To be still is to be working on the inner self as opposed to the outer world. In the Tarot deck this is represented by the card of the Suspended Person, ruled by Neptune, who is learning the art of self-realization and inner quietude in order to go beyond the illusion that we as individuals are managers of the universe. In this place we have the Divine wisdom and essence that guides and unites all. This concept cannot be grasped by the mind; it is a feeling, one of nonresistance and of recognizing the living consciousness of the universe.
To be in this place means we are better able to understand the inequities of the world as they exist before us today. The Suspended Person is on a vision quest from which he or she will receive the revelation to be open to the unity of life. One must move from an escapism point of view to one of inspiration and when one makes this shift one is able to see his or her place in the ever-changing ocean of life. Additionally, you are able to see that what you do in your small realm of life is all a part of the ebb and flow of the greater. From a state of relaxation you can be of service to not only the self, but to others without the ego stepping in and needing praise or approval. You can learn to trust in the wisdom of the world and that there is a conscious and wise presence in it all.
Just for today, let go and put your heart above your head (literally) with some yoga poses to help foster this feeling. We get off tract by much that surrounds us in our daily lives via family, friends and especially the media. When we do this we shut down, we no longer feel our Mother Earth and we become disconnected. Reconnect your heart to the Earth and be open to the unity that is life.
This we know: All things are connected
like the blood that unites us.
We did not weave the web of life,
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.