All Encompassing

             When we heard yesterday that our focus needed to be on “who we are becoming” and how the lessons of our journey is its own lesson, it felt incomplete.  To me, anyway.

             As I woke up today, that was confirmed.  We are being reminded that the “who” of who we are is ALL of who we are.  The good, the bad, the past, and the present.

             Except, we know there is no “bad” in there.  (It’s like the concept of there being no mistakes.)  The “bad” is really just another form of learning.  Another side of ourselves.

             Just as night is not better than day, sunshine is not better than rain, we are not good/bad, we are simply our own unique (complicated) selves.  Sure, we label the flaws as not-good, but it seems as though that’s inaccurate, too.

Embrace the Entirety

             The path gets rocky, there are pot-holes and obstacles.  But, it’s still our road to travel.  Some days, the lane is smooth and clear.  The point is, WE are like our adventure.

             And as we advance, learn, grow, we are better able to see those very lessons.  And appreciate all that the journey has to offer.

             To help illustrate this point, back within our regular rotation around the card altar, here’s another view.

             (This came up crooked, so that’s how I photographed it.  Which also means that it’s not a straight-on message.  This concept is something we’re already understanding and beginning to incorporate into our lives.)

crooked cards

“King of Clouds  ~  Mastery of Mind

Control

Controlled persons are always nervous because deep down turmoil is still hidden.  If you are uncontrolled, flowing, alive, then you are not anxious.  There is no question of being nervous –  whatsoever happens, happens.  You have no expectations of the future, you are not performing……

There is a time and a place for control, but if we put it in charge of our lives we end up totally rigid.  The figure in this illustration is encased in the angles of pyramid shapes that surround him.

Light glitters and glints off his shiny surfaces, but does not penetrate.  It’s as if he is almost mummified inside this structure he’s built around himself.  His fists are clinched, and his stare is blank, almost blind.

The lower part of his body beneath the table is a knife point, a cutting edge that divides and separates.  His world is ordered and perfect, but  it is not alive . . . he cannot allow any spontaneity or vulnerability to enter it.

The image of the King of Clouds reminds us to take a deep breath, loosen our neckties, and take it easy.  If mistakes happen, it’s okay.  If things get a little out of hand, it’s probably just what the doctor ordered.

There is much, much more to life than being ‘on top of things’.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Gratitude Attitude:

I am grateful for another day to love and honour myself and my family.

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2 thoughts on “All Encompassing

  1. Life is a bit messy right now and I’m having sleep issues, which, of course, are adding to the problem. I think I was fighting something off ’cause I passed out one day for 14 hours straight. I didn’t even get up to pee. *shakes head* My nights and days are screwed right now. I was seriously cranky getting up at 3:15 this afternoon! (My husband has to get up at 5:30 am so I am limited as to what I can do in the wee hours. And, of course, no one’s doing business at that hour!) So your Gratitude Attitude Affirmation was very timely for me today. At least I -have- a day to be lost to sleep and messiness! Attitude adjustment assimilated! 😀 I feel better now!

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