I was lucky enough to see Ed Sheeran in concert the other night, with the added bonus of one of my favourite Australian musical acts, Missy Higgins, thrown in. I bought the ticket a couple of hours beforehand on impulse. It was a beautiful Melbourne day, the concert had been getting rave reviews, and I have a soft spot for Missy (even more than Ed).
This led me to wonder about the Tarot of a Music Concert.
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.
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).
My weekly email from Biddy Tarot has inspired me to look at the angels in Tarot. They are found on Life Lessons (aka Major Arcana) cards which are the most significant ones in the Tarot deck. Each is an archangel i.e. they are serious players in the angelic world, what they have to say is important. So if they turn up in a reading, pay attention!
Following on from yesterday’s post about The Sun I thought I’d sum up the three core beliefs in Life Lessons Tarot (aka the Major Arcana). I call them Tarot’s Holy Trinity. They illustrate why I find Tarot to be such a beautiful and profound (not to mention useful) philosophy.
…And I’m back. I dropped off the radar for a couple of weeks there. Shit happens. Sometimes it’s just plain everyday stuff keeping me from this blog. I read on a writer’s blog recently that you shouldn’t use your family and friends as an excuse not to write but I call b-s- on that. Relationships come first as far as I’m concerned. If peeps need me I’ll be there. Anyway, as I discussed recently I feel like I write better when my head is clear. And it doesn’t kill me as much. I don’t know how it works for other writers but for me it takes a lot of energy to enter the writing ‘zone’. Its much easier for me to write when I’m rested than try to get to that place after a long day at work.
The World is the Tarot card that represents being ‘in the zone’ whether you are writing, painting, running a business, parenting or surfing. It’s that place you get to after a lot of effort where everything flows easily. It’s the ultimate Tarot/life experience.
In what area of your life do you ever feel yourself in ‘the zone’?