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, May 2, 2017

Wonderful World

From the Monstarot Tarot, the High Priestess; from the Oracle of Toy Classics, Lego Bricks:
          This little monster explains that often it is receptiveness that is needed rather than action. She advocates the use of meditation to flow past the ego toward our inner witness (represented by her little moth friend). The first level of meditation is calm awareness, or quieting rather than silencing the mind; the second phase is insight, or witnessing each moment without judgment or concepts. We see reality directly instead of adding our opinions. What is it we will discover? In the words of Lewis Richmond: "Everything is connected; nothing lasts; you are not alone" (The Three Marks of Existence: non-self, impermanence, and suffering). The keyword assigned to the Lego Bricks is 'construction,' and its adage reads:
From different parts a useful whole is built.
It is my opinion that seeing only differences rather than our commonalities is what keeps us in competition and conflict with others. What would happen if we realized all our boundaries are simply human constructs? Perhaps we would recognize our connection and then could simply respond to each moment without aggression. Maybe I'm an idealist, but I'd like to dream along with Mr. Cooke: "What a wonderful world this would be."

6 comments:

  1. thinking about my card today, many skills aren't recognized as such, are taken for granted or granted boundaries that keep us inside ourselves rather than outside soaring free with out talents. Ego free of course :)

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    1. Skills forced upon us rather than letting natural talents loose; now that is a shame.

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  2. Everything takes time. Building it one block at a time.

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    1. One person at a time, one heart at a time. :)

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  3. Meditation is also like building blocks. Putting together the breath and the stillness and the posture, the calm and the insight. And then it all comes apart and you get to build it again the next day! :D

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    1. And in some ways, it is similar to tearing down what we've built... :)

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