Finding the Positive Message for May 26th – 28th

Sage Rabbit Tarot, Twilight Rabbit Tarot, White Sage Tarot

May 26

Our teachers (in life) come in many forms. A teacher can spring into our lives from any corner at any time, and if we’re open we can receive teachings from many sources.

Buddhist proverb: When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Our guides show up in unlikely ways and places. To recognize them, we must simply be teachable, and stay receptive.

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on releasing resistance so that we may learn the life lessons that are given to us.

Often, when opportunities to learn and grow come along, we have a habit of resisting and fighting against change. This inclination casts these learning opportunities and lessons in a bad light because they remove us out of our comfort zone.

The meditation today focused on learning to go with the flow of these moments and looking forward to where they might take us instead of resisting the flowing river and stubbornly fighting against the current.

Two of Wands – Making plans and plotting a course is allowed, and in fact, encouraged. Lately in life it’s felt like whenever plans are made, they’re dashed onto the rocks of chaos, but don’t let that keep you from making those plans.

By plotting a course, you keep yourself in a constant state of movement and progress, even when setbacks happen or the winds of change blow through and cause you to need to adapt or abandon those plans for new ones. The activity is not fruitless, even if it seems sometimes like it might be.


May 27

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. It had something to do with the living in the present moment, but I just don’t remember.

Wheel of Fortune – Life is a roller-coaster, and that’s what this card is all about. We have ups and we have downs. Sometimes things feel like they are moving too fast, and at other times slow enough we can finally catch a bit of breath. The reminder here is that when those times come when things allow you to breathe? DO IT. Don’t take those moments for granted, for everything is temporary, and we need to savor the good when it’s accessible for us to do so.


May 28

There was no meditation today.

Six of Pentacles – Unlike the scales in the justice card, these scales are all about the haves and the have nots. This card is about generosity, charity, and evening the playing field between the fortunate and those that need help. It asks us… what can we do to help those less fortunate to us? And how can we be open to help from others when we need it, instead of allowing our pride to get in the way?


Finding the Positive Message for May 23rd – 25th

Narutarot, Commedia a Soggetto, Faunabelle Tarot

May 23

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long (with an extra three of minutes added in on the end of just quiet breathing exercises). The topic for today was about holding space for others, and how sometimes just being an ear and saying nothing is enough. Not everyone is looking for you to solve their problems when they choose to share them with you. Sometimes? They just need someone to listen… to hear them… to see them and what they’re going through.

The Nine of Cups is about emotional satisfaction and satiation, although you couldn’t tell it from the grumpy ass dude on the front of this particular card. In fact, he looks far from pleased. The traditional meaning of the card combined with its imagery tells us that it’s only through paying attention to what you have that you can find happiness. Whether pauper or prince, everyone has good in their lives that, when focused on, can create a sense of happiness and well-being. Instead of letting what isn’t satisfactory drag you down, seek out those things that will lift you up and wipe that scowl off your face.


May 24

Today’s meditation was 10 minutes long, and was about emotions and a defense mechanism that I am extremely familiar with and still struggle not to fall into from time to time. That is, the habit of locking down one’s emotions and burying them instead of dealing with them. My emotional intelligence is severely stunted from this practice, and I’ve been working over the past few years to not do it. Yet even now, I still end up falling into the habit when under a great deal of stress. The meditation for today encouraged opening up and allowing us to -feel- our feelings, even the bad and uncomfortable ones, so that they can be acknowledged and fade rather than sticking around under the soil to fester.

For today, Judgement is a reminder to check in with yourself. Bare yourself and allow everything to be seen so that you can decide if you are still pleased with how things are going on your life path and with the person you have become… or if there are some changes that need made to re-orient yourself. In my path, self development is an extremely important factor. Becoming a better person is part and parcel to where I want to go and the person I want to become. This card is a reminder to check in with those goals.


May 25

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and I remember -doing- the meditation, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. The quote for the meditation doesn’t ring a bell for whatever the topic might of been. I -did- do it tho, regardless.

The Devil card is all about temptations and being drawn down the path of self-destruction. It is a reminder that there are fun things waiting for you, but you have to get your work done and responsibilities taken care of first. Don’t let yourself get distracted, and you’ll find your work done and plenty of time to play as well. Distractions will only cut into that fun time at the end of the day, though. Don’t let that happen, no matter how hard they try to tempt you away before you’re done.


Finding the Positive Message for May 20th – 22nd

Pastel Journey Tarot, Neopets Tarot, Animal Tarot

May 20

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and once again… I cannot for the life of me remember what it was about. It wasn’t about risk-taking (regardless of the quote they provided for the day), but I think it had something to do with one’s comfort zones.

Page of Pentacles – You need to work on getting comfortable again in your own space. Home is a sanctuary, and it’s one you worked hard to make yours. Having been gone for a time, it’s natural to feel a bit of awkwardness re-entering that environment. Take your time and settle in, re-acclimate and become comfortable once more. Stop looking over your shoulder anticipating the next shoe to drop.


May 21

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused on being in the present. It encouraged touching base with where your mind is throughout the day and drawing your thoughts from the past and future back to the present is, for its in the present where life is happening, and musings on the past and future often distract us from what we could be experiencing in the present moment.

The Star is about hope and optimism. It is a reminder of that old parable about feeding the wolves within.

A grandfather is talking with his grandson says, “In life, there are two wolves inside of us which are always in battle. One is a good wolf that represents things like love, kindness, and bravery. The other is a bad wolf that represents things like fear, hatred, and greed”.

