On Thursday evening, a group of 16 people came to my place and I led them through a process to focus and shape a path to a significant goal for the upcoming year. Combining the tarot with an enjoyable and enlightening question-harvesting technique really took them to the heart of what they desired, why they desire it, and how to begin to make it happen. Here it is in a nutshell:
Design a Fine 2009
December 13, 2008 by jameswells
1. Select one important goal for yourself for 2009. Write it down.
2. Look through face-up tarot deck and find ONE card that most looks/feels like your accomplished goal. Write down its name and any positive/evolved qualities you see/feel in it.
3. In writing, complete this intent statement:
“By living the qualities of [evolved qualities from tarot card], I, [Name], manifest [name of your goal] or something better. It is so.”
4. In writing, brainstorm a list of ten questions about your intent/goal.
5. Go around the room and meet with at least three (or more) people. Read each person your intent statement as written in Step # 3. Allow them to suggest five questions to you. Write them down without editing or discussing them. Listen to each person’s intent statement and suggest five questions to them. Move on the the next person as soon as you and one person have exchanged questions. [Note: If not in a workshop/group setting, simply take a few days or weeks to harvest questions from trusted friends, colleagues, and family members before moving on to the next step].
6. Go through your list of questions and narrow them down to three or four that carry energy and importance for you in connection with your intent.
7. Use your three or four questions as the basis for a tarot reading. Pull a card for each question and dialogue about the card responses with a partner. Then switch roles.
8. Use your tarot insights to come up with a tangible action(s). Write it down in this form:
“I, [Name], leave here ready to [name your action/s here].”
9. One at a time, each person reads aloud:
a) hir statement from Step 3, and
b) hir statment from Step 8.
[If alone, read it aloud anyway. These declarations give your goal and actions power.]
10. Go out and do it! Check in with the cards from this process from time to time to inspire you and to generate new ideas.