Disturbing the Universe
Disturbing the Universe
We always make a difference.
The spring of my senior year in high school (oh, so long ago) my classmates and I fell in love with the poet T.S. Eliot, and especially his poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. We chose a line from that poem to be our yearbook theme. That line was “Do I dare disturb the universe?”
Many years later, I still contemplate that question and what it might mean.
There are many ways to disturb the universe. One might choose to be disruptive simply for the sake of disruption. There seems to be a lot of that going on these days, and it doesn’t seem to serve anyone, even the disruptors themselves.
One might dare to disturb the universe by rejecting limited thinking and instead reaching for the stars. One might decide to live loud and proud as who they truly are, rather than trying to fit into a societal norm that restricts them and defines them erroneously. One might try to do something considered impossible and find it to be totally possible.
In the poem itself, Eliot goes on to say, “In a minute there is time. For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” To me this speaks of the very nature of the universe, as it is and always will be. As the expression goes, the only constant is change.
Many of us seek positive change, in ourselves, our communities, and in the world at large. Many are frustrated, feeling impotent to create meaningful change on any of those levels, great or small. Daring to disturb the universe suggests that we have some power to affect something vastly bigger than ourselves.
To me, that’s how energy works. We all create ripples. Did you take time today to be nice to the people around you? Did you smile and sincerely thank the person who sold you your coffee? That small gesture of kindness creates a ripple.
When we act thoughtlessly, we create a ripple of a different kind.
The small ripples we create, for good or ill, do create some sort of disturbance.
When meanness, apathy and callousness is the norm, that disturbance may bring compassion.
When sorrow is the norm, that disturbance may bring joy.
When poverty is the norm, that disturbance may bring prosperity.
When illness is the norm, that disturbance may bring healing.
When limited thinking is the norm, that disturbance may bring expanded horizons.
Knowing that we all carry the energy to disturb the universe in little ripples is a powerful thing. Let’s use that power wisely, but let’s choose to dare to disturb the universe.
Catch me in Connecticut!
For the next two weeks I am available in Connecticut for private readings, house calls and house parties. Please call or text 561-655-1160 to make your appointment.
I am teaching a tarot class on Sunday, June 16, in Madison at True Bikram Yoga, and a chakra class on Sunday, June 23 at True Bikram New Haven. Register for those classes on the True Bikram website.
To see the events I have going on in my home state of Connecticut, join my Connecticut Tarot Study Group on Meetup!
It is always a joy to return to the state where I raised my kids and built my business. I will look forward to seeing you while I am here!
While I am traveling, I continue to be available for readings and mentoring by phone, Skype, FaceTime and Messenger, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
I will be back in my Palm City office and ready to see my friends in my adopted home state on June 27.
What Does the Universe Want Me to Know?
In psychic work and divination of all kinds there is something known as a “general reading”. That’s when the seeker doesn’t have a specific question or doesn’t want to share their question. Many readers prefer not to work with general readings, and prefer the context provided by a specific question.
I like to begin every reading with a general reading and then move on to specific questions, and here’s why.
A general reading always begins with an unspoken question, and that question is, “What does the universe want me to know?”
Being open to wisdom from the universe is always a helpful thing. In prayer and meditation, we can ask this question and open our hearts to hear an answer.
In divination with any tool, we can ask this question, and interpret the answer to give us comfort and food for thought.
Using whatever tool you enjoy, or simply in meditation, ask this question and see what universal wisdom you receive!
The Week in Review
This week I shared a post on my Dark Forest blog about my love/hate relationship with my Mac. I am sure many of you can relate.
If you missed Global Tarot Circle last week, you can watch in in archive on YouTube.
Also on YouTube is my Three-Card Weekly Reading! This Three-Card Reading to look into the energy of the week is becoming a weekly feature on Mondays. Look for it on Facebook and YouTube every week!
From Around the Web
I found this great blogpost from 2013 from Radiant Nursing that mentions tarot, and connects with our topic this week.
Here’s a great treatment of the World card, Major Arcana 21. Again, I wonder, when working with a deck that calls this card “The Universe”, do we interpret it the same way?
Here’s the full text of the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It’s still one of my favorite poems.
Cards for Your Consideration
In many tarot decks, Major Arcana 21 is called “The Universe” rather than “The World”. Typically, the interpretation is the same. We see Major Arcana 21 as a completion, and as an opportunity for expansive thinking. Everything in the world becomes possible when we see this card.
I often see this card as a reference to world travel and global thinking. I feel that this card asks us to see the big picture.
When this card is called “The Universe”, might it be even more expansive, and more powerful, encompassing the stars, the planets, and all of space, as well as the whole planet?
Tarot Topics Newsletter
Volume 2 Issue 24
June 12, 2019