Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday on Wednesday -- The Hermit

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. On Wednesday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

Yesterday's Intuitive Tuesday card was Seven of Swords (reversed). Here are Martha's comments from yesterday:
This really touches me, Sheri and I usually am pretty skilled and comfortable at living with the "just is". But, I must need to learn these lessons anew.

When my son's replacement bike got stolen from his school, I said to him, "the person who stole it must have needed it more than us." Still sucks. Reality bites and bites back. All I can control is my reaction, and realize after a near miss with a camp stove fire and teen boy issues, I am blessed with our health, a roof over our heads, and food in our pantry. That is my lesson. Thank you.
Martha, thanks for sharing your story about the bike being stolen and your reaction and resolution. The card I pulled for you today is The Hermit (Furrow, you'll be happy to know that it was NOT reversed).

The Hermit symbolizes turning within and purposely taking time to meditate, contemplate and become centered. The Hermit calls you away from the pressures and distractions in life to pursue your spiritual journey. In your quest for knowledge, you may seek advice from others, but The Hermit indicates that your best counsel is by tuning in and listening to your own wisdom.

The Hermit also reminds us that by looking INside, you realize how connected you are to things OUTside...and the two seemingly opposite realms meld into one.

Martha, in your comment, you described how you went from frustration, anger and resentment and stepped back, centered yourself (spent some time with The Hermit energy) and looked at the larger picture.

You then shifted your thoughts to, "the person must have needed it more than us," and then into gratitude ("being blessed with our health, a roof over our heads, etc."). That is exactly how The Hermit energy works! You stepped away from the drama -- even though it was real and right in front of your face -- and found the more spiritual meanings.

I get a sense that The Hermit card came up today to remind each of us how important it is to do this. The presence of this card suggests taking the time to step outside of your normal routine and find time for yourself. Your soul longs for a time-out to regain your footing, find your balance and re-center yourself. If you can't afford a couple of days off, try an afternoon...or even an hour of "Hermit" time.

Purposely take time to be with The Hermit today. What wisdom awaits as you create time and space for this energy?


Lori Lavender Luz said...

I definitely feel a resonance with the Hermit, and I enjoyed how you related Martha's situation to its energy.

Martha, I love the way you reframed your happenings. Your boys are lucky to have you as their mom, teaching them compasson and connection.

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

Thank you so much for this, Dear Sheri. I so appreciate your insight, caring, and abilities to provide clarity to this situation.

I dress like a hermit and act like one sometimes, so I'm not suprised the Hermit is so accessible, thankfully.

Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

Furrow said...

It's funny that this came up today, but I've just been thinking about how I need to turn inward and look at what really matters to me now. I often feel like I'm just going through the motions of life without any sort of overarching focus. I've been in subsistence mode, just doing what it takes to reach my family making goals. Maybe it's time to get back on a journey, spiritual or otherwise, in the great hope that the family building part will come to a conclusion around 8 months from now. Then it's time for the next step.

And Martha, I do love your perspective.

Jamie said...

I was just telling my husband today how tired I am of taking care of 'stuff.' I am going to pencil in some hermit time for myself right now.