Friday, November 15, 2013

Five of Vessels – Ecstasy - Lift up your soul

For today I've pulled the Five of Vessels– Ecstasy from the Wildwood tarot. At first glance this card has nothing to do with its counterpart in the RW Tarot: the Five of cups. Remember the gloomy dark cloaked man focusing on his fallen cups but neglecting the ones standing up?
This young woman is dancing in the starry night in a pentagram, drawn in the sand. A bowl is standing on each point. It looks like she is dancing her heart out. She shows no sadness at all or perhaps she has thrown it all in her dance in a way that has brought her in an ecstatic state of mind. Wouldn’t that be a great way for us  civilized western people to express our grief. How would a funeral look like with all kinds of people dancing,singing and heartbreaking crying . How healing it would be if we only could…..
The  guidebook speaks about communing with the Universe/Divine through ecstasy. This can be induced by all kinds of different methods: art, dance, singing, sex, music; all sorts of right brain activities which will silence the rational ego. Then you'll feel one with who/whatever you want to feel one with (Higher self, God(dess) Universe etc) This blissful moment can last from a split second to an eternity. But as soon as you want to hold it you will lose it.
Although I am not the dancing type I do like to get in such state by listening to classical music or by drawing and painting. And while I am writing this I realize it has been to long since I‘ve made time for art. Tomorrow I am going to plan a date with myself to play with watercolors and brushes and paper and crayons and pencils and….  and…..  OMG I really want to do this J

6 comments:

  1. I think we can connect to Mystery in our deepest grief and pain as well as in our most blissful moments. But physically expressing it through dance, art, etc. seems so much more healthy and helpful than holding it all in.

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    1. I do agree, I think there would be less mental problems if we weren't raised to behave under all circumstances like restrained respectable people. How fun would it be to be able to express yourself without wondering if it was any good or what other people might think of you.:D

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  2. This is a beautiful image, it's very energetic! It's a very nice post and I totally agree with you! Muchas Estrellas!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, and many stars to you too!

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  3. What a beautiful card. Might have to buy them! It is a very different perspective isn't it. But with some thought I really like how she is expressing herself. Much like we do as young children before we are told or realize not to for whatever reasons. Babies are particularly good at expressing exactly what they are feeling. We, as adults, need to do more of that. Get right to the root and express it out ...

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    1. Hi Carol, The pictures of this deck are really something!
      I would like to see myself having a tantrum at a new age shop for wanting a new deck which is too expensive :D

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