Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Fool

The Butterfly People
@ Alainnah Robertson

Pickle Lake, Northwestern Ontario, 1978

The Fool is the first card of the twenty-one cards of the Greater Arcana of the Tarot, and is representative of the young, innocent person, at the beginning of life. Striding out, without fear or caution, life looks like an adventure. Ahead lies the great transformation that takes place as the child grows and becomes a student.

This can happen at any time in a person's life. In fact, it is almost as if life happens in spirals and with each spiral a level is completed. Then we move on to the next level, ever growing upwards, ever adding to our experience and knowledge.

When we follow this Way consciously, life becomes an adventure. As we learn ever more of ourselves and others, and of the process we call life, we become more and more confident as we come into our power.


The Fool

My sweet Fool
Lover of Illusion and Delusion
Twin sisters bound together 
By Fantasy
My beloved Fool
Child of Ignorance and Anarchy
Heed my voice

Behold those peaks reaching into
The World of Knowledge
Glittering in the sunlight
Snowy peaks beckoning
Shining in golden radiance
Come with me
And scale them

Behold those deep valleys
Of Experience
Lying shrouded in mists
Dim and mysterious
Luminous with pearly glow
Come with me
Find the Way through them

The thistledown is blown by the Wind
Laughing at the Sun
But the beauty of the flower is revealed
Only after the seed
Rooted in the warm earth
Committed to Life
Is transformed

My Beloved
Hear the warning
You too must turn towards the Light
Committed to the Path of Truth
Committed to the Way of Growth
And in your transformation
Sweetly blossom


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