Tarot/Oracle Card of the Day – Sing to Me a Deeper Song
This card speaks to me of what we know that we cannot describe with words. We experience feelings, emotions, and reactions that seem to come from nowhere. We relate them to our sub-concious minds, our instincts and intuition, deities, ancestral knowledge, and the collective.
Whatever the source, we all have it and we can improve our ability to use it. All my overanalyzers out there know how our consious minds can complicate even the simplest of situations and I think we all do better when we’re able to turn that noise down. Some people are able to turn the noise off completely but I think that’s rare and turns many away ftom meditation because they think that’s what they’re supposed to be doing.
I’ve talked about “brain dumps” before, this is an excellent way to purge and organize the overactive brain by writing down all the different thoughts bouncing around your head. This is good for all occasions of a racy brain and might be a good pregame for overthinkers who want to meditate.
When you’re ready to start meditating, leave your expectations behind. Do not worry about having an empty mind or trying to commit to an hour every day. You don’t need to have a yoga mat or incense, special clothes or stones, you don’t even need to have quiet and solitude. Only a willingness to try is necessary.
Everybody will have different things that work for them so make sure you try different things until you find what works for you. There are a variety great guided meditations on YouTube, various binaural beats, singing bowls and native drums you can try. Sometimes being in nature or even staring out the window can be meditative. What I’m going to share with you is just one way to meditate without any of it.
Sit or lie comfortably with your eyes closed then just feel and listen to you’re breath. As thoughts come in, acknowledge them and bring your attention back to your breath. That’s it. Try it once a day, just 5 minutes.
Of course meditation is only one way to “hear” what’s beneath our monkey brain. Doing things like mundane chores, creating art, and communing with nature put us in this receptive state as well. The more we do these things the better we become at turning down the unnecessary noise in our brains and tuning in to a deeper song.