The Path to Now

IMG_E0418Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and was one of the #DailyCalm sessions from the Calm app.  This meditation focused on vulnerability, and how being vulnerable does not make you weak, but rather it makes you strong.

Vulnerability is often a choice, and when you choose to be vulnerable and show your true self, it can be terrifying.  Courage, is not the absence of fear, but rather moving forward bravely despite the fear you feel.  And thus, choosing to allow vulnerability in your life becomes a strength… never a weakness.

Lord of the Rings Tarot - Nine of RingsToday’s draw is the Nine of Rings (Pentacles), which is traditionally a representation of wealth and accomplishments, gratitude and comfort, and the pleasure of having done well for oneself. This is a solitary pleasure, that moment of adjustment where you are doing well but are not yet comfortable to the point you are then ready to share the wealth (which comes later on in the Ten of Pentacles).

Today, I see the arrival of this card as my daily pull as a reminder to be grateful for all that has been accomplished.  Sometimes, when business is slow, it can be hard to be grateful or acknowledge how far you’ve come, too focused on how far you still want to go.

This card is a reminder that its important to appreciate what came before and how you’ve done, how far you’ve come.  Don’t always be looking ahead to what’s next… sometimes it’s important to be present in the moment instead.

CrowSister’s #DeckStudyTenTrueWords Prompt
: Distill your reading of the card to your ten truest words.

Acknowledge and appreciate
the journey already taken
and accomplishments achieved


Lionharts’ #TheJanuaryTarot 2023 Year of Evolution Challenge Prompt
Question for January 21st
: In what area can honoring my true self help me manifest the best?

In2it Angel OracleNuriel – Honoring your true self can help you to connect more strongly to your spiritual path and the practices that are a part of that journey.

Zadkiel – Honoring your true self can help you to accept your limitations and adjust to them instead of punishing yourself for them.

Gabrielle – Honoring your true self can help you to continue to explore your new awareness of (and connection with) your spirit guides and Amalthea.

Take Away: By honoring your true self, you allow yourself a  closer connection with your spiritual path and the divine.  You give yourself the support needed to explore new paths, and to know which ones are right for you… and which ones aren’t.


#DiscordTarotholicsJan2023 Challenge Prompt
Question for January 21st
: What do you need to focus on for self-care for this new moon?

Lord of the Rings Tarot - Ten of Rings, Four of Rings, Five of WandsReading Summary: Remember that stability (Ten of Rings) and security (Four of Rings) looks different for everyone (Five of Wands).

Take Away: What works for you isn’t always going to work for everyone else, and what makes you feel safe and stable often won’t be the same for everyone else either.

For self care this new moon, make sure that you are focusing on what -you- need, and let other people deal with their own needs in this area.  You don’t have to be the provider of stability for everyone… just focus on your needs and the rest will take care of itself in its own time. If there are those in your life that rock the boat about it?  Then they’re being selfish and need to focus on fulfilling those needs for themselves instead of expecting you to do it for them.


Daily Self Kindness

This is a catch-up post, and I can’t remember what my self kindness might have been on this day.