Imagine Socrates and Lao Tzu having a debate.
I think it might go a bit like this...
“He who knows others is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened” says Lao
“I disagree”! Bellows Socrates….“To know thyself is the beginning of all wisdom”
I have to side with Socrates on this one, even though I am sure I would love even a drop of Lao Tzu’s wisdom.
To me, knowing others is not as wise as knowing oneself.
I would say trying to work ANYTHING out that lies outside of oneself is more about manipulation, fear and protection, and once we think we have that figured out we go about adjusting ourselves to fit, until we hit a crisis where life makes us look at what we are doing - because it doesn’t work!
It just leaves a horrible feeling of inauthenticity and attachment.
It could be showing up in our relationships, career, vocation, confidence and basically eroding away at our very essence...
Oh what a wicked web we weave...
For those of you that know me you know it's no secret that I work with the Tarot to help you to get to know thyself, and for those of you that don’t, well you do now!
Contrary to popular belief the Tarot’s main gift lies not in prophesying, but in helping you to master the greatest but most difficult task of all - to know thyself…
For 10 days starting 28th January I am going to lead a group through the journey of the suit of Swords which will help us slice through that attachment and lead us to personal freedom, cleansing ourselves of all the external stuff we've got caught up in.
The Swords have a somewhat undeserved representation of strife so if you do this get prepared to see them differently.
Empty your mind of any judgments or preconceived ideas you may be having about yourself, the Tarot or the suit of Swords and allow the magic to unfurl before you, if you do that, even before the 10 days is up you will feel the change – powerfully.
Because The Swords are a mighty powerful force to work with, they give razor sharp instant clarity and if used with integrity they are the gift of empowerment. Whilst you go through The Journey of The Swords train your mind like you would The Sword, own it’s power and let it turn you into a great spiritual warrior.
Just think about the ancient Samurai, or epic films such as Gladiator and you’ll catch the trailer for what you are about to experience when it comes to re-aligning your energies to one which is full of spiritual strength, integrity and authenticity.
Want to do this?