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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Inspiration and Honor

From the Wheel of Change Tarot, the Magician; from the Oracle of the Dreamtime, Lyrebird:
           A four-armed young man stands on the portico of a temple with the four elements in his hands. He is waiting for what the druids call 'awen' - flowing inspiration that can come when the mind and heart is open to receive it. I imagine everyone has a place they like to go when they need a mind wipe and some fresh ideas. Sometimes I walk outside, but when I'm tired, I often kick back in a reclining chair on the back porch, close my eyes and just listen. Of course the real work of manifestation will come after the inspiration has provided the spark. The Dreamtime story tells of a water spirit trying to break free from its bubble in a stream. Lyrebird sang and helped it emerge. Great Spirit then asked the bird to teach the little spirit (which had become a frog) to sing. Lyrebird spent many long hours singing and teaching until the frog could also sing in a beautiful voice. Yet one day the frog boasted to his wife that he was best singer of all, but when he opened his mouth all that came out was a croak. I am reminded by this story to give honor its due, to offer respect and appreciation for whomever or whatever freely offers me inspiration. Perhaps the best way to do this is to create something beautiful or beneficial with what I've been given.

6 comments:

  1. It can sometimes be tempting to linger in the energy of the Magician but when we cross the threshold and begin to create what we have imagined, things will start flowing effortlessly.

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    1. To actually do something with what we've been 'given' is truly a way to honor the process!

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  2. That is an interesting Magician, standing between the two pillars of the High Priestess. We can learn things from others if we are silent and listen(anagram of same letters) to others.

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    1. You amaze me with the anagrams you notice!

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  3. funny litte sad frog. If you put pants on him his name would probably be longer than frog

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