Tarot Confessions Part 1

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Tarot Confessions Part 1

Sometimes people form firmly held opinions about what they have never personally experienced. This, I believe, is at the heart of many attitudes toward the tarot.
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Conservative Christians, for example, discourage the study of the tarot. It is not my purpose to criticize the conservative Christian population however it is their opinions that have most impacted my own attitudes about the tarot.

I spent over thirty five years in a conservative Christian environment. While I still consider myself a Christian, I have decided to part ways from the more conservative of the faith. I have found much to be thankful for in Wicca and in Modern Spiritualism and so I have created a spirituality that is uniquely my own, one that combines those elements of Modern Spiritualism, Wicca, and Christianity that resonate most deeply with me.

My “way” is not the only way. I would never suggest to anyone that it is the “right” way but it is my way and I am at peace with it.

I made many lasting friendships while I was journeying in conservative Christendom and overall it was a happy experience for me. Conservative Christians tend as a whole to frown on the use of Ouija and tarot. The general consensus of opinion is that non-human entities with the intent to harm people both physically and eternally gain entrance into a person’s life via these tools. Noted paranormal specialists Ed and Lorraine Warren who are themselves conservative Catholics have expressed a similar opinion based on the over 800 cases of paranormal disturbances that they have personally investigated.

I don’t think it would be wise to simply ignore the well-intentioned advice of my friends or of those with superior experience, neither is it wise to take on faith what you can learn for yourself through controlled and cautious experimentation. I have had some horrific encounters with non-human entities but not because of the Ouija board or the tarot. There is a good reason for this.

I will provide instructions for the safe use of paranormal tools in another post but for now let me offer two principles:

One: Like attracts like. What you are you will attract to yourself. If there is hatred in your heart you will attract entities that hate. If there is love in your heart you will attract entities that love.

Two: Intent is everything. Your intention will manifest. If you sit down at an Ouija session with the “expectation” of being terrified you will be. If on the other hand you set your intention on meeting your loving spirit guide then you will also achieve that objective.

The bottom line is this: Your experience with Ouija, tarot, or life in general is up to you. Your purpose or intent is your choice therefore the outcome or result you achieve by that intent is your responsibility. The universe is simply giving you what you ask for.

Our expectations to a great degree dictate or color our experience. So it is with Ouija, tarot, and any other aspect of our lives including our personal relationships and our career.

The problem with any form of divination is like the problem with alcohol or food – too much is unhealthy. Temperance is a virtue. Moderation in all things is wise. In its proper place the tarot will enrich your life. Made the center of every decision, it will destroy it.

This site is all about exploration; exploration into what many feel is dangerous territory. I will not deny the dangers but I will celebrate the beauty of discovery.

Life is about experimentation, learning, and growth.

I would encourage you to live your life.
Don’t be a spectator, be a doer.
Don’t let someone else tell you how to live or what you should live for.
Experiment, be a risk taker.

As one of my favorite songs admonishes:

Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
‘Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live.

Yes, it’s from the Sound of Music.
I saw the film when I was a child but the lesson of that song has guided the way I live my life.

I take chances. Not all of the chances I take turn out great but all of them result in a growth experience.

Do you remember the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham?

My mother raised me on that book and if my memory serves it was the first book I ever independently read. In brief, the main character will not eat green eggs and ham because he doesn’t think he will like it but once he finally tries it, he is delighted to discover that he enjoys it. His world becomes a bigger place and he grows.

Tarot is very much like Green Eggs and Ham. Many dismiss the cards without a second thought either because someone else told them the cards were a gateway to evil or because they have some other preconceive idea of what the cards represent.

It is not my intention to persuade anyone to try anything that may be in violation of their conscience. If you think the tarot is the work of the devil then don’t study the cards but if you are curious and you’ve come here to learn and discuss then I think you are going to enjoy the journey.

Much love and many blessings,

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