Sunday, 23 June 2013

Healthy Instincts?

Yesterday was the first day in about nine weeks that I didn't meditate :(  However, I got back to it today, which felt good.  Still doing half a mala chanting to Dhanvantari, and half a mala chanting to Tara.  This time, I tried to visualise their images while I chanted - the ones I now have on my altar.

I also drew some cards for the day.  One card fell out while I was shuffling, so I decided to take that as the theme of the reading.  Here they are from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004).


I read this as saying that to calm my worries and anxiety, I need to listen to the messages of my instincts, particularly regarding health.  This is a tough one for me.  Years of doing too much exercise and eating really poorly mean that I spent a long time intentionally not paying attention to what my body and my instincts were telling me.  So, today I tried to be mindful to those messages.  I chose a quite mellow and short workout, and I paid attention to what I was eating.  I also tried to be aware of my posture, which is often poor when I'm with my son - I hunch over him in a protective way that isn't helpful for him or me *doh*

This is probably something I need to work on generally, rather than just for today, so I may keep these cards on my altar for a while.  Today is a good day to start, with the power of the full moon...

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