Contemplative Gains

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Dreaming Way Tarot - The Hanged ManToday’s draw is The Hanged Man, which is traditionally a representation of taking a pause, considering alternate perspectives, contemplation, relaxing into difficult situations, surrender or letting go.

The ivy in the imagery of this card draws my gaze today. The figure is tied in twine, but the ivy has had time to begin to grow around their legs and down along their body.   This speaks to me of not just the need to see things from other perspectives besides one’s own, but to take the time to actually pause and think about those other perspectives for a time.

Contemplation is important, for without it one’s observations mean little. Today’s card is a reminder of the value that there is in taking time to truly think on what one sees and the alternate perspectives one observes. It’s through consideration and thought that we learn from these perspectives and they are given value.


The #STCTarotChallenge Statements of Power Prompt
Questions for June 15th

In Dreams OracleI will begin to…

Top Left Cards – …seek to not just continue to know and learn about myself, but also work at being more accepting of myself, flaws and all. It is not just the good parts that I need to learn to stand proud for, but the whole of who I am.

So that I can…

Bottom Right Cards – …rise from the shadows of depression’s lingering grasp and connect to the world with new awareness and fresh energy.


#DiscordTarotholicsJun2022 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question for June 15th
: Why do people feel the need to distract themselves from reality?

Dreaming Way TarotReading Summary: There is more than one reality to explore (The Hermit). Spending too much time on just one soon becomes boring (The Devil Rx). The distraction is, therefore, a self kindness (Six of Coins) that keeps things interesting.

Take Away: This is an interesting answer considering that I just finished reading the book Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It echoes the sentiments of the book’s ending.

The thing is, if one’s world becomes too “narrow”, their life then becomes boring… even when it’s not necessarily stagnant. Distractions from “reality” are really explorations of more, and they help keep us engaged and interested in life as a whole.


Daily Self Kindness

I took a nap today even though I really didn’t want to.

One thought on “Contemplative Gains

  1. This is a beautiful hanged man. And a great message.

    I can’t imagine life with you ever being boring. But then we create so many worlds, you and I….

    I love you baby


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