The High Priest ~ Be a Spiritual Teacher!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is The High Priest (also known as the Hierophant or Pope) representing: Spiritual Teacher, Tradition, Inner Guidance, Divine Mystery and Initiation!
This card/archetype is perfect for this Easter week, a time where we’re all exploring our connection to the Divine, and what it means to each of us. This card is from the Salvador Dali deck, and when reading their definition I was so moved by its profound relationship to this holiday, I just had to include below. Read on:
“All High Priests of the most diverse religious traditions have one thing in common: the task of interpreting the mysteries of life and organizing the appropriate rites. It is your task today to recognize this power within yourself!
The staff with the triple cross points to the Christian pope. In a much broader sense, it is a symbol of a bond, of the interconnections between heaven and earth. For religious-minded people, this card refers to finding one’s way to God and making peace with Him. In a broader sense, this card is all about teaching and learning, initiation and understanding. In order to know others we have to know ourselves and thus become able to appreciate the purpose of our existence.
(In Dali’s interpretation) there is no church and no hint of religious dogma. But the halo around the head expands the dimensions at issue. Dali shows that the scared manifests itself in our daily human interaction. Each person can be a spiritual teacher for every other person.”
So this week, find your inner High Priest, and know the more you celebrate your humanity, the more you can recognize the sacredness in others! The mark of a true Spiritual Teacher.
Happy Easter! May the Easter Bunny bless you with much chocolate!