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

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Muddled Minds

From the Tarot of the Secret Forest, the Six of Swords; from the Faeries' Oracle, "Indi:"
          I'm feeling sluggish this morning after a sleepless night, and I've got a busy day ahead. I don't think even a whole pot of coffee would fix this feeling. When I opened up my email, I had a daily thought from Blue Mountain Center of Meditation: "Plain old inertia is the underlying cause of many of our day-to-day difficulties. You will be feeling listless, oppressed, weighted down by lassitude; you won’t want to do anything at all." The solution it suggested was physical - get moving. The Six of Swords with its flowing river seems to bear this wisdom too, but it also implies a change in attitude. This is paralleled in Indi of the Faeries, who represents wishy-washy indecisiveness. Do this, do that or don't do anything? Yet if I move from self-centered thinking to other-centered thinking, the decision about what to do is a no-brainer.

9 comments:

  1. Great insightful readings Bev! I really love these cards! Wonderful combinations!

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    1. Thanks Cat - I appreciate you stopping by! :)

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  2. I am sorry you didn't sleep well and I do hope it is one time thing an not caused by Nine of swords situations??
    Getting out will often do the trick for me. Breathing some fresh air combined with lots of coffee :) An maybe you could move some of your todo''s to tomorrow or even later???
    Anyway, take care my friend

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    1. My sleeplessness was more from aches and pains than anything else, but now I'm whiny this morning. :D I just had a sit on the back porch and did some bird watching, and that has significantly lifted my spirits.

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  3. Great pairing this week. I felt the same way today, so instead of coming down and having my coffee in my robe, I got dressed to the shoes. Shocked my body, but my mind is ready to go to work :)

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    1. Movement can help me act "as if" until my brain catches up. :D
      I wish I had loved her second tarot like I do this one.

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  4. Lacking sleep is awful, makes everything feel ten times harder. I read an interesting study, though, that showed although people felt things were more of an effort, they were still able to do things as well as when rested. As you say, inertia is the biggest problem.
    Glad you took some time to fill your soul watching birds :)

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    1. That study probably used women with newborns. :D I've got two downy woodpeckers coming to my feeder, and they are a joy to watch!

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    2. Ha ha, I think, actually, it was university students :D
      Oh, we heard a woodpecker on our walk today, but couldn't spot it up in the trees. Lucky you, getting to see two of them!

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