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, August 24, 2014

Back to Basics

From the Neuzeit Tarot, the Ace of Pentacles; from Rory's Story Cubes, "Temple Gateway/Arrow:"
The pentacle on this Ace shows the natural cycle of a plant - flowering, producing seed, and blooming again. Plants are very good at naturalizing in the right environment and sustaining themselves, but humans haven't quite caught on. Which is why below the coin stand four races of people looking fed and well, but below them two figures reach for a plate of food in a house-like structure.
The Temple Gate and Arrow cubes suggest there is a way out of this conundrum. It is going to require us as a community, country and global society to think differently. An actor from one of my favorite shows (Orlando Jones of Sleepy Hollow) recently took the ALS ice bucket challenge, but instead of water and ice, he used shell casings. This guy wasn't trying to make an issue of gun control (he's a member of NRA and an active member of Louisiana's police force). Rather he stated that our problems stem from an "us versus them mentality." I agree, yet my ego is still quick to point out who deserves what based on their actions. But if I removed the judgment of my ego, I would readily admit that everyone deserves the basics of food, water, shelter, safety and medicine.

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