Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was a guided meditation from the Calm app.
This meditation’s topic discussed how, when we become bored with something in life such as our daily routines, making small changes can in turn ease our feelings of boredom and refresh how we see our routines.
Today’s draw is the Four of Wands, which is traditionally a representation of homecomings, joy, harmony, relaxation and comfort.
Soon, my sister and I will be going to visit our mother. This, in itself, is a challenging situation. The thing is? I wasn’t going to take the ferry on my way there this time, as it cost quite a bit. Not taking the ferry means driving for two extra hours, but is much cheaper.
These cards are a reminder of how much pleasure I get out of riding the ferry, though, and that it’s also a self-care exercise as it’s far less stressful than driving the whole way. So today’s cards have essentially reminded me to take care of myself on my journey to see my mother, and to take part in small joys when I am able. They have convinced me that I am going to take the ferry after all.
There is a bigger message here that asks us to look at the choices we make. Are we making thins harder on ourselves than they need to be? Is there a more joyful way to approach things that will allow you to find small enjoyment where otherwise there would be none? These cards are a reminder that life is to be enjoyed, and when these opportunities arise, we should take advantage of them instead of discarding them.
DECK USED: THE LIGHT GREY TAROT AND HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER DECK
Let your inspiration flow and allow it to carry you forward, but make sure that you are listening closely to your inner self to make sure you are not neglecting yourself along the way.
This is the only way to avoid burnout, and at the moment, that is the route you’re headed on, as you may hear what your body, mind, and emotions are saying, but you’re not following through on giving them what they need.
What is at the core of this?
Kindness and The Emperor
You feel that the only way to successfully make it through these times of stress and busyness is to be demanding of yourself and push yourself harder. What is lacking here is the kindness that you need to begin instilling into your life, even during the most stressful of times.
What can I do about this?
Persevere and Nine of Wands
Create better boundaries for yourself that respect and create space for that part of yourself that needs kindness, care, and understanding. You don’t have to approach the holiday rush with the attitude of just “buckle down and push through”.
DECK USED: KINDRED FAUNA ORACLE AND PHANTASMA TAROT
Fate – Five of Wands – Don’t worry about it. You’ve got too much going on in the now to worry about something that’s going to happen whether you want to change it or not all the way down at the end of the line.
Destiny – Ten of Swords – Three separate life path readings done for you over your lifetime has made it clear that your life path is one of struggle, strife, and woe. This may not be changeable, but it gives you the opportunity to grow and learn from every experience that you endure, survive, and move on from.
Chance – Four of Pentacles– Take comfort in the fact that the only unchanging thing in life is change itself. You have the ability to root your feet in this knowledge and be prepared, instead of constantly taken by surprise.
DECK USED: THE LIGHT GREY TAROT
I played with Gideon today as Enu, which helped a good deal in lightening the weight of the subdrop to something a bit more tolerable with the character’s sunny attitude and personality.