Tuesday, September 04, 2007

the other night

As I mentioned before, I woke up in the middle of the night a few nights ago, couldn't sleep, so I meditated. For about 20 minutes I had the greatest monologue sort of steam through my head about life and spirit and stuff, and the end conclusion was that I should start up my blog again; just put myself and my thoughts out there. I know, I told you most of this already, but the really amazing thing happened the next morning. Kim and I were having coffee and Kim usually brings her Osho Zen Tarot deck out just in case we want a reading to start our day. After having this wonderful midnight meditation, I decided to consult the Tarot about whether or not I should start up this blog site again. The card I drew was called Flowering, the Queen of Rainbows. Here are a few excerpts:

"The sleeves of her garment contain an abundance of seeds, and as the wind blows the seeds will be scattered to take root where they may. She is not concerned whether they land on the soil or on the rocks - she is just spreading them everywhere in sheer celebration of life and love. You might feel like a garden of flowers right now, showered with blessings from everywhere. Welcome the bees, invite the birds to drink your nectar. Spread your joy around for all to share"

And if that wasn't enough, it goes on..."Your life should reach to others.Your blissfulness, your benediction, your ecstasy should not be contained within you like a seed. It should open like a flower and spread its fragrance to all and sundry - not only to the friends but to the strangers too. This is real compassion, this is real love; sharing your enlightenment, sharing your dance of the beyond"

How's that for a confirmation. But just how does that work? How does the Tarot or the I-Ching give us responses that seem soooo appropriate so many times. Not every time, of course, but they are right on more than not.

I don't know, but I do know that these kinds of things happen more and more as I ask for them and thank who or what ever is causing them. Do I believe it's God? Yes. Do I believe it is the same Christian God out there somewhere? No. I believe God is life energy, a vital part of each of us. And bigger than what we normally think of as contained within an individual, spreading out and connecting us to all the rest of life. Sort of mirror like too and very loving and accepting, so that if we want to explore life without believing in God, than that's what we get. If you want to tap into the Divine energy inside of you, it's easier than most people think.

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