Some people read daily meditation books; I choose to read tarot and oracle cards. They give me a chance to peel back layers, do a self-inventory, and hopefully make changes. I don't read cards to divine the future; I read to look more deeply at the "now."
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
From the Neuzeit Tarot, the Ten of Swords:
No bloody bodies here... instead I see a structure that reminds me of a scene from a fairground. Imagine a government that has imprisoned thousands of people for simply holding certain beliefs (religious or political) or because of their ethnicity and traditions. Then one day the government experiences a dramatic change in their views, and they release all those folks who have been incarcerated. This is the story I think of when I see this image; the government is actually the committee in my own head who has kept me bound with rigid opinions and ideas. The truth may set you free, but so can firing my "mental chairmen" who keep me miserable by trying to plaster the past all over the present. I'm going to the fair and find some new ideas...
The roll of Rory's Story Cubes produced the "gunman and parachute:"
There are situations and people that make me feel like I'm being held at gunpoint; they have ideas they vehemently believe in, and by golly they expect me to have them too. It's useless to have a discussion with them because they aren't going to budge. Their goal is to wear me down until I accept their view. There is a line in the AA textbook that says, "...we cease fighting anything and anyone..." Yes, there's my parachute. You can rant until your face turns purple, but I'm outta here...