The High Priestess sits upon a stone block, between two pillars, one black and one white. The pillars represent positive (+) and negative (-) polarity, suggesting that there’s a positive and negative polarity to all variations of energy, including the constructive energy which constantly constructs the universe.
She represents the subconscious mind. There is a veil behind her that is ornamented with palms and pomegranates, symbols of the masculine and feminine principles, indicating that subconsciousness is creative.
A solar (equal-armed) cross decorates her breast, once more exemplifying the plus (male) and minus (female) principles in action. On her crown and at her feet are symbolizations of the moon, reflective luminosity, showing that subconsciousness reflects back to us that which we have presented it to recall. Upon her lap covering, she grasps a half hidden scroll, symbolizing the combined memory of all our life experiences which she holds for us.
The subconscious holds All of its experiences in storage; it never forgets. It makes errors only when we have given it mistaken information; even then, it recalls it perfectly. And, like all those masculine/feminine symbolizations suggest, subconsciousness creates our reality. It produces precisely that which we tell it.
If we say that the universe we dwell in is unjust and harsh, it produces that world for us – perfectly. Regrettably, that is what most of us say to it. The “up” side is, when we tell it we dwell in an stimulating, and just world, it creates that for us just as perfectly. The truth is, we create our personal reality, through our subconscious, or at least the Generative Principal behind that mind.
When we meditate upon The High Priestess, it reminds us to maintain a steady consciousness of what we’re saying to our subconscious from day to day. Are we feeding it the reality we actually would like to experience in our world, or are we giving it exactly the opposite? We can see the answer to that by considering our life. Are we happy with it, or not? We have to remember, whatever is in our life, We created it, with the data we gave our subconscious mind, our thoughts, ideas, and attitudes.
Be careful of your thoughts– They become your reality!
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