“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”
― Joseph Campbell
Coming from a background of someone who has worked with and at divination with tarot cards and with other methods such as the I Ching, Bibliomancy, Tea Leaves and Runes, I have a rather strange relationship with the future. If I thought that what I was being shown was the definitive future by any of these methods I don’t know that I would continue using them. Oh I get a lot of insight for sure and most times I can tell what the most probable outcome of the situation will be. However there is always the chance that the person getting the reading will alter their trajectory, change their routines, learn from advice given and the outcome will change. Our paths are up to us to find and to make and to create each step of the way. Is some of it foreseeable? Yes for sure but we can always hit that unexpected moment and create something new. We do it all the time.
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A Satyr’s Dream by G A Rosenberg
Green Midnight at the Oasis by G A Rosenberg
“What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher.”
― Chuck Palahniuk
The other day a friend of mine was talking about divination and how he was responsible for his future. I surprised him by agreeing. I do believe that the most that any form of divination be it tarot, astrology, i ching or oxen entrails can and will show us is the most likely thing to happen. We all tend to follow patterns that play out in all aspects of our lives. If you know someone’s patterns and at what point they are in them, it is very easy to see both what will probably happen next and what it would take to break the pattern. I have found that the tarot cards help me to intuit a person’s pattern and how it is playing out for them fairly easily. Depending on the spread and how well I am tuned into the reading, I can also see what is needed to break the pattern. This normally takes a strong effort of will and a lot of work as most of us develop our patterns at a very early age. I have worked hard at discovering and understanding my own patterns. While I have come a long way, I still have far to go at breaking some of the more destructive ones.
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Expansion Zone by G A Rosenberg
A Separate Expansion by G A Rosenberg
The Universe Lies Within