Friday, August 18, 2017

How can I be more mindful?

Shaker Lake Nature Preserve, Shaker Heights, OH

As I was walking through the Shaker Lake Nature preserve I was struck by how easy it is to be mindful in the woods when there are fewer man-made distractions.  So I stopped and settled myself on a wooden bench and pulled a few cards.

Druid Craft Tarot

Build on previous efforts.  You've done a good job of becoming more conscious and aware of the world around you.  Continue to expand on that and be willing to listen to those around you.

This is interesting guidance for me as I have a hard time listening to what other people have to say.  I've been let down by so many people in my life that I tend to tune out guidance and assume I can do it all on my own.

However, I have found that listening to guided meditations helps me to meditate and to become more aware of my inner life.

Druidcraft Tarot

Enjoy the work that you've already done to achieve mindfulness.  Focus on the good feeling you have when you are mindful and how it brings such inner peace.  Celebrate your successes and continue to build on them.

This was an interesting cared for me to pull about mindfulness because I usually associate the four of wands with celebration and with lots of people.  However, some of the meanings of the four of wands are about ritual and about taking time create rituals.

Druidcraft Tarot

Awaken to your responsibility in this world and tame your wild side.  You do not have to deny the world around you, but be more aware of it and harness your own power.

This reading seems so fitting as the people in the card are asleep and unaware.  This card is all about being one with nature and not destroying it or letting it overwhelm us.

Overall this was a very interesting read with some bits that were expected and some that were unexpected.  My key takeaway was to build on what I've done and that is good advice for me because I often discount what I've done before and always feel as if I'm starting from scratch.

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