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! All adopted posts from my previous blog, will be noted)
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.