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 13, 2016

Small Things

From the Art of Life Tarot, the Page of Cups; from the Tao Oracle, Innocence:
 There is no instinct like that of the heart. ~ Lord Byron
Hexagram 25: Thunder rolls, original nature manifested.

          People who embody the Page of Cups are easy to recognize; their hearts are so tender and soft, they are instantly moved to comfort anyone (even an animal or plant) that appears to be suffering. They don't do anything big or for show, their actions are more low-key and personal. The Page personifies the words of Mother Teresa: "Do small things with great love." Hexagram 25 fits well with this personality type. Innocence in an adult does not refer to gullibility but to trusting the heart for guidance. Life tends to beat and bully this quality out of us by the time be reach maturity. We armor the heart from the pain and suffering of others, so we don't have to be vulnerable to it. If there is no quick solution to get rid of the anguish, we'd prefer not to see it. But it is only in keeping the heart open to all of life, embracing both delight and heartache, that we find an anchor in joy. It is the original goodness and wisdom innate in all.

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    1. Thank you my friend; may your day be colored by it too. :)

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  2. Joy is our birthright. It is good to be reminded of this often.

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  3. I think I have open mind closed heart.I need to work on that.

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    1. Another way we are alike. Though the times I have managed to take the armor off, it was worth the feeling of vulnerability.

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  4. Beautiful post Bev. In a world that seems to value bigger and better etc., these small things often are overlooked.

    There is so much beauty, sacredness and strength in small things and small kindnesses should never be underestimated. I believe it's these that are at the heart of love.

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    1. Tender hearts and small kindnesses are what can create joy on gray days. :)

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    2. Tender hearts and small kindnesses are what can create joy on gray days. :)

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