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

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Making a Point

From the Margarete Petersen Tarot, the Five of Feathers (Swords); from the Elemental Dice, Fire + Light (Sun):
 You don't always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.
Anne Lamott

          My husband and I were having a discussion about DNA yesterday, in particular about whether a person might know if they had a Jewish heritage. His point was that it couldn't since this was a cultural identity; my version was that if they had a database of other DNA to compare it to (such as on Ancestry.com), they would likely know through the ethnicity of their living relatives. My husband loves these types of discussions where each person must dance with the other's point of view. As I left our debate for a meeting he said with a grin, "I wasn't trying to start an argument, I was just trying to prove I'm right." If such humor (and candor) was used in heated discussions, there likely wouldn't be bloodied relationships left on the ground afterward. The dice roll that produced Sun emphasizes the need for clarity. So many people hold on to beliefs because they make them feel secure, and any challenge to them creates a feeling of groundlessness. Yet views that are 'truth' for today might not hold water later when changes come, so why create an enemy in defense of them? 

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  1. exposing my lack of knowledge, but isn't Jewish a faith, not connected to race? I mean you and I could chose to be Jewish, but not Hispanic or Chinese?

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    1. It's not a race but an ethnic group; you can be Jewish by birth or conversion. My point was simply if relatives are connected to a Jewish community, chances are that a Jewish heritage is possible.

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