The Journey of Self-Discovery

Which card could be helpful in understanding the idea of self-discovery?

 VII of Wands

Self-discovery is not only a battle within yourself, it is a battle for other people that are on the side lines observing your growth. For this reason, you will be in battles with others that do not understand your ways and cannot comprehend the concept of growth. The scariest thing that someone can become is a person that is comfortable within their truth and power.

Does self-discovery help us in a practical sense?

VI of Wands

The art of self-discovery leads to more joy in everyday life and to the wonders of success. When you discover all of the beautiful aspects of yourself, there is nothing you can’t accomplish.

Is there an end to self-discovery?

II of Pentacles

Self-discovery does not end! It is part of your life’s journey to figure out the ins and outs of this life of Earth while also maintaining our spiritual, ethical, and moral principles in unison. Finding ourselves is an epic battle with many wins and loses that must be navigated around the trials of life.

What can we do with our discovered self?

VII of Cups

When you discover your true essence and power there is nothing that can stop you. You can go in any direction you choose and pick your own path in life without retaining the negativity of judgment from others. The act of discovery leads to expansion, opening you up to a world filled with more opportunities and possibilities.

Any other insights or advice for those that are on the journey?

VIII of Pentacles

Your journey requires hard-work and diligence. It won’t always be easy and occasionally will require blood, sweat and tears, but at the end it definitely will be worth it.

Interview created by Avril Price

I Got Fired

Some people are curious as to how I managed to fall into this way of life. After working my ass of in school, and sacrificing everything I know in order to complete 5 degrees, and moving to a different country own my own, I thought I finally did it. I had landed it a nice cushy job at one of the major international corporate law in world. I was so proud of myself after accomplishing all that I had accomplished at a ripe, young age.

But then I got fired. I don’t want to get into the whole story, but let’s just say that if my name was Becky, and I had blonde hair and blue eyes, wasn’t an immigrant, and had the 5 degrees that I currently hold, I would still have that job. That firm threw me away like I was the plague. The heartlessness involved was so overwhelming that even if I think about it now I still get emotional. I thought I was a complete failure, and I let these people make me question all of my abilities and talents.

I wallowed in my own self-pity for 8 months, got a minimum wage job working in a candy store, put on 50 pounds of food and self-loathing, and ended up anti-depreesants. Then realised I still couldn’t afford to take care of myself and got a second minimum wage job working in customer service. Wiping my CV clean, and erasing all of my accomplishments in order to get a job was one of the most humbling experiences I’ve gone through. I was even rejected from a position to hand out newspapers at train stations. Then one day I started to realise that I didn’t mind my minimum wage jobs. No, they weren’t challenging, but I was content. I was stripped bare and was okay with what I saw. I learned that money and status is not important to me even though I thought they were and that the only requirement I have in life is to be happy.

I am currently finishing my 3rd Masters degree and I have a Law degree and have realised that the only thing I need to do with my education is help others. I am fortunate enough to be educated in a field that can save the lives of other people, and I much rather do that than make the fat cats fatter in a corporate law firm. This realisation led me on a spiritual journey that brought me to Tarot and Mediumship, but it also brought out my creative side. I found my passions in my time of lost and was able to start a business out of it. Instead of selling my soul to work for the status quo, I now fight against it. My education has made me a spiritual activist, and I think that is a much better fit for me than a lawyer. I used to be the system and now I say fuck the system, and fuck the society that has built the system.

I use my education and spirituality to fight for every disadvantaged group out there: people of color, lgbt, transgender, women, refugees, migrants and immigrants, those with mental illnesses, and everything in between. And I hope to one day be able to show someone that is about to sell out for the check that they’ve been blessed with the skills to change a life and change the world.

Food for Thought

We live in a world of infinite potentialities, unlimited choices, and endless possibilities. Don’t believe me? If you got out of bed today then you made a choice. I hear your voice. ‘But Rainn, I had to go to work today or I had to go to school.’ That may be the case, but you still made a choice. You could have made a decision not to go – although probably a bad choice, it’s still a choice. You chose to brush your teeth. You chose to eat. And most importantly you chose to live. We sometimes feel helpless – like we are stuck doing the motions that society mandates that we do, but we do have the ability to break free of the chains that bind us. It is just up to us to decide if we are willing to take the first step – to make the choice to be courageous.

Love and Light,

Rainn