Today’s meditation was just over eleven minutes long and was another of the guided meditations from the Calm app with added interval timer for my piriformis and forearm stretches.
Today’s topic for the guided part of the meditation was on the theme of “every day is the first day of the rest of your life” and how, when we keep this in mind, whether that’s every day, or every hour, or even every minute, it allows us to sink more firmly into the present and into those things that we want out of life, as opposed to being dragged down and distracted by the troubles and struggles of what came before.
What stands out to me the strongest on this card is the jagged edges on the lightning strikes and how it contrasts so strongly with the soft swirls of the clouds above.
This speaks to me of the unexpected. Sometimes when we do something we don’t expect the repercussions to be as harsh or heavy as they are and it takes us by surprise. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we were treated badly or the consequence was to harsh in relation to the act that got us there… but it means that sometimes we need to think more deeply on what was done and how it affected others.
In other words, what goes up must come down, so choose your battles wisely. Consider how you are effecting others and factor that into your actions. I think we all forget that part sometimes, myself included.
DECK USED: LIVING TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsDec2020 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Which is more important… love or trust?
Reading Summary: Over-indulging (Three of Cups Rx) in generosity (Six of Pentacles) will create a sense of emotional satiation (Nine of Cups), but also a situation where hard work is needed (Eight of Pentacles).
Take Away: Love is one of those things that provides emotional satiation, and trust is something that requires hard work to foster and strengthen.
This is a story about moderation, and it indicates that neither love or trust is more important than the other. Instead, they both have pitfalls and positive influences. They are equally important.
DECK USED: TAROT OF THE HOLY SPECTRUM
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How will I continue with the changes that are happening?
Reading Summary: Be aware that when you are feeling discouraged and down on your luck (Five of Pentacles), your immature emotional reaction (Spirit of Cups) is to fall into your addictions head first (The Devil).
Take Away: They key here is in the awareness of the emotions and understanding that this reaction is immature and that there’s a better way. The Spirit of Cups here indicates not just that immaturity, but also the ability to understand and learn from it, and find a better way to deal with things in the future. One that is more mature and healthier.