Spiritual Tarot and Guidance ~ The Search

Spiritual Tarot and Guidance ~ The Search, attachment, sacred heart, Gaia.

Spiritual Tarot and Guidance ~ The Search

Hi everyone ~ this reading is for the 29th August ~ 4th September 2021, but I trust as always that whenever it finds you that the Spiritual & Angelic Realms will have a message for you in this reading that also applies at that time.

Our first card & the overarching energy for our messages from the spiritual & angelic realms for this week is The Search. I feel that this weeks reading and the continual message (and most needed at this time) that is coming through from them is the need for us all to find ourselves/our life path again.

As the caption on the card says… Feeling lost, Confused, Lonely. How many of us can truly say that after we have all been through this past 18 months or so that we don’t feel at least one of these feelings?

However I feel the message coming through for some of us is more about communicating with ourselves, feeling lost within ourselves, and amidst all the changes we have endured, have lost our way. The message from the spiritual & angelic realms is that we are never alone… their guidance is to go within, quieten the mind, and all the answers we seek are are always within us.

Our second card is Attachment. The message hear I feel is we are being asked to let go of what is no longer working in our lives. It may be a situation we find ourselves in e.g. a job that we feel is no longer right for us or a relationship that no longer feels right. It could be our life in general. Habits or routines that we wish to brake, or we may wish to move and change the place in which we live because it no longer “feels right” for us.

For some of us our lives have changed completely and we have all had restrictions placed upon them, and for some they are still in place. It is only natural that a great many of us have begun feel a restlessness and are beginning to ask the question “where do I go from hear?”

The problem is that the situations we want most to let go of or change are always accompanied by the feeling of fear. It could be from a sense of commitment, guilt or duty but the need for us to make the change runs deep into our soul. I feel spirit are letting us know that our world is changing, the way we live and do things also need to change, and we need adjust and make the necessary changes too.

Our next card Sacred Heart also speaks to us of the need to re-evaluate our lives, priorities and core values. It is also a message of heightened emotions that sometimes rise to overbearing and unbearable heights. The spiritual and angelic realms want us to know “we are hear, we are listening”. Calm yourself, relax, go within, listen and we will answer.

Our last card for this week is Gaia. This the most powerful card in the card deck I have used this weeks message. I was immediately and powerfully drawn to the deck as I began to “tune in” for this reading.

Gaia is know as the “Earth Mother” and represents wisdom, knowledge and understanding. I feel that this again is a message from the spiritual and angelic realms reminding us that they are there for us and they along with Gaia are offering their knowledge, wisdom and understanding if only we are willing to listen..

We are being guided also by Gaia to restore our own balance and wellbeing just as she works to restore the balance and wellbeing of the planet on which we live. She asks us.. to not fear the changes that are taking place within us, just as we should not fear the changes that are taking place on earth, all is evolving and unfolding as it should, just as we are, what the earth needs, as we also as it’s inhabitants need… Is more love.

Until next time… Please take care and stay safe.

Steve Robinson

Cards used in this reading

Gaia Oracle Cards: Toni Carmine Salerno

Breathing Meditation – Your safe harbour in a storm.

Breathing meditation is an exercise in mental awareness, not an exercise in physically controlling your breathing.

Breathing Meditation – Your safe harbour in a storm.

Breathing meditation is one of the simplest and easiest mindfulness exercises. Focusing awareness on your breathing takes your attention away from the raging tempest of thoughts and emotions that usually swirl around inside you during times of great stress. When you feel like you are spiralling out of control on the way to rock bottom, breathing meditation can be a lifeline around your sanity. Let’s take a look at how easy and effective this can be.

An Overview of Breathing Meditations

Breathing meditation is an exercise in mental awareness, not an exercise in physically controlling your breathing. Thus, if you suffer from breathing difficulties, such as COPD, this isn’t something you’ll do with your physical therapist. While mindfulness is generally an excellent antidote to stress, if the struggle to breathe is itself the cause of your stress then this may not be the best mindfulness exercise for you. But for most people, the process of breathing is controlled beautifully and unconsciously by the autonomic nervous system, and makes for an excellent anchor for our attention.

To begin the exercise, place yourself in a comfortable position, relax each part of your body in turn, and then close your eyes. For the next five to ten minutes, focus only on your breathing. If your mind wanders – which it will – just gently bring it back to your breathing. To help you focus (and stop you from going in the other direction and spacing out) keep a running count of each out-breath, from one to ten repeatedly.

After numerous sessions of counting your out-breaths, switch focus to your in-breath, counting before you breathe in. This makes you aware of the different feel of the in-breath – one of gathering energy – in contrast to the release of the out-breath.

When you feel you are ready, drop the counting altogether and just focus on your breathing. While counting can help you focus, it also breaks the seamless flow of breathing into a choppy, discontinuous series of individual breaths. Try to feel the air at the rims of your nostrils, and even on your upper lip.

This level of sensitivity may take a while to develop, but one of the purposes of mindfulness exercises is to enhance the richness of your present moments, bringing to consciousness fine details that are usually missed. In other words, mindfulness makes you more alive in the here and now, and over time this becomes apparent across your entire waking life, not just during meditation itself.

Dealing with Distractions

The issue of distractions brings us back to our primary purpose. When you are distracted by all those random thoughts or emotions that impinge on your awareness, you are like a car driver who allows an obnoxious passenger to take hold of the wheel. You are no longer in control, and this is not an acceptable state of affairs. But it is vital not to become annoyed or disappointed with yourself; in fact, there is something to celebrate here.

At that precise moment when you realise that you have lost your focus and become distracted, you are taking the passenger’s hands off the steering wheel and putting yours back on. You are becoming more aware; you are learning that you have a choice about the contents of your mind. And with choice comes freedom.

Thus, whenever you bring your attention back to your breathing after a rude interruption, do not judge yourself. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back for rising above the distraction. (Don’t overdo it, though, since this little celebration can itself become a distraction!) In a sense, the right attitude to adopt toward yourself is one of loving-kindness, which we have discussed in companion articles on this website. Breathing meditation is, in fact, a prelude to more advanced Buddhist meditations such as loving-kindness, and the calmness it will give you is a necessary precondition for insight.

Using this simple exercise, you will always be able to regain inner control and restore your sanity with just a few minutes to spare.

Richard M. Frost – About the Author:

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