“A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness.”
― Alfred Korzybski
The Wizard’s Reflection
Maps & Terrains
More so than ever, we need to understand that the map is not the terrain. That said, the correct map for a given purpose is an essential tool in the process of creation. One map can show you where you will find food and shelter. Another map points out the places of rejuvenation and healing. Yet another map leads you to the buried treasures, and though the map will not do the digging for you, it will certainly save you the effort of digging everywhere until you find what you were seeking.
How we describe reality is the most subtle, elusive of maps. So much so that few ever consider it as such. Finding out that a change of perspective is all needed to make the difference between victory and defeat, freedom and limitation, and even life and death is a course correction. This is evident to those who have undergone such a transformation. When we hold onto our outmoded maps, we close ourselves to the possibilities that the proper maps are eager to reveal.
Suggested Divination Meanings
What old maps am I still using which limit my capabilities?
What new maps are calling me to try them out?
What new understanding can I bring to the map I am using?
Can I take time to explore without any maps?
Do I understand the intentions (of their creators) behind the maps I am using?
What maps have I inherited that no longer serve me?
What maps have I inherited that I have yet to try out?
What maps are those around me using and how can I best navigate their choices & perspectives?
How can I both utilize a map and yet understand it as not being the truth?
To what new realms am I seeking a map for?