Today’s meditation was supposed to be ten minutes long, but I dozed off and slept through it (and another 30 minutes on top of that). I’ve got the stomach flu and I think my body just said that sleep was more important. I’ll try again at the end of the day when I lie down to go to bed. Then if I fall asleep on accident it’ll be okay.
Today’s draw is the Ten of Swords, which is traditionally about painful endings and finding yourself at the end of a difficult journey with lots of struggle and strife. It can also be a representation of loss, betrayal, or coming out at the end of something feeling crippled in some way.
Honestly? This is such an appropriate card, considering how I’m feeling today. I woke up with an upset stomach and severely painful back today, and even after an Imodium, followed later on after the Imodium started working by dry toast and an ibuprofen? I have still felt really rough throughout the day and it was extremely hard to focus on work.
The message in today’s card is in her position upon the ground, as she looks more in repose than as if she’s been struck down. Today’s card is a reminder to take care of myself and allow myself the rest I need to feel better.
You will be happy to know that I did give myself some rest this morning while waiting for the Imodium to work. I laid down on the bed and had a tel-appointment with my shrink (that I almost forgot that I had today) and I’ve been careful to make sure I eat enough (of only very gentle foods) to keep my blood sugars level even during the worst of the stomach upset.
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#DiscordTarotolicsDec2020 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
The Adjustment card with the Eight of Wands indicates that one should go swiftly towards doing the right thing. Adjustment/Justice is about cause and effect and “the law” (whether that be the laws of nature or the laws of man). The Eight of Wands is about swift action. These cards indicate that it is important to not just do the right thing, but to do so without hesitation.
The Four of Pentacles on its side is what blocks us from this swift action of doing the right thing. The concept of “doing things right” is a concept of control. It’s not about the rule of law (natural or otherwise) but about subjective opinion and control over one’s environment and how things are done. This is not dominant but rather on its side… a blockage. A problem.
Take Away: These cards clearly state that people should care more about doing the right thing than they should about “doing things right”. It is our ego that gets in the way from doing the right thing… and our ego that makes us focus on “doing things right”.