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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hollow

Daily Draw: Songs For The Journey Home ~ 5 of Swords

I've let a lot of things go the past 5-6 years that no longer mean anything or cause grief rather than pleasure. Why hold on to hollow hallowdays and hollow people?

I'm reminded by this card it was a relief each releasing, to let them go, I don't know why I didn't do it sooner. I'm using the 5 of swords to redesign my life and heart and allowing nature to fill the hollows.

"All things on earth point home in old October." ~ Thomas Wolfe 1900-1938

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Middle Ground

Daily Draw: Songs for the Journey Home ~ 7 of Cups

What we want to do vs what we are willing to put quality time into.

I'm reminded by this card of the sweeping differences between cups and coins. In the cups realm of feelings, daydreams are healthy outlets which often spawn creativity, flip over into the coins landscape and daydreams are a drag on progress and fulfillment. Middle ground is a good thing.

" Ah, the things we would do if we could, especially in the secure knowledge that we can't."  ~ Robert Brault 1951-

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Endlessly Fascinating

Daily Draw: Songs for the Journey Home Tarot ~ Hierophant/Luminary


Everything we've learned and experienced forms our whole. The Luminary asks us to shine a light on the areas of our life that might play a more fulfilling role.

I'm reminded by this card I'd like to know a whole lot more about the geology of our endlessly fascinating earth.

"For a billion years the patient earth amassed documents and inscribed them with signs and pictures which lay unnoticed and unused.
Today, at last, they are waking up, because man has come to rouse them.
Stones have begun to speak, because an ear is there to hear them. Layers become history and, released from the enchanted sleep of eternity, life's motley, never-ending dance rises out of the black depths of the past into the light of the present." ~ Hans Cloos 1885-1951

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mind Heart Belly

Daily Draw: Songs for the Journey Home Tarot ~ High Priestess

The sense of right and wrong, seeking and living the truth. If it feels wrong mind, heart, belly, don't do it, don't encourage it, don't buy it.

I'm reminded by this High Priestess of copyright and trademarks. Copyright laws go back to 1710 Britain for books and has gone on to include other creative output. USA trademark law goes back to 1870. Laws constantly assailed and riddled with the intellectual equivalent of rotted human woodworm. Some trademarked words I can't use on my blog. Lollapalooza. YUUUP! Super Bowl. D'oh! When was integrity dumbed down to the lowest common factor?

"Those who would pirate what you produce have developed an elaborate sophistry to convince you that they are your victim." ~ Mark Helprin 1947-

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thrumming Potential

Daily Draw: Songs for the Journey Home Tarot ~ Ace of Wands

That living thrumming potential. Perhaps we all have it. Perhaps we didn't have much potential to begin with and we've already reached our zenith. Sad thought that.

I'm reminded by this card of two men who were on the fast track to success and turned their backs on the world's idea of potential, One for drugs and one for an alternate life style. In those worlds there may be potential too, what do I know?

"Not a very pretty world, is it?"
"Which one?" ~ Andrew Smith  Marbury Lens

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Don't Like? Get Out.

Daily Draw: Songs for the Journey Home ~ Ace of Coins

First Earth Songs signifies giving yourself fully, wholeheartedly. I wonder what that means at this stage of my life?

I'm reminded by this card, this season of life, I'm working wholeheartedly at detaching from a lifetime of musts and gottas. Driving through a gorgeous blue and red Utah yesterday, and all the states the last ten days, the USA is an amazing country, in every way. I'll not detach from that in any way, thank you.

"My country owes me nothing. It gave me a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, and opportunity."  ~ Herbert Hoover 1874-1964

Songs For The Journey Home comes from New Zealand; 197 page excellent book by Catherine Cook, wonderful creative art by Dwariko von Sommaruga. My number one favorite tarot deck.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Baldy

Daily Draw: Roots of Asia Tarot ~ Moon

Threatened by a sense of optimism...

I'm reminded by this card and my hair and my mind the day we left for Mississippi I insisted my oncologist change my long term cancer medicine. Two days later the shower and sink strainers, my comb and brush were no longer full of lost hair. Maybe I'm not going bald after all!  Could it be that simple? I shall be wholly optimistic.
Unlike northern Texas which I think is closed and someone forgot to turn out the lights.

"It's a kind of war where I plant bombs inside
of myself." ~ Anne Sexton 1928 - 1974

Friday, October 24, 2014

Precarious

Daily Draw: Roots of Asia Tarot ~ 2 of Wands

This figure is in a bit of a pickle. Is the figure on the left lending him a hand and another balancing tool or just the opposite? The central character is not only standing on the head of tiger, he is also poised on the windy ridge of a mountain at the top of a long valley.

I'm reminded by this card of how creative many of us need to be with filling our need for tools and resources vs. financial common sense. We can't make beautiful quilts or glorious paintings or astounding sculptures without base materials. But at what point does that requirement become an obsession of getting, far beyond needing? Coins and Wands often have an uncomfortable relationship requiring balance.

"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." ~ Jane Addams 1860-1935

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Empty Mind

Daily Draw: Roots of Asia Tarot ~ 9 of Cups

Boonyawan would have us empty our minds of the bad in order to refill with the good.

I'm reminded by this card not all tasks are possible. Klanprachar has lived the hermetic life for decades with all the time in the world for reflection and restructuring. In the real world all good all the time would probably get eaten alive.

"He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances." ~ James Joyce 1882-1941

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Observing The Ordinary

Daily Draw: Roots of Asia Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

We often miss what we see commonly and we seldom take a deep look at the uncommon. By the time we've opened our eyes 10,000 mornings auto-pilot is our mode of travel.

I'm reminded by this card of yesterday's mileage between Caledonia and Meridian . The first time I've considered our journey to be mind-numbing. I thought we'd never get somewhere, anywhere, that wasn't four straight lanes bordered with endless pine trees. Of course we did but this morning I'm going to google Mississippi commercial tree farms. Why skinny pulp pines rather than building wood trees like Washington's firs and cedars? Why do so many of the homes have ponds or lakes that seem man-made? Are they pit borrows like sometimes seen at home, left from road building? Another day, to look for the uncommon and interesting, and the blessings of sight and mind.

"We develop all those long-winded ideas which just interpret the reality of our lives in different ways, without really extending our body of worthwhile knowledge." ~  Irvine Welsh 1958-   Trainspotting