Sunday, 1 September 2013

Loyalty

This morning, I managed to meditate again, despite my tiredness.  I always appreciate it when I do it, and I slept better after, too :)  The chant to the Goddess is still feeling good to me, so I'll stick with that, I think (though the cards say if I don't, that's fine, too).

I drew three cards, shown here from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004):

Dog, Coffin and Man.
I read these two very different ways.  Firstly, loyalty is ending as I take new action.  That's about a project I've been devoted to for the last 10 months, which I finished and sent off yesterday.  While I'll still have to do some things for it, I no longer have to dedicate myself to it in the same way.  After it was sent, I sat down and did some work on the next project I have in mind - moving on decisively, with action to match my intention :)

The second way I read it is that loyalty ends when rationality is applied to it.  In this, I see a warning that there are some things which just aren't rational, and trying to apply logic to them diminishes rather than illuminates them.  Things like prayer, meditation and faith aren't intended to be rational.  So, I won't try to "decide" in any rational way what I "should" be doing, but just do what speaks to my spirit.  And if that changes day-to-day, that's fine, too.  The point for me right now is to honour where my belief leads me, not to be logical about it.

3 comments:

  1. I agree with that about loyalty to your spirit. I begin to feel out of sorts when I do too much reading and studying about what other people are doing or have done or believe. I begin to worry that I'm doing things wrong. But surely the way I personally relate to spirit and the universe cannot be wrong. I know what's not right for me, until I start to ask questions that didn't need asking in the first place.

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  2. Yes honour has its own logic informed by spirit.

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  3. Totally agree with you both. It can be interesting to read what others are doing. But if your practice doesn't sing to your spirit, then what's the point? :)

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