Healing Dance Spread by Valerie Sim-Behi
Sometimes I set out to create a spread. Other times I simply have no choice.
A friend of mine asked me to do a health/healing spread for a relative who was facing surgery. I said sure. I grabbed my books and started looking for a suitable spread... and kept looking... and kept looking...
A general review of all the spreads I have pertaining to health and healing convinced me that none of them were adequate for the kind of reading that I wanted to do. Now I am sure there are plenty of good ones out there. I just don't happen to have any in my collection. I see healing as a completely holistic process, a process over which we have considerable power and control. I won't get into dis-ease as it leads to disease, but I will say that I think the only solution to any ailment/illness/injury is a holistic one.
So I had no choice but to create a special spread for my friend.
Healing Dance Spread
2 1 7 6 4
One: Path to ailment/illness/injury and how a study of this path can lead to a healing in the future.
Two: How can I help heal myself intellectually?
Three: How can I help heal myself emotionally?
Four: How can I help heal myself spiritually?
Five: How can I help heal myself physically?
Six: A stepping stone on the path to total healing.
Seven: Coming into your center - Doing the "dance" of life and health.
Positions Two through Five are the beginnings of the healing process on all levels. Positions One and Six are stepping stones on the path culminating in position Seven, the central and centered point from which the healthy dance can occur.
Click here to see a sample reading with this spread [used with permission].
Valerie Sim-Behi is the founder and moderator of Comparative Tarot, an email list devoted to studying cards of different decks in comparison to each other. She has worked with the tarot for over 30 years. Valerie created a spread that will appear in the book accompanying the Victoria-Regina Tarot by Sarah Ovenall, and has written various articles, including one on the Comparative Tarot method that will be published in Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar 2002. You can visit Valerie at the Comparative Tarot website.
Spread © 2001 Valerie Sim-Behi
Page © 2001 Diane Wilkes