So recently one of my friends came to a decision to quite his job, get rid of his money and go on spiritual path .. I believe lots of people feel the same way : material world and spiritual world as been enemies and you can not go spiritual without getting rid of material life. So this made me write this post as this perception is utterly utterly wrong…
For a starter I would like to , as expected, give an example from Tarot cards. 78 cards of Tarot are divided to 2 parts : Major arcana – 22 cards that deals with spiritual journey and Minor Arcana 56 cards that deals with everyday life matters. Minor arcana are archetype situation from material world that we experience and with the help of Major arcana we understand them and obtain knowledge.
The ultimate goal of human life is to understand AND experience unity of all the aspects of life, its inner connections and ultimately feel as part of this mechanism. Everyday life (yes, even your idiotic boss) is here to create “experience” , spiritual is here to create “understanding” of that experience. It doesn’t matter if you life in rain forest (with idiotic Tribal chief) or in New York, everything was written by one hand.
So now we are coming to why is getting rid of the material world is such a bad idea. We have already started to separate spiritual and everyday life at some point during the industrial revolution. This led us into imbalance, because we have “experience” but we don’t have “understanding”. Trying to even widen this gap can not possibly do any good.
Knowledge is freedom. And knowledge comes though both experience and understanding.
Tereza aka Coco Tarot