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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Take the Bag Off

From the Thoth Tarot, the Ten of Cups; from the Vertical Oracle, On-Ramp to Nowhere:
          Ten cups are arranged on the Tree of Life that has a lotus blossom at its top. Satiety is this card's keyword, meaning that inner fulfillment is complete. This is the top of the emotional mountain; once climbed, the only place to go is back to the beginning (Ace of Cups). But there will be a heart full of gratitude on the climb down from the peak experience of such blissful happiness. The Vertical Oracle booklet points out there is a simple difference of one space between 'nowhere' and 'now here.' I am reminded to be receptive to what I am experiencing now (the moment will be gone in a blink) without drifting off to the past or present. Will I be attentive enough to be able to describe what I saw and heard as well as how I felt later? If not, I might as well be sitting on that mountain top with a bag over my head.

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  1. "on the climb down" or perhaps a heart filled with trust while jumping off that tree

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    1. Knowing the truth of impermanence, we can trust that this peak experience won't last, but there will be different ones to come.

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  2. I like that...Nowhere and now here. Why go any where when you are in the midst of a Ten of Cups Day, just stay put and enjoy.

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    1. I did too. :) It was a good reminder that right now is full of good things if I'll just let go of what should be and enjoy what is.

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  3. I can picture it though...do brown bag not plastic, just saying...

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    1. Lord, I do love your sense of humor woman! :D

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