Flashpacking

My daughter has just come back from a six week holiday in Asia and introduced me to a new word: Flashpacking. It’s when you travel with a backpack but spend big on accommodation and food.

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The Tarot Of Christmas Holidays

As some peeps begin to return to work after the long Christmas-New Year break I thought it might be a good time to explore the Tarot of these holidays.

10 Wands

Ten Of Wands: How we feel before the holidays begin. Over-burdened. Exhausted. Especially at Christmas time when present shopping and school concerts and card sending and work functions are added to the usual load.

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The Tarot Of Elections

It’s the day after the election here in Australia and while most peeps are probably nursing a hangover after celebrating the win or the loss I thought I’d have a look at the Tarot Of Elections.

The Empress

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The Empress’s Love Affair With Chocolate!

The Empress

I don’t keep chocolate in the house. It’s too much temptation. I’m one of those people who just can’t stop eating it once I start. But unfortunately I have daughters who like to hoard the darn stuff in the kitchen cupboard. Right in my eyeline. Most of the time I can resist but every now and then I crack. And tonight was one of those nights. I mean seriously, who can ignore the siren call of Lindt’s Crunchy Caramel when they’ve been looking at it for over a month? It was a case of my inner Empress (indulgence) winning out over my inner Emperor (self-discipline).

The Empress has an ongoing love affair with chocolate. What about you?

Tarot: It’s Not About Being A Spiritual Human Being It’s About Being A Decent Human Being!

Spiritual practice will not eliminate negative emotions. Emotions are part of the palette of life, part of the way consciousness moves. Not only can’t you get rid of them, but you’d feel empty and impoverished if you did. Practice can change your relationship to emotions, so that instead of being swamped by certain feeling states, you can hold them, contain them, see into their essence, and ultimately, use emotions in the service of your liberation.

Sally Kempton (http://www.ievolve.org/free-feeling-using-emotions-for-liberation/)

I read this on Mystic Medusa’s blog today and immediately thought: Hells to the yeah! Too many peeps confuse being a spiritual person with being a good person. Imo they are not the same thing and you can see this clearly in Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana).

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