Tonight we are going out-of-order, and we’ll do it by starting with our card reading.  Because it’s on my mind and because it’s from a deck that can be more challenging than some.  Also, it’s a way for me to work through some of my own lessons.

             To begin with, both came up reversed.  Or, as Challengers.  We all know that a draw like this has purpose, meaning, and significance.  Often it speaks of opposition, or opposite reactions.  But it can also show a different side to the same old story.

             It’s common for a contrary image to give us a nudge, in a direction we maybe hadn’t looked before it appeared.  A tweak, a squinted view, or a tilted head of inquiry, all ways that our message (or messenger) could approach the situation, where a standard/right-side-up definition just wouldn’t have the depth.

             Let’s look at what the Universe needs us to address right now.  With a tiny bit of the guidebook’s interpretation.

alternative tarot cards, osho zen

“Fighting  ~  Knight of Clouds  ~  Mastery of Mind

One moment it was there, another moment it is gone.  One moment we are here, and another moment we have gone.  And for this simple moment, how much fuss we make – how much violence, ambition, struggle, conflict, anger, hatred…….

An explosive temper or smoldering rage often masks a deep feeling of pain……

Sorrow  ~  9  ~  Clouds: the Mind

This pain is not to make you sad, remember……

The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware.  And when you are aware, the misery disappears…….”

             Recently I read an inspirational passage, it helped me to see the same sort of revelation that is being shared here.  It was a channeled message (similar to what I get at the start of every new day), which told the story of our physical illusion.  The reminder was simply about our transience here in these bodies, here on this planet.

             When we understand what causes the rage, the pain, the sorrow, the discomfort, then we are better able to heal from the original situation.  As well as apply the lesson, without the heft of all that emotion, to our higher purpose.

             The encouraging part of today’s draw was that both of these came up reversed.  Which, no matter how you read the cards, always means that we’ve begun taking the steps necessary for our healing to begin.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Channeled Message:


walk in to your day with an open mind 

and open heart

Today’s Mileage:

was to see an *A* appointment, and home again, 8.594 miles, in 48 minutes 25 seconds, with an average pace of 10.6 MPH, which surprises me because it seemed to be much slower.  The wind was still bad, and now we are dealing with a million percent humidity.

Tonight’s Health Update:

is that, Em’s still here.  She went out before we were up, but she’s back.  Occupying the guest room.  With all of the same (mumps-like) symptoms.

FLP Report:

just made me sad because it was only a single New Hampshire, and not even anyone who had come to see us.

4 thoughts on “Up, Down, Forward, and Back.

  1. Hope Em is better soon.
    I continued with my melancholy – almost like I’m grieving someone or something. I had to force myself to do my afterburn workout until I stumbled upon the idea of immersing in the melancholy. I did my workout to Tea For the Tillerman by Cat Stevens. (Thank whoever created youtube cause I have had that album in so many forms through the years but I don’t have it now.) After that the feeling seemed to lift some.

    Mine continues to come and go,
    with no precise reasoning at all. 😕

    10:06 p.m.

  2. Yep, my emotions have run the gamut over the past two weeks. Finally levelling out, finding their own place. It’s a welcome relief.

    The relief is ALWAYS so welcome,
    glad you are there now.

    10:07 p.m.

  3. My feelings toward work have been the only ones that have been at all rollercoaster-y, and I understand them. Friends are reminding me that I do great work and it will be fine. But I find that I am encountering resistance within myself. So it’s time to begin reading my inspirational books again to get my mind and spirit to a good place again. Anything I can do that is non-drug-oriented is good.

    Hope Emma gets well soon!

    ……. guided meditation CDs……..

    10:09 p.m.

  4. My week has been good; Mrs. Denial has been not-so-good. Couple of clients with really severe, unrelenting issues, a general feeling of “not good enough” coupled with killing some plants. I think I’ll show her this weeks readings…

    And it isn’t a million percent…84 the last time I looked, which is double plus what we normally have this time of year, which is pretty sucky.

    Yes, please share these with her. And I hope they help. Because, holy crap, I know how she feels!

    That number seems low.
    Are you SURE it wasn’t a million?!
    It felt like it was,
    that’s all I’m sayin’

    10:10 p.m.

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