Saturday, 12 April 2014

Book vs Bear

Last night, the moon was full (okay, just realised it looked it, but wasn't quite - officially on Tuesday).  I haven't been following the moon's cycles of late (as you can tell), ensconced in the baby-zone.  Yet, that self-same baby had me awake and walking around the house, so that I spotted the full-moon through a window.  So, I took the time to chant to the Goddess as Moon, reminded of the chant I created a few years back.  Another thing I haven't done for a while - made a Youtube video.  Ah well, there will be time, if I want and Goddess willing, in the future.

With that inspiration, this morning I decided to do another thing I haven't done for quite some time: draw a Lenormand line of three.  I pulled from the Gilded Reverie Lenormand (Ciro Marchetti, 2012):

Book, Coffin, Bear

The first thing I saw here was the end (Coffin) of writing (Book), as motherhood (Bear) takes over.  Certainly, this blog is testament to how little time I've been spending on anything esoteric, and writing more generally.  More particularly, I see it pointing to how my life has changed from focusing on the spiritual (Book) to focusing on the practical (Bear).  While the two aren't mutually exclusive in any way, my spiritual practices have often been focused on writing, studying, drawing cards, and meditations that are quite mental.  I guess a walking meditation isn't so much, and I have at least been chanting while breastfeeding sometimes recently :D

There is also something here about how the move away from writing has had a detrimental impact on my nutrition - now that I don't write what I eat, I feel a little out of control.  Still, all that says is that if I want to get control back, I need to return to keeping track of what I'm eating...

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  1. This too shall pass... you will blink and that bear will have swum back over to the book again. :) Right now you have other priorities - your health and the baby's. If you don't have time to write down the foods you eat, make an oral list as you burp the baby. May you both get the rest you need!

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    1. Thanks, tsp, we're trying to get rest, though it's a bit tough this week with my other son off school for the Easter holidays. Still, it's been beautifully sunny, which makes most things seem a bit better :)

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    2. Sorry, tst - dang autocorrect! :D

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  2. The moon wasn't quite full last night, but I saw it through my window, too, and maybe we paid homage to her at the same time. :)

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    1. Yeah, I realised a bit later that the moon wasn't actually full, and adjusted the post to match. Funny to think we might have paid homage to her at the same time, mine was about 3am… :)

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  3. I've never been more spritutally grounded than when my childeren were litlle. I felt very connected to the mother goddes and how She takes care of us. Now when I am older there is so many time and space for writing and reading and gathering wisdom. Please try not to jump ahead in you mind. Explore every fiber of this mothering: the same yet so different as the first time. it will be over too soon
    Hugs

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    1. Hmm, as a double Gemini, I think I struggle with grounded spirituality. It's probably why I need exercise and yoga so much, to keep me real :) In most of my meditations, I don't even try for a still mind, instead going for the kinds of meditation that just overwhelm/take over my monkey mind with (too much) information - breath and chanting, or visualisations. Lon Milo Duquette wrote about the Kabbalah in that light - so much detail to just blind the monkey mind so the divine mind can get its foot in the door :D

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    2. Perhaps doing something grounding can be a kind of meditation too.
      Try baking a bread :D

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    3. I'm ashamed to admit I've never baked bread. Biscuits, cookies and cakes yes, bread, no...

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  4. I like the photo! It looks like you found a nice bright patch of sunlight. I hope you remember to sit in the sunshine some with baby. I hope that might help your baby blues? Wish I could go visit. Much LOVE!

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    1. Yes, it's been gorgeously sunny today, too, and we sat out in the garden having lunch. Certainly helped with the baby blues :)
      Much love to you, too!
      Kxxx

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