Last night, I offered a teleseminar through the Gaian Tarot Circle entitled “Leaving the Stories That Bind Us”. Based on work I’ve done with several clients and with myself, I created a six-card tarot layout for us to use. I offer it below for your own growth and evolution. This spread is especially helpful for those issues and circumstances that we encounter over and over again. Its intention is to excavate an old story that we carry around unconsciously and keep living out in the recurring situations in our lives. Place the name of your issue in the blank space in question One.
Before laying cards in the pattern below and exploring them, you might find it useful to read three quotes that I spoke to the group last night:
A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiry. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years. ~ Byron Katie
We grow primarily through our challenges, especially those life-changing moments when we begin to recognize aspects of our nature that make us different from the family and culture in which we have been raised. ~ Caroline Myss
The acquired, not the essential, personality is formed based on comparison. A comparison is hiding at the root of every problem…The tarologist must dig like an archeologist in the individual’s memory, looking for “perfect examples” to which she compares herself to free her from envy. ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky
And now, the layout itself. Use it with tarot, crone stones, soul cards, or whatever tool is you primary vehicle of insight. May it liberate you from whatever story has been holding you back!
- What is the root story underlying __________?
- What is that story inviting me to learn?
- What is my next step toward integrating this learning?
- What resources support this next step?
- What obstacles could block this next step?
- What gift(s) can emerge from taking this step and employing these supportive resources?