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, December 13, 2018

What Will Set Us Free

From the Nature Spirit Tarot, the Hanged Man; from the Australian Wildflower Cards, 'Cooktown Orchid:'
          The Western red-backed salamander is from a family of salamanders without lungs. Dermal respiration is essential to their survival, and so the skin must be kept moist in order for the gases to dissolve and diffuse across cell membranes. During dry periods, this can force this family of salamanders to live underground. Likewise, we can find ourselves in circumstances in which our reality has become upended. Our only hope is to surrender to what is, knowing that if we endure (oak), change will come (morning glory). The Cooktown Orchid is an epiphyte that lives high in the treetops and is generally unnoticed until its bright lilac blooms appear. This card has been assigned the keyword 'attitude.' It is a reminder that even when we can't see what is lovely or positive, it doesn't mean it's not there. Sometimes we just need a new perspective or lens to look through. As Charles Swindoll phrased it, "Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free."

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