The weather is clear and beautiful.  Am I out on my bike?  No.  No, I am not.   We’ve had a plethora of errands to run, and needed to get them done before Dan went to work.  New realization?   I now can’t STAND sitting in traffic, all confined and closed up, entirely unable to quickly pedal on past.

             Tomorrow might be different.  A witch can hope.  What has NOT changed is the wonderful consistency of these daily messages that I’ve been receiving.   And how they are combining so delightfully well with our card draws.

             Also, I’m trying a new idea when I get out of bed, I’ll share and review it soon, after I’ve done it for more than a week.  Today, the results were terrific.  And the message was, too.

Patience and Understanding.

             Very much like what we heard on Wednesday, but with a slightly softer feel to this one.   When we see what the cards have to say, that emotion continues.

alternative tarot, nothing-ness

“No-thingness  ~  V  ~  Major Arcana

Being ‘in the gap’ can be disorienting and even scary.  Nothing to hold on to, no sense of direction, not even a hint of what choices and possibilities might be ahead.  But it was just this state of pure potential that existed before the universe was created.  All you can do now is to relax into this no-thingness . . . . fall into this silence between the words . . . . watch this gap between the outgoing and incoming breath.  

And treasure each empty moment of the experience.  Something sacred is about to be born.”

             I love the openendedness of this image, the blank, vast freedom of the void.  It feels supportive and yet naked at the same time.  As the definition states, it is silent and full of possibility.  When we know we are understood, with a patient and unconditional type of love, we then have the trust it takes to appreciate this as a gift, as the sacred blessing that it is.

             Here’s a link (CLICK THIS) to a site that I stumbled upon recently.  The description of what this image is in a more traditional sense is very well done.  I’m going to spend more time over there, and see what else they have to offer.

             (Even though the imagery is not my favorite style, it’s got something intriguing about it that keeps pulling me back.  The symbolism is exceptionally well thought-out.)

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Another Calendar Page:

this time from just outside my bedroom door, downstairs.

rainbow photos, Italy
This was so green and soothing that I thought it must be Ireland.

             Gorgeous double rainbows.  In St Magdalena, South Tyrol, Italy, to be exact.  I think if we looked up the word “bucolic” in the dictionary, it might have this exact  picture.  If it doesn’t, it should.

8 thoughts on “To Be Sustained.

  1. Lots of cool stuff today. Even an Osho card I can get behind. Interesting pairing with the traditional deck, and the varied interpretation of that card through time as well. There is a term in one of the Plains Indian languages ‘Sva-Hah’ (spelling VERY approximate) that means “the pause between lightning and thunder” that seems very fitting in this concept of betweens.

    Good luck on your new “trial”. I await the information.

    There was lots of tuba playing yesterday; a performance at Cascade Manor for their “medical” unit ice cream social, and a marching band rehearsal to prepare for playing at the Koman run tomorrow. I am going to figure out something to drape my sousaphone with….

    I love this:
    “the pause between lightning and thunder”

    10:32 p.m.

  2. That empty space can feel so scary and intimidating because there is no definition, no certainty, and uncertainty can be frightening. I certainly suffer from that. Yet that place of uncertainty and emptiness can be a place of great potential leading to wonderful actions and situations and opportunities. I’m still trying to learn this on a more gut level.

    I am at the beach today, but not actually at the beach. I’m at my friend’s house (inland from the beach) and have an upset tummy and aches and pains, all probably due to traveling. So I’m allowing myself to rest and feel better and reminding myself that I still have a few days in which to be actually at the beach.

    As soon as you feel even the teensiest bit better, get in your car and drive to the closest spot where you can park safely and see the ocean. It will heal you!

    10:33 p.m.

  3. We all act like life is certain and we know what’s happening next, but actually, it’s not. While things do usually happen as we think they will, life is uncertain and we should embrace that. That space is where Things Happen, where change is, where growth comes from.

    Ally – a scarf taped to the edge of the bell? If you got one of those silk ones that’s long and narrow, you could have it go all the way around and yet not be so long that the loose part would be in your face.

    Excellent point,
    we clearly are not in charge!

    10:34 p.m.

  4. “No-thingness” feels like a card of exploration to me.

    Luuuuve that calendar picture. I would love to be there right now.

    Do you have a microwave? Over on Hen-blog awhile back she put up a post on how to dry basil in the microwave.

    And the olive oil in the recipe I gave you keeps it from tasting like you froze it. You can also just chop it up by hand and pour the oil over it.

    I went off of her and her hens for a bit, but I’ll go check out this link. Thanks!

    10:35 p.m.

        1. Just do it like 15 seconds or so at a time and bring them out in between to see if it’s dry yet. You can get it almost dry and then finish in the oven at a very low temp. Tends to make your house smell like someone’s been smoking pot.

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