Today’s meditation was just over twelve minutes long, and was the eighth installment of the Foundations II series on the Balance app. The main focus of today’s meditation was about posture and the benefits good posture can provide during meditation.
Honestly? Good posture is important all the time, not just during meditation. You see those elderly that walk funny, have a hump between their shoulders, or are in a perpetual slouch position even when trying to stand straight? That is the results of poor posture. Your body gets stuck in those positions, and eventually you can’t get out of them.
I often see people not work on their posture because it’s uncomfortable, or boring, or “useless” and I wonder how the chronic pain will effect them as they reach their geriatric ages. I don’t understand why this issue isn’t more important to people. Why volunteer for that kind of pain when it can be so easily avoided by being conscious of your body mechanics in the present?
Today’s draw is the Six of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of generosity, gifts, and “sharing the wealth”. This meaning can be with or without reciprocation expected, but there is a reminder here to always take care when being offered something for free what the motivations and expectations that come with that gift my be.
The imagery in this card is a biblical depiction of the Pharaoh’s daughter (widely believed to be Hatshepsut) discovering baby Moses when she goes to wash her hands in the river (approximately 1512 B.C.) This princess wanted a child so badly that even though it went against her father’s decree that all Hebrew children were to be killed, she kept the child, named him, and raised him as her own, giving him a good education, and a good life.
Obviously, shit goes down later on that turns things on their ear as Moses grows up and becomes an adult. BUT, here we see the beginning. We see the hope and the joy, the moment when a gift has been discovered and even in times of uncertainty is recognized as such and cherished.
The cards here today are a reminder not to forget the gifts in your life. The things that lift you up and give you hope. Don’t reject them out of turn just because they are of no value to someone else. Embrace them because they are of value to you.
DECK USED: JOURNEY INTO EGYPT TAROT AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
Take Away: Ideas turn into work, which brings those ideas into reality. Inspiration creates enthusiasm which turns into creation. Therefore mind and matter are not separate, but rather a process of transition. Energy that feeds the sprout of reality… thus, the mind is the seed of reality. The seed sprouts, then grows and flourishes.
DECK USED: THE ASL TAROT
Mr Lionharts’ #TheAugustTarot #SOLTarot Prompt
Questions for August 25th thru 27th
When shit repeats again and again, it can be discouraging. Keep in mind that these repeating cycles are a lesson that has not yet been learned. Thus, you have the opportunity to learn it the next time around. The universe has not given up on you, and will not give up on you. It will keep bringing it around, giving you opportunity after opportunity to “get it” until you finally figure it out.
I can be proud of myself for…
Alliance and Five of Coins
You can be proud of yourself for making good and supportive friendships, instead of inviting a multitude of frivolous acquaintances into your life. The people in your life aren’t there as figure pieces, but rather they are a functioning part of what makes life work for you.
Considering who I was raised by and how she collects her “friends”? This is indeed something to be proud of myself for. I certainly didn’t learn to foster flourishing, healthy, depth focused friendships from her.
I can be thankful for…
Stretch atop Balance, Two of Coins
The ability to grow and adjust as you constantly moving forward. This adaptability allows you to shine bright in the face of adversity and stretch your limits to keep things in balance with each experience you go through.
DECK USED: SACRED EARTH ORACLE AND JOURNEY INTO EGYPT TAROT
I made one of the other security council for my building go with me to deal with the drunkard that decided to break into our building and be a pain in the ass, instead of trying to deal with it on my own.