Reaching a new level of awareness!

Have you ever had an experience where something happens and you have a huge AHA! moment, a breakthrough that takes you to a new level of awareness? I had one recently that I wish to share with you, as I hope you will be able to relate to its message.

First, I have to let you in on a little secret. My mom is a shaman in-training. She just returned from a month-long intensive workshop with Dr. Alberto Villoldo, world-renowned shaman and anthropologist. And of course, like any skill you are trying to develop, you need to practice, practice, practice. Mom has spent 40+ years on her own very profound spiritual journey, but she needed to learn the techniques to bring this inner work out into a practice that could serve others. And guess who has been one of her guinea pigs? 🙂

She has been performing illuminations and extractions on me and has lifted the symbolic “vice” that was implanted on my head by my father in a dream when I was younger. This steel contraption has kept me in mental and emotional bondage my whole life…my inner masculine self (my father) suppressing and dominating my inner feminine self (me as a child), much like what has been going on for centuries in our world. We have lived under patriarchal rule for far too long, to the detriment of the feminine.

Because the vice was implanted on my head (symbolically) when I was young, I never really grew up, and since my emotional and mental growth was stunted at such a young age (I was six years old in the dream), I didn’t really learn what it was like to play as a child either. That’s why Sarah’s Gift has been so important to me – it’s letting my inner child come out and play, yet teaching me lessons of growing up simultaneously.

But what’s really exciting to me is that, after the extraction Mom did on me, something extraordinary happened…

The next day, I opened the door to the closet that houses all my Tarot books and cards, and right in front were my Inner Child Cards: A Fairy-Tale Tarot. I bought them quite a while ago, but it wasn’t until now that they would have meaning in my life as I try to let my inner child speak through Sarah’s Gift. It’s interesting too that I have recently become very interested in fairies. I have been planning a fairy garden, gathering material that I may need. I just need to come up with a theme.

As you might know, I am a fairly new Tarot practitioner/reader, but I had put my Tarot aside to focus on Sarah’s Gift. Now, I feel that the two are intertwined and will play a united role in what I do from here on out. In the Acknowledgments at the beginning of the elaborate and instructional guide that came with the cards, the authors thank their publisher for “believing in the magic” of their project. Imagine how I felt when I read that at the heels of the release of Believing In the Magic, the second book of the Sarah’s Gift series about how powerful the magic that we all have within us is. I feel that this message rings strong and true, not only for me, but for many of us.

With all the turmoil in the world, we have become disconnected from our true nature, our core essence, both personally and collectively. We’ve lost the magic in our lives. We discount our imagination – the magic, the myth, the enchantment – as not real. But it’s within our imagination that we “find” ourselves by empowering our inner child through the ancient wisdom of magic and fairy tales. Fairy tales show us how we can prevail over adversity and bring the kingdom of “happily ever after” into our physical reality.

I really can’t wait to delve into the Inner Child Cards to see how they may pave the road to new truths, further healing and transformation.

What is going on in your life that is paving the way for you to a greater sense of awareness, a “happily ever after” state of being? I would love to hear your story!

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Erica TucciERICA TUCCI had a full life as a corporate manager of a Fortune 500 company, a healing arts business owner and an author. It all came to a screeching halt in June 2011 when she had a stroke. During her recovery, she gained much wisdom about what’s really important in life. Although she was a Reiki master, massage therapist and life coach as well as a corporate cog for many years, she realized that her passion was her books. Her hope now is that the messages of her books will be an inspiration for others, young and old. Visit her websites at, and