The port of life is left behind,
dissolving the mortal mind.
The Ship of Death dances on ocean spray
bringing the soul to spirit’s doorway.
Soul sails through the tunnel to light
unchanged, unchallenged, bodiless.
The sleep of death is deep and egoless
as the silver cord is severed.
A body of light rises to consciousness,
awareness reaches a higher plane
in spirit we shall live again
a new life free from pain.
Of all the Tarot Cards, Death is the one most people fear to draw and it is probably the most misunderstood. Although the card can herald a physical death, in most readings it simply means that a new way of life is required. Something is outgrown and we need to move on. There is a need to let go of the old and bring in the new. To take responsibility for ourselves by letting go of another person or something that is no longer appropriate for us.
We should not fear death because we are spiritual beings who have chosen to experience life in a material body on a planet with gravity. When we return to spirit the pains and concerns of a material life fall away and the ego that told us we were alone and separate in the material world no longer torments us.
Words Copyright Tigerbrite
The paintings of the Magdalene Tarot are copyright Sarah Wheatley