Year at a Glance

Year at a Glance

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tarot Readings-Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate with Wendy and Gaylle from The Whispering Path.

Wendy and Gaylle will be on James Street in Parry Sound on July 1 to celebrate Canada Day!

Come visit us at our tent near the North Star building and have a personal tarot reading.

Canada Day Special- mini reading---------------   $15.00
Full Tarot Reading ----------------------------------------$45.00

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Tarot Reading-Your Tarot Quickie

Your tarot quickie for today is the 4 of Wands.

Take the time to enjoy your accomplishments.  Celebrate and spend time with friends and family.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tarot Reading-The Women's Little Market

Wendy and Gaylle from The Whispering Path are happy to announce their association with the Women's Little Market.

The Women's Little Market is a group of women who are representatives of products you can not buy in stores such as :

  • Tupperware
  • Mary Kay
  • Scentsy
  • Ever After
  • Jockey - Person to Person
These 'mini' markets allow you to explore these new and exciting products in a fun and relaxed environment.

The Women's Little Market will be at the Parry Sound Public Library Saturday, July 16 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Bring a friend and come and visit all of the vendors and while you are there have a personal tarot reading by Wendy or Gaylle.  :)

If you would like further information on the Women's Little Market email us today.

Tarot Reading-Your Tarot Quickie

Your tarot quickie for today is the 8 of Pentacles.  I used my traveler's Rider-Waite deck for this as I didn't have my usual Mystic Dreamer deck with me.

Now is the time to focus on your work. Attention to detail is very important.  Gather all the knowledge you can and put it to good use.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tarot Readings- Celebrate Canada Day in Parry Sound With A Tarot Reading

It's time to celebrate!

Canada Day is fast approaching and to celebrate our 'birthday' Parry Sound will be a bee hive of activity.  There will be lots to do for everyone in the family. 

Wendy and Gaylle from The Whispering Path will on James Street July 1 for anyone interested in a personal tarot reading.  Look for our tent near the Parry Sound North Star building. 

Full tarot readings -----------------------------------------------------$45.00
CANADA DAY SPECIAL mini reading--------------------------$15.00

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tarot Horoscope-June 27 to July 3

Here is your tarot horoscope for the week starting- Monday,June 27 to  Sunday, July 3.

Aries:  Live this week with kindness and justice.   You will be put in a position this week of either needing to give or to receive.  Do either graciously.

Taurus:  There will some choices to be made this week.  Go for it and make those dreams reality!

Gemini:  You will lose direction and focus if you try to do everything all by yourself.  Ask for help.

Cancer:  Financial gain is in the air.  Be active!  Start that new project or job.

Leo:  You are the leader this week.  Go for it.  Failure to do so may result in a lost opportunity.

Virgo:  The beginning of a new venture is being restricted to you while you agonize over details.

Libra:  This is a week to slow down and take a rest.  You will 'burn out' if you don't take some time for yourself.

Scorpio:  Use good judgement at this time or all your hard work will be for nothing.

Sagittarius:  Don't block out your friends and family at this time for they are the ones who will help you move on.

Capricorn:  You have the power to succeed this week but use that power with moderation.

Aquarius:  Realize you need to let go and move on and understand that you have the strength to do so.

Pisces:  The confusion you are feeling this week can be cleared by talking it out with an old friend.

Email Wendy or Gaylle today for your own personal tarot reading.

Tarot Reading-Your Tarot Quickie

6 of Swords

Don't let people make the decisions for you today as this may result in you heading down the wrong path.

Look at your past mistakes in the eye and learn from them.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Thought On Creation

God stood on a hill at the dawn of time,
Young, as creation was young--
He was blowing bubbles as children do,
And they floated and soared and swung...
A young God at the dawn of time,
Bubbles drifting out of sight:
Worlds new-made: a child God's toys,
Formed for his own delight.

An old God stood on a rugged crag,
And he watched them drifting back:
Some broken and lost,
Some battered and tossed,
And one with hell in its track.
And he sighed so sadly the aged God,
As he gazed at the worlds he had made...
But off on a hill, across the void,
Another young God played.

