My good friend, Mary Carol, gifted me with the Mystical Cats tarot. I have 2 cats and have always been a “cat person”…of course I love dogs and all animals, but cats are my fave. There is something mystical about them.
I drew the Strength card today. As aways, my one card draw always speaks some truth to me. Today is no exception.
With this deck comes the usual booklet that gives the meanings for each of the cards and additionally their is “the cat’s advice”. The cat’s advice for the Strength card includes this: “You have overcome your baser instincts to choose the higher path. Your courage and strength are deeper than you know. Draw upon them to carry you through any challenge.”
I’m needing to make some positive changes related to the evolving tarot side of my business offerings (creating a specific tarot website and maybe even a tarot Facebook page). Being more of an introvert though I hesitate in putting myself out there in the world; yet my love for tarot is a passion whose flame continues to grow by leaps and bounds. What to do, what to do?
The Mystical Cat speaks. Strength.
Hear me roar.
And a special kind of thanks to my mentor, The Tarot Lady.
I was afforded the gift of meeting a remarkable woman on Saturday.
I’d say she found me by chance, but there are no chance meetings — life planned this I’m sure, just as life has moved me about like a chess piece making sure I’m in the right place at the right time. Even on those occasions when I manipulated the direction thinking, of course, that life didn’t know what it was doing, I find myself exactly where and with whom I need to be — most of this recognized in hindsight. My intuition however is being honed.
It’s actually pretty magical. No, I don’t just sit around waiting for life to tell me what I need to do — I am in action, I’m doing AND being. I remember oh so well my next door neighbor where I grew up coming home from school and announcing “I am a noun verbing.” That was what…50 years ago?…but it stuck with me because she’s right. I am a noun verbing. And I’m rarely disappointed.
So this meeting with a remarkable woman…I’m still not quite sure how she found me but she scheduled a Reiki appointment with me. We had only spoken on the phone and then via a text message so I had no idea what she looked like. I had evidently left the front of the office for a moment and when I returned, she was standing at the cash register paying for her Reiki session. The moment she looked up from the cash register I sensed that she and I were connected at some level beyond time and space. I find it curiously exuberant when I recognize spirit incarnate.
The Reiki session alone was extraordinary. Afterwards we chatted as I do with all my Reiki clients — about the session, about life and work…yet underneath, around, above and through it all was this intense sensation of familiarity, of connection. We both acknowledged it without much ado. And I think we both left with the certainty that we would meet again.
I’ve thought about this connection all weekend. It is a gift that keeps on giving.
One sword is for action and the other for introspection. Which to choose?
When I was younger, I was a “play by the rules; don’t rock the boat” kind of person. Since the age of 40 though I’m pretty much a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of gal. Decision needs to be made? No problem. Do it. Now that I’m in my 60’s, I’m kind of liking the “wait and see” what needs to happen version of me; more introspection.
So today, my decision is to pay attention to my blog. It’s been a month since my last post. My intention was to post once a week…scratch that. Maybe once a month is the answer right now.
Queen of Swords — I love this card so much on many different levels for moving into 2017: I’m drawn to the energy and vibration of this card — the strong character of the woman; the glint of light on the sword and her crown indicating a relationship between spirit and form; the doves indicating peaceful interactions; the cat indicating intelligent, self-reliance; the purple and indigo colors indicating connection to intuition and the Divine. The Queen of Swords offers a mature expression; she doesn’t mince words AND communicates clearly without being devoid of emotion.
I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate card for moving into 2017.
I’m so excited about my tarot business expanding as well as expanding my vision for my Sacred Space Studio classes: Nia, Chakradance™ and Tarot Tuesdays.
Every year I receive a few words that become my guideposts for the year. In 2015, I received the words through a tarot reading from http://www.thetarotlady.com. In 2016, there were two words: “Gratitude” and “Forgiveness”. Those two words have been immense blessings this past year and will be forever in the forefront of my daily living; however, I also received seven (7) words through my own tarot reading on New Year’s Eve. My gift of words for 2017:
HEALING, INTUTION, LEADERSHIP, MYSTIQUE, POWER, STABILITY AND STRUCTURE
As I move into 2017, it is my honor to continue to teach Nia, Chakradance™, and my own creation “Tarot Tuesday”. I’d like to thank a few special folks who will continue to teach Nia at Sacred Space Studio in 2017 — to these three women I offer my heartfelt gratitude: Kate Mann, Mary Carol Rick and Kathy Rink.
This blog started out as a way to share my love for Nia — that love has expanded into a few other directions. I’ll be offering blog posts about my Chakradance™ classes and my Tarot Tuesday classes, as well as tarot card interpretations and mini tarot readings.
I’m so excited for the direction of my intention(s) for 2017!
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Gratitude and Forgiveness are my two pillars of strength — not only gratitude and forgiveness for others but for one’s self as well.
They are, however, just words until they are represented through action(s).
I end all of my Nia classes with “Gratitude in all things, no picking and choosing and Let Love Radiate.”
The “no picking and choosing” is the hard part. Sure we can be grateful when things are going our way. Not so easy when we’re caught by surprise with no time to fully encompass the rapidly changing scenery. But through it all we can Let Love Radiate.
Love is the answer. Love is not all there is, but Love is the answer. In my experience, when I hold gratitude in one hand and forgiveness in the other — there is a balancing of the scales and in the middle weaving it all together is Love.
May we continue — and begin in some cases — to embody the peace that we say we want.