The Dreams of Gaia Tarot- 7 of Water represents, letting go and surrendering to the flow of life.What may totally change your reality, is the knowing of yourself for you are Life who flows through the homo sapiens sapiens body as "breath". The English word Spirit, comes from the Greek word Spiro, which means to breathe and/or breath. Hence, you are the inhale (prana) and exhale (yama) of the body and/or the life-inhale and death-exhale of the body. So getting the "small ego" to let go of trying to control life, is just surrendering to the Greater Ego of Spirit through faith and trust. After all, mister or missus brain, your breath hasn't let you down yet! To surrender the need to constantly control all relationships, and outcomes, by knowing that the future belongs to the Greater Self (Soul or Psyche) and that whatever unfolds, is meant to be. Personalities, are masks that the Soul wears. However, these masks are made of "mind stuff" and/or energy.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed (and transmitted). Therefore, the Soul is creating a "demi-soul" and or the "soul fetus" on this dimension of manifestation. Successful "persona's and/or soul seeds" can become the "Whole Tree" (Qabalistic Tree of Life) by being a Mercury, and/or "messenger of the gods", all flowing and silver like water. This Soul -Child now becomes a "Adult Soul" (In Qabalah an Adam Khadmon) and able to make "soul seeds" of its own. Souls propagate souls, just like bodies propagate bodies. All is a Divine Creative Fractal-made of "copies of copies", just as the body is made of copies of one cell. When the 'inner male" (animus) and "inner female" combine in a all out copulation, a new soul is conceived. Such is the legacy of the Universal Collective Unconscious Mind and/or the Divine Creative.
The Mermaid like caricature on the Dreams of Gaia card depicts a woman who has worked diligently in the present, imbuing all that she does with her love of being, so as to create a future that will bring what she needs to learn, heal and grow. Being content, as she knows that she has done all that she can, she is relaxed and/or "laid back", allowing her personality to flow to the next moment. The personality should know that control over "your own life" is an illusion, for Life is Breath and that belongs to the Soul " A golden Child" of the Divine Creative. The brain should understand that it only controls how the body reacts or acts towards "the Life" it experiences. Life is of the Psyche's/Soul's control. The Soul is the "lucid dreamer" in the dreams of SELF. Hence, it is the meditator and the meditated, in the dreams of I AM Me. It is also the Power of Life-Breath, and it is ridiculous for the brain to believe it controls life, for when the breath leaves, the brain dies. Survival thinking is an illusion, for their is only one way living in flesh can go----transformation/death.
Self-Awareness is a process of imagination, and information. One must think of what they are, creating "self-data", before enacting what they think as self-knowledge and/or in-form-action. Thought is the first material the Psyche works with, just as does the Divine Creative. Therefore, you are free to be the information you believe yourself to be. Once belief (data) is understood, it becomes information and self- information is manifested as "self-image". You exist because you are successful information of Self. Self is the One Energy-One Mind, and is All that you will ever know. Hence, Above all things; Know thyself! Just follow your heart, which is another way to say, follow your soul.
Self, is the I AM, and existence is so declared: However, life is a trinity of I (will) AM (mind) Me (self-awareness); Existence, and Will to be something rather than a No-Thing; an "I", without the ability to see itself. Am is the beginning of "other", allowing us to make an image of self and Me is the data understood as self. Therefore, when your Will (Spirit) and the Mind (other) cooperate (communicate-copulate) and your "Me " is conceived , then born as "informed action". For a Me is an answer to the question of Self: of "What am I"? Hence, you are an answer to a question, not a question seeking an answer! By being active/alive, you prove your I-dentity as information of Self and/or "self-awareness". My comment about this realization is that "you are good enough for the Universal Self to manifest as a "self-image", than you are good enough for me. Above all things, know thyself!
When the Dreams of Gaia- 7 of Water, is thrown in a divination, it implies:
- Surrender to the flow of life.
- The "small ego", Relinquish the need to control. "Thy will not my will".
- All that happens is meant to happen. Happenings, are how we learn.
- The future will bring what you need, not necessarily what you want.
- Control is an illusion.
- Your influence on the future is limited; However, transforming thought today, does influence your future.
- Yield and be flexible.
- A gentle passive approach.
