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Getting to Know Your Oracle: Stage One

October 15, 2017 0 Comments

I took to the stage at a local event, giving a presentation on getting to know your oracle cards.

I took to the stage recently at Elevate, a local event here in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, and I got to talk about one of the things I’m most passionate about: Oracle cards (If you’ve been reading my blog posts for any stretch of time, this should not come as a surprise…).

I enjoyed sharing my experiences with the audience (I was the first in a line of presenters) and connecting with them after the all-day event (I even re-connected with a couple of clients I hadn’t seen in a few years!).

And it got me to thinking about sharing the highlights of my talk in a new series, which I’m calling “Getting to Know Your Oracle.”

What is Oracle?

For this series, I thought I’d start by sharing what I consider Oracle to be. I define Oracle in two ways:

  1. Oracle is a tool used for divination (and I define divination as communication with the Divine).
  2. Oracle is a tool used for personal insight and guidance.

And, going with those definitions, Oracle can come in many forms; keeping within a metaphysical context, Oracle can come in the form of astrology, numerology, palmistry, tea leaves, and dreams (another of my personal favorites), just to name a few.

For this series, I’m going to be talking about oracle cards specifically.

How I Was Introduced to Oracle

I’ve shared this story before, but as I said on-stage at Elevate, there’s a method to my madness in sharing it again.

A dream in which I was reading playing card served as my introduction to Oracle.

On July 7, 1998, I woke up having recalled a dream. In the dream, I was sitting at a table. There were playing cards on the table, and I was giving myself a card reading. I also had a notebook open, and as I studied the cards, I would write down my thoughts and impressions about the reading.

I knew the dream was significant for this reason: Never in my waking life had I done such a thing with a deck of playing cards. The most dangerous thing I did with a deck of cards was play the game “War.”

I looked up playing cards in a dream dictionary on my bedside table, and the entry stated that playing cards were directly related to Tarot cards. I was 31 at this point, and I asked myself, “What’s a Tarot card?” I had never seen or heard of Tarot, so I committed myself to learning more about this system.

And because of this experience, I believe that the dream was acting in a “matchmaking” capacity, introducing me to Oracle. In a sense, Oracle was calling me.

And it was at this point in my talk that I shared this thought for the audience to consider: If you want to develop a relationship with Oracle, it doesn’t start when you purchase a deck. It actually begins when Oracle starts calling you to it.

Questions for Self-Reflection

If you’re feeling led to explore Oracle, and possibly form a deeper connection, consider the following questions:

  • What’s calling you to Oracle at this time? What’s going on in your life that may be prompting you to work with Oracle?
  • Why? Why now?

Remember that one of my definitions for Oracle is a tool for personal insight. Everything we explore in life is rooted in some form of intention.

For me, the intention was to honor the dream, again, because I knew it was significant. Going further, I was at a place in my life where I was asking the Universe for a sign as to what was my purpose, a signal as to what I was here to do. And then I had the dream.

Your answers to the above questions are your intentions. And they reveal your introductory story in meeting with Oracle.

And it will be unique to you.

Over to You

In the next installment, I’ll be sharing my personal thoughts about the types of oracle card decks available.

If you’d like to share your answers to the questions I posed, please leave them in the comments section below. I’d love to hear your stories and intentions.

 

About the Author:

I am passionate about dreams, Tarot, Reiki, personal growth & development, and self-improvement. I work with people, helping them understand the messages of their dreams, as well as read the Tarot professionally.
All the work I do has the same common thread: to get people to become more self-aware, so they can improve themselves and live their best lives. My favorite quote is by Socrates: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

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