How Do You Walk Your Path?

Each path is the same distance apart. From this angle some paths are closer to Enlightenment than others. But if we change our perspective…if we look at it from someone else’s side, those distances will shift, won’t they.

Mary-El_10WheelToday’s card is such an unusual version. My normal stock starting interpretation works, but there are other places to go with this one.

Traditionally the Wheel of Fortune is the card of opportunity and the card of fate. The idea is that the wheel turns regardless. It’s up to us to grab the right section. And the Gods know I’ve grabbed the wrong one more than a time or two.

What I love about this Wheel is that the woman is not only blindfolded but also on a ship. Is she coming or going? Is she the figurehead of the boat? Is her sight not important here?

The lotus in the center of the wheel is a lovely representation of Enlightenment. Eight spokes lead in…or do they lead out? The sparkling night sky lies beneath.

So many paths to Enlightenment. None are wrong as long as you are going towards Enlightenment and not away. Why am I capitalizing Enlightenment? I don’t know. It just feels right. Maybe in this post, for today, Enlightenment is God.

Each path is the same distance apart. From this angle some paths are closer to Enlightenment than others. But if we change our perspective…if we look at it from someone else’s side, those distances will shift, won’t they.

How you reach Enlightenment is not important to me. That you do reach it is. The how of it is one of those “not in my hula hoop” pieces. The why of it answers why I think we should always “Seek Joy, Y’all.”

Joy brings awareness of my place in the Wheel. That place is next to my Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Pagan, you-name-it co-seeker.

My place is not on the outer edge shaking my finger at those who don’t know the beauty of the Goddess and the God. It isn’t sitting online chastising those who can’t see the Eightfold Mysteries. It certainly isn’t dissing how someone else lives their spiritual life. (Caveat: hurting others isn’t spiritual and no Deity is down with that. I know that in my bones.)

So come walk the Wheel of Fortune with me. You take your path. I’ll take mine. We’ll meet in the middle. Who knows. Maybe the Wheel will turn and I will walk your path with you or you with me.

All I do know is that I am glad you are here reading this. I am glad you have reached me today. May your personal path be blessed with joy and gladness. May you attain Enlightenment however that looks like on your personal walk through this life.

I’d love to hear how you are walking your personal path today.

The Wheel Of Fortune, Mary-El Tarot, Schiffer 2012

Seek Joy, Y’all! Pass it on.

One week left to get your . Still holding out? Why? It’s just a tool to help you on your personal path. πŸ˜€

17 thoughts on “How Do You Walk Your Path?”

  1. Hi Arwen!

    It was refreshing to read this! So many blogs on SEO, lead generation, business and some very, very religious… Love the business, learning new great things, so much experience and knowledge, but during the challenge it is a little much. πŸ˜‰

    My mother is a professional Tarot reader so this was very much like “home” to me. And of course I have a couple of decks myself! πŸ™‚

    All the best!

  2. This my absolute favorite of your posts this month, Arwen. I love the idea of all paths meeting in the center of All. Walking my own path is hard enough for me! Peace, love, and joy to us all!

      1. Here’s a lovely quote from one of my favorite authors:

        When all’s said and done,
        all roads lead to the same end.
        So it’s not so much which road you take,
        as how you take it.
        –Charles de Lint

  3. I’m walking it proudly, and very publicly, but without pointing my finger at those who aren’t on the same path as me. I’m not sure anyone can be on the same path as anyone else. We all have different challenges to face. I have a couple that’s been holding me back for a while, but I’m trying to fin my way back into the magic,

  4. I still haven’t found my love for this deck, though I shall keep trying. Certainly, I love your interpretation of this card! So many paths to Enlightenment, I just wish I weren’t currently having to deal with people saying my path is WRONG πŸ™ Fortunately, there are others who agree with me, or at least support my right to walk my own path. So, for today, I shall be grateful for them, and seek joy on my path anyway πŸ™‚

      1. I think the key, Linda, is listening to the correct things. Not all wisdom fits all. Does that make sense or am I over “esotericizing”? Grin!

  5. I love tarot readings even though I am not gifted in figuring it out myself. I enjoyed very much reading today’s message you offered us. I loved reading ‘come walk the Wheel of Fortune’ and get to that place of enlightenment that I am seeking and wishing to get to. Very interesting, thank you.

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