Key Phrase: I Am Joyful in Manifestation.
Symbolism: A Joyful soul is shown walking a yellow brick road into manifestation. The road emerges from the crown of the figure, indicating that the individual soul constructs its own path into incarnation. A beam of light indicates a strong Connection to Source Consciousness. Seven chakras support the body (and The Body). Before the figure lies the vast untapped potential of creation. The fractal blue waters of creation support the figure and the road. This figure, about to manifest in a physical body, is on a joyful creative journey.
New Energy Narrative
This archetype answers the big questions “Who am I?”, “Where am I going?” and “What is my purpose?”
As for who you are, despite what you may have been taught, you are a not a “fool in school,” you are not an evolving ape (though you live in a container that is evolving), and you are not here to learn karmic lessons. You are a joyful spark of creator Consciousness on a joyful creative journey.
This is your true essence.
This is your true nature.
This is your true identity.
This is your spark.
This is your soul.
In the new energies, you are a joyful master and lightworker, victoriously incarnated in a powerful physical unit.
As for where you are going, in this card, you are shown walking into birth and expressing the will of God, which is Your will. You are connected to Source, to the Fabric of Consciousness, and you are joyful in your magnificence. You are, after all, a spiritual emissary here on a creative mission. However, you are probably not aware of this fact just yet because, like all others who enter into manifestation under old energy conditions on this earth, you are as yet subject to the limitations of the Blindfold. Know now that the limitations can be overcome any time you wish. Simple set your intent. Heal and reConnect.
As for what is your purpose, you are here to enjoy life and be creative, that is true. But you are also here to work. More to the point, you are to help complete the Great Work which is the evolution of this planet’s Pinnacle Species, and its final celebratory Graduation.
At the highest and most aligned levels, this archetype depicts the beginning of the creative journey of your Highest Self as it enters into a physical body to accomplish its work, the Great Work. Understand, you are not alone in this work, nor are you new to this gig. As a member of the family of Spirit incarnated on this World, you are joyful, masterful, and powerful. Embracing light, life, and connection, you descend into physical creation. You sacrifice so that you might uplift, create, and enjoy.
To step onto the path, set your intent and recite an Awakening Affirmation. Say to yourself (and to your guide network),
“I wish to move forward.
I wish to awaken.
I wish to ascend.”
There is much for you to remember, but it is easier than you think. Your time to return is now, and there is no time to waste! Heal and reConnection so you can awaken, activate, and ascend to glorious union. Renew and reveal your true glorious Self. Remember and rejoice in the glory of your true Divinity.
This journey is necessary. Expansion, (spiritual, emotional, psychological, etc.) growth, evolution, healing, and connection lie ahead, but only if you take the next step. As with all journeys, work is involved. You may refuse if you wish, but the choice to remain in the old energies leads inevitably to diminishment of soul and death of the body. Avoid that fate. Gather strength and move forward.
Old Energy Archetype
The TOSAS message that you are a fully connected, mature, soul replaces the pervasive old energy message that you are a fool in school. As you already know, the fool archetype teaches that you are on some spiritual path of tutelatge that requires you to pay attention, learn rules, and work hard so that one day you can reach some vague spiritual or evolutionary goal. You should know, this old energy fool in school archetypes diminishes and disconnects you. Joyful from the TOSAS
It teaches you are less then truly are.
It teaches you are a fool in school, a student, an immature and ill-behaved, child.
It puts you in a position where you are not actively and authoritatively participating in the creation of world.
It puts you down as a spiritual child.
To be clear, the old energy fool is used to facilitate submission and control. You are here to learn your lessons, then you should follow the rules, follow authority, and do what your teachers/masters tell you.
Note also how the Masons’ card carries with it a justification for power and control. It allows “the masters” to tell themselves that their privilege, power, authority, and exploitation of the masses is something that is right and good. By Wirth’s account, the masses are mere cattle. They “do not count” and they deserve to be manipulated and controlled by the “occult forces” which hold sway over this world. It is worth repeating Wirth’s comments.
