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, November 23, 2015

Love What You Do

From the Deirdre of the Sorrows Tarot, the Three of Coins; from the Victorian Flower Oracle, the "Pomegranate Flower:"
          An artist paints a potter's hands at work. O'Donoghue suggests the mill's waterwheel behind him implies a flow of ideas that inspire him. He's good at what he does because of three things: his knowledge about his craft, his experience and practice with it, and his passion for it. I've never met anyone at the top of their game (and more than a flash in the pan) who didn't possess these three qualities. These types of people tend to want to share their expertise with others instead of hoard it all for themselves. Why? The bold, bright pomegranate flower indicates it is because of the joy and happiness it brings. It naturally spills over to others in a generous way. This is not just about the financial rewards; it is an expression of enthusiasm and sincere fervor for what they do.
Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.
― Ray Bradbury


  1. It will also help to learn to love what you have to do. If I could learn to be grateful for the for food I can prepare for my family and find pleasure in the almost magical act of cooking and baking I think,I might actually enjoy it and become a more inspired cook!

    1. For me it helps to be mindful of the task itself, of all the sensations and details of what I'm doing, instead of having my mind on what I want to be doing or what I'm going to do when I'm finished. :)

    2. Mindfulness can even turn peeling potatoes into art :D

    3. Or at the very least, a meditation! :D