The Daily Draw: Four of Cups

Meditation is a necessity

Four of CupsThis is a card of meditation and reflection, looking inwards.  This card says to me “There’s been enough going on in your life lately, it’s not time to take on something new. It’s time to contemplate where you are right now.”

I find this a welcome card today. It’s been a busy week, between working towards a software project drop this afternoon (kind of like a beta release that doesn’t leave the building), getting familiar with this whole new TSU thing (Find me at TSU J) and the other full time commitments I haven’t taken much time to just be (or just sleep, for that matter, LOL).

Having said that, I wouldn’t start the day without grounding, having a Reiki shower, clearing and opening my chakras on the drive to work, for example. Busy lifestyles require efficient strategies. But it is bliss to be able to spend a half hour or more breathing, going deep within, connecting with the universe, with spirit, letting go of all the things making your head go “Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”.

The nice thing, when you’ve been practicing long enough, is that you can start to get that feeling just writing a few paragraphs about it. The more you move in and out of emotional and spiritual awareness, the easier it is to change consciousness at will. That’s a nice ability to have if you don’t want to be a victim of your own emotions. We modern folk can get so stressed out, so overwhelmed by constant input from news feeds, TV, business-speak jargon,  never-ending no-win politics, the demands of those we are responsible for, 500 friends looking for our attention, few of whom we’ve ever met in person. Aaaaarrrrrrrgghhhh!!!

Being able to unplug from that is more than good, it’s a necessity for your emotional and mental health. It’s part of taking care of yourself. If you can’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of anybody else.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite guided meditations – an Angel chakra meditation. I find it consistently powerful and still use it every moon or two. It take a little over a half hour. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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