From Paul Hughes-Barlow’s Supertarot Blog
Paul Hughes-Barlow is a highly respected member of the UK Tarot Community.
Now there is a lot of controversy surrounding Tarot, Astrology, etc and it’s purpose and usefullness in our lives. Like all things in life there are so many nuances to things. There are ‘good and bad’ Tarot Readers, just as there are ‘good and bad’ people working in the holistic health field or doctors or dentists or car mechanics for example…and a lot depends on what it is you are looking for in a reading.
Easing a person’s beliefs around death
In Paul’s most recent blog post he realizes he needs to talk about death to his 70+ year old client who is concerned with the health of her 40 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
I do not profess to know much about the cards but read and used by a gifted reader it is uncanilly amazing the information that can be gleaned from them.
Before the reading began Paul, who is clairvoyant, became aware that he needed to talk to his client about death. He then proceeded to read the cards but could find nothing imminent suggesting death in the immediate future. What he did get, however, was an expectation on behalf of his client of ‘expecting the worst’ for her daughter.
Do Our Thoughts Create Our reality?
This is very insightful and of great interest to me as my own experience and work has led me into this arena. When someone is given a ‘diagnosis’ it invariably has the effect of instilling fear and the worst of what may happen into the recipient and loved ones of the receiver of such news. This can have two possible effects. One, the absolute belief that the ‘symptoms’ are real and true and the projected outcome the only reality possible to the person ‘diagnosed’ . And two, the recipient of such news looks at the different probabilities and possibilities that are available to making the projected outcome not part of their reality i.e to look at how to change the projected future.
So whether you are a Tarot Reader, Health Practitioner or so importantly the friend, loved one, or close relative or companion of the recipient of suspected ‘bad news’, please be mindful of how your own projections, belief systems and thought patterns may be affecting those around you. In my work I tend to look at ‘imbalances’, for want of a better word, as ‘patterns’ rather than ‘symptoms’. And patterns can be changed. There is a tremendous amount of research available regarding gene expression and our belief systems which is showing that it is not our genes that determine our proclivity to certain diseases, but our thought patterns instead. (Bruce Lipton PHD)
Jackie O’Neal BTAA
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