“What’s that? What’s practical divination?”
Divination is the practice of sourcing information and/or knowledge in an esoteric or a metaphysical or a mystical or a spiritual or a supernatural way.
Or any combination of those. Or all five: esometaphysimysticspirituernatural. 🙂
Here are some Google-sourced definitions to light the path:
Divination: Noun. The practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means.
Esoteric: Adjective. Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
Mystical: Adjective. Of or relating to mystics or religious mysticism.
Metaphysical: Adjective. Of or relating to metaphysics. (Metaphysics: Noun. The branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space.)
Spiritual: Adjective. Of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
Supernatural: Adjective. Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
Those ways can include any of the following, and more:
♠ Cartomancy (reading cards, such as Tarot and oracle)
♠ Divining Rods
♠ Gazing (as with a mirror or water or a crystal ball)
♠ Palmistry (reading palms)
♠ Tea Reading
♠ Automatic Writing
For all my head seems to exist almost perpetually in the clouds given my area of work, the fact is I’m innately practical.
That practicality seeps into the heights and depths of the divination work I do. And it’s another fact that the seeping effect of practicality has made divination more ordinary; less esoteric.
Just so we’re clear here, though, that ordinariness doesn’t make the results – the answers, verified; the guidance, valid; the wisdom, awesome – any less extraordinary.
It’s a delicious paradox.
Practicing Practical Divination
There are many ways to practice practical divination. Here are some of the ways I practice, practically speaking:
♣ Using a pendulum to determine if I’m going out or staying in
♣ Using oracle cards to chart a blog post or a course
♣ Using automatic writing to explore more uses for essential oils
♣ Using divining rods to find a missing something-or-other
♣ Using channeling to put together any given meal
♣ Using a pendulum to identify low-vibe clothing in my closet
♣ Using oracle cards to synopsize a book I’m reading (More fun than CliffsNotes!)
♣ Using automatic writing to learn more about my purpose and missions
♣ Using divining rods to identify high-EMF electronics in my home
♣ Using channeling to prospect for clients
So many ways; so little time. 😉
There’s an invitation in all of this, and it’s to think outside the common uses for divination tools and allow them to serve a broader purpose in your everyday life.
And if you haven’t yet dipped your toe into the divination pool, consider yourself invited to give it a go. Not sure where or how to start? You can always book a consultation with me, or even make use of a basic email reading if you feel having one question answered will do the trick.
I’d love to know how you use divination if you do use it. Share your practical (or otherwise) applications below.