Today is Day 55/78 of my Yoga Tarot Challenge!
When I think of the 7 of Chalices (Cups), I think of re-assessing an emotional challenge or approaching a relational issue from another direction. However, no amount of emotional evaluation will get my legs behind my head like this card shows, so I went with Bakasana (Crow Pose).
“Do I have the courage to give up my illusions? Action towards the world — solidarity” (p. 12)
Detachment has been coming up a lot lately in the challenge, which is great because it’s something we work towards all the time. Attachment is like a rapidly-growing vine that we have to cut back daily. I don’t believe we can ever totally rid ourselves of attachment; if we do, we lose our humanity.
Giving up illusions is especially difficult in an emotional or relational situation. It’s hard to listen to the message needed when you’re enmeshed in the dynamic. Taking an objective perspective can seem impossible. Instead of trying to do it all at once, I always think about making one small change, then another as I’m ready. I’m a lot more likely to be successful in changing the situation in the long-run if I don’t overestimate myself.
Wishing everyone a renewed and risen spirit on this (unfortunately, very cold) spring day!