The subject of the Tarot Blog Hop, this time is, “Paint a journey with a new life“. I have to admit, this has had me stumped for weeks!! How do you paint a journey with new life? It got me thinking of being a mother, of the two children I have and the third I sometimes think I still want (but not yet!)
It led me to finding out a card from The Wildwood, The Green Woman, or The Empress (in RWS terms) seemed the most fitting.
What can she tell me about painting a journey with new life? Life begins the moment you’re born, but there is more to life than breathing. I heard a good phrase recently, about the Isle of Man TT Race from one of the racers on Radio 2: Just because you’re breathing, doesn’t mean you’re living.
So, painting a journey? That just makes me think of redecorating, of painting, of making our environment better in which to live.
So, how can one combine the two? In my experience, we need both. We need the calm and safety of home in which to rest, but the exhilaration of life to ensure that we live as much as we can. Staying too much in one environment either shortens our lifespan or lengthens it into boredom. Life is an adventure, sitting down occasionally and smelling the roses just helps you focus on the adventures to come.
So, in order to paint a journey with new life, may I suggest you go out and live your life? Take the children to the park, watch them play football, soccer (such an American term, but I include it in order to differentiate between them for our cousins’ sake 😉 ) karate, swimming, whatever it is that they like to do. And enjoy what you like to do. Be that eating out, motor racing, photography, Tarot, cycling, reading, whatever… But each time you do something, do it as though you are new to it, like The Wanderer to our right, step out onto the rainbow bridge and paint your life with colour and enjoy the colours of others. Some colours fit, some do not: if they do not, move onwards, trust that you’ll get where you need to.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!