I’d gotten some rollerblades and I didn’t want to kill myself on them. So I went to a rink for a couple of lessons. It’s my first, from the owner, who’s swaying in and out, skating backwards in front of me so we could talk.
“Visualize a big ball of energy, like light, floating about three feet in front of you. Let it lead…just follow the energy. Don’t look down at your feet. Follow your ball of light. Stay with it.”
I was surprised a skating lesson felt so Zen.
Today’s Tarot is the Knight of Pentacles associated with Air of Earth. Get your thoughts grounded. Get real. And get busy.
All this stuff you’ve been playing with in your head, planning to do? The “You know you should, you know you want to, you know you’re life will be better once you do it” kind of stuff? Do that.
It doesn’t have to be a big thing, okay? No need to suck the joy out of the room by insisting everything has to be done yesterday, obsessing over the trivial, getting distracted by the process while failing to look at the point. That’s all procrastination with a bow on, calling itself “responsibility.”
Just do something. A little bit. It all counts. And don’t make it painful when it doesn’t need to be. Taking good care of yourself and your needs adds to your happy factor. Sometimes the process takes adjustment, but it’s usually not the process that hurts all that much. It’s the fighting it and yourself that brews up emotional storms.
Like the Zen skater, the Knight of Pentacles would do well to keep focused on the light right in front of him—he’s riding towards the Sun, and it guides him home.
Can you see the light in front of you?