The Highway Shaman Wisdom for August 6, 2020


Today is exactly one year to the day when I was coming to stop at an intersection in Vancouver, WA. and was rear-end by a Peterbilt Semi-truck. The impact rocked my head and initially I believe I was in shock. It was later I realized I had a concussion and would need help. The first six months were trying since I had lost quite a bit of my physical, emotional and mental balance. Sessions with three Doctors of Neurology proved that I did have a traumatic brain injury, and I was supposed to get the final results of my insurance settlement on Monday. I think not knowing the results have put me into a form of depression. I woke up at 9.30 this morning and napped throughout the day. Let’s see what the Osho Zen Tarot has to say. Ace of Rainbows –  MATURITY 

It says, “When you draw this card, know well this moment carries a gift – for hard work well done. Your base is solid now and success and good fortune are yours for they are the outcome of what has already been experienced within.”

The distinction between the grasses and the blossoms is the same as between you not knowing that you are a buddha, and the moment you know that you are a buddha. In fact, there is no way to be otherwise. Buddha is completely blossomed, fully opened. His lotuses, his petals, have come to a completion . . . Certainly, to be full of spring yourself. Is far more beautiful than the autumn dews falling on the lotus leaves. This is one of the most beautiful things to watch: when autumn dews fall on the lotus leaves and shine in the morning sun like real pearls. But of course, it is a momentary experience. As the sun rises, the autumn dews start evaporating. 

The temporary beauty cannot be compared, certainly, with an eternal spring in your being. You look back as far as you can and it has always been there. You look forward as much as you can, and you will be surprised: it is your very being. Wherever you are it will be there, and the flowers will continue to shower on you. This is spiritual spring.

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