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    Only 1 in 5 people are passionate about their work. Similarly, just 1 in 5 are very happy with their life. Join the minority of different drummers... leave a restrained existence to discover the fullness that comes from following your unique rhythm.
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    Martha Graham argued, “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”....Discover what makes you extraordinary and share it with the world.
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    In warning against conformity, Carl Jung said, “We may think there is a sure road. But that would be the road of death. Then nothing happens any longer - at any rate, not the right things. Anyone who takes the sure road is as good as dead.” .... Are you simply existing or truly living? According to Oscar Wilde, the latter is 'the rarest thing in the world.'
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Rewilding to find your true vocation

Tarot: Parlour Game, Con or Bona Fide Resource?

Tarot decks have long been used as a harmless and fun activity. One person looks at the cards or images and makes some interpretations or projections based on how well they know the person they are reading for. Neither takes it too seriously.

Others believe it to be a form of hocus-pocus used by unscrupulous people to prise money out of trusting, or desperate people. As with any field of expertise, it is true that some practitioners are exploitative. The combination of a few bad apples and a reverence for rationalism sees many people throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

A third option is that it is used in a bona fide way. It is worth nothing that Western Psychology, or the scientific study of the mind, is a relatively new field. Freud is often dubbed as the father of Psychology. His ideas are only a century old. The sacred approach, common to tribal and ancient cultures, is much older. It sees people receiving their greatest learning from intuition, dreams and story. Carl Jung was a student of Freud’s who moved beyond his ideas, which were very ego oriented. Jung possessed more balance in terms of masculine and feminine approaches. One could say he was more soul oriented or holistic.


Beyond the Conscious Mind

Like Freud, Jung concluded that we each have our own Personal Conscious that holds all our memories and knowledge. Less than 10% of an icebergs volume is viewable from the surface. Psychology suggests that our Personal Conscious is just the minority of our real makeup.

Our Personal Unconscious holds memories we have forgotten or repressed. Not only is it harder to access, we’re generally unaware of it. Despite our ignorance, it still makes an impact and reveals itself as imbalances or neuroses in an individual. Psychology has often employed hypnosis to access these memories for therapeutic reasons. Just as hypnosis can bypass ones subconscious gatekeeper, so can the Tarot reveal repressions through their imagery. 

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Ready to Move Forward?

Many people are drawn to the Tarot in the same way people are drawn to comfort food, empty television or other escapes. They dearly want to be told that their life is going to be wonderful and everything will work out in their favor without any effort on their part.

Instead of engaging with the empowering theme of the Hero Archetype, they opt for the Orphan Archetype, which retreats into victimhood or fantasy thinking that requires no personal participation in an outcome. Lacking love, it’s easy to dream of being rescued by a prince (codependency), or lacking money, imagining a lottery win is more rewarding than dealing with the fact that one fails to practice discipline, forward planning or delayed gratification.

Carl Jung once pointed out that, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Becoming aware of your Unconscious mind and its messages for you is very valuable. But it is only when we act on things that our circumstances change.

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