Last week brought about some particularly challenging obstacles. Unable to figure out my next step, I felt stick in my situation. After 20 minutes of that, I needed to get some perspective. So, I dealt my own spread. Let's BLOG about it.
I don't often read for myself. Usually, I am busy having a good time reading others. To be honest, I hadn't read myself in more than a year. It just isn't something that I do.
There are a number of reasons why I don't. For example, if the spread doesn't bring me comfort, I reshuffle and try again. Basically, I don't stop until the cards read what I want them to read. So, what is the point in that?!
Among other reasons, I don't read for myself because I disbelieve the good results. If cards come up that are positive, I don't accept them. Why do I do that? I have no idea. It is wonderful to get lovely cards like the Sun and the World. But when they pop up for me, I'm in total disbelief.
This week, in the midst of my problems, I sat down and deal the cards. I did a quick spread, the "Movie Scene Spread." It gives you an overview of what is happening, how it will go, and the outcome. It went really well. because I took the cards at face value and left it at that. And they were PERFECT! I did just as they suggested and I can't be happier that I did. But man, it is rare I can do that for me.
Will I be going out and getting readings from other Tarot Readers? Nope. I am gonna keep trying to read my own cards. I gotta get better at it and you know I don't shy away from a challenge.
My dearest friends, the time has come for me to tell a Tarot Card Readers tale! But this week, it's more of a Tarot Card Readers confession!!! You're buddy KenBoggle is developing a little addiction and he needs to confess! So, let's BLOG about it!
I simply have too many Tarot Decks and refuse to stop buying more!!! It's like this... I started with the SteamPunk deck. I LOVE the SteamPunk deck and I only use the SteamPunk deck. However, I constantly buy other decks!!!
We all remember the short-lived glory of the, "Gold Deck." Remember? It is the one that has Gold edges and was all I could talk about for a hot minute??? It was wonderful and very impressive, but one day they stopped working for me! The information was not coming out accurate! What was coming out was disconnected and fragmented. Sadly, I put them away, never to be used again.
Shortly after, I purchased ANOTHER expensive deck. It was supposed to be the ORIGINAL Tarot deck, the one we all remember from the 70's ... with the yellow box. WRONG. These are a reprint and aren't vintage at all. I purchased 2 more decks, making the same mistake EACH TIME. I kept all three of these decks, never to be used again.
Then, there is my "prized" deck, the WatchTower Angel deck, autographed by Michele Bellanger! I purchased it at Scarefest, this year. I love them, they are stunning. I look at them EVERY day. But sadly, I haven't been able to sit down and enjoy getting to know that deck. Further, it is so prized that I don't want to use it in EVERY reading. SO, I treasure it from afar, never to be used.
Then comes yesterday.... Yesterday, I purchased ANOTHER deck. This one has SILVER edging, REAL SILVER!!! Those of you, who have seen me in person, know that I rock the silver... i.e. silver rings and braclet. So, they match!!! On top of that, the imagery is GORGEOUS!!! But they were so expensive, I feel bad for even opening them. So there they sit.... never to be used.
Can we all agree that I have a FREAKING problem?! Add to this my growing OBSESSION with "Easy Pay" on QVC, and you've got your self a KenBoggle storm a-brewin!!! I need an intervention!!! I've got a problem, y'all!
So, what can I do to fix this? What would make me feel better? I believe that having a use for these decks, that would help. Should we autograph some and give them away? Should we resale them at a bargain book store? I don't know. I do know that I will be keeping the Gold deck, because... GOLD. I will be keeping the Silver deck, because... SILVER. Doubtlessly, I will be keeping the Michele Belanger deck. And of course... I will be keeping the SteamPunk deck.
How many will I keep using? Probably, just the SteamPunk deck. Why? Because I have a FREAKING problem, y'all.
As you know, I sit down to every reading with an open mind. I don't sit and think about what answers will come, they come on their own. And that's fine, but... some times, you get cards that just blow your mind. That don't seem, at face value, to represent your client at all!
Like this week! Cards that normally would have been cloaked in darkness, changed into predictions of JUBILATION. Cards that used to read about disappointment and heartbreak, became cards of joy and satisfaction! Like, whose cards are these?!
Each time it happened, I asked for the patience of my clients, and took my time reading the cards. They obliged and I focused on the story of their Tarot spread. And it all panned out!!! It was all accurate and it was all genuine, valuable advice! I'm not quite sure who was more surprised, me or the clients. Maybe a we both we equally shocked. It was really, really wonderful.
What is the reason for this??? I believe, in my heart of hearts, my clients have been properly utilizing the guidance given to them through the Tarot. And they are getting amazing results! They are changing their karma and producing seeds of good fortune for their futures.
All too often, cards repeat themselves because the clients repeat themselves. It is sad, but some stay looped in the same mistakes, or makes no effort to change their circumstances. And for that reason, they continue to get much of the same.
So, it was a great week of readings for me! Being surprised by the cards is always a bonus to what I do. You'd think that it would always be the same thing, over and over. But that just isn't so! And I love it!!! Keep surprising me!!!
As you all know, I recently participated in the Spirit Watch event at the Wayside Inn. This past weekend will go down in my personal history as one of the best weekends, ever. From Friday- Sunday, each moment got better and better. It went so amazingly well, I gotta blog about it!!!
I checked-in at the Wayside Inn Friday, just after noon. After unpacking, a quick freshening, and hanging out with some friends, I went down to get the details from Clay Smith and his lovely wife Joy Andresean. Who gave an AMAZING lecture on Science and the "Paranormal."
After their lecture, Joy pointed me in the direction of the room where I would be reading cards. I sat down and started reading by 8:30pm. I read into the wee hours!!! I have no idea when I finished. All I know is that from the time I started, there was never a moment where I wasn't reading for someone. More than that, there was never a moment that people weren't waiting to be read.
Saturday was VERY much the same!!! I believe that I started reading around 2pm and wrapped it up by 8:30pm. I then lead Group 3 on the Paranormal Investigation throughout the Inn. As I recall, we finished the investigations around 2:15am. As soon as it was over, I went back to reading cards!
It was a tremendous amount of readings. I believe I read for over 50 people this weekend. And can we talk about the people??? Such an AMAZING group of folks. Absolutely every person I read for was wonderful. They were kind, trusting, and impactful. Each one of them has left a small piece of themselves with me and I am honored.
It is hard for me to even talk about how special they each made me feel. Every time I start talking about it, I start to tear up. My clients that I already read for were there and they said, "Ken is on fire." When they weren't looking, I choked back tears. Everyone made me feel like a talented and successful man. And for that, I will always be grateful.
Is this the entirety of the entire trip? NOPE! There is SOOOO much more to talk about and we'll be doing it LIVE on www.Spreaker.com/user/KenBoggle TONIGHT 10/06/2015 @9pmET. If you miss the LIVE airing, visit the above like to hear the replay, on YOUR schedule.