Today’s meditation was just over eleven minutes long, and was one of the Calm app guided meditations with an interval timer added in for my piriformis stretches. I’m actually a bit surprised I managed to do the meditation today since I slept when I got home from the farm today. The girls gave me a bit of space, though and it was nice.
The focus of today’s meditation was about taking a pause when in the middle of reacting to something so that you can react in a better, calmer, more focused manner rather than just lashing out or popping off. The method in teaching to focus on the pause was to pay attention to that moment of pause between one’s inhales and exhales. That moment when one turns to the other. It reminded me of how I calm when I am crying and it has gotten out of control.
Although this type of emotional outburst is extremely rare (I think the last time was when Meanie died), it has happened. When it happens and I’m worked up and breathing hard and bawling, I calm my self by hitching in a breath and holding it. Letting the stillness of the silent lack of air to create a pause. Done repeatedly, it can help immensely in bringing things back under control. This is apparently something I have done since I was a toddler.
Today’s draw is the Page of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of a receptive omega energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s thoughts, intellect, education, communication, and instincts.
Creative thinking and the expansion of one’s consciousness and intellect is the theme of the Page of Swords. Here in this imagery we see the classic figure holding a sword, but without the experience and confidence (and attire, in this case) to wield it efficiently. She has much to learn yet, and the opportunity before her to learn it.
Combined with the Flower Fortune card for today, which states “Your wish will come true”, what we see here is a message that when you put your focus on learning what you need to learn and expanding in the direction you want to go in, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Sometimes that means you need more education, or more experience, or need to explore things more in depth to find the path to those wishes and goals… but where there’s a will there’s a way. As long as you’re willing to put in the work to learn, to expand, and even fail and try again… you will eventually succeed.
DECK USED: THE HEROINE TAROT AND FLOWER FORTUNE CARDS
Raven Willow Tarot’s Emotional Exploration Prompt
Questions for May 19th & 20th
In this life, admiration often feels like a form of reassurance that things are headed in the right direction and your skills are continuing to improve. Anything you put your effort into, it is through the admiration of others that we discover sometimes just how big a feat what we’ve learned and accomplished actually is. It’s easy to discount our progress when left without that external input to help us realize how far we’ve come, and in turn sometimes encourage us to keep going.
How can I better enhance admiration in my life?
Three of Cups, Six of Swords, Ace of Wands
In order to enhance admiration in your life, it’s important to continue to share your work with others. Sometimes it is only through their eyes that you can see your own progress. Keep trying out new things and pursuing new interests and passions, for it is only through this pursuit of new methods and ideas, and the exploration of new techniques and concepts, that we can continue to grow and advance in our skills and abilities.
DECK USED: LOVE AND MYSTERY TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsMay2021 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question: Can achieving nothing make a person happy?
Take Away: The answer laid out within these cards is a “No”.
Although people can be content and comfortable without achievement, without a past filled with memories to look back upon and enjoy, or a future filled with hopes and dreams to look forward to, there can be no joy and thus no true happiness.
DECK USED: THE HEROINE TAROT
I had a good sleep after getting home from the farm today. I also dismantled my (very rusted) barbecue on the balcony and got rid of it. After the power washing of the exterior of the building (including my balcony) next month, I’ll go shopping for a new one to replace it. I want to get something a bit smaller next time.