Oct
6
2014

Soul Practices for the Week of 10/6/14: Ace of Fire – 6 of Earth – Guardian of Fire

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For Seekers – Practices for Soul & Spirit – Weekly Practice

Each week I pull Tarot cards to inspire practice that cultivates soul wisdom 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: The 3 P’s).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.

gaian ace-firePATH:  Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question:  What path would it best serve us to walk this week? ACE OF FIRE  invites us to walk this week on pathways of  …

  • Emergence
  • Living with passion and spontaneity
  • Embracing the positive potential of a new beginning in your creative, sensual, or energetic life.

gaian six-earthPRACTICE:  Use Pile 2 / numbered cards for this question:  What practice(s) will best serve us to move along this path this week? SIX OF EARTH   invites us to practices such as …

  • Graciously giving your gifts to others and humbly receiving what they give back to you in return.
  • Paying attention to how your shopping habits impact the earth. You might think here of the eco-guidance of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (which I did develop into a spread for personal sustainability).
  • Gratitude for the abundance of food that comes from the earth, which might express itself as saying a prayer over your food. Here is a favorite for mine from Thich Nhat Hahn: “In this food I feel the presence of the whole universe supporting me.”

gaian-guardian-firePOSTURE:  Use Pile 3 / People cards for a question such as:  What attitudes and behaviors will be most helpful to undertake this practice and walk with path?  GUARDIAN OF FIRE  invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of …

  • Tender care for the fire emerging.
  • Taking action in a graceful and unhurried way.
  • Taking time to nurture your own inner fire.

OVERALL MUSINGS:  The Guardian of Fire returns for a second week.  Last week, his work was to help us tend the fire in the darkness of Bindweed.  That work is now rewarded  with a new fire emerging.  That which felt stuck has shifted and a new spark can be seen.  The Guardian’s return reminds us to keep tending that fire with patience and compassion.   I also see in the bobcat visitor and the bounty of the Six of Earth as a reminder of how we are supported in sometimes hidden and often so-obviously-that-we-forget-to-see ways of how the earth and our allies from animal or spirit or ancestor world are there to support us as when we tend the true fires of our hearts and souls.

 

 

 

 

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