Today’s meditation was just under thirteen minutes long and was another guided meditation with interval timer for my piriformis stretches. I’ve also begun adding in some forearm flexor stretches for my right arm, as the muscles have started to seize up from so many hours using the pliers and the repetitive action of the wirework.
The topic of today’s guided meditation was about how to work through difficult emotions such as loneliness, depression, sadness, etc. The key technique that is touched on in this meditation is in remembering that emotions and feelings are temporary. This time of year there’s a lot of people feeling alone, especially considering the pandemic and the restrictions in place around the world right now. Feeling lonely or down is a common reaction to this. They key is to remember it’s not forever, even when it feels like it’s forever. It’s not.
Today’s draw is the Magician, which is traditionally a representation of being in possession of all of the skills, abilities, and tools necessary to reach one’s goals and accomplish one’s ends. It’s about being capable and skilled, resourceful and gifted with what is needed to get the job done.
Like yesterday, there are colors and items in the imagery that stand out to me, but in this case it is more of an aesthetic appeal, as the message that came from the card when it first landed on the table was clear and succinct.
You’ve got this.
It’s the last two days of the holiday rush.
You’ve got this.
DECK USED: KEYMASTER TAROT
Reading Summary: The colors in the first two cards between the aquas and the greens connect the two cards together. These two, connected as they are, recommend that new ideas need time to percolate. Write them down in order to keep track of what needs done, and formulate a plan with Gideon to support you on sticking to it.
The shades of green in the Nine of Pentacles also holds a connection to the Ace of Swords. This is a reminder that now that the end of the holiday rush is at its end, it’s time to turn the mind in a new direction and take time for gratitude, and to acknowledgment of your accomplishments.
Take Away: As silly as it feels to me to need someone to sort of… “police” my activities in order to assure that I get the rest I need this week to recover from the god-awful chaos and exhaustion of the holiday rush… I also know that I’m not able to fully step away without that watchful (and somewhat constant) reminder that I’m not supposed to be working. There are things to get done and I struggle with not doing them as they pop into my head, worried they won’t get done otherwise. I need to make sure I’m writing these things down and making a list I can then work at checking things off on later after I’ve had a few days to recover.
DECK USED: JAPANESE TRADITIONAL TAROT
Mystic Star December Challenge Prompt
Question: What is the best way to share my gifts with those around me?
Reading Summary: Use what you’ve learned (Six of Cups) to inspire and motivate others (Queen of Wands). And allow them to help you (Three of Serpents) when you need help to defeat your own demons and come out on top (Five of Swords).
Take Away: This is about making sure that I respect the give-and-take that happens between myself and others. I always try to give and help, teach and offer… but struggle with taking help in turn. The cards here indicate that I am capable of inspiring others even while I allow others to help me with what I need help with. They are not mutually exclusive.