Today’s card is from the Osho Zen Tarot. Last week’s “BOUQUET”- happy -feelings and focus on growth and creativity is still hanging around us as a general theme this month, but this week we have a new element to add into the mix. Guidance.
In the illustration we see a rainbow clad angel leading the way through ripples of light and air – behind it, a human trails behind, unsure of her progress and unsure of whether she should trust this source of light and illumination.
This week’s message is all about trusting your inner guidance. Whether or not you believe in any spiritual hoo doo, mysticism, angels or Guides, you DO have a brain in your head and you DO have a form of innate wisdom. What is your inner “guide” telling you this week? Because whatever it is, it’s going to be exactly where you need to go.
So much of the time we’re taught to ignore or distance ourselves from our instincts and intuitions. We second guess, over-think or just outright ignore the quiet wisdom that lies in our heart like a smooth pebble shining in the stream glinting up at us. This week, it’s time to listen to that voice or guidance system – whatever that means to you.
It also means that this week you’re asked to really think before you raise your hand in class and ask someone for help – do you already know the answer? Do you already have the wisdom to solve that problem? Do you really need to ask? Can you trust yourself just a little bit more? Sometimes making the right decisions does not involve asking others to tell you what to do. Sometimes you must figure out what to do on your own, without contamination. At other times, you simply have to make a choice – no matter what it is – and follow through on it. Trust your instincts. If you get yourself in a pickle…. so what? Dust off your jeans and get back up there. Rarely is something so irreversibly flubbed that you can’t rectify it and make it better. So what are you afraid of? Do choices really need to be such big bad monsters this week? NO! It’s safe for you to make choices and to trust your inner guidance.
For that matter, if you DO find yourself getting guidance from your mom, your bff, your deck of cards or intuition – avoid asking questions like “what should I do?” — instead ask for ways that you can tap right back into your OWN wisdom and skirt those mental tricks or practical snafus that are getting in the way of seeing your guiding light.
Sometimes a feeling of CONFUSION is not actually confusion at all but a lack of trust in your own ability to make decisions and find wisdom. This week that mechanism of self trust and self inquiry is important to bring through all those “bouquet” vibes that started rolling last week (creativity! flow! Happy surprises!).
Take a look at this quote by Osho on listening to one’s inner “Dharma” (guidance) in the commentary of the card:
“It is almost like a light. Even a small candle will do and the whole darkness disappears. And once you have a candle you know where the door is. You don’t have to think about it – ‘where is the door?’ Only blind people think about where the door is. People who have eyes and the light is there, they don’t think. Have you ever thought, ‘Where is the door?’ You simply get up and go out. You never give a single thought to where the door is. You don’t start groping for the door or hitting your head against the wall. You simply see, and there is not even a flicker of thought. You simply go out.”
As a side note, I personally think the Bhagwan Rajneesh (Osho) was a bit of a whackadoodle character being embroiled in multi-national controversy and touring around in a fleet of Rolls Royces and such, … but as with all sources of wisdom, the teacher is immaterial and the info from their own teachers can still be true or illuminating. – and isn’t this one interesting ? Once we let that tiny scrap of “light” in it’s like a whole wall of darkness melts away. We don’t have to be RIGHT about everything or know everything.. just trusting our wisdom a little bit allows us to get up off the couch, go out the door and bring in new adventures… and that’s what it’s all about. We don’t need to be perfect.
This week if you’re asked to GUIDE others, don’t be surprised! If you do find yourself in a place of leadership, remember to call upon your own inner guidance instead of your fears or suppositions… and help others to see their own wisdom too.
About this deck: The Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen is a really cool, non-traditional 78 card tarot deck (no matter how you feel about Osho) The illustrations are fabulous, the meanings simple to understand and a sense of humour pervades in the images. By Ma Deva Padma (who also did another awesome deck on the I-Ching: The Tao Oracle)