Even after more than 30 years of doing Tarot readings for people I’ve
never met before, I’m still awed at how multi-layered, and powerful the
process is for both of us. Much of the dynamic unfolds in an
indescribable quantum sea of perceptions, impressions, and
expressions. I think few professions would afford me such a close,
instant link to another human being. And truly I’m always honoured at
how profoundly open clients are to sharing their lives with me.
Teaching Others to be Advisors
I stopped teaching classroom style Tarot classes several years ago
but occasionally I accept advanced Tarot masters to tutor and mentor.
My mentees have typically reached an intermediate level of knowledge and
experience. I really love this one-on-one teaching. It’s interactive,
fast paced, and inspiring. It pushes me to think more about what I do
with more conscious intention.
It isn’t easy however, to teach others how to perform a service which
is intuitive and individualistic. No two readers are alike after all.
Typically, all we have in common is a fascination with this crazy and
complex deck of cards! Tarot initiates tend to be creative, psychic folk
who march to their own drummer. I haven’t met a compliant, conformist
tarot student yet. What an oxymoron! Comformist Tarot student.
Tarot students in turn humble me with their bravery as they plunge
into this process with both feet despite the quaking knees and
uncontrollable quivery voice boxes. There is a mammoth degree of
dedication and persistence demanded to learning to read the Tarot
accurately and authentically.
Altering Another’s Destiny
But it’s the spiritual work that is the hardest. Adhering to a
commitment to know yourself and push against the boundaries of your own
limitations is the most daunting task of all. The risk of affecting
another’s destiny puts burdens on your soul. Each reader must navigate
this gauntlet with a fearlessness of purpose that frankly sends most
folks running for the hills. The rare readers are those who fully
perceive this salient fact and yet continue to progress with a self
confidence comprised certainly not of false bluster, but of a steely
inner conviction that they can provide a service that is
unselfconscious, honourable, and healing.
The truly inspired readers don’t resort to cheap tricks or pomposity.
They are real people who have worked many long, intense hours to learn
their tool and how best to use it to help others. You’ll know them when
you meet them. They treat you with respect, tell you what they do
honestly and stick to your agreed upon arrangement. That’s been my
experience with teaching.
The students who study with me and make it all the way to
professional readership are amazing individuals. In truth the numbers
who actually ended up in practice after taking my classes are meager
(maybe 8 out of 500) but I am confident they are darn good. They know
their work and understand the necessity of ongoing study and learning.
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Thank you for the reading yesterday. I have a lot to think about and I
appreciate your insights. I only wish I found you sooner but I know
events happen as they do. I know I can contact you but I am “old
school” and like to “see” a person. Thanks again!