Monday, 2 December 2013

Kali Sadhana Day 13

It felt good to call my circle, state my affirmations and practice yoga today (41 minutes - 4 A's, 4 dancing warriors, 2 C's, then standing, balance, seated and supine poses).  My son is off sick again, so making that bit of space for me felt really great: honouring my needs, too :)

After the yoga, before sitting and chanting Om Krim Kalikaye Namaha, I drew a card from the Oracle of Shapeshifters (Beyond Words, 2013).  I was a bit miffed with this card: it reads rather predictively: a change you did not see coming.   However, as I sat and meditated, some of the thoughts that drifted through my mind included how I respond to the unexpected.

My DH is excellent in a crisis, but I'll admit I'm not so good.  In the first instant, I tend to freeze.  I think it's because I have so many things going through my head - too many possibilities and options. Perhaps this is one of my fears: that I won't be able to cope with the crises that life sends my way.  At least I have someone who is good with them by my side.  And perhaps meditating will help me to stay calm while I work my way through those options...

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  1. I agree with you about the pat predictive-type readings. When they just say 'unexpected change' it is a little unnerving, but often that is just the definition of life! I think we all believe we aren't very good in a crisis, but we do a lot better than we feel we do. I am sure you're being too hard on yourself. I like the bright white color in this. Maybe allow yourself to feel that some unexpected twists are positive! Like I told a friend of mine recently--try to imagine a positive crisis! Haha.

    Anyway...sending you lots of unexpected goodness,
    MM

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    1. It's funny, because in terms of predictive readings there was certainly no unexpected crisis yesterday. I decided to take it as just a prompt to think about how I deal with the unexpected. About the only thing that surprised me all day was to do with how watercolour pencils work ;)

      I like that, though, a positive crisis, and unexpected goodness :) Same to you, MM!
      Kxx

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  2. The stoat in the card in its winter coat makes me think of adaptability. Not taking immediate action in a crisis might be a good think - it can allow your brain to engage instead of just your emotions.

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    1. Ha, I was so busy being annoyed at the "predictive" text, and then thinking about my own shortcomings, that I didn't pick up on the stoat. I like that reading! :D

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  3. I agree with Sycamore not to take an immediate action in a crisis. Try not to feel anxiety over "might be" situations. Perhaps they will never happen. And like MM says. it "might be "something wonderful :)

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    1. I'll admit, I often worry about "might be's". Once again, I hope meditating will help with that, staying more present :)

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