Shivani Khetan (2018) Tarot A Healing Tool in Modern Times.Medcina Intern2018http://hendun.org/journals/MI/MI-110.php
International Colloquium in Contemporary Philosophy and Culture (in conjunction with the Society for Philosophy as Global Conversation) "Converging Differences: Global Thinking and Local Existence"
Human person, health, and self-creation
The greatest cures of modern civilization is speed and the tempo of life has increased vastly. The modern inventions, far from giving man more relief, leisure and rest have resulted in giving more stress and tensions. If this goes unchecked, a day might come when our small brain will not be able to cope with the maddening rush and humanity might go extinct as the dinosaurs. But there is a vital difference between us and the extinct species as humans can exercise control and save itself from extinction. In modern times the power of the brain should be so increased as to be able to cope with the ever-growing stress and tensions of everyday life. Human person, health and self-creation all three are connected to passion which is the biggest enemy and is so deep that it is difficult to root out. And the only right way to do is to it is through the daily practice of Dhyan or Meditation. Meditation is one of the modalities used in Ayurveda (Science of Life), the comprehensive, natural health care system that originated in the ancient Vedic times of India which means to connect oneself to deep inner self. The whole important cog in the whole wheel of creation is the innovator. Realization is beyond expression. Only with the help of meditation can the mind be killed. The answer is in the ego less mind which is only experienced by making the mind still when it enters a state where there are no thoughts. Success in any programme of meditation depends upon concentration and relaxation. In other words, mediation is an applied science and is known and understood by doing it.
The key is to start taking action by daily practice fifteen to twenty minutes every morning and evening. Small, tiny little actions which are done over a period of time can create new beginnings for humankind. You can either decide to stop in the rut or to take positive action and make changes to your life or yourself in order to accomplish contentment. In order to understand what happiness means to you, the first step you should take is looking at your emotions, ask yourself questions such as “if I could be enjoying something in my life, what would it be?” and “what makes me feel contented in my life right now?” Once you understand what your vision of happiness and contentment is you can build on what you have now or focus on changing your life to what you would like it to be. In result to this a better human with healthy mind, body and soul can be created to face the modern world with a more purposeful life where we have a clear picture of our virtues and vices before us. This will make the inner being purified and as a consequence human day to day life can greatly transformed and create a better and peaceful healthy world to live in.
Originally from India, Dr. Shivani Khetan, is a spiritual healer, tarot reader, school and parent counsellor, artist, author of book, “Tarot a Healing Tool in Modern Times. She holds her PhD degree from Open International University of Complementary Medicines. She specialises in working with people’s emotions using art therapy, tarot healing and meditation to help individuals in building best communication practice for professional and personal development.
Global Conversation: A Journal in Contemporary Philosophy and Culture