I started the online journal, Girl Spirit Magic (on Blogger.com) to document my personal spiritual growth. Now, that I have launched Today Tamara Forever, I want this web space to encompass all of my interests and goals. So it is here I will continue sharing my spiritual journey; marked with the title series of Girl Spirit Magic! (*Note: I do plan on copying over some of my entries from there, as they’re still relevant…like tarot deck reviews, book recommendations, and introductory posts..like this one!)
As of March 2018 decided that I was tired of being stressed, worried, and feeling like I had no real control over my life. I have come to terms with that fact that I may not be in control of every aspect of my life, but I am in control of my emotions, my attitude and reactions to the outside world. I am responsible for my spiritual being’s health and only I can change how I feel; this is where my spiritual journey began.
With the encouragement from a dear friend, whom I will lovingly call Luna (you know who you are!), I started forging my own path and deciding what I wanted; spiritually. I wanted to wake up in the morning with a grateful heart and a clear mind, to go through my day with purpose and drive, and to end it feeling accomplished, no matter how small the victories may be. Only I can change that. I am blessed to have supporting friends and loving family, but when it comes to the spirit soul, only I am responsible for it’s growth and well being.
Who And What I Am
I am a graphic design artist by trade, with many of my passions being art related. I grew up in a religious home, being taught and inheriting Christian teachings by my Mother, and introduced to Catholic beliefs by my Father. A belief in God has always sustained me, but coming into adulthood and navigating through college life has given me my own perspective on the idea of religion and belief in a Higher Power. I will say, that I do not identify with any religion. I am simply a believer. I am aware that various religions call God by other names, but I truly believe it is all the same and one God. I am very open to other’s beliefs and by no means am I the type of person to try and invalidate someone else’s religion. How you treat and nourish your soul is none of my concern; it is my duty to treat and nourish my own. I do enjoy researching and learning about other beliefs systems, though.
So, where does tarot and oracle come in? In 2016 I gained an interest in learning to read the tarot for myself, but it wasn’t until this past year I truly dedicated time and effort into it. I set aside time, consistently, for two months to learn the meanings of the cards and get a feel of how they can work in my life. I use the readings of the tarot to connect with God and my spiritual self; to gain insight into my life and to seek knowledge on ways to manage the mind, body, and spirit. For me, tarot and oracle, is a tool of meditation. I have used it in my morning and nightly routine of prayer and I must say, I instantly felt better mentally and spiritually. I decided this in my heart and my mind and body has followed.
These Girl Spirit Magic diary entries will be about my spiritual explorations, learning about various tarot + oracle related topics, my daily readings, even about my interesting findings of various religions and beliefs systems.