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What if Nobody is There?

One of my college professors once pointed out in an evaluation how hard it was to read me.  I didn’t necessarily take it as an insult, but something I’d not thought about myself before that point.  I didn’t purposely hide from people, but subconsciously I learned long ago (apparently) to put walls between myself and […]

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In the Dark Corners

The hardest part of trying to elevate yourself and your way of being is confronting those parts of yourself that don’t serve you, that hold you back.  Those parts which are the most in need of adjustment and examination are often the ones most painful to face, which is why people have a hard time […]

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In Need Of Updating

The frustrating part of established spiritual traditions, even those which don’t quite fit the bill of “organized religion”, is that the prevailing approach to them is to adapt ourselves to their philosophies rather than choose to adapt the ideas themselves.  I think organized religion is largely to blame for this, as it introduces the attitude […]

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My First Tarot Altar

I teased in one of my tarot videos that I would start posting about this new thing I started with tarot altars, so here we go: No surprise to anyone, I’m sure, but I like to find unique ways to use tarot in life besides just drawing cards to see what might be around the […]

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Different Isn’t Always Better

It’s funny how many similarities there are between spiritual pathfinding and choosing a career.  Too often the opinions of others and the “payout” impact our decisions more than our needs and core values.  People look to their careers to establish their worth or status in the same way we look to religion or spirituality to […]

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Bad Energy

I took a weekend trip with my wife recently, a rare opportunity for the two of us to get away by ourselves, stay in a hotel and relax a bit, and do something fun.  It was a good trip overall, but it made me realize that there are just some places whose energy I just […]

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Relational Alchemy

In Alchemical terms, everything in existence is made up of salt, sulfur, and mercury.  It’s easy to apply that kind of thinking to substances, individuals, or objects.  But scale is never an issue in alchemy, so it must be applicable to groups and organizations, nations, species, etc.  If we can go small we can go […]

Tarot Reading

Sample Tarot Spread: Four of Wands, Six of Swords, Page of Swords

One of these sample draws we’ll get to some Major Arcana cards.  Promise. Let’s walk through another past/present/future spread to show how the narrative of the reading gets built.  Here are the cards: Past – Four of Wands – Hard work rewarded, and a chance to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Present – Six […]

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Hey, Tarot readers…

Do you ever have one of those readings where it’s not until after they’re long gone that you suddenly realize there was meaning there you missed?  And they’re not someone you know so you can’t track them down and tell them about it…. Bummer.

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Becoming Your Best Self

The difference between evolution and self-evolution is that, to some extent, you can shape and direct your self-evolution.  The whole point is that you don’t have to be or to become the person the forces around you would conspire to create on their own.  You can let your life experience make you what you are, […]