On June 7, the Fortune Maker series continues on the journey through the archetypes with The CEO of YouBiz. Join us for a 90-minute live online session, and a month of followup in the online Fortune Circle, to connect with the Emperor in you and take the next step in living the life you want to live!
I’m still in the afterglow of the Northwest Tarot Symposium and wanted to share some quick reactions …. [Read more…]
I’m on vacation someplace warm, relaxing, and not blogging 🙂 But earlier tonight I did a reading for myself that I wanted to share. The question was about reaching my potential … and here’s the card I got:
In these fast-changing times, we need a human roadmap more than ever so that we know our center, who we are, where we are in consciousness, how and when to tap which inner resources, how to manage blocks and detours, where to go within ourselves to achieve our goals, and what are your life-destinations, anyway?
Some old roadmaps still work today because they present universal, primordial, cross-cultural truths that are a priori to human existence. Personality archetypes found in the myths of yesteryear are still applicable. Mythic stories can still guide us….
As a mythic mapmaker, I have created a deck of cards called “Voyager” that visually and symbolically picture the “Fool to Fortune” hero’s journey. As a card deck, I pick cards, either face-up or down (both ways work for life-navigation insights). My interpretation of their meaning by using the “whole brain” of logic, experienced memory, imagination, and intuition gives me a balanced sense of myself – who I’ve been, who I am in the present, where I am going with my life, where I can go, and how to get there in a wholistic way. Plus, archetypal symbols are innately motivating and have deep “priming” impact on the psyche. “Voyager” is my go-to navigation tool, a “gps of the soul.”
In the Fortune Maker series, we focus on activating the eleven Fool to Fortune archetypes in each of us — connecting with them as advisors, working with them as allies them to help accomplish our goals and learn new habits. For me, combining with the ongoing followup in the Fortune Circle online community (which is a great support group) works really well. Plus, it’s fun, especially since we’re all participating under our mythic names!
Talk about a blast from the past! When I got to East-West Books in Mountain View to set up before James Wanless’ Fortune Formula talk, I realized it was just a block away from the Intergalactic Headquarters of my 1990s software engineering startup. So it was a great opportunity to reflect on what has and hasn’t changed in my life since then …
And it was also a great opportunity to try to recreate the online environment we’ve put together for the Fortune Maker course at an in-person presentation. [Read more…]