Feb
23
2015

Soul Practices for the Week of 2/23/15: Priestess – 3 of Air – Elder 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 and share them in the comments.

gaian 2-priestessPATH:  Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question:  What path would it best serve us to walk this week? THE PRIESTESS  invites us to walk this week on pathways of  …

  • Deep feminine receptivity
  • Accepting and effortlessly integrating duality so you can see that death is part of life, light is part of darkness.
  • Offering the gift of yourself by doing nothing, just being.
  • Perceiving the pattern that exists below, beyond, above the everyday, and dwelling for a while in its power and possibility.

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

  • Writing in any of many forms that allow for the expression of emotion: for example, journaling, writing poetry, writing a letter to another person to express your true feelings (you may or may not want to send the letter).
  • Active imagination writing in which you let “characters” that emerge from your imagination, your dreams, or the Tarot talk on the page and your respond to them.
  • At the end of each day or each week, write lists of your Consolations (the things that made you happy and offered fulfillment) and your Desolations (the things that made you sad or disconnected from the way you would like to be in the world).
  • Pulling a Tarot or other oracle card on a daily basis; pull it in the morning, carrying it around with your throughout the day, journal on how it came up in your day and/or what you learned about it.

gaian elder-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?  ELDER OF WATER  invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of …

  • Knowing that your personal life flow is held in a larger life flow of the planet so you can let go of trying to control things.
  • See the otherworldly/the dream time in the waking/mundane world.
  • Sharing what you have learned about swimming with your emotions.
  • Tapping into the current shifting below you, the change of tide or season while at the same time opening yourself up to the inspiration of the sky and wind.

OVERALL MUSINGS: We are invited to walk between the worlds this week, between waking and dream, between sea and land, between mundane and sacred, between the living and the ancestors. Which seeming divide or duality will you bring together in your travels, in your self? And then dare to share the wisdom of what you learned from your travels. Don’t worry if you are afraid; write down the fear, too, and let it fuel your forward movement.

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