noun; person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person.
"what a fool I was to do this"
I'm proud to call myself a Fool.
A wise one I can say now.
I've been on a year long journey to self-discovery as I decided to take the Fool's journey to my personal discovery of self, to grow spiritually, and to step into the Divine Design God intended me to be.
My Fool's journey started with leaving the Matrix; my corporate career to become an entrepreneur and follow God's works He wants me to do to help others.
I've made a 360 degree complete change into what I do, who I allow in my energy, and what my daily work for God entails.
Cutting out toxic relationships; family, friends, and more. A Narcissistic mother, siblings, and more energy vampires who use you for only self-gain. Who cares if it's family? Family can be friends. Regardless, narcissism and abuse should not be allowed because "blood" is thicker than water.
In my spiritual fool's journey, my spirituality and relationship with God was not respected by own family. Even Jesus Christ said;
Matthew 12:48-50: He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
To be a Fool, there is a joy that comes with this innocence and to be a person is to play the fool.
And to acknowledge this very fact is the highest form of wisdom.
The Fool represents a nostalgic return to a simpler way of life. A wisdom that comes not from the mind, but comes from the heart.
Simplicity leads to contentment.
Sometimes the down to earth and simple minded in their purity of heart can penetrate to profounder truths than those encumbered with constant learning and convention.
"The Fool's Journey is a timeless quest, an exploration of the human soul, and a narrative of awakening."
The Fool's Journey explained
Is a concept deeply rooted in esoteric wisdom, drawing its origins from tarot cards and symbolic storytelling. It represents a profound metaphorical path of self-discovery, transformation, and personal growth.
Now, I want to share my own experiences and explore the essence of the Fool's Journey, delve into its esoteric origins, and offer you the best advice on how to undertake this transformative expedition.
The Fool's Journey Unveiled:
The Fool's Journey is often associated with the Tarot, a deck of 78 cards that have been used for divination and self-reflection for centuries.
It starts with card zero, "The Fool," who represents innocence, spontaneity, and the beginning of a new cycle. The Fool embarks on a transformative voyage, moving through the 21 Major Arcana cards, each with its unique symbolism and life lessons.
(Those of you who want to argue and state: "Tarot is demonic!" All I have to say is, all things can be used for wickedness and I am spiritual, not religious.)
In Tarot, the image of the Fool is where he becomes a hero.
He is depicted as a man holding a white rose 🌹 symbolizing innocence and purity. In his other hand he is holding a small bundle of possessions. He is willing to sacrifice everything for the trip. He is absorbed into all the adventures that await him. The dog next to him is trying to grab his attention as he is about to fall from the cliff.
That's what the trip is about.
Understanding Esoteric Wisdom:
If you're new to Esoteric Philosophy: esoteric wisdom is a body of knowledge that delves into the mystical, the hidden, and the spiritual aspects of life. It is the foundation upon which the Fool's Journey is built.
The Tarot, for instance, serves as a mirror to our subconscious, reflecting the archetypal patterns and themes that shape our lives.
Advice for Taking the Fool's Journey:
1. Embrace the Unknown:
Like the Fool, be willing to take risks, venture into the unknown, and abandon fear of the future. It's in uncertainty that true growth often unfolds.
The wisest of all, in my opinion, is he who can, if only once a month, call himself a fool - a faculty unheard of nowadays. - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Regularly assess where you are on your journey. The Tarot can be a helpful tool for self-reflection and gaining insights into your life's narrative.
Journaling, going for walks daily, and finding daily meditation time are a few of my favorite activities for self-reflection.
Without self-reflection you will remain stagnant.
There is danger that comes with complacency.
Proverbs 1:32: For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;
3. Learn from Each Experience:
It's cliche but true; all things happen for a reason.
Take the time to understand the meaning behind the experiences you encounter and integrate them into your life.
No relationship is a waste of a time; your learn from each one, whether they are long term or for a season.
Learn to not see "good" or "bad" but simply see things that we encounter in life as purposeful.
Knowledge with application is wisdom
4. Trust Your Intuition:
Your intuition is always telling you the truth.
If you're not aligned with your own truth and God you will struggle to feel confident in trusting your own intuition.
And that is the worst feeling. You feel lost, confused, and unsure of the future, leading you to feel anxious, depressed, and then you spiral into those lower vibrational energies.
Seek God. Seek truth. Be a Fool.
The Fool relies on intuition and inner guidance.
Cultivate your intuition and listen to your inner voice as you navigate life's twists and turns.
5. Stay Open-Minded:
Esoteric wisdom often challenges conventional beliefs. Keep an open mind, explore various philosophies, and be receptive to new perspectives.
The Fool's Journey, deeply rooted in esoteric wisdom, is a transformative expedition that allows us to peel back the layers of our existence, revealing our true selves.
Embracing the Fool's path can lead to personal growth, self-awareness, and a deeper understanding of the profound mysteries of life.
As the Chinese proverbs goes:
The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step
The Fool thinks of all the wonderful serendipitous adventures that await him. He's not worried about making mistakes. Rather he's embodying what it means to live life to the fullest.
The Fool is not afraid of change, nor imagined what adversity he will have to overcome.
It's the journey that matters, not the end.
It is the fear of uncertainty that scares many of us to the point of paralysis. We do this in order not to suffer from anticipation, we'd rather experience failure and sacrifice success.
One suffers more in imagination than in reality when they overthink and over complicate.
Failure however, can open more doors than were never imagined or expected to be opened.
Alchemists say: In filth it will be found.
What you need most can be found where you least were to look.
If you decide to embark on this journey, remember the words of the Fool himself:
"The only journey is the one within." - Rainer Maria Rilke)
If your destination is Heaven, then let God and the universe lead you through this journey of life.
We all have Divine Design and purpose God has for us.
It's your role to uncover the truth for yourself and take the journey to self-discovery.