One of the sorrows of our global pandemic is that, at least for now, our monthly tarot meetup can’t gather at Panera Bread as we usually do. Yet, this has led to a great joy, as sorrows sometimes do.
I have moved our monthly meetup to YouTube Live. This has proved to be so much fun that, even after we can gather in person, I will still continue to hold these monthly sessions on YouTube.
During our most recent meeting, we discussed something I refer to as ‘psychic hygiene’. That is the meditative and energy work we do to keep ourselves energetically protected and psychically connected when doing a professional tarot reading.
Many of us shared our methods. Marion K Tarot prefaced hers with a warning that we might find it kind of crazy. Before each reading she makes sure to brush her teeth. Not just to freshen her breath, but to energetically prepare for the reading.
I thought this was anything but crazy. Since we deliver the reading by talking, to brush the teeth is to honor the mouth, and the throat chakra. To do this with intention is to prepare to communicate on a higher and more effective level.
I suggested that perhaps we should all consider doing this. Maybe we could even ritually prepare a special toothpaste and toothbrush to use only for this purpose.
The group engaged in some playful banter. Dena Moscowitz suggested that in ritual we would create “White Light Toothpaste”.
The best line of the conversation came from psychometrist David Victor. He suggested that this process be referred to as “aural hygiene.”
Sometimes in the work we do the mundane and the magickal meet. As above, so below.
Sometimes, when we gather together with our colleagues and peers, teachers and students, humor and innovative practical techniques weave together to create both fellowship and inspiration.