I celebrated 26 years of being a professional Oracle over the last week. As I sat in my old wooden rocking chair contemplating the fact that I had committed to anything that long, I realized that I had developed a method and style of reading the sacred that was all my own. I also clearly saw a pattern in what drives people to seek the advice of card readers and oracles. I thought I would share some of my insights. For those of you who also professionally read, you will find some areas of agreement in these four truths. For those of you thinking about going into the field, I hope these insights will help you be a better oracle.
Truth #1: Two types of people reach out to an oracle.
The first type of person is desperately seeking confirmation from their soul that they are safe and everything is going to be alright.
Typical questions they ask are:
• Should I quit my job?
• Should I stay or should I go from this relationship?
• Does he /she really love me?
• Am I sick/cursed & will I be OK?
The second type of person is seeking confirmation that they are making good sound decisions.
They typically ask for a general reading to check-in with their soul. OR they ask for clarity in making a choice about that they should do.
Truth #2: The one thing folks have in common when they seek the help of an oracle is that they have lost the thread of trust that ties their soul, intuition, and human experience together. Basically, their ‘on switch’ to their intuition is turned off and it takes contact with an Oracle to flip it back on. The Oracle in one’s life doesn’t have to exclusively a card reader. They may be a therapist, friend, grandma, shaman, bartender, nurse, and/or tarot reader.
Truth #3: Oracles are masters at rooting out fear and finding fertile hope.
By the time a person includes an Oracle in their story fear has most definitely taken root. The person seeking council is willing to share their fear thereby creating intimacy through a blind trust with someone they consider an Oracle. A true Oracle will honor that trust by telling the person the trust as they see it and open channels of healing that will mend the thread binding the person’s soul, intuition, and human experience. A false Oracle will only deepen the fear of the person and play on their vulnerability. The result is trapping clients in a personal cycle of dependence on products, spells, and workings to keep their fear at bay.
Truth #4: The cards were never about telling the future, but to be used by outstanding Oracles as a tool for the soul healing process. Imagine connecting with 20 people a day asking basically the same questions “Will I be ok?” The Oracle is going to get burned out very quickly and over time stock answers will show up. At that point, all authenticity in the Oracle process is lost. Instead when any Oracle tool is used to help mend that thread it keeps the process honest between the Oracle and those who trust them. Using cards reminds me of the stethoscope a doctor uses to tune into a patient’s heart. An Oracle uses the tools at hand to tune in and listen to the soul speaking up for healing.
About a year into my professional Oracle life, I stopped reading cards to answer fear-based questions. I started asking how can I help heal this person? What inner voice do they have that needs to be heard? Where is their fear rooted? At that point, the cards, runes, and like shifted into a diagnostic tool for soul healing. I am certain this shift has anchored the success of my career.
Over the next year, I am going to be sharing my personal Oracle practices, tools and methods with you. The best way to learn this information is in weekend intensives that I will be leading all over the US in 2017. If you want to transform your spiritual practice, take a method of card reading that provides actionable answers, and live in alignment with your soul calling then sign up to be the first to know about the intensives, books and more coming in 2017.