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
Communication (From Healing Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Faith; confidence; putting the power of your mind toward a positive outcome

Communication restores trust, and bridges what seem like two irre-concilable positions. Clarifying ones position, feelings and thoughts accounts for about eighty-five percent of ‘healing communication’, since most problems are simply the result of a misunderstanding. Communication heals boredom by sharing what has been withheld, and bringing excitement back into a relationship. Communication finds the common elements and emotion in any conflict and brings people together in mutuality. Through transformational communication, people heal themselves and move forward together.

Using the card
If you receive this card, understand that true communication will provide the way to success. There are simple principles to follow for transformational communication:

Set your goal and know your purpose for the communication.. Realize that the other person is not here to meet your needs or to make you happy. This expectation creates a great deal of pain and constitutes the greatest mistake in any relationship.

Share your feeling of upset. Take responsibility for your feelings and experience. If they are your feelings, you are the one who can change them. Blame stops communication and look for scapegoats (no one advances when this occurs).

Remember that the other person will be motivated to communicate if you are saying, ‘I want to share something with you’ and meaning, ‘let me tell you what you did wrong’, then every time you open your mouth, you will be attacking — not communicating.

Take the upset feelings off the other person, and talk about your present feeling instead. Do this as if you (not the other person) are responsible for your feelings. As you talk about your feeling, identify whether they are old or familiar ones, which is the case if there is a negative pattern already there. Discuss how these feelings may originate from other times and places, and share any old memories of similar situations. To keep this effective, focus on the upsetting emotion as the most important thing to share, rather than the story.

If what you say ‘triggers off’ the other person emotionally, support them if they are in greater pain. When they have finished, return to what you were saying. During this communication, take a new attitude toward emotions. Be willing to feel your feelings with neither exaggeration nor dismissal. An exaggeration is a form of emotional manipulation or blackmail, which avoids true feeling. It also reinforces dissociation, non-communication and feelings of failure in the other person. Often in a relationship, when one person feels terrible it is actually a relationship feeling shared by both but usually only felt by one unless there’s a lot of awareness. If that person either runs from their feelings, or tries to give the bad feeling to the other, the result is a power struggle. Your willingness to own the bad feeling and transform it for both of you either by feeling the feelings until they are gone, or by some other means, will win the admiration of the other person. You willingness to move forward will move you both forward.

Take responsibility for the other person’s feelings and experiences as well as your own. See them as a part of your mind. Recognize that anything they seem to be doing to you that you do not like is typically what you are doing to your self or what you are doing to others. If what you are experiencing is painful, ask your Higher Mind for help and grace. Know that the extent to which you are relying on yourself is the extent of the difficulty. If nothing else, use the power of choice to decide, ‘I could be feeling peace or happiness instead of this misery.’ As you keep making this choice, you will notice the situation begin to unfold in a whole new way.

Make an effort to reassure the other person about your positive feelings toward them and the relationship. Do not be discouraged if your reassurances of love, faithfulness, and so on seem to disappear down a bottomless well, or if the other person seems to dismiss or not hear what you are saying — they will be listening and your reassurance will make a vital difference.

Do not allow grievances to get in the way – even if you feel justified – or you will suffer for it. To be totally right about how things are means you are them stuck with the situation as it presents itself. Be willing to be wrong, so a happy situation can present itself. If you don’t get caught by your anger, you can find the healing, the gift or miracle hiding behind every negativity.

Finally, remember to appreciate your partner through action, words and touch. Your appreciation is the portal to love. It creates flow and forward movement.

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

KEY CONCEPTS:

Receiving and sharing gifts, opportunities and talents; not being distracted by problems

Giftedness is the ability to allow for and receive gifts, opportunities and talents. Receiving gifts and allowing talents and opportunities to emerge are leadership acts. They inspire and create flow, allowing for grace and abundance. What most people don’t know is that some of our greatest gifts are often found buried under our greatest fears. Behind any problem there is usually a gift we are being offered, but are frightened to accept. Yet, acknowledging and receiving the gift is a beautiful way of resolving the problem. It lets you be yourself and come further into realizing your true greatness. It transforms whatever is problematic into something merely to be handled, and, with the new confidence which comes about as a result of the gift, this is done with ease.

Using the card
If you receive this card, you are asked to become aware of the gift being offered and see how it can easily release you from any problem. As you become aware of your giftedness, see and feel yourself receiving it. Embrace it, yourself and the whole world. Your giftedness blesses the world, for the more you receive, the more you give. It is your joy to share your giftedness, because it is a way of joining with others and creating a better world for everyone you come in contact with.

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).

