Temperance is a card of balance and changing one energy into another. The central piece of this reminds me of wings. I can’t get my mind off the idea that this is the back of an angel. We can’t see his or her head because it is bent doing the work of mixing energies–blending two disparate things into one. If you are a tangler, the wings are Meer and the side pieces are Hollenbaugh (my shading is still not what I hope it will be and for some reason the scan totally missed picking up the shading. Weird. :D)
How do you work with disparate energies? We all have them or so I believe. We are all dichotomies of pushmi/pullyu feelings that cause us to start then stop then start again.
The key is to keep starting. It’s so easy to lose your focus particularly in the multi-tasking, super distracting world we live in. There’s always something to pull us away from what we start.
You start cooking and a child needs help with a homework.
You start the homework and the dog needs a walk.
And so on.
Some distractions can’t be helped. Dogs need out and kids need love. But what about the ones that can be helped?
- Facebook doesn’t need me that badly.
- Twitter can stream along just fine.
- My email isn’t so urgent that it can’t be dealt with twice a day instead of every 15 minutes.
When I do these tangles, I go into a no-distraction zone quite often. Suddenly the world gets turned off. I can’t hear the murmur of the TV that is rarely off when my son is home. I can’t hear the traffic streaming by.
I just tangle.
For me, the product of those no-distraction moments are greater than the black and white on the paper.
Because my brain has a chance to process other things. I have a new vision of my Fairy Tales Tarot Spreads eBook that Lisa Hunt (yes, I said Lisa Hunt) is illustrating for me. I have more things to add to my 100 Things I Want To Do This Year in my workbook+planner.
It’s like magic only better.
And if you want a copy of my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads eBook (pre-illustrated and then illustrated) for free, you’ve got 14 days left to get it. Starting 2/1 it will be for sale but for now all you need to do is snag a copy of this workbook+planner from this link and let me know. You’ll get my eBook with all ten spreads at no cost.
So how will you change energies today? How will you blend them into something that, even for three minutes, calms your mind allowing you to see new ways?
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!
Zentangle, Arwen Lynch, 2013