In today’s post, we are looking at how to be impeccable with your word with a bit of help from the Tarot. This Tarot spread finds inspiration from a book by Don Miguel Ruiz. I started listening to his book The Four Agreements this weekend on YouTube. It’s a free reading of the entire book so check it out if you haven’t read it yet. This book is a game changer and you have nothing to lose!
The Four Agreements is a modern take on ancient shamanic Toltec wisdom. It teaches us to see beyond and comprehend the state of our conditioning, beliefs, and the voice of our inner judge. Our conditioning leads to belief-formation or ‘agreements’ that act as literal black magic spells on our minds. For instance, a child might overhear a comment made by a close relative about how they are not very good with numbers. That statement then acts as an agreement and is reinforced by the inner judge, over and over again until the child completely identifies with it as a truth about himself.
To break these spells, we need to establish new agreements. The new, better agreements are what the book is about.
The Four Agreements are:
- Be Impeccable With Your Word.
- Don’t Take Anything Personally.
- Don’t Make Assumptions.
- Always Do Your Best.
The first of these is the agreement to be impeccable with our word.
Be Impeccable With Your Word
Peccability is the ability to sin. To be impeccable is to be without sin. Don Miguel Ruiz defines sin as anything that goes against the Self or our true nature. Thus, being impeccable with your word means that you never make untrue statements about yourself, i.e. statements based on false beliefs and agreements. But it is more than that. If we speak ill against or about another that too is a sin. The statement is just our opinion and not the truth. Opinions are formed from our beliefs and agreements and sound a lot like the truth thanks to the voice of the inner judge. But they are not the truth. So if we keep reinforcing lies about others, we inadvertently reinforce them about ourselves.
The truth is that we are love. Every soul is divine and innocent. So to be impeccable is to speak only the truth. This does not mean denying that certain acts are reprehensible. However, those acts are caused by false agreements and not by the soul itself being evil.
Impeccable With Your Word Tarot Spread
Before laying the cards out, think of something you would really like to do but that you have been talking yourself out of. This is an area of your life where you are holding yourself back. You could have told yourself that doing something like this is impossible for someone like you because ( ______ ) insert agreement/black magic spell.
- You say this about yourself (current agreement)
- What you would say about yourself if you told the truth
- You say this about others who are successful (current agreement)
- What you would say about them if you told the truth
- What you can achieve by cancelling these agreements and being impeccable with your word
Feel free to use an oracle deck for the final card and/or to pull more cards from the Tarot for further insight and guidance to get you started down the path of your desires.