Daily Draw November 15th, 2011
I am late posting this. I drew this card from the Instant Oracle this morning and started to putter with it in my poetry notebook, but everything I wrote for a haiku seemed to be a cliché.
My leopard friend here defines my fear that depression is trapping me up a tree. We all have ups and downs but for some of us, clinical depression rears up. The last one I had nearly destroyed me, so when I say “fear” I mean fear.
Claw and teeth, the blurry landscape an echo of the shadows of anxiety in my watery mind. I knew right away when I saw this card that I had to face it.
When my yoga mat comes I will be starting my movement awareness exercises, and as I was reading my Saori weaving book today I realized that this tension has settled deep inside my muscles but also my creative impetus. I am locked up tight along with every muscle in my body. There are things you can do with your hands and body to free yourself up. I have never tried this sort of thing before, but I am keeping a hopeful attitude.