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

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Cheerfully Unattached

This week I'll be using the Sacred India Tarot, a deck and book set created by Rohit Arya with Jane Adams and published by Yogi Impressions. Along with it, I'll be using Theresa Hutch's Land Sky Oracle: A Journey Through Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, now published by U.S. Games. Today's draws are the Wild Card (Fool) and Aparigraha:
          The Fool is illustrated with Rudra, a Hindu god of wind, storms, and wild beasts. Known as the 'Howler,' he was indeed a force of nature. His lack of fear definitely feels like the Fool, who moves through life with the kind of trust that does not expect certainty. In the words of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "Faith is what moves people to great achievement that defies probability and predictability. Faith is not certainty. It is the courage to live with uncertainty." Aparigraha, the 8th Limb of Yoga, means non-attachment. While this does not mean we shouldn't enjoy things, it is a caution that we can easily get caught in fear of lack, greed, or frustration when we don't get (or keep) what we want. The Fool is a good teacher of how to act without being attached to expectations.

One who is free from attachment, who does not support egoism, filled with fortitude and enthusiasm, unperturbed in success and failure, such a doer is called sattvic [cheerful, not easily disturbed].
~Bhagavad Gita 18:26


3 comments:

  1. the courage to live with uncertainly. and the best reason to get up, finding out what happens next!

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    1. Curiosity can lighten our load and take us far!

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  2. Excitement to greet a new day. A new adventure.

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