It's been a little quiet around these parts of late, but as ever I have been occupied with throwing cards (especially the Morgan Greer Tarot for the Weather Report, which is fast becoming one of my favourite traditional decks), reading, yoga, meditation. Quiet pursuits! This is some of what I've been reading and enjoying lately - I hope you enjoy it too!
Over the past couple of months, poet and life explorer Janine Prince has been grappling with our relationship with consumption, debt, and the search for deeper meaning and contentment. I've linked to this blog series before, but I urge you to revisit it as it just gets better and better! Here's the latest, or start here if you're new to the series.
Sandra Pawula is one of my favourite writers on mindful living and spirituality, and I'm always excited to see a new post from her blog arrive in my inbox. Sometimes, though, it bears revisiting older posts, and this week I've found her series about her teacher, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, very inspiring and enriching.
This interpretation of Krishnamurti's sage advice is essential to make it through a challenging week. Plus, it features a picture of a cat looking bored in a hammock. Can't beat that!
Have you ever practiced Metta meditation? Adding these deceptively simple (but sometimes extremely challenging) mantras to your meditation could change your mood, your relationships, and maybe even your life! I've really enjoyed incorporating this technique into my practice.
Finally, something tarot related - naturally! My lust for new decks knows no bounds, and there are so many great decks making their way onto the market right now. This week, my attention has been drawn to the City Mystic : New York deck by Virginia Jester and Chris Hopkins. This striking photographic deck draws its inspiration and aesthetic from the architectural details of New York City. Pretty cool!
What have you been enjoying lately? Let me know in the comments!