From Benita’s “Being Happier” Podcast
Series: How To Meditate At Home – Part 5
“I Am” Mediation With Tarot And Crystals.
You will need two things for this meditation: your crystals and your tarot cards. Whenever I refer to tarot cards, I’m always referring to the Rider Waite deck. If you don’t have the Rider Waite deck on hand, then whatever Tarot deck you have available.
Go through the deck and find tarot cards that represent how you want to feel and think and be more often, cards that reflect your improvement within yourself.
Some suggestions are:
- The High Priestess #2: if you want to improve your intuition;
- The Emperor #4: if you want to bring order and structure into your life;
- The Death card #13: if you want to bring about change and allow yourself to be vulnerable;
- The Hermit #9: if you want a closer connection with your higher self and spirit guides;
- Any or all of the Ace cards: Ace of Pentacles; Ace of Cups; Ace of Wands and Ace of Swords.
The Major Arcana cards (some are numbered above) are given a name and do not belong to a suit (like pentacles or swords). They are the stronger, more potent cards from the deck, so select a few from that group as well as any others you’re drawn to.
The Ace cards represent new, lively beginnings to do with powerful love, healing, opportunities, inner development and blessed energy, so they’re always great to include in this exercise.
If you know about the Tarot, then you’re more likely to select cards that you need from the pack quicker and more confidently.
If you don’t know about the Tarot, don’t worry, look at the images on the cards and based on what you feel from the pictures, choose the cards that demonstrate what you want to bring into your life.
Now find your crystal or crystals. You can use any or all of your crystals and you can select as many Tarot cards as you like. To help with speed and accuracy, I suggest a maximum of ten cards and ten crystals.
You’ll need some kind of surface: the floor, the bed or a table on which to place your crystals and the cards amidst them. Assemble the cards and crystals in front of you. You might want particular cards and crystals nearer to you; you might want particular cards with particular crystals.
Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for a period between 5 and 20 minutes, you decide how long your meditation will be. Turn the phones off. Begin your breathing, heart focus, I Am meditation (described in How To Meditate At Home part 1, 2 and 4).
Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth. Have your attention and focus at your heart space. At the same time as the breathing and the heart focus, hear the words “I Am” silently in your mind, over and over.
The energy from the crystals will help to increase you awareness and with increased awareness, change and healing happens. The images on the Tarot cards will stimulate your psyche and trigger the emotions, intuitions and guidance within you to heal you as well.
The crystals and the Tarot cards are a lovely addition to your the breathing, heart focus, I Am meditation and can lend a supportive, comforting energy to the process.