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, March 26, 2018

Making Progress

From the Sheridan-Douglas Tarot, the Chariot; from the Pages of Shustah, the 'Swamp:'
          This charioteer has his game face on, and it's no wonder. Look at how his two horses are attached to each other. What affects one will affect the other; their names are Thought and Emotion. If we have a small, niggling doubt about our progress, self-pity might step in and add its two cents. Then there is a visceral reaction and all kinds of thoughts (likely not based in reality) start churning around. Only if he is mindful of the theater in his head will he be able to rein those horses in. The Swamp is definitely not something he wants to drive through. Roots, alligators, and cottonmouths all lurk beneath the murky water. If he hasn't trained those horses, his impulses might tell him "to hell with it" and convince him to drive on. Progress is great, but prudence and patience are better.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. ~Barack Obama


  1. "The Theater in my head"sometimes I forget I am the director of this place, so I have say in what wil be performed there :)

    1. I too sometimes forget that while it may mimic reality (like a movie), it isn't actually real!

  2. thoughts based on reality. My watchword this year.
    I've polished a few opinions of other people this year, when on examination it was all hot air, or something repeated by someone else they had repeated without thought. It is a tricksy world out there.