Although the idea of sacrifice and service may be high on the menu of spiritual practices worldwide, the Tarot tells us that there are two more steps on the path of enlightenment that are ahead of us. The path of service represented by the camel in the following passage is only the first step:
Of the three metamorphoses of the spirit I tell you: how the spirit becomes a camel; and the camel, a lion; and the lion, finally, a child.
There is much that is difficult for the spirit, the strong, reverent spirit that would bear much: but the difficult and the most difficult are what its strength demands.
What is difficult? asks the spirit that would bear much, and kneels down like a camel wanting to be well loaded. What is most difficult, O heroes, asks the spirit that would bear much, that I may take it upon…
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