-- Grace Jacklin (my Grandmother)

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Tarot Horoscopes-Coming Soon!

Watch out for our new feature---Tarot Horoscopes!

Using the Mystic Dreamer tarot deck, tarot horoscopes will be a regular feature on The Whispering Path Tarot Blog.

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Reading Tarot Time

Earlier this year I posted;

One of the most common questions that will come up in a tarot reading is:  When?

When will a meet that special someone?
When will a get a job that I excel in?
When?  When?  When?

Here is a great site that defines tarot time.

Tarot Kingdom gives these suggestions for Tarot Time.

1. The four suits of the Tarot can represent measures of time: Pentacles - years; Cups - days or weeks; Wands - months; Swords - hours or days.

2. The Ace of Pentacles can be interpreted as approximately one year; The Ace of Wands, one month; Ace of Cups, one day or one week; Ace of Swords, one hour or one day.

3. The Major Trump cards usually indicate an event or situation taking place immediately.

4. The Minor Trump cards may represent less immediate events or events further into the future.

I believe it is best to find a system that works for you and stick with it.  Consistency is key.

I have found that this works good for me and my readings;


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tarot Reading in Parry Sound, Ontario -A Cruise on Georgian Bay

Gaylle and I took some time off this afternoon and went on The Island Queen.

We had a wonderful time meeting other business owners and enjoyed the cruise around Georgian Bay's famous 30,000 islands.   What an excellent idea for when you are visiting the area for your personal tarot reading. :)

Just a reminder to everyone......Gaylle and I will be on James Street in Parry Sound on July 1 helping Parry Sound celebrate CANADA DAY!!   Come visit us there.  We will have a tent set up for tarot readings so don't miss out on our Canada Day Special!   :)

These are some of the people we met on the Island Queen cruise.  Please take a moment to check them out.  

MV Chippewa III   Check out their sightseeing, cocktail and sunset cruises.

Sherry Mair-certified wedding and event planner.  (Thanks Sherry for your support!)

Fran Pet Sitter Extraordinaire  Call her today so you can get away tomorrow.

The Boathouse Retreat  Great Retreat Options for Yoga enthusiasts.

ATV Tours by Bear Claw Tours Awesome Wilderness Experiences

Killbear Provincial Park A paradise for fishing, swimming, sailing and boating.

and of course, don't forget to email Wendy or Gaylle for your personal tarot reading.

Tarot Reading-Quick n' Fast Tarot by Angelo

Here is an interesting one card tarot reading regarding forgiveness.
Forgiveness! A simple concept and action in the sense, but it is a very hard thing to do. Most of the time we forgive others and seek forgiveness from others.
However the once person we forget to forgive is ourselves.

Pull one card
What do I need to forgive myself?
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tarot Reading-7 of Wands

For me,  the 7 of Wands is one of the tarot cards that doesn't seem to come up in a reading as much as the  other tarot cards  (now that I have said that it will probably come up more and more).  I can honestly say that when I did my 'card of the day' today I was surprised to see the 7 of Wands.  My intuition is asking me this:
  • I am being paranoid about something?
  • Why do a feel like I have to defend myself? 
  • I am sticking up for what a believe in?
It's almost like I am showing everyone what I have done or accomplished and I am daring them to tell me it's not right or I should have done it this way or that way.  Hummmm.  Why am I feeling so defensive? Am I afraid you won't like my post!  :)

Here is the standard meaning for the 7 of Wands using the Rider-Waite deck.
  • defiance
  • conviction
  • taking a stand
  • defense
  • aggression
  • communication
I find that the Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck is similar in many ways to the Rider-Waite but the images on the Mystic Dreamer deck spark my intuition better than the Rider-Waite deck. 

If you would like a personal tarot reading with the Mystic Dreamer Tarot deck or  the Rider-Waite deck email Wendy or Gaylle today.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tarot Reading-Ontario

Parry Sound and The Whispering Path are not as far away as you think.


