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

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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From the Gaian Tarot, the Five of Earth (Pentacles); from the Goddess Oracle, 'Shakti:'
          A hiker lost in the woods has built himself a shelter against the cold, driving rain. In times of stress when we are in survival mode, do we look for resources around us or curl up in a ball?  Do we rely on the skills we've learned or go into a panic? Does pride (or its flip side of self-loathing) keep us from reaching out to others? Shakti is the Hindu feminine principle of energy; every god has his Shakti, without which they would have no power. This power can energize, create and destroy. It is the force behind all of Nature. Shakti invites us to get moving in order to help ourselves. Life may not look like what we want at the moment, but we still can work with what we have.
We are not attached to our original recipe, our original dream, trying, often forcefully, to make it come true. We are using what’s on hand and dreaming up what to do next with the resources, both inner and outer, that we have available. ~ Edward Espe Brown


  1. Our original recipe. Love that concept.

    I'm so glad you are feeling better.

    1. Thank you.💜 I told R I feel almost high without the pain.
      Wasn't that a great quote? Perfectly explains why I get so easily off balance.

  2. Is our life ever the way we really want it?

    1. Not usually, unless we've mastered contentment.😊