Three Card Reading

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3 Card Reading
From the Enlightenment Pack by Chuck Spezzano
The 3 Card Reading uses the principle of synchronicity to select
To begin, just think of a problem you have right at the moment (and if you don't have any problems then think of something you'd like to improve in your life). Choose a problem that you'd like to clear, if not entirely then at least the next layer of it. Think about this problem
Pick a card from the negative combination suits
3 Card Reading
Card 1 - The Problem
The first card represents the Psychological dynamic which is causing the problem. Look at this hidden or undrlying issue. Take your time, see if this could possibly be true for you. If you can't see it then look at those around.
Personal Myth (From Unconscious Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

A story one lives by, usually in compensation and resulting from a negative belief one has about oneself

Personal myth is an aspect from a deep level of the unconscious (‘pre-birth’) mind, although it has usually been compounded as the result of a core trauma in one’s life. Personal myth is also a key story one has been living out in one’s life, so named because it may follow tin lines of a myth, a fairy-tale, a legend, or even something from history. Receiving this card means there is a key life-script you are playing out which, at this point, is interfering with your situation at hand.

A personal myth is a defense or compensation against a core trauma, and the resulting sense of heartbreak, failure or guilt. This leads us to relinquish the idea that we are good enough to handle life situations. So we take on the belief that this figure from our myth or legend will have the strength, courage, intelligence, or whatever skill seems needed to succeed in life. However positive the qualities of our myth may be, since it is a compensation it never allows us to receive for the gifts we give. This is because we are just playing out a role which we are using to deny and compensate for some archetype or dark belief about ourselves. Many people’s personal myths have been of extremely positive figures, including heroes and saints. But so long as they are enacted in compensation, they lack the truth. The role is only there to ‘prove’ you’re not such a bad person. There are also a few personal myths which are negative in nature. These are stories which come directly from negative beliefs about ourselves.

Using the card
If you receive this card, acknowledge that it is time to heal this core trauma and to live more authentically. Ask yourself:

  • If I were to know which personal myth I am living out (legend, myth, fairy-tale or historical character) it is probably __________.

It’s important to trust the first response which pops into your head. Sometimes a couple of responses will come to mind. Do no censor these. Just allow them to enter your thoughts. The name of the character which comes through may be on you don’t even consciously know; or you may only have a sketchy idea of the story. One way of working with whichever character pops in is to write a story about it - a page or two - or you may find it easier to record it on a tape machine. Your version may differ from the actual legend or fairy-tale, but what is important here is that it is your own version of the myth, written or recorded as spontaneously as possible.

After you’ve written or recorded your personal myth, take a close look at or listen to it. Note the prevalent themes, and ask yourself whether these patterns have been showing up in your life. The second thing to note is that every character in your personal myth represents something in your mind - as does every character and symbol in a dream. So, each character represents a belief you have about yourself. Typically you will identify with the heroic figure, although sometimes you will relate to shadow figures (the ‘bad guys’). These are also core belief systems you have about yourself.

How to heal your personal myth
You can use any of the following methods:

  1. Choose a card from the Healing, Gift and Grace suits, read about the card, and let it be the antidote to the problem.
  2. Give it to your Higher Mind, whose job it is to heal all of these things for you easily.
  3. Choose that this be healed for you. Give yourself a certain time period - today, this week, or whatever seems true and believable for you. If it seems like you need a miracle, ask for a miracle, but just keep making the choice that this be healed, that it no longer be a factor holding you back, and that you be free.
  4. Use the integration method described under The Shadow card (number 23) to bring together all of the figures with the part of you which feels traumatized. You can also integrate all of you Higher Mind. Once a personal myth figure is integrated with you, you will receive the reward for all these great qualities, rather than it going to the role. It goes back to an authentic give-receive-give cycle.
  5. Ask yourself if the problem started before, during or after your birth and use the centering method to reframe that whole experience - see the second healing method used for the Ancestral Problem card (number 17).

Pick a card from the Healing Suite (Green Card)
3 Card Reading
Card 2 - The Way Through
This step is the healing path, the answer, the way through. If there's an
Forgiveness (From Healing Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Resolving hidden guilt in oneself; apologizing for mistaken blame; reconnecting; true understanding; giving forth

This is another core healing principle: forgiveness is really self-forgiveness. If the world is simply a reflection of your own mind, if all blame and judgment are projections of your own guilt and self-attack, then forgiveness of others releases both the others and the subconscious guilt within you. Guilt is really a form of arrogance which makes life all about oneself, rather than just learning the lesson, correcting the mistake and moving on. Forgiveness puts things in perspective and brings back innocence. It returns life to ease, flow and confidence.

