Today’s meditation was just under twelve minutes long, and was a guided meditation with the Calm app, combined with a interval timer for my piriformis stretching.
The focus of today’s meditation was (again) about focusing on the present instead of getting distracted by thoughts of the past and the future. My favorite part of today’s meditation, though, was in the shift from focusing on the breath to focusing on the hands and dissecting the experience of each fingertip, finger, palm, backs of the hands, etc. I find this type of meditation very soothing.
Today’s draw is the King of Coins, which is traditionally a representation of a projective Alpha energy, personality, or person in the area of one’s finances, resources, home, health, manifestations, and the physical realm. This often translates in to themes that have to do with responsibility, stability, and financial acumen, as well as solid, grounded authority figures.
Looking at the affirmation card, it brings up the whole “pushing and striving” thing, and this is something that I do a lot. Like… a lot. When it comes to my own work and goals, I am a relentless son of a bitch. A slave driver. I know this, and I’ve been working to ease up on myself lately.
The combination of these two cards today is a reminder that it’s possible to both be responsible and successful, even while not pushing yourself until you’re grinding yourself down to a nub. It’s okay to not push so hard. You’ll still get where you’re going, it might just take a little longer to get there. But that extra time? It won’t be wasted, because you’ll enjoy the journey a great deal more.
DECK USED: JOIE DE VIRVE TAROT AND LESS ANXIETY AFFIRMATION CARDS
Take into consideration what others want from you. This doesn’t mean you have to do it (whatever “it” may be)… but it means that you at least have an idea of what expectations are out there. Then you can choose your own path while being better informed.
In what way am I asked to honor my current feelings?
The sun and Knight of Coins
Fostering feelings of freedom and fun are important. Take some time to have some fun, and don’t worry so much about if your responsibilities and obligations are moving slowly. They’re still moving.
DECK USED: ANECDOTES TAROT
The Four of Cups connects to the Eight of Cups through the blue hues, reinforcing the desire to just walk away from the issue and be apathetic about it rather than confronting things.
The Knight of Coins then connects to the Devil through the yellow, indicating that I need to make sure that I’m being responsible and not letting my temptation get the better of me.
Take Away: Don’t play into that “oh fuck it” mentality when you’ve put so much money on the line for these glasses. Do the hour a day test run with them, and then report in if the issue with the short distance vision is still there at the end of things. They have an obligation to get them right, and if that means they have to be sent in to adjust the lenses? Then that’s what needs to happen.
DECK USED: JOIE DE VIRVE TAROT
I have now meditated over a week now, and I’d like to take a moment to actually show what the meditation does for me. A measurable, visible thing it actually does for me and proof that it is helping, and does work, even when I feel like it’s sometimes a waste of time.