What I love most about tarot is that it allows our subconscious and spirit to speak. It helps bring clarity and validation. We imagine tarot to predict the future but it does so much more that I feel could be even more important. When I read tarot I want to find out what’s blocking you from thriving, from living your most fulfilled life. That usually means we have to dig deep, allow your shadow to come forward and face things we’re probably avoiding. We are beautiful spirits playing human which means we all have things to work on, if we allow ourselves to be more self aware in our day-to-day we can continue to grow and live as the best versions of ourselves. Unfortunately, this means being self aware of our triggers, realizing we are the center of our universe and have to stop blaming others for our misfortunes, we have to look within and fix the problems ourselves This isn’t so bad though, what this really does is empower us to become our own hero. How we can achieve that is to allow our minds to expand, learn, grow, and find clarity. What has helped me on my journey is always learning. Whether it’s from podcasts, books, classes or discussions. We get so caught up on social media, we think we are learning from Tik Tok and Instagram, although I do believe social media has a lot to offer, the average person gets stuck on there, and after hours of scrolling, I’d argue it hasn’t satiated your minds need for expansion. What are you doing with your time? We shouldn’t feel guilty for watching mindless TV or scrolling on Tik Tok but how much of your time are you dedicating to it? Much of this feeling of fulfillment is from growth and that could mean focusing on the Mind, Body and Spirit as a whole. This is different for every person, though, which is why I urge you to explore. If you don’t like reading, listen to a podcast or audio book. Pay attention to what you’re feeding your mind… If you are someone who suffers from anxiety or find yourself living in fear, maybe a true crime podcast isn’t what you should be feeding your mind? Whether you suffer from mental illness or not, it’s always important to meditate. Again, this could mean a lot of different things for people, and I’d love to share another blog specifically about meditation. Find what works for you! For me to personally maintain strong mental health, I have to exercise. When you have a bunch of weight on your back or someone is trying to choke you out, like in Jiu Jitsu, you can really only think about that in the moment. I also take time to sit with either a guided meditation, music, or in silence. If you are a beginner to meditation, look up beginner meditations, they’re super helpful. There’s no pressure to “clear your mind”, like I said, we’re human and thoughts will naturally come up. How often to you really sit with your thoughts? I bet it’s not as much as you would think. If you are ready to change what you feed your mind but not sure where to start please feel free to reach out to either me or Ashley!
Meditations: Rising Higher Meditations (YouTube), Pura Rasa (most platforms) Insight Timer (app)
Books: Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Unfuck Yourself by Gary John Bishop, SpiritSpeaks by Michael Mayo