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, August 31, 2015

Principles Before Personalities

From the Wheel of Change Tarot, the Three of Disks; from the Oracle of the Dreamtime, "Magpies:"
          A team of ants work together to keep their hole clear of debris and to stock their larder with food. Surrounding the anthill are three ammonite fossils, which according to Genetti were used by some Native Americans as money. I've been in jobs where a few people did most of the work, and I've been in jobs where everyone pitched in to get things done. Not only was cooperation and coordinated effort more productive, it was a heck of a lot more fun. The fossilized shells indicate the kind of transformation that can occur when everyone has a task paired with their talent which is then put to use.
          The myth of the Magpies explains how the sky was so close to the earth after creation, all the animals (including mankind) had to crawl around on their bellies. All of the magpies got together and hatched a plan. They each found sticks and began pushing upward as hard as they could. The sky slowly started to move but then suddenly split apart, giving way to the earth's first sunrise. In both of these cards today there was a job or problem, and all the players got involved to complete the work or find a solution. There were no drawn-out, argumentative board meetings about what grain of sand should go where or what tree the sticks should come from. The team kept their mind on their purpose rather than their opinions. As the 12th Tradition of 12 Step groups encourages: "Principles before personalities."
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
~ Wayne Dyer


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    1. It was my quiet way of honoring Dyer (who passed away last night). He had a huge influence on me when I was trying to find my way.

    2. Oh, that's very touching. May his transition be one of ease. Hugs to you.

    3. I have a lot of his books in my bookcase. He has taught me and my husband so much!

  2. Oh if we all could be more like the Magpies! Love this post Bev as is resonates deeply being a 12 Stepper. Very saddened to hear of Wayne Dyer's death. Beautiful man and a beautiful post. <3

    1. Thanks Catherine. :) Unity doesn't detract from our unique abilities at all it seems.