Say Thank you to the Cow for the Steak on your Plate

Written by Robina Hearle

Have you ever said thank-you torepparttar cow that provided you withrepparttar 122150 steak for your dinner! I expect you thinkrepparttar 122151 idea preposterous. If you were to say thank-you: torepparttar 122152 cow for its meat, milk, butter and cheese, torepparttar 122153 vegetables for their sacrifice of life so that you can live, torepparttar 122154 air, water and fire and earth for their contributions to your life – then you may have to start thinking a bit harder about yourself and your connection to earth. Saying ‘Thank-you’. We are all taught this as children, why? Just think how it feels when someone does say ‘thank-you’ for something you have done. It makes you feel good and then you are open to doing something else for that person. That person, by saying ‘thank-you’, is honouring you and what you have done, thus pavingrepparttar 122155 way for more abundance. Once you actually liverepparttar 122156 attitude of gratitude, it’s amazing what comes your way. So what have you done by saying ‘thank-you’? You have raisedrepparttar 122157 vibrational frequency ofrepparttar 122158 deed you did;repparttar 122159 steak and vegetables or fruit you have eaten orrepparttar 122160 glass of water you drank, to a spiritual one. You are working on a higher level of connection to all that is. Further, by saying ‘thank-you torepparttar 122161 cow forrepparttar 122162 steak’ we can connect with its energy—that’s a scary thought - who wants to connect with a cow? Well, my friends, it is a fact that we are connected to everything. We are not separate from other consciousnesses onrepparttar 122163 planet or fromrepparttar 122164 consciousness ofrepparttar 122165 planet herself. We inrepparttar 122166 West, technological, greedy, corrupt, consumed with self, have lost our way. The Aborigines andrepparttar 122167 Native American Indians (beforerepparttar 122168 white man destroyed their cultures) as well as other indigenous tribes, all have this close connection to earth. They have not raped and pillagedrepparttar 122169 earth; they have nurtured and cared for it as much as they can. They say thank-you torepparttar 122170 animal they have killed, thereby honouring it, also they do not take more than they need. They know that, in their gratitude they create further abundance.

Tarot Decks Come in Three Flavors

Written by Joey Robichaux

Interested in learning how to read Tarot cards? If so, one of your first decisions will be "What style of deck should I use".

Although there are now hundreds of brands of Tarot decks, most fall into one of three general styles -- Marseilles, Rider-Waite-Smith (also called Rider-Waite, or just RWS), and Thoth.

There are 78 cards in a Tarot deck -- 13 cards in each of four different suits, plus an extra 22 cards calledrepparttar "Trump" cards. These 22 trump cards are known asrepparttar 122149 Major Arcana,repparttar 122150 remaining 56 cards are calledrepparttar 122151 Minor Arcana. It'srepparttar 122152 treatement ofrepparttar 122153 Major and Minor Arcana that determines which general style your deck follows.

The first style -- Marseilles -- followsrepparttar 122154 traditional, old-school style found in early Tarot decks. The artwork onrepparttar 122155 Major Arcana tends to be simple and limited to only a few colors. The Minor Arcana looks much like ordinary playing cards -- there are four face cards (King, Queen, Knight, Page) and 10 "pip" cards (Ace through Ten). Again,repparttar 122156 artwork onrepparttar 122157 face cards tends to be simple. The pip cards don't have artwork other than a "pip" count. For instance, a Five of Swords will have five swords depicted onrepparttar 122158 card.

The Marseilles style looks so much like playing cards because Tarot decks were originally used to play a card game! It wasn't until later that mystics began to use these decks for divinatory purposes.

The second style of deck -- RWS (After Rider,repparttar 122159 publisher, Waite,repparttar 122160 designer, and Smith,repparttar 122161 artist) -- was published inrepparttar 122162 early 1900's. It was designed fromrepparttar 122163 very beginning for magickal use.

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