This week I'll be using the Animal Totem Tarot, created by Eugene Smith with a companion book by Leeza Robertson; the set was published by Llewellyn. I'll also be using the Organic Oracle, a set of cards created by my friend Carole Beasley as a result of "mindless art" (creating without a preset concept). Today's draws are the Sun and Joyful Peace:
warming itself in the sun. I felt this way yesterday when the sun came out and the temperature climbed after several cold, dreary days. The sun offers energy, heat and light that everything on the planet depends upon. One of the questions asked by the book is "Do you keep a list of all the positive things that happen in your daily life?" This query leads seamlessly into the Joyful Peace oracle card. It makes me feel as sunny and content as I imagine this sunbathing lemur does. The white paint spatters remind me of rain drops that threaten that contentment. Why is it that we can remember in great detail a wrong that happened a year ago but have trouble coming up with something that made us smile yesterday? I'm a firm believe in a daily practice of remembering at least one wonderful moment from that fills me with gratitude. It is the umbrella that helps keep my sun shining no matter what the weather.