“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller
A week ago, I moved from San Francisco, California to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The differences between the two locales are staggering. I can still see echoes of the bustling city, my memories overlapping with the hypnotic starkness of the wind-chapped Santa Fe countryside. I remember the small pink flowers bursting from the trees on Lyon Street even while I am staring at the dried grasses of Nambé rising out of patches of ice. It was raining a little bit every night when I left San Francisco. Here it snows in the night and melts during the day. Part of me is still in California, dancing to the city’s cadence, while the other part is finding some long needed stillness in New Mexico. I think of the two “SF”s as sister cities, united by their patron Saint Francis of Assisi and I look forward to finding out what else they have in common.
I am invested in making a new home and business in Santa Fe, whilst keeping in touch with loved ones and clients in San Francisco. I think of myself as working on a balance much like that of the angel on the Temperance card who has one foot in the water and the other on the shore. I will learn a new emotional equilibrium. I am very grateful that technology will enable me to stay in touch with people. Many of my former in-person reading clients have opted to continue to see me via Skype and that has always been a way for me to reach out to other states or continents when I was still in San Francisco. Some prefer phone readings and I enjoy those as well.
I do understand how some folks might be skeptical about a reading in which they are not physically present with the reader. One might suddenly think about all of the 1-800 psychic hotlines whose commercials dominate late night television viewing. To those of you I ask you to remember that everything is related. We do not have to be in corporeal space to to have a spiritual connection. What matters most is our intention and our desire to be present. Tarot brings this presence into focus. Our intentions can bridge the space and the time around us (which is an illusion anyway).
Would I rather be in-person during a reading? Of course! I enjoy being in the same space as another’s energetic field. There is no substitute for looking into someone’s eyes as they speak their truth. However, it is a fact that I answer a lot more questions and give a lot more information when I give a reading on the phone or over Skype. The social niceties that bookend an in-person hour can take up time as does all the explication.
When I have a phone/Skype appointment, I prepare myself in meditation a half hour before your call. I pull four cards to give me an understanding of your personal situation before I speak with you. A quick “Hello” and we quickly dive into the information in front of me. I then listen to see if what I have seen resonates with you. I listen to your questions and pull cards. We take turns; you ask question and I reply with information. Time flies because I am not explaining every nuance of all the symbols in each card. I simply transmit meaning. Whether you and I are in the same room or not, the cards are still driven by synchronicity. The cards that are correct for your situation still reveal themselves.
Looked at from a specific point of view, everything is a bridge. The past, present and future are all here, right now. We can live amidst both flowers and icy grass, blue skies and falling snow. We are all sacred reminders that everything is connected. All we need is an intention and the willpower to motivate that desire. Are you dancing between worlds? Are you working on balancing extremes? A Tarot reading can assist you with the insight and focus you require to see what they have in common.
“A small boy looked at a star and began to weep. The star said, ‘Boy, why are you weeping?’ And the boy said, ‘You are so far away I will never be able to touch you.’ And the star answered, ‘Boy, if I were not already in your heart, you would not be able to see me.’ “