We’re going to begin with a mundane world report. Well, two updates, actually. The first is that my number came up, so I’ll be riding the bus to jury duty tomorrow. To describe me as unhappy would be akin to saying how wet the oceans are.
Also, I’ve been extremely disappointed that my plan for beginning The Map (book and card set) has been delayed. Turns out, after the mall job ended, I still didn’t have enough time to get everything done. Day to day life shit just won’t stop attacking us. (Nothing dire, no one died.)
When “regular” crap causes detours away from my IMPORTANT metaphysical work, I get highly irritable. And then depressed. Fortunately I am able to go and sit with my cards and share the messages I receive there with all of you (who I appreciate more than I can say). It’s a calming action that soothes from the soul outwards.
(And if that doesn’t do the trick, there’s always guided meditations, to completely remove me from the chaos. Albeit temporarily.)
Earlier I woke up with a sort of cryptic message, and the need to return us to our regular rotation around the card altar. These all go together. A. Lot.
Listen closely to hear deeply.
The mere act of being mindful, being aware and present is a gift. It is us doing JUST what we need to when we need to do it. To “hear deeply” we must pay attention to all that goes on. Within and without.
To “listen closely” is to tune in. To be an active participant. To engage joyously all along our path. To walk with purpose and lovingkindness, every step of the way.
It is, as this duo shows us, to be harmoniously at ease. Joyfully balanced.
“Playfulness ~ Page of Fire ~ Mastery of Action
The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness, all the burdens on your heart disappears. All the fear of death, of life, of love – everything disappears. One starts living with a very light-weight or almost no weight. So weightlessness one becomes, one can fly in the open sky…….
Life is rarely as serious as we believe it to be, and when we recognize this fact, it responds by giving us more and more opportunities to play. The woman in this illustration is celebrating the joy of being alive, like a butterfly that has emerged from its chrysalis into the promise of the light.
She reminds us of the time when we were children, discovering seashells on the beach or building castles in the sand without any concern that the waves might come and wash them away in the next moment. She knows that life is a game, and she is playing the part of the clown right now with no sense of embarrassment or pretense.
When the Page of Fire enters your life, it is a sign that you are ready for the fresh and the new. Something wonderful is just on the horizon, and you have just the right quality of playful innocence and clarity to welcome it with open arms.”
“Harmony ~ 10 ~ Water: Emotions
To be simple is arduous because to be simple costs everything that you have. You have to lose all to be simple. That’s why people have chosen to be complex and they have forgotten how to be simple…….
The experience of resting in the heart in meditation is not something that can be grasped or forced. It comes naturally, as we grow more and more in tune with the rhythms of our own inner silences.
The figure on this card reflects the sweetness and delicacy of this experience. The dolphins that emerge from the heart and make an arc towards the third eye reflect the playfulness and intelligence that comes when we are able to connect with the heart and move into the world from there.
Let yourself be softer and more receptive now, because an inexpressible joy is waiting for you just around the corner. Nobody else can point it out to you, and when you find it you won’t be able to find the words to express it to others. But it’s there, deep within your heart, ripe and ready to be discovered.”
Look at how these two, their colors and hues, compliment each other. Just as the definitions do. Delightfully uplifting.
Osho Zen Tarot
is from Ally (our very own xenatuba). Go HERE and check it out, very informative and worth passing along.