We’re going to start with our cards tonight, because I’m feeling scrambled and this is a good way for me to get my focus back.
“Friendliness ~ 2 ~ Water: Emotions
The branches of these two flowering trees are intertwined, and their fallen petals blend together on the ground in their beautiful colors. It is as if heaven and earth are bridged by love. But they stand individually, each rooted in the soil in their own connection with the earth. In this way they represent the essence of true friends, mature, easy with each other, natural. There is no urgency about their connection, no neediness, no desire to change the other into something else.
This card indicates a readiness to enter this quality of friendliness. In the passage, you may notice that you are no longer interested in all kinds of dramas and romances that other people are engaging in. It is not a loss. It is the birth of a higher, more loving quality born of the fullness of experience. It is the birth of a love that is truly unconditional, without expectations or demands.
The Source ~ Ace ~ Fire: Action
When we speak of being ‘grounded’ or ‘centered’ it is the Source that we are talking about. When we begin a creative project, it is this Source that we tune in to.
This card reminds us that there is a vast reservoir of energy available to us. And that we tap into it not by thinking or planning but by getting grounded, centered, and silent enough to be in contact with the Source. It is within each of us, like a personal, individual sun giving us life and nourishment. Pure energy, pulsating, available, it is ready to give us anything we need to accomplish something, and ready to welcome us back home when we want to rest.
So whether you are beginning something new and need inspiration right now, or you’ve just finished something and want to rest, go to the Source. It is always waiting for you, and you don’t even have to step out of your house to find it.
Control ~ King Of Clouds ~ Mastery Of Mind
There is a time and a place for control, but if we put it in charge of our lives we end up totally rigid. The figure is encased in the angles of pyramid shapes that surround him. Light glitters and glints off his shiny surfaces, but does not penetrate. It is as if he is almost mummified inside this structure he’s built up around himself….. his world is ordered and perfect, but it is not alive – he cannot allow any spontaneity or vulnerability to enter it.
The image of the King Of Clouds reminds us to take a deep breath, loosen our neckties, and take it easy. If mistakes happen, it’s okay. If things get a little out of hand, it’s probably just what the doctor ordered. There is much, much more to life than being ‘on top of things.’”
Overall? This entire spread is giving us one central message: relax, enjoy, connect, appreciate, and love. Even if the WORST happens (and all around us, it does) we will be fine. We will still be loved. We will survive and move forward. It’s what we do. Be one with the Universe (the Source). Be a friend. Be loving. Be caring. Live life. And live it loudly with much passion.
Me and Max ran an errand today. He appreciated sharing some car time with me, and I appreciated seeing his joy in just being out. A nice woman at one stop gave him two treats. One was bacon flavored, and the other she called a “pup corn” snack.
I’d never heard of these before, but SO liked the sound of it that I called him Pup Corn all afternoon. And now I’m going in search of them because the shape looks VERY much like him!
Osho Zen Tarot
Hanna & Co had quite the weekend adventure. (Tomorrow the podcast will be up, featuring, I am told, a slightly drunken version of a near-miss wildlife encounter.)