Is there a method for the simple question, Yes or No, other than looking at what arises as a matter of course? Maybe.
I have a whole essay on Taroflexions that addresses this, simply called: Yes/No.
But today, when this question was posed in the new group forming for my Lenormand class, it made me think of the method that I call the ‘gap method’ that I can share with all here.
When you pose a question that leads to a yes, no, or maybe answer, what you’re up against is actually an answer that is always in the gaps between the cards, not in certitude.
Why is this interesting? Because answering a question with a yes/no, and even a maybe has a ring of finality to it that only gives the impression of certitude, not its reality.
‘Yes, you will sell your house’, or ‘No, you won’t’ is not an expression of reality, of a final yes or a final no, but rather an expression of the way in which you perceive prognostication to begin with, always as a potentiality, if you’re honest, not as accuracy, if you’re not.
Referring clients back to your success rate as a predictor does not ensure that the answer to THEIR question will be subject to the same ‘successful’ standard of past personal accuracy.
Fortunetellers make their living by prognosticating and measuring their prognostications according to an imaginary scale of accuracy. But what we sell is the desire for a positive outcome, not the thing itself.
Why? Simply because there’s nothing prior to our perception of what is ‘yes’ and what is ‘no’.
Now some may ask: ‘What do we need all this philosophy for,’ when we ‘know’ that fortunetelling is efficient no matter what?
We don’t. What this philosophy is good for is to first remind you of what method is all about, an inquiry into potentiality not technique, and then to encourage you to think that you’re the better fortuneteller when you actually know what you’re talking about.
Reading cards is never about establishing certitude, truth, and ‘what comes to pass’.
Reading cards is about gazing into the gap that forms the premise for your question, and from there, realize that every keyhole has a key, and every doorway a perception.
What do fortunetellers sell?
A prolonged longing for strong validations. The friendly familiar. Deploying Clouds into Tree roots: ‘THIS you can know’.
It works. For most. People want THAT. To know things.
If you’re a student of nonduality, this doesn’t work. But let’s save that discussion for another day.
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