I woke today, on the auspicious turning of age 60, to breakfast in bed served by my beloveds, husband and son. It was so great to wake up laughing and loving…eating watermelon (my current choice for breakfast) and toast with chocolate peanut butter spread (they’ve seen me dipping into the jar many times…). My sadhana today became laughing, appreciating the love I have and the love I am, and ended with a deep relaxation on my bed surrounded by the healing purr of my two cats.
Using spiritual cards as guidance has been an amazing tool for me over the years. Several days ago, I did a “reading” of my favorite cards, Osho Zen Tarot, to bring in the energy of my new birth year. The set-point card I picked was Maturity. It could not have been a more perfect representation of where I am and where I want to go. I recorded this guidance and listen to it every day, a blessed reminder. Here it is below for you to read and enjoy!
She stands alone, silent and yet alert. The inner being is filled with flowers–that carry the quality of springtime and regenerate wherever she goes. This inner flowering and the wholeness that she feels affords the possibility of unlimited movement. She can move in any direction–within and without it makes no difference as her joy and and maturity cannot be diminished by externals. She has come to a time of centeredness and expansiveness. All of life’s experiences have brought her to this time of perfection. Know well this moment carries a gift–for hard work well done. Your base is solid now and success and good fortune are yours for they are the outcome of what has already been experienced within.
Description of the Card
The distinction between the grasses and the blossoms is the same as between you not knowing that you are a buddha, and the moment you know that you are a buddha. In fact, there is no way to be otherwise. Buddha is completely blossomed, fully opened. His lotuses, his petals, have come to a completion…. Certainly, to be full of spring yourself is far more beautiful than the autumn dew falling on the lotus leaves. That is one of the most beautiful things to watch: when autumn dew falls on the lotus leaves and shine in the morning sun like real pearls. But of course it is a momentary experience. As the sun rises, the autumn dew starts evaporating…. This temporary beauty cannot be compared, certainly, with an eternal spring in your being. You look back as far as you can and it has always been there. You look forward as much as you can, and you will be surprised: it is your very being. Wherever you are it will be there, and the flowers will continue to shower on you. This is spiritual spring.
Osho No Mind: The Flowers of Eternity Chapter 5