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Monday, 16 September 2013

Ancient Italian Tarot Pairs: Day 3

'Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. 
Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. 
Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.'
 ~ Eckhart Tolle

Embrace                                      Release
The Ancient Italian Tarot (LoScarabeo) offers two aces this morning for my 'Embrace -- Release' daily draw.

Aces are pretty amazing beasts. They contain the full, untapped potential of the energy of a tarot suit. The message here is stark and clear. Today I am to embrace all aspects of the fleshly, physical, earthly plane aspects of my existence, and to release all aspects of the logical, planning, organizing, thinking aspects of my existence. It is an unmistakable message. It is almost like someone grabbing your face in both hands and looking straight into your eyes and shouting:


Stop thinking about what everything means. Stop looking for signs or patterns. Just notice what it feels like to be alive. Use your five senses. Pay attention to the flesh. Pay attention the tactile, material, solid, concrete world. Experience how your body interacts with, engages with, and merges with the all. 

Our bodies do not exist separate from the material world. This is obvious, but easily forgotten. We take in air--without it, we quickly die. We take in food and water. Air, water and food are all made up of the same substances that we ourselves are made up of. In this way, we are merged with the totality of existence on the material plane. And with the fire of our awareness, the air of our breath, the water of our blood and flesh, and the earth of our very physical manifestation, we can sense and feel this continuous interplay going on at all times. 

So for today, feel the air going in and out of your body. Experience being air. Feel the food in your mouth. Experience being made of the same carbon-based atoms. Feel the warm morning shower rushing over your skin, the moisture of your eyes, the saliva in your mouth. Experience being water. Feel the heat of your body, and watch the movement of your thoughts. Experience being fire. 

Pretty big stuff for a Monday. :) 


  1. Not big stuff at all really, we are all made of Star stuff - in the words of Carl Sagan.

    I think that getting down to basics and actually enjoying the simple things can really be helpful to us I think human beings get so entangled with all the mundane crap on a day to day basis we forget about what is really important - the things that you mention here in your post. xx

  2. Great message! I'm going to take it to heart today too. I live in my head SO much of the time. I'm going to try living in my body as much as possible today.

  3. A powerful message, indeed! Big Boy was sick, so I spent a chunk of the day with him, and he certainly lives much more in the here and now than I do most of the time :)