Excerpt from The Ace of Swords in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum (c) 2010 Jordan Hoggard
Welcome to Swords! This is the place within Mystereum for you to see and feel how your day to day and night to night communications cut right through. Cut right through from your imagination like a living sprout bursting up into the sun. And, you’ve met The Sun. My does he shine brightly like YOU inside! I’m like a single sunbeam. He’s like all of your brightness. So, let’s focus shall we?!!
dynamic interplay in the mix at speed, engaging from the side
No BS, sharp wit clearly expressed on her own time
I love sticking to the point and keeping things clear. I feel ideas will just about stand up for themselves like sprouts bursting up. And, remember, maybe when a sprout bursts up into the sun, it may not know where it is. May not have met my brother The Ace of Wands. No matter. The sprout naturally placed itself. That’s what I’d like to show you here. I’d like to show you how naturally well-placed ideas cut right through when you are aware to notice detail. Sometimes this occurs ESPECIALLY even when there is no certainty of placement.
I love meditating options objectively before taking my next logical step. The Emperor came and gifted me that. I love identifying and understanding causes through feeling. The Queen of Wands gifted me that. I love trusting my inner, personal convictions. Temperance taught me that. I love cutting through the bull all the while protecting my privacy. We can thank Mr. Chariot for roaring through my imagination with that one! I learned my speed and agility in my cutting through from him.
Then something happened. I had already been heated and cooled and rolled and hammered diligently and patiently for a long time. I was annealed and then came the tempering. I was a sword after all, tempering was something I wanted. What happened is that I hesitated. After all this work on me, I was held at my hottest point over brisk and cool water. Fortunately my Sis the Ace of Cups had provided it all. I was to be quenched, thrust at my hottest temperature into the cold water. What if I cracked? What if I. . .Let’s stop right there.
See how easy it is to build bad drama with worry? I like thicker dramas than that. Heck, I had been through all the other parts. What was I worried about? Here’s what it was. After all the hard work and all the studious efforts I was to be thrust into an unknown which made me who I am today! So, like stepping onto the stage for the first time, IN I WENT HOT into the coldest of water pssssshhhhhhhzzzzssssssss! Gota ll steamed up and NOT a crack anywhere. In fact that may still be the most favorite speaking engagement I’ve had where I just went right in and was quenched.
So, after all this, what I’d like to tell you is that even when your steps are unsure, if you have been working hard and going step by step, AND have a positive feeling, even a positive unknown of a feeling, keep it up. Sometimes, like with my quenching. . .that last 5% of the time felt like the OTHER 95% of the time. The 2 of Wands taught me not to perceive many little things as one big thing. I took that to heart in my quenching. I decided to not let one new thing get missed. And, here’s the catch. I KNEW where that water came from. It was good water from a good cup. I took a risk, just like those sprouts bursting into the sun. Keeps me sharp now, though.
Imagination Tools From The Ace of Swords:
- I gift you the ability to cut to the chase, to the core idea. Bet it’ll show you
the way to sync up almost every time with the proper, sharply focused
- I’d like you to make a gift of your own creation.
- You’ve come a long way. Hoping you’re enjoying Mystereum and your imagination tools,
and especially your imagination. I’d like you to have your own quenching of
sorts. Pause. As you move along, I would like you to use your imagination to
come up with a gift for The Queen of Swords for when you meet her. It’s all
YOU! Use your imagination! She mentioned that it’s ok to jump ahead to get a
sense of her first. But, with your imagination, I would like you to present her
a weightless gift from you imagination. She has a vast collection of sharp
ideas. I’d like you to tell her one of yours.
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As a parting gift in celebration of World Tarot Day I would like to extend an Ace of Swords thought that may cut through some bull in regards to creativity and comms. I feel there is a 4-charactered voice of Imagination. It consists of idea, creativity, and intuition. What? You say that is only 3? Enliven the 3 with the idea that most groups are oftentimes n + 1 phenomena. For those 3, introduce and INDUCE the space between ideas, creativity, and intuition to continually PRODUCE a cascade of actionable relationships between them as the 4th character of Imagination! It is like neurological cascades through synapses for the effectiveness of your creativity in all your actions.
Till next time!
Jordan and The Land of Mystereum
All images and text (c) 2010, 2011 Jordan Hoggard