Divination tools as catalysts
Any truly creative endeavor takes
us into the unknown. It brings into existence that which has not
previously been seen or experienced. Since mind only knows the past,
it is of little help as to knowing what exactly we will need to do
and/or face in our creative journey. Our
intuitive guidance, by
accessing the feeling of the flow of energy giving rise to the
experiences we have, can provide us information as to what we will
face and the decisions we need to make.
However it is very difficult to rely solely on feeling. Mind
continually tried to interject itself and interpret what is being
felt. It wants to know and understand what is happening. However, in
interjecting itself it will only be accurate to the extent it has
requisite set of inimum experience to understand, explain and
communicate what is being felt. Here again, for a truly creative
endeavor it will only gain the necessary minimum set of experiences
over time. It cannot, and will not, have the information it desires.
Mind will have to live with the
anxiety of the unknown until it
gains a sufficient set of experiences to being to understand what is
unfolding. How long it takes depends on whatever one is trying to
Life itself is a creative endeavor and, as with any creative
endeavor, it is difficult to sit in the
anxiety of the unknown
and/or to feel the
undercurrents of energy not knowing where they
are leading. Many look for ways to calm what they feel. Some turn to
meditation. Some turn to
substances or activities that will mask,
numb or suppress the discomfort and anxiety. Others look to
Divination as defined is the act or art of foretelling the future or
discovering by supernatural or intuitive means that which is hidden
or unknown. It refers to that which is foretold as a prophecy. It
can also refer to a successful or clever guess.
The primary issue with divination is not that it is impossible.
Rather, in general, the whole concept of divination is clouded
misunderstanding, naiveness, lack of awareness about the unseen
aspects of creation, hearsay, and those who seek to make profit like
charlatans and individual with less than honorable intention in
something poorly understood.
Nevertheless, divination is quite possible. It is simply no more
that access an appropriate deep
wave nature of our being and
having the necessary
minimum set of experience to properly
characterize the flow path. Our
intuitive guidance does this all the
time and we all have an intuitive guidance. Our difficulty is three
fold. It is to simply:(1) to learn to use the intuitive guidance we
have ; (2) to learn to understand our
inner language; and (3)
enculturated mind may not always have the minimum set
of experiences we need to properly characterize what we experience.
In fact, it is these very conditions that are often the reasons why
divination tools are used by some individuals. That is, we havenít
learned to use our own
intuitive guidance, we have not learned our
inner language and we donít have the
minimum set of experience
to really understand what we access. We think someone other than
ourselves will know better how our life and our creation will
unfold. Sometimes that is true, but more often it is not. One of the
recommendation is that if you really want a divination tool, learn
to develop your own inherent powers. We all have them but we have to
do our own experiments to see how they work. No one can do the
experiments for us and no one can really advise us how our
creative spirit is choosing to create its experiences.
creativity perspective, a divination tool is anything
that an individual uses to either access their
intuitive guidance or
expand the range of their intuitive guidance and/or improve its
accuracy. Traditionally a deck of cards such as the Tarot deck or
one of its various permutations are used. Things like the I Ching,
runes, pendulum, palm reading, Ouija board, tea leaves, drumming,
dance, hypnosis, trance states, crystal, crystal balls, artifacts,
symbols, bones, flames, the stars, hallucinogenic materials, and a
variety of other things have been used as divination tools.
Generally it is not the tools themselves that carry any power. We
say generally in that some materials for example magnets,
hallucinogens, hypnosis, dance, or trance have effects independent
of their use in divination.
The power of a divination tool, more often than not, is in their
ability to focus the attention and awareness of the individual who
is using them in a particular direction. If the power was in the
tool, any one who used the tool would get similar results. But that
is not the case. More often than not a divination tool is particular
to a tradition and/or the beliefs and experiences of a group of
individuals. Individuals schooled in a given tradition or trained
under an similar apprenticeship, will use very similar divination
tool. Individuals who have very personal experiences, such a true
shaman, tend to have very unique divination tool and often different
approaches. Here a true shaman is seen as someone who has their life
changing shamanic experience before they are every exposed to, and
biased by, any training. Although it is common for someone to have a
shamanic experience and then be trained by a shaman, someone who is
truly as shaman has a very unique set of experiences and tools to go
with those experiences.
