by Angelo Nasios
originally posted on his weblog That’s Totally Tarot
Communicating with God is often seen as a one way path. You get on your knees and pray to the good Lord. You pray and pray and hope that God listens. But what if God could speak to you directly? Well, God can and does in many ways. Sadly, we are taught that if we somehow get an answer back then it is evil. Go figure….
I personally feel that tarot is a very holy thing, the experience of a reading is spiritual. In my view, tarot is a form of prayer. You ask a question on to God (prayer) and the reading itself is the answer/response back from God. God is not closed off to communication, the Divine is all around us, and we have the right to speak to the Divine whenever we want.
To ensure that I can get the best answers as possible in my readings, I like to take a moment before I start to shuffle my cards to bring myself to a quiet place. I try to quiet my mind (good luck with that!) and then I say a prayer that goes along like this….
When reading for someone else
“God, please allow me to connect to your divine wisdom and knowledge. Please give me direct and clear messages. Please allow me to give guidance and advice for my client. Please reveal to me what should be known and keep from me what you wish to remain secret”
Readings for myself, basically the same, but more focused on me.
“God, please allow me to connect to your divine wisdom and knowledge. Please give me direct and clear messages. Please guide and direct me according to your will. Please reveal to me what should be known and keep from me what you wish to remain secret”
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I completely resonate with your presentation about prayer and Tarot. Thank you for putting these ideas out to the world.
It is often said that prayer is when we speak to God (Great Spirit, Allah, Essence, etc.) and meditation is when we listen. Tarot is clearly a form of meditation that allows us to tune to the Divine (think “divination”, Divine communication).
Thank you. 🙂
Praying before reading is a very good idea. It takes You into meditation state that is essentional for good readings…
I’d love to be a part of group where I can get advice from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thank you.
Dear Tobias…I would love that too! There is a growing circle of dear Tarot friends who are more on the spiritual side of this art. Some of us gather on Facebook under various headings to share these values and our experiences. I will look for you there!
Having read this I believed it was very enlightening.
I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this information together.
I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and posting comments.
But so what, it was still worthwhile!
I’m so glad you were enriched by this sharing.
I hope to expand the materials on this website in the time to come.