So many times, people think of using cards and other symbolic tools for readings of the “Will I get laid or will I get paid?” variety. Our instruments of insight can be employed for so much more. For instance, one can dialogue with Life’s wise whispers about what carries depth and meaning in one’s existence.
Recently, I sat in Exhibition Park here in Guelph, revelling in one of my favourite sounds, the breeze blowing in the trees, the song of the leaves in the early autumn wind. In my bag was a copy of the Oracle of Initiation, a gorgeous photographic non-tarot deck. I pulled it out and held a short, enchanting conversation.
Me: What in me is so appreciative of the wind/breeze in the trees?
Oracle: #2, PURITY. The unspoiled, innocent, authentic child that is pure sensuality, that is an expression of the Formless Origin.
Me: How can I best honour the song of the wind/breeze in the trees?
Oracles: #24, LISTENING (!). Be an attentive listener, an appreciative audience to that song. Listen to it, be in council with it, hear its messages and heed them. Dialogue with the Sacred in a non-verbal manner.
Me: What gift(s) can emerge from such a council of listening?
Oracle: #32, CLARITY. Clarity, truth, and honesty. The capacity to be cohesive vessels/containers of wisdom.
With whom or with what do YOU most long to hold such a dialogue? Where will you do so? With what tool(s) or process(es)? Please tell us, we’re listening…