Weekly Meditation: 24 Oct 2016

Camel, Seeker of Branches & Jaguar, Eight of Branches (Animal Wisdom Tarot by Dawn Brunke & Ola Liola, CICO Books copyright 2013)

Camel, Seeker of Branches & Jaguar, Eight of Branches (Animal Wisdom Tarot by Dawn Brunke & Ola Liola, CICO Books copyright 2013)

A meditation for the week of October 24 – October 30

I am one person with a finite amount of time and energy available to me. May I take my tasks one at a time, one moment at a time. I may have much to do, but this steady approach will see me through.

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Wow! Another Eight of Wands this week, only rather than being paired with the Ace of Wands like last week, it is paired with the Knight of Wands. I can’t lie — I am not feeling very Eight of Wands-y. Or knight-like. I am exhausted! I would welcome a stretch of days with a rest from my responsibilities. However, reality has something else planned for me; there are things to be done and deadlines looming.

I think that the main message for this week is the message that the camel gives in the companion book for the Animal Wisdom Tarot: “Small steps lead to great distance” (51). It’s cliché, but sometimes we would do well to remember that we can only tackle one thing at a time, one day (or moment!) at a time. Two weeks ago, we were reminded to let go of things we don’t actually have to do. This week we’re given advice for when that long list simply must be done. One thing at a time, my lovely friends! One thing at a time.