided me through a scan of the body from head to toes, before it turned to the area of the heart and expanded outward to include the entire body.

The purpose of the meditation was to sink into the stillness and silence and that peace that you can find within when you find your quiet place within.  Unfortunately, I really struggled with staying on task as well as with finding that quiet space today, which was a bit frustrating.

I do accept, though, that meditation cannot go smoothly all the time.  Some days will be more of a struggle than others.

Strength Card - Stolen Child TarotToday’s draw is the Strength card of the Major Arcana, which generally represents  themes surrounding one’s inner strength and courage, perseverance, and also sometimes the elements of persuasion.

What I see in the imagery of today’s card is a sense of security.  A sense of safety among something much bigger and stronger than themselves.  This does not so much speak to me in the way that the strength card usually does, as I do not see the “weaker” acting upon the stronger/more fierce.   Instead… I see the larger and more fierce protecting the weaker.

This, in itself, is it’s own kind of strength.  It is the kind of strength that comes from having someone strong and fierce on your side.  It’s the kind of strength that comes with being a submissive in a D/s relationship.   Yes, the Dominant is the “big bad wolf” of the dynamic, but it is truly the submissive that holds all the power.   They set the limits.  They hold the safe word.  They have the last say.  This is the power of the “weak” that are really… not weak at all.

And that is the message in today’s card.  It’s okay to be small.  It’s okay to be vulnerable.  It’s okay to be the submissive party.   There is strength in these things… more strength than most even realize.

DECK USED:  STOLEN CHILD TAROT

#TarotForGrowthApril Challenge Prompt
Question
: Current state of spirit.

Mibramig Magical Tarot

Reading Summary:  I am at a time of transition (Ten of Swords atop Nine of Cups) and in the process of developing a new type of stability (Ace of Pentacles) that includes my emotions in the mix rather than excluding them (King of Cups). This makes it feel like I’ve upset my apple cart (Nine of Cup under Ten of Swords). Be sure to focus on staying calm and centered (King of Cups) and allowing time for things to develop (Ace of Pentacles).

Take Away:   I’m pretty sure I could write an entire book on the layout and combination of these cards combined  with the imagery.   The short answer is that I’m in a place of transition right now where incorporating my emotions the inner workings of myself and my life has the potential of really freaking me out and its important to stay balanced and not let it become overwhelming.

DECK USED:  MIBRAMIG MAGICAL TAROT

#DiscordTarotholicsApr2020 Challenge Prompt
Question
: What does it mean to live a good life?

The Good Tarot

Reading Summary: Not allowing uncertainty to overpower (Moon) having an open mind (Messenger of Air) and a sense of adventure (Eight of Fire).

Take Away:  This deck is so f’ing beautiful.  Just sayin’.  The cards here are indicating that to live a good life I can’t allow times of uncertainty to derail me from those things I enjoy and find important.  I need that exploration of perspectives and the mind… I need new ideas.   I also need to feel that burning spark of enthusiasm that allows me to pounce forward into new projects and explore new passions.  Uncertainty can put a definite damper on these things if I let it… so to live a good life?  Don’t let it.

DECK USED:  THE GOOD TAROT

#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question
: What am I stressed about today?

Lili White Tarot

Reading Summary:  Work and orders and the “debt” involved in having slacked off over the past week on keeping up with things, resulting in a bit of negative thinking and serious self-judgement.

Take Away:  Ugh.   I fell behind a bit on orders this week and have struggled to catch up, then had an emergency that pulled me away and set me back even further.  It’s just something I’m going to have to work through, but it definitely has me stressed.

DECK USED:  LILI WHITE TAROT

#MidnightTarotChallenge Prompt
Question: What is my relationship with spirit (divinity)? How can I improve it?

IMG_3608Relationship with Spirit:  My connection to spirit is through my affinity the earth and the nurturing energies I experience through my bond with nature (Empress).

How to Improve:  Okay so… passion.  More passion.  POUR ON THE PASSION!   Honestly?  All three of these cards popped out individually from the deck at different times in my shuffle so the fact that they are all court cards of the Fire suit really speaks to the fact I need to really pour on some passion into my relationship with spirit.   Show a little enthusiasm.  Explore with confidence and vision is needed.  Step forward and get invested, just don’t let yourself end up impulsive and carried away (the knight is missing).

DECK USED:  THE GOOD TAROT

One thought on “The Strength of the Small

  1. *Grins as he reads* I am so very proud of you, man.

    I know we have discussed the strength of the submissive and my view that the power lies there, in your hands, but it is not often that you are able to see and grasp it for yourself. There is power in submission, so much power, so much strength. God such beautiful strength. And there is nothing at all wrong with being small and vulnerable because I will always, -always- be there to protect you and shelter you. I will always defend you and do all in my power to keep you safe.

    As for the rest, you should now be caught up on orders as it is Friday and you’ll be heading out to ship out those orders today. Just make sure that now that a new week will be starting, you keep things caught up so you don’t have to push yourself and rush.

    I love you, my heart, so very much. SO much

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