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Life’s a journey not a destination.

Life's a journey not a destinationLife’s a journey not a destination. We hear this often and yet when people seek out a Tarot reader or psychic for guidance, there is often an assumption that their life is predetermined and they want to find out what their future is. At best they will see the information they get from their Tarot reading as entertainment only. At worst they will take what has been said to them as gospel.

Your life is not predetermined.

To quote the teachings of Abraham Hicks: “If you were able to come forth in a physical body and never think another thought then we would say the psychic coding or the timing of your birth would pretty well establish who you are going to be forever more. But since you have the ability in every moment of your day to think, and therefore to attract and therefore to alter the future experience, then we would say we would not put too much value upon (the psychic etc) other than to let it serve as a guide to help you identify where you are relative to where you want to be.”

The way to get the most value out of a Tarot reader or psychic or anything else of a similar nature for that matter is to listen to the reading and if it is good news, embrace it and anticipate it (based on the fact that this feels good). If it is bad news, sift through it and let it help you acknowledge what you don’t want, and then identify what you do want, then begin giving your full attention to what you do want. As the saying goes, energy flows where attention goes, so if you are clammed up worrying about what a reader said to you at some stage you have missed the opportunity of how that reading could have helped you identify exactly what you want.

Life's a journey not a destination

It’s about connection to your true self first.

First and foremost it is most important to develop your connection with your own inner being and come to trust your gut feelings and intuition before you listen to a reader of any sort. There is no predestined plan for you because at your very core you are a creator and free to create your life any way you choose.

What can get in the way is limiting beliefs about what your life should look like or be, or projected fears about things not working out. So, your job is to use your attention to narrow down your focus on the things that you want, and let go of the worries and fears about what you don’t want. If you are struggling with this and feel your fears are running your life, I recommend  you invest in your self education and check out this free masterclass and learn ways you can release your fears and old hurts.

The value of a Tarot reading.

The value of a Tarot reading or other kind of reading is that it can provide an example of what possibilities are present for you when you are connected to your higher self. It is about seeking inspiration to act or narrow down some choices you are considering around a certain direction you want to go. When a Tarot reader is telling you certain things about your life, the way to know if it is a direction you should go in is if what they are saying feels resonate to you. Does it feel good? Does it feel right in your gut?

A  Tarot reading should not leave you feeling disempowered. If you have gone to a Tarot reader asking something like ‘does he love me? Does he love his new girlfriend more than he loved me? Or ‘Will he come back to me?’ Then you are not taking full responsibility for your own happiness or life. If you need a Tarot reader to tell you something like this, you are disconnected from your own power and self confidence. Why do I say this? Because I know first hand! When I was doubting my connection to my true self, these are the kinds of questions I might have asked a Tarot reader. When I look back on that now I see how much I lacked confidence in myself and a connection to my inner being. A more constructive question to ask around this kind of relationship question is ‘What would be helpful to know about this relationship?’ And even better: ‘What do I need to learn about myself around this relationship?’

Life's a journey not a destinationTarot shows you future probabilities, not absolutes.

The value of a reading is also around probabilities. For example, gaining insight into a certain situation like ‘if I take this action, what might be the outcome?’ Or, “I am working on this….is there anything I would benefit knowing in order to make the best of it?’ See how these questions are driven by something you have already chosen to do rather than passively sitting back and letting someone else ‘tell’ you what your life is all about. You can still get value out of this passive approach, but a helpful way to see it is ‘if you don’t choose something different, this is likely to be the result’.

You decide first what you want, then use the Tarot and any other kind of divination tool to help maximise  what it is you are trying to achieve with some wisdom to help you along the way. And if by chance you have been given a reading where the news is bad, then use it as a way to identify what you don’t want and therefore enable you to figure out what you do want and then focus on that instead. Just because a reader said something to you doesn’t make it true-whether that be good news or bad news. At the end of the day, you make it true.

You can’t control what others will do.

However,when it comes to seeking information around other people in your life, keep in mind you can’t control what anyone else does-you can only hope to be an influence to other people, and the best way to be an influence is to be connected to your true self. If other people are a resonate match to your true self, they will naturally be in your life. So when you bring the focus back onto yourself where your happiness is not dependent on ‘that person coming back to you’ or ‘meeting that special someone’, you have taken responsibility for your life.

As hard as it is to imagine sometimes, we really do create from our present reality rather than blindly following some predestined plan for our lives. Sure, according to numerology and astrology and the like we may have some dominant vibratory patterns that influence us along the way just like our genetic coding from our parents, but they are not our destiny. Even mainstream science is confirming from the study of epigenetics that our biology is not our destiny and our gene expression is influenced by our lifestyle choices and even the habitual thoughts and emotions we ‘practice’ on a daily basis.

Taking full responsibility for your life.

