Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, author of the new Mindful Tarot.
Lately I've been drawn to playing cards, and to a very simple cartomancy. Each day I've been drawing a card from a simple deck of playing cards. As a Tarot reader, I've been loving the smaller format of a 52 card, poker-sized deck—and exulting in what the card company calls the "air cushion" feel of the plasticized card stock. But more than these tactile delights, what's been thrilling is to read my life each day through the cards, and to read the cards through my life. Beginning with a very loose sense of number and suit drawn from my work with the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS)
Author Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, brings us a new way to work with and think about our cards. You can find out more about her book HERE.
Care: an attitude of turning toward and paying attention.
Compassion: an attitude of responding.
Cheer: an attitude of thankful joy.
Calm: an attitude of balance and equanimity.
The Four C’s build on each other, each one embodying a different aspect of an interconnected life. Taken together, as the scaffolding upon which we build a life of abundance and ease, these Four C’s help us navigate our separate seas of isolation and fear. And we can begin simply enough. We can begin cultivating these four attitudes just by asking
Author Lisa Freinkel Tishman, PhD, brings us a new way to work with and think about our cards. You can find out more about her book HERE. She explains the difference between mantic tarot and mindful tarot in this excerpt:
In a recent blog post, Tarot expert Mary K. Greer quotes educator Parker Palmer’s famous dictum: “Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.” She goes on to challenge the Tarot community:
Many people come to Tarot readings in hopes of “fixing” their lives—obtaining information and guidance that will help them make the “right” decisions and no mistakes—guaranteeing