Consider the fool card as a representation of your inner child. Now ask yourself, what can hurt this being? What can wound one’s inner child? There is no one simple answer to this. A few things that may do this are a dashing of hope, a placement of limitation, a sense of separation and abandonment. Remember, we are perfect. We are born knowing what the world should be. We are intimately aware of oneness. It is though, the harsh realities of life on earth, of having the indignities of the ego thrust upon us that we lose sight of these things.
These things, however, are not fully gone. They are simply covered over by blankets that hide the truth, the light. Over time, this light is hidden, but on a deeper level not completely forgotten. This light still shines; however muted it may be by all these layers.
Over time, we begin to question the life of the ego that we are embroiled in. We begin to examine these blankets and question their validity. One by one, we begin to remove these layers, peeling them away, one and then the next and the next until we uncover that light of truth of who we are.
When we are born, we are still very aware of our team of divine helpers and the fact that we have a mission and a purpose on the earth. Because we know it, we assume that those in our life know it too. It confuses us that they do not act as though they know it. They seem to act in ways that are counterproductive to achieving their purpose. They ignore the help and guidance offered by the divine helpers. This is confusing. These people are our caregivers. Because we rely on them so heavily, they must know the truth, know what’s best.
Their thoughts and ideas become our own. We are now enculturated. We are now a part of our society. Slowly our awareness of the divine truth of ourselves gives way to the projections of society. Now we are what society needs us to be and what it expects of us. Now the burden of rediscovering our truth is on us, should we take on the task. But is it a burden?
The peeling away of these blankets to get back to that core light can be both thrilling and exciting, can it not be? The process of discovering, the process of stumbling upon answers and then figuring out the question that fits it can instigate a journey like no other. This can be thrilling! What do we learn of ourselves and of society if we do not go through this process of discovery? This is what it means to incarnate and be present on the earth. In this way, we achieve balance. We achieve balance between our divine self and our earthly self. What we learn on the earth becomes our soul. This soul, and its knowledge and wisdom contribute to the knowingness of all beings of the universe. This is The Silence. This creates a universal strength. In the reality of oneness, the wisdom of one is the wisdom and strength of all.
When the fool card comes up for you in a reading, consider this. Where are you on the path of personal discovery? Do you understand yourself? Do you have a sense of why you are here? If not, what don’t you understand? Consider you talents, your desires, your ambitions. These are your guide markers. These tell you what direction to head. By following your desires and pursuing your talents, you achieve your purpose. These things keep your inner child alive, well, happy, content, and blissful. A happy inner child is a productive inner child, for he/she is intimately aware of your life’s purpose and will keep you pointed in its direction. Honor your inner child. He/she deserves it.