Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tarot in the 21st Century

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Tarot picture for PostTarot Evolution

The Tarot originally started life as a pack of 78 playing cards back in Europe around the mid-15th century. From around the 18th century onwards, the Tarot increasingly started finding usage as a tool of divination amongst occultists and mystics. In it’s present state of evolution the Tarot has a lot of distinctive characteristics. Let’s take a look at what Tarot’s like in the 21st century!

Tarot is about informed guidance

In its current avatar, whilst Tarot still continues to be used as a form of divination, modern day Tarot readers prefer to see the Tarot as a tool of guidance first and foremost ahead of its fortune telling ability. You’ll find that a lot of modern Tarot readers prefer not to do predictive readings in the sense of “When will I meet Mr. Right?” or “When do you see me getting a job?”…etc. The modern day Tarot reader prefers to look into things such “What’s getting in the way of meeting Mr. Right?”, or “What are the things you need to do to increase your chances of getting this particular job?” for example. This subtle rewording has some very powerful effects which inturn transform the Tarot from a simple fortune telling tool to a map of empowered living. The concept of ethics is also slowly gaining foothold in Tarot readings. Ethical tarot readers do not dispense medical or legal advice for which there are plenty of qualified professionals otherwise available.

Tarot is not a scary instrument of impending doom

Tarot  is often times viewed as being mysterious, spooky and “evil” and continues to be misunderstood in many quarters even today. It’s interesting to note that everything in nature is embedded with a “light” and a “shadow” aspect and it’s really about which aspect you feed and honor in your life. Do you, for instance, speak your mind when you see that justice is not being done or do you go around judging everyone and assume an exaggerated moral superiority – both are light and shadow aspects of the same single quality. There is a tendency to misuse Tarot in some quarters and this is not unique to the world of Tarot. At the end of the day whether you are a reader or a querant, follow aspects that are of truth, kindness, justice, compassion and faith and you will always be on the right track.

Tarot is mobile, portable and downloadable.

The really good thing about Tarot in the 21st century is that it’s increasingly getting mobile and portable. You no longer need to visit a Tarot reader face-to-face to get a reading. The power of modern technology means that you can easily get a reading on the phone or on Skype or even via email. Distances don’t limit how effective a Tarot reading can be. Additionally the huge amount of resources on the net on Tarot means that a student has access to unlimited information to support his or her interest in learning this arcane and wonderful art. Student, Novice, Practitioner or Teacher, there’s something out there for everyone!

Throughout the coming weeks, I’m looking forward to sharing with you everything I know about the Tarot. I love hearing from you so feel free to drop comments, questions and feedback in the “Leave a comment section” below! Until the next episode of the weekly Tarot blog, have fun and stay safe!

© Irene Lopez 2014

 

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What is the Purpose of My Life?

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Life Purpose!If you’ve been asking this question and wanting to figure it out for what seems like the longest time ..read on! This article is just for you…..

What is this thing called life purpose anyway?

To put it in the most simplest of ways, your life purpose is something that you love to do and also makes you feel like you are creating an impact on the world.

Whilst life purpose is something that a few people have all figured out, it doesn’t really have to be that much of a mystery to the rest of us. What we do need to understand, however, is that life purpose is all about intention and action. You not only have to understand what your life purpose is, you have to act to make it a reality!

Here are some of my top tips on how to identify your life purpose!

1.Visualise Your Ideal Life

Take yourself forward in time in your mind’s eye, and visualize what your ideal lifestyle would be like. Are you running your own company? Are you the lead dancer in the local ballet? Are you writing motivational articles for the masses? What does your average ideal day look like? Identify the type of things and people that you want in your ideal life. Once you’ve visualized your ideal life, what is the next step you can take to fulfil this dream? It can be the tiniest of steps, but remember, take that step and keep at it!

2.Take extended ME-times

It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important to us in the midst of what seems like the unending and relentless rat-race. Every once in a while, and as often as you can, take a break from the TV, the phone, your family, your friends and your job. Distance,relaxation and introspection can really help you in identifying what you really want to do, far, far from the madding crowd.