But this knowledge is actually scary to some people as they realise they have to take full responsibility for their lives. As Marianne Williamson says ‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”. And why would this be our deepest fear? Because it means we can no longer sit back and play a role where we are helpless and can do nothing about our circumstances. We actually have to do something!

Getting a Tarot reading can be very empowering.

So, at the core of it, a Tarot reading really is for entertainment purposes. This doesn’t mean it has no value. A good reading can be empowering and enlightening and help unlock your greatest potential, but it is not the final deciding factor of your life. YOU get to decide that with the information you have gained from the reading itself. As a general rule, if the information you have received feels good, then go towards that! But if it doesn’t feel good, use that information and decide what you would prefer instead and go towards that without doubts.

If you would like a Tarot reading online to gain some insight into a particular area in your life, feel free to contact Liz at info@mindbodytarot.com


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Tarot Cards For Love

When people go and get a tarot reading, they are usually consulting the Tarot cards for love and advice about career. They commonly want to know if they will get back together with their ex, or they will find new love soon, or how they can make their current relationship better.

In terms of career, they want to know if they will get a new job soon, whether or not they should stay in their current job, or they are currently unhappy with their job and want ideas on what else they could do. Some people just want to know what they might be good at that they may not know about so they can start moving in that direction.

Tarot Cards for loveThe mistaken belief of what Tarot is.

Often people are coming from a mistaken point of view that they are powerless to create the life they want and their fate is written in stone. They want to know ‘What is on my cards?’ as if it is some predetermined destiny they are heading towards.  So, they just want a quick confirmation that things will work out ok. It is understandable, and before I began to read Tarot cards for others, I am guilty of approaching Tarot readers in the same way!

But this is one of the least effective ways to approach the Tarot. The truth is, I don’t believe anyone can truly predict your future, because I believe we are co-creators in our life, and there are many things we can control where we might believe we have no control over. What a Tarot card reader can help you with is unearthing some options you may not have considered in solving the problem you are wanting more clarity over.

Why does Tarot reading actually work?

To be honest, I ask myself this on a regular basis. I am continually amazed when someone comes to me and asks a bunch of questions and I lay out my cards in a relevant formation to the question, and am able to accurately tell them about their life in the context of the question. I do not consider myself psychic more than the next person (I do believe we all have psychic abilities to a certain extent, but it is not something I have tried to actively develop in myself). However, what I have done is spent a considerable amount of time learning about the traditional meanings of each card, as well as contemplating the personal meanings of each card to my own life, and am able to apply the story of each card to their life.

The mechanism of exactly how Tarot works is unclear, and has been hotly debated over centuries. But I do know it has been very useful for helping to solve some my clients problems and anxieties. I find the subject very exciting about what it might mean for the field of quantum physics, the interconnected nature of the universe and how we might use it as a positive tool for good. The randomness of shuffling the cards and laying them out in a particular formation would appear to some as an absurd way of solving anyone’s source of pain, however, I suspect Carl Jung, one of the towering figures of modern psychology has some answers to this.

Tarot Cards for loveCarl Jung-the collective unconscious and synchronicity.

Carl Jung talks a lot about synchronicity and the collective unconscious in his work. He believed that synchronicity was the ‘acausal connection of two or more psycho-physic phenomena’. So to put this in the context of a Tarot reading, certain cards are revealed during a reading where the reader is able to accurately interpret them for the querrant (the person asking the questions) because there is synchronicity at play during the reading. They have shown up at a particular time and chosen a particular Tarot reader who has revealed certain cards at that particular time-space moment. The pictures on the cards represent the psycho-physic phenomena. For a more detailed read on Jung and Tarot cards, click here to read the blog of Mary K Greer who has done some in depth research on Jung and the Tarot.

In terms of where the collective unconscious comes into play, this is where Tarot shines because the meaning of Tarot cards tap into common psychological themes throughout humanity, therefore every card is going to be relevant to each person at one stage or another because of our reoccuring patterns throughout the world. The pictures on the cards dredge up unconscious beliefs and patterns the querrant may not be aware of at that time, and the revealing of them can help unblock the person to feel empowered to take some positive steps moving forward.

Best practices for approaching questions about love.

In order to get the best answers from anything in life whether than be Tarot cards or something else, we need to ask the best questions. Ask a crappy question and you are likely to get a crappy answer. So when clients come to me and ask ‘When am I going to meet my soul mate?’ This question assumes there is something written in the sky suggesting that their destiny is predetermined, and they are hooking into the stereo type that Tarot readers are fortune tellers.

I gently nudge them into the idea they have more power over their destiny than they realise. I am up front with them and tell them that is not something I can predict accurately by looking at cards. What I can do is find out what would help them be ready for a healthy relationship that would be ideal for them. I can look at some unconscious elements running in their life that may be impeding their progress around relationships in general and what steps they can take that will leave them feeling happier in themselves as well as more confident in general.

