Soul Practices for Week of 5/4/15: Justice – 4 of Water – Child of Earth



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

  • Awareness of the interconnection of all things.
  • A heart made light because you know you have considered the Whole, the Earth, your community and are living in a right balance between their needs and your own.
  • Honoring and learning lessons from the movements for justice that have made this a better world for the many, not just a few.
  • Balancing and giving equal weight to your heart and your mind as you make important decisions.

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

  • Meditating / engaging in visio divina on the well cover symbol, called the Vesica Pisces, with its overlapping circles that represent the physical world and the spirit world and their connection. Contemplate how these circle overlap in your own life
  • Sitting in silence and imagining your mind is like a still, deep blue pool. Let your thoughts come but float away as you re-direct your attention to the blue depths of the pool. Be open to whatever—or the nothing—that comes.
  • Making a pilgrimage or going on a wisdom wander to a place of sacred waters. You can spend time with a stream near your house or dream about a trip to Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England (the place depicted in the card). Recognize all water is holy.

childofearthPOSTURE:  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?  CHILD OF EARTH  invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of …

  • Attentiveness to what is front of you.
  • Fascination.
  • Finding the opportunity to learn something new in any situation.
  • Focused attention.

OVERALL MUSINGS: Bring your heart and your mind into alignment for a week of peaceful contemplation. Then the season will reveal its deepest delights to you in everything large and small – the gentian petal and the heron’s broad wing – that comes before you eyes.



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