On meditation, stillness, and solitude


On Meditation, Stillness, and Solitude

There's something quite meta when I write about meditation/stillness/solitude when I am actually meditating, still, and alone (not lonely, though ~ there's a difference).

So here I go again, trying to find previously unseen connections and patterns in the silence. Full disclosure: as part of my daily reflection time, I usually consult some oracle decks to jump-start my inspiration quotient (“IQ”). I have over 100 oracle decks in my collection, so I just focus on one or two for the day, depending on how Spirit moves me.

Today, though, my focus was shifted by three cards, each from a different deck. Please see the cards below, from L-R: “Meditation” from “Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards ” by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.; “Yuki-Onna: Stillness” from “Goddess Power Oracle” by Colette Baron-Reid; and “Solitude” from “Oracle of the Fairies” by Karen Kay. (All three decks are published by Hay House: copyright 1999, 2018, & 2019, respectively.)

By now you are getting a sense of where we are going here, I hope. The way I look at it is: by spending time in solitude and stillness, one can then spend time in meditation, a practice which I highly recommend. In fact, the busier you think you’ll be throughout the day, the more you should start your day in quiet reflection!

Notice, too, that our oracle cards for today come from three different decks, like I said. The ANGELS are asking you to meditate, Japanese winter GODDESS Yuki-Onna wants you to be still, while the FAIRIES want you to think of being alone as being “all-one” and in total harmony with the elements.

With angel-goddess-fairy, we go from the most ethereal ✨ down to the most mundane. Angels 😇 rule the heavenly ✨ realms, goddesses are in charge of certain aspects of our lives, while faries are the nature spirits connecting us to the bounties of the Earth. 🌎 Why limit yourself to just one entity when you can get guidance from all three?

At first I only pulled the card for the Japanese winter goddess Yuki-Onna from my “Goddess Power Oracle.” According to the guidebook, Yuki-Onna “calls you to a practice of daily meditation and stillness to.prepare you for greater productivity and results.” In a profound nonaction-now-is-actually-action way, the Goddess asks you to raise your vibrations to match the frequency of your highest intuitions,so that your thoughts can easily manifest in the world of form. “You will feel how easy it is to co-create while implementing a practice of stillness and receptivity ,” it goes on to say.

I realized that I can easily cross-reference it with some other cards from a couple of other decks; hence, our trifecta of oracle cards today.

According to “Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards,” re: Meditation, “This card is your angels’ way of asking you to quiet your mind so that your angelic communications are loud and clear.” It encourages you to spend at least five minutes in the morning with your eyes closed, breathing deeply three or four times. You can ask your angels a question, but do not strain to listen or chase the answer. Just continue to breathe in and out deeply and allow yourself to relax. The more you relax your mind, the easier it is for you to hear the angelic ✨ answer.

Now per the fairies: “Tuning in to the deep places within, where our inner treasures reside, can be a profound and enlightening experience.” To hear the fairies say it, the main offshoot of this spiritual experience is PEACE – within and without. To hear the fairies say it, true peace can only be attained when we spend precious time in solitude, in contemplation or meditation, even if it’s only for a few minutes each day.

Now when you are out of balance, you may feel alone and sorry for yourself. You’d want to counterbalance this by counting your blessings. “It won’t be long before you’re in a state of gratitude for your own divine company,” the “Oracle of the Fairies” goes on to say.

In the final analysis, if any of these cards resonate with you, then the angels, the Goddess,and/or the fairies are exhorting you to take some time out and spend it alone. The increased spiritual space allows you to be more receptive and aware of any subtle message from Divine realms.

On the other hand, any of these cards may also indicate that you’re spending too much time alone, so what do you think?

Moderation is always key.


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