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From the Archives: 2 articles on meditation

I’m on Day 7 of the incredible and daunting task of NaNoWriMo: short for National Novel Writing Month. All my precious, precious words this month are going toward the 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo! Please enjoy 2 articles from the Tarot by Hilary archives on meditation. New fresh posts will be posted in December!

 

Mind Your Mind, or Why You’re NOT Doing Meditation “Wrong”

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When I was in college I was a member of a few Student Association groups on campus, as well as being a member of a pagan group that met at the Universal Unitarian Church off-campus.

One of the SA groups I was a member of was called “Mind Your Mind.” It was a meditation group.

During a “street fair” type of party on campus, we had a sign outside of the Student Activities building that said, “Free Guided Meditation Inside!” Each member of the group switched off in guiding anyone that was interested in learning the benefits of meditation, how to meditate, and then if the participant was willing, talking them through a guided meditation. We had signed up to use a room in the SA building, and we had shifts: one person would stand next to the sign outside the building, and the other person would walk whoever was willing to participate inside to the room we signed out and walk/talk them through meditation.

I’ve never been a missionary, but to me it felt like we were meditation missionaries: spreading the Good Word of meditation!

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Why Meditate? Why Not?

Doesn’t that look peaceful? Is this what your “happy place” looks like?

Some people might put the men in suits out for me if I tell you this. It’s the secret to grounded and clearer tarot readings. It’s also the secret to receiving better readings from your neighborhood friendly tarot reader. Want to know what it is? Meditation.

Please, refrain from rolling your eyes. After all, you came to the blog of a tarot reader. You’ve got to be an iota interested in things “off the beaten path”. Why is this meditation thing the secret to being grounded? How in the world can this make you better at not only giving readings but receiving readings?

I’m the first to admit, I was never that into meditation. I confess, when I took yoga classes in college, the corpse pose (which is basically laying flat on your back with your arms resting gently at your sides) would cause me to not meditate, but fall fast asleep. I was told I snored in class. Not very enlightened!

The key is quality, not quantity. You don’t have to be a person who can meditate for 45-minute stretches at a time. In fact, starting out your meditation practice that way will build you up for a mighty big fall when you give up. And you will give up more easily if you don’t start a little bit at a time. I can’t emphasize enough that you don’t have to invest that much time. But you do have to invest a little of it.

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Blessings,
~*~Hilary~*~
www.tarotbyhilary.com

What are your meditation practices? Are you eager to try meditation, but don’t know where to start? Feel free to Comment below and share your thoughts and questions on the subject of meditation!

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Drive-by sessions or “10 at 10”: why I do them, and how you can get in on them!

The evolution of my “drive-by” tarot sessions are well documented online. I believe my friends and fellow readers Theresa Reed and Courtney Weber used to do them in some way, shape, or form (the question of who did what first doesn’t matter, as we seem to have all asked each other who started it… which remains a mystery. My bet? The original OG Tarot Thug Theresa originated them. See here for her post on Drive By Tarot Readings).

Either way, out of the three of us I’m the only one still doing them. Why? Because people suck sometimes, and are greedy, and often get very pushy about something that is offered for free… in short, people wore out their welcome, and ruined it for the other people that were genuinely respectful of that reader’s time and contributions even offering up a free taste of how they work in the first place.

And then there’s me: who, when realizing I was burning myself out giving up too much or bending over backwards for people that really didn’t deserve it, shooting the people in the foot that ARE good clients and good people… I made a change and set boundaries so that I would NEVER again feel resentful of this aspect of my generosity.Continue Reading

October Instagram Challenge: #22daysoftarot

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#22daysoftarot is a 22 day instagram challenge, starting Oct. 1st, going through the Major Arcana in the real world. #22daysoftarot #tarotbyhilary

 

[PLEASE NOTE: I started this challenge in 2015 – let’s do it again this October!]

This instagram challenge will help you become familiar with the Major Arcana cards of a tarot deck, and is a combination of two of the most powerful shortcuts to learning tarot I know: a card of the day practice, and viewing the entire world through a tarot lens by finding/taking pictures of those things that remind you of tarot cards.Continue Reading

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