24 june 2011 > 7/16 > chariot/tower
What do you need to focus on right now?
How can you stay connected to the very foundation of yourself?
How best can you spend some alone, introspective time?
NOTICE: If you read the below, you will know what my poetry will be about for at least the next 21 days, maybe 71 days. I still will be ‘free falling’ into mornings words, giving myself to whatever my muse calls to me in the moment…..
I have thought many many times that I would gather my words and speak to the stories of the Tarot. So, I will via using the daily number and the associated tarot card.
For me, everywhere I look is a snapshot of life: a story that holds a moment, a story that holds me to my impressions, my perceptions, to my desires, my family, whatever it is that grazes at my senses, steps into my view in my mind, my heart, my world… is one story after another.
The Tarot cards are 72 images, that hold the archetypes of most of the stories around and within us. They speak to the very elemental relationships of life: earth, fire, air, water, and spirit. They have been used to tell fortunes, to shift perceptions, to speak to the dead, to understand the great beyond, to consider a moment; they are many things to those of us that find beauty and challenges in them.
I DO NOt… use them for telling the future or your fortune. That is for you to discover. What I do do, is use them to remind me of my moment, center me, ground me, reconsider a story I have going on that does Not serve my life. Sometime… we need a tool that reminds us that the story that we have going on about ourselves is distorted, lacks goodness, and doesn’t serve our greater purpose. Whatever that is. I believe the Tarot is a tool that can help and support the journey of ‘re-storing’ our story to a clearer picture or who we are and what wondrous beings we are meant to be.
THE TOWER “7”
Rules of foundation Inspired creation investigates
Square, solid, built to last associates with the powers observation
built to hold your family, keen to assess with perfection’s eyes
your work, your institutions, Held sure to intuitions flow
built to protect
introverted seer, Called to quiet explorations
Rules of foundation gathers endless resources, fills the the pot
Order, structure, form, of knowing, lays wisdom in fine lines
A plan, an idea, a business for others to read
The call for expansion
And up the floors go, Swings with prevailing winds
Up for more space, more rooms, Calls the spirit of introspection to her altar
more growth, gives focus a higher meaning
More. Call her from her hiding place.
More distance from the base
the ground floor, the welcome mat
More distance to get to the top
Where we are told IT’S at.
The place to get to. That place
that was built up and up to get to
to where IT’S at. Up there.
The Tower climbs
The foundation settles
what is known at the top
is lost to those that give the welcome
What is known at the welcome
is lost to those that claim top gun.
The foundation is always the stronghold
no matter what towers above it.
Hold strong to your foundation
Lofty thinking has it’s down fall.