Look at how beautiful Parry Sound is!


 Book your holidays now and visit Parry Sound this summer.  Wendy and Gaylle are available all summer long for tarot readings.  Book your personal tarot reading today.  :)

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3 of Swords-The Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck


The 3 of Swords is an ominous looking card.  Regardless of the position, the first reaction I usually get when this card comes up is pain, sorrow and betrayal.

Understanding the 3 of Swords

The heart is a symbol of affection, love and joy.  It can also represent conscience, truth and courage.
Clouds are a symbol of 'clouded' vision or confusion.  Clouds could also indicate a revelation or epiphany.  That sudden moment when all becomes clear.  Notice the clouds clearing on the 3 of swords.

Taking these symbols into consideration, if the 3 of swords shows up in your reading it could be asking you:

What truths are you hiding from?
In this situation, am I being honest with the people I am close to? 
Am I being honest with myself?
Can I learn any lessons from the pain I am feeling right now?
How do I see the problem clearly?
What is the heart of the problem?

The 3 of swords can indicate a time of:
  • loss
  • separation
  • sorrow
  • loss of balance
  • disharmony
  • disruption
  • heartbreak
  • betrayal

The 3 of Swords is that stabbing jolt of pain and the achy feeling after in your heart when your world has been turned upside down.  :(

The 3 of Swords reversed

When the 3 of Swords reversed shows up in a tarot reading you could be blocking
  • pain
  • sorrow
  • loss
  • confusion
When you block, resist or ignore these energies you will not be able to deal with the problem, heal and move on.  
  • don't be afraid to say you are sorry
  • let the pain in--deal with it and move on
  • learn to accept the situation
  • allow yourself the time to grieve
Once you can release the hold of the reversed 3 of Swords you can then move on and open your heart again to a new beginning and new experiences.

Sometimes when the 3 of Swords comes up reversed in a reading my intuition tells me that the energy of the 3 of Swords is waning and that 'tomorrow will be a better day'.  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Time in Parry Sound

Wow!  What a beautiful day we had today in Parry Sound.  It definitely seems like summer has arrived.  If you are  planning a summer vacation look no further than Parry Sound on the the breathtaking shores of Georgian Bay.  I have posted before the list of things to do while visiting Parry Sound.  Here is a recap of the activities.

  1. Tarot Reading :)
  2. Annual Parry Sound Dragon Boat Festival
  3. Purina Walk for Dog guides
  4. Festival of the Sound
  5. Art in the Park
  6. Parry Sound Tugboat Festival - Tugfest
  7. Sportbike Rally
  8. Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
  9. 30,000 Island Cruise Lines
  10. Georgian Bay Airways-Sightseeing Tours
There are many things to do and see in Parry Sound and there are many nice B & B's to stay in while visiting. Here is a link for the Bed and Breakfasts' in Parry Sound.

and here is one of my favourites,

Come and visit Parry Sound this summer and while you are here email Wendy or Gaylle from The Whispering Path  for your own personal tarot reading.  We would love to meet you!

Tarot Readers For Your Next Party or Event!

Spice up your next party or event by hiring The Whispering Path Tarot Readers.

Tarot Readings are great for:
  • After-prom entertainment
  • Anniversaries
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette parties
  • Banquets
  • Barbeques
  • Birthdays
  • Celebrations
  • Class reunions
  • Club meetings
  • Community events
  • Country Club Theme Parties 
  • Family reunions
  • Fundraisers
  • Garden parties
  • Girls' nights
  • Graduation parties
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Pajama parties
  • Picnics

If you are an Event Planner remember-Tarot Readings are fantastic for:

  • Charity Events
  • Community Events
  • Company Picnics
  • Conventions
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Dinner Dances
  • Gifts for special clients
  • Festivals
  • Fundraising galas
  • Holiday parties
  • Sales and training meetings
  • Team building events
  • Trade shows
      Retreats or corporate training event days can be long and demanding for employees.  At your next corporate affair consider offering your team personal Tarot readings as a way to break up their day. 
      Alternatively, perhaps you're hosting a unique theme party for your friends or team and want the WOW factor of something they'd never have have considered.   We can offer you a team of qualified Tarot readers for your event.   Please contact us for details.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tarot Reading-Don't Miss Out On The June Special

Just a reminder for those interested in the tarot reading special for June.

