What is the Way of Nowhere?
Physically, it’s a book. Philosophically, it’s a new way to view life and how we live it. Spiritually, it’s a way to embrace many eclectic cultures to produce a modern system of creativity, self-reliance and self-knoweldge. But best of all, it’s 8 Questions to Release Our Creative Potential – which as we all know is perfect translated into a tarot spread.
Using time-honoured Native American, Pagan and Buddhist beliefs, the full system helps you explore yourself in a gentle and productive way. In our tarot spread, we’re going to explore the eight questions. It’s up to you how much further you want to explore yourself in this way (though I highly recommend it).
You know I wouldn’t normally tell you what to do, but on this occasion, I’m going to!
When you do this tarot spread, treat it with respect, do it seriously – take it seriously. These questions are important for your future and so performing a tarot reading from this spread should carry your full awareness, focus and intention. I would even suggest you make a ritual out of it. Use whatever way you like, crystals, candles, blessings, chanting, incense, invoking your spirit guides – whatever you consider important and necessary to create the right ambiance and atmosphere. You may even what to invoke the 4, 8 or 10 directions and elements beforehand. Don’t forget to close your ritual also, releasing any energies you may have invoked at the beginning.
The questions in the book are designed to prompt your subconscious, your inner-spirit, higher-self – whatever terms are appropriate to you. In light of this then, it’s important to spend time with each card that presents in each position so that you can explore it fully in detail and without rushing. This is the kind of tarot spread that you should write a journal about – these are important and potentially life-changing and enhancing questions, so deserve your time to let your innermost mind and soul work together. Let each card be the bud that your mind helps to blossom – this is where your creative potential is born and developed.
Are you ready to release your creative potential? Ok, let’s begin!
The Way of Nowhere Tarot Spread
You begin this tarot spread with east – where the sun rises and new beginnings burst through like a rush of spring.
- east – what is my unique purpose?
- south-east – how am I releasing the magic of the moment?
- south – how am I venturing into uncertainty?
- south-west – how am I focusing the power of my intent?
- west – how am I supporting growth?
- north-west – how am I learning to see the invisible?
- north – how am I returning my gift?
- north-east – how am I keeping my energy clear and bright?
Take your time with this and don’t repeat the spread too often, give your life and previous decisions time to play out before you seek another road. In the meantime, think on what the authors of the book creatively present about nowhere:
- nowhere – stepping into the unknown
- now here – harnessing of the present moment
- no where – working with the invisible
- know where – catalysing breakthrough
Make sure to get a copy of the book, The Way of Nowhere: Eight Questions to Release Our Creative Potential. Available on Kindle and Amazon sellers.
15 thoughts on “The Way of Nowhere”
What a beautiful send off! Although you may be leaving tarot, your mark and contribution remains. Thank you for all you’ve done – and for your friendship.
I’m sure Barbara Moore will be a fantastic new hostess for this blog – cannot wait to see what she brings to Tarot Elements!
Thanks for being there all this time, in tarot and in my life even across the Pond. You’re a superstar to me :)
I’m quite sure whatever Barbara brings to the blog will be exactly what it needs.
I wish you well on your new journey, and will most definitely follow along with your blog!
What a wonderful spread!! It’s a must-do. :)
Keri (aka, Pip)
Hey Keri (Pip),
Lovely to hear from you! Hope all is well – and yes, do give the spread a try, it’s meaty.
Looking forward to keeping in touch,
Best of luck to you, Catherine, and thank you for the lovely gift!
Thank you, Kirsten, I hope you discover lots of lovely goodness about yourself with it :)
This is so beautiful, and so bittersweet. Barbara is an amazing woman and will do well by your website. I look forward to seeing the creativity she brings forward (hard to believe she has more in her stores of wisdom, as she has already exceeded a lifetime amount of wisdom-giving).
Thanks for all you have done, and thank you for the very sweet mention. Tarot Elements has always been revolutionary and cutting edge, and you brought so much to the world.
This spread is amazing, just amazing, and I look forward to sinking into it.
I wish you much, much success and happiness as you reach toward the new chapter in your life.
Thank you for such a lovely comment. You were always my lesson in grace, kindness and compassion. I learned more from you than you would probably realise. Thank you my sweet soul sista <3
One of the beautiful things about life, about Barbara, and so many others – yourself included – is that personal growth is an important but natural process. When it's embraced fully, it guarantees a growth in wisdom also. Life's lessons don't always have to be hard to be worthy, they don't always have to be our own either. Barbara will be perfect, as she is already :)
So lovely to hear from you, Donnaleigh, blessings to you.
Thank you,, in so many ways you and Tarot Elements have helped me back onto my Tarot path. Especially thank you for the Elemental Dignities. Good luck in everything you do, bless you.
Thank you for such a wonderful comment – it’s words like these that made it all worthwhile.
Although I am saddened by your exit from the Tarot realm, I am happy to know that Tarot Elements will be sticking around. Barbara Moore is a perfect choice as successor!
I will dearly miss your presence on Tarot Elements and send you much love and support on this next leg of your journey. And ~oh my!~ what a parting gift! The spread looks so powerful. I’m looking forward to diving in and gaining insight into my own journey.
Hiya, i know we dont know each other, but i wanted to say that spread is wonderful. I tried it out and it had amazing accurate results. Lots to take in and focus on. I wish you well and much happiness on your journey, to where ever you be at each moment in time. x
I have started following your teachings n im really grateful to you for sharing your knowledge…
I have just done the Way to Nowhere Spread and it is bang on….NNow my query is how do I work on the cards that have come negative….for eg in the south east direction I have got 10 of Swords and I know im not releasing magic but more filled with grief so if you could guide me to give me a perception of how to look at the card in regards to the complete reading….thank you dear and God bless you
I’m sorry to say there’s no easy way to look at this. The Ten of Swords is perhaps the worst card in the deck as it signifies the total and complete end to something in the most painful of ways. In line with other optimists, I also see the dawn rising in the background as opposed to the sun setting. I advocate the glass is half full, not half empty. So what does all this mean to you, in this reading? The Ten of Swords suggests that you aren’t releasing any magic in the moment, at the moment. You must allow a situation or event to finally be put to bed. Whatever this situation or event is, the card is telling that you haven’t let go of it and until you do, your new dawn will not rise and you magic will remain locked down with you.
If the card had been the Eight of Swords, we could say you were holding on to this pain deliberately. There is no suggestion of your conscious mind at work in the Ten of Swords and so you must examine your life and discover where or what is preventing you from releasing your magic. With respect to your comment, your grief is the problem, but with that statement comes judgement and that is not helpful. Grief must be allowed to run its course but it is also vital that it doesn’t overrun it. There are old tribal cultures that believed and practised releasing grief quickly through direct expression in order to carry on with their lives. While I would never tell you what to do, if grief is your stumbling block to the future, you need to explore this and prepare yourself to move on. Please also remember that moving out of grief is not forgetting the person or memory of them or event, it is releasing yourself and therein lay your answer – release your grief and you will begin to release your magic.
I hope that is helpful.
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