Today’s meditation was skipped. I was just too damned tired.
Today’s draw is the Four of Shells (Cups), which is traditionally a representation of meditative contemplation, taking a pause in which you turn away from external help and look inward, soul-searching, meditation, and at times, apathy and discontent with what is being offered.
I find that the Flower Fortunes card for the day matches this theme in the way that we often forget to pause and appreciate ourselves in the day to day of our lives.
We see the good in others, we evaluate the world around us in the day to day much lie the watchful crane stands still among reeds and evaluates its environment. But when do we take time to actually look at ourselves and truly appreciate ourselves? Not all that often. Instead we look with a critical eye, an apathetic eye, or the eye of someone seeking out their favorite whipping boy.
The message in today’s cards is to take a step back and look at yourself with kindness. Look at yourself with appreciation. Take time to be grateful for yourself. For who you are and what you can do, for the decisions you’ve made and how far you’ve come.
DECK USED: SPIRITSONG TAROT AND FLOWER FORTUNE CARDS
Dragonfly – You’re being given the opportunity to pivot direction into something stronger and happier. Welcome the change and lean into the turn. What you’re seeking is around that corner, you just need to let go and enjoy the ride.
How can I Harness these summer energies for my purpose?
Earthworm – In order to let this change happen you’re going to need to let go. Take a breath, and let the chips fall as they may instead of fighting against it because you’re afraid or uncomfortable. The struggle isn’t needed and is rooted in judgements concerning the discomfort that comes with change.
Where would I be best served in directing these energies throughout the summer months?
Cottonwood – You need to direct this energy into a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm. Don’t let the dread of change and discomfort take away this opportunity. Stretch your self tall, explore… look at it as an adventure. Something fun and interesting instead of something to fear.
DECK USED: PRAIRIE MAJESTY ORACLE
#ConnectWithYourDeckChallenge by E Roebuck-Jones
Question: How can I improve upon how I spend my time?
Reading Summary: More focus on what I’m doing, less distraction (Ace of Acorns). Increase your gratitude practices, for they help you feel more fulfilled as a whole (Nine of Shells). Seek out time with Gideon which allows for both emotional growth as well as a sense of emotional security (King of Shells).
Take Away: Everything looks back to the Ace of Acorns, meaning that whatever I’m doing, no matter what it is, I need to make sure that I am leaning into focusing on that thing instead of allowing multiple different things to tap in and distract me, splintering my focus.
This is something that has been happening quite a lot lately, and only I can make the changes and choices that will allow me to get past this splintering of focus and back to somewhere more solid and productive.
DECK USED: SPIRIT SONG TAROT
I allowed myself not to give a fuck about my mother being pissed off that I fell asleep on her when she was on the phone.