What’s the one thing you do every day that brings you peace? Tarot Tuesday is introspective, this week. Last week I gave a theory as to why we are drawn to the dramatic relationships and our birth charts.
This week, it’s time to put the drama down. Recreate your life, yes, even in the middle of the chaos. Find moments of peace in the day, and take those moments to center yourself.
Some of my Practices:
Eat Properly – this includes proper hydration and eating nutrient dense foods that fit your personal and ethical nutritional needs. Gemstones: amber, citrine, garnet to assist with balancing the digestive system and liver and kidneys,for optimal health.
Drink Hot Beverages – hot coffee, hot tea (herbal or caffeinated), hot water with lemon, hot cocoa, drinking a hot beverage is soothing. Some may say the caffeine will induce anxiety, but I find the opposite for myself. Find what works for you. Gemstones: amber, citrine, garnet, for digestion. Also: black tourmaline, florite, amethyst, for clearing away negativity and creating a positive atmosphere.
Move your Body – Yoga, Pilates, Cross-Fit, Tai-Chi, Bodybuilding, Walking, Running, Swimming, Triathlon, Sports, Dance. What brings you joy when moving your body? Endorphins really do make people happy. Gemstones: crystal quartz, agate, moonstone, rose quartz, for self-love and appreciation, inner stability, outer stability and a boost from the crystal quartz, to be extra.
Exercise your Mind – Meditation, Reading, Crossword Puzzles, Scrabble, Knitting, Crafting, there are so many ways to keep your mind feeling fresh and active with projects that are also active meditation. Gemstones: amethyst, sodalite, selenite, emerald, crystal quartz, all to stimulate and enhance learning and communication.
Indulge – eat the pizza, or the chocolate, or have the glass of wine. maybe indulgence for you is something more opulent, such as champagne and caviar. For others, indulgence is a Goddess Bath. Don’t be ashamed of your indulgences, enjoy them, but don’t overdo it. Gemstones: amethyst, carnelian, garnet, crystal quartz, hematite, each for absorbing physical indulgences that lower inhibitions and make us go too far.
Rest – this is something you can overdo. Get adequate rest, and try to take 20 minutes a day, even if it’s before work or right before bed, and focus on yourself. It will reset your mind-frame and help you to feel more balanced. Gemstones; amethyst, lapis lazuli, jade, hematite, tourmaline (pink or black) rose quartz, these stones should be used to absorb negative thoughts and feelings to help keep calm for adequate rest.
Be a Decent Human Being – just think about those around you. Actions have consequences, not just for you, but for those around you. Think before you act and speak. If you don’t feel good about it, it is not the right decision. Gemstones: larimar, sodalite, jade, malachite, rose quartz, for truth, clarity, strong heart and spirit behind your words and actions.
Practice Empathy – everyone has problems, but not everyone wears them on their sleeve. Put yourself in the other person’s position, and think before you act. Speak firmly but kindly, and always have empathy for yourself. Gemstones: aquamarine, turquoise, rose quartz, malachite, lace agate, to keep calm, and blend the divine with the human.
Give to Others – food, clothes, toiletries, time, space, what you owe them, respect, dignity, peace. Know their worth. Know your Worth. Gemstones: emerald, ruby, sapphire, the semi-precious stones to remind you that beauty comes in all forms.
Don’t be Greedy – don’t take more than your share. Gemstones: citrine, pyrite, aventurine, these stones help balance us out and keep us with ‘enough’.
Be Honest – with yourself first, no answer is an answer if you don’t know. When you do know, be honest, and move forward, consequences or not. Gemstones: lapis lazuli, kyanite, turquoise, larimar, sodalite, angelite, amazonite, each stone hits to the core of your truth, use with caution.
Love – yourself first. Love others as much as you love yourself. Love the Earth. Gemstones: rose quartz, crystal quartz, jade, malechite, moonstone, red, jasper, garnet, red goldstone, to enhance your love and desires for life. Mercury Metal represents the Planet Earth.
I think all of these things help bring balance to life, because there will be days where none of this will happen, and it will affect your state of mind. Just know you have time to bounce back.
Check out the Instagram post that inspired this blog, of course it’s coffee!