reply to post by nenothtu
I thought I'd throw my pennys-worth into the pot regarding the idea that all-time
is around us. I agree!
Many years ago, and when my head held black locks that would rival Boy In A
Dress' I used to fortell the future with Tarot and playing cards.
I know... I know, wearing large-round earings, a headscarf and looking flinty wasn't
really necessary, but I did draw the line at creating a small wooden booth with gaudy
writing proclaiming that I was 'Psychic To The Stars'
My Mother used to do it and being a young cynic with the standard hefty-amount of
wisdom that any 20 year-old deems as life-long knowledge of how the world works,
I asked her what she saw.
"It's like litter in the wind..." she told me "It flies over your head and all you can do is
try to snatch some of it as it passes!" My Ma wasn't the best when it came to explaining
the strange world that she occasionally dipped her head in, she believed that those who
had 'passed over' shouted through the curtain that separated those from the living and if
a person listens carefully, the voices can be heard.
So, being pressured by some, I began to pragmatically dabble with those damned cards...
and I can honestly say -as others who live in my region say:
There's a Rabbit Off!
The saying means there's something going on, a plan that one is barely privvy to.
But I truly believe everything is connected... everything!
During the 'readings' (Aw heck, I can't believe I typed that!)... I used to talk of events or
such that had already happened. Many of the folk that I begrudgingly entertained used to
stop me and say "er, I've already done that!"
For me at the time, it actually did feel like my late-Mother had described... bits passing
by. Sometimes, it would go off in a direction that didn't make any sense to myself and yet,
to the listener, they saw the connection.
Then something would come along, I would relate it and they would shake their head in
confusion. It held no meaning -if one attempted to connect it with what I'd said previously.
But, let a month go by and 'Kappow!' the event occurs and it made sense to he or she that
asked me to sit infront of those pesky pieces of waxed cards!
Children born after certain operations made it doubtful or impossible. Ailments 'seen' and
advice to see a Doctor. Legal problems solved by seeking a described person that the listener
knew nothing of.
In a practical world, one would see it as nothing more than sensible advice about clues given
by the person searching for that advice.
Whether I have a gift to perceive the wishes of those who look for some-sort of 'spiritual
nod' and then feeling that it is condone by some greater power, act on it or whether I can
(cue eerie-music now!)... I can 'see' time-passing' I don't know.
I really don't want to know.
But all I can say as a stranger on the internet is this. Time doesn't give a damn about what
you're searching for, your past is just as important as your future.
In fact, your past points towards, gives advice and could even be -your future!!
For me, if it's the future, present or past, I enjoyed the swimming in it and it was only when
I came to try and make sense of it, that I stopped card-reading.
It hurts the head and it can also hurt the heart.
Those cards, the ones with the Ace of Hearts and The Queen of Spades... and the ones
with The Tower, The Fool and the guy with the scythe, they sit in my attic and hopefully
they'll never be called on again.
They know too much.