I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Guardian of Wealth

From the Sacred India Tarot, the King of Discs; from the American Pen Oracle, Mario Puzo:
          The King of Pentacles/Discs is represented by Kubera, the god-king of nature spirits. In the Ramayana, Kubera is mentioned as one of the four guardians of the world (North); his domain is the mountains where repositories of mineral wealth are found. His responsibilities include guarding and distributing wealth properly. At times he is pictured on a goat rather than an elephant to warn those who are greedy. Humans have a strange relationship with money and prosperity: if you have too much, you're a selfish money grubber; if you have too little, you're an unmotivated, lazy slacker. I think Ecclesiastes has a more realistic, balanced view when the writer tells us to mix some joy and friendship in with the 'toiling under the sun.' The words of Puzo add to this wisdom: Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty! Perhaps gratitude is what truly makes us feel rich, no matter if we have a lot or a little. And that kind of attitude can make me a more generous person who is willing to share rather than hoard what I have.


6 comments:

  1. Gratitude is becoming a theme in our little blog circle. Sharing the things we are truly grateful will increase our feeling of prosperity beyond measure. :)
    I think hoarding comes form a mindset of lack and poverty

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    1. And how easy it would be to reset that mindset of lack if we would just be aware of all the resources around us!

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  2. I think that quote of Mario Puzo is spot on. Thanks for sharing. We can take for granted all the wonder in the World. I had to start over after tornado trauma, it left me at the starting line, but even there I had so much more than billions of others on the planet so it helped to remind myself of it on many occassions. I guess the King of Pents warning helps.

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    1. I think you're trauma has given you a unique ability to see the good and wonder that so many folks have lost an ability to see.

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  3. kiching! another new factoid entered in the brainblackboard.

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    1. I'd like a peek at your brain blackboard. :)

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