The Bridge between Man and God
Everything, Creation, Power, Pathways, Knowledge, Learning, Forever
The All depicts an infinite field of Spirit manifesting a never-ending spiral creation of holy temples, representing the infinite ways of appreciating and honoring Spirit. The planets are aligned along this vortex pillar as well, depicting the celestial chakras as we comprehend them. This card is tethered to Da'at on the Tree of Life, which represents knowledge, the bridge between idea, and what we call reality. It is the only true measure of how we may come to know God.
When drawn in a reading, The All describes that in essence, anything can happen. There is an infinite amount of subjects to learn; there is an infinite number of pathways to explore. While we may be limited, our souls (and the Spirit they emerge from), are...
Tao ~ The Vacuum of Pure Spirit
The Way, Stillness, Tao, Prayer, Contemplation
The Way can only truly be understood when experienced in relation to the teachings of the Tao, which translates to "The Way". "The Tao that can be expressed in words is not the eternal Tao" - Lao Tzu. The Tao teaches that no matter how we attempt to indicate a concept, what we are indicating cannot possibly encompass the true Spirit of the said concept. On the Tree of Life, this card connects with Ain, the eternal vacuum of Spirit. Ain is the nothingness from which the concept of infinity emerges, describing that all things originate from, and dissolve back into nothingness. This may seem like a blessing and a curse, but it is simply The Way we came to be and The Way we are going; in Hebrew, this is often called the Atzmut - "The Essence".
The Eternal Spaceless Abyss
Truth, Speak, Listen, Awareness, Word of God
The Truth represents the fundamental Truth that unifies and connects all things in creation: the infinite sea of possibilities from which all manifestations, even The Light, emerges. This is simply the concept of infinity, however, the concept of infinity only exists in the presence of the awareness of it. The relationship between consciousness and infinity is what allows for contemplation of the ultimate and supreme Truth above all Truths.
The appearance of The Truth in a reading is a call to bring awareness to what is true, and even to bring a voice to this truth (at the very least so that you may know it to be true yourself). The key, speak, indicates that in order for the truth to be heard, it must be spoken and shared. It is in the...
Ain Soph Aur
רוא ףוס ןיא
The Infinite Timeless Wonder
Light, Illumination, Infinite, Spirit, Source, Higher Power
The Light represents the formless, shapeless, unknowable and undefinable source from which the entire Tree of Life emerges. It is beyond comprehension and serves as a reminder that no matter what we think we know, we know nothing at all.
When drawing The Light in a reading, it speaks to the revealing and illuminating of something that is hidden. This is a total illumination, a "lifting of the veil" in order to vividly clarify something previously murky or confusing. Further, this is the creative light, and so describes that this illuminating power may encompass a new illuminating solution as well. This creative power is infinite and is a reminder that Spirit is always with you.
The Light is a card...