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An Urban Mystic and The Tarot

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The Tarot

The Tarot

The last couple of months have been incredibly hectic, leaving me with virtually little or no time at all to focus on my pet project “Le Blog”.The details are an entire story onto themselves ( little mini potential blog posts in the making). And that’s something we will eventually get to. But the focus of today’s little post is on a new interest which has slowly put surely taken roots in my soul as a potential hobby – The Tarot. It’s strange how you attract certain things into your life when you least expect it. If you had asked me 10 years ago what I thought about doing tarot card readings, I would have fallen off my chair with laughter….and then continued laughing long after. But over a course of 2 months, I have developed a sort of feverish passion in learning and developing my skills in the Tarot. I think it’s a fine art indeed, an art with many interesting dimensions – knowledge, awareness, healing and manifestation amongst others. There is something in it for everyone.

To those in the know , The Tarot is a deck of cards with symbolic pictures, numerics and meanings, about the size of playing cards (78 in total in it’s modern avatar especially in the form of the more well known Ryder Waite version of the deck). The cards breathed into life in the mid 15th century in Europe originally as playing cards and then from the 18th century onwards gained increased significance as a divination tool. Every card in the deck has several different meanings depending on whether they “fall” upright in the reading or reversed. They can also have different meanings depending on the position of the card within the reading and the situational context of the reading, amongst others.

Some of my initial challenges in learning the cards included memorising the multiple combinations of meanings and the different types of spreads. But as with everything else in life ,and as I also say constantly in my posts, and perhaps it’s my own personal mantra – Persistance and hardwork is the key to success.

The truly great thing I’ve discovered about the Tarot is that it’s an incredible tool for exploration, knowledge and insight. It’s really about empowering the querant with choices and enobling them to make the key decisions in their life to live their best lives possible. And that ties in neatly with my big passions in life.

On this juncture and also coming into the new year very soon, I’d like to make a very special announcement. I am now officially offering Tarot card readings at some very special rates, especially for my WordPress “neighbours”. Please feel free to contact me on irenelopez@yahoo.com and we can start working on creating your best life asap!

More from me, the Tarot and other things in future posts (hopefully..wink!) and blessings in the meantime!

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Life After Life, The Many Rebirths of the Soul

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The subject of reincarnation tends to split people into 3 groups. The way, I suppose, any controversial topic would :-).                 reincarnation-1

On one side you have the believers, and on the other, the opposers. And somewhere in between, the middle ones who could go either this way or that, depending on what time of the weather it was, and who was present company.

Being a non-denominational spiritual healer, I think it’s anyone’s guess which side of the fence I sit on, although I prefer not to judge and I certainly understand from which line of defence the nay-sayers come.  It’s difficult to be a spiritual healer without acknowledging the immortality of the soul, since our work is essentially to bring the soul back to it’s original state of grace. It’s not really about healing the body, although that could be a starting point or even the end, or a bright happy coincidence along the way.

Funnily enough, reincarnation wasn’t actually my topic of choice for today, but it came as one of these daily prompt exercises on WordPress and that sort of inspired me to share some of the thoughts and learnings I’ve gleaned to my fellow bloggers and loyal blog followers.

Did you know, for instance, that once you pass on from one life, your soul actually sits in for a life review in front of enlightened beings, and you go through each and every single moment of your life with them, and discuss and understand the reasons and the results of every thought and action you had ever made. You then have a choice to come back to the world again, in another form or shape, if it was felt that that was crucial for your soul’s progress and learning.

I’ve also come to realise that many people’s unresolved conflicts in their current lives, often have past life origins. You may be able to trace your unexplainable fear of water to a drowning in a past life several hundred years ago . Your fear of closed spaces could be because you were buried alive in the ground by rival tribal factions. Many clients have been able to release themselves from these type of issues during past life hypnosis sessions, where the root cause of their issues comes to light. Sometimes awareness of the origins of all our problems and acknowledging them is all that is required to heal and move on in our lives.

timeWe also have soul contracts or agreements with each and every person that we meet or have come across in our entire lives! That’s right! No meeting is by chance. Every meeting that you have was pre-ordained, for your specific growth and enlightenment. This is of course, is aside from your inner circle of family and friends who have come back with us life after life to help our soul work through difficult spots, release the fears and find it’s way home. That thought in itself is kind of humbling you know? It kind of makes me look at everyone differently and understand them maybe just a wee bit more.

In parting, I guess I’d just like to say whilst all this debate about the validity of reincarnation continues to rage unabated, the real key learning to take away from it all is that at the end, what happened in the past  really doesn’t matter does it? In the grand scheme of things, it only serves as a guide post and a roadmap for the future. All that counts is where you are right now, and what you make of it from this step on. Namaste! 🙂

© Irene Lopez  and An Urban Mystic’s Blog, 2013

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