This blog has been discussing the concept that our mind’s imagination represents the mind of God. So to speak, Jesus and the 12 disciples represent disciplines of an enlightened mind. The first was Simon, or hearing. The second was Andrew, or courage which is a property of the heart. The 3rd and 4th disciples are related. These are the brothers, James and John, James the just the righteous judge, and his brother John, the beloved. Justice to be wise must be administered with love, ever turning the other cheek and at all times returning good for evil, love for hate, non-violence for violence.
At one time in my life I was a salesman at a big box store. One of the principles of sales with a lot of product is it’s very hard to see what’s directly in front of you. The Tarot is an ancient book of wisdom incorporated in playing cards and its secrets were hidden in playing cards. At this time Justice was harsh. It was the time of Inquisitions, one of religious persecution, so secret knowledge was incorporated in playing cards as the obvious is the last place anyone looks. I’m looking at Tarot now because I want to understand the 3rd and 4th disciples of Jesus as disciplines of the mind.
God is singular, but in man, wisdom appears in duplicate. Yang is followed by Yin. Up by down, and so on. The internal Tarot cards come in twos. In the mind, day dreaming is set off by disciplined imagination. The following two Tarot cards represent the righteous judge and justice administered with love.
These images may be used to understand the 3rd and 4th disciplines of just but beloved judgments. The idea here is that through holding visual pictures in your mind, in this case Tarot cards, one takes a step in developing their imaginative faculties.
Of course, from a Christian standpoint one’s judgment needs be fair but colored with love, especially if you are judging yourself. And if you do judge yourself, turn the other cheek. Be righteous but easy on yourself and full of light and life and love.
Wisdomgame is a game with barriers and mazes. You can enter the maze of Tarot if you click on the joker below.