Know Yourself

The Justice card from the Morgan Greer Tarot deck

The Justice card from the Morgan Greer Tarot deck

 

I was thinking of the Justice card today because of a certain way I was feeling that reminded me of this card.

As children, we might say how something isn’t fair. Is this because the child is a child and simply hasn’t got his or her own way with something? Is it harder to accept this as a child or as we grow older? Do we have less coping mechanisms as children? Are we able to do more about something as an adult if we feel that something is not fair or right? Does this make us childish as adults to feel this way? As adults, we can do things. If we aren’t happy about something, we can do something about it. Maybe as children, we may feel scared to or we have limited resources because we are children.

I feel that there will come a time in your life when you may try to balance your past with your future. All these questions I have had have been part of a self –examination process of which I don’t feel there are any right or wrongs, it is just life – me growing older (and maybe wiser). There is that inner conflict of forgiveness (and acting upon this or not acting upon it) of others and oneself. I mean, people don’t always live up to our expectations (and I don’t always live up to my own expectations). We do make mistakes.

So, the trick is to leave the past in the past and move forward allowing a true and real future to be created.

To end this blog post off, the Delphic Oracle has a sign above its entrance that says: “Know yourself.”

The sign at the Delphic Oracle - Know Yourself

The sign at the Delphic Oracle – Know Yourself


Seheiah and Lelahel

Today – Friday, 18th April, we have 2 angels assisting us. They are Seheiah and Lelahel who help us physically and emotionally as follows:

Lelahel helps us physically in the following areas:

Lelahel is the Divine light that heals everything with a light of love.

He provides insight and clear understanding as well as happiness and fortune.

And natural beauty is enhanced with Lelahel.

Lelahel asks us to pay attention to our human distortions as follows:

Having multiple personalities, wearing masks.

Thinking of and acting on external beauty only.

Thinking that you are indispensable.

Feelings of superiority or inferiority.

Useless spending, wasting and squandering.

Taking things for granted.

Being proud.

Being materialistic and living beyond one’s means.

Emotionally, we are being supported by Sehelah today:

He helps us to have

Foresight, complete calm, inspiration and happy longevity.

We are protected against falls, accidents, fire, lightening and illness.

The human distortions that Sehelah warns us against using today are:

Having a lack of foresight, being careless and worry.

Falls, illness and accidents.

Destruction, turmoil and turbulence.

Excessive willpower and an angry temperament and lastly

Inner and outer paralysis.

Remember as with all angels, that even though we may know how they can help us, we need to call on them to help us as they are there but they won’t just do it, you need to talk with them and ask them to help you.

Spirited Words

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I recently met a lovely lady called Trish at a Mind, Body and Spirit event I attended at the Monastery in Gorton, Manchester. Her web site is www.spiritedwords.co.uk and she makes the most amazing card decks and bags and boxes to go with the cards. The cards don’t have pictures on, just simple words.

I thought I would share a reading I did with a combination of 3 of the decks – the Prophecy cards, the Essence cards and the Purpose cards.

From the Prophecy cards, I pulled the following 4 cards (Using a spread indicated in the book that comes with the cards):

(Position) Now: (Card) Death

(Position) What I need to do: (Card) Inevitability

(Position) Future: (Card) Long Term

(Position) Outcome or advice: (Card) Short Journey

2 Essence cards:

‘An ending is required’ and

‘A need to free the tears’

And lastly 1 purpose card which says:

‘The purpose is to learn compassion.’

I know it seems vague but here is my interpretation:

I have recently started studying again so death of an old way of life (stagnating) is inevitable as I am going to use the new knowledge I am gaining long term. I feel that the course I am doing will lead me to new horizons and I welcome change (and short journeys if this is part of the growth).

I like the reiteration of the Essence cards that an ending is required as I do feel it is time for me to move on. Sometimes, I have felt ‘bored to tears’ so maybe this is where the need to free the tears comes in.

And lastly, the idea of learning about compassion seems so relevant to me with relation to the courses I am studying which are Life Coaching and Dream Therapy.

 

Learn from your dissappointments

Today I share the 5 of Cups from the Atavist Tarot which shows 4 cups with a 5th one upside down on top of them. It looks more fragile than the others too.

It is like it has been drained of it’s contents. It is transparent and deflated. All is not lost though because the 4 cups underneath have caught most of it’s liquid.

I feel that sometimes we may feel like we have lost out grip but consider what you still have and look at how you can move forward.

So, here is a Tarot exercise for you. Find your 5 of Cups and draw another card from your deck to find a positive way through your problem or to learn how what may happen when you tackle it.

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Dreams

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I have signed up for a Dream analysis course today and am looking forward to doing it.

Dreams can sometimes be mysterious but then other times, they are straight forward, so understanding the meaning of our dreams can be insightful. The fact that dreams can be so rich and compelling is what causes many to believe that there must be some meaning to our dreams.

Despite this, dream interpretation has becoming increasingly popular.

Freud described four elements of this process that he referred to as ‘dream work’:

  • Condensation – Many different ideas and concepts are represented within the span of a single dream. Information is condensed into a single thought or image.
  • Displacement – This element of dream work disguises the emotional meaning of the latent content by confusing the important and insignificant parts of the dream.
  • Symbolization – This operation also censors the repressed ideas contained in the dream by including objects that are meant to symbolize the latent content of the dream.
  • Secondary Revision – During this final stage of the dreaming process, Freud suggested that the bizarre elements of the dream are reorganized in order to make the dream comprehensible, thus generating the manifest content of the dream.

While Carl Jung shared some commonalities with Freud, he felt that dreams were more than an expression of repressed wishes. Jung suggested that dreams revealed both the personal and collective unconscious and believed that dreams serve to compensate for parts of the psyche that are underdeveloped in waking life.

In contradiction to Jung’s assertions however, later research by Calvin S. Hall revealed that the traits people exhibit while they awake are the same as those expressed in dreams.

Jung also suggested that archetypes such as the anima, the shadow and the animus are often represented symbolic objects or figures in dreams. These symbols, he believed, represented attitudes that are repressed by the conscious mind. Unlike Freud, who often suggested that specific symbols represent specific unconscious thoughts, Jung believed that dreams can be highly personal and that interpreting these dreams involved knowing a great deal about the individual dreamer.

Calvin S. Hall proposed that dreams are part of a cognitive process in which dreams serve as ‘conceptions’ of elements of our personal lives. Hall looked for themes and patterns by analyzing thousands of dream diaries from participants, eventually creating a quantitative coding system that divided the content of dreams into a number of different categories.

According to Hall’s theory, interpreting dreams requires knowing:

  • The actions of the dreamer within the dream
  • The objects and figures in the dream
  • The interactions between the dreamer and the characters in the dream
  • The dream’s setting, transitions, and outcome

The ultimate goal of this dream interpretation is not to understand the dream, however, but to understand the dreamer.

How can Tarot help me?

Me in my shirt

Me in my shirt

Tarot is like a tool and it can open ways to look at aspects of your life as it helps you to look at your life from all angles (or in ways that you perhaps haven’t done so before). This is one of the main reasons why people have readings done to begin with.

It can also lead you to look at how you can move forward (although it is not telling you what to do – it is just giving you insight into your own potential).

Tarot readers can offer insight into the cards when doing a reading and the positions in the spreads they are using within the reading.

Tarot can look at love and work as 2 examples of life situations. I may ask what I need to consider about a particular job (or love) prospect or opportunity and how best for me to move forward.