The Fool ~ Just Jump off the Cliff, Already!
Tarot Tuesday! The card for the week is The Fool, representing: Liberation, fearlessness, breakthroughs and “Divine Madness”. A perfect prelude to April Fool’s Day on Friday! This image is mine, from a Tarot/Oracle card deck I’m creating using collage (available 2017, Green Frog Publishing). And instead of a definition, I thought I’d offer a personal “Fool” story…
Recently, I took some time off and went to Orcas Island, my favorite chill-out spot. I had many goals for my “time off”—finishing a book and creating more art for my Tarot deck. Once I arrived, the island’s magical spell took hold, and instead of working, I found myself walking in the enchanted woods, just listening.
Then one morning, I awoke and knew it was time to create my Fool. I ripped through magazines, finding images, gluing and pasting, and within an hour, he was done! Normally I take a few days, even weeks, to create an image, but this Fool seemed to come out of nowhere--a colorful, bright Foxy Fool saying: Go For It! Have Fun! Forget the rules!
The Moral of this story is that when we can get out of our way, to be foolishly open to inspiration, magical things happen. The Fool’s motto: I jump off the cliff because I know the angels will catch me!
This week, color outside your comfort zones and follow your inspiration--no matter how fool-hardy it may seem. I guarantee you will experience some wonderful surprises, and even a little Divine Magic. Happy April Fool’s Day!