Merry Meet and Blessed Beltane!
We are born with powerful instincts, but skills must be acquired. This cat has taken her kittens on a nighttime hunting expedition. Watching her carefully, the kittens learn to be focused and alert. They observe how she is aware of every sound on the evening breeze, every rustle in the tall grass. Her familiarity with the terrain allows her to move swiftly and surely. Her confidence communicates itself to her litter, who follow trustingly in her footsteps.
The Cat’s Advice:
All skills improve with practice. Don’t expect to be good at something the first time you attempt it. With time and discipline, you become more and more adept. It can help to find a good teacher who will share her expertise. If you are the master yourself, it is time to pass along your legacy of excellence.
If the card is reversed:
All work and no play makes for very dull kittens indeed. You have been working too hard, focusing too intently on improving your skills or your position, and you’re at risk of losing any joy in the process. Spend time in activities that are all about enjoyment not achievement.
Ha! Wow… I am someone who has forgotten all about joy. We have been so laser beam focused on this foreclosure and eviction that we have had no joy. None. Zero. Well, maybe a teensy bit here and there but very few and far between. I think my goal for this weekend will be to enjoy. Just enjoy. The other members of The Collective learn and repeat the reactions as well as the actions. By the way, the card was reversed for me this morning.
I will enjoy this weekend, starting today. Right now. This moment. How about you?
Diana (May 1, 2015)