Suspended Person

To be still is to be working on the inner self as opposed to the outer world.  In the Tarot deck this is represented by the card of the Suspended Person, ruled by Neptune, who is learning the art of self-realization and inner quietude in order to go beyond the illusion that we as individuals are managers of the universe.  In this place we have the Divine wisdom and essence that guides and unites all.  This concept cannot be grasped by the mind; it is a feeling, one of nonresistance and of recognizing the living consciousness of the universe. 

To be in this place means we are better able to understand the inequities of the world as they exist before us today.  The Suspended Person is on a vision quest from which he or she will receive the revelation to be open to the unity of life.  One must move from an escapism point of view to one of inspiration and when one makes this shift one is able to see his or her place in the ever-changing ocean of life.  Additionally, you are able to see that what you do in your small realm of life is all a part of the ebb and flow of the greater.  From a state of relaxation you can be of service to not only the self, but to others without the ego stepping in and needing praise or approval.  You can learn to trust in the wisdom of the world and that there is a conscious and wise presence in it all. 

Just for today, let go and put your heart above your head (literally) with some yoga poses to help foster this feeling.  We get off tract by much that surrounds us in our daily lives via family, friends and especially the media.  When we do this we shut down, we no longer feel our Mother Earth and we become disconnected.  Reconnect your heart to the Earth and be open to the unity that is life. 


This we know: All things are connected

like the blood that unites us.

We did not weave the web of life,

We are merely a strand in it.

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

~Chief Seattle


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7 Responses to Suspended Person

  1. This is such nice post, and so relevant for me today. You see, I’m doing something I abhor . . . yes, I’m writing a short autobiography. I’ve been putting it off for months, but now that I’m almost done, it’s been another journey, mostly because the nicest parts aren’t really about “me”.

    I know that term “connected” is very popular today, but it’s not something I fully agree with – I prefer the term blended, which is how I’ve come to understand nature, especially when escaping from that illusion – and that’s not just me being a wordsmith.

    For example, I pay a lot of attention to the sun and the clouds and the wind these days. It’s kind of funny, as awhile I came to realize that the sky really is all water. This was while there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. As I’m looking up at this wet canvas, suddenly a tiny cloud comes out of nowhere, and then in about a minute it is gone.

    Months before that it dawned on me that the light from the sun doesn’t “strike” us, but rather it too kind of blends in with life on earth . . . the light really is very much a different kind of umbilical chord . . . the notion that we are separate from the sun is also an illusion. Unfortunately, at least for some, when you understand that, the equation, e=mc(squared) simply falls apart, and if you wish, there is a lot of humor in that.

    What really fascinates me though, is that given the above, when you feel a drop of rain, you are also feeling a drop of the sun – after all, you do “see” the rain! 🙂 Do you see then what I mean by blending? Isn’t it very much like art? Perhaps it is all art? For me that is no longer a question.


  2. I love this idea of “blending”…what fabulous thought provoking ideas you have presented for all of us to ponder. I like this very much, blending … 🙂


  3. “what you do in your small realm of life is all a part of the ebb and flow of the greater”…letting go of the ego…just being at peace inside…”go with the flow”–yes…it is a delicate balance…and then one must carefully choose…always returning to the Center to keep the balance…
    Thank you for your gentleness!


  4. kathryn2013 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog


  5. iamforchange says:

    Just curios is the suspend person the same as the hanged man? Or perhaps the hermit?


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