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Astrology,Tarot & Numerology

Tarot: Surfing the waves of 2014 (James Wanless)

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Tarot Reading 2014 :Surfing the wavesWhat do politics and Tarot have in common?  James Wanless merges the two in a magical way.  Join CJ as she interviews James Wanless, creater of Voyager and Sustain Yourself Tarot deck, on a retrospective of 2013 and predictions for 2014. Plus, we do a Tarot reading for the rest of Obama’s term and on Pope Francis

Show Summary

Videos by our Guest

A Tarot reading on Pope Francis (coming up soon)

A Tarot reading on what to expect for the rest of Obama’s term (coming up soon)

Tarot on Obama:

Blog Post by our Guest

“Ride Your Wave/Avoid Tsunami”

Here I was in tsunami country, Japan, and as I walked along the corridor of the International Center where I was teaching, I noticed a large weaving on the wall whose warp and woof looked like ocean swells.  My stomach, like a wave, rolled over and I felt nauseous anxiety.  I still do even as I write this.  For me, it’s some kind of primal fear of facing a giant wave, maybe because I often body surf in the ocean.  At a deep level, however, we all fear death by drowning, of being swept away into the endless vacant sea.

A tsunami is a terrifying metaphor for feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for some kind of disaster, whether it’s going under financially or being crushed by a divorce or death.  The question is, “how do we prepare for a calamity?”  

We prepare, first, by not engaging in “catastrophic thinking,” which I do sometimes in the middle of night waking up to the thought of no work and no paycheck.  To do this, remember that everything in life, every phenomenon, every thought, every sensation, every event, every every has a vibration and is thus a wave.  Life is one big, beyond-measure wave within waves within waves that are forever moving and changing, building, crashing and reforming.  Like an adept surfer who adroitly negotiates the swells and chop,  choose your wave to ride.  You do not need to keep riding waves of worry, waves of anger, waves of hopelessness.  You are not your thought-waves.   Mindful of these waves fabricated by your mind, just get off the wave you don’t like and find another that makes you feel good. 

The art of surfing is a particularly appropriate 21st century skill because of the speed, complexity and uncertainty of life’s incessant waves of change.  Like a surfer, keep your mental and emotional balance, which can be enhanced by mindful meditation in which you learn to be aware of the waves of feelings, sensations and thoughts within you.  With this awareness, you have the power to choose to get on or off any wave. 

Managing your own wave-selection keeps you on your surfboard, which is your lifesaver. Tether yourself to the board by not going overboard with either paralytic fear or out of this world, ecstasy. 

Surfing life, however, is not just playing it safe and finding only a few easy waves to ride.  It’s about jumping into the ocean of emotion and riding the big wave that turns you on and takes into the beach for a well-deserved cold one with loved ones.  To sustain in this changing world, it takes energy.  Once you’ve chosen your wave, let it take you.  The universe, being one boffo wave of waves, will carry you and sustain you.  This all translates into “do what you love and love what you do.”  That’s your big wave. 

To find your wave, keep riding waves and new waves.  Wave riding gives you the imperative life-skills of discernment, balance, adapt-ability. and change-ability.  Make riding waves a habit and then when you know your big wave you will be ready.  This sustainable way of life transforms your worst tsunami nightmares into the most exhilarating, joyous and longest ride ever.  

To sustain on, surf on.     

About our Guest

/, Educator, Artist, New Thought Leader

A former Professor of Political Science in the Middle East with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, James Wanless is the prototypical 21st Century “whole man” as he embraces all parts of himself; he does it all and he sustains.  Wanless IS the message by the creative, productive, healthy, spirited, energetic and renewable lifestyle that he models for others.  He is, indeed, a rare combination of talents as an academic and entrepreneur, visionary and counselor, author and artist, keynote speaker and humorist, futurist and wild green man, soloist and multi-team partner.

Wanless, himself, is a modern “Green Man,” an ancient, archetypal figure representing spring renewal.  His own physical embodiment of these principles for rejuvenation and energy have kept himself amazingly young and fit.  His latest unpublished work – “Adventures with Green Man, My Mythic Mentor” – chronicles this ever-greening lifestyle and has taken this wholistic and comprehensive program of “sustain-abilities” into businesses for leadership and team-building, into churches as a path of inspired living, and into centers of new thought for human evolution.

As a seeker of spiritual transformation, his journey led him to India, where he contracted a life-threatening disease in India.  Subsequently, Wanless took four years to design a revolutionary deck of illuminating insight cards – the best-selling “Voyager Tarot” – as a  multi-cultural map of life and “fortune creation tool.”  A symbolic and mythic art masterpiece, the Voyager deck led him to work with companies and organizations teaching and training the power of intuitive thinking for such applications as innovation, communication, decision making and personal growth.  This work birthed his book, “Intuition @ Work” and podcast series, “Intuition Into Action”.

Though primarily a dynamic and engaging educator, James has developed into a popular motivational speaker and coach.  He has conducted thousands of consultations, certified many Voyager practitioners and frequently lectures throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.   He has lectured and taught this vehicle of human empowerment throughout the world and has authored companion books, “Way of the Great Oracle,” and Book-of-the-Month, “Strategic Intuition for the 21st Century”, and online study courses.

Much of his early professional work with Voyager Tarot, along with his most current work of sustainable living, have become recently popular in Asia where Wanless often teaches throughout Japan, Taiwan and China.

He resides in Los Angeles and often teams with his longtime companion, Elisa Lodge (Wowza), who is noted for her original work as an expressive arts therapist for ageless vitality and emotional fitness.

​In his presence and with his products and tools, you are inspired, renewed and energized!  For insight, guidance and motivation, James Wanless will take you there.  With his charismatic being, you feel the magic and you are compelled to find your mojo.