The 7 of Cups may seem such a large step into the negative after the 6 of Cups-Pleasure. However, both are astrologically Scorpio, but instead of Scorpio exalted in the Sun as in the 6, the 7 of Cups places Scorpio with the planet Venus and Venus is ill dignified in the sign. Therefore, pleasure is being profaned here. This is because, Venus is the planet attributed the metal copper, and as copper, she is all “external splendor and internal corruption". Such superficiality in a martial, deeply occult and watery sign as Scorpio destroys any altruistic tenancies, turning the amiability of Venus into a grosser sensuality. Thus, in the 7 of Cups, the influence of Venus is virulent and/or corruptive, and becomes intense physical passion which unless gratified, will become hatred. This passion is so unbalanced that even when such intense physical passion is reciprocated, it will be stormy to the extreme. It may also end in tragedies and treacheries.
Such extreme violence of feelings, may also end in poor health, since no matter the physical strength of the person, the emotional strength of greedy desires is even stronger and may eventually lead to dangerous excess. Therefore, Indolence is an appropriate title for the 7 of Cups.
The number 7 refers to Netzach (Victory) and is the number of intuition and spirituality (sexuality)- the Goddess (Water), Venus is the Goddess of Love, redoubling the influence of the number 7. As most of us know by experience, when loving desire goes into physical overload, excessive passion becomes dangerous excess, from which some never recover. In the Human case, Passion must belong to the Higher States of Conscious rather than physical body, as is explained by the very word Human; the word Human Means God-Mind and the High Vibrational Desires of God (The Divine Creative), burn away the lowly desires of the animal-ego body. This momentary expansion of mundane senses beyond the body is temporary unless the flesh is trained in the tempering heat of Tantric, or Gnostic rituals. The Passion that Created a Universe of Self, is too much intensity for the self-absorbed brain, whose universe is all about "my feelings"!
To carry forth this idea of excess, the Thoth Deck 7 of Cups displays poisoned lotuses that have become tiger lilies. The cups are iridescent, (dissolving in the indolence), and are arranged into two descending triangles, interlaced with the larger lower cup-showing a greater lower influence on the emotions, as it floats in a slime covered morass of putrefaction.
The Thoth Deck is almost an "evil reverse" image of the 6 in the reflective world of matter; Zealotry, fanaticism are such evils.
The 7 of Cups, is a wholesome reminder of the fatal ease with which a Sacrament, such as the "Flesh", may be profaned and prostituted simply by losing one’s balance with Kether (Higher Mind), and straying ever so slightly from the middle pillar (Balance of Masculine and Feminine), thereby making the holiest mysteries of Nature become the obscene and shameful secrets of a guilt ridden consciousness. Netzach, is that green Sephiroth on the lower illustrated Tree of Life.
Green is the color attributed to Venus, the planet of Netzach. Love, feelings and instinct, the Group Mind, Nature, and the Arts, all radiate from this Sephiroth. The Symbols for Netzach are The Girdle, The Rose and the Lamp.
Netzach is the first Sephiroth of the astral triangle and is the first energy intelligence to make up the personality of the individual.
You may remember that I stated that the Personality is made up of the Four Alchemical Elements, each of which are represented by the lower Sephira, in the familiar sequence of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Netzach is Fire, Hod is Water, Yesod is Air and Malkuth is Earth.
Netzach is the lower form of the fiery Yod of Chokmah that is reflected from Geburah through Tiphareth. This is the formula for Yod Heh Vau Heh (secret name of god), Malkuth being the final Heh, because of the "fall" which is really a condensing or "downsizing" and/or crystallization of self-thought.
Because of Netzach, normal waking consciousness of the student, must deal with the Astral Triangle and the component parts of the Personality, after all, we are not of the Personality, it is of Our Spiritual Nature to "examine" what is considered Self! Personalities are software programs that are created to operate Hardware (wet-ware), and are supplanted in the brain to manipulate the physical body properly. However, if your personality was made for you out of the illusions, delusions, and ambitions of an "outer authority", then you haven't a clue who is operating the body. For you don't know the code and language that went into making the software your body is operating from! Yet again the axiom of Qaballah: "Above all things, know thyself!" rings true!
