I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Cialis of All Enterprise

From the Spiral Tarot, the King of Wands:
This king has just as much enthusiasm as the rest of his court (check out that dragon throne), but he knows how to keep the fires burning slowly so they don't go out or burn up what he's cooking. The Page is eager for new adventures and ideas, the Knight is energized by gathering resources to make it happen and the Queen is enthused about nurturing and supporting them. But the King is the Cialis of All Enterprise. He guides around obstacles and through bumpy challenges without faltering. He's not constantly distracted by every "new and exciting" thing that comes along, because his goal is to see things through to their completion. He teaches me to stop channel surfing and finish what I started.

The card from the Spiral Journey set for today is "Nurture:"
Perhaps this is the secret behind the king's success - he knows how to nurture himself so he can keep the coals hot. I tend to get pulled away from projects and goals when other people need me. It's hard to say, "I'll get back to you soon, but right now I need to take care of something." Ellen at Greylady's Hearth and I were just talking about this the other day. She made the statement that there are times we need to put out a sign that says "Down for maintenance" - simply brilliant. If I wait until I have time to take care of my own needs and desires, there will never be any available. I'm going to have to make the time for myself.

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  1. Yay, I'm brilliant (LOL) It always comes down to taking care of ourselves. Why were we taught that this is selfish, self-centered or whatever you want to call it.When I was a child the universe circled around me, what happened???

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    1. I guess there is balance needed with everything. I don't want to be completely self-centered, but I do need to take care of myself. Someone once told me on planes they used to tell the parents if the oxygen masks were needed in an emergency, to always put it on themselves first, then on their children.

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  2. Cialis of All Enterprise
    I had to look up Cialis thinking I'd learn a wonderful new word today.
    If we had a TV I expect I'd known right away.

    My 'out' sign would probably say 'out for lunch'

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    1. Oh you did give me such a good laugh this morning! :D I have survived without a TV when I was single, but don't think my family could tolerate. It can be entertainment, or it can be as much as a time-suck as the internet.

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