|The Rosetta Tarot - my healing deck|
I'll hold my hands up and tell you that I don't always cleanse or dedicate a new tarot deck before I read with it. I believe it's a good idea but I'm not always patient enough to follow through with it. However, when I buy a used deck, I always take a moment to cleanse it and say a prayer before I take it for a spin. It feels necessary and I have learned to trust my gut on these matters.
Now, when it comes to doing vibrational healing with the cards it is absolutely necessary to work with a clean and dedicated deck. The reason for this is that you want the pure, undiluted archetypal energy for your workings - without sticky emotional interference.
You don't have to rush out and buy a new deck for creating your tarot healing essence, doing the tarot healing meditation or trying any of the other healing uses for the cards suggested in the 22 Keys to Healing but you need to use a cleansed deck, dedicated only to healing and meditation.
If the deck is very 'sticky' or feels 'sad,' I like to use a soft cloth to wipe each of the cards individually. I do this in a meditative state with candles lit and soft music playing in the background. Yes, it is time consuming but you will have a deck that is not only energetically pristine - it will also feel like an extension of yourself.
A quicker way which is suitable for new decks or decks that haven't been used for emotionally involved readings is to smudge the deck with sage, sandalwood or frankincense. Additionally, you may want to leave it on an amethyst crystal cluster over night. Amethyst has cleansing properties and is one of the few self-cleansing crystals (i.e. does not need to be cleansed).
Once the deck has been cleansed you need to dedicate it to your healing work. How you do this is entirely up to you. Call on relevant angels, spirit guides, power animals, deities, great auntie Bessie in spirit - Anyone you feel you want to be involved in your healing work.
And hey, this could even be your introduction to working with spirit guides if you have never tried it before. Some of our guides and angels have been with us since before we were born but that doesn't mean you can't invite someone new. Who or what inspires you? Where is the healing power? What form does it have? Call on it by any name you choose.
'Is this really necessary?' I hear you asking. You won't know the difference until you try! When you connect with spirit this way you open another channel for healing as well as guidance. That can only be a good thing.
Once you have cleansed and dedicated the deck, please make sure you store it safely. A wooden box is ideal. Wrapping your cards in silk is also good.
Click HERE for a list of my favourite Tarot Healing decks!
|Holistic Tarot for Love and Relationships|
Brightest Blessings, Lisa
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