What makes us feel “at home” other than being IN our homes? Is it the people? The furnishings? The memories?
Sometimes it can be a combination of all that. But also, it’s an attitude. Here’s where the Universe would like us to focus right now:
Not the direction, precisely, but the feeling that phrase give us, the iconic, cultural definition. The essence of steering towards a comfortable place where we can be ourselves. Where we are safe.
We’ve all known people (and sometimes we ARE those people) who feel a yearning to be “home” or continue with a similar search. What that emotional need really comes down to is the sadness we have because we’re here, we are not at Home.
(Yes, Home is a real place. Where we came from and where we all [mostly] return to when this particular body-life is complete.)
We have gone away to school, we are learning, we are growing, we are evolving. But we get home-sick. It happens. We try to recreate our favorite places back Home, we build structures and we travel afar, all in the quest for Home.
Sometimes we are more successful than others. But it’s not the physical bits which will help us to feel that spiritual comfort. It comes from within, it comes from our connecting to loved ones and to our own selves.
Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar, this is a tool that can assist us, a way to help bring it home.
Here is one that I call “reap what you sow” because it has to do with what we gain when we do the hard work. Or, what we grow, when we do the planting and weeding, watering and tending.
Quiet moments, meditation, prayer, rejuvenating retreats, even a calm deep breath amongst a chaotic day, all of these are the “work” which will help us to heal.
It’s also about building and physically manifesting, gathering the supplies needed to create and move forward. As Pentacles generally deal with “things of the hand” we are reminded of what we’re making right now, and how we’re taking care of our bodies.
Combining the mystical Number 7 with this tactile-ness of the suit, we get a very promising sense of ease and accomplishment, after the household chores are done, apparently.
Robin Wood Tarot
is to say that I made a small cloth bag last night (pictures soon). It has one purpose, and one purpose only.
When I lock the bike, now I also take all the lights off, and put everything inside. Idea: from the boys in my life.
Thanks guys, for rescuing me and keeping me safe. (Mostly from myself.)