Sunday, April 14, 2019

Talisman

Santa Fe Tarot ~ 4 of Cups/Water

The Spotted Water creature is trapped, but has placed the four sacred water jugs for protection. (from the companion book)
Inquiring minds want to know is there a timer on the jugs? Why  no protection in the first place? Thirst would be the first thing to make the lizard go, now it has water. Eh?

Sacred protection is a mental thing, we manufacture it keep our spirits up, to hold hope when hopeless seems the only option, to hold back the inexplicable burdens that would crush us. A totem bag, cross, shark tooth, smooth rock, the pocket treasures of a child, held over time eventually to bourgeon into talismans.

I wonder at what point the concept of sacred protection left me completely? I can only guess at the demi-decade. Mine was a button. 

1 comment:

  1. I was having a conversation the other day with a woman who couldn't understand why God wasn't protecting her since she followed his laws. My reply was that life happens to everyone - good and bad - and no religion can act as an umbrella to keep all the bad away. The best spiritual frameworks (to me) are the ones that help us deal with the gritty side of reality.

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