Saturday, April 6, 2013

Say yes to the process

For those who participated in my teleclass back in January, this card will look familiar:
This was the card I pulled for the month of April, and it certainly represents the energies we're already feeling. It's from the Osho Zen tarot deck, entitled "Thunderbolt," and here's the interpretation:
The card shows a tower being burned, destroyed, blown apart. A man and a woman are leaping from it not because they want to, but because they have no choice. In the background is a transparent, meditating figure representing the witnessing consciousness.
You might be feeling pretty shaky right now, as if the earth is rocking beneath your feet. Your sense of security is being challenged, and the natural tendency is to try to hold on to whatever you can. But this inner earthquake is both necessary and tremendously important -- if you allow it, you will emerge from the wreckage stronger and more available for new experiences.
After the fire, the earth is replenished; after the storm the air is clear. Try to watch the destruction with detachment, almost as if it were happening to somebody else. Say yes to the process by meeting it halfway.
It is this last sentence that continues to reverberate in my thoughts: "Say yes to the process by meeting it halfway." I've been considering how to best do that in my own life -- it at least involves being willing to embrace change, consciously letting go of attachment to the old ways, even physically doing a cleanse (either of the body or the environment). With each step we take in the direction of a positive change, we are participating in the process instead of just waiting for it to find us.

I also very much appreciate that the interpretation draws our attention to the background figure on the card, the "transparent, meditating figure representing the witnessing consciousness." It reminds us that we always have the choice to step into the higher perspective and to understand events from a place of Greater Knowing. It is also important to notice that although the meditating figure is "in the background," it is actually the most predominant feature on the card.


  1. Hey Pam,
    Love the card. Yes, I too am trying to let go of my attachment to the old ways. Both fasting and juicing are helping to speed up this process :)
    Yes, the ground is shaky and it's all a bit unnerving but we are almost there.


  2. Hi Pam,
    It's been more than a little bit unnerving, my body went on it's own detox, couldn't eat for 5 days, upper respiratory mess, did lots of green drinks to speed it along. It's all about letting go, isn't it?

  3. And it does take a good amount of faith along the way ... trusting that what looks like a falling apart is really enabling a coming together.


  4. It has been a little while since you wrote this, but it seems so completely appropriate this week! I like the Buddhist prayer...May the fear within all sentient beings be gathered and subsumed into my own fear, and be released.

    I love flower essences, too. Rescue Remedy is always right with me wherever I go. It works great along with peppermint essential oil and marjoram essential oil to help calm and sooth the body, emotions, and mind when things get overwhelming.

    Thank you...and blessings to all.