Forgiveness is not a form of winning the competition while another fails. Nor is it about condescension or superiority. It is not designing to grant the other mercy - which is really superiority (hidden judgment and overcompensation for guilt and feelings of inadequacy) and competition (distraction from success and fear of the next step). We fear forgiveness because we feel that we would be locked into a position of sacrifice or wounding. We feel that we are justified in our grievance or anger and that it would be stupid to give this up. Yet grievances are never about what someone else has done but in fact are about what we have not forgiven ourselves for. We are actually holding our past against them. No situation can fail unless we fail to give something. Forgiveness is simply reconnection. It is an apology for blaming others for ‘crimes’ you thought that you had committed. Forgiveness is the realization that it was all just a mistake, and true understanding and a new healed situation appear. In forgiveness you finally get to give what was not given in the past. This heals you and the one being judged.

One of the core dynamics of any problem is broken bonding, or separation. Guilt is the superglue of life which keeps us stuck in painful patterns and situations, while forgiveness is the solvent which releases us not only from our guilt, but also from our withdrawal, unworthiness and sacrifice, and from the feelings of deadness, exhaustion, difficulty, being stuck, valuelessness and overcompensation. As we are released from that which separates us, we are reconnected and the problem is solved.

Using the card
If you receive this card today, understand that it is important to motivate yourself to forgive, because what you don’t forgive in any one person, you don’t forgive in everyone, including yourself. This means that, without forgiveness, you will create distance - even with those you love the most. The power to change your situation is in your hands. Forgiveness is a choice which creates a new giving forth and a new receiving. Release your grievances so the hidden self-attack and lack of freedom will be released. If done by oneself, forgiveness is a difficult lesson, and self-forgiveness can be even harder. But you can ask your Higher Mind for help in accomplishing the forgiveness.

While there are many beautiful forgiveness exercises, you could just as easily let it be done by grace. Realize that if you are blaming yourself or others the truth is being blurred. Choose the truth. Ask to know it. Ask for the forgiveness to occur. This may happen layer by layer, or it may occur all at once. In other words, you can ask for a miracle and the whole situation can be seen in a new light.

Pick a card from the Gift and Grace
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Card 3 - The Gift
Don't forget to receive your Gift... it's the very thing that this problem has
Abundance (From Gift Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Richness; gratitude; appreciation; willingness to receive, give and move forward

Abundance not only speaks of money, but of richness in all areas, including quality of living. Accept abundance today as your natural gift. All good things want to be given to you today, if you have the willingness to receive them. Your receiving will allow you to give at a much higher level, which, in turn, will allow you more receiving at an even higher level. So, everything will move forward for you and for everyone.

Using the card
If you receive this card today, be open to all that wants to be given to you. Life wants to show you its richness and share that with you. If there seem to be blocks, these are just there to hide the abundance which wants to come to you. If you feel yourself at all cut off from it, your appreciation and gratitude of the smallest aspects of life will open you to the greatest ones. Pay attention to abundance in the smallest forms and it will begin growing today.

3 Card Reading
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Personal Myth (From Unconscious Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

A story one lives by, usually in compensation and resulting from a negative belief one has about oneself

Personal myth is an aspect from a deep level of the unconscious (‘pre-birth’) mind, although it has usually been compounded as the result of a core trauma in one’s life. Personal myth is also a key story one has been living out in one’s life, so named because it may follow tin lines of a myth, a fairy-tale, a legend, or even something from history. Receiving this card means there is a key life-script you are playing out which, at this point, is interfering with your situation at hand.

A personal myth is a defense or compensation against a core trauma, and the resulting sense of heartbreak, failure or guilt. This leads us to relinquish the idea that we are good enough to handle life situations. So we take on the belief that this figure from our myth or legend will have the strength, courage, intelligence, or whatever skill seems needed to succeed in life. However positive the qualities of our myth may be, since it is a compensation it never allows us to receive for the gifts we give. This is because we are just playing out a role which we are using to deny and compensate for some archetype or dark belief about ourselves. Many people’s personal myths have been of extremely positive figures, including heroes and saints. But so long as they are enacted in compensation, they lack the truth. The role is only there to ‘prove’ you’re not such a bad person. There are also a few personal myths which are negative in nature. These are stories which come directly from negative beliefs about ourselves.

Using the card
If you receive this card, acknowledge that it is time to heal this core trauma and to live more authentically. Ask yourself:

  • If I were to know which personal myth I am living out (legend, myth, fairy-tale or historical character) it is probably __________.

It’s important to trust the first response which pops into your head. Sometimes a couple of responses will come to mind. Do no censor these. Just allow them to enter your thoughts. The name of the character which comes through may be on you don’t even consciously know; or you may only have a sketchy idea of the story. One way of working with whichever character pops in is to write a story about it - a page or two - or you may find it easier to record it on a tape machine. Your version may differ from the actual legend or fairy-tale, but what is important here is that it is your own version of the myth, written or recorded as spontaneously as possible.

