Spiritual lifestyle advice and guidance for modern women from bestselling author Alice Grist.
OPENING THE BOX...
There is something sacred within you that requires your attention. It is undulating beneath your flesh, asking you to look, pleading with you to see, to feel, to be. You might journey to Bali, take up yoga, or chant your way towards it. You could breathe deeply and determine the edges of it shifting somewhere just below your ribs. On occasion you may feel it tickling your third eye or hear it stirring somewhere around your heart. It may pop up in the corner of your eye, in the lilt of a child’s voice calling your name, in the love you make, in the strategies you employ just to survive.
There is something sacred within you, in all that you are and all that you do. In the mix of you that is both dirty, and equally divine, there are sacred bones, sacred desires, sacred flesh. Welcome to your journey home. To your sacred, dirty, divine passage back to you.
This journey happens through cards. Tarot cards.
Are tarot your dirty little secret? Or divine slivers of card that you refer to when life gets difficult or decisions loom? Do you take pleasure in reading them yourself or have you preferred, until now, to keep the cards at arms’ length, safely in the hands of another: a professional, a bearded lady in a booth by the sea? Or perhaps you have been curious, but too scared by their reputation, to explore tarot. Maybe this is the first time you are daring to take them into your own hands.
Wherever you are, whether beginner or seasoned tarot practitioner, Dirty & Divine is written for you, to accompany you on a powerful personal intuitive journey to plumb the depths of your existence and encompass the spectrum of wisdom that the cards can offer.
Take your cards into your hands, sniff them long and hard, take their scent inside. Shuffle them religiously, hold them to your heart. Ask them, as if they were the middleman to your soul, if they’d like to take a journey with you. A journey past the purposes of divination, a quest deeper than a simple spread. Ask them if they want to travel with you, on a mission beyond the shallows of daily divination, a trip to unfold and reframe your life? Turn over several cards, one, two, three… Let these speak to you. What do the images tell you? What is your first thought, what answer or question, or adventures are illustrated? What do the cards gift to you? Are they keen? Are you?
For, tarot are not just a set of cards full of lofty predictions and hope for a future husband or career. Tarot are a fast track to proper, hard-core self-knowledge and self-love. They are a tool for self-empowerment and inner understanding that is vastly misunderstood and underrated. They hold you in high esteem, recognising that you, the life you live, are worthy of sacred understanding, especially the dirty bits. In fact, it is in the dirty, filthy, human aspects, that you will find your juiciest divinity and most soulful education.
Tarot can lift you high above the grounded, earthly version of you and help you to hear the voices of ancestors, understand the spirits of the universe and maintain some personal power in a world in which that can be very challenging.
The power that tarot possess does not come from the cards, which are really just bits of paper with pretty pictures, but rather from the faith you learn to have in yourself as a conductor of life’s magic. With tarot in your hands, and a good honest intent, faith in something ‘more’ and a smile on your face, you can become the Magician or High Priestess of your life. And it is from this point that this book will progress.
Dirty & Divine is a trip to your soul. It asks you to ponder and plunder your life for evidence of all that you are. The spectrum of you, from dirt accumulating under your nails, to the divine lurking in the flash of your glimmering gaze. This journey is the path of all women. The Dirty & Divine journey will elucidate your understanding of you, it will be an intimate illumination of life and an expansion of your world view.
All of this can be garnered from a pack of cards, should you invoke and intend it. These are kindle to your sorceress’ fire as you burn through the version of self prescribed from without, and embrace a potent stirring within. This first half of Dirty & Divine pokes at that, burrowing into your intent and shuffling it closer to the surface. Scratching gently at the potential expansion the cards can offer.
Everything goes in this journey: you are utterly empowered to feel and experience whatever you like and to interpret it within your own realm of being. Your dirty and your divine heights and depths will be engaged in new powerful ways. We will vanquish all your constructs and get fat with self-love, sacred femininity and intuitive knowing. You will be challenged too. Don’t expect this to be all angels and unicorns. It may well be hard. You may see things about yourself, about others, that you had hidden or managed to ignore. The tarot are a mirror, remember. They show utter truth. Be ready for that. Be ready for rainbows… and rain.
My journey as recorded within these pages, is some company for you. It keeps things real and acts as just one example. My life is that I am married, I live in middle England, I have two daughters and numerous pets. I’m an author, I read tarot, my husband is a musician. Besides our creative endeavours, we currently have day jobs. We used to be wild. Not so much these days, not so much at all. For some this may be very different to your knowing, your living. For others it may reflect your situation somewhat. It doesn’t matter. You don’t need to look or feel or be like me in any way whatsoever for this journey to be meaningful. My example is just one in a million. If nothing else I hope it will help you to see your own humanity reflected through mine. Your journey, whatever that looks like, that is where your Dirty & Divine lies.
I have no interest in teaching you to be psychic. What I do intend is to show you how tarot are a lovely tool of your already spiritual, already intuitive, already powerful higher self. And when you connect to your higher self, the path you take will forever be changed and blessed by something higher than a pack of beautiful cardboard. Blessed by your own forevermore, your own illusive, etheric, cosmic, everlasting wisdom and power.
What you are goes beyond words. If you could shine a light through your soul it would burst into a rhythm of sound, starlit answers, thunderous questions, arcing rainbows and a downpour of feelings. You are lightning and a bud bursting forth with blossom. That is why you are called to undertake this Dirty & Divine spiritual journey. So that you can marinate within it, soak alongside me and journey like a warrior fighting for her right to be what she is, to discover who she is and to spend no more time raging against what she is not and what she has become. This journey is a path back to you. Dirty you. Divine you.
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