Question for June 2021: How can we live more consciously and mindfully?
Summer arrives this month and with it comes the yearning for new goals, new work, a new health mindset, or simply just trying something new (Page of Pentacles). It feels good to look towards the future with renewed hope and to have a chance to live more “normally” as more and more COVID-19 vaccines are distributed and administered.
As you move forward with new activities, goals, and ventures, remember to balance your emotions (Queen of Cups) with your logical mind (Queen of Swords). We are still living during an unprecedented time. Uncertainty is our constant companion during this precarious period.
Beware of the tendency to veer towards superficial, fleeting, and ultimately unhealthy desires (The Devil) simply to feel and experience something new and exciting during this long pandemic slog. Self-sabotage is an easy trap to fall into when we become addicted to dopamine hits such as gaining more likes, followers, adulation, power, etc.
If you’re having difficulty knowing what to do and are wondering how to handle this next stage of living, ask yourself this: Am I shutting off my emotions and/or ignoring the truth of what’s in front of me?
The challenge is to face life using both sides of yourself. You can combine your intuition and emotions with your intellect and logic. All these skills lie within you. Take off the blindfold (Two of Swords) and view the situation with honesty. When the veil is lifted, and you can see the situation clearly for what it is and not what you wish it would be, you will know which steps to take next.
Cards: Page of Pentacles, Queen of Cups, Queen of Swords, The Devil, Two of Swords
Journaling prompts for this month:
- I am blinded by…
- I can see clearly…
Recommended books for this month:
- Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
- Bloodline by Jess Lourey
- The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
ps. If this month’s touchstone has sparked your interest, join me and my friend Anja for Tarot Writing Prompts on June 27! To give us more time to write and reflect, we’re extending the workshop to 90 minutes this time. Register today to save your spot!
Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time (30 min longer this time!)
Hosted by Peg Cheng & AS Renner
Want to get to know yourself better? Enjoy journaling but never seem to find the time for it? Curious about the metaphorical imagery in tarot cards?
Tarot and oracle cards are a great tool for diving into your subconscious and unleashing your creativity. In this workshop, Peg Cheng and AS Renner will draw cards from their favorite tarot and oracle decks, creating on-the-spot writing prompts for you. Bring a pen and notebook, and get ready to have fun writing with other like-minded folks.
This workshop will be taught online via YouTube. NOTE: To participate in the live chat, create a login on YouTube prior to the workshop.
Peg Cheng is the author of Rebel Millionaire, a guide for how to retire as a millionaire even if you make a modest income, and The Contenders, a novel that asks, can enemies become friends? She is also the proud owner of Plaid Frog Press with her husband Marcus Donner. Born in Southern California to Taiwanese parents, Peg currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
AS Renner is the author of the novel, City of Lies (in German). Under the pseudonym Sina Jasur, Anja has published several non-fiction books on minimalism, self-publishing, and nutrition. As a writing coach, she helps her clients to finish their novels. Anja currently lives in Dresden, Germany with her husband and three kids.
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