In my 20’s I had a series of dreams...
Over the series of some months I dreamt that I was a woman living on a space station floating above a planet. I assume that it was Earth. At least, it felt familiar to me in my dream.
In these dreams I spoke French but whenever I woke up I couldn’t remember the French I knew I was speaking. Over time I worked hard to learn how to lucidly dream so I could prove to myself that I was speaking French.
Finally, after months of effort I was successful. I woke up speaking a French turn of phrase. And, before you go thinking that surely I unconsciously picked up French from somewhere I can attest that I had zero French exposure.
Ya girl grew up next door to Tijuana. I spoke Spanish as a second language both in my neighborhood and at school. There was no French anywhere in my life. Later, I learned Mandarin then picked up some Korean and Turkish. No cross contamination. Nothing I have learned in this lifetime has any French.
I could not find any future life progression spreads, which was strange because we use tarot to discern a future state all of the time.In fact, that is the main purpose for many. I was astounded to see that while there are plenty of past life regression spreads, there weren’t any future life progression spreads. To me, this seems like a natural thing for tarot to do.
Tarot is only constrained by our models for reality and time. We perceive time as flowing in one direction, but when we start to look at it from a quantum perspective that hard and fast rule appears to be a bit more complicated.
Perhaps we might see our past and future selves more closely as dimensional selves. Like multiple windows through states where there is one quantum constant-the soul-vibrating throughout each instance simultaneously.
Did you ever make a home-grown cartoon when you were little?
I did. I remember drawing each instance of my stick figure over a bunch of notecards. Each instance seems relatively self-contained, but it is in the movement, a rapid fire sequence of shuffled cards that creates a sense of development and time.
I think the idea of past, present, and future selves might work like that.
The cool thing is that once you get a sense of a future you, you can shape your life now to help, avoid, or enhance that other instance.
For example, have you ever heard of people having strange phobias only to find out it has a past life connection? Maybe someone hates having anything around her neck: no necklaces, no tight collars until she learns that in a past life she was strangled. That is one of many stories I have heard where trauma carries across lifetimes.
A Future Life Progression allows you to understand your role as it is now and how it will come into play in this future version of you. In a sense, doing the work of processing trauma in this lifetime, or breaking family and cultural toxic legacies in this incarnation means less being carried over into other instances of you.
(And, this doesn’t just affect future you. You can also affect past instances of you!) (Woah, dude…)
This is important now because humanity is at a stunningly frightening moment in our evolution.Many of us wonder if the true end of days are upon us, or if the planet will be healthy enough to sustain our lives. We are facing a global challenge that is terrifying in scope.
Future Life Progressions help us discern, in concrete ways, the selves that are to come. This is not the end.
Not by a long shot.
A few things to keep in mind about your reading:
You may find that some of the things that future you are dealing with are the same things that present you are working on. If you can successfully process the stuff in this instance, it might change what future instances deal with.
You may not like future you. We cannot all be heroes in every lifetime. Sometimes, we can be “bad people”. While it may be hard to see, it is important to honor the truth of the reading.
You are seeing “a” future you, not “the” future you. You are seeing one instance of so very many. You are being shown this particular future you for a reason. There is something for you to know in this life time so that you can somehow impact the one you are seeing in your spread.
Are you itching to get your hands on my spread by now?Awesome!
I based this spread on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I felt that this was a great way to get a nice 360 degree vantage point. I also wrote a guided meditation that you can download as well as some questions for reflection after you have done this spread.
I typically do not write spreads where you have “one question = one card”. Most of my spreads will allow for a scatter of cards so that you can build a narrative more easily.
Each number represents the number of cards you need to pull (I don’t think that was explained clearly enough in the graph below.)
Please do leave a comment below as I would love to hear who you are to be!
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