Today’s reading is slightly different that what is usually posted here. This card did not randomly show up after shuffling and pulling a card off the top of the deck. I purposely chose this card today. I chose it because this morning I woke from a dream where a message had been spoken.
In the dream I had come upon the frame of a boat. There was a sense that, having come upon it, it was now mine. There was a simplicity to this knowing, not a greed nor even joyful gratitude at having been gifted this boat. There was just the knowing that, well, now I had a boat – or at least the frame of one.
The boat wasn’t very big, maybe four or five feet long from bow to stern. As a ‘frame’ it was light weight. There was the sense that not only could I cover this boat frame and have a seaworthy vessel, but that I most certainly would do so. Again, this was a simple knowing – as if it was a given – if you have a boat frame you follow through and turn it into a boat.
A visitor dropped by. He had been a commander, but now appeared just like any civilian. A soft quietness surrounded him as he examined the boat. He picked up this light weight frame and spun it upside down to take a look good look at it. We both looked at the upside down boat frame and he asked: What do you hear?
I heard nothing and said so.
Yes, he said, it’s silent. Silence is stability.
Stability was symbolized by the form of a boat frame that could be moved without producing any sound, no squeeking or chirping sound of wood on wood. No sound, just silence = a stable vessel.
Even during the dream I knew this symbol was profound and that the commander was not talking about the boat.
Today’s reading is a meditation on the stability of silence. Can you feel the stability? When we meditate or pray, there can be much effort or focus on achieving a state of calm centering. We might feel easily distracted or upset if interrupted. Distractions and interruptions can come from others around us, from our environment, from within our own selves in the form of thoughts or emotions. Today’s reading is an invitation: enter the stability of silence.
Witness the stability for yourself. It’s right here. It never goes anywhere.
No detailed card interpretation today. I leave you in silence with the card Silence from the deck Oracle of the Triad.Comments closed