It’s not (really) the cards

The other day, Gwynne over at Transformational Intuition had this post about “The REAL Power in Tarot“. 

It really resonated with me because she voiced some of my feelings on the issue.
There have been hundreds of divination tools over the centuries, Different societies, different times have used different tools. 
Some are as simple as a candle flame or a bowl of water.
Some are as complex as the Tarot or as a crystal reading someone I know invented (very complex).
Which ones are best?
Which ones actually work?
All of them or none of them. 
Why?
Because it’s not the tool. It’s the reader, and if the reader is really in touch with their intuition, almost any tool will work. 
The tool is something for your conscious mind to focus on as your subconscious processes information.
That’s it.
The tool is a focal point.
The first time I read a palm, for example, I knew what the three major lines were, but my conscious mind went blank on what anything meant (despite having read several books). But as I looked as the person’s hand and allowed my mind to wander, I just talked. The person was pretty shocked at some things I said and pulled her hand away. She thought I was seeing too much.
Consciously, I didn’t really know what I was doing. My subconscious, however, had been processing stuff all along.
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I have used candle flames, bonfires, a bowl of water, a black mirror, Tarot, oracle cards, runes, smoke, palms, tea leaves, candle wax . . . 

While for some reason I don’t do as well with Runes as with other tools, I can use all of them/any of them, but only if I’m in the right frame of mind. 
If my conscious mind is too involved, it becomes more difficult. 
One thing that I’m finding interesting (and a bit difficult) about doing the written readings is that I have to be more consciously involved when doing the write ups. 
In person, I just tell my conscious mind to shut up and let the other parts of me take over, to the point where I often don’t even remember what I said.
But there is more of ME involved in doing the write ups. 
I’m not certain if this is a good thing or not, to be honest. 
That’s one reason why I’m going to start adding videos to my readings as an optional extra (I’ll get that on the sales pages sometime this week) – so you can get the benefit of both forms of the reading.
This evening, I asked on the FB Page if anyone would be interested in a course to develop your intuition. If it’s something that you’ve never thought about or tried before but you’re interested, perhaps I could come up with something.
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2 comments on “It’s not (really) the cards
  1. Anonymous says:

    “But there is more of ME involved in doing the write ups.”

    It sounds to me like you're talking about the difference between “conscious” and “sub-conscious”. But there's no reason you should value one over the other; they're both fairly ordinary operations of the human brain. The Freudian dichotomy between them is probably false, and there's no reason you should buy into it if both aspects of your consciousness are working for you and informing your so-called intuition.
    What I mean is, information comes from a lot of different sources. There's no reason to denegrate some sources because you think you're “thinking” about them more or less. They're all still really just intel to be used.

  2. Anonymous says:

    p.s. – by “so-called” intuition I mean your decisions, however they're made. I don't want to put down your intuition.

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