To go where spirit sends us.
“But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”
― Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
I have been on what is a seemingly endless journey with Tarot.
Pretty much most of this lifetime has been taken up with some form of spiritual study and Tarot has been a present feature since my twenties which is a very long time ago. It is even longer when I consider the likelihood that I was probably involved with esoterics in my last lifetime too!
In the midst of cultivating a career in holistics, which I have to add that I didn’t expect to do so when I began classes as a student all those years ago, I found myself operating as a platform medium in the churches and centres. I look back on these times with great affection. It was a wonderful way to be of service and taught me how to let spirit teach me! An apprenticeship like no other but like so much of my holistic career it all came about by fluke...or was it? On reflection I can see how I conspired with the universe to do something with my life that I might actually be good at, although it took many more years to see that.
I hadn’t consciously organised my platform debut, it just happened.
After that, I vowed to go where spirit sent me and so I did. Whilst my family would be preparing the Sunday dinner I would be off on a train somewhere to a church or a centre that had somehow come across my services and requested my appearance.
I learned the power of love, the power of healing, the power of presence and the power of spirit.
As we heal others, we get healed ourselves and thus was the nature of my essence. Believing in 'love never dies' is not to be taken lightly. You are, in fact, signing up to be a light that must give spirit a voice, especially in a world that is cynical in the extreme. Your belief will shape your path. The path is your journey back to yourself and to who you truly are. There is a beauty in that.
I did not renege on my vow.
Eventually I reached a point where I wanted to spread my wings. I was ready for challenges. The world was calling me. I was conspiring again.
By this time I had begun to incorporate Tarot into my work with spirit and unfolding the psychic abilities. I have always loved what I do. I have had an enduring and loving relationship with my spirit team and I have met some interesting people in some equally interesting places. But first it meant I had to get on a plane and go. It was often to a place where I had no idea of what would be waiting for me, who would be there or what was expected of me. It took trust and a belief that all would be well and I was doing the right thing.
Trust plays an enormous part in the work.
Without trust there is nothing. Taking a risk is the part of it you see. We can only take this kind of risk when we love life enough, love people enough and love spirit enough to step on board that plane and just go!
I don’t do this work to help people, I am not a missionary or a zealot, I do this work because I love. I don’t do this work because I have a limited view of the world, I do this work because I am curious about the world. I don’t do this work because I deem myself to be special, I do this work because I am an ordinary woman who has an extraordinary belief in life itself.
It is not always about physical travel.
It can be analogous to travel on an inner plane, that is also part of the agreement. Each step you take out into the world you are also taking internally and raising your consciousness, stripping away another layer of bind and ties.
Being spiritual is not something you learn, it just is but we can learn how to practice. An aspect of that must be in discovering why we want it to be such a huge part of our lives.
Tarot can be fun, practice can be inspiring. It can be elevating and revealing but it takes determination and a desire to be connected to spirit. The cards are an embodiment of spirit and as such we give spirit a voice. Tarot finds you.
SOMETHING FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT...
Have you considered why Tarot has found you?
Do you think about what is the reason for your journey?
Are there particular cards that speak to you about this?
How do you see yourself as a Tarot reader?
Does spirit call to you in other ways?
Whatever your considerations may be, remember it is all about trust. You are held by the hand every step of the way.