The Key To Identification


Yesterday Rachel and I visited Minsmere, a local nature reserve. We were pleased to see Marsh Harriers and a green woodpecker…

We sat by the coastal lagoons where there were lots of ducks and geese – about which I have limited knowledge. Yesterday I identified ‘Shelduck’ and ‘Shoveler’….

Identifying birds comes through my ‘Handbook of British Birds’.

‘Beyond Prediction’ – links the Tarot to our humanity, spirituality and search for life’s meaning. I’ve heard one of its authors, John Drane, lecturing; he spoke at our church about tarot cards and Christian faith…

One of the cards, ‘The Hierophant’, is ‘…the guide who can lead us to the divine. He is a welcoming teacher who is keen for us to grow in knowledge and understanding.’

‘At different stages of our life there are times when we need to listen to a trusted guide and friend, one who knows what it is to travel spiritually and has gained understanding.’

Identifying wisdom comes through The Hierophant.

The documentary ‘Inside Our Autistic Minds’ tells the stories of several autistic people. It’s presented by Chris Packham who previously has shared his experiences of autism…

Flo’s talked about ‘masking’ – the exhausting, torturous technique she uses to help her function in work and social situations… Murray’s autism means he does not speak, and never has:

Non-verbal people sense the world in a deeper way than those who talk… we become deep thinkers, people watchers. We have the same dreams as everyone else…’

Identifying the needs and dreams of autistic people comes through listening to them.

This prayer, attributed to Sir Francis Drake, concludes:

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Identifying our dreams and potential comes through divine disturbance and bold daring…

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