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Hey there! Last time, we looked at the underlying symbology of Tarot, and now we're going to talk briefly about the history of how this intricate craft came to be. It's important to know that there's a ton of information we could get into here, but we're going to do our best to cover the basics of only what's necessary.
The first Tarot cards in recorded history are found around the mid-14th-century Europe, where we can see signs that the young and wealthy members society would play several well-known card games using both the Major and the Minor Arcana. From our understanding at that time, there seemingly wasn't anything magical about them.
The earliest Italian Tarot cards had unnumbered Major Arcana cards. But as early as 1490, card makers began to place roman numerals on these cards, fixing them to a specific sequence, except for The Child, who remained unnumbered. This practice was carried on by future card makers in France and onward, which brought about the Tarot...
Active listening is perhaps the most essential skill you should have if you would like to develop a healthier relationship with others and with yourself.
The difference between active listening and merely just hearing is the difference between a deep, heartfelt connection and a superficial relationship. Active listening means that you are not just hearing the words that are being said, but rather you are attempting to comprehend the intention the manifests them truly. Understanding the purpose then gives you the actual ability to respond more authentically and meaningfully. Being an active listener is essential because it forms the basis of a meaningful relationship. Without active listening in communication, there are not significant responses, and people are merely talking to each other.
Active listening is also the foundational skill of utilizing the wisdom that comes through your higher self to you. You could even say that we PRACTICE this active listening with others, only...
Every day is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich. No one is poor. We've got 24 hours each. --Christopher Rice
We’ve been taught a lot of things about money, and a lot of these things aren’t real! Today we smash these money myths, once and for all!
In the last episode, we discussed what money was from a spiritual perspective, and began to look at our relationship to money. Today, let us continue to establish this new understanding of currency by calling out the old paradigm, and breaking down some ancient money myths!
Have you probably heard this one before, right? Tell me, where did you first hear this idea? Parents? Church leaders? Friends? Family members? It’s an idea that has been passed down for generations, and today we find it deeply ingrained in our belief systems about the world. But allow me a moment to let you in on a secret, are you ready?
The first time this quote made it...
Do you feel that you are not good enough for others? Do you feel like everything that goes wrong in your life is somehow your fault? Some say that these negative feelings and thoughts come from the expectations that you put on yourself. There is so much pressure to do good and be good, and that can be overwhelming.
Even healthy minds may sometimes feel like they are not good enough to succeed, or that they are not good enough to be loved. Even though these feelings can hurt you, they can also hurt others.
How you handle love and the chaotic emotions that come with it can make or break a relationship or friendship. For example, when you choose to dwell on the feeling of not being enough for the person you love, then you will end up hurting yourself and that person. You will make them feel bad for not loving you enough, and if you end up harming yourself, it will hurt them even more.
When you believe that you are not good enough, or don’t believe in your innate...
When something is difficult to understand, the easy way out is to shove it aside and take on another task. But doing this over and over again puts you in a situation where you don’t learn anything new.
It is essential not to take these challenges lightly. They may be challenging to start, and they will remain like that unless you give it a try. You may have a bad habit of passing on hard tasks to others or ignoring them altogether.
However, is this wise?
Of course not.
Just saying that you’re going to change yourself and your mindset is not enough. You have to take action. Decide to take on difficult tasks and actually do so.
Instead of focusing on how difficult they are, focus on what you can learn from each one. After all, it is the learning that genuinely makes the task worthwhile, not success or failure.
How do you push yourself to do what you consider difficult?
When you include...
There are two truths to bad habits: 1. Everyone has as least one 2. They are hard to break.
Even though bad habits plague everyone, very few people understand how bad habits affect their life. They keep you from living your life to the fullest. They are preventing you from achieving those goals you have set for yourself. Bad habits jeopardize your good health, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Bad habits are a waste of your time and energy.
Why do you still have those bad habits? Perhaps that’s not the most important question to answer right now. Instead, you need to ask yourself this -- is there anything you can do to change?
Before you think about kicking those bad habits in order to change for life, it is crucial to understand how you got them in the first place. Understanding the cause of those bad habits will help you get rid of them for good. Changing for the better does not come easy. But...
What does this really mean, and how can we begin to shift ourselves into this reality where we are no longer depleting one of the Earth's most omnipresent resources - soil?
Check this out to learn more!
Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully, the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man. - Khalil Gibran
Do you struggle with money? Are you ready to transform your entire life? At last, it’s time to explore how you can create your spiritual money right now. Let’s waste no time and dive in!
You might already be familiar with this material, but for those who aren’t, allow me a moment to introduce you to two men and their legendary book. Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie, and the book Think and Grow Rich.
This book is truly the ultimate spiritual success manual, having sold over 100 million copies, and helped to create more millionaires in the world than you can count! This book came about in 1937 when a man named Andrew Carnegie commissioned a young Napoleon Hill to write a book about how he became the wealthiest person of his generation, the world's first billionaire by today's standards. In essence, I mean...
Expressing ourselves as fully as possible is a fundamental reason that we came here to this planet. Our ability to express ourselves comes THROUGH our personality that we have chosen. More fully embracing our character - not hiding it or artificially changing it - releases much-trapped energy within us and allows us to feel more authentic emotions like joy and acceptance.
The problem is, essentially, that we live in a world that - on its surface - does not appear to support authentic expression. This illusion is SO STRONG we reinforce it by rewarding complicit and compliant behavior as well as ignoring or estranging behavior outside of what is considered the mainstream. The systems of business, politics, and governance are set up in this way - contributing to a society that is void of the personality and individual expression relative to its potential.
This is changing, much assisted with the advent of the internet and social media, where people can be rewarded - socially or...
How mentally stable are you? This is perhaps one of the scariest questions you’ve been asked. And if you feel threatened by the question, you are not alone.
Everyone is dealing with their own drama in life. However, not everyone may be open to talking about their mental health crisis. Judgments from others when they find out you are not as stable as they thought you were makes the situation much worse. Feelings of shame can prevent people from seeking help. Time and again, they’ve been subtlely told that it’s best for them to keep quiet, “man up,” or “keep a strong upper lip.”
While some may be able to thrive on their own, many others are like you. They need help, and asking for help is a courageous move.
Everyone wants to be calm, focused, and energetic. But it is essential to understand that nobody will feel that way all the time. If you are pushing yourself despite...