From my Journal: The Observer

Thursday, 30 March 2017

As a journal-keeper of several years, it was only natural that I should record my discovery of oracle cards and their uncanny knack of turning up a particular message at the appropriate time. The following is an extract from my journal dated Saturday February 11th 2017, approximately one month after I started using the Wisdom of the Oracle.

Over the last few days I’ve been remembering a repeated conversation I had with a school-friend called 'C' when I was about 13 or 14. The first time we had it, we were walking home from school, down the hill past the Police station. It was a sunny day and I recall it as clearly as if it were yesterday - I can almost feel the weight of my rucksack. 

I asked C to think about something… and then to notice that he was thinking about it. Then I asked how we could think and also notice that we were thinking, and if we could do that, which ‘us’ was thinking and which ‘us’ was noticing it?

At the time we didn’t have any answers, but I recall pondering this over a long period - I may have still been bugging C about it when we were taking our A levels. Trying to make sense of it troubled me. In those days (the late 1980s) we didn’t have the internet. Google hadn’t been invented. It wasn’t very easy to find things out, unless they were on the school curriculum or something your parents talked about. No one I knew talked about things like this. So my questions went unanswered, until I was already in my 30s and a mother, and I started to read The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle.
The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realise that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love. creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken. (Page 14) 
I have never forgotten the conversation with C or the realisation and feelings that had prompted me to seek out the ‘most intelligent’ boy in the class to discuss it with.  It came up again this week as there is an exercise in Uncharted (by Colette Baron-Reid) which starts by directing the reader to do, more or less, what I asked him to do almost 30 years ago. 


Unbelievable… but not at all, as I’m quickly learning! I had a busy day today so I didn’t get to pull a daily oracle card until tonight, which perhaps defeats the object, but I did it just after writing the above and got this:

The journal then goes on to discuss the card, it's meanings and how it applies to that conversation and different areas of my life right now.

Reading through the entries for the past few months, I notice lots of little synchronicities / meaningful coincidences like this, some of them I hadn't commented on at the time because they were a day or so apart, and it doesn't seem that I noticed. As recently as last year, I'd probably have proclaimed all of this to be a load of rubbish. I can't explain how or why a relationship with cards/life works like this, I don't know how synchronicity works, but isn't it fascinating?

If you have your own theories, please feel free to leave a note below. 


  1. Love when these synchronicities happen! I'm really enjoying your new blog and Instagram posts.

    1. Thank you Robin, it's lovely to have feedback when starting out on new paths :)



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