Wednesday, 27 January 2016

How to Include Tarot in Your Daily Spiritual Practice

how to include tarot in daily spiritual practice
"Daily spiritual practice??!!!" I hear you say with shock in your voice. "Sadly, I don't have time for this."

Are you sure you don't have just ten minutes in a day for yourself?

There's no need to do an elaborate 10-card Celtic Cross reading every day to ground yourself and clear some mental clutter.

Instead, you can use a simple one-card reading for daily insight, reflection and guidance, which will take you no more than ten minutes of your time.

If you find it difficult to meditate the traditional way by sitting in the lotus position, closing your eyes and trying to think of nothing, then perhaps journaling can help you unwind more easily instead.

Here's how to do it:

Self-reflective meditation is best done first thing in the morning or last thing at night depending when it suits you best.

The morning meditation sets you up for the day. You look ahead setting your tasks and explore what you may need to pay attention to.

The evening meditation lets you reflect on the day just passed, and you can include favourite moments, lessons learned and achievements.

In both cases it is important to write it all down in your journal. Writing is a wonderful tool for grounding, focus, problem solving and healing.

All you need to do is draw one card from your deck and make some notes. What to include in a one-card reading? Find out here.

My morning routine involves getting up before my son does at 7.00 am and making coffee. With my favourite wake-up drink I sit at my desk and pull a card and make some notes according to my checklist.

Later in the day when I glance at my notes again, I often notice how my thoughts and mindset recorded in my journal have influenced me during the day.
tarot journal
My fauxdori journal filled
with cosmic journaling sheets

Recently I have been doing more and more evening reflections.

I quite literally do them in bed all cosy under my blanket, with my favourite Tarot deck and fauxdori journal containing journaling sheets I created especially for this purpose.

If the daily evening reflection appeals to you, you can download a cosmic journaling sheet in two sizes:

Evening Reflection A4 - for your ring binder. Two pages to be printed double-sided.

Evening Reflection A5 - designed to print double-sided to fold into a booklet or use as traveler's notebook (fauxdori) inserts.

For the evening reflection you can draw a card in the morning, record it on your sheet, and in the evening you can journal about how it has panned out during the day.

Try the various options and see which one suits you best, and please do let me know about your Tarot journaling habits. I'd love to hear from you!

Warmest wishes,

Christiane


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing that list with what you can include in a daily one card draw. Your fauxdori looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen ;) Creating my Tarot Journal from scratch has been fun and is still a work in progress!

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