The Highway Shaman Wisdom Reading
for June 1, 2020
Today’s Tarot reading is in alignment with my resurrection as a writer. Existence needs you speaks to me, that my writing is needed out in the world. Eventually I will need a team to promote and get it out to the world. Below is the Introduction to my “Stories by the Highway Shaman. Scroll down and enjoy.
The Elements Tarot:
THE STUDENT: Eagerness to learn. Avidly seeking knowledge. Desire for growth.
REVERSED: Developing the mind. Study, research.
Osho Zen Tarot:
EXISTENCE (The Magician) –
You are not accidental. Existence needs you. Without you something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it. That’s what gives you dignity, that the whole of existence will miss you. The stars and sun and moon, the trees, birds and earth – everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannot be filled by anybody except you. This gives you a tremendous joy, a fu
The Good Tarot
THREE OF EARTH – Teamwork, building on solid foundations, group efforts, dedicated collaboration.
“What I am building is grounded in a solid foundation, so I know I can trust that it will not slip away suddenly. I am joined by others uncoordinated efforts to bring forth what we chosen to co-create. The architecture of my dreams is becoming tangible, taking shape before me, and I share my joy and pride with my partners and supporters. Teachers and students, we areal learning, growing, and building collaboratively.”
Zen as we know it has it all backwards . . . maybe not all . . . but I think the perceived Zen Master part makes no sense.
Does it make sense for me to proclaim myself a Zen Master? Do I have a temple? No. A Zen Center? No. Do I have published teachings? No. Do I teach people how to sit and meditate? No. Do I offer riddles to solve? No. Do I have any students? No. Not one!
Do I have any attachments to having or not having? No.
All those “Masters” out there, in their temples or Zen Centers, who have any of what I just mentioned, teachings and students, have attachments. Zen is about having No attachments. I have no attachments. I have Nothing! Who is the fucking Zen Master here?
All I have is what I make up in this moment. That I am a Zen Master.
I wanted to say “So fuck you if you can’t take a joke” but your mind would go to “No Zen Master would say that.” Are you sure?
Please don’t confuse what I’m talking about with Zen Buddhism, a “teaching,” a religion, which hopefully leads to achieving enlightenment (satori) through meditation in a seated posture (zazen), usually under the guidance of a teacher, or Zen Master. How utterly boring!
Does a sheltered life, a good memory of scripture and chants, and years of repetition make one a Zen Master? A “Mind Full” of information is not Zen. Zen is “Mind Less.”
Being mindless, I’m therefore not a Buddhist, (not one word of scripture up there) or any sort of qualified religious guy. I’m saying that Zen is not a form of worship. It’s not a religion. It’s a way of Being.
My Zen is organic. I’m a Master of fuck-ups, alive to talk about it. Maybe I’m more like the ancient Chinese Taoist. The Tao knew that Life cannot be understood as a concept, or experienced while sequestered away in a monastery, or in front of a “better than thou” master. Tao is everything between the gutter and heaven. Being happy with what is.
I contend that by living life through the actual conscious awareness of moment to moment everyday “being,” a person will organically become Authentic; will eventually realize that all attachment to 3D thoughts and things is mere illusion. All the action is now on the 5th dimension. Love.
My Zen Mastery is about engaging in life to the fullest; diving head first into actual living experience; embracing whatever cards I’ve been dealt. Removing the dirt covering the diamond. Then letting go of the illusion.
I wrote this Zen book to remind myself, and you, that we are already there, already the multidimensional Zen Master, and we need only remember that we’re “it.”
Here’s to “it.”