Created by by Arnell Ando
Published by US Games ISBN:1572815396
The Dreamer (called The Fool in more traditional Tarot decks) speaks to me of innocence, faith and trust. The haloed infant on the card implicitly trusts that the bird overhead means her no harm. The bird (an eagle?) and the sphere hovering above the dreamer child seem to connect her to the spirit world; the soul.
The dreamer child’s focus is on her own feet. She is watching where she steps but does not seem concerned about what is around her. She seems secure and trusting that the environment around her means her no harm. How often do we still feel that sense of faith and trust as adults? It is indeed a rare commodity.
The Dreamer reminds me that in order to achieve our dreams we need to connect with that inner child who embodies innocent faith and implicit trust in the Universe. She isn’t afraid because she hasn’t been taught to fear. I think we sometimes become so burdened by fear, regret and self-doubt that we lose the connection to this innocence, faith and trust. The Dreamer allows her spirit to soar with the eagles because she doesn’t worry; she simply moves forward. There is a saying that god watches over fools and drunks (or babies and fools depending upon the source) The Dreamer embodies this adage.
When we grow up, mature or just lose touch with our under dreamer and fool, tapping into this energy is tricky. How many of us are comfortable looking foolish or making mistakes? I know that I hate it. I want others to see me as knowledgeable and intelligent. Unfortunately this often comes off as arrogant and know-it-all-ness. When IK look back over my life I realize I could have learned so much more from others if only I was willing to admit my ignorance; to look foolish. This Dreamer child reminds me that the only way to learn is to make mistakes and admit that I don’t have all the answers. Right now that is an especially appropriate message for me.