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

26thMay 2019 1- 3pm

23rdJune 2019 1-3pm

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.

Justice

justice Meditation – Justice (Invoking SEKHMET and restoring MAAT)

This is the 11th path working in the Initiates Way Series.

Please don’t listen to this while driving or operating machinery and make sure that you will not be disturbed for at least half an hour.

Afterwards when you are ready open your eyes and record everything that you can remember of your experience within the temple.

Please let me know how you get on with this. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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

Wheel of Fortune

wheel of fortune by JadeMWheel of Fortune and Fate

Breathe deeply and get yourself into a calm relaxed state of awareness before  you begin.

This is the tenth meditation journey in the Initiates Way Series. It is a good idea to have pen and paper / journal handy to record your experience. Light a candle and some incense and make sure the temperature is comfortable for you.

Please allow yourself fifteen minutes and make sure you will not be disturbed during. For the best results use headphones and sit in a straight backed chair so you will not be tempted to fall asleep.

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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.

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

5 Red Merlin / Heirophant

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA5 Red Merlin, Heirophant, Archdruid

 

(Saturn/Venus) Systems of belief, spiritual guidance, rituals and rites of passage, male dominated institutions, talents, organisations, learning.

May, Taurus

On the Soulscapes image there is an ancient bearded figure dressed in long red robes with a naked lady standing in front of him wielding a sword. He is standing on a raised platform with the open sky behind him. Behind him is the sacred cow and his feet are in the middle of one of the interlocking circles which represent Isis, Osiris and Ra. He points towards the path we should take at this stage in the development journey and in the other hand he holds a set of keys with which he can assist us to unlock a door and release our imprisoned nature from its cage. There is a full moon behind the Red Merlin with a pentegram projecting out from within the Moon.

The Red Merlin is gesturing with his fingers after having drawn a golden hexagram in front of him. The hexagram intersects with the image of a divine child. Unlike the previous two Soulscapes images which had their eyes closed, his eyes are open but what does he see?

The green snake winds its way up the central figure representing life force or kundalini that is awakened within the teacher, and rising in front of him is a naked goddess / priestess figure wielding a sword. There are many names attributed to the power being presented here that describes the sleeping force or serpent power within each individual which awakens and is controlled by the priest / priestess through the Chakra or cakras sometimes referred to as psychic centres that contain the potential energy of each person waiting to be released through twin spirals of force which are masculine and feminine.

There cannot be polarisation of these sexual energies, or balance between the male and female without the opposing energy and this suggests that there is a way or a path that is a valid spiritual path that is dual by nature and is shared by both men and women and that they both play their respective parts within it, that is to say that it is not dominated by one or the other sex. The mysteries are not exclusive to one or the other sex and the difference between this image and one which represents simply a male religious leader is that it recognises the divine feminine as well as the divine masculine. The rest of the subtle imagery suggests that the figure is not inside a building but that he is somewhere outside and is standing upon some sort of stage or platform.

The red Merlins robe begins as red but once it has merged with the blue of the sky it changes at the hem to become a beautiful deep purple. If we consider for a moment the circles of colours on the body of the naked woman representing the Chakras, the second Chakra is Purple and the Root Chakra right at the bottom represents our connection with the Earth, the blue Chakra is our communication centre and when mingling together with the red of the Earth chakra and the blue of the communication Chakra we get the purple of the Third Eye Chakra or our awakening to second sight, or the gift of prophecy. The eyes are open but this prophet does not see with those eyes, instead he uses intuition and his third eye and instincts after gaining the gift of foresight, clarity and inner knowing through learning.

The three intersecting circles at the bottom of the Soulscapes image can be understood as representing three cyclic ages. The lady is standing in a red circle which represents the child God-conciousness or that of RA the divine child, the Green circle on the left represents the Mother, Goddess or ISIS consciousness and the Yellow representing the Father/God, or Osiris aspect of consciousness. As a race we have moved through cycles of Mother/Goddess Matriarchal or Father/God Patriarchal spiritual movements into that of the Child God – which we can understand as an age of awakening or revealing. The Bull has associations with the Astrological sign of Taurus and the fact that it is a female bull that he is sitting on gives us a hint towards the time of the origins of certain belief structures.

©Copyright JadeM 2018

You may not copy, re-publish, or use this material without written consent of the Author.

3 Empress

Soulscapes Tarot by JadeM

(Venus) Nurturing, receptivity, openness, unity with others, abundance and plenty, beauty, art, creative endeavours. March

Traditionally the Goddess/Empress is seated in this image on a throne as she represents sovereignty, in other words she is the throne. She is the doorway through which we enter this life in the first instance from the womb of our mother, and spiritually she represents the doorway that we must find within, open and journey through so that we may create ourselves anew.

We can also think of her as Gaia or the soul of our planet. There are two eagles on the Soulscapes card and when painting the image one of these was intentional which is the one that is above the head of the figure, however the yellow eagle head on the right hand side of the image just happened as I was scraping the red paint on the background with a palate knife. It wasn’t until the image was finished and I stood back to look at it that I saw the second Eagle.

In this Archetype there is a strong female figure whose opposite, partner or counterpart is the God, or Emperor, but neither have power over each other they simply compliment each other as it should be within all strong healthy human relationships. Think of the Yin and Yang in the oriental traditions and as humans having within both a feminine aspect and a masculine aspect. Depending on the maturity of our personality one of these archetypes may dominate and there may need to be some work done to achieve a balance between the dual natures.

In a reading this card may suggest someone who is very feminine and centred in their domestic life as a mother and carer. In old celtic oral traditions the triple forms of the Goddess and God each had their reflection that we encounter as characters in bardic tales such as the Vita Merlini.

In the Waite/Coleman Smith version of this image we see a shield emblazoned with a phoenix which suggests that she is the gateway through which one has to pass in order to live, and in a mystical sense being reborn through the Mother Archetype one is initiated or ‘born again’ into greater mysteries. In some tarot images she is stepping on a crescent moon and heavily pregnant suggesting again that she is regeneration.

©JadeM 2018

1 The Messenger / Magician (Mercury)

soulscapes tarot

Directed will, focus, self employment, leaders, clarity of vision, brilliant minds.

Description:

On the Soulscapes Magician when you look at it a certain way there are two very owl like eyes peering at you from a background of ever moving energy that culminates in the eternity symbol, or if you look at it another way there is a being standing with arms upraised invoking the power within to emerge into the world, becoming self created.

Above the head of the magician in most traditional decks there the eternity symbol or lemniscate and in the Soulscapes image it is entwined onto the background becoming an integral part of the process of being, understanding the fluctuations and flow of information, the cyclical nature of time, the ebb and flow of consciousness which can be directed by the individual once they become aware of the processes within.

On the Rider Waite / Pamela Coleman Smith image the symbols or treasures are laid out on a three legged table. The cup, wand, sword and pentacle representing the minor Arcana, or tools of the trade of the magician and it is suggested that he / she understands and uses these forces.

In some decks the title of this card is the juggler and the very act of learning to juggle is a skill that must first be learned and then practiced and honed in order to be able to perform. Getting aquainted with our creative faculties and imagination requires the same process.

©JadeM2018

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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