OVERVIEW OF RIBBON READING
Those of you that I have had the pleasure to read for will know that I work with ribbons and my ribbon reading is my passion. For me ribbons are unlike any other divination tool, and not for the faint hearted, however if you are a free spirit and are prepared to trust your inner knowing, your guides and helpers, then you will find you and your ribbons will work well together. Ribbons are a very old Celtic way of connecting with people and along with flowers are some of the few tools you are allowed to use to give readings in spiritual churches.
Ribbons are used today and sometimes at very significant points in history and our lives. Letters from lovers in war situations were tied with blue ribbons to keep them safe as a sign of their sacred and sentimental worth, we start lives with ribbons adorning our wedding festivities and bouquets, a baby’s bonnet and bootees, birthday and Christmas presents and we even decorate our Christmas trees.
Our awareness of ribbons goes so far as to be used to make a statement or send a message – to offer support to raise money: pink for breast cancer; red for AIDS awareness; yellow ribbons around trees for the safe return of a missing loved ones the list is endless.
So you see Ribbons play a great part in our lives than we realize so what could be better than a ribbon reading?
Ribbon Reading is thought to have originally come from the travelling folk. Some believe it was the Celts that first started ribbon readings. They were known for their travelling and they would sell their wares of which included ribbons. As they moved across the lands, they would sell them to the ladies as hair decoration or for trimming on clothing. With the sale of the ribbon was a reading. During pagan times, ribbons were used in most ceremonies in particular hand-fasting (weddings) where couples hands would be bound with ribbon. Beltane celebrates with the maypole holding ribbons and dancing intricate steps, weaving them together as part of the dance to bring fertility.
My Experience With Ribbons
As a child I learned to read and practice the pictorial meanings of the cards so that I could sit and read them as you would a book. I learned to use their pictures and numerology and other elements in order to work with and journey into their meaning. Each day my understanding of them and their symbolic meanings grew and I gained a wisdom that became an informed and developed a structure to work from. So as a tarot reader I know and understand the discipline and formality that can come with being a card reader.
However Ribbons are completely different. They are free flowing, they are expressive, they are color and they are alive! Ribbons tap into all our senses:
the way they look,
the way they feel,
the way they smell,
you can taste them and
the sound of them.
Think of all the thoughts and images that have come into your mind as you were reading that. Our awareness, as with most things, is working with our inner knowing, our memories, our experiences and the connections that inspire us and which give us a piece of information or some significant detail.
Ribbons are a form of Psychometry. The psychic asks the person they are reading for to pick several colours but only the colours they are drawn to, then the Psychic takes the ribbons and the reading begins.
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