Pick get THREE of the following extensive readings for the one inclusive price:
Celtic Cross Reading
Full Year Reading (the next 12 months)
All Aspects ofYour Life Reading
Two Paths Reading
Relationship Reading

all for $59.00!

Email Wendy or Gaylle today to receive your personal tarot reading.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tarot Exercise

I found this fun tarot exercise on Tarot Dame's website today and had to share it with you.

Tarot Exercise: Your Tarot Initials 
Shuffle your deck, asking for cards that will describe you. Then, starting with the top of the deck, count cards until you get to your first initial (mine was K, so it was the 11th card). Remove that card. Then continue counting further into the deck until you get to your middle initial (if you have one), removing that card. Then do the same for the initial of your last name, removing that card.

Turn over the cards, and they will share facets of yourself. Are they cards that you expected? Or do they surprise you? If you turn over a card that makes you think, “That is SO not me”, think again.  Dig a little deeper. What can you find within yourself that houses the essence of this card? You should be able to find something.  ...Still can't find anything? Grasping at straws?  Then look for something, anything, anywhere in the card, that rings true for you. Maybe there's a frog in the background, and you love frogs.

: My initials conveniently fall in alphabetical order, and I don't have a middle name. Should your middle or last name appear in the alphabet earlier than your first name, still do your first name first. Then start again, with the next card in the deck, back at A until you get to your next initial. For example, if your name is Mandy Dandy, you would count from the top until you got to M (the 13th card), then continue with the next card, back at A, until you got to D (the 4th card down).

  I did the exercise myself and this is what came up.  

I am like a child and I find pleasure in the little things in life.

I love the water and I enjoy time to myself.

I sometimes feel that the things I dream about are just beyond my reach.

Try this exercise yourself!   Please visit Tarot Dame's website as she has other fun tarot exercises to try.  :)

Friday, June 10, 2011


When it comes to my intuition, I identify it and follow it through.

Before I follow anyone's intuition, I follow my own intuition.

Before I make a decision, I always check-in with my intuition.

I listen to my intuition and it gives me the perfect answers I seek.

My use my intuition to make all minor and major decisions in my Life.

I trust my intuition with a deep sense of security.

I follow my intuition where it leads and I always find a reward.


Intuitive Tarot Reading

I started out many years ago with my 1st tarot deck, the Aquarian Tarot deck. In retrospect, it was not a good deck for a beginner and I soon became frustrated and put the deck away.  Years later the deck resurfaced and so did my interest in tarot.  I bought a new deck, the Rider-Waite, and the rest snowballed to this point.  The Rider-Waite deck is great for beginners and I encourage anyone with an interest in tarot to start with it or one similar.  There are many books, blogs and websites devoted to teaching beginners the meaning of the 78 cards and many are using the Rider-Waite as a reference.  Learning the basic meaning of each card is paramount and once you have that mastered the fun is just beginning.

What is great about intuitive tarot reading is the various meanings that can 'pop' out of nowhere and actually make sense to the querent.  I love that moment when I 'blurt' something out that I've never even thought about before as a meaning for a particular card and the person I'm reading for is nodding like nothing has ever made so much sense.

You might ask;

How does intuitive tarot reading work?
Does that mean everything I've been taught is useless?

My journey into intuitive tarot reading started when I purchased the Mystic Dreamer tarot deck.  As I  have posted before, this deck sparks my intuition.  Reading with the Mystic Dreamer deck has liberated me from the standard tarot card meanings and I have never enjoyed reading the tarot as much.   I believe if you find a deck you feel passionate about then your intuition will ignite.

