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, March 19, 2016

Skills and Blessings

From the Tarot of the Hidden Realm, the Three of Pentacles; from the Heart of Faerie Oracle, the Blessing:
          To be honest, I was expecting a Cups card to show up this morning; my husband and I are celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary today. Yet Moore writes, "you have the ability, the vision and the materials necessary to create something of value." Doesn't a relationship require more than simply emotions? Feelings and moods come and go, but the Pentacles suit gives lessons in dedication, responsibility and resourcefulness. It teaches how to ground what is said (I love you) into something concrete and tangible. These are the traits that can keep a relationship on track when the roller coaster of life takes dramatic drops and turns.
          The Blessing fairy begins each day with a thoughtful, thankful attitude. Such an open perspective can change an obligation into an offering and everyday tasks into a remembrance of blessings received. What a radical way to view the people, places and things that make up my world. The word "blessing" always brings me back to the words of John O'Donohue:

The word blessing evokes a sense of warmth and protection; it suggests that no life is alone or unreachable. 
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May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
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May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.

8 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary. Marriage is definitely a lesson in dedication, some days I can see it takes real work to hang in there. I never married so I am basing that assumption on viewing others marriages. Marriage can be a blessing but it takes commitment. Celebrate the Day!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! :) I was lucky to get hitched to a good one!

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  2. Cool Beans! Marriage is the hardest job we'll ever have, accompanied by the biggest payoffs.

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    1. Nothing simple about it, but as you said, what a payoff. :)

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  3. Congrats Bev, for both of you. Yes Marriage is hard work but the rewards are so worth it!

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    1. Thank you Ellen, I'm grateful to have found such a kind man. :)

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  4. Happy (slightly belated) anniversary to both of you! :) May the future hold many more years of happiness for the both of you. xoxo

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