How I use timelines to judge when to take an action.

When a client is really insistent on knowing when a certain thing will take place, I will lay out four cards, left to right, where one represents 3 months, the next represents 6 months, then the next 9 months and then 12 months and beyond. I look at all these cards in a row and look at which one comes across as the strongest card in relation to the themes that have come up during the over all reading. Even though I feel these ‘predictions’ are not set in stone, I do feel it gives the client some probabilities to work with. However, it is definitely not the main part of my Tarot reading practice.

Tarot Cards for loveThe part we can’t control.

Even though I very much err on the side of believing we have control of our fate and destiny, I do still feel there are some things in life that are of a more fixed nature. For example, we are born with certain genes, and we can make the most of those genes, or squander our health by the lifestyle choices we make. When we are born on a certain day, month and year, with a particular name, according to the practice of numerology we can work out certain character traits that persons character is ‘vibrating’ at based on their numbers which are made up from their date of birth and full name. It is said that numbers are the language of the universe, and numerology taps into that.

I have studied numerology a little and have even had my own chart analysed and it has proven very useful to me to understand my core nature better and why I seem to have a certain tendency towards certain things. Once again, I don’t believe numerology can truly predict our future, but it can show us our tendencies about our character and life path so far, and how we might make the most of our unique talents and not let our weaknesses get the better of us.

What are your thoughts around Tarot cards for love? Feel free to comment below and let me know!

 

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Yes Or No Tarot Questions-Should You Ask Them?

Yes or no tarot questionsIt is often very tempting when you are faced with a load of self doubt to go and rush to your cards to see if you can get a favourable answer about whether or not you should take a certain action . Examples of this could be ‘Should I take that job?’ or ‘Should I ask that person out?’ or ‘Should I go to that conference even though I really don’t want to?’ Yes or no tarot questions should be approached with caution and most of all wisdom. First of all, if you are in an anxious state of mind, it is unwise to see if you can just flip a card or two to see what shows up. Getting a good answer requires you to slow down your mind and connect with your intuition and ponder what would be the best question to ask first. Consider the possibility that if you are just asking simple questions that could just as well be answered by flipping a coin, than you are not entirely taking responsibility for your life and perhaps leaving it to chance as to whether things will work out the way you would like them to work out. Yes or no Tarot questions are best asked when it feels like there are some high stakes at hand, and the choice feels like it will have consequences that have a reasonable amount of impact.

So what would be a good approach to your yes or no tarot questions?

Consider this scenario. You have been working really hard  in your job lately, yet things have been rough and you are not quite sure of your future employment in this work place because the business has been on the rocks.  People around you at work have started applying for other jobs and leaving because of the instability within the business. You have been invited to a work colleagues farewell dinner, however you feel hugely resistant to going. You don’t even really know this person that well, but you have benefited from their presence in terms of what they have taught you on the job as they have been there longer than you. What you really want to do is stay home and relax and escape into a good book or movie to give yourself some time to recover from your long days or have some head space to think about what other job you would like to do.  However, you feel quite obligated to go and you worry about the consequences of not showing up to support this colleague and what it might look like to your other colleagues or boss if you were not there.

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Yes Or No Tarot Questions

You know the right thing to do is to go, but are tempted to just stay at home anyway. So, you turn to your cards. You ask two questions and draw one card after each question asked. Question 1. ‘If I choose not to go tonight, what insight might I need to know about this choice? Question 2. If I choose to go, what insight would be helpful for the night ahead?’

Look at the two cards drawn and note if either of them are reversed or upright and read their meanings accordingly. Now, what is the energy of each card? Is it clear that one has more of a positive meaning or energy than the other card? And if so, which question was it attached to? Is it clear there are negative consequences attached to one choice based on the cards you have drawn? Then take note of your inner feelings about the energy of each card and how it relates to your question. It will become clear to you which choice you should make after doing this exercise, even if the cards seem similar-you will get an indicator one way or the other as to which choice you should make.

Deep down you already know the answer…

Sometimes even when we don’t want to take a certain action but kind of know we should take the action and the cards are giving us a nudge to go ahead with it, it can give us the energy and positive attitude needed to move forward knowing what archetype or symbol to draw on while you take that action. You may find that if the cards indicated you should go to this dinner and you decide to go, you may just end up having a great time because you shifted your mind set. Or, perhaps you decided not to go despite the cards indicating it would be a good idea to go because your inner guide completely resisted what the cards suggested. The answer is in your feelings about what has been suggested to you.

Remember, Tarot cards are just a guide and a tool for deeper insight. They are not meant to be heavily relied on to completely direct your life. You have free will and the freedom to create whatever life you choose.

 

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