Son of Swords

The Son of Swords embodies the extremes of air energy—sharp, decisive, and quick in its light, and reckless, tactless, and uncaring in its shadow. His energy is young and exciting, and he dwells in the realm of the mind and intellect. When this card appears for you, you are being guided to look at speed and action from an alternate point of view. While modernity celebrates speed, Sufis believe that most diseases stem from disorder of rhythm and that excessive speed in speaking, walking, acting, and thinking causes us to consume ourselves like fire. To avoid this burnout, Sufis have long used meditation and breathing practices to slow themselves down. What techniques do you use?