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, October 11, 2020

Creative Mind

This week I'll be using the Morgan Greer Tarot, created by Bill Greer and Lloyd Morgan and published by U.S. Games. I'll also be using an oracle made of a combination of two decks - the Gods and Titans along with the Goddesses and Sirens. Both of these were created by Stacey Demarco and Jimmy Manton and published by Blue Angel. Today's card draws are the Ace of Staves and Loki:

I am convinced that we humans do better when we have something to ground us, a deep source from which we can draw wisdom, insight, and inspiration. 
― Lawrence Levy (former Pixar CEO)

          Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do something, especially to do something creative. Read the work of poets and it is often easy to see what inspires them by the threads that run through their work. For Mary Oliver, it was Nature; for Langston Hughes, it was social injustice; and for Jane Hirshfield, everyday events became moments for reflection. But nothing gets done until we grasp that stave and run with it. Loki, a trickster god from the Norse pantheon, is a reminder to keep our sense of humor and to take things lightly. Approaching something with stoic seriousness and rigid expectations will make our inspirations turn into dry corn husks. A creative mind is a playful mind.

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