Animals as a means to wake up


Based on the wonderful book Medicine Cards, by Jamie Sams and David Carson. Respect and thanks to the writers and the illustrator.

In 1988 I came in contact with the Medicine Cards. They reminded me of the Light and helped me see the difference between ego and Awareness. I recognized the power of the animals and the depth of the messages in the book. I found my true self to be one with the Animal essence… or rather one with the One Life in All.

In November 1993 I began a Practice for Intuitive Consulting. Shortly after that words came up with the images of the animals. They are not better than the original words, but simply related to my own process of becoming aware of my true nature.

The 52 cards represent aspects of the undividable One, or Thát which cannot be captured in words. They point to the activeness of that One, which expresses Itself according to circumstances. This One is before everything the absolute Reality which carries all… God, Love, Light or Consciousness.

This underlying Silence is our true nature. Above It an imagined person evolves. Directed outwards it forgets its divinity. That with which it identifies suggests alienation.

Cosmos is the will of God, to which the sense of being can surrender. Consciousness is the screen of Silence, on which the world (will of God) appears… it is not caught by its own projections.

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