The person in the Fool Tarot card is infused with pure cosmic energy and he’s dancing with the pure joy of it.
The Magician, on the other hand, is directing that energy. We see him standing there in his robes, one hand pointed to the sky and the other pointed to the ground. On his table are the four elements of the Tarot: wands, cups, swords, pentacles, also known as ideas, emotions, energy, and material.
He serves as a reminder that we are not alone. We are not limited to our personal resources, our bodies and minds, as incarnate in this earth plane. There are other realms of being and there is an infinite amount of energy available from those realms, energy far beyond what we think we possess.
And you can take a very, very, simplistic approach to that. You don’t have to be a Master Occultist with secret knowledge of the Astral Planes and how to manifest that energy onto the Earth Plane. You don’t have to go Full Wiccan and set up a Magic Circle with white candles at the quarters. You don’t have to be a Theosophist with intricate explanations of how the universe works.
Just start with three simple facts:
1 – you exist;
2 – there’s another realm of infinite energy;
3 – you’re connected to it.
No matter how beaten up or beaten down we may be, no matter how physically and spiritually exhausted we are, we have access to all of the energy we need any time we want it.
Don’t get hung up on names for the other realm. Call it whatever you like – heaven, the astral plane, the angelic realms, foreverland . . . whatever. I personally like the phrase, “Spirit World,” because it’s descriptive short hand without trying to put it in a box of faiths, creeds, or religions. But call it whatever rings true to you.
Don’t get hung up on methods for contacting it. There are about a zillion religions and philosophies out there and they all claim to have the EXCLUSIVE method for getting in touch with Spirit World. Bullshit. Try to think of it the way the Tibetan Buddhists describe it: at the level of our core being we are all beautiful, unique, crystals. The Light will shine through each of us in a different way. For some, that light may be Reiki. For others, formal religions. For others, Wicca. Look around, experiment, and you’ll find what’s right for you.
In the meantime, there are simple, well established ways to get started with expanding your connections to the other realms. Prayers work for some people. Meditation for others. Simply sitting quietly in nature and letting their hearts open works for others. Dancing and shamanic drum circles may be your path.
Personally, I like meditation. Rajinder Singh has an interesting book on meditating on the Third Eye (or brow chakra) called Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation and that can take you on a Magical Mystery Tour.
Or you might want to try meditations that are more heart centered. Tara Brach has many, many FREE downloadable guided meditations here.
The path is always there, waiting for you, full of joy, love and energy.
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