Soul Practices for the Week of 7/20/15: Canoe – 7 of Fire – Child of Air


For Seekers – 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 7-canoePATH:  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 CANOE  invites us to walk this week on pathways of  …

  • Having the focus and determination to begin a new phase of life’s journey.
  • Aligning yourself with the helpful energy that surrounds you (what are the eagles, orcas and salmons that are appearing in your life to remind you of the guidance and support of the earth?).
  • Cooperating with both your conscious awareness and your unconscious urgings, using them like alternating paddles to move yourself forward in the flow of life.
  • Dedicating yourself to your goal, your quest, the challenge before you.

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 …

  • Creating something – bring an idea into being and give it form – and then pause in the gifts of stillness that come in between the phases of action.
  • 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.
  • Push through to meet a goal or commitment you made, no matter how difficult, knowing that the work serves a greater good.
  • Spending 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?

gaian-child-airPOSTURE:  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 AIR  invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of …

  • Curiosity and viewing all that comes before you with fresh eyes.
  • Relaxed but unwavering focus.
  • Recognizing that transformation is happening all around you and offering you beautiful gifts.

OVERALL MUSINGS: These cards are a great and flowing follow up to last week’s Soul Practices and the Moonthly E-reading they inspired. After listening to the message coming through our emotions from the Soul, we paddle this week’s waters with a clarity of vision and purpose that allows us to do the work necessary to respond to our Soul’s urgings. But lest we be too serious, the delight and curiosity of the Child of Air reminds us to relax into this transition.  The orcas on the Canoe card contain both black and white so we, too, can be both serious about the work and delight in surprise gifts of a moment.

Note: If you are a writer who came out of last week’s dip into the well with a determination to move a project forward, do check out the info on this September’s Oracular Write-A-Torium: A Harvest Open Space Retreat.



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July 20, 2015, 5:26 pm jean

Perfect guidance for me this week. Thanks!

I’d like to re-blog this, if it’s okay with you.

July 21, 2015, 12:46 pm Carolyn Cushing

That would be delightful!

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