Should you throw away all your notes on the card meanings?  No!  Everything needs a baseline, a foundation to work with.  Intuitive readings build on the foundation of standard card meanings and makes each reading unique in its own way.

Until next time,

Wendy  :)

Tarot by Telephone

Let's Talk!

For those who are interested in a personal tarot reading and cannot make it to Parry Sound we offer readings via Skype or by email.  However, sometimes it's nice to talk on the telephone like you would an old friend.  If you are interested in a personal tarot reading by telephone simply email either Wendy or Gaylle and we can arrange a time that is suitable for both.  Payment can be made through our Pay Pal Button by selecting 'telephone session'.  These tarot sessions will last approximately 1 hour with a cost of $60.00.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Wendy and Gaylle

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tarot Readings- Legacy of the Divine Tarot


I was doing a reading yesterday using the Legacy of the Divine Tarot and the 3 of Coins and the 8 of Coins  showed up.  I was struck by the similarities between these two images and my intuition strayed from any meaning I've ever had for these two cards.

The 3 of Coins is a reminder that diligence and hard work are required at this time.  Concentration and accuracy will be needed.  Focus and drive are the energies in the air.

The 8 of Coins states that attention to detail is paramount. Check and re-check.  Like a carpenter will tell you "measure twice and cut once!"  The energy of the 8 of Coins is perfection.  

What do you see in the 3 and 8 of Coins?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tarot Reading Special

Time is running out for those interested in our $59.00 tarot reading special.

This special consists of 3 tarot spreads that can vary between, The Wheel of Life, Your Next 12 months, Relationship Spread, Celtic Cross, and Which Path to Follow.

Email today to book your $59.00 tarot reading.

Tarot Reading-The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life tarot reading is a good tarot reading to have done when you are interested in knowing what energies are surrounding different aspects of your life at this time and into the near future.  Areas that are discussed are:

  • self
  • communication
  • what you have/what you want/what you need
  • home
  • fun
  • health
  • relationships/marriage
  • money, sex
  • travel/education
  • career, job opportunities
  • social circle
  • lessons to learn

For your personal Wheel of Life reading email Wendy or Gaylle today.


High Priestess, Key II:
Don't Annoy the Crazy Woman
(c) Cheryl Lynne Bradley 2011

