Today’s card comes from a question I answered that Joanna Powell Colbert asked in her Gaian Soul Circle Community which is a private online community. If you haven’t joined to check it out, I hope you will.
But Joanna asked us to share about our daily spiritual practices. I wanted to share my answer here with you as well.
Daily spiritual practices are something I am trying to get back to in a more consistent way. [Tweet “Consistency and I are not always the best of pals.”]
I was doing daily affirmations and flowed away from those. I flowed back today.
Flow is an interesting choice of words since my daily card was the Explorer of Water. I just realized that to ride the wave in, he has to ride the wave out.
To get where I love to be, I must ride the wave in as often as I ride it out. I let the water carry me forward to new and out to those scary places that I must experience. Then I come home to the shore. It’s a cycle and it fits my very Piscean nature.
Joanna shares this on her page. “His ally is Dolphin, who offers the gifts of balance, harmony and the wisdom of deep breathing.”
Is it any surprise that I’ve been working with an app that helps you focus on how to breathe? No, I didn’t think so.
I am reminded of a poem that I wrote in 1999.
Tumbling at the ocean’s edge,
I am a starfish pulling myself in
A sea turtle pushing myself out.
Five pointed star,
Or sea-shelled creature
Will you still love them both?
Head out, Head in,
Which would you hate?
Which would you love?
Will you be a quiet pool
that I seek refuge in?
Tidepool sunlight on wet sand,
and no depths for me to hide in.
Will you cover me with the
salty water of your love,
insisting that I stay in the light?
If the tide calls back for me
and I am carried away once more
will you be there when I return,
a quiet pool for me?
Explorer of Water, Gaian Tarot Limited Edition, Joanna Powell Colbert
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
#seekjoy I tag in the hopes that you will tag your own joy seeking posts so we can find them more easily. Love! Arwen