Each week I pull cards to inspire contemplative / personal development practice for readers of the blog as a group using the Gaian Tarot. (If you want to read more about the process, check out Sacred Practices of the Gaian Tarot).You are invited to use the cards below to inspire your practice, and, if you like, share your reflections in the comments. You are also free to draw your own cards.
PATH: Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question: What sacred path would best serve the group this week? LIGHTNING invites us to walk this week on pathways of …
- Free falling with sudden change.
- Stuck situations breaking open in a dramatic way.
- Being tested and moving into the challenge.
PRACTICE: Use Pile 2 / numbered cards for this question: What contemplative practice will best serve us to move along this pathway this week? TWO OF WATER invites us to practices such as …
- Spending time with an animal companion and open yourself up to their teachings on how to be happy in the moment and unconditional love.
- Visit a waterfall in nature. Observe its flow with as many senses as you can. What does the waterfall teach you?
- Heart-focused meditation: Sit and bring your attention to your breath, gently deepening each breath and inviting relaxation to come into your body. If you identify tension, let it go with the out breath. When you are ready, close your eyes and bring your attention to your heart. Focus in here and allow what ever emotion is strongest in you to surface. Let if flow through you with your breath. Release from yourself any difficult emotions. Let flow from yourself any positive emotions. Let emotions and breath flow from your heart. End with a word or two of gratitude for whatever has come.
POSTURE: Use Pile 3 / People cards for a question such as: What attitudes and behaviors will be most helpful to me in undertaking this practice? CHILD OF EARTH invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of ….
- Curiosity without expectation.
- Taking all the time you need to complete what is before you.
OVERALL MUSINGS: My mom has dementia. In the past year, she has been falling down a lot, but what’s interesting is that she is generally unhurt by these falls. I think she doesn’t register she’s falling so she doesn’t brace herself. She just ends up on the floor. She’s going with the flow without much expectation. I’m not recommending dementia as a way of life, but there is wisdom everywhere. Lightening arrives this week to shake up our lives and perhaps our ideas on the sources of wisdom and who are its teachers.