The Highway Shaman Wisdom Reading
for May 27, 2020
Because of this lockdown I, we, have an opportunity to participate in something new and different, to reinvent our wheel. I write these blogs every day and nobody reads them, and yet I know they’re worthwhile inspiration for countless people to read. I don’t have the tools and need help, the participation of others to get my “out of the ordinary” Zen and 5D Wisdom out there. I am willing to let go, to invite your participation in this endeavor, and for us to witness the magic which will come forth.
Bringing together internal forces to accomplish an upcoming task. Mustering strength, motivation and desire.
REVERSED: Organization of resources and materials. Systemizing and streamlining your environment.
Osho Zen Tarot:
PARTICIPATION: 4 of Fire – Philosophy is speculation, Zen is participation. Participate in the night leaving, participate in the evening coming, participate in the stars and participate in the clouds; make participation your lifestyle and the wool existence becomes such a joy, such an ecstasy. You could not have dreamed of a better universe.
“You have an opportunity to participate with others now to make your contribution to creating something greater and more beautiful than each of you could manage alone. Your participation will not only nourish you, but will also contribute something precious to the whole.”
The Good Tarot:
FIVE OF FIRE: Creative brainstorming; unity in diversity, honoring differences.
“I have the freedom to explore the ideas that seem most far-fetched. What seems crazy today proves tomorrow to be brilliant. Like a child willing to stretch her imagination when a new playmate comes into the garden, I open to new people and ideas, intrigued by what is novel and unfamiliar. This is a time for what is counterintuitive, for appreciating the ideas from far out in left field and what they might offer.”
WISDOM OF THE DAY
(from my book Zen Wisdom for the 21st Century)
In Zen there is a famous riddle, called a koan: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Your mind will think this is a question, one that deserves an answer, especially if the wise master is asking you. Most students are baffled by this simple koan, because the answer is too simple.
It’s a first step question in a mindless journey.
There is no answer to this question. The Master asked a ‘no thing’ question to the student wanting the ‘no thing’ to be a ‘some thing’ it’s not. The wise old fucker knows that ‘a nothing’ being a ‘some thing’ is impossible. Your best choice of an answer is to laugh.
Avoid going there in the first place. Sitting at the feet of a master is a waste of your precious time. Read this book and ask a better question, “How can I be happy sitting at my own feet?”
Well, that’s up to you, but if happiness is what you really want, in order to have it, you will need to be mindful of getting out of your mind; not stumbling over your own feet. You need to stop constantly trying to solve the puzzle; to stop trying to figure everything out; to stop trying to make it all make sense.
A better question would be, “How can I live a fulfilling life?” Zen would say, with each next thing happening, “This is fascinating,’ and ‘this is fascinating,’ and again with the next thing, ‘this is fascinating too.’” In innocence and fascination the complication surrenders to effortlessness.
“When life becomes too complicated and we feel overwhelmed, it’s often useful just to stand back and remind ourselves of our overall purpose, our overall goal. When faced with a feeling of stagnation and confusion, it may be helpful to take an hour, an afternoon, or even several days to simply reflect on what it is that will truly bring us happiness, and then reset our priorities on the basis of that. This can put our life back in proper context, allow a fresh perspective, and enable us to see which direction to take.”
The Dalai Lama The Art of Happiness.