Today I have pulled a card alongside a passage from John. The passage is about the Kingdom of God. Here it is:
YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again (again: or, from above).
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
John 3: 5-8
In this passage are two conditions mentioned for entering the Kingdom of God: you must be born from ‘water’ and be born from ‘Spirit’. Being born from water means probably that you need to be baptised. It can also mean that you must know from-inside-out what are the beneficial sides of water: cleansing, healing, and regenerating (beneficial suit of Cups caracteristics).
You must also be born from Spirit to enter the Kingdom. What is Spirit? Spirit is explained in this passage as wind: wind that you hear blowing, while not knowing were it stems from and were it will go the moment you do not hear it anymore. Spirit here is that what sets us in motion, as the wind that moves the air. There is no goal to that. Just as we do not know where the wind goes, we do not know where Spirit will bring us. Just as we do not know the definite origin of the wind, we do not know definitively where Spirit comes from. It is only motion that counts in this explanation of Spirit. The Eight of Wands in the tarot shows aptly what Spirit is. The Wands at this card come from above, and are flying through the air. You do not know where they are from, nor where they will land.
How can such a process of Spirit as movement take place in us? I think one needs to give up control, in order to allow this happening. Giving up control, means making space for Sprit to move (in) us.
Thus, being born from Spirit means: allowing inside us the movement of Spirit. That is the second condition to enter the Kingdom.
My question for which a card inspired the answer was: How can I give up control and allow the movement of Spirit?
The card I have pulled is Three of Pentacles from the Fey Tarot. An angry, fearful man is fanatically carving a pentacle on this card. He is guarded by a hooded fey (she has keys) who watches if he works hard enough (at least this is how I see her).
For me giving up control and let Spirit move me, means I must stop working on that pentacle and turn around to talk to that greenish fey. She is the part in me that takes charge and ensures that I work hard so that I please her. If I turn around I am going to come into contact with this controlling part in me.
I do not know what that will bring me, but I know turning around to come into contact with with my controlling side is what I need to do to in order to allow the movement of Spirit. Thinking of it, turning around is a change of direction, is movement.