Our life is the grandest journey that we will ever embark on. It is our most exciting adventure, and our biggest opportunity. Through our life we create ourselves. It is through Life that we grow, we learn, and we expand our consciousness. And the best part about this is that each and every day we wake up we are the ones, not anyone else, that create the stage we want to play it out on. And each and every day we have the opportunity to learn from our choices.
The lessons that we learn as we move through life are some of the most important growth tools available to us. They are what make us, change us, and what bring us more wisdom. This is why it is important to take the time to contemplate each life experience, situation, or event and see what it is teaching us about ourselves and the world we live in.
Although many of us do not realize it, we are surrounded with tools to help us with this. One of my favourites is archetypes. Archetypes provide us with an example of a personality and/or situation which we can then apply to our own life and see how it relates to us and our current stage in life. My most loved archetypes for the “Journey” are the ones found in the major arcana from the tarot. In my opinion the major arcana is one of the best ways to understand the different routes and corners that we take as we make decisions on how to move forward in life. It also helps us understand our true nature, that of creators.
Unfortunately the tarot has gotten a bit of a bad rap over the years. Many people see it as a fortune telling instrument, or something that is just plain evil. However once putting aside all prejudices, and understanding the meaning behind the cards, a new world of wisdom is opened up to us.
The major arcana is about the journey of humans along this path that we call Life. It is about aspects and traits that we encounter along the way and what we learn about ourselves. In the Fool’s Journey Series I will narrate this journey and how each archetype can be found in our own lives and how we can best apply them to live a life of wisdom and happiness.
At the beginning of each month I will post about one archetype, and the rest of the month’s posts will continue on as normal. This is my invitation to you to shed previous beliefs and patterns and look at your life from a new perspective, one of learning and growth. Every person, place or situation is a mirror of ourselves. They are there to teach us something about ourselves that we need in order to grow beyond it or with it. But that ultimately we are creators and we are here to create our own reality.
“I wish you a very good journey to an unknown you’ve never seen.” ~ Pieter V. Admiraa