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

Monday, September 14, 2015

Melt or Mint

From the Anna K. Tarot, the Six of Wands; from the Meditation Cards, "Energy Use:"
          I have to admit that I get excited about planning things. I like to compile data and organize resources. But when it comes to actually doing it, I tend to lose my enthusiasm. My fireworks start to fizzle. I am reminded by this athletic champion half the battle of overcoming challenges and meeting goals is just showing up and taking the first step. And having supporters who continue to encourage you along the way is a huge help in persistently taking other steps until the finish line is crossed.
          Energy Use shows a figure with a tiny flame at the top of its head. Rumi has this to say:
You have the energy of the sun in you, 
but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine. 
You're some weird kind of gold
 that wants to stay melted in the furnace,
so you won't have to become coins.
I can expend an enormous amount of energy complaining and whining about what I don't want to deal with or do. It's akin to turning my oven on without cooking anything in it. All that wasted energy gets sucked down an emotional drain of resentment, anxiety or self-pity. But I can make a different choice - use it to mint those coins instead.

8 comments:

  1. I love the how the energy figure is rooted in the earth. For me it helps to stay grounded and not only to live in my head (Queen of Swords). Being overly busy with planning and gathering information pulls me from the here and now and then nothing gets done.
    So after reading the blogs I am going to mint some coins. I think I am going to try to be grateful for being able to do housework. :D
    Have a good day my friend!

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    1. That's where I often have such a big disconnect, in moving from my headful of ideas to the actual implementation. But if I can just start, I'm usually off and running! Hope you have a lovely, productive day my friend. :)

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  2. Next time the Waaaambulance comes by for me, we'll pick you up too.

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    1. Heehee, you crack me up woman. As they say "misery loves company." :D

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  3. Sssh, don't tell, but whaddya know, we all appear to be....human ;)

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    1. Heaven's to Betsy, don't let my ego hear you say that! :D

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  4. At times, hubby gets really fed up with my "wasted energy" and lets me know in no uncertain terms if "I want a bit of cheese with my whine". :D

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    1. That's as good as Sharyn's "waaaambulance!"

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