Saturday, 1 June 2013

Loyalty

This morning, before my meditation, I had already begun chanting: I chanted the Moola Mantra while making breakfast and doing some artwork.  Going back upstairs, I wondered whether to skip my sitting meditation, as I'd already been quite mindful with my chanting.  However, then I remembered what Eowyn wrote earlier this week about the meaning of sadhana.  When I determined to chant Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha for 21 days, it was as a means to accomplishing healing.  Then I added the chant to Tara to it, intending to do both together.  And it's not good to leave such things unfinished, it's like letting a spell just fizzle out, rather than sending it out into the world!

So, up to my meditation bolster I went, for what is now day 13 of my chant sadhana.  And I didn't regret it: once I got started it flowed beautifully.  The cards, too,from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004) reinforced that message!  I asked again how I could best connect with spirit today...


Mice, Moon, Dog, Letter, Anchor.
I read these as saying there's a risk of devotional emotions being undermined, yet this can be counterbalanced by working to tangibly reinforce them.  My first thought was that one thing I might do to reinforce my commitment (as per yesterday's reading), is to create a tangible sign of that devotion.  I plan to paint a lotus, which is a symbol of Tara.  I can't do that today (waiting for supplies from my internet shopping - craft supplies aren't to be found on most high streets anymore, sadly!)  In the meantime, though, this post is a written statement of intent :)

What I also can and will do today is to reaffirm my commitment to a couple of work projects, both of which have a spiritual base to them.  Unfortunately, as the cards point out, my loyalty and emotional commitment to them has been somewhat undermined of late.  One of them is feeling like a slog because it's a very big project, and although I do a bit of work on it most days, it's sometimes hard to see what I'm achieving.  The other I've come to a halt on because of some legal complications, which may or may not apply to it.  Even if they do, there's probably a way to deal with them, but it's just more of a hassle.  Still, I think it's worth doing.  Time to get back to these projects!

6 comments:

  1. I like the idea of crafting something as a tangible commitment to the sadhana. A painting of a lotus is lovely! I wonder what I could do for my commitment to opening my heart to the wider community...I will think about it. :)

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    1. Well, I'm still waiting for supplies, but I've been experimenting drawing lotus petals. It won't be a masterpiece, but it's about the intent, right? ;)

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  2. Good luck with the projects! I hope you'll share a picture of your lotus when you paint it. :-)

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  3. Best of luck with the projects. I admire your stick-to-it-ness. That's something I really need to work on. Sometimes instant gratification is all I can muster. ;)

    Hugs,
    MM

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    1. Hi MM,

      I've been finding it hard to stick to it, too :/ Still, today I did something tangible for one of my work projects, too, which has really made a difference! Maybe that's something you could try - finding different ways to keep yourself stimulated by something. For instance, with your blog you change decks, and do some daily draws, some monthly draws, some video draws - so you never get too bored...

      Hugs,
      Kerry

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