Real and Actual Value

             We already know that the Universe has a sense of humour (and that sometimes, it’s an odd one).  So, for Valentine’s weekend (an event that I do not celebrate), this message should not come as a surprise to anyone.

             Also, it’s more of a reminder than actual advice or wisdom.  I mean, we know this.  But, still.

People,

not things.

             As far as gift-giving goes, time and care are always more important than a purchased item.  Yes, even a well-thought out purchased item.

             Now, I am, personally, an extremely materialistic individual, and even *I* know this is true.  Am I good at remembering it on my own?  Oh, hell no.

             And I kinda don’t think I’m the only one.  Hence, today’s nudge.

             Another jab in the ribs arrived on our card altar earlier.  We have returned to the regular rotation.  And it seems, just in time, too.

             (This significant draw correlates to The Tower.  And as much as that’s a scary thought, we can totally embrace this as a wonderful, worthwhile challenge and empowering lesson.)

thunderbolt

“Thunderbolt  ~  XVI  ~  Major Arcana

The card shows a tower being burned, destroyed, blown apart.  A man and a woman are leaping from it not because they want to, but because they have no choice.

In the background is a transparent, meditating figure representing the witnessing consciousness.

You might be feeling pretty shaky right now, as if the earth is rocking beneath your feet.  Your sense of security is being challenged, and the natural tendency is to try to hold on to whatever you can.

But this inner earthquake is both necessary and tremendously important – if you allow it, you will emerge from the wreckage stronger and more available for new experiences.  

After the fire, earth is replenished; after the storm, air is clear.  Try to watch the destruction with detachment, almost as if it were happening to somebody else.

Say yes to the process by meeting it halfway.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from Instagram.

ocean coloured

Three.
So soft and soothing.

             As I stood in the linen department, it dawned on me that I’m pretty sure we’ve never purchased new towels for ourselves.  The kids?  Yep.  As gifts?  Absolutely.  For summer events?  Yes, but not “new” new.

             In over 34 years together, today was honestly the first time I’d ever done this, for just us.  They’ll be for pool use.  For me and him.  (I guess that could sorta be considered romantic.  Accidentally.).

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2 thoughts on “Real and Actual Value

  1. Yeah, not a big fan of this day myself. It used to -seriously- annoy me when my kids were in school and they “had” to bring cards to school. Cheapo pieces of crap and all the kids looking to see who brought the best candy. Grrrrr. Why do you need a ‘have to’ day to tell someone you love them?

    I actually have a soft spot for The Tower. I discovered when I was doing three card draws before going on a road trip to get my daughter from college, that The Tower showing up meant a more dangerous than usual day on the road. Knowing to “drive every mile” on these trips saved my butt a couple of times when daydreaming as I drove would’ve gotten me smooshed. So I try to remember the good things The Tower has done for me and not get bent when it shows up elsewhere. 🙂

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