I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Making Room

This week the tarot I'll be using is the Ellis Deck, created and self-published by Taylor Ellis. Paired with it will be the Brownies Oracle, created and self-published by Doug Thornsjo. Today's draws are the Five of Swords and "Plenty:"
          Ellis has a rather different take on the Five of Swords: "As he faced off against yet another opponent, all he could see was the man he was fighting, not a soldier to kill. He threw down his own sword and convinced his opponent to do the same. The two walked away from the battlefield, leaving their weapons to scavengers." Instead of a battle of wits and words, both sides suddenly recognized there was something more important and worth saving. It's hard not to view my opinions and ideas as better than another person's. Yet I can remember this if I don't take our differences as a personal attack, as if I will somehow be "less than" because someone disagrees with me. The mountain of mashed potatoes the Brownies are doling out remind me that there is plenty of room for all sorts of perspectives if my big ego will get out of the way.

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  1. And if we mash up our differences and pour some Love gravy over it will all taste the same and it will probable be delicious too :D

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    1. Good analogy. It takes a lot of taters to make a mound that big! :D

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  2. What a balanced pairing this is! I have this deck as an app but haven't felt the pull to buy it. Will be interested to see how your week is with it.

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    1. The Ellis Deck was a surprise for me; I initially didn't want to buy it until I started watching a fellow DoW member use it on his blog. :)

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  3. One of the things the modern soldier has to get their mind around, is now the civilian and so called enemy are dressed alike.What a decision to have to make each time the trigger is pulled or switch flipped.

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    1. I would not want to be in the military. :(

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