I was looking for inspiration today after buffing and sanding for almost three hours some pieces of jewelry, looking at them and thinking to myself “I wish I’ll be a lizard, maybe my fingers could grow back again!” My fingers were so soared and numbed for all the work, and at the end I was so frustrated because the pieces I was making didn’t end up as I expected, they were completely opposite to what I designed, the colors went wrong after baking the clay, some of them cracked, all my efforts clashed with a reality wall, my pieces were ruined and no matter how much effort I was using to “fix” them, at the end they were not good and I had to toss it all away.
I was so frustrated, and of course when you feel frustrated your creative side just shuts down, so after cleaning my working table and going back to square one –an empty space- I decided to browse some podcasts looking to find some inspiration in some of the episodes that I have on Tarot, healing, affirmations, crystals, angels, Bible. There I was listening to “The Language of Tarot” podcast when suddenly the episode just stops, like a glitch on the download you know? So I tapped on it several times to see if it came back or something, but instead of the episode I was listening a new podcast showed and started to play, odd isn’t it?
A random episode of the “Toronto Tarot Portal” started to play with Andrew McGregor and James Wells presenting the episode of Tarot and Meditation these 2 guys are amazing, marvelous, I never felt so relaxed with their tone of voice, they are Tarot professionals with a great idea of just teaching the Tarot not as a crystal ball to see into the future or an oracle, what I understood of the episode is how to be connected to the cards, how to visualize and meditate with the Tarot, and how the Tarot can be present in your life.
As I was listening to these guys and their knowledge on different card decks, their experience, how they connect a question to a card, not as a blunt answer but rather as how can you improve your life in order to get into a certain point, how can you use your inner strength and inner talents to achieve them, I realized that I have had working on different pieces without even paying attention, just enjoying my moment.
I really recommend you the “Toronto Tarot Portal” if you are into Tarot, meditation and visualization, Andrew and James have a great tone of voice, eloquent vocabulary and great examples.
Here are some of the things I created meanwhile I was listening to the podcast I hope you like it, and be blessed!