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December, 2023

  • 25 December

    Card #58 – Not What they Seem

    Not What they Seem

    People are not always what they seem. Respect the otherness of the other, and don’t be sure you know who they are. It’s hard enough to know who you are. And remember that other people are the ultimate drug. As social mammals, we are massively influenced by the people around us, and that influence is on multiple levels that often …

  • 25 December

    Card #57 – Chaotic Social Conditioning

    Chaotic Social Conditioning

    Make time for meditation and inner contemplation. Find the inner light. Recognize the conditioned, chaotic patterns of the adolescent, socialized side of your personality. The positive aspect is that this is an auspicious time to work on that. Who are you when away from the maddening world of the he said/ she said soap opera? In my experience, few people …

  • 25 December

    Card #53 – Unbalanced Vision

    Unbalanced Vision

    You can’t see clearly while you are off balance. Don’t make long-term choices until you have regained a calm, clear center. Don’t take actions of great consequence while in a state of agitation or inner chaos. Wait for clarity to return. If emotional agitation or negative thought loops are skewing your perceptions see A Guide to the Perplexed Interdimensional Traveler …

  • 25 December

    Card #52 – Focus on your Target

    Focus on your Target

    Pick your target and hit it, and if you can’t hit it straight off, keep moving toward it. We live in the most distraction-intensive period of human history, but if you have a life mission, you need focus and determination. This is a propitious time to bring unbending intent to your highest-value endeavors. See Pathfinding/Daymapping and writings in the Warrior …

  • 24 December

    Card #438 – Hand of Fate

    Hand of Fate

    “The fates guide him who will; him who won’t, they drag.” — Ancient Greeks One of the core, irreducible truths of human incarnation is being subject to the hand of fate, to forces outside of our conscious control. There is a recent New Age tendency to psychologize everything, to see every aspect of health, wealth, and life in general as …

  • 24 December

    Card #587 – Dealing with the Fates

    Dealing with the Fates

    “The fates guide him who will; him who won’t, they drag.” — Ancient Greeks One of the core, irreducible truths of human incarnation is being subject to the hand of fate, to forces outside of our conscious control. There is a recent New Age tendency to psychologize everything, to see every aspect of health, wealth, and life in general as …

  • 23 December

    Card #43 – What you See

    What you See

    What you see may not be what others see. Remember that you are the star of your movie, while other people are the stars of their movies; therefore, the same scene looks different from another set of eyes. Also, what people see is based on their level of development. As someone once pointed out, “When a pickpocket looks at a …

  • 23 December

    Card #41 – Tapas

    Tapas

    Consciously withholding energy from unconscious expenditure is associated with the Sanskrit word, “Tapas.” We live in a realm where myriad forces seek to drain our energy or tempt it toward unworthy investment and discharge. Cool down and store your vital energy. From the Wikipedia: Tapas (tápas) in Sanskrit means “heat”. In Vedic religion and Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting …

  • 20 December

    Card #466 – Lights Through the Veil of Darkness

    Lights Through the Veil of Darkness

    Even in the midst of veils of darkness, points of light may be seen. If you are open to them, you may notice moments of compassion amidst the noisy business of human transaction. There are moments when the world reveals its inner beauty and novelty and categories like good, bad, natural and artificial fall away as you behold the beauty …

  • 19 December

    Card #335 – Wounded Invisibility

    Wounded Invisibility

    “Look, I bear a wound that is not yet healed, my ambition to make an impression.” — C.G. Jung, Black Book 2 Most of us have a need for attention or acknowledgment We want to be seen and welcomed into the perceptual fields of others. We may want to light up the back rows with our sparkling and radiant presence. …

  • 19 December

    Card #383 – Longing for Recognition

    Longing for Recognition

    “Look, I bear a wound that is not yet healed, my ambition to make an impression.” — C.G. Jung, Black Book 2 Most of us have a need for attention or acknowledgment. We want to be seen and welcomed into the perceptual fields of others. We may want to light up the back rows with our sparkling and radiant presence. …

November, 2023

  • 12 November

    Card #32 – Animal Totem

    Animal Totem

    Find your animal totem. What animal essences do you need to access at this phase of your life? A young woman once came to me with a dream that involved an elk and asked, “What do native Americans say an elk means?” I told her it was more relevant what an elk means to her. I asked her what qualities …

  • 10 November

    Card #29 – Be Wary of Toxins and Other Life Risks

    Be Wary of Toxins and Addictions

    Be wary of absorbing toxins of any kind and doing stupid stuff that can kill you or lower your life quality. The positive aspect is that this is an auspicious time to work on detoxification, risk assessment, and mitigation. Late in 2023, I added much content to this card based on things I’ve learned in the 15 years since I …

  • 8 November

    Card #549 – Grappling with the Dark Side of the Force

    Grappling with the Dark Side of the Force

    I Stood Upon a High Place I stood upon a high place, And saw, below, many devils Running, leaping, and carousing in sin. One looked up, grinning, And said, “Comrade! Brother!” — Stephen Crane (1871-1900) The dark side of the force is implicit in the Babylon Matrix. We must accept it but not allow ourselves to be ruled by it. …

October, 2023

  • 1 October

    Card #444 – Dealing with Depression

    Dealing with Depression

    “Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.” — Tolstoy Depression is a yin condition associated with lowered energy and a murky wateriness. Take deep breaths, stand up straight with good posture, and get going! Get active, raise fire — the yang principle, by doing stuff! Don’t feel like it? Excellent, that’s a sure …