On this Summer Solstice day, which happens to be illuminated by a full moon tonight, I drew Justice from the Gaian Tarot. Among other things this card is also all about finding balance in our daily life. An aspect which is a lot on my mind lately. In the tarot community we often talk about the need for balance; how to find it and even more urgent in today’s world, how to keep it. This suggests that balance is something you can hold on to tightly so when you’ve finally found it you won’t lose it ever again. For me however a sense of balance is as fleeting as happiness or joy. And also the more we strive for it, the more elusive it gets. For me balance is a verb. A constant movement between experiencing it and losing it and a continuous checking in with ourselves how we are feeling and if we are still walking our path. So whenever we feel balanced we are a aware of it and whenever we lose it we know we have to adjust our ways.
What can help us to stay on the path towards a balanced and mindful life: the Child of Earth. We couldn’t have hoped for a better teacher than this child. With his little rabbit as a companion, his curiosity for the world around him keeps him in the present moment. He experiences life withal his senses. Suddenly I am wondering how his apple would smell, taste and feel and it makes my mouth water. This kind of awareness of the abundance all around us, will help us to achieve a balanced life.