Today’s meditation was just under eleven minutes long and was one of the guided meditations with interval timer that focuses on fostering love and light, first toward yourself, then towards your loved ones, and eventually expanding that energy outward to the world at large and all that are within it.
It’s funny, because I always do pretty well when it comes to the first two, but at the last one I stumble a bit. It’s not that I don’t understand the concept of spreading love and light around the world… it’s that I dislike the feeling of expelling free-flowing energy without a boundary or tether to myself. So, I feel that this preference ends up limiting my “reach” when it comes to trying to do this sort of exercise.
This isn’t so much a “can’t” as a preference. I feel that I touch other’s lives in a wide variety of different positive ways. Through my interactions both in person and online, through my work and the jewelry I make that I then send out into the world, and through all of the different small things I do each day for others. I just don’t feel that that fully open and free flowing energy is one of those ways that suits me best.
Today’s draw is is the Knight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of an active beta energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s intellect, thoughts, communication, and instincts. This often translates into impulsivity, ambition, and all-or-nothing thinking.
What stands out in the imagery of this card today is the figure in the foreground with his staff and helmet. Impulsivity is one of the key themes of the Knight of Swords, and look at that… this guy in the imagery is so raring to go that he forgot to put his pants on.
I’m pretty sure that pants are of key importance when going into battle. In fact, I’d venture to guess that there are very few battles out there that you’d be keen to be without them.
The message in today’s card is to make sure you’re prepared. Take the time and the forethought to prepare properly and have yourself in full gear before you step out the door into the fray. In other words? Don’t forget your pants.
DECK USED: HUSH TAROT
Reading Summary: Forced departure from a simpler perception (Three of Swords). Unpredictable and uncontrollable outcomes overlapping the application of thoughtful experimentation. Trust your gut to make the right choices (Seven of Cups).
Take Away: You need to accept that sometimes? There’s just no way to avoid pissing people off or tripping over someone’s triggers. It happens and it’s not always your fault… sometimes it’s no one’s fault at all. It’s just how the chips fall. As long as you’re making the best decisions you can with the info you have available, and trusting your gut when it demands to override logic? Then you’re doing just fine.
DECK USED: SCIENCE TAROT
#DiscordTarotholicsSep2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: What lessons can Libra season (which begins on the 23rd) teach me this year?
Reading Summary: Sometimes when things feel out of control or off kilter (Wheel of Fortune) you spend too much time spinning your wheels (Knight of Spades) which, if allowed to go on for too long (Seven of Diamonds), can result in stressful situations rising up to smack you in the face (Dog in the Seven of Diamonds).
Take Away: So my lesson for Libra season is that it’s okay to procrastinate, but only so long as you don’t procrastinate for so long that it creates problems. I’ve been really struggling with the whole procrastination thing over the past couple of weeks, and the cards keep reassuring me that it’s okay. Here, I’m given a reminder that it’s only okay for a while… not forever. I need to learn where that line is.
DECK USED: TAROT OF REINCARNATION
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I better accept myself, including my faults?
Reading Summary: Judge yourself as you would others (Judgement), take your time because it takes time to get there (Knight of Coins), and don’t be so defensive (Nine of Wands).
Take Away: The cards here outline three separate keys that work together in helping me accept myself and my faults better.
Key 1) Judge yourself as you would others. I am so much nicer to others in my judgements than I am on myself. I know this, and I have been trying to be more forgiving, but I understand I still have a long way to go.
Key 2) Take your time because it takes time to get there. Everything work having is worth working for, and a lot of those things also require patience in order to earn them. I’m often far too impatient with myself, and this is why I push myself so hard. The Knight of Wands is all about forward motion and patience.
Key 3) Don’t be so defensive. This isn’t something that I necessarily show all that often externally. But there are times when my faults show through and are called out on… that I feel very defensive and hurt on the inside about it. I need to remember that everyone has faults and that’s not just allowed but okay.