Monday, May 9, 2016

Courage - Cougar

Who doesn't love a sunny day?  I think the Sun in this Strength card hints at radiant joy.  When we are comfortable with who we are, Life flows like the continuing loop of the Infinity symbol.
The cougar seems to be content listening to the rhythm of Strength's heartbeat, maybe it reminds the cougar of purring.  Strength is courage frosted with humanity.

The other day when I slowed myself down and took some time to meditate, I heard " I AM HERE."  I have been pondering that for these last few days.  I always remember the Me, Myself, and I, but it has been a long while since I heard this from within.  So this is how this rendition of Strength speaks to me.  Listen and I just may hear myself.
I also noticed that I chose cougar instead of lion, mountain or otherwise.   I realize that cougar and courage are so very close to being the same.  Something else for me to ponder on today.

Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert


  1. I love this version of Strength because the woman and the lion/cougar clearly have a loving and balanced relationship. In some versions the lions are chained and these cards offer a whole different perspective of Strength. :)

  2. Joanna lives just north of me, I've often thought about taking part in one of her retreats. Lazy bum that I am...I like retreating at home best :)

  3. The Buddhists would call the non-egoic self within us the Luminous Mind. Seems fitting with all that radiance. :)