Spiritual Growth With Tarot – The World

Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, al...
Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, also known as the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A woman dances in the sky. She is nude indicating that she has “nothing to hide”. In each hand she holds a magic wand, maybe indicating that she has mastered the “magical” works of Spirit, and she can use them whenever she wants. A living, green wreath encircles her, a declaration of the “alive-ness” of the Universe and everything it contains. Over her her left shoulder and across her body at her midriff, hiding her genitals, is a long, violet scarf (the color of spirituality). According to Tarot tradition, the scarf is covering the fact that she is a hermaphrodite, a being of neither sex or both sexes, depending on ones point of view.

At the corners of the card are variations of the figures on the Wheel of Fortune; a man, an eagle, a lion and a bull, representing Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. This is a card of great freedom, the freedom of spiritual enlightenment.

This is what we’ve been striving toward through all our lives on this Earth Plane, conscious spiritual “one-ness” with The Universe, the Infinite Intelligence, Universal Mind, the One Great Whole, God. “The World” signifies the achievement of the spiritual goals we’ve set for ourselves.

This may or may not be the final end of our last life, on this plane. We may decide that the lessons Earth has to teach us have been learned and there’s no point in a new life, here. Or, we may decide to do it again to learn a new set of lessons in the earth “school”. Whatever decisions are made at this juncture, they are completely our own choices, they are not made for us. However, for the time being, at least, we have the opportunity to “feel” our one-ness with The All.

At this point, if we decide to return for another class, we will, again be The Fool, coming into this new life without any memory of what we experienced in the Spirit world. After all, if we brought that memory with us, how could we ever take this life seriously?, How could we even begin to learn the physical lessons we set before ourselves.

So, at this point, we either conclude our “course” and “graduate”, or we pass on to the next “grade” and do it all again. Either way, we have the opportunity to, at least temporarily, remember what these “lessons” are really all about.

When meditating with The World, let it remind you that you are, undeniably, here for a reason and, eventually, you will remember what the reason is. In the meanwhile, keep trying to learn and grow, as we are all meant to do, until we return to The Source.

About the Author

TarotMeister is a Certified TarotMaster, ordained minister (since 1979), and a Doctor of Metaphysics who has been studying Tarot and all types of metaphysics for well over thirty years. Visit his websites at: Http://www.tarotmeister.com, http://tarotmeister100.gotop100.com/, and http://www.metaphysicalclassictexts.com.