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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Listening and Seeking

From the Tarot of Timeless Truth, the Queen of Cups; from the Shaman's Oracle, the Journeyer:
            Like her totem the dolphin, this Queen is at home in her element of water (for her, emotions). She delights in joy and laughter, yet she is equally comfortable with grief, fear and anger. The latter group is a reflection of hurt within that shows itself in various ways, and this Queen attempts to salve the wound with compassion and kindness. She knows that the well-being of one will affect the rest, therefore no one is abandoned. The dolphin reminds her to come up for air so she doesn't drown under the emotional waves of others. If she is to be of help, she must first know how to swim herself. The Journeyer is the seeker of answers and mirrors the Queen's scrying bowl. My normal way of seeking guidance usually comes through gathering and analyzing information. But the these two cards suggest something beyond the intellect (and beyond the ego's influence) that taps into intuitive, inner wisdom. How will I know the answers I receive aren't stained by the ego? The words 'me' and 'mine' will be replaced by 'you' and 'our,' and there will be no craving for approval or need to control.

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for this nurturing post. Her energy is more than welcome today.

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    1. You are welcome. :) I think I need to underscore the "no craving for approval or need to control" for myself. Easy to do 'good' things for the wrong reasons.

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    2. It is one of my major pitfalls too :)

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  2. I hear that possessive "I" in so many conversations anymore. It is no wonder that we are a mess. We want to take ownership of everything when most are not even present with themselves.

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    1. I agree with Sharyn - that last sentence of your is golden.

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  3. We want to take ownership of everything when most are not even present with themselves. A nutshell from Carolyn. A keeper for my quotation journal.

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    1. I hear at all the time in RE...My clients, like when did they take ownership of another person?

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    2. If we could just realize we aren't the center of the universe and in the end, don't own a thing....

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  4. I experienced these two cards in a somatic way, the Journeyer throwing her body into the Queen's Cup/Heart with abandon and the resulting circles this union, body and heart, makes, widening into the atmosphere.

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    1. Hopefully it will result in compassionate action!

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