Tarot Readings in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg 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.
Most Epic Tarot Unboxing Ever pt. 1 - Rare and Japanese Occult Collection
I come from areally mixed family.
All my siblings, asidefrom my little brother, we all look different sowe're all different colors of the rainbow and we allgrew up together in the same house and I guess that thatwas a really cool thing.
I'm really glad that thathappened to me because it gave me the chance to notthink in the same way that a lot of people have beenconditioned to think.
I think that's a supercool thing and I wish the world would bemore like that.
So my mom, when I wasborn, she wanted to name me Starley, she said thatshe knew I was gonna be a famous singer.
My mom is very intuitiveand she's almost psychic.
I can't even explain it.
She always knows whensomething's gonna go wrong or like she just, she hasan inkling about something and she'll say somethingand then it would happened and we'd all be like "ohwe should've listened to mom" ya know? She's really funny thatway so when I was born she wanted to name me Starleyand my dad said no.
My dad said "We're notnaming her Starley, that's just an airy fairy name,like who wants to have their kid as Starley,that's a terrible name" My mom said "No she's gonnabe famous, we have to call her Starley, she's gonnabe a great singer" So she put her foot down andbasically, when the mom wants to name the kid likeyou can't really argue with the mom.
She birthed me, she wentthrough all the hours, all that shit so shenamed me Starley.
She turned outto be right.
When I got older and Istarted to sing a lot I realized that thatwas a good thing.
Because in the beginningI used to get teased at school and stuff and Ireally kind of resented that that was my name.
But later on I wasreally happy about it.
I guess my mom is the dreamerand the encourager.
She's the one where, if mydad tells me a song's not good enough, my mom said "Stopif Clifford, it's beautiful.
Like why do you haveto.
" You know but my dad's very practical.
So she's the dreamer andshe's the one that I'll go to for the nurturing side.
My dad's the one thatI'll go to for the hard criticism, the kindof like constructive criticism but youknow, the truth.
The hard truth.
So my dad, I'd be next tohim talking about it and we'd try to go throughstrategies of how "okay well what's the next move"we always used to say "what's the next move"That was a thing that we used to talk about.
To sort of make an newlittle strategy and figure out "okay so now maybe Ineed to make these couple of songs and reach out tothat person" and I'd spend an hour every dayreaching out to people.
So my dad was the one thatI sort of used to go to for advice andeverything like that.
Things thatwere practical.
And even when I was at thepoint when I was gonna quit, even him at thatpoint started to think "Yeah it's the rightthing" Even though it probably made him feelreally sad that it wasn't working out, he wasthinking the same thing like "maybe it's time"So yeah, you probably understand by now that formy parents right now, they are so ecstaticabout life.
I think they feel soproud that something they believed in for so longand everyone else didn't believe, after a whilepeople were just like "Nah you guys, you're a littlecrazy.
" So now they just feel really proud thatthey stuck with me throughout everything.
Yeah they couldn't be happier Ithink so it's cool.