Ageless Wisdoms by: Anne Bolender

Esoteric Wisdom is that inner wisdom we all have, that inner knowing of what we like, what we don’t like, what makes us happy, what makes us feel free, who we are….

To help access this inner esoteric wisdom, particularly during times of doubt, confusion, uncertainty, people throughout the ages, have often turned to tools like the Tarot, Astrology, Runes, pendulums, rituals, olde magic of all kinds.

Even Carl Jung, one of the founding fathers of modern psychology was well-known to be an aficionado of the Tarot. Some amazing quotes of Jung speaking about the Tarot can be found in an article on Mary K. Greer’s blog. Mary K. Greer is well-respected and well versed in all things Tarot!

People used to believe that these magic tools could help them change their reality by guiding them along their path of transformation. And it’s not that these tools define fate or somehow connect to a fated life line of some kind that individuals must follow – it is more that these esoteric tools opened up options, helped people see what they were truly focusing their thoughts on, helped identify possible outcomes, basically tapped into the individuals own subconscious thoughts.

“A journey through the Tarot cards is primarily a journey into our own depths. Whatever we encounter along the way is au fond an aspect of our own deepest, and highest, self. For the Tarot cards, originating as they did at a time when the mysterious and irrational had more reality that they do today, bring us an effective bridge to the ancestral wisdom of our inner-most selves. And new wisdom is the great need of our time – wisdom to solve our own personal problems and wisdom to find creative answers to the universal questions which confront us all.” Sallie Nichols, Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey 

Unfortunately for us, for the past few hundred years, the practice of science taught us well to distrust anything that we didn’t understand. The ‘how’ something worked became the all important focus – most times even more important that whether the thing worked or not.

But before the modern age of science took hold of our thoughts and beliefs, people were comfortable leaving much of the ‘how’ things worked to the Universe, or to their God. Recently, with the level of the unknown that exists within Quantum Sciences, we are beginning to once again feel comfortable with not understanding the ‘how’ of some things, Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” is far more metaphor than actual scientific explanation – but it works for what Einstein was describing.

With the fields of quantum sciences now dominating our scientific thoughts, it’s really not that surprising to recognise the growing interest in esoteric wisdom tools like astrology, runes, tarot, crystals, and in the Law of Attraction and Deliberate Creation. People are looking for the new wisdom that will help them solve their own problems and provide creative ways to address some of the bigger, more global issues that science is failing us on.

There appears to be a growing appreciation for the idea that not fully understanding the ‘how’ surrounding the way these tools of esoteric wisdom work doesn’t matter – what matters is believing that with a little bit of understanding and curiosity, these esoteric wisdom tools can be pretty powerful and amazingly accurate!

The challenge for most of us now is to come back to believing that the Universe will provide us with the ‘how’, with the fine details – what we need to relearn to do is to focus, to gain clarity so that we end up asking for exactly what we want, and not what we think we want!!

If we want abundance, we need to learn to focus on asking for abundance, and not on what we can’t afford or what we can’t do, and certainly not focus on how abundance will be achieved.

For deliberate creation, for manifesting intentions, and for achieving our dreams to work, to really work, consistently, on the big things as well as the little things, we need to get back in touch with these tools of esoteric wisdom so we can learn to control our focus and to once again feel comfortable letting go of the ‘how’.