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Notes to Yourself

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on July 1, 2010 | Comments (11)

Confession: I am a Men in Black fan. I love both of the movies and would be hard-pressed to say which I like better. The second one does hold a special place in my heart though, as it has given me a practice that affects my life in a fairly significant way.

In the movie, Agent J, anticipating the erasing of memory and the eventually needing of that memory afterwards, very cleverly left “notes to himself in the future.” For some reason, that phrase stuck in my head…since 2002. Until last year, it was just there, in my head, a cute idea. Then, last year, I realized that there were things I would want to remember in the future. I realized that I have a calendar on my email program that includes both a “notes” section and a “task list” section. With the task list feature, I can type in a title for the item as well as a longer description. I can set the “reminder” pop up feature to alert me whenever I want, even months or years in advance.

I have been using this feature for years to organize my work. It is so freeing to make a note, set a timer, and be able to forget about it. But last year I started doing something different. I started using it for more creative, spiritual, or life-enhancing items. Last summer, I made little encouraging notes to my self in the future. It was always made a cold, grey January day a little brighter to get a note I’d written to myself in July.

Does this relate to tarot? Not much. But a note to myself in the future recently made me so happy, that I thought “I want to share this idea.” And this is the venue where I have, I think, the most exposure.

But to tie it to tarot…use your cards to compose messages for yourself. On a perfect summer day, ask the cards what would you most need to hear on, say,January 18. Pull three cards. Write up a little message and set it up to pop up on your computer on that very day. If you pull a card a day, put your journal entries (or part of them) in notes and have them pop up six months from when you write them.

Okay. That’s all. Next we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled All Tarot All the Time programming!

[The cards pictured here are the Ace of Pentacles and the Judgement cards from one of my favorite decks, The Fey Tarot.]

Reader Comments

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#1 
Written By Theresa
on July 1st, 2010 @ 7:38 am

Barbara, I LOVE this idea! How fun! I’m going to do this today!

Much love,
Theresa

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#2 
Written By Kat English
on July 1st, 2010 @ 7:57 am

Love this concept of messages to future self and incorporating the tarot to help! I am going to try this as I am always looking for a new creative approach to enhance positive spiritual awareness! Blessings~Kat

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#3 
Written By Catherine
on July 1st, 2010 @ 8:02 am

What a wonderful idea! I’m so very glad you shared it with us and I shall be sharing it on my Facebook Fan Page just to make sure the word is spread a little further :)

It would also be an interesting exercise to check a three card reading, at the end of the day (January 18, 2011 is a cert now ;) ) to see how true it was too.

Fabulous post and a fabulous idea – love it!

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#4 
Written By Eva Yaa Asantewaa
on July 1st, 2010 @ 8:56 am

Really nice! And so loving to oneself. Thanks for sharing this tip.

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#5 
Written By Morgan Drake Eckstein
on July 1st, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

I am so going to have to try this technique.

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#6 
Written By Helen
on July 1st, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

This is a great idea and one I may just adopt!

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#7 
Written By Zanna Starr
on July 2nd, 2010 @ 10:17 am

Fantastic idea! And so clever they way you worked Tarot into it.

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#8 
Written By Eartha
on July 4th, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

Thank you for this ~ truly a gift :)

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#9 
Written By psychic readings
on July 5th, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

interesting blog thanks!
also which cards are this? :)

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#10 
Written By Kerry Melby
on July 5th, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

I have done this at my church. On the first sunday of the year we write a letter to ourselves to be delivered 6 months from now. We set good intentions for what we want to happen during the course of the year. The point is to be positive and affirming of your self. Getting the letter is a nice little check to see if you are still on track or if your life has taken a turn from your original intention. I love this practice and try to do it every year.

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