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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!

There have been quite a few years that have passed between the completion of my time in college and me resuming meditation practices, albeit this time different practices and individually. I am happy to say that I’m no longer a “meditation missionary”; I’m a firm believer in doing what works for you. I can’t tell you if meditation will work for you, or what type: all I know is that it works for me, especially in the morning right after I wake up and before I do anything else.

If you want to try meditation, here’s some tips to both listen to and avoid. Take what works for you and throw out what doesn’t: you have my full blessing to!Continue Reading

Top Ten Tarot by Hilary Blog Posts—2015 Wrap-Up Edition

The last time I did a top ten, it was at the end of 2012, reminiscing on the blogging year I was leaving behind.

Besides the realization of “gee, I should do that again!” I also learned that doing a top ten list is an excellent way to wrap up the year and go into the new year fresh, clean, and knowing exactly where you came from… so you know where you’re going! It was hard to choose my favorite blog posts, but I was able to do it based on site stats, general popularity, and which ones were my personal favorites to write. Without further ado…

Best of Tarot by Hilary 2015

10. Lessons from Boy Meets World and a Return to Regular Programming

Oh, reruns of Boy Meets World, can there EVER be enough of you? Me stumbling across the episode “Quiz Show” on MTV2 during a bout of procrastination yielded this blog post, all about investing time and energy in worthy pursuits (like my tarot business and my blogging) and less time used up by my addiction to Candy Crush.

 

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The Major Arcana In-Depth: VII The Chariot

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This is an article in a series in blog posts…. the “The Major Arcana In-Depth” series! Every few weeks I will be featuring one card of the Major Arcana, from the Fool to the World. Come take a tarot journey with me!


To learn about the Major Arcana overall and the first card in the Major Arcana, The Fool, go here.

To learn about the Magician, go here.

To learn about the High Priestess, go here.

To learn about the Empress, go here.

To learn about the Emperor, go here.

To learn about the Hierophant, go here.

To learn about the Lovers, go here.

That galloping chariot

The Chariot (along with the 8 of Wands) is a card most associated with speed. What’s interesting about this card is that speed is, well, relative! When we talk about life path, there is much to be said for following the beat of your own inner rhythm. There is also something to be said with stepping to when the pace is different than what you are used to, and going with the flow.

When we talk about the symbols associated with the Chariot tarot card, it is best to describe it as Plato’s “Phaedrus” Allegory of the Chariot and the Tripartite Nature of the Soul (click the link for an in-depth explanation).Continue Reading

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