Monday, March 27, 2017

Self defeating

Yesterday the four today the Five of Cups.

Well yesterday sitting under the bodhi tree, deep in concentration of the three cups before me I did not see the offering of the fourth cup and now there is a second one to encourage me to turn away from fear, worry, and the evening news.
The other day I saw my twenty-five year old niece skipping down the walkway from her parents home to her car.  I watched her and appreciated the simple joy that is expressed in skipping and wondered when the last time I felt like skipping?  When I was about the same age, a long way back down that river.  I remember a manager at the place I worked at back in 1980/1981 telling us that times ahead where going to be tough and that we better begin preparing. I was 23/24 and I think I spent a good part of my days skipping to and fro. 'Who cared about tomorrow, when we had today,'  a much better place to live from.  If I can just turn away from fear, worry, and anxiety and  pick up the cups of simplicity and joy maybe I can put some skippity-do-daa in my days.



The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

6 comments:

  1. Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it, so why not try skipping (even though you heart isn't in it and see what is does for you; how your energy is moving from the fallen cups to the upright cups.
    It might be hard to do but I know from experience that is works

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    1. No skipping for me at this time. I woke up almost two weeks ago and my left knee is out. Something occurred in dream time. My energy is out of balance on the whole left side, which is the side of my body that was more damaged from trauma. I am working on the faking it to make stage, so far it is not working.

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  2. Sounds like a good plan. Sometimes just taking that first step (or skip!) helps. :)

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    1. My steps are a mess right now that is what is a real issue. In time I will right myself and then do a bit of skipping if my legs allow.

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  3. That is an over extended figure with too much on his/her mind. What would you like to bridge to? Where is your castle?

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  4. i like that, where would I like to bridge to?

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