Here is the story of the first time I got a reading from a spiritual professional, and how she made a lasting impact on my life:
I remember her clearly. Her aura gave off the warm aroma of essential oils and she looked at you as though she could see right through to your soul.
She was mystical like the color purple, but she was also down to earth like rich soil.
She graciously invited me into her home and brought me to her reading area. With the spark of a match she passed the smoke of Sage over me. When she asked me why I was there, I gave an emotionally charged, frenetic response. Her Taurean sobriety was comforting to me.
The first cards she pulled were Temperance and the 5 of Swords.
“It looks to me like you’re trying to make something work, but it isn’t quite working for you.”
Immediately what came to mind was my relationship with my husband. I thought about all the conversations we’d had recently where it seemed impossible to reach any sort of mutual conclusion. This was extremely frustrating to me, being that he was (and still is) my best friend, so I couldn’t talk about this to the person I would normally turn to.
She started describing to me the Queen of Swords, “…emotionally distant…seeks the highest truth…presents impossible tests of loyalty in relationships…high standards of perfection…”
I knew that she was describing my husband. She was good.
Then came her description of the King of Wands, “aggressive…intolerant…headstrong…temper…dramatic…”
Holy crap. That was me.
She just described the way we had been communicating with each other at the time. How did she know this?
It was in the cards. And man, did she know her cards.
She did not mince words, she gave me tough love realness and told me exactly what I had to do to stop my pity party. I’m not sure what I expected or wanted to hear that day, but she wasn’t going to give it to me.
What she did give to me, was what I actually needed to hear. When I got home I was able to apply all the advice she gave me. Our conversations became more well-rounded, and we were able to see things from each other’s perspectives.
Not only did she help me to see my relationship dynamics more clearly so that I could better communicate with my husband…
…but my first Tarot reading awoke within me the deep connection I have to the cards (and eventually other forms of divination) that spans across this and other lifetimes.
To the woman who showed me that it’s possible to forge your own path in the world, thank you. You’ve shown me that:
“You can go your own way!”
She wasn’t the first, either, and she won’t be the last. I’ve been so inspired by the immense wisdom held by the spiritual professionals who have helped me along my way.
So whether you are helping someone to navigate their close personal relationships, or get the nerve to pursue their passion with bold confidence, you are doing great work!
Thank you for your commitment and courage to show up in the world in a way that is authentically spiritually aligned. Thank you for being you, and offering your truth, your practicality and your realness!
You are helping to transform this world for the better.