Learn to Meditate with the Tarot

Would you like to learn to use the Tarot for Meditation?

Using the Guided Meditations from the Initiates Way™  Jade is running a Monthly Spiritual Development workshop to help you to learn how to Meditate with the Tarot.

Next Meetings:

21stJuly 2019 1-3pm

29thSept 2019 1-3pm

Unit 12A Haig Enterprise park, Kells, Whitehaven, CA28 9AN

The Tarot is not just a tool for divination. It is also an effective tool for your own personal Spiritual Development.

Come along and explore the inner world of Tarot using the Initiates Way™ Guided Meditations.

1pm – 3pm Booking essential as places are limited.

Or you can text 07518929419 or Email to confirm your place.

©JadeM 2019

Initiates Way™
©Jade M 2019

 

Hanged / Drowned Man (Christed One)

Hanged / Drowned Man Christed One / Odin / Hanged (Drowned) Man Meditation by Jade M

Entering the shadow realm

You are walking along a beaten coastal pathway through dry grasslands next to a calm sea. The tide is gently encroaching and the movement of the waves catches your attention. The deep blues and greens of the ocean waves ride in and out pulling shells and pebbles back and forth in its wake.

The colours around you are so vibrant and radiant that you feel as if you have just awakened from within a technicolour dream. It is a cold but bright and sunny autumnal day and there is a chill in the breeze which caresses your face. It feels as if you have been walking on the path for a long time. There is a change in atmosphere and the passage of time and everything around you begins to slow down, almost like the Universe has gone on pause. Everything around you reaches a still point apart from the sensation of a pulse.

The world around you is still and nothing moves anymore. With each breath that you take you become more aware of rhythmic pulsations, fluctuations in the static as the air around you takes on a different quality. You can sense the breath of the earth and you are filled with the silence of the vast open space around you. You are attuning to the revolution of the Earth as it moves through space and you feel your presence on it. (Pause here)

You feel a deep connection with every living thing as your presence begins to rise above the waves and you float effortlessly up into the sky. The pulse that you were sensing begins to quicken as around you all springs back into motion once again. The wind has begun to pick up momentum and force as you hover above the sea.

Far away in the distance you hear the sound of two Ravens calling your name and the Tempest begins to stir within you as you transition, gathering your energies and moving between the known world into the underworld. All that is unknown to you currently will be revealed to you as you begin your adventure here.

The Ravens awaken within you a new sense of wonder and bring you a greater understanding of the function of Mind and Memory. You are in control of the flow of information that you receive now and allow your vision to come to you.

Ride the waves of the storm as they lift you from your current path and take you through the journey of all that you have experienced up until this point. You are being taken to a different level of awareness and perception now where you have much clarity and vision. Take a little time to get accustomed to this. (Long Pause here)

Bring back with you everything that you experienced as you begin your journey back to the waking world. Feel yourself coming back to the path beside the sea and returning to the place you started your journey. Become aware of your surroundings and after the count of three you are wide awake and in the room. 1,2,3.

When you are ready write down any symbols, experiences, words, thoughts or pictures that may have emerged during your experience. The images that rise from our dreamstate while we are conscious can be of great importance to us especially when we are in the process of finding our place and our calling in this life. Sadly at this stage in the Journey many turn back because they are not ready to go within and face their own demons.

Copyright ©JadeM 2018

Please contact me if you would like to reproduce this or any of the meditations presented here.

Hermit (Son of the Mother) by Jade M

Hermit Initiates Way TarotMerlin the Hermit (Son of the Mother)

Find yourself a comfortable space where you will not be disturbed for at least 20 minutes and have a pen and paper / journal to write in once you have finished.

Perhaps light some candles and incense before you begin to set the mood. Use the words below before you begin then listen to the recorded version on youtube below. A seated position is best so that you won’t be tempted to fall asleep.

I call to the Guardians of the East, South, West and North to attend our (my) circle should it please them. I (We) am (are) here of my (our) own free will to work with Spirit in all of its forms, to honour the Goddess and God within and without. Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Elders, Helpers, Teachers, Angels and those who work with the light please join us (me) in this evening (moment) so that we can work together to strengthen the connection to the otherworld while we work in our Sacred Space.

Copyright ©JadeM 2018

Strength / Fortitude

Strength / FortitudeMeditation for Strength / Fortitude by Caitlin Matthews

Copyright ©Caitlin Matthews 2016

Read by Jade Melany ©2018

You may not reproduce, copy, store or otherwise use this without the permission of the author.

