You know that old adage never judge a book by its cover? It is a truth universally acknowledged but quite often forgotten in practice. Without my waxing very philosophical in this post, I am going to show you why this saying is so important for the survival of kindness among the human race.
*This post is sponsored by Zaful. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
There’s a cafe in my small town. It’s called The Tarot Cafe.
As one approaches the entrance of this unique and mysterious coffee house, you are met with a seemingly dark and mystical feeling seeping directly into the hallway of the historic Franklin Building in downtown Watertown, New York.
But don’t be fooled by it’s esoteric quality. Because what lies within is an entirely different thing. Owner Seth Hill emits light that permeates all darkness. He is a successful business owner who practices psychic readings. He is an experienced fire magician and he makes one hell of a cup of coffee. All of his potions at The Tarot Cafe are Seth’s original recipes with many organic extracts that he produces himself from local grown products.
Not only is Seth a successful entrepreneur, but he is a dedicated, caring, bright, and well rounded human being. He is currently quite passionate about learning ASL, helping people find their inner strength and peace, and injecting kindness and light all around him. I spent over two hours just chatting with Seth. We discussed topics such as spirit animals, the importance of kindness in our culture, mental health and how we can help others get to a place of healing and inner peace. I do this through writing and through my blog. Seth does this through tarot readings, an amazingly genuine smile, a heart of the brightest gold, and really good coffee.
Have a look inside The Tarot Cafe…
People who believe in spirit animals view them as spiritual beings who offer love, healing, and support in difficult times. When I asked Seth to explain the idea of spirit animals to me, he first informed me that the Fox is his truest spirit animal. I have long referred to the Fox as my spirit animal so I felt an immediate connection with Seth. He explained to me that when finding our spirit animal, it is up to us decide which animal we feel the most connected to. Our spirit animals can change throughout our lives depending on how we relate to their qualities and what we need as we are faced with certain challenges throughout our lives.
The Fox as My Spirit Animal
The Peacock as My Current Spirit Animal
The peacock is very suited to my current place in life. And I just happened to have recently received this peacock cape from Zaful. I have to tell you…this was probably the most fun I have ever had during a photo shoot. Thanks to Amy for making me hike two miles through the Chaumont Barrens Preserve while wearing a bodycon dress. But hey, if a peacock can do it, so can I!
Peacocks represent the integrity and beauty that we can achieve when we exhibit our true colors. All of them. Even the ones that we hide beneath the surface. We shouldn’t show every aspect of ourselves to every person all of the time. Keeping secrets. That is the mystery and intrigue of human beings. That is the beauty of what lies within. You never know what you’re going to get. You never know when the peacock is going to display its train in all of its amazing beauty.
What lies within you that you don’t expose to just anyone? Do you keep those secrets sacred only to be revealed to the most special people in your life? Have you discovered your spirit animal?
And in case you were wondering…as a blogger who puts it all out there…always raw, always real…I, too, have secrets. But now is not the time for my secrets to be revealed…now is the time for me to disappear.
If anyone local to Watertown, New York, is looking for a great cup of coffee with an extraordinary experience, you must try The Tarot Cafe. Seth is also offering Tarot 101 workshops for beginners who are interested in learning the art of psychic readings. Keep an open mind, my friends. You may find me at one of these workshops.
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