The World Journey
The second class in my Living Tarot Series was the major arcana card The World. Walk the path with us.
As you take three deep breaths you exhale and with each exhale you become more and more centered, more and more conscious of your expanded awareness.
In your mind’s eye, you see yourself sitting at a well. You know that you are there with a purpose. What that purpose is may be unclear but this moment is full of promise. You notice a soft touch on your shoulder. And look up into the face of a Woman shrouded in black. In her hand, she holds a pomegranate and offers you the seeds. You take a few, eat them. Eating the seeds because you will need to come back here for a time. Time and time again. To learn about more and more about yourself.
You rise and silently follow her into the mouth of a nearby cave. As you ascend the Tree of Life, so you also find yourself traveling down, down. down into the underworld of your own unconscious mind. She carries a torch whose light flickers and gutters, casting shadow murals upon the walls of wet stone. What do you see there? What do you feel here?
The torch gutters once more and goes out. You are in complete darkness… alone.
You must move forward ever forward. Turning back is not an option now. And as you do slowly, ever so slowly you become aware that the sides of the cave are closer, closer, closer… More and more narrow. Pressing close and tight until you feel you are stuck and you can not move any further. You might feel your pulse quicken or maybe you can hear your heartbeat grow ever louder. You suspect that here in the dark your subconscious lies in wait for you. You say to yourself…
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”― Frank Herbert, Dune
Suddenly you find yourself floating in the ocean, The Waters of Life, looking up at the ebullient Moon. Suspended between Heaven and Earth. The Moon is large, so large that it if you reach your hand out to touch it you just might be able to.
You slowly, ever so slowly find that you are dissolving into and become one with the ocean of the collective unconscious. Heaven on Earth is here and now in this moment with no separation. As Above So Below. Releasing the illusion of separateness, All is One. Tikkun Olam, in this place you gather all the pieces of yourself back together healing yourself and healing The World.
When you are ready you may open your eyes.