Today’s meditation was just under twelve minutes long and was a guided meditation from the Calm app with interval timer for my piriformis and forearm stretches. Yes, I started back up with the extra forearm flexor stretches, as giving it a break seems to have instead of letting it rest… given it the opportunity to tighten up more.
The topic of today’s meditation is about the importance of acknowledging and accepting that there is more in the world that we can see and understand. It’s like that Shakespeare Hamlet quote “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
I don’t necessarily think secular people are “wrong” or that their view isn’t just as valid as anyone else’s, but I feel that, like everyone in the world, we need to understand that there’s more out there than we can possibly hope to comprehend, whether it is a part of our personal dogma or not.
Today’s draw is the Six of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of generosity, and the give and take of charity. This representation is ruled by balance (thus the scales often depicted on the Six of Pentacles), and is both about the giving of those more fortunate, and the acceptance of that generosity by those less fortunate.
What really stands out to me in this card today isn’t in the imagery (which is stunning, as always, in this deck). It’s in the words upon the scroll at the bottom. The words “Material Success” are used as a prompt for the card, and I feel that this is… short sighted. It encourages one to focus on only one side of that balance that this card’s message is truly about.
“Spread the Wealth” is definitely the message that I get from this card today, through the image that is then strongly reinforced by the words at the bottom.
I think sometimes we all forget how fortunate we are. I know that I do sometimes. But even at my worst, living in a car and struggling on the streets, I still had things to be grateful for, and ways that I was able to reach out and help others less fortunate than myself. That outreach is important… and there are many ways to pay forward your good fortune than through monetary means.
DECK USED: HEAVEN & EARTH TAROT
LionHart’s Elements Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: What should I know or keep in mind as I go after my dreams and goals?
Reading Summary: You have to rest now and then (Four of Crystals), no matter how enthusiastic you are feeling to explore new things (Page of Wicks) or you will burn yourself out and open yourself up to the slippery slope of depression (Three of Crystals).
Take Away: Dreams and goals are meant to be pursued and explored, but it’s important to remember to take breaks and rest now and then along the way. The pace you set is your own, and there’s no deadline to be had. Don’t risk your emotional stability and well-being by pushing too hard and not giving yourself the rest you need. That rest is extremely important to keep everything in balance.
DECK USED: EARTH BONES TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicJan2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: What do you actually deserve? (Built off yesterday’s cards)
Reading Summary: You deserve to leave behind the negative lessons of the past (Six of Cups Rx) and rule your roost with strength and confidence (The Emperor) with Gideon there at your side to support (King of Cups).
Take Away: Strength and Happiness. This is about finding stability and confidence in myself instead of allowing my past to creep in and whisper in my ear those negative inner naratives that always try to tear me down. I deserve to live a life without those influences weakening my foundation. And I deserve Gideon there beside me, supporting me along the way, each and every day as I move forward into the future.