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, August 18, 2017

Worth It

From the Ferret Tarot, the Six of Swords; from the Nature's Wisdom Oracle, the Sea Turtle:
          I'm convinced that Roombas are smarter than most humans, because these vacuum robots know how to navigate obstacles instead of run into them over and over. When humans look for a solution, whether it's to solve a problem or get out of a blue funk, we will continue to do the same things even though they don't work. When we get tired of that, we bring other people into our 'boat,' expecting them to tell us what to do. But there really is only one fix: steer the mind in a different direction. No one can do this for us (which is why I'm glad to see the ferret piloting his own boat). The problem we run into when trying to train the mind is that our patterns have well-worn paths that our thoughts would prefer to follow. It's not easy to blaze a new trail, which is where the Sea Turtle's keyword of endurance comes in. Most sea turtles migrate well over a thousand miles each year, between their feeding grounds and the beaches where they nest. Their message is that the effort is worth the result.
You need to see where you are going, and you also need a way to get there. The way to get there is what is referred to as skillful means. ~ Judy Lief


  1. It is definitely reassuring to see he is capable of steering his own boat. It is much more inspiring than the huddled figures in the RW version of this card.
    "Steer the mind in a different direction" love this!

    1. That has been my lojong focus this week (from the slogan "Always maintain a joyful mind.") The only way that will happen is if I steer my mind in a new direction. :)

  2. That ferret in a boat looks like something that would come out of one my dreams and I would wake thinking...What? Maybe he followed the turtle back to shore. Maybe the turtle traveling thousands of miles in the ocean then to return to the shore of birth is a metaphor for our own lives.