Most mornings, I pull a card for the day from a tarot deck (or sometimes another type of deck). One of the best ways for me to centre and focus prior to picking a card is to do some journal writing. After my observations, thoughts, and feelings find a home on the page, the card speaks to me with greater resonance. From today’s journal entry:
The Ninth of July. One month after my birthday. It’s been one month already, one twelfth of a year already. Zoom! Time is walking swiftly. It brings to mind Mary Oliver’s question, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” as well as a phrase by Annie Dillard: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Is it enough to be a unique cell in the body of creation? Who can I be and what can I create that will be a valuable donation to the world and to myself? O Infinite Will to Good, let me be the most me possible while I can. Blessed be.
Then I chuckled as I turned over the 3 of Wands from the Motherpeace Tarot.
The picture plus Karen Vogel’s text and the number and suit system I use suggested: Defining new roles I want to play and making plans for presenting that self in ways that leave a lasting mark/impression through creative expression; a spontaneous outpouring and dynamic exchange of creative energy through communication, teaching, and learning that helps me figure out who I most want to be in the world.
Not only did the card mirror my reflections, it suggested possible solutions. Today, I will express myself creatively through drawing and writing, I will share what I know in respectful communications, and I will learn what I can from my exchanges with others. By doing so, I will be at least one step closer to knowing what I plan to do with my one wild and precious life.