The last few days, I've maintained my practice of half a mala of Om Mani Padme Hum, and a full mala to Yemaya. A couple of times, I did the chant to Yemaya in a more cut off style: keeping the last syllable to just one beat, rather than the normal two. It was interesting, as apart from making the chant 20% faster, it also made it feel more directed and to the point. However, overall I think I prefer the longer, more vibrating count. It feels more enveloping, which is something I associate with Yemaya particularly, but also with the act of chanting.
also drew four cards this morning. The first was a jumper, which I
decided to take as the theme, and then three for the reading. All are
shown here from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004).
Bear as theme speaks to me of mothering, while Man, Fish and Tower talk
of making logical choices about institutional spending. This makes me
think about going to an alternative health practice today, looking for
an acupuncturist for my son. Although alternative, the centre is still
an institution that will be taking my money.
constitutes a logical choice when choosing an acupuncturist? I've seen
one of the women who works there before, and she came highly recommended
by a friend. I found her good, but rather ditzy. That's not just a
feeling, though, but based on the fact she ran about half an hour late,
and stopped to chat with a friend before seeing me. I guess I should
consider whether they both charge the same, and what hours they are
available. Given the Bear as theme, I shall keep in mind that this is
about not who is the best acupuncturist, but who would best suit my son. And perhaps the Man also speaks to being decisive, not over-worrying
the choice ;)