Divination tools as catalysts
The point that the power of the divination tool is in its ability to
focus the attention and awareness of the individual is very
important. Any tool that is use as a divination tool has an origin
and there is an intention and a set of beliefs behind it is use as a
divination tool. As such there are beliefs that go with that tool.
To use the tool as a divination tool you are subscribing to the
beliefs which give rise to that tool whether you realize it or not.
There is nothing wrong with this. The issue is those beliefs are
focusing the userís attention and awareness in a particular given
direction at the expense of looking in another direction. Here
again, there is nothing wrong with this if it is the bias we are
looking to have. That is, we are using the divination tool to
essentially amplify our focus in a given direction.
Of course, it needs be pointed out here and emphasized that the
focus we get from the tool we use may not be the focus we need to
have. We need to remember the divination tool we select is based on
what mind thinks. Mindís thinking is both based on the past and the
desire of mind to get control over the journey into the unknown.
Often the divination tool can be misleading. When pursing a creative
endeavor we should be very sure at to the origins of the divination
tool we select and why we select it. We need to become aware of what
information we really are seeking. To calm the anxiety we feel
and/or remove fears or pain, is to run away from what needs to be
face. That in turn, will stifle if not kill our creative endeavor.
For example look at the traditional tarot deck. The traditional
tarot deck has a particular set of images. Those images and what
those images mean reflect what the authors had in mind and what they
understood when they created the cards. Others have kept the same
general images but change them to fit time, place or shift the
focus. For example there are the traditional images of royalty,
king, queen and the like, on the traditional tarot deck of cards.
Many did not like the pictures so they changed the pictured but kept
the images. That is, they did not like the looks of the king so they
kept an image of a king but drew a king the suited their personal
preferences. Then there are other who kept the overall set of card
but changed the images. That is they replace the images of royalty
with maybe environment images or images of animals because there was
the desire to emphasize manís connection with nature. Then there are
the authors who keep the overall concept of a tarot deck but add or
remove cards or images to suit their fancy. Then there are some who
create a whole new deck of cards with totally different images with
a totally different philosophy.
What needs to be understood is that any deck that is used focus our
attention and awareness in a slightly different way. It focuses us
in a way desired by the designers of the deck and the beliefs they
What has been observed is that is we are truly open to what the
unseen will provided in response to a given question, we can use
three different divination tools or three totally different sets of
card images and get the same information where the divinations tools
overlap. In some ways it can be a check on the openness of the
individuals. For divination tools that do not overlap, they should
point in the same general direction. If there is conflict between
the tools and/or the direction of travel indicated, then there is
something that is not being shown, kept secret or ulterior motives.
That is, either the tool is biased and not a honest broker to
explore the unseen, or someone is attempting to manipulate
something. In such cases the recommendation is to stand back and
look carefully at what is happening and what is being observed.
Also, it is recommended to check what is being felt. What we feel
often tells us whether or not we can trust what is unfolding..
What is important here is that whatever is used focuses our
attention and awareness into, or through, the filters and beliefs of
those who created the deck or divination tool. Most individuals
think they are getting an improved reading over their own
intuitive guidance. But in reality, they are just being focused into someone
elseís beliefs. That focus may or may not be what is needed.
The recommendation here is that if we are using a divination tool to
supplement or make up for the lack of our own
use three different techniques. Pursue the same lines of inquiry
using all three separately and then compare the results. Use our
intuition to see what it says about the results we get and become
very aware of what we feel about what is unfolding. If all three
separate tools agree and we donít like the results, we probably
never wanted to hear the truth in the first place or our intuition
is telling us using divination tools is taking us away from what
needs to be faced. If however our intuitive guidance gives us a
feeling of puzzlement at the results, we need to become very aware.
We need to begin a contemplation as to what we may be really seeing.
We cannot ever assume a divination tool can give us better results
than our own intuition Look at a divination tool as a set of field
glass. They help us to see a little better in the direction to which
the divination tool point, but not necessarily in the direction we
need to go.
It just needs to be remembered any divination tool catalyzes us to
focus our attention and awareness into the direction of the beliefs
and intention that gave rise to the tool we are using. Take that
fact into consideration whenever a divination tool is used. On this
point, we can talk about using the
Creation Building Blocks as a
How psychic and intuitive abilities work
Creation Building Blocks as a Divination Tool
Using the Creation Building Blocks in Divination
Protected Area provides access to all
(click for current loading) Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity
related discussion files and applications.