The World — Our Natural State

The World — Our Natural State
Tarot Major Arcana: The World
Spirit – The Natural State

The arcanum The World  depicts the Self as it manifests freedom and peace in the presence of the four elements and the experience of duality.

The end of the spiritual path is The Judgement. The World is not “the last step” on a path. The World does not belong to the path. There is no path beyond The Judgement because the one we had been calling “self” all along who sought to be free at the end of the path has been revealed to be imaginary. Nothing has been added to us, something has been removed.  The imagination of self has been removed and replaced with nothing al all. We are what we are.

Here the ego (the human figure in the center) lives in harmony with the whole, be it in pleasure or in pain; as a body and personality that were acquired in this lifetime, in the absence of the claim of separation which caused so much unnecessary suffering before.

The ego is not dissolved; the personality and body (ego) persist. What is dissolved is a particular quality of the ego which manifested as the sense of separation from the world.

The World  is not an event or a relative state that comes and goes. The World is not something that was lost and then recovered. The World represents the ever present reality before, during and after the path: a non-dual wholeness that is equal to our true Self; the Self we have never ceased to be.

Tarot’s Major Arcana tells the story until that is realized and we live again as our Natural State.