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It All Comes Out in the Cards
Kelly from Toronto asks:
I recently tried on my own to do readings with these angel cards that were basically Tarot cards. I started writing down my questions and answers and noticed a pattern. I started to follow my own intuition instead of read the answers the book gives. Things seemed okay at first and I seemed to be making progress and I thought I understood most of the answers I was getting, but then the answers seemed to get confusing and strange. I guess my question is: Can spirits mess with you through these cards and if so, was I being messed with? I personally feel that I was either being messed with or I just made it all up in my head because I wanted to believe in it so much.
Psychic Red ext. 9226 Responds:
It looks like you’re following a fairly traditional learning curve with your cards. First, big kudos to you for allowing your intuition to override the mass-marketed, written word. With any type of cards, I always tell people read everything you can, but trust yourself. There is actually a relationship between tools of divination, and the one doing the divining. That connection is what reveals the truths and unlocks the mysteries. It is a very personal experience, and it should be, if you want to be any good.
It is not uncommon, especially with cards, for a person to be jerked around a bit as they are learning, especially when reading for oneself. You see, cards (angel, tarot, or playing) are tools. These coated pieces of paper don’t magically have all the answers, but they can be quite instrumental in connected you with your guides and the higher powers. Because of their purpose, they are sacred, and should be treated as such. And, angels, guides and spirits aren’t always clear. But, the more deeply connected you become, the more you will perceive and understand. Conversing with those on another plain isn’t the same as coffee conversations with a co-worker or friend.
When tapping into the unseen, sometimes you need to remember your guides have a personality. Often, they do have a sense of humor. Sometimes their humor is a little twisted, but there’s usually a message in there, too. In some way, it always comes out in the cards.
Some people believe you shouldn’t read for yourself, while others feel there is no issue. Then there are those like me. I have to work really hard and kind of differently to read for myself versus anyone else. You seem to be experiencing something that I went through many moons ago, when I first started working with Tarot. I learned the hard way that my guides and cards did not want me to be dependent on them, and that I could tick them off. Asking un-heartfelt questions (or questions with no true concern) was always a good way for me to receive some gibberish or a flick on the back of the head, as was asking the same question over and over again. I was young, and basically, I got spiritually slapped. Looks like that’s what’s happening to you. If it makes you feel any better, I count this experience as one of the most important and beneficial lessons of my lifetime. I hope one day you will look back and see it as a good thing, too.
Some of the information you have been given may seem like you’re being played with, but in time, you will understand that you, your cards, and your guides were just getting out there in the more distant future. Some of the answers you have received are playing with you, or even teaching you. In time, you’ll know which is which.
Keep learning your cards, and your craft. Never forget that you are connecting with the Divine, and that angel on your shoulder will be much easier to appreciate and understand.
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