Osho Tarot Friday

It’s Friday, it’s hot. Really hot. And sunny. All these things describing what is, right now but it too will change in moments. Growing up in Seattle I was exposed to the metaphysical approaches to life but for the most part, took it as play. I still do to some degree but what I know now is that metaphysical and philosophical perspectives can really help us focus in on the direction of our spirit. That spirit is what jumps in and makes our decisions all day long and leads us to where our life is and where it will be going. If we pay attention to the whispers that are happening in our heart, we can navigate ourselves in a direction of having a sense of fulfilment in life. If the soul is fed, our life is fed. If our life is fed, we may interact differently with people and with ourselves. We may soften ourselves and find that the universe is more open to us than we ever would have imagined. It doesn’t matter what approach you take – take what resonates with you. Take the approach that will make you listen.

I grew up around astrology but recently tarot cards have been placed around me. Without being particularly interested in them, they’ve shown up on friends bookshelves, in discussions and even my therapist joked that she plays with them. Never having done it before, I looked at Osho and they offer the Zen Tarot which compliments my yoga perfectly. An online daily reading. Without divulging too much into my life right now, I will say that I am in transition. All transitions can be painful or beautiful, sad or exciting but instead of the roller coaster that happens with the labels and judgement, I’m doing what I can to pull back and be in No-thingness. This morning, here is the card I pulled (a solid black facing card) but it is applicable for all of us.

Buddha has chosen one of the really very potential words – shunyata.
The English word, the English equivalent, “nothingness”, is not such a
beautiful word. That’s why I would like to make it “no-thingness” –
because the nothing is not just nothing, it is all. It is vibrant with
all possibilities. It is potential, absolute potential. It is
unmanifest yet, but it contains all.

In the beginning is nature, in the end is nature, so why in the middle
do you make so much fuss? Why, in the middle, becoming so worried, so
anxious, so ambitious – why create such despair? Nothingness to
nothingness is the whole journey.

Being “in the gap” can be disorienting and even scary. Nothing to hold
on to, no sense of direction, not even a hint of what choices and
possibilities might lie ahead. But it was just this state of pure
potential that existed before the universe was created.

All you can do now is to relax into this no-thingness…fall into this
silence between the words…watch this gap between the outgoing and
incoming breath. And treasure each empty moment of the experience.

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