Morgan Greer Tarot: High Priestess Key II

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.
-Winston Churchill

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.
-Paul Tournier

Tears are best dried with your own hand.
-African Proverb

The High Priestess, Key II in the Major Arcana, is a card full of feminine mystique and feminine mistakes. This card represents knowing without knowing, spiritual knowledge and all the things we have yet to speak, feel or do because it is not yet the right time. It is a card full of the secret sorrows of our hearts and our deep seated fear that someone just might see how dangerously damaged and unloved we really are. This is a card that tells us our seeming detachment for self-protection is being mistaken for aloofness, coldness of our heart, or disinterest. People are most apt to think we are funny peculiar than funny ha ha. The High Priestess also reminds us that people are always watching and judging, especially those of us with tendencies that come under the realm of dysfunctional eccentric or who have an off the wall sense of humour (which I do). Somewhere in there, behind that thousand yard stare and those bleary far away eyes, is a spirit of tremendous beauty and glory, well hidden from the cruel vagaries of our world but deeply affected by everything that goes on around us. This card always gives me a feeling of great sadness because unless you are looking very closely (and people are too self-absorbed for the most part to bother to look), most people miss the flicker of light hiding in that tiny sparkle ever present in the eyes of every damaged soul.
“…when she has “that look” in her eyes, it does not mean she is a vacant lot waiting to be filled. It means she is balancing a big cardhouse of ideas on a single fingertip, and she is carefully connecting all the cards using tiny crystalline bones and a little spit, and if she can just get it all to the table without it falling down of flying apart, she can bring an image from the unseen world into being. To speak to her in that moment is to create a Harpy wind that blows the entire structure to tatters. To speak to her in that moment is to break her heart.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, “Women Who Run with the Wolves”
I live in an area that has seen and will continue to see rapid residential expansion. Development of this nature is eating up farmland at an alarming rate but provides employment for many of my friends and family. It reminds me of the theme song from the series “Weeds”: “Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky. Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same. There's a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one. And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.” Let’s face it, we live in a world that has at least 50 shades of beige – neutral is the way to go apparently. I couldn’t afford one of these houses, and I know that they are beautiful inside, but they are all built with about 3 feet of space between them and they look like row upon row upon row of boxes – expensive boxes mind you, but boxes nonetheless, and it would literally make me crazy to live in such a neighbourhood. I much preferred the green fields and roll of the hills that used to be there that are now just a memory.
I am a collector of boxes - music boxes, pill boxes, porcelain boxes, glass boxes, china boxes, carved wooden boxes, hat boxes, blanket boxes, trunks and, of course, boxes and boxes of Tarot cards – you name it and I have one somewhere. They are scattered all over my house, some are on display, some are in my fancy cabinet and everyone one of them has some little treasure or keepsake in it that only has meaning to me. Many of these boxes were gifts but I have just as many that I bought for myself over the years. Life may be like a box of chocolates as Forrest Gump was fond of telling us, but sometimes life is a whole lot of little boxes, some full, some empty, some pretty, some ugly and some made of ticky tacky, that mark our passage through this world. While I may like to collect boxes, the last thing I would ever want would be to be trapped inside of one. I remember when I was 4 years old and I had to have my tonsils out. At this sweet and tender age, I was already in love with George Harrison and had the blonde little girl version of the Beatles cut. It must have been in the summer because I remember light streaming through the hospital windows. I was carried into the ward room, put in a large black metal crib and then my Mother said goodbye and walked away. All I was wearing was a blue hospital issued shirt with back snaps made of quilted underwear material that only came to my waste and that I had no underwear on. I don’t know if the nurse changed me from my own clothes or if my Mother had, I suspect that my Mother had. I was not happy about this and I remember standing up in the crib asking the nurse for my underwear which she refused to give me saying that no one wore them in hospitals as it made people stay in their beds. In this ward room were 4 other beds, the crib was on the wall inside the door. In each of these 4 beds were grey haired women. The woman beside me lifted up her bed sheet and said to me, “See I don’t have any on either, none of us do.” The other ladies all nodded in agreement.
