Oct
13
2014

Soul Practices for the Week of 10/13/14: Gardener – 7 of Fire – Explorer of Water

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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 3-gardenerPATH:  Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question:  What path would it best serve us to walk this week? GARDENER  invites us to walk this week on pathways of  …

  • Alignment with the energy and offerings of the land around you so you can tap into the abundance of any season.
  • Being aware of and celebrating the body – your body and the body of the Earth.
  • Creativity and bringing your inspirations into form.

Gaian seven-firePRACTICE:  Use Pile 2 / numbered cards for this question:  What practice(s) will best serve us to move along this path this week?  SEVEN OF FIRE  invites us to practices such as …

  • If you are engaged in a creative project, spend some time in the revision stage where you shape and trim and hone. Dedicate this work to your spiritual growth.
  • Spend some time communing with or learning about a wisdom teacher such as the Viking god Thor or the Celtic goddess and saint Brigid. What quality or attitude of theirs could you adopt to persist in reaching your goals
  • Acknowledge the hard work you have done to bring you to this place in your life/work/healing. Then offer a prayer of thanksgiving for all who have helped you in this or create a brief ritual that honors this work.

Gaian explorer-waterPOSTURE:  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?  EXPLORER OF WATER  invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of ….

  •  Being in the flow.
  • Letting your emotions flow through your body, acknowledging them, feeling them, using them for guidance, and letting them keep moving.
  • Balancing effort or technique with effortlessness or improvisation; there is a wonderful phrase of the poet Rilke, “no forcing, no holding back.”.

OVERALL MUSINGS:  Brigid may be just the guide for this week.  She is a very earthy spiritual teacher who is often dressed in green and credited with inventing beer!  While primarily a fire Goddess, many springs and wells are named for her and serve as places of pilgrimage and healing. She bridges the Pagan and the Christian in her venerated roles as both Goddess and saint where she championed generosity and justice.  So what’s the invitation for you from Her this week?  To find inspiration in her flame and bring it into physical form? Take time to dip into the waters that can renew you?  Take action to bend the arc of history a bit more toward justice?  Or all of it?  Brigid awaits to help.  With her you can be brave, you can create, you can flow.

 

 

 

 

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