That’s a very good question! We often mistake one term with the other and we consider divination and divine as the same thing! I have news for you. Divination and divine are two foundations of our craft and we definitely need to know them well to explore their world and their magic.
Is divination and divine the same thing?
No! I want to clarify this first. Divination and divine are not the same thing, though they are connected in some ways. To fully understand how these two are linked and how they can work together, I want to debunk some misconceptions and explain a bit about what divination and divine are.
What is the divine?
The divine is the higher being, a deity, or it can also be our inner self, our inner light, and our connection with the universe and with the spiritual superior entity we have considered to be our guide, our creator.
For example, for a green witch like me, my idea of divine is Mother Nature, but, as a witch, I consider the Universe divine, too. Some other witch might rely on a divine entity like an ancestor, a Greek or Norse deity, and so on. There is no right or wrong. Each one of us can have our own version of the divine in our life.
Divination: some misconceptions debunked!
Divination is not a solution to any problem, it is not a loophole to the dream world when you are experiencing an uncomfortable reality, it is not a practice that will give you special powers to effortlessly get out of a difficult time, it is in no way a science, it is not a static language that can only be known after years of studying complicated mystery codes, and it is not a quality that only a select few have by divine grace.
Furthermore, in my opinion, divination is by no means a tool that allows us to predict the future: believing this would in fact imply the belief that each of us has a predetermined destiny and future. Instead, I strongly believe in free will and, consequently, I strongly believe that we determine our future according to how we react to what happens to us in life.
What is divination?
For me, it is essentially a tool of introspection that allows you to clarify within yourself the situation you are experiencing and how it could evolve if you do not change anything in the present.
As the word indicates, divination is a connection with the divine: in modern society, we tend to think that this means connecting with a mystical force completely separate from us in whose existence we may not even believe, but in reality, science teaches us that we are all part of unique and ever-changing energy.
Even if we always forget it, we are all connected with the universe around us and we too are part of the energy that regulates its mechanisms, and every concept of divinity is nothing more than a form that we humans have chosen to represent this energy that is so mysterious and unknowable.
Doing divination, therefore, means connecting with the part of the divine that, according to this vision of things, lives in us, drawing on a deeper part of our unconscious with which we are not normally in contact; it means choosing for a moment to focus on a level of different consciousness and awareness.
Doing divination, therefore, does not mean finding out if your boyfriend will finally stop cheating on you, it instead means really looking inside yourself to understand why you allow him to continue doing it, it means opening your heart to the inexorable truth about the situation you are experiencing, it means looking for a lesson deeper than you have learned so far that can help you evolve your life.
Basically, divination will unveil your true intuition and it might give you a chance to unveil a potential future so you might know how to act to change it in case you are hoping for a different outcome.
How can divination help you?
Divination is a witchy tool most witches rely on, from pendulums, runes, Ouija boards, and more. As you might know, we offer divination services like tarot readings (and some amazing new services will come soon!).
Divination is a great way to connect with yourself from a brand-new perspective. You can definitely choose the right tool for you to unveil your potential future to create your dream life. If you are curious to know which are the best divinatory tools to bring into your witchy craft, check this article, and choose your own!
We have seen that divination will not help you find out if you will win the lottery tomorrow or the exact date of when you will meet the love of your life, so… What do you do with it?
Divination can help you, first of all, to clarify. You know those moments when you feel all upset, where if you try to isolate a feeling they all come together when you can’t even understand how you feel about something? Here, that’s the time to bring out your favorite instrument and give yourself, body and soul, to this practice.
For this reason, divination is very useful even if you have to make an important choice: you can use it to clarify the pros and cons of each potential path and your feelings with respect to the possible consequences of any decision and to better imagine what transformations could occur depending on the various situations.
Finally, as regards the future, divination can be useful to better understand what the possible evolution of the present situation could be if nothing changes, or it can be useful, very useful, to give you inspiration and ideas to act in a new way to really change your present; if you change your behavior, you also change your future!
Don’t forget that if you want to unveil your future and get a deep insight into a situation in your life, you can order a tarot reading by Mystic Amber to have some serious guidance and a professional tarot reading as a tool to shape and create your dream life!