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Opening the Way: The Conscious Road

My conscious journey as a diviner, card-reader and spiritualist began in my very early teens. The journey more likely began before I was even born; that, however, takes rather more explanation than we have time for today so I will come back to that a little later. What I wanted to share with you today was the journey I’ve been on since the moment that I picked up my very first Tarot deck. A deck I would not have had without my mother; much the same as I would not have had a spiritual or material life without her. My mother’s family has always been where I understood my gifts to have originated as I share many of them in common with her mother, my cousins and my great aunts. Let’s get back to that first Tarot deck though!

My mother had acquired A.T. Mann’s Mandala Astrological Tarot and hidden it away in a drawer. One afternoon I found myself led to the drawer, discovered the cards and took to them immediately. That first set of cards unlocked a whole new world of experiences for me. Sadly that first deck is now long out of print and only available periodically in rare, used, and quite expensive copies so I have never been able to replace it. There have been many other decks since then and many new ways of bridging the worlds through spirit in the years since I found that little deck.

Once I started to work with the deck I could be found in the cafeteria at school, the Theater Arts rooms, the library; anywhere and everywhere, shuffling and turning cards for others. I took to it like a duck to water! When my mother realized the deck she had so carefully hidden away had found its way into my hands I began to read for her, for colleagues and university classmates of hers, at fundraisers and events and eventually for people in a variety of settings and venues.

Over time I channeled my resources into books, other decks, spiritual classes and religious studies. A whole universe of possibilities opened up to me as I explored Spiritualism, Reiki, Wicca, Vajrayana Buddhism, Energy Healing, Mediumship, and other modalities and traditions. I took initiations and attunements in a small number of them before eventually being called to Espiritismo and the Orisha tradition of Cuba.

Most of my work today is rooted in my practices as a Spiritual and Card Reader, Medium, Reiki Master and Olorisha; but the places and spaces we’ve journeyed and the companions we walked those roads with never fully leave us. From time to time I find myself drawing on where I have been in ways I can gear towards helping clients fulfill their own potential, explore their own spirituality and facilitate their own healing. All of it because of a little square deck of cards my mother hid away in a drawer so very long ago!

Release and Renew

We have been clearing out things that are broken or that we have not used in a while in preparation for the New Year at home. I have developed a personal practice in recent years of expressing gratitude to each item that I am ready to let go of for the pleasure or service it brought to my life before I discard it or pass it along to someone who can use or enjoy it.

Experience has shown me this simple act of saying thank you, even to an inanimate object, not only frees up the energy that it held for me but it brings up memories associated with how I acquired it, who it came from or where I lived when I purchased it. Those memories allow me to reflect on where life was at in comparison to where it is now and remind me of the continued potential for growth and development we all have as we keep it moving forward.

Aládékojú was born out of the energy freed up by letting go of the past with gratitude, by discarding the things that are broken and by passing along the things that no longer provide me with joy, pleasure or beautiful moments. It is the evolution of the work I began with Divination by David expanded to encompass healing, wellness and a deeper sense of spirituality.

What could you create in 2019 by letting go of broken things? What energy would you free up by passing along the useful things that you no longer need or use to others who may derive some pleasure or benefit from them?