Exploring Joy

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was another of the guided meditations on the Calm app. That’s two days in a row!

In this morning’s meditation, the focus was on the breath, and the topic was about how, when we are stressed, our breathing often becomes shallow and/or uneven.

The guide in the meditation then went on to explain how, during these times, pausing to take a few slow, deep breaths can calm out bodies and minds, bringing everything back into a more relaxed mindset by easing anxiety and tension.

Solara Occulta Tarot and How to Be a Wildflower DeckToday’s draw is the Fool card, which is traditionally a representation of childlike enthusiasm, naïveté, new beginnings, the start of a new journey (whether that be spiritual, physical, or otherwise).

I like the Fool blindfolded, as it is in this card. It’s not traditional, but I feel it is far more accurate to the meaning of the card than no blindfold.  Although, rose-colored glasses would be ideal.

Right.  Slight detour of thought.  The affirmation card for today is “Be Astonished” which with the blindfolded fool sounds just about right. They definitely seem quite taken with the flower they hold, and if they can’t see it, it must be the scent that mesmerizes.

The encouragement in these cards today is a reminder to appreciate the little things.  It’s okay to get carried away with your enjoyment now and then, and to take pleasure in the small things can be one of the greatest joys in life.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheNovemberTarot Solitary Tarot Challenge Prompt
Questions from November 15th

Pathfinder Oracle and Tarot of Sacred RealmsHow or in what area can l extend grace to myself?
Hawk and Knight of Wands

You don’t have to be on top of every little thing all the time. That mentality will begin to eat away at your enthusiasm over time, and can quickly lead to overwhelm.

Why is this so important right now?
Flood and The Hermit

Overwhelm can, in turn, then force you into a need to retreat and hide away from the world. At this time of year, those actions could have long reaching detrimental repercussions.


#DiscordTarotholicsNov2021 Challenge Prompt
Topic for November 15th
: Draw or write something free form inspired by the card(s).

Solara Occulta Tarot

There was once a thief hiding in a circus. He lifted treats, swindled cash. He swiped candy and prizes, and pilfered jewelry. Wallets in pockets didn’t stand a chance, and he poached the ringmaster’s dinner. (Seven of Swords)

He hid in the tents at night after closing, slunk through the shadows of pre-dawn light, and wandered among the crowds during the day.

One day the perpetrator of the perfect purloin was hiding in one of the trailers when the knife thrower’s assistant came in to fix her make-up. As she sat before the mirror humming a sweet serenade, the music slipped into his heart and pulled upon strings deep within himself that he didn’t know he had. (The High Priestess)

Her voice was melodic and pervasive, swirling through his soul and speaking to his spirit, and he fell so deeply in love with her that he couldn’t stand to have her in danger.

That night he planned his biggest heist yet, and as the circus slept he crept into the knife thrower’s tent and stole all his knives.

Feeling certain that she would now be safe and that he had outsmarted the knife thrower, he slipped off into the night, wracking his brain on how he might impress her on the morrow. (Ace of Swords)


Daily Self Kindness

I forced Jer to get his ass up and come help me package orders.

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