This archetype suggests the duality of human nature and animal instincts. We see the face of the great goddess and a lioness merging together as one and underneath there is a symbol that keeps recurring for me which I have taken to represent the opening of a door / doors through which there is a flow of information and wisdom that can be switched on and off using that symbol.

I painted this strength / fortitude image during August 2017 at the same time as taking a priestess attunement with the Fellowship of Isis so for me this image will always represent the coming together with others collectively on a path. ©JadeMelany 2018

Fortitude / Strength

8 Fortitude (Strength)

From the Soulscapes Tarot

(Sun/Mars) Feelings of self worth and Love, notoriety and fame, confidence and strength, desires and sexuality, renowned figures. 

  The dreamer, held in the watchful care of her guiding spirit, beholds the vision of the constellation of Leo, the lion – Caitlín Matthews

On several versions of this image in the Tarot we find a lady with a lion and there is a great deal of controversy over whether she is opening or closing the mouth of the lion. It appears to me that she is showing her fearlessness by opening the lions mouth as a gesture of mutual trust.

Symbolically you can take this as representing the stage in the spiritual journey where you have found the elusive hidden strength within, a spiritual strength that everyone has inside and you can now begin to act from that place of inner strength that was previously unobtainable. Becoming attuned with the mysteries and wisdom of the past will give you a much broader perspective from which to tread your unique path.

Considering the astrological sign of Leo the lion, which is also attributed to this image, and consider those ancestors who once gazed upon the constellation of leo, coming from a different time but awaiting the rediscovery of their secrets and wisdom. – Excerpt from the forthcoming Initiates Way by Jade M 

©Jade Melany 2018

You may not use any of this material, store it, copy it or reproduce it anywhere without previous consent of the Author.

Chariot Guided Meditation by Jade M

ChariotChariot of the Moon Meditation.

I call to the Guardians of the East, South, West and North to attend our (my) circle should it please them. I (We) am (are) here of my (our) own free will to work with Spirit in all of its forms, to honour the Goddess and God within and without. Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Elders, Helpers, Teachers, Angels and those who work with the light please join us (me) in this evening (moment) so that we can work together to strengthen the connection to the otherworld while we work in our Sacred Space.

You can speak aloud the text above or say it in your mind before you begin.

Copyright ©JadeM 2018

Please contact me if you would like to reproduce this or any of the meditations presented here.

Initiates Way Exhibition currently showing at the Old Fire Station in Carlisle.

The current exhibition is a series of paintings that Jade has created over the last year and a half which tells the story of the Archetypical Spiritual Journey or the Fools Quest after enlightenment.

Click here to visit event page.

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Each painting is a stage in the spiritual journey and presents an archetype that is the embodiment of that particular stage in the journey. To  get to know these stages intimately yourself Jade has created 22 Guided Meditations so that you can participate in the journey from the comfort of your own armchair.

Visit the blog page to find out more. www.neter.co.uk

Esoteric Art is simply Art that comes from within and the process of creation requires only that you be able to still the mind and listen in the silence before you begin to create. If you would like to attend a workshop Jade will be offering a group guided Meditation and a talk about the Initiates Way on the 20th of May at the Old Fire Station in the Parquet room. £5 entry fee.

When you visit the exhibition take a photo of yourself wearing the fool hat and pose with the jester stick and post to social media with the hashtag #initiatesway. Don’t forget to sign the guestbook!

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The Initiates Way paintings will be produced as a set of Tarot Cards later in the year with an accompanying book about the process of creation and explanation of the symbols and the Imagery.

Check out the Magicians Table at the back of the room where you will find the tools of the trade.

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Jade created her first Tarot deck the ‘Soulscapes Tarot’ in 2013 which you can also try out for yourself at the exhibition, and decks can be purchased directly from the Artist.

If you would like to know more or you are interested in learning to read Tarot for yourself you can contact Jade on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/jadem_neter/

Glasgow born Cumbrian settled Esoteric Artist and Musician & Performance Artist (singer songwriter).

 The is Artwork termed ‘Esoteric Art’ meaning Art that comes from within. The paintings are from the Initiates Way series. Each image is a stage in the journey towards Enlightenment to ‘Know Thyself”

The exhibition is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday Noon to 4pm

Free Entry

 

Initiates Way Paintings currently on show at Florence ArtsCentre

The Initiates Way series of paintings is currently showing at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont. The paintings will be on show until the end of April if you would like to go and see them for yourself. It is free to attend the exhibition.

