Friday, June 26, 2009

Tarot Reading in the Here and Now

Years ago, I picked up the Osho Zen Tarot deck in the Waldenbooks where I was working at the time, and I fell in love with it right away. The vibrant artwork and powerful right-brain images are what first captured my attention. What has kept my interest all these years is the wonderful zen nature of the deck. Many people think of tarot cards as something you use to foretell the future. Yet no one can ever really tell you exactly what your future will be, because you are always interacting with it in other dimensions. You constantly impact your future with your thoughts, words, and deeds in the present, whether you are conscious of this or not. Tarot cards can predict what future outcomes you might produce if you remain on your present course, but you can also alter that course a lot or a little by things you do between now and when said event is likely to occur.

Our lives are not etched in stone. They are more like clay than stone. Keep it moist, and you can continue to mold and shape it as you see fit for the rest of your life. Let it dry out and it will harden and become cracked and rigid. When this happens, it becomes much harder to shape future events. It also becomes easier for your life to shatter into bits. But even if your life does become hardened and cracked, the sooner you recognize it the better. If you begin adding water energetically, by tuning into Spirit, your life will begin to soften again into something that can be molded. If you don't tune in once you realize that you are off track and need to get back on, it is much more likely that something will occur that will cause your world to shatter it to bits. This is a much more harsh reality to endure than keeping your life soft and malleable so you can change as new events and people enter your your life, or as loved ones leave your life for whatever reason and in whatever way.

While tarot and other divination forms can predict what is likely to happen in your life, most times it cannot predict the future with absolute certainty. There are certain events that you programmed into your chart and recorded in the Akashic records as life events that must happen, but even then the severity and intensity of the life experience charted can be tempered by inner growth and setting new intentions. Whatever lesson you are meant to learn through certain karmic life events can be learned through more gentle means if you tune into Spirit. If there are events that will occur no matter what at a certain time, such as the death of a loved one, rest assured that having tuned your life into Spirit, you will handle the situation at a higher level and in a less life-shattering manner.

In keeping with this idea of tuning into Spirit, rather than trying to predict the future, you should shape your future consciously by figuring what is going on in your life in the here and now. That's where the Osho Zen Tarot comes into play. What is so much fun and unusual about the Osho Zen Tarot deck is that it refuses to tell the future, now matter how much you try to get to do that. You might get a little information on the past, but only as it is directly related to the present. Even if you use a standard three-card layout: the first card representing the recent past, the second the present, and the third the future, you will get answers are obviously, present, present, present. It's hysterical really, but it also makes huge sense given the origin and intention of the makers of the deck, so it's best just to go with it and work on your here and now so you are happier when you reach the future.

Below is a link to the Osho Zen Tarot Deck at Amazon.com. The second link is for the Spanish Edition, so make sure you get the right one.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Seen Dancing

(Reprinted from original website, MysticAngelHealing.org, October 19, 2008)

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." --Friedrich Nietzsche

I love this quote by Nietzsche because it speaks to me of levels of perception. If your mind is closed to the possibility that something is going on out there beyond the world of your five senses, then you will miss so much of what is happening in the spiritual realm. I write and talk about concepts that I'm sure some people think are idiotic and perhaps psychotic. Sometimes my only explanation for those who don't "have eyes to see or ears to hear" is that I don't believe in angels just because I like the theory of their existence. I believe in them because I have interacted with them, and yes, even seen them with my own eyes. I believe in reincarnation not because I studied it and thought it was a cool subject. I studied it because I began remembering information about former lives. While my convictions about angels, reincarnation, and other spiritual concepts have been informed and shaped by my experiences, it is my openness to the possibility of the world of Spirit that has allowed me to have those experiences, i.e., experiences from the dimension of Spirit.

I never ask anyone to believe what I say because I say it or believe in it, but it is a good idea to set aside your judging mind when you read spiritual writings, much as you would have to suspend your preconceived notions of how the world works in order to watch the Star Wars movies. How else could you could enjoy the amazing power of "The Force?" When you read about angels or miracles or magic, allow yourself the same suspension of judgment accorded to works of fantasy and science fiction. If you can allow yourself, even for a short while, to believe in the existence of a Dark Lord (be it Darth Vader or Sauron from the Lord of the Rings), then you can also allow yourself to believe in angels. Shut off your judging mind just long enough to allow angels and the world of Spirit to make a positive impact in your life.

Just because you don't hear the music, don't judge those of us who are out here on the dance floor of life dancing with joy. Close your eyes for a moment and pretend that you do hear music. Begin to dance to the music you hear inside your head. That sends the message to your body and soul that you want to hear the music. Before long you'll be dancing because listening for the music has required you to unstop your ears and open your mind to what is beyond the physical world.

Namaste! Let's dance!

One Wise Guy on Miracles

(Reprinted from original website http://MysticAngelHealing.org)
17 November 2007

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."

That quote is from Einstein. I'm willing to bet that he tried to live as though everything is a miracle. If one of the smartest people who ever lived believed in miracles, what holds you back from opening up to the experience of the awesome universe we live in? Think you're smarter than Einstein? Well, maybe you are. Wouldn't that be a miracle itself?

Grow Your Own Miracles

(Reprinted from original website, http://MysticAngelHealing.org.)
22 October 2007

Sometimes miracles come in small packages. Sometimes they are enormous. But one thing they have in common is the smile they bring to the recipient's face. Another thing they have in common is that one begets another, so long as the first miracle is met with gratitude and delight. Miracles ignored fade away. Feed your miracles with smiles and water them with tears of gratitude, and you will surely yield a bountiful harvest of miracles. Also it doesn't hurt to share your miracles, large and small, with others. You never know when your story will encourage others to believe in miracles. Never mind if your miracle story is met with contempt or disbelief. Just go about your day. You will eventually find someone who can rejoice with you in your miracle, and thereby become a recipient of that miracle as well.

Can't think of any miracles in your life lately? Then read about miracles happening in other people's lives. If you rejoice in the miracles of others, you'll soon be growing your own miracle garden. I encourage you to visit Mary Ellen "Angel Scribe's" website and sign up for her miracle newsletter.

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