Oracles have been used for millennia in human history to help provide access to deep wisdom, spiritual guidance, and timeless truths, especially in response to specific questions posed by the seeker. The I Ching, Tarot cards, and Scandinavian Runes are three such ancient tools; and many more modern tools have also proliferated, such as Jamie Sams’ and David Carson’s Medicine Cards, which use the wisdom of the animal kingdom to aid the individual soul, find its personal pathway in the maze of life.
What these tools have in common is that, unlike going to a fortune teller to get a specific prediction about what one should do in a given situation, they uncover the guidance already present in one’s deepest self. In other words, when we have pressing questions about our life purpose or need specific help deciding on a course of action in the present moment, these tools assume that the answers to our questions lie within us, and the archetypal symbols represented in these tools can help draw those answers out so that we are truly guided from within.
Today we know that our unconscious mind holds much more of the information needed for problem solving than the conscious one. Dr. Milton H. Erickson was one of the pioneers in the use of the unconscious. He would say “We all know more than we know we know.” Over the years I have worked to develop tools that can help unlock this knowledge and so make life more successful. In future blogs, we will explore the use of the Meditation Puzzle, the Spirit Hoop Cards, Tracks to the Stars and The Marriage Book for they all are designed to help in this endeavor.