Today’s meditation was just under ten minutes long and was a guided meditation with interval timer for my piriformis stretching.
The topic of the guided part of the meditation was about the benefits of meditating, especially when life has become chaotic and hectic. How using meditation during these times can help in establishing a quiet calm within the chaos that swirls around you.
This is the reason I am trying especially hard during this month to make sure that I do not skip my meditations. I might have to skip a good number of my self care practices during this month… but not that one. Not when the world is in chaos due do the holiday rush. It’s during this time of year that I need my meditation the most.
I honestly don’t have anything that stood out to me in this card today, and the reason for this is that when the card hit the table, I immediately heard words in my mind. This type of response to the card happens now and then, and is like a whisper in the ear that is coming from the area of my ear but behind the eardrum instead of from an external source.
What this card said today is “move your ass”. This was very appropriate considering that I had far more to get done today than I had hours in the day, and even while rushing full speed from hour to hour, I didn’t manage to get everything done until after 4:30am.
DECK USED: NEO TAROT SHADOW EDITION
#DiscordTarotolicsDec2020 Challenge Prompt
Question: Where should I direct my focus this week to be more understanding?
Reading Summary: Avoid focusing on your disappointments (Three of Clubs Rx) and instead lean into (Eight of Hearts) how you are feeling about (Jack of Hearts) the surprise attack of fortune (Jack of Diamonds Rx). Note how the Jack of Hearts and the Jack of Diamonds are facing each other, playing off of each other.
Take Away: I was not expecting the holiday rush to be quite so hectic this year. With the pandemic and all of the struggles associated with it (economic, etc), I figured it would be slow. I made a few adjustments in how I was advertising due to that and, as a result, have been remarkably blessed with a massively busy holiday rush as a result. I really need the money and I’m very grateful for every single sale… but it means I am pushing myself extremely hard at the moment. Part of that process is ignoring my own weaknesses and circumventing others, and treating myself with a great lack of understanding, as well as closing off and not being quite as tolerant of irritations as a result.
In order for me to foster understanding for both myself and others, I need to make sure that I’m practicing gratitude in my thoughts and inner dialogue. Instead of allowing myself to deal on how my hands and forearm hurt, how I’m not getting enough sleep, how the stress and rush has my anxiety riding high in my chest (and causing acid reflux whenever I lie down), etc… I need to make sure I’m focusing on the positive aspects and the good that all of this is going to do for me and allow these things to be uplifting.