Tarot Readings in Covington are performed by someone that is trained in how to read and interpret the symbolism of the Tarot Cards. Tarot Readers do not necessarily have to possess any psychic or supernatural gifts to perform Tarot Readings. It is more of a left-brain science (logical side of the brain) much like Astrology. I have found the best Tarot Readers are also initiates of the Golden Dawn Kabbalah*.
Having a Psychic Tarot Reading in Covington is fulfilling.
Empathy might seem like a nice-to-have extra, a touchy-feely quality that's most important in personal relationships and being a nice person outside work, but expert after expert insists this most human of attributes is actually a business essential. Having empathy, they say, improves your leadership, teaches you to ask the right questions, boosts teamwork, allows you to understand your customers, and can even help you get a loan.
All of which is good to know, but do each of us have any control over the amount of empathy we feel? Is our ability to sympathize with others' something that's set in childhood and unlikely to be altered with life experience? Can you learn to get inside others' heads?
If anyone should know the answer to these questions it's Roman Krznaric. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, an empathy adviser to organizations like Oxfam and the United Nations, and a former teacher of sociology and politics at Cambridge University. Recently he shared the latest science on empathy with UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
"Empathy doesn't stop developing in childhood. We can nurture its growth throughout our lives--and we can use it as a radical force for social transformation," he writes. "Research in sociology, psychology, history--and my own studies of empathic personalities over the past 10 years--reveals how we can make empathy an attitude and a part of our daily lives." If you want to increase your empathy quotient, he suggests developing several habits, including these:
Getting Curious About Strangers
That guy across the train car isn't just a potential competitor for the one open seat, he's also an object lesson in empathy, Krznaric insists. "Highly empathic people (HEPs) have an insatiable curiosity about strangers. They will talk to the person sitting next to them on the bus, having retained that natural inquisitiveness we all had as children, but which society is so good at beating out of us," he writes. "Curiosity expands our empathy when we talk to people outside our usual social circle, encountering lives and world views very different from our own. Curiosity is good for us too: Happiness guru Martin Seligman identifies it as a key character strength that can enhance life satisfaction."
So how do you do curiosity right? Don't just chat about the weather or the local sports team. Instead, try to understand what makes other people tick--especially those who seem quite different from you. "Set yourself the challenge of having a conversation with one stranger every week. All it requires is courage," suggests Krznaric.
Listening and Being Vulnerable
Increased empathy only comes through interacting with others, so you want your conversations to be as deep and revealing as possible. In order to do that, you need to develop two interrelated skills, says Krznaric--radical listening and making yourself vulnerable.
"HEPs listen hard to others and do all they can to grasp their emotional state and needs, whether it is a friend who has just been diagnosed with cancer or a spouse who is upset at them for working late yet again," he writes, adding, "but listening is never enough. The second trait is to make ourselves vulnerable. Removing our masks and revealing our feelings to someone is vital for creating a strong empathic bond. Empathy is a two-way street."
Expanding Your Circle of Empathy
Empathizing with a poverty-stricken child or recently laid off friend probably comes naturally. The trick when it comes to increasing your empathy is to challenge yourself to see the perspective of those with whom you have less natural sympathy--perhaps even with your enemies. "A final trait of HEPs is that they do far more than empathize with the usual suspects," Krznaric says. "We also need to empathize with people whose beliefs we don't share."
What does this look like in practice? "If you are a campaigner on global warming, for instance, it may be worth trying to step into the shoes of oil company executives--understanding their thinking and motivations--if you want to devise effective strategies to shift them towards developing renewable energy."
This is also a particularly powerful approach for business leaders. "Bill Drayton, the renowned 'father of social entrepreneurship,' believes that … mastering empathy is the key business survival skill because it underpins successful teamwork and leadership," he points out.
Curious where you're starting from? Greater Good offers an empathy quiz to discover what base rate of empathy you have to work with.
Present day Tarot Cards draw most of their symbolism from the Kabbalah. If you want a Tarot Reading, you will want to ask the Tarot Reader if they have knowledge of the Kabbalah as well.
There are pros and cons to both; It is a matter of personal preference really which is better.
*The Kabbalah incidentally is a form of Jewish Mysticism that is
believed to have originated from Moses. However, Mystical Kabbalah is non-religious; it ties in all the Gods and Goddesses of the world. I am referring to Kabbalah, from the Golden Dawn System of thought, often called “Mystical Kabbalah” today. Writer’s such as: Dion Fortune, S.L. Macgregor Mathers, and Isreal Regardie disseminated the Mystical Kabbalah ideas through their early 1900 writings on the subject.
Tarot Reading - 10 Top Tips & Rules
Which are the luckiest Tarot cards in the deck? This article picks out the cards you should look out for in a tarot card reading as the best omens of good fortune.
Tarot cards can be a great way to not only glimpse the future but also to focus on it, and through the power of positive thinking attract good things into your life. Each tarot reading starts with a question from which the seeker can actively ask for guidance or even help to bring good luck their way. One can't definitively say that a particular card is always lucky or indeed that another card is a sign of bad luck because each card's meaning is dependent on the context and its relationship to other cards in the reading. However there are some cards in the tarot deck that have such a strong energy and are so auspicious that they are invariably a sign of some good fortune or other coming the way of the questioner. The following is a list of cards that you really want to turn up in a tarot card reading:
This truly is a great card to receive. It talks of harmony and happiness, healthy relationships and a feeling of oneness. The Sun has always been a metaphor for truth. When we say we can 'see the light' we mean we can see the truth in a situation. When we talk about becoming 'enlightened' we mean achieving a level of understanding. As the supreme source of light the Sun is therefore a powerful symbol of knowledge and understanding. Ignorance may be bliss but knowledge is power. Only when we really understand a situation do we have the power to transform it and get what we want. The Sun is also associated with greatness and success, so when this card turns up it is a positive reminder that we too can be 'brilliant' and truly 'shine.'
Three of Cups
The Three of Cups is the card of boundless joy, love and celebration. In cultures which advocate the philosophy that we live to work it can be hard to take seriously our deep need as human beings to bond with one another and celebrate our togetherness. After all, what is the point? What does it achieve? But celebration is an end in itself. We could equally ask (but rarely do) 'What is the point in just living to work? Where is the joy in that?' but also 'What greater joy and safety is there than in knowing that one is both loved and able to love?'
The World simply represents fulfillment and completeness. Having the world at one's fingertips means having everything one could possibly want and therefore being self contained and satisfied. In reality though, fulfillment is not so much what we have but how we feel. A monk or hermit may feel content with just his begging bowl and a cave to sleep in whilst a rich man may find little peace no matter how much of the world he owns. The card represents the promise of inner fulfillment and completeness. These feelings can come to all of us from time to time and the card reminds us to make the most of them when they do.