My Tao Oracle journey

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My Tao Oracle journey
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 8:58am

Greetings,

I decided to start a separate thread for posting insights on using my Tao Oracle cards just so I dont totally over take the Tarot Card thread.

Well I feel like I am off to an amazing start. Right now I am just drawing one card a day to see what wisdom Tao is trying to pass on to me. Yesterday was the card of transformation and changes to come. Today the card was 15 Modesty. ~moderation~humility~keep it simple~lack of pretension~self respect~sincerity~ and respectability.

After reading what the book said about the card, I just sat back and went Wow. Along with yesterday's card this just makes soo much sense. I admit that sometimes when I pursue a new avenue in my life, I tend to go overboard at first, wanting everything to be" just so" from the begining. Also this is obivously (at least to me) that like everything else, I have to Balance my enthusiam for these cards, with all the other spiritual aspects of my Life.

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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 2:38pm

"....I admit that sometimes when I pursue a new avenue in my life, I tend to go overboard at first, wanting everything to be" just so" from the begining. Also this is obivously (at least to me) that like everything else, I have to Balance my enthusiam for these cards, with all the other spiritual aspects of my Life. It also reinforces my thoughts about work, and not getting caught up in the stress of trying to be the best, which has really been causing me anxiety lately....
Your words above struck home to me, Caly. :) It is reminiscent of the Zen story about the overflowing tea cup. http://www.101zenstories.com/index.php?story=1 :P I do this, too. Suddenly I am spending $$$ on books, seeking out information on the Web, etc. Saturating myself in whatever has struck my fancy, spirituality-wise. As we've discussed in other threads, at some point, as we age on our paths, we may reach a "saturation point." We aren't interested in buying more & more books, or seeking constantly for more & more information. At some point, it comes down to living and breathing the path on our own, self-directed. We have less need for other people's words or thoughts or opinions or ideas on the subject. KWIM? I think, though, that when finding a divination tool, such as your Oracle cards, that is different. Divination cards like Tarot, crystals, runes, etc., can open up your own inner wisdom and voice, by being the match to light the fire that is you. ;)

My spiritual "tea cup" has been filled, overflowed, emptied then refilled and overflowing, in between I then have emptied it to refill it with my own spirit, intuition, inner voice and insight. I have come to realize that I have to cultivate what Shunryu Suzuki called "Beginner's Mind." ;) We use our tools so that, in the end, we throw out any fixed view, so we have the ability to approach life with flexibility and be able to respond appropriately. (That bit of wisdom is from the Fire Monks book. :P) And I think using divination tools can help us get there, because the understanding, the connection, is coming from inside *you* not from outside. The answers are always within us; we just have to learn to see them and act on them. ;)


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 4:01pm

Loved the Tea Cup story!!

Thanks too for your words of wisdom Gypsy.

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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 4:41pm

Nodding my head. I think balancing all aspects of our lives is very important. Too easy sometimes to focus on just one aspect, and the rest goes all to heck! LOL! :D


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 8:06am

Hi tings-tang, I'm excited for your new thread..... it's cool!

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 7:36am

Thanks Elizabeth,

This definitely keeps getting more interesting.

I didnt pull a card yesterday because I had to leave for work at 5 30 AM and had a doctor's appt in the afternoon and got home late.

I did however have a lousy day at work yesterday, with me getting really mad at the company and their polices, and my whole job in general. I more or less worked it out by the end of the day but I was still mad.

So I pull a card this morning and got 38 Opposition opposite viewpoints~personal differences~a communication gap~ disharmony~misunderstandings~estrangements

Wow, not only did it fit in with work, but at home there has been a little disharmony between me and my Partner's youngest DD.

The book also reminded me about not taking myself too seriously at these times, that harmony is the goal.

Peace,

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:32am

It's just amazing how cards with which we have an affinity, give us an accurate picture, isn't it? Hope today is better for you! ♥


Blessings,

Gypsy

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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 9:05am

Thanks Gypsy

and the cards continue to speak to me. Today's card is 57 The Gentle

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Thu, 09-08-2011 - 10:22am

Greetings. Today was the first day this week that I have had time to pull a card. I worked really early shifts all week, and I am also battling an infection in my toe, so it hasnt been a great week.

So today I am off and pull a card. Its the first one I dont really connect to, at least not directly. Is that common?

The card is 63 Completion. Final attainment~victory~a cresendo~a job well done~perfection~peak performance~prudence.

Guess Im a little confused because I dont feel like I have completed anything. The book did remind me, not to take peaks for granted, because it only means a change is on the horizon because for each up there is a down of course.And to work towards returning to the middle ground.

Like I said, Im not sure today where that fits into my Life. I know in someways I feel like K and I have reached perfection in our relationship in the way that we relate and work things out and love each other, but I certainly dont think I am taking that for granted. In fact I am currently reading "The Tao Te Ching for Couples" to make sure I keep this beautiful relationship going.

The only way I can vaguely relate to this card (and its actually in the opposite way) is that just before I did my reading, I found out that my Top Top boss is coming to visit my work tomorrow, and pleasing him is a scary proprosition. If he is unhappy with the way the dept looks he can get very mean and you can be in big trouble. So I am really really nervous. I know in my heart that I do a good job, but he is someone who you never know if you can please.

Is this a warning that I havent reached my peak performance and not to slack? But also I feel like I am where I want to be and have achieved balance between work and home and dont feel it is in my best spiritual and emotional balance to push myself just to please this one man.

Anyone have any thoughts? Would appreciate input.

Peace,

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