Aug
3
2015

Soul Practices for the Week of 8/2/15: Bindweed – 3 of Fire – Explorer 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 and share them in the comments.

gaian 15-bindweedPATH:  Use Pile 1 / Majors and Aces to pull a card for the question:  What path would it best serve us to walk this week? BINDWEED  invites us to walk this week on pathways of  …

  • Acknowledging where you are stuck and then holding that place with compassion.
  • Looking hard at and recognizing where and how we ourselves constrict ourselves and make ourselves small.
  • Trusting that help and protection is out there for us even when we don’t feel it (More than one of my clients has seen the birds as being helpful or protective so this understanding comes from that interpretation.)

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

  • Dancing, perhaps out in the sun and barefoot.
  • Dance with your creativity, surrender to its pace and beat and beauty.  Take out colored pencils and doodle – or write a poem with them. Plan a meeting to be held in a different – more flowing – way.  Take yourself on an artists date.  Do what let’s your energy flow; this is the well of your creativity.
  • Do 3 of yoga’s sun salutations.
  • A visualization meditation in which, after you’ve tuned into your body and breath, you imagine the sun above your head, then let it slowly travel down so that is before you at heart level.  When you breathe in, imagine the sun streaming toward and entering into your heart.  When you breathe out, let the sun return to its space before you.  You could repeat very slowly for 3 times.

gaian explorer-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?  EXPLORER OF FIRE  invites you to follow your path and practices with attitudes of …

  • Flexability.
  • Joyful flow.
  • Knowing you can dance with whatever “fire” is thrown at you.
  • Openness to whatever comes. It’s not really that you are fearless; it’s that you feel the fear but harness that energy to do what you want.

OVERALL MUSINGS: Yup, there is some area of your life where you are stuck, but our fire friends invite you to not dwell on this reality. Just do something else, and preferably something fun and active. Sometimes the indirect approach is what is needed in response to the challenges in our lives. So have some fun, be in the flow, and while you’re off doing that perhaps something will shift that wasn’t in your control anyway or your movement will open up the just needed internal resource to make the shift.  But don’t focus on the shifting or the stuckness this week, just be in the dance. Enjoy!

 

 

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