Osho (Rajneesh) 1931 – 1990
The Highway Shaman Wisdom Reading
for July 6, 2020
Forty-three years ago today my son Alan Morton Allison was born. I’ll write a little about this event below. I included the photo of Osho today for several reasons. Indeed he was controversial and at the same time brilliant. He had true SIDDHIS or spiritual powers. His wonderful book Osho on Zen helped me in many ways to define my life. He helped me in SLOWING DOWN, and made it okay for me to meditate the way I do; “Walking is Zen. Sitting is Zen. Talking or silent, moving, unmoving, the essence is all ease.” My hope with these readings, today being the KING OF WATER, that I can gently and lovingly lead others away from fear and divisiveness and into harmonious collaboration.”
The Elements Tarot: SIDDHIS:
Spiritual powers. Miracles. Bringing spiritual light into physical manifestation. Magic.
REVERSED: Creative power of thoughts. Visualization, affirmation. Also the proper environment for thoughts to manifest: focus, desire, silence.
Osho Zen Tarot: Knight of Rainbows – SLOWING DOWN:
Meditation is a kind of medicine – its use is only for the time being. Once you have learned the quality, then you need not do any particular meditation, then the meditation has to spread all over your life. Walking is Zen. Sitting is Zen. Talking or silent, moving, unmoving, the essence is all ease. That is the keyword. The essence is at ease: that is the key statement. Do whatsoever you are doing, but at the deepest core remain at ease, cool, calm, centered.
“It is time when you are ready to let go of any expectations you have had about yourself or other people, and to take responsibility for any illusions you might have been carrying. There is no need to do anything but rest in the fullness of who you are right now. If desires and hopes and dreams are fading away, so much the better. Their disappearance is making space for a new quality of stillness and acceptance of what is, and you are able to welcome this development in a way you have never been able to before. Savor this quality of slowing down, of coming to rest and recognizing that you are already at home.”
The Good Tarot: KING OF WATER – Generous, diplomatic, fair, gentle, a good listener, nonjudgmental peacemaker, mediator.
“I honor and respect all beings, including myself, and see the commonalities we share and the Spirit that is in all of us. I listen to other voices and blend them with my own wisdom before settling on an opinion, making a decision or taking action.
I gently and lovingly lead others away from fear and divisiveness and into harmonious collaboration.”
Alan on Lake Union, Seattle, late summer 2019
In November of 1976 I lived with my soon to be wife Sara in Anchorage, Alaska. We were excited she was pregnant, and we wanted to find the right midwife for a home birth. Driving in the more run-down section of the city we saw a sign for a Naturopath doctor, so just stopped in. There we met Doris Williams, who aggreed to be our midwife in trade for stained glass windows. She had just recently opened her business. There were many things we came to learn about Doris in the year to come. She was a public health nurse for the state of Alaska, but not really. A pilot, she flew to Aleut and Eskimo villages in the far regions, as their Shaman Medicine Woman. I could write a small book of how she got to be this, but its a little off subject.
It was the afternoon of July 6, 1977 when Sara was about to give birth in our bed at home. Doris was there watching, crouched in the corner. She allowed it to be our experience, not hers. So I was able to deliver Alan. Sara’s late sister Nancy was also there observing. Doris did one thing – cleared Alan’s beathing passage and instructed me about cutting the cord. Alan was blessed by a special person, who turned out to be the most gifted Shaman Medicine Women I would ever meet. Sara was a wonderful mother to our two sons. Alan grew to be an amazing man.
I remained friends with Doris after Sara and I separated in the early 80’s. In 1986 I asked her to train me to be a Shaman. Many remarkable things happened for the next year, including the beginning of my career as a Shaman Mask Maker. She saw something in me that women rarely see, which took me most of my life to acknowledge, to see myself. That I AM That.
I am blessed after 43 years, that my best friends in life are still my son’s Alan and Aaron, and their mother Sara.