So we had some great discussions about my last post here and over on @TeoBishop’s blog as well. Someone made the statement about this lack of question approach allowing her to come to this exercise with a beginner’s mind. I was really struck by that.
Think about it. When I first approached the Tarot, it was by default with a beginner’s mind. I had no preset conceptions of what each card meant. I didn’t know that the Tower meant what I now accept it to mean. So for today’s exercise I am going to still use my World Spirit tarot. Partly because it is the one I have the easiest access to for images and partly because it is a deck I know very well. So this beginner’s mind approach will be a challenge.
|What are you building? You seem tense. Your shoulders are tight. You have taken what you are building and turned it into a defense system. Do you see how you are blocking others from you with this?|
|Moving in the dead of the night. Is it a bad situation or are you running from something? Is this classic avoidance or is it you accepting the truth and moving on?|
|Celebrate joy. Be an infant again and enjoy something simply for the sake of enjoying it. You’ve been centered again and now you can grow again. Start the journey with a youthful heart (dare I say a beginner’s mind) and find yoru own personal brilliance.|
So um wow. This turned into a way for me to get some messages for myself. Not what I expected. Now the meanings are still very similar to what the cards actually mean to me. 7 of Wands -defensive position, guarding what is yours. 6 of Swords – moving from troubled times into better ones. Sun – Joy and happiness and health.
But there were significant differences for me when I did them this way.
I also accidentally read them out of order. I started with the 6 Swords then the Sun and then realized I’d left one out so I went back. That was also interesting.
I suppose I could read them in any order since there are not positions. I am SUCH a linear girl sometimes. Must be the writer in me. Every story had a beginning, a middle and an end. I’ve never been one to read the end to see if I will like the book.
We shall see how I do with this Beginner’s Mind. We shall see.
And if you would like a reading, I would be honored. Simply honored. It is one of my greatest joys to read for others.