May 23, 2020
* * * After Isolation * * *
What is the first thing you will do after isolation lifts?
If you had an object of power to fuel a new intention, a new wish, what does that look like?
Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung, Tolkien's Ring of Power. The Kalevala's Sampo. All objects of power in great epics of humankind's behavior. Humanity continues to rewrite its epic of awakening, of evolution.
Select one favorite tarot image and infuse it with your very own EE battery (Emotional Energy) behind the image and place it in a prominent position in your space so that you see it and increase its potency everyday. If you don’t have a deck of your own, there are thousands of images to choose from on the Internet.
How will you relate to the world after isolation? Take the necessary time to figure out what is your most important intention, your wish. Pour yourself another cup of tea while pondering on that one wish. Choose carefully.
It took several decks for me to peruse to land on that perfect Image of Power; see my choice below:
IX Swords, by The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot
Traditionally, IX Swords carries a heavy weight of despair and depression. Swords, the element of air in tarot, can be the most troublesome.
This Pagan Otherworlds Tarot image is striking with its lifted 9 swords. Below the swords is a Swan, a symbol of Transformation. This card carries Great Responsibility in this transformation. The chain falling back into the water represents the past, suggests that transformation does not release us from the past, but what will we do with the lessons learned. Thoughts together with great sensitivity of the water (Emotion) and pointing heavenward (Spirit) just might keep this transformation on course into a more balanced life. Within the next 9 months after isolation, there are 9 responsibilities I choose to attend to so that I might transform into a better Being.
May you, with the help of your tarot Image of Power, transform life after isolation into something of Great Beauty.
Yes, our Tower is falling down.
What that means in the system of Tarot; the Tower symbolizes what must be destroyed, in order to build up something better. That plays out in our lives many times, in many cycles.
Our cells undergo destruction in order to rebuild our bodies each day.
Can you see this happening Globally?
The Tower card's "crown" is falling off the tower by a bolt of lightning. This is Spirits' delivering a jolt to awaken us to greater intelligence that must play out in order to rebuild our new house.
Whether that being our own individual body, our community, and of course our new world.
Our global pandemic represents humanity who now must isolate self to stop the spread of disease. While in isolation, perhaps folk might wake up to playing
better with each other. Yes?
For if not, then we keep falling back into our old habits, our old towers-of-isolation, that keep us from building a better way with our Community Being.
In order to not fall into fear, do keep washing your hands, drink plenty of
water, get as much decent rest at night as you possibly can, take daily
naps, and keep listening to the music that brings you Joy.
Please En*Joy yourself, which means don't let your spiritual flame die out,
so that we can work to rebuild Our World.
March 14, 2020
JUNE 3, 2019
Summer in California's Bay Area means foggy mornings and cool breezes moving
through the neighborhoods. Last summer Picante, our favorite Mexican Restaurant in Berkeley, painted wings on their wall and I grew my wings!
This year I'm focusing on growing my halo. In my humble opinion, growing the halo means spiritualizing the physical body. Raising consciousness. Growing in conscious awareness and then marrying the open heart full of grace with the illumined mind.
A very powerful combination that! It's a goal I wish to continue to pursue. And, it's not an easy task, and perhaps it's a life-long journey. But, it's oh so worthy.
People have been growing their halo through the ages. Some quite aware of it and others unconscious of their spiritual growth. Through meditation and the power of the Imagination and developing Intuition, try a halo on for size. Is it too small? Can you feel it?
Claim a halo for your own.
Through the power of your increased positive radiation, people will be inspired to try one on and perhaps begin to grow their own.
Grow in your positive vibration and watch your Halo expand!
February 3, 2019
As a student of tai chi after a Saturday morning practice, I was walking back to my car with a friend and we were talking about reading Tarot. I blurted out "Ah, tai chi Tarot", I know the perfect deck for that! I thought to myself, "Tarot is tai chi for the mind."
I went home and pulled the Strength card from Feng Shui Tarot. Having just practiced tai chi, I started writing a Tai Chi Tarot narrative for the Major Mentor cards, as the 22 Major Arcana are called in this deck.
My Tai Chi Narrative with the 'Major Mentor' cards follows:
In the beginning was the 'Fool' who took the first step. Becoming the 'Magician' and mastering the elements, humanity honors the four directions.
Imagination and intuition flow through the 'High Priestess'. Spirit streams forth with Love/Wisdom to our earthly plane via the 'Empress'. The 'Emperor' rules with Active Intelligence in concert with the 'Hierophant', a Light Worker, walking the Ancient Wisdom. In the 'Lovers', we mirror each other.
The 'Chariot’s' Victory represents auspicious timing with 'Strength' of character. The 'Hermit' isolates self for productive meditation. Adaptation to the cycle is the ‘Wheel of Fortune’. Equilibrium through 'Justice' is achieved. The 'Hanged Man' rejuvenates Spirit by changing the way of looking at Life. 'Death', as transition, releases fear. 'Temperance', nice and easy does it now, is patience and moderation. The 'Devil' finds one in an impossible situation, obsession holds sway; but the 'Tower', brings abrupt change in Karmic release.
The 'Star' shines and inspires with healing and spiritual rebirth. Have faith moving forward through the 'Moon' Gate so that one can sense a moment of power in the 'Sun' of our Universe. 'Judgment'~Self Evaluation affects positive Karma, which leads to the 'World' Chi flowing effortlessly and endlessly for our Highest Good.
I posit that Tarot is tai chi for the mind in that both disciplines of tai chi and reading of the Tarot are an internal practice. In the practice of the tai chi form, energy follows thought and one cultivates chi (energy) in the moving meditation that is the form. In Tarot, images activate the imagination which generates an inner reaction on the mental, emotional and physical planes. Both disciplines might generate an expansion of consciousness, which is another way of saying energy follows thought. One can then determine a course of action or inaction, much like in the tai chi form’s advance-and-release of chi or in the gathering-in of chi in retreat.
Tarot is mental Chi in action !