Spiritual Guidance & Inspiration Through TarotWritten by Christin Snyder
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My spiritual guidance or what I also refer to as my personal empowerment spread consists of following:
* The first position is background, which points out general areas of concern in querrent’s present situation
* The second Position expands on this a bit by showing me what is motivating individuals concern, what drives or compels their actions.
* The third position I use to point out fears and underlying problems that person needs to address, things that block their progress.
* The fourth position I use to point out gently things that they may be overlooking or different perspectives to explore.
* The fifth position I use as an "action plan' to point out ways in which individual can move past problems/fears, restrictions, and go forward with new awareness.
The Spread itself is laid out from left to right, shuffling and reflecting on position meaning as each card is drawn.
Sometimes this reading is a little difficult to hear, as it shows us things we don't always want to see. Our job as an effective reader is not to placate someone or simply say what we think they want to hear. Our goal should always be truth even if it is uncomfortable. The reason that is so is that it allows for growth for individual, placating someone does not serve their highest good. Of course that doesn't mean that one should be overly abrasive or condescending in any manner. When reading about a painful situation, try to understand why querrent feels way they do while still remaining objective. In next lesson we will learn in detail how to do a Spiritual Guidance Reading for ourselves and others.
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Integrating Soul and ScienceWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
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What with genetics and basic building blocks of matter becoming more apparent to researchers who are free of old philosophic rule by church there is truly a dawning of a new age. The title of Prof. Morowitz's article in August of 1980's Psychology Today was quite appropriate - 'Rediscovering The Mind'. As we continue to RE!-discover we might even know what is important 'within' our soul. Of course, my opinion is just 'post-modern democratized' ideology as Prof. Wiseman points out. No one person can know all things. He would be right, if he said that. But my response would be that we must all try to integrate rather than compartmentalize our knowledge. That leads to coping skills and application of thinking processes that produce a net creative improvement rather than agreement from those we 'hang with'! It has been said that there is not much advancement in a civilization which has science separate from its belief system or religion to any great extent. I find a lot of physics in many religious writings throughout time and yet there are still a lot of controlling interests who promote sins and demons in these religions. Here is a little of Dag or Nag Hammadi papyruses which Gnostics (later Cathars) saved from destroying Empire-builders. It is specifically from Gospel of Mary which was mostly found before end of 19th Century. “22) The Savior said, All nature, all formations, all creatures exist in and with one another, and they will be resolved again into their own roots. 23) For nature of matter is resolved into roots of its own nature alone. 24) He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 25) Peter said to him, Since you have explained everything to us, tell us this also: What is sin of world? 26) The Savior said There is no sin, but it is you who make sin when you do things that are like nature of adultery, which is called sin.” (2) A neuroscience forum which I was invited to has had many people respond to various postings without identifying themselves. I think some of that is because they have a reputation to protect or job they value. Here is one such response to a thread I started. “Science is reductionist whereas mysticism is broadly integrative. It would seem that science and mysticism occupy anti-podal positions. They are both concerned with truth, yet go about it differently. Science seeks to objectively and mathematically describe truth, whereas mysticism seeks to experience truth. Science and mysticism are flip sides of same coin. The greatest scientists have invariantly been deeply mystical. I'm tempted to say that greatest mystics have invariantly been deeply scientific, or at least had an appreciation for science, but this I'm less certain of.” I responded by saying I agreed and that I was certain sages or greatest scientists were indeed very spiritual. One of those sages is David Bohm and here is a little of how he approached physics. “In an interview in 1989 at Nils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, where Bohm presented his views, Bohm spoke on his theory of wholeness and implicate order. The conversation centered around a new worldview that is developing in part of Western world, one that places more focus on wholeness and process than analysis of separate parts. Bohm explained basics of theory of relativity and its more revolutionary offspring, quantum theory. Either theory, if carried out to its extreme, violates every concept on which we base our understanding of reality. Both challenge our notions of our world and ourselves. He cited evidence from both theories that support a new paradigm of a more interrelated, fluid, and less absolute basis of existence, one in which mind is an active participant. ‘Information contributes fundamentally to qualities of substance.’ He discussed forms, fields, superconductivity, wave function and electron behavior. ‘Wave function, which operates through form, is closer to life and mind...The electron has a mindlike quality.’” (3) In May 2004 there is a report of an archaeological find in Mayan tunnels (they loved spiritual cenotes and still do) saying it was a millennium earlier than Mayan ascendancy and yet it was just 200 BC. Aside from fact that I have proven these people were there at least 3000 years earlier ‘find’ is a mask of a sun god. The sun god or Heliopolitan Druidism is just one of esoteric clues to follow in tracing ‘travelers’ or Red-Headed League of Megalith Builders all over world. The Harmonic of Light was science behind shamanic attunements that led to knowledge mythologized in various sun-gods which is also interpreted as ‘son of god’.
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