Discover : Divine Covenant

Cards and guidebook entirely bilingual (English-French)

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It’s been said that our language is a journey of the soul.  If that’s so, I seem to have entered this world with a suitcase !  I departed from a country called « English » and have arrived in another, called « French. »  I find my homeland on the page, whichever language I choose.  I like what happens there : this threefold encounter of author, reader, and the page that brings us together.  There, the mystery of our connection expresses itself over and over, thanks to the intangible medium of consciousness, where our thoughts come and go, meet and disperse.  I thank all those who agree to enter and share this space with me.

Louise Thunin, born in the United States (New Jersey), is a bilingual author.  She has published short stories, novels and three books of creative non-fiction, chronicling, in diverse forms, her experiences as a chaplain in a men’s prison.  Louise has created an « oracle »  deck, Divine Covenant, Biblical wisdom cards, accompanied by a guidebook.  This strikingly illustrated deck is one of a kind, and its presentation is entirely bilingual. You can enjoy it alone or with others.

Coin story

Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house until she finds it ? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.’ 

Gospel according to Luke, 15 : 8-9

Two explosive little verses.  When we read a parable, we always wonder who represents what.  It’s a good question, and there’s no set answer.  That probably explains why we are still discussing these parables today and why we’re always finding new things to say.

So, could the woman represent God (or Life or Love or Creative force – choose your vocabulary) ?  Why not, but maybe she represents you and me, whether we’re a man or a woman ?

These words are addressed to our soul, and there is no moralizing, only seeking, finding and joy.

There is a passage (from nine to ten : one silver coin is lacking to make up the ten) – thus a change in level of consciousness, an awareness, an enlightening.

What are we looking for when we sweep our inner « house », if not to remove the dust (the pride, the egocentricity) that sullies it ?  We’re seeking that precious coin that bears, like a drachma in Antiquity, a human effigy. 

What’s special about a human effigy ?  In the Book of Genesis, we read that we were created in God’s image and likeness.  This woman (you or I, perhaps) is seeking herSelf, not her little self but her divine Self, her real Identity, the Image engraved.  The lamp she lit (the light of knowledge ?) helped her find it. 

And so her joy overflows and reaches her friends and neighbors.  That’s the way it is.  There’s no keeping a find like that all to yourself.