Thursday, March 17, 2011

3/17/11—Spending Time Alone

Today's Draw: The Hermit from the Wizard's Tarot. When was the last time you spent some good quality time with yourself—no distractions, completely alone? What do you do to listen to the still, soft voice within?
On the surface, the Hermit's energy seems to be about aloneness. But that just really brushes the surface. I'm alone all day and all night, 24/7 practically, and very little of that time is Hermit time.

The Hermit is really about turning off... all distractions—TV, radio, reading material, computers—and sitting with yourself. Only yourself. No background noise. Not even while you're exercising or driving your car. No distractions. Nothing but you and you and you. It's about accessing and consulting your inner wisdom. Listening to your soul. Is that something you ever do? How do you go about it?

I try to spend time like that every day. Regardless of the weather, I usually sit outside in the wee hours, right before bed, and take time to meditate and just clear my mind of the day's stuff...peel back the layers so I can just sit in the vibe of oneness with all around me. In the winter, I'm covered in a blanket. In the rain, I sit under the eaves. Some days I'm more successful than others at getting to the stillness, but I try every day. It takes me to the essence of who I am and keeps me focused on what is real and right for me.

It's so common for people to get caught up in daily life, especially if you're married and/or have kids. Sometimes the cacophony in your head never ends. But the Hermit comes today to tell you this is needed in your life.

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