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Each of the paintings has a guided meditation that accompanies it and if you would like to try this for yourself in your own sacred space they are available on the youtube channel.

On the 22nd of March I will be facilitating an Esoteric Art workshop at the Florence Arts centre for anyone who would like to learn how to Meditate before creating Art.

Sunday 22 April 1pm to 3pm
Cost: £5 per person

Would you like to learn how to use the Tarot and Meditation as a tool for transformation and opening the doors to your own creativity? To accompany her exhibition, Initiates Way, artist Jade M will be hosting this one-off workshop…

Artist’s statement:
Esoteric Art simply means art that comes from within. Learning to meditate was the first hurdle for me as an artist to access that space within that allows creation from the heart. There doesn’t need to be any specific outcome or idea of what will be created, it is simply engaging in the process which is the act of creating. Stimulating the source of inspiration within and expressing emotion through colour and technique.

If you would like to come along to the workshop all you will need is blank canvas / sketchbook in a size of your choosing, or canvas boards and whichever medium you like to work in. Fo example, you could bring some acrylic paints…watercolours…chalks or pastels… oil paints. Whatever works for you.

Brushes are not a neccesity as we will probably use fingertips to connect with colour and express. I will guide and instruct on how to begin breathing and visualization techniques which allow you to ground and centre within yourself, and create a sacred space from which to begin your art.

Suitable for children aged 12+ (under 16s must be accompanied). Places are limited so booking is recommended.

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Magician Meditation

Magician Meditation for the Initiates Way

I call to the Guardians of the East, South, West and North to attend our (my) circle should it please them. I (We) am (are) here of my (our) own free will to work with Spirit in all of its forms, to honour the Goddess and God within and without. Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Elders, Helpers, Teachers, Angels and those who work with the light please join us (me) in this evening (moment) so that we can work together to strengthen the connection to the otherworld while we work in our Sacred Space.

You can speak aloud the text above or say it in in your mind before you begin.

Close your eyes and begin to count your breathing. Remember to breathe in to the count of four and breathe out to the count of four. Push out your abdomen as you breathe in. This may sound difficult at first but your body will remember that this is the correct way to breathe. When you breathe out allow your abdomen to fall. Breathe in, 2 3 4 breathe out 2 3 4. Breathe in 2 3 4 and breathe out 2 3 4. (repeat slowly as long as is necessary so that you get the rhythm of the breathing and begin to relax)

Every time you breathe you feel more and more relaxed. I want you to begin your visualisation by creating a spinning ball of light just above the crown of your head. Imagine a light spinning and pulsating and growing from a tiny spark into a ball about the size of a watermelon. Spend a few moments imagining this ball of light until you can see it clearly in your mind.

When all of your energy and attention is focussed upon this ball of light begin to bring it down through the top of your head and into your forehead. You feel any stress or anxiety dissolving as this ball of spinning light clears negativity and cleanses your thoughts. enjoy this clarity of thought before moving on. Now bring the ball of spinning light down into your throat. You feel this clear light taking away any communication difficulties that you might have, allowing your confidence to grow and feel content that you can at any time, speak your truth.

Enjoy this feeling of openness and comfort in the knowledge that you are ready to speak from within. Pause and reflect upon how you communicate with others . Are there times when you wish you could be more vocal about your true feelings and desires? Know that you can speak with confidence and be yourself.

Bring your attention back once more to the spinning ball of white light as it begins to move from your throat down to your heart. Feel yourself going within your heart with this ball of energy. This is the real you. The ball of light begins to grow bigger and bigger until it envelopes your whole body and a shaft of light emits from your heart down into the centre of the earth connecting you with the core of our planet. You feel alive and radiant within your power. See yourself extending your arms outwards and projecting this energy which is you out through your hands.

You are the creative spirit and this is your energy and willpower. You have energy in abundance. Allow it to flow freely and unrestricted.

Spend a little time recharging your body with this newfound vitality before returning and recording your experiences.

After you have finished your meditation is it a good idea to have a drink and something to eat to make sure that you are grounded.

Copyright ©JadeM 2018

Please contact me if you would like to reproduce this or any of the meditations presented here.