Thursday, October 6, 2016


    The Death card falls upon our path today. Like the seven of bats yesterday, Death calls for an ending so that a new beginning may arise. The skeleton in the card is about to water the pumpkins on the ground. This signifies a time of refreshing and renewal that is coming into your life. New opportunities will blossom and a new life is over the horizon. The flowers in the background also depict new growth in the near future. But in order for the new to sprout, the old must fade away. What is it that no longer serves you in your life? Is it a way of thinking, a way of doing things, a relationship or a career choice that you now feel stuck in? Whatever it is, release, trust and move onward. The Universe wills that you live your highest potential; the old ways are no longer the path to joyful living. Let Death sweep away all that is no longer pertinent to your life at this time so that a new beginning may commence.

    The ankh in the card also represents the cycle of life, Death and rebirth. This symbol speaks of eternity and the immorality of the soul. By using the symbol of the ankh, Death counsels us to ponder the mysteries of the hereafter and the reality of the Divine. For it is God from which we come, and it is to God that we will return. And it is God that is the ultimate strength of our lives. With the Divine Being as our companion in this life, we will be strengthened at all times, and the cycles of life, death and new beginnings will always be a blessing that brings wisdom to our souls.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


    Today's card is the seven of bats. The bats in the Halloween Tarot are the equivalent of the swords in a regular deck. The seven of bats calls for a packing up and moving away. This move may be figurative or literal. But the premise here is, what is it that you need to move away from and leave in the past? The time for new horizons has come, and you can no longer stay in a place or a situation that is stagnant, stressful or unchanging. You know what changes must be made in your own life, or what circumstances must be severed. If you do not listen to your own inner voice and refuse to make this move, the bats will become your enemies and pierce you with their teeth; this is much like the swords in a regular tarot deck which can represent anxiety and stress that can sometimes run us through. Of course, any piercing by anxiety or stress will be of your own doing by refusing to make the needed and healing changes in your own life. The black cat on the card represents your spirit guide who is taking this journey with you. The cat appears on all of the Halloween cards and is there to remind us of the spiritual support in our lives.

    The seven of bats can also represent a person who is selfish or dishonest. This person is certainly a taker and seldom the giver. If there is someone in your life that you're having doubts about, trust your intuition. This card is telling you that that person does not have your best interests at heart.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016


    It's October, Halloween month. Most people who read the blog know that this is one of my favorite times of the year. I generally like to keep the blog fairly light and in tune with the season during this time. I thought we would start out the month by doing some daily fortune-telling with the Halloween Tarot:

    Today's card is the five of ghosts. The ghosts in the Halloween Tarot are the equivalent of the cups in a traditional deck. Thus, the five of ghosts depicts brooding, or suffering emotionally or mentally over something that you have lost or perhaps trying to obtain and it keeps eluding your grasp. This card also shows dissatisfaction because one feels that something is out of place or missing in their lives. What is it that keeps you from feeling balanced and centered? Who or what is the key factor that keeps your thoughts churning or your emotions in turmoil? You are the only one who knows if this particular goal is obtainable or if it has passed you by completely. If the goal is still obtainable, the spirits tell you to have patience. What is yours will come to you, but you must have faith and not strain or struggle with the issue. If the goal has passed you by, and is no longer a viable option for you, the spirits encourage you to gather your energy and move on with your life. The ghosts in the card hover around the pumpkin man; they represent his guides and they're waiting for him to reach a conclusion and ask for their help. In the same way, your spirit guides are waiting for you to take action and ask them to show you the path that leads away from stagnation and sorrow, and into the light of a new day.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


    It is said that the Prophet Muhammad predicted a day when the clergy of Islam would be the worst monsters upon the earth, and a true scholar would be rare to find. Some even say that he foresaw the day of terrorism, when many would depart from the true teachings of Islam and follow wicked men who would make mischief in the world. I have read the Quran myself, and noticed many passages which state that Allah takes no pleasure in those who cause mischief upon the earth. And that those who oppress or attack the innocent will have no mercy from Allah and suffer a grievous retribution in the end. If these sayings are so plentiful in the Quran that even I notice them, then how is it that many Muslims or Muslim clerics seem to act as if they do not exist? One should think long and hard before going out on a murdering spree in the name of God, because you just may be following a twisted ideology of man; In fact, that is what anyone who embarks upon this path is doing.

    Muhammad also said, "The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith. None of you truly believe until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." Does this sound like the words of someone who promotes mass murder? It does not. And for those who twist the words and believe that this kindness is only ment for fellow Muslims, you are greatly mistaken and have obviously ignored the verses in the Quran that tell the Muslim to live in peace among those of different cultures and faiths. Do not blindly follow those who call themselves your spiritual leaders, because they may be leading you to the very hell you're trying to avoid in the hereafter. Open your hearts, read your scriptures, and therein you will find the true nature of God.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