For a 4-year old that just might have been too much information. I do not know at which point in this I hit meltdown, but I knew I didn’t want to be there, I tried to climb out of the crib and I knew I wanted my Mommy!!!!! The nurse thought otherwise. She put me in the crib and proceeded to put the top of the crib on – also made of black metal bars – so I was now in a cage. Needless to say, I freaked. I do not remember anything more as I am pretty sure they had to drug me to calm me down. The last memory I have of that hospital visit was having my arms wrapped around my Mother’s neck as she carried me back out. I remember lifting my head up a little bit just once and I knew we were leaving. I hugged her so hard and went back to sleep in her arms. Needless to say, my tonsils still did have to be removed and getting me back to the hospital was an all- hands-on-deck family production. My Mother was a fine knitter and she started knitting me a pair of socks to wear the next time I went to the hospital. She involved me in the whole process of the creation of this precious pair of white socks with a mint green and pink stripe at the cuff. I loved those socks. I got a brand new pair of flannel pajamas – white with a green, blue and pink all through it and a ribbon on the shirt. I got a new doll – she had chestnutbrown hair in pigtails and a red summer outfit. It must have been in the late fall when I went back in the second time; that would explain the flannel pajamas and the wool socks. My Grandpa Bradley carried me into the hospital. I remember him holding me on his left side, I had my arm around his shoulder and his neck. In my other I hand I was holding my doll. It was a peaceful stroll up that hall, protected in his arms. He carried me like I was precious cargo. Grandpa and I didn’t say a thing, he just kept looking in my eyes. He had the prettiest blue eyes my Grandpa did. This time I was in a room with 3 other children and the tonsils were removed. I remember waking up in my room and my Dad was standing there smiling down on me. I scored another new Tammy doll (she had on a turquoise short set), got to eat a lot of ice cream and no one tried to lock me in a box.
The High Priestess is here to remind us that we have boxes inside of ourselves that contain every friend we ever made, every tear we ever cried, every time we laughed, every time we made someone else laugh, every book we ever read, every movie we ever watched and every song we ever heard or sang. There are boxes for every time we loved and every time we weren’t loved back or that we didn’t love back. There is a box that contains all our smiles, hugs and kisses and there is another box for every frown, shove or blow we ever gave or received. There is a box for every lover we have taken and one for every relationship we passed on or ended thoughtlessly. There is a box for every kindness or cruelty we have shown and every kindness or cruelty given to us. There are boxes for all of our unkind words and all our words of comfort. There are boxes chock full of everything we should have said but didn’t and everything we shouldn’t have said but did.
There is a box for every fear, anxiety or doubt and for every triumph, sacrifice or failure. There is a box for every lucky escape; every time we conformed to try and be “normal” and every spontaneous, authentic crazy and just plain fun moment we ever enjoyed. There are boxes full of shame, guilt, poor judgment, bad decisions, emotional breakdowns and anger. There are boxes for every unclaimed dream and every memory; every thought, word, deed, hope, wish, sigh, prayer or wonder; every missed, delayed or denied opportunity; every apology given, received or owed; every promise, made, kept or broken; every death and every birth; every lie and every truth; every experience and every satisfaction; every please and every thank you said or left unsaid; every argument, fair or unfair; every trap we set or fell into; every time we were right and every time we were wrong; every heartache and heartbreak both given and received; every joy and every sorrow; every false judgment and assumption made about us or that we have made; and a box for each and every secret that we keep.
Is it any wonder we spend so much time staring out the window, lost in our own thoughts or thinking that we have lost our minds completely? Does it sound like it might be getting just a little bit crowded? The view is certainly getting blocked. I have no doubt that my interior world is as disorganized as my exterior world. Those boxes are falling down and around all over the place, I could get crushed by the weight of it all, worn out trying to hold them all in place or I could just let them all fall down and start throwing some of the clutter away. So this one didn’t love me back – his loss – over the shoulder, toss. So these people hurt me and think I’m nuts because I live a self-made life – I’m still standing and they were never worthy, another box for the garbage pile. I said things to my Mother and brother that I can’t take back and they said things to me that they can’t take back– these are vain regrets, all that is in the forgiveness box now. The forgiveness box is always the biggest one and usually the emptiest – time to fill it up with all of those things that can’t be changed or helped; time to abandon all those old debts and mistakes that we keep punishing ourselves for. It is time to let the secrets go especially if you have knowledge of a serious crime such as a missing person or an unsolved crime; if you are holding onto something that is tearing you apart, you need to tell someone and let the healing begin. It is time to take our minds back to the green field and the rolling hills. The High Priestess reminds us to ask ourselves what do we really want and what does our deeper self desire.
Society wants us “normalized” and some of us just refuse to go there. We live in a time of cosmetic psycho-pharmacology and cosmetic surgery; if we are going to go through life blonde then we had better well be as perky as our nipples. Generally speaking, women (especially once you hit the tender age of 40) are still viewed as hysterical and “Mother’s Little Helpers” are over-prescribed; as if a pill could fix our spiritual deprivation and hunger, help us survive poverty, the normalization of violence, honour our grief or let us have a creative life in more than 5 minute intervals. If you genuinely have a chemical imbalance or are dealing with heavy situational issues that require medication, please take your medicine as it truly helps but you still have to take care of your own spirit. Open up the box where we have been hiding our light and let it shine. It is time to live only from the boxes of sweet memory, forgiveness and peace of mind. George Carlin said life was about finding a place to keep your stuff and he was so very right. The High Priestess puts on her “Don’t Annoy the Crazy Woman” t-shirt and starts tossing boxes – she needs the room to grow. 

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