Thursday, October 8, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday on Thursday - The Magdalene (High Priestess)

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a card and give you my interpretation of it. On Thursday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

Tuesday's Intuitive Tuesday card was The Magician (reversed). I have pulled an additional card today for Phoebe who said:

...I'd like to develop my intuitive abilities more. I know I have them, but my logical mind is always questioning my intuitive mind. Maybe there is hope?

I just had another thought about this reading. It reminds me that I need to be my own expert and not to listen to what other people think I should do. It's the other piece of the intuition. Now if I could only trust myself enough to follow this advice!

As I pulled today's card, I was directed towards Phoebe's comment, but I feel it applies to all of the comments. I pulled The Magdalene from my new deck, The Grail Tarot by Giovanni Caselli. Being the second card in the deck and Major Arcana, this corresponds with The High Priestess.

Phoebe mentioned her logical mind questioning her intuitive mind. In my Intuition Through Tarot classes, we refer to it as our left brain (logical mind) vs. our right brain (creative, intuitive side).

Schools take a left-brained approach to learning. That is, there is a right answer, and if you study (read, calculate, analyze -- all left brain approaches to learning), you will find THE right answer.

The underlying (and flawed) philosophy in this system is that to succeed, we must learn how to access and use our left (analytical) brain and override our right (intuitive, creative) brain.

It's no wonder that at this point in our lives, we question whether or not we have an intuitive voice, let alone to trust it! Your left brained training may leave you wanting to look up "the right answer" in some sort of book or on the Internet. Wishful thinking!

Today's card, The Magdalene, encourages each of us to find ways to tune back into that inner voice. This is the knowing inside that doesn't need to prove, research or question just knows.

The energy of The Magdalene (High Priestess) card encourages and comforts you as you find silence, time to contemplate and meditate and focus on your inner voice. Only YOU know what is best for you.

Some of you also talked about having the conviction to make and trust decisions. In listening to a book on CD called, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, he presents information on leadership. In his description, he said that decisiveness is the opposite of procrastination and that people who make decisions quickly and change their minds slowly are most successful. When prolonging decisions (because you can't hear or don't trust your intuition), it can help to set you up for "failure by procrastination."

Today, observe when you hesitate to make a decision (no matter how small or big it is -- what to wear, where to go for lunch, etc.). For each of these small indecisions or procrastinations, take the initiative to make a quick decision.

Go with your gut feel and if you can't feel it, pretend as though you have only two minutes to decide. Watch how when you are under this kind of (delicate) pressure, you really can make a choice. AND, more often than not, you DO have the tools you need (The Magician) to walk that path, and will do just matter what!

Now is the time to make your decisions boldly and step forward knowing that you will be guided each step of the way and will be able to handle whatever appears on your journey.


Lori Lavender Luz said...

A wise man (maybe you know him!) once said (about a gazillion times) "not to decide is to decide."

I took your advice on getting to the airport today from a different location than I usually go to. I kept going against what the GPS said (and I kept expecting her to get exasperated with me).

I had the luxury of time -- I was early enough to indulge my intuition. While I did meander a bit, I bet that the route was the exact one I should have been on.

Phoebe said...

Thanks for pulling another card for me, and for everyone!! Learning what is intuition and what is the monkey mind has been a bit tricky for me. I will say that intuition is quick and that it doesn't involve mulling things over and over in my head. I think experience over time will help me recognize what's intuition and what is the hampster-on-the-wheel type of thoughts. Thanks again!

Martha@A Sense of Humor is Essential said...

I am just now catching up in blogland and Oh boy, did I listen to my intuition and I acted within 5 seconds I kid you not. Please see my post from last night and it's reflects just this thing.
Thank you, always insightful and I appreciate it.

Furrow said...

I have a serious problem with decision making. I will try you "two minutes to decide" trick. I find that I am happier when I don't overthink.

Kim said...

Makes total sense that some days it’s more challenging to trust our intuition…. Like any pattern that has been ongoing, it takes time and patience to train our self to do something new or develop a skill – like trusting what our the right side of our brain offers us. When learning something new, that means using something we are use to using less and we need reminders to change the habits. Intuitive Tuesdays is a great reminder!
This is such a great post and ended up being the theme of my day!
I’ve been working on a project with others, and my intuition has been naturally guiding me along. Thursday, I had to explain my choice of actions to someone else on the project who was coming from a more logical stand point. That is where I experience frustration at times – in having to justify an intuitive choice for someone else to understand. Rationally, I know I can simply say it was intuitive and leave it at that, however then more questions are asked and my brain goes to work trying to find a logical response to match the question and that is when the frustration kicks in. Am I the only one who experiences that? That can kick me off my game and have me second guess as I’m engaged in a more logical conversation… unless I get time to reflect because them of course my greater self’s insight flows through and I can logicalize my intuitive choice – but when caught unexpectedly….
It was definitely in insightful day, and thankfully I had read this post prior to this morning’s issue and was better equipped to manage it’s effect on the rest of the day! Thanks for the inspiration Shari et al!