A simple seeker seemed to be lured by her Spirit teacher to believe that she could possibly learn to understand the deeper meanings of the interconnection between the Kabbalah Tree of Life and Tarot symbols through studying each of these mystery systems separately and then integrating them. She protested that she just didn't seem to have the mental capacity to go much beyond a surface awareness of life, as the mysteries taught. "Not past tense." He insisted. "There has always been a a continuum of teachers in every age, who adapt what has been shared, as a sacred trust, with them, to the culture and/or society they live within, and are, at least to some extent, a product of." She drew three Tarot cards to express: 1. Ego, or her personal relationship to herself and her perceived needs and level of satisfaction. 2. Higher Self, or what a higher self might inspire her to reach for, if she could and would believe in it. 3. Harmony between the two; not a balance, but synthesis. The first card she drew was The King of Wands; the most powerful card in the deck. Was her ego that inflated? The second card she drew was The Eight of Cups; expressing leaving the past behind. How could a higher energy ask so much of her, knowing how much she had experienced and cared for what that experience had helped her to become. And now, to let go? The third card she drew was The Five of Wands; a struggle between competing forces. Spirit's reading: "If you dare to test the strength of differences and similarities between Ego and Higher Self you will discover that they each reflect the other."