Everyday Mysticism: Dismantling the Ignore Button

Here at Two Ladies Tarot, we pride ourselves on many things. Being Tech Forward is not on that list. A couple of months ago, we became a two-cell family--both are prepaid Tracfones from Family Dollar. Kat is the proud owner of our first "smart" phone, while I'm still rocking my "Kirk-to-Enterprise" flip phone. My phone … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: Dismantling the Ignore Button

Weekly Reading: 5/21/2018

If you're expecting life to come to a stand-still any time soon, you're going to be disappointed. Life is not about fixed points--we're on a journey. Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to wait until all the facts have presented themselves. Keep your eyes and ears alert and be prepared. The time to move … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 5/21/2018

Everyday Mysticism: Improve Your Meditation Practice in 5 Easy Senses

Before I first started meditating in the 90s, I believed pretty much what everybody else did: in order to meditate properly, I needed to sit silently in a lotus position for hours, chanting ohm and clearing my minds of all extraneous thought. And like most people, I highly doubted I had the sort of mental … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: Improve Your Meditation Practice in 5 Easy Senses

Everyday Mysticism: The Purpose-less Life

Many years ago, there was a very popular book making the rounds where I lived. It was called A Purpose-Driven Life, and every Christian woman (and many Christian men) I knew seemed to have their noses in it, soaking up every drop of wisdom from its pages. The idea of a "life purpose" has been … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Purpose-less Life

Weekly Reading: 5/07/2018

To the best of your ability, be generous, caring, and kind this week. When you hear the nagging voice saying, "Nice guys/gals finish last," remind yourself that this is not a race. Our mission in this life is not to die with the most toys. It's to create relationships, interact with each other, and learn … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 5/07/2018

Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Summary

Welcome to our limited series on The Science of Happiness. Introduction: here | Week One: here  | Week Two: here | Week Three: here | Week Four: here | Week Five: here | Week Six: here | Week Seven: here | Week Eight: here | Week Nine: here   I hope you’ve enjoyed these nine weeks of “The Science of Happiness.” It’s been … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Summary

Weekly Reading: 4/30/2018

If your thoughts linger too long on what you have suffered and who has wronged you, the entire world must feel like a struggle. It's smart to know your surroundings and have a plan for navigating the various hazards of life, but you can't let vigilance devolve into bitterness or cynicism. No matter what happens … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 4/30/2018

Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Nine

Welcome to our limited series on The Science of Happiness. Introduction: here | Week One: here  | Week Two: here | Week Three: here | Week Four: here | Week Five: here | Week Six: here | Week Seven: here | Week Eight: here This week’s lesson focuses on lesser studied contributors to human happiness, namely awe, laughter, and play.  These simple, basic … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Science of Happiness – Week Nine

Weekly Reading: 4/23/2018

Time spent in your own company is not always lonely--often it's the precursor to periods of intense productivity, creativity, and accomplishment. You're seeing the fruits of your efforts now, and while you may have missed out on a few parties or fun activities, your hard work was definitely worth it. Remember that even geniuses need … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 4/23/2018