But my adventure begins with a quick decision to go off on my own with the general concept and share it with you. Actually my first reaction was: how could something this wonderful have been out there in the world for 20+ years without my ever coming in contact with it? I love art, and collage, and I have a serious practice of working with tarot cards.
Over the years I have particularly been happy with two decks: the Aleister Crowley (I use the Angeles Arrien tarot book for interpretations) and the Dakini Deck (based on Tibetan Buddism concepts).
I discovered a process of my own where I select three cards and copy in a notebook some key words from the accompanying interpretive guides. Then I sit with a blank page and wait for inspiration. I sort of "hear" a voice that begins to talk and I write down what "they" say. The voice seems to come from a guide or group of guides who are observing me and basically encouraging me in my various struggles to grow and change toward a more perfect realization of my true Self. That's how it feels anyway. The things that I write down often seem more astute and wise than anything I could dream up so I continue to invite this source of input.
I decided to make my first card a representation of The Source, the Divine, God, Pure Consciousness.
I have recently begun a practice of daily prayer and have been thinking about the issue of visualization of the Divine Source. It feels important to attempt to put it into some form, however abstract, to help make the connection. And so my first card, The Source, I have placed on the upper right.