A Magic Birthday

Yesterday, August 4, was my 40th birthday. I moved into a house on 4th street, and have an ideology of sorts based on the 4 elements of nature, the 4 aspects or humanity, and how to find balance between them. So I think that this is the beginning of something very interesting.

I did a video yesterday about the Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana of the Tarot cards. My intention was to also do videos on a number of other paradigms used in the development of the Unbroken Path, but as the Fool has a quality of 0, and there are 4 elements on the Magician’s table, I decided to discuss that card today. You see, the four items on the table are a cup, a sword, a wand, and a coin. But each of them represents something deeper than that… as things often do in art… and life.

The cup symbolizes the natural element of water, which is represented in humanity as love and emotion, as also seen in a poker deck as the suit of hearts. The sword symbolizes air, the mental aspect of humanity, seen as a spade in a common poker deck (as in the sword of truth and digging for the truth). The wand symbolizes the earth, the physical dimension, seen as a club in playing cards (the tools we have at our disposal). Lastly, the coin (or pentacle) represents the natural element of fire and human aspect of spirit, represented as a diamond in poker, it is the suit which has a grand allure of beauty, but can also burn (and be the hardest substance around).

I’ll be discussing these things in more detail as I move on down this path and continue producing videos, because these elements are seen again and again throughout a variety of the other paradigms I’ll be discussing. Along with the Fool’s Journey of the Tarot, I want to look at our various paradigms, cultures, and mythologies to help us find the way to the Hero’s Journey. To do this, I will be also discussing the Eight Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the Stage of Consciousness by David Hawkins, the Romans Road by Paul the Apostle, the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path of Buddhism, the Four Gospels, the CARDS of Gale Fulton Ross, the Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz, and of course, there are plenty more 4’s in there (like directions, seasons, corners, sides, etc.).

So I hope you enjoy the journey and keep coming back. Please subscribe to the YouTube feed and share them with your friends. If you want to see how this all comes together, pick up a copy of How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. If you want to see how it all started, get a copy of The Rucksack Letters.

Thank you very much. I hope you find many reasons to smile today.

Steve

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