The most important part of initiation is to observe the layers of lies, that your personality is constructed from, removing layer after layer of false you, until the real you is shining true. This "Garbage in" is called man-made persona and the "Garbage out" is the dysfunctional action of "seeking yourself" in the eyes of your peers, or of some authority. You are already Divine Creative approved----you exist, and your Software for operating the Hardware, was already created by the Higher Self, something that many of us call "the Soul".
Often, Mystery schools use a set of Tattva exercises as a type of "controlled day dream" (guided meditations), intended to bring the student into direct contact with the subtle Elemental realms immediately underlying the material sphere of sensation. Often, I bring those Elemental realms into sensual manifestation for my students, all of which is necessary to prepare the student for more advanced techniques of skrying with Tarot Cards.
It should be understood, that the astral realm beginning with Netzach, is a fluidic, non-solid realm where everything begins in illusion/dream of the Universal Collective Unconscious. It is the place, where our Formative consciousness can experiment with image, such as children role-playing, in order to comprehend in a later stage of growth, the actual manifestation of being "that". If done with controlled will, this is a boon to any creative endeavor on Earth; if taken as rote, all hell will break loose on earth! Therefore, don't believe everything you think!
The Astral is not a Master of your personality! Nor is anything that you contact in it! The Astral is Your Malleable substance to create with, not be created by! Most " Medium-Channels" just channel astral persona's, and live in an illusion of devotional thought, not allowing them to see "holy delusions".
Let me explain what the devil programed into your head does not wish you to know: A god is a dominant Consciousness on its Plane of Dominion. Every one of the 10 Sephiroth, is a aspect of the god-mind.......you are composed of the United cooperation of these energy intelligences I call "inheritances", which contribute to the make up the One Divine Creative. And you're are one better, because you have also incorporated a body of the "god", Top Mammal Predator", ruler of its domain, the Homo Sapiens Sapiens body, into your self-awareness! So, you, are of a Great Group of Creative Mental Aspects, who should be working as One Group Soul of your individual Tree of Life...A One God-Mind: The fact that you don't know this or are not acting so, is because you've been mentally separated from the reality of your divinity! This was done by the manipulation of your imagination, (auto-suggestion) by "The few who wish to rule the many", in your propagandized and indoctrinated word definitions and media dreams!
The Astral domains of the unconscious are the beginning of formation (information), on earth. And by giving you "nightmare" stories of how bad your natural body is ..........you forgot it is a 'god" of its domain run by a Spirit-Mind from multidimensional dominion ! By believing that Spirit can be "more Spiritual", is believing that water can be more wet. YOU ARE SPIRIT-MIND-BODY, that is also called Whole Spirit (holy spirit)! The Will-that is Spirit,the Way of Will which is Mind, and the ownership of the "now" and/or of the Day, is what the fleshy Body gives you. This trinity of Self-Identity gives you dominion over the All ! Therefore, with the sensuality that only flesh can give, you are now a Sensual Divine Creative! Which means that you are an Intimate Spirit-Mind-Body. With intimacy, you can be active in your- Spiritual "self-dream" and/or active in your self- awareness. With intimacy comes something the Mind does not have-Empathy and Sensual Experience in the "eternal now"!
We all must return consciously to the Astral, look deeply into the brain and clean up our software!
When we are dealing with Netzach, we are dealing with understanding a particularly difficult State of energy conscious. Netzach is where both the Macrocosm and Microcosm meet. Thus, we are dealing with the understanding of the entire race patterns of human kind, and patterns of individual persona. But if that isn't enough, we must understand that this dichotomy is in itself an illusion!
When the 7 of Cups- is thrown:
- The querent is being cautioned about the apparent Victory of Denial.
- There is a suggestion of deceit, promises unfulfilled, illusion, and error.
- Slight success may be experienced, a minor victory so to speak, but not enough energy to retain it.
- The querent may be experiencing drunkenness, wrath, vanity, lust and promiscuity or even violence against women; a violence which is not limited to the male sex.
- This card bespeaks of selfish dissipation.
- Deception in love and friendship. ..The Kundalini Force being awakened prematurely.
When ill defined by surrounding cards.
- Let it be said, this is a card of passions run afoul because of too much fantasy and denial. The Survival mind of the Reptilian brain cannot be in charge of the body, when this intense spiritual Passion arrives in the body.... this is the Passion of the Big Bang.
- Lapsing into a swamp of false pleasure.
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