March 5th, 2009

nieuwjaar

Lent, Wednesday, First Week

Today my friend Lidy an me prepared our dream course. We also talked about me. I did not stop talking. It became clearer and clearer that something must change.  

I am thinking about teaching less classes. Maybe I will follow a course to become coach, but I do not know about that yet. But what sure is that I will prepare for a book about reading biblical texts using the tarot as instrument (for intuitive exegesis). Work title: “With Cards to God.” In Dutch it is a funny title, in English it makes even laugh more. I’ve sent some of my material to an editor of a publisher and he liked it. I need to make a proposal, and then it will be looked at by many other people. I need to do a lot of work without being certain of publishing. But I’ll do it.

Looking back, that is the reason for two of the cards that I pulled last week and this week: The Washer at the Ford, the whining Five of Cups, and the card of the Hermit that as if I was not at the right place.

Yesterday I pulled a card for the question “How am I a person of Spirit? The question was inspired by Jesus talking to Nicodemus. I did not define beforehand what that kind of person would be. 

                  

The woman on the card is as a pearl in an open oyster. She seems to meet her opposite. The card is almost a Two of Cups. I think, at the moment, I am a person of Spirit by being open for something new and other, for change.
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Lent, Thursday, First Week

For today I pulled a card to a evangelical sort of question: How can Jesus save me? based on a saying of Jesus in John. I have pulled the King of Swords from the Tarot of the Secret Forest. 

                       

This image can be seen as an image of Jesus. You could say taht Jesus is handing me here the sword of discernment from heaven, to help me tio see what to do and what not to do (that will save me). If I see this person as myself, the message that saves me is that I need to focus on myself, and stay with myself, instead of focusing myself on others (for whatever reasons). Both are valuable gifts.