The Hit List - Soul Work

“Mom, what’s a soul?” I remember asking my mother that question when I was a wee tot. I no longer recall what her answer was but I do know that it wasn’t enough for me because it’s a concept that I come to again and again.

What is a soul?

I am afraid that I don’t have a good answer either but I do know that it’s something deep inside, an essence perhaps, the pure part of my being. As I get older and now face the fact that my life is, at best, half over, my quest to understand this part of myself grows stronger every day.

I do a lot of meditating on this soul concept. Lately, I’ve been digging into my self through journaling and the mini-experiments in To Be Soul, Do Soul, a marvelous book by my friend Hiro Boga.

This is a book filled with prompts and exercises for exploring your consciousness. Some are long. Many are pithy, with plenty of white space for scribbling out thoughts and insights (I hate to mark up books so my ramblings go into my journals). I read the wise words contained within this little book and then, I sit with them. Eyes closed, I breathe in deeply and ask myself “what does this mean…to me?” and “what does my soul reveal?”

The answers have been interesting. Sometimes profound. Other times, puzzling…requiring more contemplation. On occasion, I’ve received startling intuitive jolts. It’s a sign that my soul is working hard to give me the information I need.

This is a fascinating process to behold. And one of the reasons why I am committed to asking the questions, looking within, and using tools such as To Be Soul, Do Soul as I go deeper and deeper into my consciousness. 

This soul work is never-ending. But then again: neither is my soul. It’s eternal. 

That’s what I’ve been learning as of late.

To Be Soul, Do Soul by Hiro Boga

Other stuff:

I love old photography. Here are pics of the Romanovs from the early 1900’s.

There has been a lot of continuous drama around Doreen Virtue. Lisa Eddy updates the latest shenanigans.

This is a fascinating peek inside the NY housing crisis.

Jeanna Kadlec gives the scoop on your author horoscope.

I adore this post from Susan Hyatt: If you wouldn’t do it to Beyoncé…

My girl Ethony is featured in this post: Online tarot communities are becoming a form of free mental health care in a fraught America.

6 Podcasts Hosted By Black People You Should Be Listening To.

The Stockholm Syndrome of an abusive relationship.

Coming Out Tarot has a fantastic post on How to Get Started Learning Tarot.

Cool couple alert: Nicki Minaj is dating Eminem!

Modernwomen’s Many Moons volume 2 for 2018 is ready to pre-order.

It’s tough to eat well on long road trips but these Eater editors have ideas about that.

Irish women want their bodies back.

Apparently, a Goop staffer is a tarot reader.

Speaking of tarot readers, Cassandra Snow shares her tarot journey.

These margarita ice pops look delish!

This month, I took Benebell Wen’s Mother Wound spread for a test drive!

From The Numinous comes this goody – Ask a Spiritual CEO: 6 ways to get real about growing your business.

The Numinous also delivers this must-read post: Applied Empathy – What type of business empath are you?

Gala Darling talks about protecting your energy in her latest Wonderland Session.

This is the #1 place you should travel to this summer, according to your zodiac sign.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on “Hamilton” Coming to Washington, D.C., and His First Voting Memory.

Jaymi Elford has a new book coming out: Tarot Inspired Life: Use the Cards to Enhance Your Life.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to read tarot but feel overwhelmed, The Tarot Coloring Book may be just what you need.

This book is coming in the fall: Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers.

Checking this out: Come Matter Here: Your Invitation to Be Here in a Getting There World.

Cause I’m getting old: On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old.

Curious about this one: Astrology’s Hidden Aspects: Quintiles and Sesquiquintiles.

OMG YES: The Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktail Recipes for Every Sign.

Coming soon: The Orisha Tarot from Andrew McGregor.


Here are my upcoming live classes:


Intuitive Tarot Reading at New Renaissance Books. Date: Tuesday, July 3rd from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Location: Portland, Oregon.

Brushes and Cards: a fun day-long event with painting + tarot. You’ll be in good hands with me and intuitive painter, Chris Zydel. Date: Sunday, July 8th. Location: Oakland, California. SOUL-D out!

*NEW* Astrology for Total Beginners: learn the basics on natal chart interpretation. This two-hour workshop will get you up to speed on what all that astrology stuff is about! Join me at Boston Tea Room. Date: Wednesday, October 10th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.

Pens and Cards: a day full of tarot exploration and writing with author Sarah Selecky and moi. Date: October 13th. Location: Skybarn, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Only TWO seats left!

Intuitive Tarot Reading at Boston Tea Room. Date: Sunday, October 14th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.



What I’m Grateful For:

Hiro Boga

Days to write

Edits almost done

Joyful visits with my family

Pretty flowers in the yard

A fresh, ripe pear

Support from the people I love the most


Soundtrack for 5/26/18:

13 Beaches by Lana Del Rey



© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2018

images from stock photography and personal collection

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