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Inspired Thoughts – Are You Afraid To Get A Tarot Reading?

Are You Afraid To Get A Tarot Reading?

People often tell me they are afraid to receive a tarot reading . . . and then they get one anyway. Some say their religion prevents them from having a reading; others say tarot readings are the work of the devil. Yet when I’m giving a reading, I feel galaxies away from anything sinister or evil. I learned the tarot to be of service to others, not to do the work of the devil.

From the beginning, my intent has been to come from a place of light and love, and to be a conduit for healing messages. While giving a reading, the sensations that course through me are positive, and it seems that Source/Higher Power/God (whatever term you’re comfortable with) orchestrated how the person found me. Usually, it’s made clear why the two of us were brought together. The tarot has blessed me with many experiences that have touched my heart, and its power for good continues to amaze me.

My hope is that one day tarot readings are a normal part of our daily life. I hope that someday when I tell people what I do, they won’t recoil, like it’s catching. I’d like to see readings be just another tool that offers assistance to those seeking clarity and help.

Tarot readings are conversations. It’s my belief that a person’s energy/soul will select cards it wishes to discuss. Tarot cards can provide an alternate way to frame a certain situation that is happening in the sitter’s life. An individual can take what information they like from a reading and leave the rest—nothing discussed is written in stone.

I recommend people new to tarot get a reading just for fun. As I’ve written in my book, That’s Why You’re Here, I do readings for a lot of “virgins,” people who have never had a reading before; like the eighty year old woman I read in Reno years ago. We had a good laugh about it being her “first time” at eighty! I love it when I can help someone step out of their comfort zone and explore something new and different. When I step out of my own comfort zone, I’m like a wire sizzling with electricity; I’m totally alive. After all, isn’t that why we’re here, to experience what life has to offer?

Written By Erin G. Burrell

Author Of That’s Why You’re Here

Inspired Thoughts – Double Blessings

I recently published my book That’s Why You’re Here and I have been doubly blessed. It was reviewed in the Mountain Democrat by Wendy Schultz. The colorful cover of my book even made the front page of the newspaper! Also, my books are on the shelf at Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills, CA.

I’m inviting everyone to come to Face in a Book to support local authors on September 19, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. I’ll will be there and I plan to bring my tarot deck so that customers can pull one card for fun. Of course I’ll have my books and would be happy to sign copies for those interested. It should be an enjoyable evening.

Inspired Thoughts – The Gift

Have you ever felt that a day or an encounter was gifted to you? As if the heavens had dropped a rare treasure right in your lap? Suddenly while talking to someone you don’t really know, your arms pebble with gooseflesh alerting you that something much bigger is taking place?

Today I was gifted.

I got a response to an email I had sent out days earlier and had promptly forgotten about. (I had contacted two women I had only met once before and spoken to briefly, to see if they might promote my book: That’s Why You’re Here. I had given free tarot readings during the prior month at a meeting they were hosting.) One of the women, whom I will call Barb, got back to me with an unexpected answer. She congratulated me on my book, and said she would post my news to the group’s private Facebook page. What surprised me was she said she wanted to buy an autographed copy of my book. I told her I would be honored to do that and we agreed to meet for coffee in an hour. (This was not what I had on my calendar, but I know when it feels like Spirit is involved.)

We met at Starbucks and I presented her with my book. Barb is very knowledgeable on marketing and I’m a novice. She was kind enough to share several helpful hints.
I told her how my book came into being and it became clear the two of us were supposed to connect. We had several life situations in common. She had recently been impacted by grief and that is how my book begins. How the loss of a loved one was the catalyst for my unusual journey into the metaphysical. Grief was a catalyst for Barb also.

We discussed causes we were interested in, and we discovered we were of like minds. The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain weighed heavily on both of us. We knew our meeting was not a coincidence (I don’t believe in them anyway). Just before leaving, I mentioned a community I had lived in for 16 years.

Barb said, “Oh, I know a few people who live there.”

“What are their names?”

She named a husband and wife whom I didn’t know. Then she gave me the name of a man. I sat frozen while tears ran down my checks.

Barb was startled by my reaction and kept repeating, “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”

“It’s okay,” I managed to choke out. “That man is in my book. He is the person who came to my house to deliver the news that my husband had died. He was an angel in the way he helped me in the following shattered days.”

He and Barb had gone to high school together. There are no coincidences and there was only one degree of separation. I was gifted this day on so many levels.

Within an hour of leaving Starbucks, I got behind a vehicle whose license plate read: GDZWILL.

Don’t I know it. Have you been gifted?

Written By Erin G. Burrell

Author of That’s Why You’re Here