Suit of Stones – Ten

Like all tens, the ten of Stone adds the Holy breath to the promise of the Ace. It is the fulfillment of the promise of the path itself. This card is the fulfillment of the path of Wisdom. One who thrives within the realm of Stones connects deeply with the ancestors in the realization he is the child of promise and it is through making his own choices, following his heart, and dreaming himself back into the Garden he has indeed poured blessings over the entire realm. She nourishes her family tree by boldly following her own path with an ear to the voice of the Parents in all things. He could not have done all these things by blindly following the expectations of others and ignoring the call of his Soul. And so she celebrates the understanding that this place, our Earth, is magnificent and holds the promise of Heaven within Her arms. The ten of Stone celebrates the manifest, the sacred within the seemingly mundane, and the music of magic in all things.

All the manifest world is made of Light and infused by Breath. We are animate participants in Creation. When we learn to experience beauty in every aspect of life the false divisions between what is “material” and what is “spiritual” disappear and we realize there is no division in the sphere of the yin-yang.

  1. How do you define sacred? Profane? Do you consider the events, efforts, and participation in the world to be sacred or profane? Does there have to be a dividing line between them?

  2. Some spiritual traditions consider participation in the worldly realms to be an illusory distraction. Others consider it an extremely important ethic. How do you reconcile the so-called divisions between worldliness and spirituality? Does there have to be one?

  3. Imagine that by following your own path, even when it diverges from the paths others wished for you, you are ultimately pouring blessings on all those around you. Let’s make this practical. When you choose against your heart, did things work out well? When you choose with your heart, how are things different? How can you differentiate? Take a moment to close your eyes, breathe, and connect with your heart. It is your best tool for making wise choices. Ask it to show you “yes” by filling you with a sense of openness, calm, and joy. Then ask it to show you “no” by closing or slightly constricting. Now start learning the language of your heart by speaking with it often, asking it for advise, and making choices with it as your ally.

When the ten of Stones enters your spread know that you are blessed. Your ancestors are smiling, the Holy Breath is dancing within you, and you are sheltered in the arms of Love. Keep your purposes aligned with your heart and your actions will continue to bring blessings to others. Thank you for your Service.

 

© 2013 Heather D. Eggleston

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