Friday, 29 March 2013

Of Dogs and Water

Things have been a little tough on the home front, with my son being sick almost non-stop for the last six weeks.  I've also not been doing great in terms of eating.  I know the two are related: I eat less well when I'm tired (he hasn't been sleeping well) and stressed.  Plus I've been sick myself (he loves to share).  Still, I've been doing better with meditating this week, which I think has helped when I've had the chance to go back to bed for a nap.

With all of this floating around in my head, today I asked for a spiritual and emotional focus from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004).

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Clover + Dog + Cross suggest a couple of things to me.  Firstly, that I should take what small joys (Clover) I can find with my DH (Dog) to help cope with the burdens we're experiencing (Cross).  So, definitely time to go for a nice walk in the sunshine we're promised over the next few days.

Secondly, I see that there is an opportunity (Clover) to be faithful (Dog) to what I believe in (Cross).  I have some work to do on a project I feel passionate about, so best get on with it.  Also, no skimping on meditating or daylight fasting: these things work if you give them a chance!

However, the eating question has been really difficult lately, so I decided to draw on the Mystical Kipper (Königsfurt-Urania, 2007).  I asked what would help me stick to my good intentions:

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A Judicial Person + Hope/Big Water + A Good, Rich Man.  As I mentioned before, I see the Judicial Person in a similar light to the Justice card in the tarot, indicating a need to weigh things up, to listen to the messages of spirit, and to analyse what is happening.  Hope/Big Water can indicate wonderful things, those things we dream of (the hope of achieving the tarot World, maybe).  However, it also talks about illusions, and what happens when we live in and through our illusions (and resulting addictions) - a little Devil-like, going back to tarot analogies.  Finally, a Good, Rich Man can indicate corporations, a wealthy man, or simply security - at a push, it has a bit of a King of Pentacles feel.

Taking this line together, I see a need to weigh up whether the things I think I want are dreams or illusions, positives or negatives.  This assessment will help me plot a way forward towards an increased sense of security and of living the good life.

At a deep level, I know that eating chocolate, while it seems pleasing at the time, isn't really a good thing.  It masquerades as something that brings me hope in dark times and will make me feel life is worth living, while actually undermining me in the long run.  So, next time I hear that siren song, I have to bring some analytical thinking to bear.  Perhaps try to stop and at least think logically about the pros and cons, if not actually write a list (though that's kind of tempting, too).  To stop and think about what I want from life, as opposed to from this moment.  It's worth a try...

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