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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Emotional Inebriation

From the Spiral Tarot, the King of Cups; from the Sacred Journey Cards, "Grace:"
          Seeing the big fish at his feet and the floating bubbles, I'm assuming this king is completely immersed underwater. He doesn't seem too affected by it, but I know what happens to me when I'm consumed by my emotions, and it's not pretty. It usually starts with a simple thought which sets an emotion off. Then my physiological responses jump in, kicking my feelings into overdrive. At that point, my brain is filled with zero percent logic and objectivity. The Grace card implies that there is a spiritual solution to this emotional insanity. Though it doesn't say anything about belief, it does emphasize practice. When I am entirely inebriated by fear, anger or grief, no thought is going to pull me out of the water. But walking outdoors, chanting, meditating, journaling, creating art, gardening - and many other doing exercises - can keep me from breaking into a million pieces until sanity returns.


  1. I really needed this. After reading your post I put on my coat and went outside for a walk in the park to clear my head. I loved it how the wind made the leave rustle as if they were comforting and encouraging me. After picking some wild flowers I went home. refreshed and empowered by the notion I could actually make a shift in how I felt by doing something.
    So thank you Bev for writing this today

    1. I'm so glad it was helpful. :) I forget so often to do this myself. It would be nice to be able to talk myself down from the top of that emotional tsunami, but I have to find that calm space inside before I can even listen. Hugs to you my friend.

    2. Same here I seem to be able to give this advice to anyone but myself.:D
      I hope you are doing well???

    3. My life has been full of ups and downs, so in other words, normal. :D I went out on the back porch this morning and did some chanting, which put me in a good place.

    4. Me me me...hard to detach from that, but well worth the effort.

    5. It's the DOING that helps me get out of the "me" spin cycle. :)