Monday, October 25, 2010
I thought I would share my daily “spiritual” ritual. I must admit, I don’t practice it all the time because this is all new to me and sometimes I have a real bad day (although these are very scarce). I also have my routine easily accessible in my diary so I can regularly remind myself. Whilst this is my “ritual”, I did not invent it but rather I “copied and pasted” bits and pieces from different inspirational people including :-
• Kathryn Hegarty; she wrote an article which made a lot of sense to me, and changed my way of thinking “13 steps to living authentically”;
• Shann’s “Create More Peace in Your Life” which is again another “ah-ha” moment in my life
• Elizabeth Lesser’s “Broken Open”
Breathe deeply for five minutes per day
Practice silence by meditating (any amount of time is good)
Enjoy nature as it is really so special
Practice being kind and gentle with everyone
Smile at everyone you meet
Let go of excess baggage, don’t hold grudges
Practice a daily act of kindness to someone worse off
Be grateful every day for something
Important to Note
Pay attention to life – it’s speaking to you
Look for messages in every problem – what are you here to teach or to learn?
Learn - read more and learn something new each week
Joy spotting – notice every little moment that fills you with joy
Be aware of your self talk – it’s just as harmful as tongue talk
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Two Cups -
The journey of two people - don't take advantage of this relationship, whether friendship or sexual, but remain balanced. Don't abuse it, don't let the wine get to your head.
6 Pentacles -
Offerings of nice things which are welcome in times of belt-tightening. Don't forget others may have been through similar circumstances, so share when and where you can.
The Tower -
Changes from the result of destruction or fragility which can be minor or major. Longstanding foundations are starting to crumble - now is the time to assess the situation, act and implement change(s) and accept this.
The Hanging Man -
Suspended in life- hanging in balance and life stands still. This could be a result of letting go and not hiding anymore, or behind anything. Analyse yourself, and let go of old self and any materialism that followed, ready for the new journey.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- practice deep breathing
- practice silence
- personal development
- get back to nature
- be kind and gentle
- stop criticising
- meet people's eye and smile
- care for your self deeply
- gently and lovingly speak the truth
- see a counsellor if necessary
- keep a gratitude diary
- practice forgiveness.
I did write to Kathryn and told her how much her article changed my life - thank you Kathryn.
Monday, May 24, 2010
The picture depicts a forest on fire with smoke.
This card is transformation of new self, possibly burnout from too many commitments and need to turf some of these commitments; really, why do you need to be involved in so many activities, or activities that are time consuming and time intensive - who are you trying to please? Something will be destroyed/cease but something better will occur/rebuild/regenerate (possibly creativity based); the card is an ending to something however there is a new beginning to occur once the old is removed. It is important to release your energy, passion and/or growth in order to move on.
I would be interested in hearing what people think "fire" symbolises.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Stepping into a journey ahead, not necessarily a smooth one but it may involve a windy road to reach the conclusion which will be a worthwhile one. Any change can be a positive thing. Consider the heights you must climb to get where you want to (mountains). The journey can result in a new future whether it be with someone or work. It can lead to a sense of freedom but it is a journey which needs to be taken (and wants to be taken). It is important however not to jump in to it, and do your homework first, be prepared and there should be no unwanted surprises.
I'm not very good with symbols however the butterfly represents to me a new freedom, bluebirds of happiness, and a fox for caution and being cunning and agile.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
1. The reading tells me I need to reassess my belief in the Club; whilst it is a catastrophe it is also a good finding that this misdemeanour has been dug up. I will remain loyal to the Club, because all the wrong-doings and bad rubbish has been removed. If the Club continues, we can move forward as a better and stronger Club.