Communication (From Healing Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Faith; confidence; putting the power of your mind toward a positive outcome

Communication restores trust, and bridges what seem like two irre-concilable positions. Clarifying ones position, feelings and thoughts accounts for about eighty-five percent of ‘healing communication’, since most problems are simply the result of a misunderstanding. Communication heals boredom by sharing what has been withheld, and bringing excitement back into a relationship. Communication finds the common elements and emotion in any conflict and brings people together in mutuality. Through transformational communication, people heal themselves and move forward together.

Using the card
If you receive this card, understand that true communication will provide the way to success. There are simple principles to follow for transformational communication:

Set your goal and know your purpose for the communication.. Realize that the other person is not here to meet your needs or to make you happy. This expectation creates a great deal of pain and constitutes the greatest mistake in any relationship.

Share your feeling of upset. Take responsibility for your feelings and experience. If they are your feelings, you are the one who can change them. Blame stops communication and look for scapegoats (no one advances when this occurs).

Remember that the other person will be motivated to communicate if you are saying, ‘I want to share something with you’ and meaning, ‘let me tell you what you did wrong’, then every time you open your mouth, you will be attacking — not communicating.

Take the upset feelings off the other person, and talk about your present feeling instead. Do this as if you (not the other person) are responsible for your feelings. As you talk about your feeling, identify whether they are old or familiar ones, which is the case if there is a negative pattern already there. Discuss how these feelings may originate from other times and places, and share any old memories of similar situations. To keep this effective, focus on the upsetting emotion as the most important thing to share, rather than the story.

If what you say ‘triggers off’ the other person emotionally, support them if they are in greater pain. When they have finished, return to what you were saying. During this communication, take a new attitude toward emotions. Be willing to feel your feelings with neither exaggeration nor dismissal. An exaggeration is a form of emotional manipulation or blackmail, which avoids true feeling. It also reinforces dissociation, non-communication and feelings of failure in the other person. Often in a relationship, when one person feels terrible it is actually a relationship feeling shared by both but usually only felt by one unless there’s a lot of awareness. If that person either runs from their feelings, or tries to give the bad feeling to the other, the result is a power struggle. Your willingness to own the bad feeling and transform it for both of you either by feeling the feelings until they are gone, or by some other means, will win the admiration of the other person. You willingness to move forward will move you both forward.

Take responsibility for the other person’s feelings and experiences as well as your own. See them as a part of your mind. Recognize that anything they seem to be doing to you that you do not like is typically what you are doing to your self or what you are doing to others. If what you are experiencing is painful, ask your Higher Mind for help and grace. Know that the extent to which you are relying on yourself is the extent of the difficulty. If nothing else, use the power of choice to decide, ‘I could be feeling peace or happiness instead of this misery.’ As you keep making this choice, you will notice the situation begin to unfold in a whole new way.

Make an effort to reassure the other person about your positive feelings toward them and the relationship. Do not be discouraged if your reassurances of love, faithfulness, and so on seem to disappear down a bottomless well, or if the other person seems to dismiss or not hear what you are saying — they will be listening and your reassurance will make a vital difference.

Do not allow grievances to get in the way – even if you feel justified – or you will suffer for it. To be totally right about how things are means you are them stuck with the situation as it presents itself. Be willing to be wrong, so a happy situation can present itself. If you don’t get caught by your anger, you can find the healing, the gift or miracle hiding behind every negativity.

Finally, remember to appreciate your partner through action, words and touch. Your appreciation is the portal to love. It creates flow and forward movement.

Giftedness (From Gift Suite)

KEY CONCEPTS:

Receiving and sharing gifts, opportunities and talents; not being distracted by problems

Giftedness is the ability to allow for and receive gifts, opportunities and talents. Receiving gifts and allowing talents and opportunities to emerge are leadership acts. They inspire and create flow, allowing for grace and abundance. What most people don’t know is that some of our greatest gifts are often found buried under our greatest fears. Behind any problem there is usually a gift we are being offered, but are frightened to accept. Yet, acknowledging and receiving the gift is a beautiful way of resolving the problem. It lets you be yourself and come further into realizing your true greatness. It transforms whatever is problematic into something merely to be handled, and, with the new confidence which comes about as a result of the gift, this is done with ease.

Using the card
If you receive this card, you are asked to become aware of the gift being offered and see how it can easily release you from any problem. As you become aware of your giftedness, see and feel yourself receiving it. Embrace it, yourself and the whole world. Your giftedness blesses the world, for the more you receive, the more you give. It is your joy to share your giftedness, because it is a way of joining with others and creating a better world for everyone you come in contact with.

Problem
Personal Myth
(From Unconscious Suite)
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The Way Through
Communication
(From Healing Suite)
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Gift
Giftedness
(From Gift Suite)
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