The Highway Shaman Wisdom Reading
for May 11, 2020
SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS (Elements Tarot) – Inner planes. Experience of other dimensions. Channeling. Communication with higher forces. Psychic powers.
TRUST (Osho Zen Tarot) – Don’t waste your life for that which is going to be taken away. Trust LIfe !!
“There is a tremendous sense of exhilaration if we can take the jump and move into the unknown, even if the idea scares us to death.”
NINE OF FIRE (The Good Tarot) – Caution, uncertainty; reevaluating circumstances.
“I need to stop, wait, look around me before proceeding farther. My sense of uncertainty is my inner wisdom telling me to bring illumination into m situation; to allow insightes to arise and guide me before I take my next step. Questioning is good! I will look carefully to see if a different path may be right for me at this point.”
SET YOUR INTENTION (Judith Orloff) Let go of Mother.
Descartes on Doubt
For even when painters try to depict sirens and satyrs with the most extraordinary bodies, they simply jumble up the limbs of different kinds of real animals, rather than inventing natures that are entirely new. If they do succeed in thinking up something completely fictitious and unreal—not remotely like anything ever seen before—at least the colors used in the picture must be real. Similarly, although these general kinds of things— eyes, head, hands and so on—could be imaginary, there is no denying that certain even simpler and more universal kinds of things are real. These are the elements out of which we make all our mental images of things—the true and also the false ones. These simpler and more universal kinds include body, and extension; the shape of extended things; their quantity, size and number; the places things can be in, the time through which they can last, and so on.
So it seems reasonable to conclude that physics, astronomy, medicine, and all other sciences dealing with things that have complex structures are doubtful; while arithmetic, geometry and other studies of the simplest and most general things—whether they really exist in nature or not—contain something certain and indubitable. For whether I am awake or asleep, two plus three makes five, and a square has only four sides. It seems impossible to suspect that such obvious truths might be false.
However, I have for many years been sure that there is an all-powerful God who made me to be the sort of creature that I am. How do I know that he hasn’t brought it about that there is no earth, no sky, nothing that takes up space, no shape, no size, no place, while making sure that all these things appear to me to exist?
Some people would deny the existence of such a powerful God rather than believe that everything else is uncertain. Let us grant them—for purposes of argument—that there is no God, and theology is fiction. On their view, then, I am a product of fate or chance or a long chain of causes and effects. But the less powerful they make my original cause, the more likely it is that I am so imperfect as to be deceived all the time—because deception and error seem to be imperfections.
Having no answer to these arguments, I am driven back to the position that doubts can properly be raised about any of my former beliefs. I don’t reach this conclusion in a flippant or casual manner, but on the basis of powerful and well thought-out reasons. So in future, if I want to discover any certainty, I must withhold my assent from these former beliefs just as carefully as I withhold it from obvious falsehoods.