Many people tend to associate the Tower Card with negativity and it’s true that its influence can shake some to the core. This perceive negativity, however, is a gift in disguise. The Tower speaks of energies or situations that will break away the illusion of what it seems so we can really see what it is. In its ultimate form, the Tower is akin to Enlightment, the ripping the fabric of Maya and acquire a state of Buddha-hood. In a more mundane situation, the Tower refers to an “Aha!” moment: one of those instance when we finally see the solution to a problem; go beyond the distractions to fully a situation; or realize our mistake and grasp a truth. The influence of the Towers asks us to demolish, as painful as it may be, all those half-truths, lies, misunderstandings and excuses we have build a belief upon and see the reality, warts and all. Then we’ll have a clear space where to build a new paradigm or belief, founded on the truth, on our values and on the essence of our higher self.
The Tower also has another message for us, especially for those in love with our min
d and thoughts. It remind us that there are realities that cannot be grasped intellectually: they cannot be measured, replicate in a lab and put in a little box. And yet, they are as, if not more real, as the world perceive by our senses. Hence, it would be for our benefit to “upon up” and brake those limiting mind barriers that prevent us from learning and experiencing those truths.
The Tower also speaks of the ego, and the temple we sometimes build to it. While a healthy ego is necessary to function in the material world, and over-grown ego can be a prison (let’s remember that traditionally towers have been used to lock away people) to the soul and prevent us from being all that we can be. And over-size ego closes much of the communication with the Divine, with our guides and ethereal helpers. So in this case, the card is asking us to become the lightning bolt and blow away the pride, the arrogance, and humbly open ourselves to that which is greater than our ego. Only in this state of surrender can we enter the greatness of the Divine and realized our Oneness with it and all there is…
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