On the Path of Emotional Growth

Today’s meditation was skipped because I laid down to do it… and dozed off.   So, yeah.  it just didn’t end up done.  Perhaps before bed.

The Destiny Deck - Page of CupsToday’s draw is the Page of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of the learning process embedded within the experience of creativity, the exploration of one’s emotions, and the possibilities that are born from curiosity.

Something I’ve found from working with this deck for a bit is that I don’t find it especially inspiring for intuitive reading.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful and I have clients that absolutely love it… it just doesn’t do much for me personally.

So… I will take the message from the card itself rather than anything that stands out to me in the imagery of the card.

Above all else? The Page of Cups resonates with me when I think of the emotional growth I’ve been going through over the past year.  The process of allowing my motions to breathe and exist, the learning of words to express them. and finding a way to be more open with others concerning my emotions… and open with myself about them.   This growth process has not been easy, but I look back and realize now that I’ve made progress… even as I have a long way further left to go.

DECK USED:  THE DESTINY DECK

The Radical Love Tarot Challenge Prompt
Topic
:  Invisible wounds
Question
: What invisible wounds help in feeding my depression?

Tarot Skrytých Světů

Reading Summary: I deal with a lot of conflict (Seven of Wands) dealing with the contrast between how I was taught to deal with the world and my responsibilities (Page of Swords), and the new path I have been working to establish (Ten of Swords).

Take Away:  I’ve spent a long ass time treating myself like crap and beating myself up both as I push myself to do too much and then berating myself for not doing even more. The wounds from my past that taught me this way of doing things are still there, even as I try to turn things around and do them differently now.  These wounds help feed my depression, although are surely not the only thing that does.

DECK USED:  TAROT SKRYTÝCH SVĚTŮ (SHADOWSCAPES TAROT CZECH EDITION)

#DiscordTarotolicsFeb2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic
:  Draw or write something free form inspired by the card(s).

The Destiny DeckWhen walking along one’ s path
through the journey of life
we focus on the journey
and try to avoid strife.
But when it comes
we must rise to the challenge
and push back against those
that try to take vantage.
Through this process
we learn and grow
and the path we take
becomes our unique flow.

DECK USED:  THE DESTINY DECK

Daily Self Kindness

I allowed myself to let loose and drown today.  ❤️

Gideon’s Challenge

Nature’s Whispers

Sit down and relax
among the trees
and moss that
covers everything
And in the stillness
that is not still
and the silence
that is not silent
feel the whispering
of secrets
within every frond
and each branch
as cool damp air
kisses the skin
and tiny rustles
speak of playful sprites.

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