are called the messengers of the Divine. Some know them as the
window to Universal Law and the sacred symbols of the higher
consciousness. Whatever their auspicious synonym, the Tarot has
been mentioned in ancient texts for 35,000 years. The Hermetic
Kabbalah, tells of 108 stone tablets that lay beneath the ancient
pyramids at Giza. 78 of these tablets are called the 'Exoteric'
Tarot, the remaining 30 are the 'Esoteric' Tarot.
Even though there is evidence that the Tarot has existed
for thousands of years, the first known decks come from 12th
century India. They didn't arrive in Europe until the time of
the Crusades where they were often trophies of war held by European
soldiers. It wasn't long until the modern Europeans began creating
their own versions of these religious decks, which were
the forerunners to our modern playing cards.
It wasn't until the 16th Century that the Tarot really began
it's invasion through the traveling Gypsy caravans and their
use turned back to a spiritual perspective or as a tool for divination.
Each card contains a landscape, an event and objects to be
interacted with. The images of the Tarot only serve as a reminder,
or a visual connection from your conscious self to knowledge
you already have in your super conscious self.
The Conscious Minds
A brief conversation of the Conscious Minds and their connection
to each other and to the Divine Universal Spirit. Within the
field of psychology and Spiritual psychology it is recognized
that there are different levels of consciousness. There are many
definitions of what these levels are, but here is what we believe
and teach from Metaphysical science and Spiritual Psychology
The Conscious Self: The Physical Mind
The physical brain is the mind of the Body. This is your
conscious mind, the part of the self that governs your day-to-day
The Higher Conscious Self: The Soul Mind
The sub-consciousness is the mind of the Soul. This area
of being is also called the higher consciousness of the self.
This is the part of the self that talks to your conscious mind
and represents the true self of a person, this is your spiritual
presence in this incarnation.
The Super Conscious Self: The Spirit Mind
The super consciousness is the mind of the Spirit. This is
where you hold the aspect of the Divine within yourself. Some
call this level of consciousness the Divine Self or the God-Self.
The Divine Consciousness: The Universal Connection
The Divine Spirit is "The Everything, The All"
that exists. It's everything connected together through out all
of creation through energy. It is, for lack of a better word
"God" and we are each part of and connected to that
consciousness. The Divine Conscious mind within you is your connection
or bridge to the knowledge and energy of the greater Universal
We can communicate between each of these levels of consciousness,
if we can only listen. Seeing the events or issues of the physical
life through our own higher conscious levels can help us gain
understanding, find answers and peace within our Mind/Body/Spirit.
Thus we can heal the 'whole' body and find enlightenment to the
soul and our spiritual path.
Using The Tarot For Meditations
When we contemplate upon the images or messages provided
by the Tarot we open a gateway that provides an opportunity for
knowledge and wisdom to flow in both directions. In other words,
we give our conscious and sub-conscious minds a chance to connect
to our Divine Self, that part of you which works on becoming
an enlightened spiritual being.
There are two ways to begin this process. First, by focusing
on the message of the cards. Each week day here at Spring's Haven,
we share a Tarot Card and Message
for contemplation during your daily meditation. This allows those
who do not know how to read the Tarot, or do not feel comfortable
in translating the symbology to pull a spiritual message into
their daily meditation exercise.
A second method is for an individual to sit down with their
own Tarot deck and create a moment of connection to the cards
and the Divine. After a moment of focus, the individual can ask
for guidance in pulling a card that will bring them a message
that benefits their Mind/Body/Soul for that day. By focusing
on one card and pulling that image into your meditation, you
can learn and experience the sights, sounds and smells of that
card and the symbolic message you sense from it.
A Tarot Meditation
To use the message and images in your meditation, examine
the positive message the card represents. Does your life incorporate
the qualities of that card? If not, try to feel the positive
energy of that quality. Visualize your life with this quality
in it. How would this quality change your life?
The following is a simple method for using a Tarot message
in your meditation. If you don't know how to meditate, you can
learn by reading our step-by-step Meditation
Use our Daily Tarot Meditation message, or draw your own
card and divine a personal message.
Begin your meditation as you normally would.
Once you have moved your consciousness to a higher spiritual
level, think about the card/message and what it means to your
Imagine yourself working with the message, putting it into
practice in a positive way. Visualize as much detail as you desire.
Contemplate the spiritual connection between the message
and your spiritual path. You should work on this process for
about 10 to 15 minutes.
When you're done, you can end the meditation or move into
other aspects of your meditation process.
Consider taking a few moments after your meditation keep
a record or diary of your meditation sessions. Make notes on
how your attitudes or viewpoints change. How you handle situations
with people or at work. All this information is important for
you to see how far you've grown over what will be a very short
period of time. You'll be amazed at yourself in just 6 months.
But you may not notice, if you don't write it down.
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