Principles of Call & Response, using the cardinal conditions spread

wpid-20150805_174314-1.jpgI pulled this spread when going into a potentially difficult conversation with someone. I knew I had a history of approaching this relationship from a place of lack and pain and wanting, and I also realized that I would have to maintain my perspective, self-belief, and boundaries in order to be even remotely present as we spoke.

The conversation went relatively well and as expected, and a lot of that was because I’d been meditating on my expectations and boundaries and the way they showed up in this spread- as if Spirit was showing me how the universe works on a method of Call and Response.

1. The Whole – Who are you in this situation?
SACRED LAW/CROW WOMAN (STRENGTH) – “Crow teaches you to honor your boundaries”. A lot of what I needed to hold myself in this conversation was this exactly, to define my boundaries for both me and my conversant and to understand from where I came in alignment with my “highest understanding of sacred truth”. It was also about doing what was right, and having this conversation was a matter of protocol and realigning. It even shows up in Libra, my birth sign.

2. The Mental – What are your mental conditions/concerns?
9 of FIRE (WANDS) – “Aspects of your essence that have long laid dormant are now surfacing for full expression. Dominant personality traits are falling away as your being integrates with the Source of who you are. You are now on the path of communion and wholeness, so that you may live in integrity and cohesive power in all that you do.” Basically.

3. The Emotional – What are your emotional conditions/concerns?
POWER/LILITH (EMPEROR) – I love it when my birth card shows up. It reads like trusting my own core power and trusting that I have a right to whatever I feel in this situation.

4. The Material – What are your material/practical conditions/concerns?
9 of EARTH (PENTACLES) – This was directly in line with my concerns- namely what my access to a particular community will be as a result of this conversation.

5. The Spirit – What are your spiritual conditions/concerns?
THE SUN/AMATERASU – That everything be clear, and the truth be absolute.

I looked at the picture of this spread right before and leading up to my conversation and it kept me on task. It went as expected and I held my boundaries and peace firmly. Call and response.

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