Published May 15, 2018
Your card is your destiny and no matter how young you may be, life will start to reveal your card even if you don’t know what your card is. As a young girl born on December 31st, all I ever wanted in life was to be happy and to laugh. Around age 7, my mother placed me in a ballet class where the teacher, who was German, walked around with a wooden spoon. If one got out of line, or was laughing, which I usually was, she would literally smack you with the wooden spoon. When I got in trouble, she oftentimes, had to chase me and catch me first.
Imagine how it felt to cardologically be the Joker of the deck and was constantly getting in trouble for being happy and laughing. Maybe you can imagine how I felt when a few years later, I was sent home with this note to give my parents:
“Beverly is or has been just plain silly in class. Giggling at everything that goes on, minding everyone’s business except her own. If she expects to pass the 4th 9 weeks there will have to be a 100% improvement.”
My destiny as a Joker was revealed as early as elementary school. What a relief it was to me to discover that my mother saved that note from one of my teachers as evidence of who I am destined to be in this lifetime. I have no idea what grade or which teacher this note was from but you could have picked any year or any teacher and there would be a good chance they would say the same thing. Your card IS your destiny and it appears that I was playing my card very early in life. One would think that the life of a Joker is all fun and games, all play and laughter, and everything is rosy but that is not the life of a real Joker person.
A few years ago, during one of my many daydreams, it hit me as to why the Joker’s identity in all the comic books and movies is so obnoxious, evil and downright despicable. My belief is that his/her early years were so painful and his/her heart was broken into pieces and that he/she never recovered. Most psychologists will tell you that when hurt is ignored, it turns to anger and mistrust. Fortunately, I did not disguise my pain growing up. Even today, I feel it to my core so I can let it go and not “crack up” as author Alexander Dunlop states so eloquently in his book, “Play Your Cards Right”.
My son, Denver can attest that I am, indeed, 52 personalities and you never know which one of them you’re going to experience from day to day. Life with this Joker is like a box of chocolates and it’s always a surprise which one is chosen, even to myself!
Overall, my life has been full of wonderful and magical surprises and many fated events as well. Finding Destiny Cards (aka Cardology) 16 years ago changed my life. Having always been a seeker of knowledge, the day I found out that I was a Joker of the deck transformed my life forever. I finally understood why I am the way I am.
Sharing this information with the world has become my personal mission. It’s my belief that everyone should know who they are and why they are the way they are and why I wrote a very simple book called, “Who Am I?”. It is an easy read with short explanations of every card in the deck, including the Joker.
Today, I now embrace and celebrate all 52 of my personalities and truly feel honored to have been born on December 31st. And to the teacher that wrote the note for me that day, “Thank you!” for your detailed description of this young Joker and helping reveal my destiny!
In closing, I have one request of you, yes, the reader of this article. Next time you purchase a deck of playing cards, please do not “discard” the 2 Joker cards. Yes, they are “wild” and may seem useless but remember they have a role to play in life too and are here to make life more fun!
Beverly Barrett Flintom
Beverly Barrett Flintom is the founder of www.YourCardisYourDestiny.com , author of "Who Am I?" and a Founding Member of the International Association of Cardology.
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