Friday, December 7, 2018

Why Divination? (Everything moves)

Everything moves. Everything. Even the grandest mountain, viewed at the correct time scale, is a wave, a process, a becoming. 

The seed seeks to become an oak, the molecule seeks to bind and transcend itself, the planet grows, the psyche develops, the species evolves, the leaf unfurls, the river flows to the sea. Everything is in the process of becoming something else, of evolving. We too are in a continual flow of development – tomorrow we shall not be the same. 

Life is process, it is becoming.

It is trying to cope with and adjust to this process, to align ourselves with it, that is, to me, at the heart of divination. 

I wrote in my last post how all of existence owes its form to a countless succession of interactions – nothing in this world stands sufficient unto itself. In this sense, everything, and every moment, has the history of the world in its being. So, with this in mind, we can see divination as a method of gazing, with all its probabilities and relationships, histories and outcomes, into the totality of the moment.

We can then further define divination as an attempt to dip ourselves into the tremendous holy roar of life’s current. An attempt to pluck a revelation from the infinite fullness of the moment. 

It is important to remember that the goal here is not to discover some ultimate truth to which we can hold, or a concept to set in stone. Instead, through divination, we seek a revelation in how to live life better and more creatively in the humbleness of the present. 

Like everything else, insight is a process, it is continual and evolving – what is good for now is not necessarily good for tomorrow. 

The divinatory revelation is continual.

Everything moves.

A question 

What is divination’s greatest strength in helping us to live better?

CBD Tarot Marseille Yoav Ben-Dov Fool Magician Justice


It is when we are in danger of stumbling into illusion that divination comes into its own by providing us with a sharp and decisive insight with which to work.


Best of all, these sharp divinatory insights are often accompanied by a magical sense of recognition when we realise that, deep in our being, we knew it all along.


Yours in motion,

Cards Used: 

Header: Tarot de Marseille by Jodorowsky / Camoin
Reading: CBD Tarot de Marseille by Yoav Ben-Dov


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