The grandson stops and thinks about this for a second, then he looks up at his grandfather and asks, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather replies, “The one you feed.”

Although pessimism and negative self talk are your natural inclination and a habit that’s hard to break, it’s important to feed that part of yourself where the optimism and positivity live. When you do so, that is what flourishes, and it helps you see the world in a different and more positive light as a result.


May 22

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long (with an extra couple of minutes added in on the end of just quiet breathing exercises). The topic of the meditation was about how our thoughts often intrude when meditating, and how dealing with these thoughts doesn’t mean banishing them, but in acknowledging them and in doing so “popping” them like bubbles. By acknowledging, you aren’t lingering in them, but more just not ignoring.

King of Wands – This king’s domain is one of passion and interests, and he rules over not just our enthusiasm, but over our values, principles, and mores. In the king there is stability and the strength to lead others, and this card is a reminder today to show the world what matters to you… and in doing so you inspire the world to follow your example and be true to themselves as well. Don’t be shy about showing who you are… for even the parts you see as flaws have the potential to inspire others.


Finding the Positive Message for May 17th – 19th

Creatures Tarot, Eternal Tarot Sun Edition, White Neuman Tarot

May 17

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and was focused on finding balance and the Swedish term Lagom, which means “not too little, not too much”. The meditation was a reminder that test and play are not occasional treats that you give yourself, but an important part of finding happiness and balance in life.

Today’s card is the Knight of Wands, which is often about taking risks in order to pursue one’s passions. It is a reminder that it’s okay to be careless and carefree sometimes when in pursuit of things that bring you joy, and light up that inner spark of interest and enthusiasm within.


May 18

No meditation today. I may try to do a bit in bed, but I’ll probably just crash out into sleep. It’s usually much better for me if I do it in the mornings.

Eight of Pentacles – This card is traditionally the “hard work” card, and is about putting your nose to the grindstone to demonstrate and enhance your skill over time. Practice makes perfect, and in the Eight of Pentacles there’s a theme in having put in lots of time and effort, and being prepared to put in that much more. For me, the illustration in this card shifts that theme to one of balance. The bear is an indication of the bears play that Gideon and I have been doing of late, and the balance in my life that that play helps create by giving me somewhere to be small and soft instead of always “on the ball” and “on task”.
Balance is important… and that’s something I struggle with. Today’s card is a reminder of how important that balance is, and how I need to allow a place for that softer side so that I can find that balance… even when I really want to just plow forward regardless of my own needs.


May 19

“The goal of practice is not to fall asleep, but to awaken.” Today’s meditation was eleven minutes long, and was focused on presenting a number of techniques on how to stay awake and alert during practice instead of allowing the fuzz of pre-doze to take over. It was a reminder that although meditation is meant to relax you, it is also supposed to help one find clarity, rather than the fog of drowsiness.

Justice – Cause and effect is the theme of the day. Be a good boy, and good things will happen. Fuck up? And you’ll pay the consequences. There is no waiting on results either, and that can be a good thing. No waiting means no guess work. Just true responses and true results.


Finding the Positive Message for May 14th – 16th

Moon Magic Tarot, White Sage Tarot, Roots of Asia Tarot

May 14

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. I know it was relaxing, though, and that’s what counts most.

Two of Pentacles – Finding balance between responsibilities and self-care isn’t easy. It becomes a dance that constantly changes. Put a little extra focus into making sure you aren’t prioritizing one over the other today.


May 15

I did not manage to meditate.

Knight of Swords – Look! It’s Yan! (rp character)
Remember that aggression has its place and make sure when it surfaces in you that you are applying it strategically instead of impulsively.


May 16

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and although I don’t remember it’s subject matter, I can confirm that I did it.

Ace of Pentacles – Keep in mind today that many, many possibilities can grow from a single seed. In order to keep things moving in a healthy direction, feed what you want to flourish and weed out what you don’t. Don’t leave the weeds to thrive and mess up the garden you seek to grow.


Finding the Positive Message for May 11th – 13th

Sage Rabbit Tarot, Narutarot, Nature Spirit Tarot

May 11

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and I cannot remember what the hell it was about. I know it was quiet and needed, though, which is good enough.

Four of Swords – Recuperation is needed. You hurt and are exhausted. Make sure you get what’s rest you can when you can, even if it’s sitting down when it’s an option instead of looking for other things that need done. You need these mini-rests to help you stay strong.


May 12

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long. The topic was about self-worth and how all of us deserve respect. It isn’t something earned, but comes part and parcel with common decency. The meditation was focused of helping in opening ourselves up to receiving kindness, respect, and caring from others.

The High Priestess – Good judgment is not all about logic. Intuition is important. Use it to assist in making decisions today and you will more easily avoid those things you don’t want, and welcome in the ones you do.


May 13

Today’s meditation was ten minutes long as was an encouragement not to get frustrated with yourself when you have setbacks in your practice or need to back off. This is true with meditation, and with any other type of practice. Setbacks happen. So you do a little instead of a lot.. or even your normal amount. What counts is consistency, not quantity.

Page of Pentacles (feat. Cicindela campestris and Echinacea purpurea) – You are learning new ways to manifest ideas and possibilities into reality. Take things slow and focus on the healthy path over the expedient one. Contradictory to what first glance of logic might tell you, sometimes it turns out that the slower path will get you where you want to go faster than rushing can.