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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Survive

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ 6 of Swords

Survival. Our will to survive is much stronger than our ability to survive, proved over and over again through time.

I'm reminded of all those stories today and wondering who am I, cossette and pampered, fed safe healthy, to complain of anything at all.

"The body is a brute beast that knows nothing of reason." ~ Isaac Asimov 1920-1992

Friday, August 22, 2014

Learn And Teach

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Magician

The Fool, unformed, begins the path to knowledge with the Magician,
who represents anyone we meet who teaches, and us, when we teach others.

I'm reminded by this card, we walk in both worlds from birth to death.
Never knowing what we will learn and what we will impart each day.

"Words itch at our ears until we understand them." ~ Walt Whitman 1819-1892

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lurch Sideward

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Tower

A Tower that doesn't collapse or implode, but suggests construct and aim high.

The master plan for our new life took a mighty lurch sideward yesterday. I hope I don't need a whole new construct.

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together." ~ Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Abstinence

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Hermit

Abstinence.

I don't drink liquor and sodas. If I'm going to have a wad of calories I want to chew them.
I've just come off 13 years of no-buy quilting fabric. I'm agog at all the new colors and designs. So excited to start my next quilt. New Fabric!
This is Rob's last day at work, retirement starts tomorrow. I'm afraid there will be no abstinence from work, I have a honey-do list 10 miles long.
Abstinence is a bit of a good thing...it feels so good to stop.

"Abstinence is easier than temperance." ~ Seneca 4 BC-65 AD

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Megalithic Circles

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ World

All the technology in the world won't make one of these today.
And we wouldn't anyway, nice as the idea is. Finding enough laborers with green cards would be a problem.
Chance of making it out of consulting agencies hands? Nil. Let go of a cash cow until they'd milked it dry? Never.
Getting building permits and travel permits for the stones would be insurmountable. Parish and county and states and countries working together for a stone structure no architect could claim?

I'm reminded by this card how little we've advanced since the world went dark the last time. And me? I haven't so much as put a scratch in a stone to show my passing. I can live with that actually, I'm not proud to be part of this particular rendition of humans.

"I don't know how man will fight World War III, but I do know how they will fight World War IV. With sticks and stones." ~ Albert Einstein 1879-1955

Monday, August 18, 2014

Doublesided

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Moon

Surprises. Positive or Negative.

That is actually a tough nut. Because I've twice had cancer my top brain is thinking, holycownosurprises...but what if it was a kitchen remodel? Or two tickets to Australia? But whatifitwascancer...the Moon. Doublesided.

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise." ~ Alice Malsenior Walker 1944-

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mental Evolution

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Knight of Wands

Our evolutionary path. Really, that is what this blog is all about. Thought triggers that will remind me not to slip back or make me smarter or stronger or in some way better than I was the day before.

I'm reminded by this card, most days I'm on my knees pushing a pea up a mountain. But once in a great while an epiphany strikes and sets me free to leap forward. It isn't ever as sudden as that, it's little crumbs from years, finally achieving brain evolution, but when cohesion happens, my small brain achieves giant status for a bit. Pure Joy.

"If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't." ~ Emerson M. Pugh 1929-

The deck this week is Lo Scarabeo, Tarot of the Origins 2000, long out of print, raw and primitive, art by Sergio Toppi (1933-2012). Suits are:
Wands, green/nature
Swords, red/blood
Cups, blue/soul
Coins, yellow/jewels

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blending In Is Pointless

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Spirit ~ 7 of Wands

Having the courage of our convictions.

Easy to say, sometimes hard to do when our viewpoints are diametrically opposed to family or friends. Who likes to be the different one, day in and day out? As time rolls along though it becomes easier, to be who we need to be. And much of the time what we thought would meet opposition gets a 'who cares, we knew that a long time ago...'

"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions". ~ Dag Hammarskjold 1905-1961

Friday, August 15, 2014

Practical

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Spirit ~ King of Coins

Practical wealth. Of spirit, emotion, intellect, physical, combined with unclouded self vision.

I'm reminded by this card, this state is one of the pleasures and blessings of age.

"The purpose of life is to create your Self anew." ~ Neale Donald Walsch 1943-

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fetters

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Spirit ~ 10 of Swords

New perspective. Moving beyond the current cage of reality to a new unfettered life.

That's a tough one...our fetters are lifelines of the known, even when we can see they no longer serve us. I'm reminded by this card those lifelines need to be reviewed occasionally to see what weighs us down and what lifts us up.

"He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage." ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko 1933-