After you’ve written or recorded your personal myth, take a close look at or listen to it. Note the prevalent themes, and ask yourself whether these patterns have been showing up in your life. The second thing to note is that every character in your personal myth represents something in your mind - as does every character and symbol in a dream. So, each character represents a belief you have about yourself. Typically you will identify with the heroic figure, although sometimes you will relate to shadow figures (the ‘bad guys’). These are also core belief systems you have about yourself.

How to heal your personal myth
You can use any of the following methods:

  1. Choose a card from the Healing, Gift and Grace suits, read about the card, and let it be the antidote to the problem.
  2. Give it to your Higher Mind, whose job it is to heal all of these things for you easily.
  3. Choose that this be healed for you. Give yourself a certain time period - today, this week, or whatever seems true and believable for you. If it seems like you need a miracle, ask for a miracle, but just keep making the choice that this be healed, that it no longer be a factor holding you back, and that you be free.
  4. Use the integration method described under The Shadow card (number 23) to bring together all of the figures with the part of you which feels traumatized. You can also integrate all of you Higher Mind. Once a personal myth figure is integrated with you, you will receive the reward for all these great qualities, rather than it going to the role. It goes back to an authentic give-receive-give cycle.
  5. Ask yourself if the problem started before, during or after your birth and use the centering method to reframe that whole experience - see the second healing method used for the Ancestral Problem card (number 17).

Forgiveness (From Healing Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Resolving hidden guilt in oneself; apologizing for mistaken blame; reconnecting; true understanding; giving forth

This is another core healing principle: forgiveness is really self-forgiveness. If the world is simply a reflection of your own mind, if all blame and judgment are projections of your own guilt and self-attack, then forgiveness of others releases both the others and the subconscious guilt within you. Guilt is really a form of arrogance which makes life all about oneself, rather than just learning the lesson, correcting the mistake and moving on. Forgiveness puts things in perspective and brings back innocence. It returns life to ease, flow and confidence.

Forgiveness is not a form of winning the competition while another fails. Nor is it about condescension or superiority. It is not designing to grant the other mercy - which is really superiority (hidden judgment and overcompensation for guilt and feelings of inadequacy) and competition (distraction from success and fear of the next step). We fear forgiveness because we feel that we would be locked into a position of sacrifice or wounding. We feel that we are justified in our grievance or anger and that it would be stupid to give this up. Yet grievances are never about what someone else has done but in fact are about what we have not forgiven ourselves for. We are actually holding our past against them. No situation can fail unless we fail to give something. Forgiveness is simply reconnection. It is an apology for blaming others for ‘crimes’ you thought that you had committed. Forgiveness is the realization that it was all just a mistake, and true understanding and a new healed situation appear. In forgiveness you finally get to give what was not given in the past. This heals you and the one being judged.

One of the core dynamics of any problem is broken bonding, or separation. Guilt is the superglue of life which keeps us stuck in painful patterns and situations, while forgiveness is the solvent which releases us not only from our guilt, but also from our withdrawal, unworthiness and sacrifice, and from the feelings of deadness, exhaustion, difficulty, being stuck, valuelessness and overcompensation. As we are released from that which separates us, we are reconnected and the problem is solved.

Using the card
If you receive this card today, understand that it is important to motivate yourself to forgive, because what you don’t forgive in any one person, you don’t forgive in everyone, including yourself. This means that, without forgiveness, you will create distance - even with those you love the most. The power to change your situation is in your hands. Forgiveness is a choice which creates a new giving forth and a new receiving. Release your grievances so the hidden self-attack and lack of freedom will be released. If done by oneself, forgiveness is a difficult lesson, and self-forgiveness can be even harder. But you can ask your Higher Mind for help in accomplishing the forgiveness.

While there are many beautiful forgiveness exercises, you could just as easily let it be done by grace. Realize that if you are blaming yourself or others the truth is being blurred. Choose the truth. Ask to know it. Ask for the forgiveness to occur. This may happen layer by layer, or it may occur all at once. In other words, you can ask for a miracle and the whole situation can be seen in a new light.

Abundance (From Gift Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Richness; gratitude; appreciation; willingness to receive, give and move forward

Abundance not only speaks of money, but of richness in all areas, including quality of living. Accept abundance today as your natural gift. All good things want to be given to you today, if you have the willingness to receive them. Your receiving will allow you to give at a much higher level, which, in turn, will allow you more receiving at an even higher level. So, everything will move forward for you and for everyone.

Using the card
If you receive this card today, be open to all that wants to be given to you. Life wants to show you its richness and share that with you. If there seem to be blocks, these are just there to hide the abundance which wants to come to you. If you feel yourself at all cut off from it, your appreciation and gratitude of the smallest aspects of life will open you to the greatest ones. Pay attention to abundance in the smallest forms and it will begin growing today.

Problem
Personal Myth
(From Unconscious Suite)
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The Way Through
Forgiveness
(From Healing Suite)
Review
Gift
Abundance
(From Gift Suite)
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