What if I told you that my greatest treasure is a mirror? But it is no ordinary mirror – it’s a mirror to my heart, to my soul. It gives me a portal into my own innate wisdom, a way to navigate through the inevitable obstacles that arise during my days. It reflects back both light and shadows, helping me to gently work at uncovering my hurts, tending to them, and becoming whole again.
It works, like most magical mirrors do, with intention, with questions; the clearer the intent, the more focused the question, the stronger the mirror’s reflective powers.
And as can happen with most mirrors, there are days when I love what I see reflected back, there are days when I just sigh and say, “whatever”, and there are days when all I see is a bad hair day and a face made ugly with tears. But the mirror is always there…guiding gently…guiding strongly…always saying “look, now look again, are you sure you’ve seen everything that I am showing you?”
The more I work with this mirror, the more clearly I hear its wisdom, and the more clearly I understand the truth behind the tears.
It took me a long time to learn the workings of this mirror, and there’s always so much more that I am learning. We are on a never-ending dance, my mirror and I. Even though I occasionally take a break from dancing, I always get back to the dance floor. Ready, again, for one more whirl, one more spin, one more exhilarating, heart breaking, exquisite, excruciating waltz across the dance floor of my life.
Yes, my magical mirror is none other than my deck of 78 Tarot cards. There’s nothing magical about the cards themselves, of course – they are just 78 pieces of beautifully printed paper! The magic is within me…within you…within anyone who comes to the Tarot with an open heart and an open mind, ready to learn and uncover the mysterious workings of our own life, thoughts, days, dreams, hopes, hurts, joys.
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I’m not very much into tarot, but I have a friend who has bought a set but seems lost with it a little. Will tell her to contact you at this link 🙂
Excellent, please do direct her this way. Thank you! 🙂
Wow, Tarot seems interesting. ?Your post reflects your passion for it.
It is very interesting, yes. There are so many ways to work with it, and it’s such a versatile and beautiful tool!
I find tarot cards fascinating– am intrigued by how you use them for self-awareness.
They are a fascinating tool, aren’t they? It took me a while to reach this place of using them more for self awareness, although I do use them for more “traditional” readings too. Though I have never used them to predict an exact outcome or time an event etc. There are so many ways to use these beauties!
Never realised they could be used for self-awareness– I wish I could learn.
I’m fascinated by tarot cards and would definitely like to know more about it.
Lovely! I’ll keep you posted! 🙂
I find Tarot Reading fascinating and intriguing. I have not got a reading done, and would like to go for it sometimes soon!
Oh you should! It’s a lot of fun, and depending on the reader, a lot of wisdom comes through the cards!
I offer email Tarot readings too, btw! 😉
I’d be interested in learning more. A lot of people think it’s “supernatural” or “occult,” but the way you describe it, and reading your general reading earlier, it seems more like dream interpretation or psychoanalysis.
Well, it is “occult” in the way it was developed. The beauty of Tarot is that you don’t have to get into the esoteric stuff if you don’t want to – it can be almost psychoanalytical and just as valid when used for self-awareness or more intuitively. So many ways to read 78 cards!
Hey I looked out for you yesterday but didn’t find your post up when I was visiting the others. It’s strange but many people think the same thing – that their greatest treasure is the unacknowledged treasure within.
Hey! I had a bit of a problem with the kinky yesterday. Thank you for stopping by today.
And yes, I did notice that – a lot of people had written about their own strengths and qualities – they are our greatest treasure, helping us to navigate through this crazy thing called life!
I love how you are dedicated to the idea of Tarot and look at it as an integral part of who you are. As I read I first assumed it would be a Gratitude journal but as you revealed that it was Tarot it just made so much sense. Knowing who you are and how this works for you, it’s a perfect mirror for your soul. Isn’t that true of any belief and faith? Even the strong ones filled with affirmations. The first part of this post was Beautiful and poetic, MG 🙂
You’re right, Shy. Any belief and faith works as a mirror for the person who believes. And thank you for the compliment on the writing – that does a mean a lot coming from you! 🙂
I think for the past one year I have been telling you my secret wish to get my tarot card read and now that you say it shows your soul I really want to take one last step that still blocks me from knowing what exactly is that I need to know about me. Nice mirror you have 🙂
Take it whenever you are ready, Menaka! 🙂
Quite a few of my friends read the Tarot and each one of them is great at it, dedicated to it. I love how you wove your love for the tarot into words, Shinjini. Hugs!
That’s a unique take on the prompt, Jini. But Isomehow knew that you would be writing about your precious cards.Yay!
P.S: I was trying to drop a comment since Day 1 of the Festival but the comment plugin wasn’t loading for me 🙁 It’s the issue at my end though.
Loved reading this .. how you spoke about the mirror and related it to your stack of tarot cards! Beautiful.
Your love for the tarot and your passion is visible in every word you write… Truly a mirror to your soul!!!