Tarot: It’s Not About Being A Spiritual Human Being It’s About Being A Decent Human Being!

Spiritual practice will not eliminate negative emotions. Emotions are part of the palette of life, part of the way consciousness moves. Not only can’t you get rid of them, but you’d feel empty and impoverished if you did. Practice can change your relationship to emotions, so that instead of being swamped by certain feeling states, you can hold them, contain them, see into their essence, and ultimately, use emotions in the service of your liberation.

Sally Kempton (http://www.ievolve.org/free-feeling-using-emotions-for-liberation/)

I read this on Mystic Medusa’s blog today and immediately thought: Hells to the yeah! Too many peeps confuse being a spiritual person with being a good person. Imo they are not the same thing and you can see this clearly in Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana).

You can be interested in spirituality as represented by this card…

The High Priestess

But that doesn’t stop you from experiencing the full gamut of emotions from…

The Empress

The Empress: Unconditional love

To…

The Devil

The Devil: Being frozen by fear

The Tarot journey implies that it’s only by embracing these emotions you can become an evolved human being. As evidenced by this card near the end of Life Lessons Tarot…

The Sun

The Sun: Becoming a better person

But before you can obtain this state two cards on…

The World

The World: Enlightenment.

…you have to do this…

Judgement

Judgement: Give back to others

There’s no meditating on mountain tops at the end of the Tarot journey. You’re expected to be out there with the hoi polloi doing hard fulfilling work every single day.

Or have I got it completely wrong do you think?

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