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, January 7, 2019

Back Into the Sunlight

From the Tarot of Timeless Truth, the Three of Cups; from the Shaman's Oracle, the 'Shaman of Song:'
          The roaring waterfall behind these women symbolizes the power of emotion channeled in healthy ways. We need other people in our lives, not just for the camaraderie and celebration, but also as a resource that lifts us up. Who hasn't woken up in a dark mood from lack of sleep, worry or pain and then had others whose presence reminded us of the goodwill, beauty and wonder around us? These are not the folks that shame us for not feeling grateful, but like the Shaman of Song, they "sing from the hollow places of being." They start where we are and lead us back into the sunlight.

Sitting with someone who’s in pain can be tough. But the most supportive thing we can do is to truly listen and be present with them in that very moment — without trying to fix the situation, making assumptions, making it about ourselves or minimizing their pain.
~Margarita Tartakovsky