Today’s meditation was just over ten minutes long, and was a guided meditation from the Calm app. There was no interval timer because I did not do my piriformis stretches today.
The focus of today’s meditation was on using your own actions to make the world a better place. It spoke on something that I believe really strongly in, which is that it isn’t through massive acts of generosity or goodness that makes the biggest difference in the world, but rather it is those that consistently practice small acts of kindness and positivity.
Sometimes? A smile is enough to lift what feels like the weight of the world off a stranger’s shoulders, allowing that smile to spread from you to them… and from them to others. Sometimes allowing someone to step in front of you in line at the store is enough to lighten a stranger’s heart enough that they then in small ways lighten the hearts of others throughout the day. By being a good person, you encourage others to do the same, and they then encourage others as well.
Today’s draw is the Five of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of the Five of Cups, which is traditionally a representation of disillusionment, apathy, pessimism, and regret. It is about feelings that go beyond the detachment of the Four of Cups and slip into true feelings of disappointment of one form or another.
What stands out to me the strongest in the imagery of this card today is the little beetle creature offering the figure it’s sphere. The tilt of the head and down-slope of what appears to be ears makes the impression of imploring the figure to please take what is offered and the hope it will please them.
And yet the figure turns away from even this heartfelt offer, focusing instead upon what has been spilled upon the floor to the point that nothing else can break through to lift their spirits.
Like the COTD from the other day, this is a reminder not to focus on the little stuff and let it ruin the big picture. It can if you let it. Something as small as a sliver or a hangnail can decimate a spectacularly beautiful day… if you let it. So don’t let it.
DECK USED: PAULINA TAROT
LionHart’s Mercury Retrograde Tarot Challenge Prompt
Question: What can I do today that will help my future self?
Reading Summary: Take things on from the long term perspective (The Hanged One) of being able to look back upon yourself and your life later on (Judgement) with pride and a sense of accomplishment (Leader of Cups).
Take Away: The fact that this reading ends in the Leader of Cups here indicates that what is being said here is a need to focus on what makes me happy and not just what I can accomplish or be good at or succeed at. It’s a reminder that success comes in many different forms, and I need to make sure whatever form I chase, it’s one that provides emotional satisfaction.
DECK USED: MESQUITE TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsFeb2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Where does your self-worth come from?
Take Away: It’s about experience and learning what you can handle, survive, move on from, and make work. Sometimes life has felt like it’s going to break me. Tear me down and toss me into the trash. And yet, I rise from these challenges due to the choices I have made. Changes happen, fear happens, but it’s where you go from there that really matters.
DECK USED: PAULINA TAROT
I am still feeling really good about my decision to change going to the post office to today instead of Friday. Although I did run into a few problems while I was out that way, it was not as harrowing as I felt it might have been and now that I’m back home again, I feel this huge sense of relief and comfort that it’s done.