Osho Tarot “Understanding” and necklace by Dakan
The Highway Shaman Wisdom for August 3, 2020
I’ve been going through a period of mild depression. I’ve learned long ago that it comes with the territory of being a “sensitive” or empath – a shaman. I feel on multiple levels, and it just so happens that this pandemic has put the whole world into a state of depression. Below I’ve included a statement from The International Journal of Medicine on how the pandemic has affected the mental health of the world’s people.
My Osho Zen Tarot card reading for today is UNDERSTANDING. It’s telling me that I’m out of jail, out of the cage – that I can now open my wings and the whole sky is mine.
Understand = entender
This reading is about understanding freedom = esta lectura es sobre entender la libertad.
The depression the majority of people are feeling, in one way or another, revolves around the cage they find themselves in. People, surrendering in obedience, rationalize and will wear the mask, for instance, even when or where they don’t need to, not realizing it is a form of imprisonment. If a city or state says you must wear a mask at all times, that is the definition of social fascism, where the “State” has put you in a cage of demanded obediance. If that fascist rule isn’t in place, and you think you need to wear a mask whenever you leave the house, your fear is the practicing social self-abuse. You’ve clipped your own wings . . .
By not realizing that . . . .”all the stars and the moon and the sun belong to you.” That you “can disappear into the blueness of the beyond.” Just by stop clinging to your cage, by moving out of the cage, “the whole sky is yours.’ Only then can you open your wings and fly across the sun like an eagle. “In the inner sky, in the inner world, freedom is the highest value – everything else is secondary, even blissfulness, ecstasy. There are thousands of flowers, uncountable, but they all become possible in the climate of freedom.”
Part of my sadness is witnessing the vast majority of people complying to the illogic insanity of their self imprisoning. Personally, in many instances, like going into a market, I’m force to comply, to enter the cage. In many ways it has made me a hermit, choosing to be free to fly in my own sky – at home, in my car, walking down the street, sitting at the beach. I can be lighthearted without a cage, knowing , understanding, that in truth, I AM FREE.
“The dawn of a new understanding – that the cage has always been open, and the sky has always been there for us to explore – can make us feel a little shaky at first. It’s fine, and natural to be shaky, but don’t let it overshadow the opportunity to experience the light-heartedness and adventure on offer, right there alongside the shakiness. Move the sweetness and gentleness of this time. Feel the fluttering within. Spread your wings and be free.”
The International Journal of Medicine
Psychological and Social effects of Covid19
Multiple lines of evidence indicate that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profound psychological and social effects. The psychological sequelae of the pandemic will probably persist for months and years to come. Studies indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with distress, anxiety, fear of contagion, depression and insomnia in the general population and among healthcare professionals. Social isolation, anxiety, fear of contagion, uncertainty, chronic stress and economic difficulties may lead to the development or exacerbation of depressive, anxiety, substance use and other psychiatric disorders in vulnerable populations including individuals with pre-existing psychiatric disorders and people who reside in high COVID-19 prevalence areas. Stress-related psychiatric conditions including mood and substance use disorders are associated with suicidal behavior. COVID-19 survivors may also be at elevated suicide risk. The COVID-19 crisis may increase suicide rates during and after the pandemic. Mental health consequences of the COVID-19 crisis including suicidal behavior are likely to be present for a long time and peak later than the actual pandemic. To reduce suicides during the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative to decrease stress, anxiety, fears and loneliness in the general population. There should be traditional and social media campaigns to promote mental health and reduce distress. Active outreach is necessary, especially for people with a history of psychiatric disorders, COVID-19 survivors and older adults. Research studies are needed of how mental health consequences can be mitigated during and after the COVID-19 pandemic