The tarot. Many people see this system of cartomancy only as a way to read fortunes or as a game to play with. But the tarot can do many other amazing things…like tap into our subconscious mind where we can grow as people and find our role in the world. It can also be an aid to magic and a focal point on manifesting the life you want.
Whether tarot readers or tarot learners, we have a responsibility to be honest with ourselves. If you were given a magical sword which could cut through lies and illusions, would you use it? What would happen after you removed the lie? Would another fill that space? How can you heal from the lie you told to yourself or the illusion which someone made you believe?
If you seek the tarot in any form, you are a truth seeker. As truth seekers, it is a responsibility to unveil the truth, encourage truth, speak our truth, and act on this truth. Sure, there are times when I see the cards and I feel my stomach flip. We often know the truth in the pit of our belly and when that truth is confirmed, it is not easy to swallow. We like to hope for things to improve, for the job to be more enjoyable, for our family to be more understanding, for our spouse or children to be more agreeable…but are we doing all we can to do to improve those situations? When you find the truth, what will you do with it? Will you quit your job, move to another environment, break up with a toxic boyfriend/girlfriend?
There are times when we cannot act. There are times when we must wait and endure the undesirable situation. There are also times when we tell ourselves that we are trapped and in reality, there is an easy exit.
When we are forced to go through challenging times, the best thing we can do is to look inward and start examining how we got there. There are often patterns of behavior like low self-esteem, poor boundaries, dishonesty, lack of motivation, lack of self-love, etc. which attract the wrong people and situations into our life. Tarot gives us our power back to face that truth about ourselves and make empowered choices going forward. If you are healed on the inside, you will attract more of what you want.
The tarot asks that you look within yourself for the truth. What is your relationship to truth? Are you being honest to yourself? Are you being honest with others? Are you taking credit for the work or thoughts of others? How can you repair your relationship with truth?
Sometimes we think that little lies will help other people. It is a band-aid. It is like putting a band-aid over a gushing wound and expecting that wound will close on its own. If you are trying to help someone, tell them the hard truth. The truth will allow them to face their issue with full power and clarity and then make the choice themselves whether they want to act or not. If you tell little lies, you are stealing someone else’s power without them even knowing it. It is destructive. Yes the truth is hard, painful even, and yes people will become angry with you for telling it. But guess what? They get over it. And there are some who could use a little pain and suffering at times in order to become better or stronger. If you are a tarot reader, this is especially important. People come to you and are waiting for your guidance. Querants put much faith in our ability to read the cards correctly and truthfully. Some do expect lies and placation but will that help them?
It is only through the lack of deceit and lies that we can rebuild ourselves and thus, our society and the world around us. Fix yourself and it will have a trickle down effect to your family, friends, and others who you meet. Become truth. Empower others.
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