Saturday, November 28, 2009

Angles of Learning

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ Hanged Man

The Hanged Man is suspended between two trees, seemingly held there by nothing but his personal convictions or perhaps stubborness. There are colored rings up and down both trunks signifying the duality of life. Even while at a standstill his horn continues to pour forth.

I'm reminded by this card how often it feels like nothing is changing or moving on or gaining any traction in life. That's alright, we can live without the drama of the Wheel or Tower in our life every week.
But if we take the time to stop and reflect all the little things we absorb each day can and do culminate in some type of progress in our mental, spirtual, and physical beings. We learn things that begin the process of a 360 degree turn, or adds another brick to our ideology, turns a few more hairs grey, or sometimes a well needed chink in our armor. The horn always pours, it is we who need to be open to utilize to our greatest good what we receive.

"Attending there let us absorb the cultures of nations
And dissolve into our judgement all their codes.
Then, being clogged, with a natural hesitation
(People are continually asking one the way out),
Let us stand here and admit that we have no road."
William Empson 1906-1984

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