The people already using the Tarot for personal development are looking for insight into their own blocks and challenges – and ways to work through them. I work with these people, using the tarot to help tap into their subconscious inner knowing to bring issues and revelations to the surface.
I’d left behind the respectable monikers, ‘teacher,’ ‘administrator,’ ‘project manager,’ and ‘course developer,’ before realizing that I had no new identity to – well – identify with.
A week or so ago, while mentally digging around in my personal growth toolbox I was reminded of tonglen meditation. It’s helped me immensely so I wanted to share it with you.
When we’re able to manage our energetic boundaries, we have the tools and wherewithal to ensure we have something in reserve for others.
“Embrace the woo” was literal permission to allow me to go there with more ease and grace – to sink into allowing myself and Moxxie to be what it was meant to be.
Again – do what works for you. If you enjoy prayer, pray. If meditation helps you calm and center, spend a few minutes meditating. As my favorite yogi, Adriene Mischler, likes to say, ‘arrive.’
So, what does all this have to do with yes and no questions in the tarot? Yes and no questions are not only very difficult to answer accurately with the tarot, but the responses also we get from the typical one card, yes or no reading is incomplete. There is no logic behind the answer – no lesson to be learned.
I’ve learned to look at my screw-ups through the lens of what I learned and how I grew instead of the lens of ‘not good enough’ or ‘failure.’ As long as I don’t repeat the same hard lesson twice, I’m considering each failure a lesson in how to do things differently.
So yes, things feel tenuous in a lot of ways these days, but to me, they also feel hopeful – maybe even a little energized. There are days I just want to stick my head in the sand and pretend life is rainbows and butterflies, in general, though, I feel distinct energy in myself, in my community, and in many online communities.
There were times when I literally felt like standing in the middle of the room and stomping my feet like a three-year-old. My blood pressure was sky high – at just 40 – I was having trouble sleeping, and I constantly felt anxious.
Sure – I had a lot of responsibility – but my way of approaching things was making it worse.