The practice and use of the Oracle Cards
system for divination can lead to profound realizations,
especially concerning interactions on the personal level.
Discovering the mythic forces indicated due to
the placement of the birth card can unveil a mysterious
component of the life stream that had previously been
hidden. The shadow self can emerge into the light
of awareness, and through the effort of accepting that
aspect of self, a true integration of the physical,
emotional and mental beingness will result.
Interwoven throughout the Oracle Cards can be seen
the workings of polarity. In very simple terms,
the concept of polarity can be seen through the workings
of duality. In a dualistic system, there are two
equal and opposite aspects of a continuum that--when
seen as a whole--constitutes a single unit (a unity,
if you will). Neither aspect can be created or
destroyed without creating or destroying the other.
We will generally become aware at some point
along this continuum, creating a polarity of sorts.
It will be at this point where a judgment will
form in order to justify our position.
By taking a step back from our judgments and allowing
the endpoints of the continuum to radiate in such a
way that a bridge connecting the 2 aspects appears,
a new understanding of our opportunity can emerge.
We can then polarize our attention so that we identify
with each of the aspects of this continuum individually.
What this will do is enhance our understanding
of the continuum by:
- Relaxing our judgment regarding the continuum as
- Awakening to a greater appreciation of the continuum
through identification with the archetypal forces
operating at the endpoints.
The Law of Attraction
The very nature of duality exposes the law of attraction
as one of its primary functions. However, there
are 2 types of attraction, and it is important to identify
with each type separately in order to avoid the problem
of loss through cancellation. For example, using
the concept of electro-magnetic forces as a continuum,
the electrical force is at one end and the magnetic
force is at the other. This bridge could also be called the continuum of 'Attraction'.
- The Attraction of 'like attracts like' is related
to the Electrical Force, where the protons are all
held together in a field and the electrons are repelled.
- The Attraction of 'opposites attract' is related
to the Magnetic Force, where the electrons are attracted
to the protons and are held in orbit around them due
to the interaction of attracting and repelling forces.
What all this means is that it is important to gain
an understanding of which type of attraction is indicated
in any moment. We will typically identify with
one type of attraction over the other as a matter of
habit. For instance, a person who generally associates
with the electric force will have a great understanding
of their own needs, though may not be able to see how
their actions affect others. Likewise, a person
who generally associates with the magnetic force will
have a keen understanding of the needs of others, but
may not have as much skill in addressing their own needs.
Naturally a happy median offers the greatest
opportunity for success, but the very nature of these
forces will operate as a 'pattern' unless we exert a force
that will affect it. Energy work and body work are two techniques that greatly aid in this effort