One of my favorite books of spiritual wisdom is “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz. The core of this wisdom includes four simple things that we agree to practice in our daily lives.
Deceptively simple, theses Four Agreements are a complete philosophy and way of life.
In conversations with clients I often see ways that keeping these agreements with ourselves can rid us of anxiety and upset in life.
During readings, different tarot cards sometimes remind me of these agreements.
I can see ways the Four Agreements help me in my work as a tarot reader. Maybe they will work that way for you, too.
Be Impeccable with your Word.
So often, we psychics and healers gain the reputation of being “flighty.” We show up late or not at all, and blame a capricious astrology chart for our lack of professionalism.
The minute you hang your shingle as a professional, it’s not a hobby anymore. You can’t just do it when the mood strikes. As a professional you must be true to your word, and show up when you agree to.
Don’t Take Anything Personally.
From skeptical clients to superstitious neighbors to inconsiderate party hostesses, if you are a professional reader you will have plenty of opportunities to get your feelings hurt. Your best interest is served when you choose not to take anything personally.
Don’t Make Assumptions.
Don’t make assumptions about anything. Our job is to read the cards and give our psychic impressions. If we give credence to impressions formed by assumption, we do a disservice to our clients and ourselves. Never make an assumption about your client’s situation based on your mundane observations.
Always Do Your Best.
If each of us really lived up to this agreement we would never again deal with unpleasantness with our competitors. We would all be busy striving to be our best, rather than striving to beat each other.
Doing our best, each day, every day, is the easiest way to avoid anxiety and regret.
Here’s a fun exercise. Draw one tarot card for each of the Four Agreements, asking this question. “How am I honoring this agreement in my tarot practice?”