Spiritual Counseling – Safe Harbor speaks of a safe place within our heart. It is our life’s anchor. Our inner-strength.
What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.
Spiritual Counseling – Safe Harbor
Spiritual Counseling – Safe Harbor reveals to us the secret of the Strength Tarot Card. When meditating upon this card, we become aware of our personal inner-strength, our inner being. It is our safe harbor.
"It is the essence of heart, where our sense of awareness lives." Jodorowsky. To find safe harbor within our heart, requires we remain totally sober minded. For the heart is not a place for the totally frosted.
Going to the heart is the road least traveled. On the way there, we are confronted with our true feelings and thoughts; with our fear of the unknown and our weaknesses. But also, with our strength of intellect and our courage to change.
Courage to change
Courage to change is what Spiritual Counseling is all about. When we go to a Spiritual Counseller, it is because there is something we feel we must change within ourselves. A Tarot Spiritual Counseller, helps us through the Tarot Cards, to see our way clear to affecting such a change.
The Tarot shows us, via its pictures, what lies within us. What lies within us are the Core Forces and energies that control us, and how we have chosen to react to them. It may be that we cannot control the Core Forces that control us, but we can choose how to react to them.
Most often, we have chosen to react instinctively to those Core Forces within us. But we don’t have to continue reacting that way. Instead, we can decide to react to them – intelligently; so to change what we can.
To change what we can
To change what we can – takes courage and inner fortitude. Because what lies within us has most likely taken on a life of its own. We may even feel that we have lost control over our wants and needs. That everything has gotten out of our control. Just like in the picture above, we need to get a grip on our instincts.
More times than not, people say about me that I do a Tarot Reading without helping my Querents; that I don’t give them solutions. Which is totally false.
Perhaps I say things too sweetly and nicely. Perhaps the solution or advice I offer can be said more strongly, and with more courage on my part. I certainly am not going to bang people over the head with a frying pan, just so they get that I am giving them good advice. And to make them do it! I am old fashion, all I can do is to explain that the Strength Tarot Card has a message for you, my Querent.
The message of the Strength Card: "We need to be in a relationship with our instincts". Jodorowsky. Or in other words, we can choose how we react!
Choosing how we react
Choosing how we react, was “the” most important lesson I ever received from my adoption mother Clarisse Breton (1918-1988). I was just 9 years old, way back when she had taught me about the Core Forces, Influences, and Energies of the Tarot de Marseille. And she kept reminding me about those down through years. Because it was the hardest lesson for a 9-year-old little girl to put into practice.
Of course, with hindsight, at 61 years old now, I have come to the realization that I had understood this lesson to me – all along. If only I had listened to my mother, and to her Tarot Teacher (Sister Theresa), I would have saved myself a lot of heartaches and misery; simply by choosing to react differently than I had.
If you are like me, you also have regrets about how you may have chosen to react to things you had no control over in the past. It may be that we cannot directly control those people who have controlled us throughout out our lifetime. But it’s not too late to start choosing a much better way to react to them now. Even years later! Because we are older and smarter now!
Reacting with the strength of our intellect
Reacting with the strength of our intellect is going to the essence of the heart. Your mind contains all the lessons you have learned in life. It also contains all of your experience you have acquired down through the years.
In other words, you have amassed a vast pool of knowledge about what works and what does not work for you when you react to people in your life. At the age you are at now, you now understand! You now understand that you need to take care of yourself – smartly! And that “you can deal with all matters of difficulties”, Jodorowsky.
By doing some introspection, you can examine your own heart; do a personal inventory of yourself; make honorable amends to others as much as to yourself; and then share the following knowledge with others. That you are now in harmony with yourself and with others, and that you can now start looking towards a positive future. Because you have found a safe harbor in which your can trust your own reactions.
Spiritual Counseling – Safe Harbor spoke to you about a safe place within our heart. Use it as your heart’s anchor. It is your inner-strength.
Tarot Affirmation is an excellent way with which to start trusting your reactions. Repeat this Tarot Affirmation until you begin to believe in it.
Tarot Affirmation: “Deep down inside, I know how to react under any circumstance.”