Monday, May 27, 2019

Imagination, Healing and Shadowscapes Tarot


I have been slow to post lately so I thought I would go back to the flow I had in my student healer days (long gone, long gone) and how I would write about something as soon as it happened. Blogging was more spontaneous and actually felt like a diary for this psychic healer 💜

The past year I have been teaching a mix of energy healing and psychic tarot in Mexico; this project wound up being a much bigger adventure than I ever imagined. There are many layers to tarot including astrology, numerology, psychology and intuition. 


I went through of these themes independently in my student days so it has always been easy for me to see the symbolism in tarot cards. On some level, I feel like my intuition brought me back to Tarot when I was ready to use the cards a learning and energy healing tool. 

Tarot Has So Much To Say!

Along the way I have picked up a few decks as each creator has his or her take on the concepts for the 78 cards. Tarot is a visual tool and we learn a lot by looking at different illustrations; the look that resonates also depends on how we feel that day. My latest find is Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. It is full of fairies and nature spirits, not the least bit scary, but still accurate when it comes to conveying the meaning in the cards. 

For example, the Tower shows a tall structure about to crumble on top of a village, destabilizing town life. And the Devil depicts a person caught in the prison of his mind and fears. But this deck doesn't drive people away - not that there is anything wrong with Rider Waite decks (I love those too). For some of us, gentle images are easier to digest until we understand the meaning of the superficially dark cards and can put them into context. Shadowscapes Tarot is fantastic for newbies and seasoned readers alike as it doesn't shy away from the deeper meanings. 

Once we have gotten to know the cards and why difficult images are in the tarot, we can use those images to connect with our Shadow - a part of ourselves that needs to be embraced though often, we are reluctant to even look at it. The qualities that we would very much like to sweep under the rug stare back at us, and as we can be afraid of seeing them, the 'unhelpful' reaction is to panic and put the cards away, sometimes forever. 




Healing Yourself With Tarot

If instead we view our emotional reactions as a sign that we still need to heal (otherwise, as Gabby Bernstein says, we wouldn't feel any discomfort), this is where the magic happens. Not in the Harry Potter sense of the word, but in the transform your life and kick ass way. Shadowscapes Tarot is lovely because it lays the shadow out for us in a way that doesn't feel confrontational, giving us a chance to feel and heal that discomfort. 

I like to heal my reaction to disconcerting cards by holding one in my hands and filling it with Energy Healing: picturing violet light as it flows through my mind, body and Aura, integrating whatever is in the card that I didn't want to look at. We don't have to force anything, just let that energy flow. Violet light is a mix of Peace (Blue) and Compassion (Pink). We can all practice Energy Healing - more on that below 😉 

Another approach can be to visualize yourself in the cards that you pulled and ask your Guardian Angel to guide you through a healing meditation where you see yourself living those scenes, and coming across victorious. This is energy healing + imagining, so we can repeat the process as often as we'd like. If we get stuck, we can use automatic writing and journaling to explore the reasons why. Tarot was designed to help us tease out our intuition and subconscious. 

Taking It Further

Chakra Healing & Magick walks us through the steps to awaken our intuition and unlock our intuitive healing abilities. The Tarot tools  are sprinkled through the Chapters 3, 4 and 7 on creativity, chakras, and how tarot cards relate to crystals magick and Aura healing.  



Find a deck that you love and use it to heal yourself - Shadowscapes Tarot is wonderful for this but there are many options. Please have a look at this video by Katy Perry! I love the song, and the video is full of symbolism from the Major Arcana - let's see if we can find them! 





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Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angels, tarot and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as an Energy Healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Blogging since 2010, Regina's passion is bringing the qualities of love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuits. 

 



Image Source (2020): by @DollarGill on Unsplash.com 


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