Thursday, July 24, 2014

Back away from the Tarot cards!

I have a bunch of Tarot and divination decks, but I tend not to use them except when I really need to have a frank chat with myself. I think they are an excellent tool for that. It's rare that I expect them to illuminate some part of my future that I hadn't already been thinking about. In any event, they are mostly pretty objects that clutter up the shelves and desk top. Of course, there are times when they really aren't the best tool for the job of self help.

I had an unpleasant reminder of this in the last couple of weeks. it has led me to put the decks away, out of sight, for the time being. I asked a question, got an answer that I really didn't want, and then had a melt down. From the moment I picked up the cards, I knew that it wasn't the right thing to do. I knew I wasn't ready for any answer, not matter what it was, and I needed to focus on being here, now and healing.

As useful as divination, meditation, and magic can be, there are times when they aren't our best option and can prevent us from doing what we need to do. When you have a doubt about suing these tools, it is time to step back, to evaluate, and to look for other options. Never ask for anything you don't really want, and only ask for help when you don't know what to do on your own. Otherwise, the scattered, jumbled, and sometimes sharp responses we get from our magical tools can be the last thing we need.

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