A few days ago I did my first Tarot reading in what seems like ages. I had to take a break because my mind was all over the place with all the plans and ideas and it just doesn’t work for me to perform any divination in that state of mind. I just think it’s impossible to listen to any guidance when the Monkey mind jumps from decorating my study to making seed crackers and then to finally watching The OA (I know, I know, I’m so behind I practically live in the last century). Also, if the first thing that comes to your mind before a reading is ‘zombies’ then you’re definitely not ready to receive guidance. You may be ready to watch Pontypool though. So good.
I have a certain ritual that I always perform before any kind of divination or spell work and the Playlist you will find below is a part of this ritual. So when I finally got around to taking my cards out of their dusty box I also made sure to click play. And then, magic happened. My monkey mind chilled out pretty much instantly. This stuff is like a monkey tranquilizer I’m telling you. So it got me thinking.
People like to torture themselves with sad Music when they’re feeling depressed, I’m certainly guilty of that, you don’t even want to know how many times in my life I’ve listened to The Boatman’s Call while throwing a bunch of ‘why oh why am I so unfortunate’ at the Universe. But sometimes, in a sudden moment of clarity, we realize that it’s just making things worse and we play some happy tunes instead. And maybe, just maybe, we become a little happier. But the magic of music doesn’t end there. It can spark memories and feelings from the past, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. So if we take a playlist of calm, meditative tunes, there’s a big chance that it will calm down our monkey mind. But if we take it a step further and use it for that purpose over and over again, our mind will recall all of the previous calm states that these songs sparked and it will be like oh, I get it. I’m supposed to relax now. Gotta do what you gotta do. And poof, all the stress is gone, just like that. Well, at least that’s my theory.
But don’t take my word for it, test it out! And if calm music is not your thing and you don’t know where to start, I’m posting my own playlist of carefully selected and really damn beautiful instrumental tracks. I realize that I sound like an overly-enthusiastic salesperson, but honestly guys. I’m constantly working on this baby, deleting songs that are almost perfect but not quite there yet, looking for new tunes and testing them out countless times before I decide that they’re worthy of being a part of this playlist. It works for me and I surely hope that it will work for you. And if you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comment section. I cannot promise they will get my quality mark, but I will give them a try