Ellan Kline of Groundshaker Chant is our guest contributor to Widening The Spiral this month. She wrote this piece for issue #4, September 2018. In his introduction to the I Ching, Carl Jung points out that the oracle works through the mechanism of synchronicity, the “acausal connecting principle” of the world, which means that if you can truly understand a small random occurrence in the vast random occurrence that is any moment in time, you“Collective Wisdom: The Cards as a Teacher of Reading the World with Ellan Kline”
Please join me as I facilitate our monthly in person collective tarot reading in Concord, NH.
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Sometimes desserts spark debates. I’m not sure I know the difference between a crisp and a crumble, and the first time I made the all peach version of this the company I was in couldn’t come to a consensus either. I think this delicious, easy dessert could qualify as either. This recipe was the first result when I googled “GAPS peach crisp,” and with all of the ingredients already on hand and the promise of“Blueberry Peach Crisp / Crumble”
Jenny Leckie of Radiant Release Healing has graciously agreed to be our first guest contributor to Widening The Spiral. She wrote this piece for issue #3, August 2018. With eclipse season upon us and six planets in retrograde, we are deep into the process of shedding. We are releasing the layers of everything that no longer serves us. As beings of light, of pure joy, we get so caught up in the chaos around us.“Collective Wisdom: Jenny Leckie talks stripping bare to build a new paradigm”
A six month journey to bring your reading to life I’m so pleased to introduce this blended intuitive offering: a tarot reading followed by long term integration guidance. This is to allow for the time, space, and reflection necessary to foster the most beneficial integration of what comes through in your reading into your life. Slow Tarot is my process that was born of the necessity to be of service and to honor the ironclad boundaries“Introducing the NEW: Slow Tarot Integration Series”
We’re invited this week to continue our work with boundaries and sacred pauses. Last week we were asked to call a time out and explore why we needed it. This week we will likely have the opportunity to experience what it is like to put the new boundaries and communication styles we discovered last week into practice. In short, this means we may be confronted by challenging interactions within the relationship we’re working to make“TAROT TUESDAY: Two of Swords invites us to contain and recycle our energy”
The Aces of the minor arcana are like a gift handed directly to us from Spirit, and all action we take in the energy of this card will be blessed. When I consider what a pure expression of Wands energy might look like, what comes to mind is a fire that is so skillfully wielded that it knows what to burn up and what to warm gently. It sits alight on the heart and illuminates“TAROT TUESDAY: Ace of Wands invites us to lend our light to the collective”
When we receive a court card in a reading, we’re often being invited to tap into a manner of operating in the world as a continuation or extension of our internal work. Son of Wands is comprised of two elements: fire for their suit of Wands and air for their descriptor as Son. What happens when fire and air combine? The fire rushes outward, hot and bright. Because we’re speaking about a court card and“TAROT TUESDAY: Son of Wands invites us to illuminate another’s darkness”
We continue to build upon the invitation for collaboration we keep receiving with the arrival of Six of Swords. The flavor is slightly different this week, as Six of Swords invites us to engage with one another in order to heal something deeply buried that proves to be special medicine for the work we are being called to do. When we begin to open ourselves earnestly to receive what we need in collaboration with other“TAROT TUESDAY: Six of Swords teaches us to dig down to burst out”