…the Fool is the person who does not count because of his lack of intellectual and moral existence. Insentient and irresponsible, he drags himself through life as a passive being who does not know where he is going and is led by irrational impulses. Not belonging to himself he is as being possessed: he is alienated in the full sense of the word. His costume is many-coloured to show the multiple and incoherent influences which he constantly undergoes.(Wirth 1990:153)
Note that this old energy fool in school archetype does not function in isolation. It works with several other archetypes, justice, judgment and punishment to reinforce submission and control. If you do not follow the rules, you will be judged and justice will be meted out as punishment. You will go to jail. You will lose your life. You will be sentenced to hell. You will be given a lower caste birth.
Unlike the old energy archetypes where the intent behind the card is to ensure your compliance and servitude, in the new energies, the intent is to expand your self-esteem and awareness of Self until you can accept the truth of your Divinity and reconnect with the Light and power that is your true identity and birthright.
Replacing the old energy Fool with the new energy Joyful can be a challenging task because old energy ideas are buried deeply in consciousness. The following are ideas you can watch out for. If you find these things in your life, and in your consciousness, pause for a moment to recognize, root out, and replace. Recognize the idea or action, root it out of consciousness by actively rejecting it in your mind and changing your actions in your life, and replace it with the new energy joyful archetype.
Watch out for ideas that treat life as a lesson. do not look for the “silver lining” behind every dark cloud, because there isn’t one. When bad things happen, it is never part of a cosmic lesson plan but always the result of actions and activities of people. Do not give in to the self-mutilating fantasy of the fool. To end suffering and pain, look for the true cause of events, and deal with that.
Watch out for justification and excuse. Bad things that happen in your life are not part of a divine, karmic, or cosmic lesson plan and you do not deserve them. Quit making excuses and instead take control and take action to change things for the betterment of all life on Earth.
Watch out for diminishing statements like, “You are a sinner,” “You are violent,” “You are unevolved,” “You are weak,” “You are sheeple,” and so on. Instead, realize you are a joyfully incarnated master here on a lightworker’s mission to complete the Great Work and graduate this planet.
Watch out for violence and competition. Beating another person down does not make you an evolved specimen of human potential, it makes you a callous, broken, bully. Friendly games are one thing, but a driving compassionless, urge to take others down in any form is toxic and undivine. We are a joyful family of Spirit rooted in the Fabric of Consciousness. Learn to act like it.
Watch out for ego stroking and intimations that you are special and should be judged above and given more money or power because of your “special” status. Everybody works, everybody sacrifices, everybody contributes, and everybody deserves reward. No joyful master ever deserves to suffer in poverty, filth, and disease.
Watch out for suggestions that you have to “prove yourself” worthy to gain access and “entry” into the secret spaces and inner circles. Taking you in and closing the doors so other cannot see what is happening to you is not about lifting you up, it is about locking you down, inserting you into the System, and controlling how you think and feel. Reject the asphyxiating hierophant and instead emancipate and empower.
Carefully examine your thought processes and replace limiting statements like “I do not deserve,” “I am unworthy,” “I am not capable,” “I won’t live up to expectations,” “I cannot do it,” “I’m not strong enough,” or “I’m still learning” with this empowerment mantra; “I am powerful, capable, worthy, strong, and experienced.”
Group study questions
These questions are included to facilitate group study of the archetypes. It is worthwhile having a deck of old energy and new energy cards at hand so that group members can examine the images as they explore the questions.
What does it mean to say you are a “fool in school?” What impact does this have on your self-esteem, and the expression of your potential? Think of examples from your own life where this “fool in school” belief has shaped your self-esteem and limited your actions. Share with the group.
What sorts of actions might you take, and what sorts of things might you change, in your life once you realize you are not a fool in school here to learn lessons, but are instead a joyfully and powerful master of creation? What changes could you immediately make? What changes might be harder to make, and why? Share with the group.