3. Help others

Do small things to help others. Volunteer at the local charity. Mentor your juniors on the back of your field of expertise. Doing something that makes an impact in your community can help you feel like you’re a person of value and importance, and can also help you figure out what really excites you..

4. Believe it and own it

Of course you can do it. You can do everything that you dreamed possible. Don’t give up. Keep at it…and eventually you will get there.

5. Journal

One of the most effective ways to discover your life’s purpose is to journal. Take a pen and piece of paper, and spend some time thinking about your life purpose. Write down everything that comes into mind. If you don’t get anything today, try again tomorrow and the next day until you get flashes of insight. You never know – you might just inspired!

6. Try something new.

Over a period of time we start getting used to a way of living, in which boredom and grudgery slowly starts to creep in. Trying something new is a way of expanding your mind and exposing you to different experiences. This in turn can help you realize something fresh and exciting that could be a potential life purpose. So what are you waiting for? Take that new class, try that balloon ride, trek to the Himalayas. Life is one great journey – embrace it!

Work on as many of these tips whenever and as often as you can and eventually, as sure as night and day, you will find that one thing that really excites you and makes you wanna get up every morning excited. When you find your purpose, there will be not be a single trace of doubt.  So from today, stop thinking and start living. Excuse me, your life purpose awaits!

 © Irene Lopez &  www.irenelopez.me

Top 3 Tarot Myths Busted

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Seven of SwordsToday I thought I’d do some myth-busting about the Tarot seeing that many people have a lot of misconceptions about how Tarot readings actually work. So, voila!…. Here are my Top 3 myths about the Tarot BUSTED !

1.  You Need to be Psychic to read the Tarot:
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Whilst there are quite a few gifted “psychics” and “intuitives” who are naturally gifted at reading the tarot, the vast majority of Tarot cards readers, interpret them through knowledge honed from extensive study and application of card theory. There are 78 cards in the traditional Tarot deck and with practice, a Tarot card reader can get a feel of the situation based on the way the cards fall in the reading and their position relative to other cards in the deck. It must be said though that Tarot is a great tool for intuitive development, so even if you don’t start off as a psychic, with extensive practice and application on the cards, you start getting more comfortable with opening up to your natural intuitive ability.
2. The Tarot is a Tool for Prediction:
The Tarot , as is normally used by modern day readers, is first and foremost a guidance tool.  All the answers are already there within you and the Tarot simply lays them out where you can see them for yourself.  Tarot can provide you options and possible solutions and outcomes. It can also sometimes bring to the light not so positive aspects of your personality which need to be worked on. Yes, some people do use Tarot for predictions but understand that the future is not set in stone and the future can be altered on any given moment by the decisions you choose to make. It’s also important to remember that most ethical readers do not provide medical or legal diagnosis.
3. The Tarot is evil:
This one gives me the chuckles. I guess in every spiritual path you have a choice and even in traditional religion people can go down the dark side. For example the dark side of traditional organized religion would be the abuse of power or fundamentalism. Modern day Tarot readers are, for the most part, your average bunch of harmless boys or girls next door. Having said that, there will always be the few dark sheep in every group, and in such cases let your intuition be your guide. Always go to someone who is genuine and radiates kindness, compassion, honesty and detachment in their persona and readings.
 
So there you go, those are my Top 3 Tarot Myths Busted! If you have any questions on the above, please fee free to drop me a comment!

Website Launch www.irenelopez.me

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???Super Super Excited to announce the launch of my new official site http://irenelopez.me/ !

It’s been a dream project of mine for quite some time now and I’m really excited to have this finally out now 🙂

The services on offer include Tarot readings, Energy Clearing Sessions, EFT Sessions as well as Life Coaching Sessions. As part of the launch Tarot readings are on 50% off all this month. Please check out http://irenelopez.me/tarot-readings/ for details!

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The site is the realization of a personal goal of mine, and I would much appreciate if you would share the links with your friends and associates and support me in this new venture of mine!

Blessings!