During Lockdown, each week I have been asking the question….”how can I use my time most productively?”. It has been interesting to see the progression in my consciousness as the weeks have rolled by.
Initially the cards were indicating to me that it was time to slow down, take stock and reevaluate my life. When all this was over, how did I envisage my “new normal”? I discovered that there were certain aspects of my life which I had no desire to rush back to. During this period of getting clear on my future vision I found that I was utilising many tools which help me to access deeper levels of consciousness, such as tarot, meditation, and journaling.
The next phase, for me, involved looking back to the past to see which aspects of my life had been placed on the back burner, but should now be reintegrated into my life. I found that I was using technologies such as Zoom and FaceTime to reconnect with many old friends, and it dawned on me that this was something I definitely wanted to continue to do in the future. I couldn’t believe that it had taken this pandemic to remind me to utilise these amazing tools which I had at my disposal!
I also rediscovered my love of walking in nature. If I’m honest, I had never really forgotten about this love, but I had certainly forgotten to make time for it. I am lucky to have beautiful places to explore right on my doorstep, and the sense of freedom, expansion and inspiration was a welcome antidote to the cabin fever of lockdown.
So, on to this week’s card….The Guardian (or Queen) of Wands. This is most definitely a card of action and dynamism. For me, it exhorts me to get moving again, to take some action towards my goals and vision. This will be many different things to different people, but in my life it has translated into quite literally getting my house in order. I have cleaned and polished; ordered and decluttered. I have felt, quite literally, that the time for navel gazing has passed, and a new active phase is underway. Cooking has always felt like one of life’s sensual pleasures to me, and I have loved creating some new recipes, and baking a sublime Venetian Lemon cake. I have also done a weekly yoga class via Zoom, and got together with family and friends to participate in a YouTube virtual Pub Quiz.
I feel as if I have rediscovered many old loves and lives during this period of enforced retreat from the world, and am grateful for many precious blessings to carry forward into the future.
Until next time,