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Posted July 24, 2008
Do you know what your energy is doing today?
Increasingly, publishing to the ¿card market¿ follows the creation of a successful new age book. I collect cards and oracle decks of all kind and find that many of these decks work only as a ¿card for the day¿ type inspiration. Unlike Tarot cards, most lack a workable system. I was pleased to find that Dr. Northrup¿s cards were of a different breed. As an artist and former professional card reader of many years, I liked her system from the get go. In the first few pages of her small but informative book, she grasped a concept that I tried to get across to my clients for years. Our present and future reality is created by our thoughts and the lessons we have chosen to learn. Tarot can show what is coming your way in the near future, but if you don¿t grasp the deeper meaning then all you see are alternate versions of the same plot playing out again and again. Insights into events are what change your life, not harping on the events themselves. Dr. Northrup provides a system that addresses both the spiritual needs and the stages of the creative process needed to process them. You won¿t find actual events described here but you will find a wealth of spiritual and energetic insight. Her cards are divided into five major areas: Fertility and Creativity ¿ Acknowledging your basic creative energy and channeling it. Partnership- Working with your creative energy in the presence of others. Nurturance/Self-care- Taking care of and rebuilding your creative energy Self-Expression ¿ Having your unique energy recognized in the world. Enlightened Heart and Mind- Balancing the intellect and emotion. Each area also has ten stages represented by cards with the same name but a different focus: Imagine/Allow, Prepare, Flexibility with Structure, Hierarchy vs. Partnership, Perfection vs. Imperfection, Risk vs. Safety, Active vs. Passive, Channel clearly, Regroup, Complete and move on. This resonated strongly with me as an artist because it is basically the same steps I go through when creating a painting. Why not use it in energetic creations as well? The first reading I did was the four card reading on Life Purpose. Card one which represented the past was Risk Vs Safety from the Nurturance/Self Care section. It spoke of learning to receive rather than always giving. This resonated strongly since the last cycle in my life had been one of continual giving without benefit of much return. I had come to realize that this was a pattern created in childhood that was exhausting me. Card two was about the present. This card was from the Self-Expression group, the card was Regroup. Given the first card this made a great deal of sense because I am working on changing the way in which I share energy with others. Card three is about the future. It was from the group Partnership. The card was Channeling Clearly. Again this was a direct hit. As noted in the first card, many of my life issues involved dealing with people who had nothing to give. It was now time to clearly envision what I wanted from the people I allowed into my life. This also had reference to my partnership with my artwork as that too was in need of fine tuning. The final card, ¿what your inner guidance wants me to know,¿ showed that I was essentially on track. It was from Fertility/Creativity. That card was again Channel Clearly. The issue of asking clearly for what I want has been a lifelong task. It was good to know that the rest of my reading showed that I was headed in the right direction. I did several other readings on relationship with others and found the cards to be good indicators of what I was learning from or teaching to someone else. Who was learning what from whom seemed to be indicated by the level of the card. For instance a person I knew who was very concerned by what others think about her might pick a card from level 2 in partnership. Looking at that card I felt that I was a good bit higher up the scale and was probably the teacher. When I looked atWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.