"Key words: See, hear, sense, quiet, intuition, knowing
Take a moment to quiet your mental chatter and listen. In relationships, it's important to pay attention to what the other person is really saying. Too often in conversations, you're already planning what you're going to say while the other person is still talking. You make assumptions about where the conversation is going and plan your part of the conversation accordingly, even working the conversation to a desired outcome! When this happens, you don't truly "hear" what the other person said, and in doing so, you weren't present for that person.
Listening starts with becoming quietly, centered, and totally present. Listening involves many senses. Use your eyes to see the body language of the other person. Use your ears to hear not only the words spoken but also the tone used to express them. Use your intuition to get a sense of what the person is really saying and feeling. Intuition often helps you hear what is not said as well as what is said. This is crucial to understanding the person or situation.
Understanding is essential to improving the relationship or situation. Remember once again to center yourself and use all of your senses to understand what is actually being communicated.
Listening is a gift. Give this gift to your partner, parents, children, friends, co-workers, pets, and anyone you meet. Most important, give this gift to yourself. Tune in to your mind, body, and soul. Are you listening? What do you hear?
Affirmation: I honor myself by being present and truly listening to the messages I hear.
Traditional tarot archetype: High Priestess"
The Psychic Tarot for the Heart by John Holland