Yesterday was a huge success at the Fairfax Festival. Today is going to be another huge success because people are drawn to the table, and I am drawn to offering wisdom through the lens of the cards. People of all ages expressed excitement when they saw my booth, which was invigorating. At times, I had a line. For seven hours, I didn’t have any time for reading a book like I thought I would.
I have to admit though, a lot of fear came up for me about doing the festival. Especially yesterday after setting up. My fear told me that I wouldn’t have anyone come through my tent. It told me that I would fail. It told me to pack up and leave right then and there. I sat there in my chair listening to my fear, knowing that it was a lie. I know how much my mind lies to me. It’s literally my enemy.
I showed up for my life yesterday. I went beyond my comfort zone and followed the inner urge to put myself out there. I even received the gift of a free tent from a friend who no longer uses it. I couldn’t believe that. I had no excuses not to do the festival, except for my own laziness and fear, which I didn’t buy into this time. I trusted in the calling of my soul, and I followed through. What I received in return was a steady stream of beautiful souls asking me for guidance regarding their lives. One man left my table saying, “Keep doing what you’re doing.” I don’t recall anyone leaving without a smile, or tears. I had a few tears too, when my interpretation of the cards confirmed what my Querents already knew.
This was my first festival, and definitely not my last. There is nothing like sitting outside under the sun, watching children play, and observing people enjoying themselves. The feeling of community was incredibly powerful. I can’t believe I spend half of my life in a windowless office when I could be outside soaking up the love. “It’s not practical,” my mind tells me. “You can’t make a living reading Tarot cards.”
You wanna bet?
While I’m busy proving my mind wrong, I’m also connecting with human beings on a profound level. How often do you meet someone who immediately tells you all of their current life circumstances, while expressing their real emotions? How many times do you get to see someone reveal their truth past the thick layers of their persona? How common is it that we have the opportunity to relate to someone we just met in such a dynamic way that we both cry tears of gratitude for the connection? Yesterday, I had two people approach my table who were going through a tremendous amount of grief. I was able to relate to them because I recently lost my mother. Another person’s card reading was so brilliant that I had to take a photo of his spread.
“I have never seen anything like this,” I admitted. “You must be on an incredible spiritual journey.”
“Have you ever heard of the Hero’s Journey?” He questioned me.
“Yes, I’ve written an adult fable about it,” I smiled. “I know all about the Hero’s Journey.”
He went on to tell me that his entire business was based around The Hero’s Journey. I can’t wait to look it up. The man was beaming with light and love for life. The cards reflected this like nothing I have ever seen.
Yesterday I had some experiences that I haven’t had before while reading people’s cards. I received messages from Spirit. I relayed the messages, as if water poured from my lips. There was no fear at all while I allowed Spirit to flow through me. Certain words came to mind, and I did not hold back in relaying them. I felt incredible urges in my gut to share the LOVE from Spirit to these beautiful souls. I’m becoming a channel for LOVE. It’s amazing how much Spirit wants us to know that she’s paying attention, and that she wants us to thrive, and to tap into her, and to follow her magical guidance. I have never seen so many faces light up in such a short amount of time. I. AM. BLESSED. Beyond words.
Today is day two of the festival, and I’m excited to finish this article, get dressed in my finest Tarot reading attire, and to show up for my life again. I’m excited to receive messages from Spirit, and to relay those messages to my fellow community members. Reading Tarot has been surprisingly nurturing for me. I never thought I would actually run with it, but I am, and it’s leading the way…
Like following a rainbow to a magnificent pot of gold.
Namaste (and come see me today if you’re around the area),
Here is a link to my Hero’s Journey Fable, ‘In Lieu of a Dragon Tale’ – https://www.amazon.com/Lieu-Dragon-Tale-Modern-Fable-ebook/dp/B00QX9EF8U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497194596&sr=8-1&keywords=in+lieu+of+a+dragon+tale