    We all have need of teachers in our lives from time to time. None of us knows everything, and life is always full of lessons to learn. But the role of the true teacher is to come into our lives for a season, and then send us on our way with the new knowledge that has been obtained. A teacher may stay in our lives for mere hours, or days weeks or even years. But they are there for a purpose, not to recruit us into a cult or a new movement. A true and wise teacher will always look for that day of graduation for the pupil, he or she will never wish to keep you in class for a lifetime. How unnatural would it be for a child to start school, and for the teacher to want to keep him or her in the first grade for their entire lives? Such a thing is unheard of, and we would probably think something was seriously wrong with that teacher for suggesting such a thing. Yet, some of our modern-day religious teachers and gurus do this very thing. And sadly, it is not about imparting wisdom and life skills for them, it is about recruiting individuals for profit. The true teacher will also not turn anyone away based on financial status. Love, wisdom and compassion are free and should be available to all in the eyes of the truly enlightened. Those who charge thousands of dollars to "help" others are only there to help themselves to your money. The honest teacher will never help only those who can afford their help... You will know the true teachers by their fruits and motives. And never be afraid to ask a teacher what their motives are, the honest will gladly open their hearts to you and tell all with sincerity. Always remember, a true teacher will never try to run your life. They will never give you a set of teachings and tell you that this is the only way. And they will never desire to keep you as a student for a lifetime. They will always look for that day of graduation and send you on your way more empowered then when you first came to them. These are the marks of a true teacher.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


    Yesterday, we talked about the differences between an actual relationship with the Divine and the scripted routines often handed to us by some organized religious institutions. Today, we are going to take the conversation a step further, and focus on the mental and spiritual programming some receive through religion and the clerics thereof. This is not to say that all religious institutions are bad, they are not. There are many who offer sound teachings and freedom of spiritual expression to their adherents. But sadly, in the modern day and age, there are many that are littering the religious landscape with stagnant doctrines and harmful teachings.

    The day has come, when the individual needs to reconnect with God and let the Spirit guide him/her into the ultimate truth. Some may say that they do not know how to let the Spirit guide them. An easy way to start the journey is to have the foundation of love. Any information that comes to us from any source, that is not supported by the cornerstone of love must be rejected. God is love and his/her direction will always make us feel exhilarated, warm in our hearts, at peace and filled with great love for all. God will never motivate us with hatred or fear. The Divine Spirit will never inspire us to hurt or kill another. Divine love is like a waterfall that wishes to wash over everyone it meets, no matter their religion, ethnic background or station in life. Love lives in harmony with all and wishes the best for all.

    If one wishes to read any of the holy Scriptures, they must do so with an open heart and mind. They must let the spirit inspire them by the messages on the page, and show them the richness and truth behind words. We must stop letting egotistical and damaged individuals interpret the holy books for us. Just because that person went to college or seminary does not make them a righteous or compassionate person. Too long we have put men in the place of God, and let them rule over us as if they were God on earth. Yet what is the fruits of such an endeavor? They have divided us, and caused an us against them mentality in many. They have created congregations of entranced human beings who judge others, condemn others, hate others and spew a message of division everywhere they go. Some even preach that their congregants must wage war on certain persons, and kill those whom they consider the infidels in order to be pleasing to God. Such teachings are not from God, and if there be such a place as hell, surely these messages have their origin there.

    It is a psychological crime and a pitiful shame that some clergy will forbid their adherents from celebrating certain holidays, demand that they abstain from even watching a movie or reading a book on the bestseller list. They insist that doing such things will invite the devil into a persons life, and alienate them from the grace of God . Yet these same hypocritical individuals will endorse such things as hatred and violence. We must begin to use reason and logic. We must begin to ask ourselves if we are being truly led by God, or indoctrinated with the warped ideology of wicked men. We must remember, God's ways are higher than our ways. The Divine Being will never endorse any of us hating another individual because of his nationality or spiritual beliefs. God will never endorse killing innocent people just because of the country they live in or the faith that they subscribed to. All such teachings are from evil individuals with their own agenda in mind; and we must break free from such persons and religious institutions. These individuals and their theology will not lead any of us to heaven. Nor will they bring us closer to God. They are not our saviors or agents of the divine, and we need to ignore them and even bring them to justice if they promote crimes against humanity in the name of God. Seek spiritual freedom and love. Let no man set himself up as your spiritual ruler; to do so will only invite disruption and deception into your life. Peace...


Monday, September 26, 2016


    Think about it, what if you made a new friend and that friend knew only a few things about you. Suppose he or she knew that your favorite food is Chinese, your favorite movie is Gone With The Wind, and you like to talk about sports. Now, what if every time you saw that friend, he or she served you Chinese food, made you watch Gone With The Wind and only talked about sports? Would you consider this a fruitful and meaningful relationship, or would it start to feel rather redundant over time?

    The sad fact of the matter is, most of us treat the Divine Being much the same way the fictitious friend treated us in the paragraph above. We join a certain religious movement, we learn certain prayers or meditation techniques and we do them repeatedly for years. Some people pray 3 to 5 times a day or more, and say the same prayers, verbatim, every time for a lifetime. Do you not think that the Divine Spirit deserves more from us than that? There are many religions that teach us that God is a personal being, yet they train us to treat him/her like a machine that we must put the same information into every day of our lives. The same rituals, the same prayers at the same time of day or evening, the same meditation techniques and whatever else they tell us that we must do to be good religious folks and excepted by God.

    I believe the time has come when we must, and many already have, take our spirituality back from the organized institutions that have put the Divine Being in a box for so long. We must free ourselves to worship and contemplate the Divine in a way that is natural for us. We must begin to commune with God in a way that is more like a relationship, rather than a bunch of robotic sayings and responses that some group has handed to us decades ago. After all, what kind of friend would you like to be? The kind that serves Chinese food and watches the same movie every time you see the person whom you supposedly care about? Or do you want to be natural and spontaneous, bringing light, joy and originality to the relationship? I think the answer to that question is fairly simple for all of us to answer.