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......Osho Zen and me


Last week I decided to pull an Osho Zen card with the question in mind regarding how to get from where I am, to where I want to be and to help clarify just where it is I want to be…
I believe you have to have a clear direction/vision.
So I got centered and asked the question…

I pulled the Rebel card…
rebel:
1. protester: somebody who protests against something by defying authority
2. soldier who opposes government in power:
3. unconventional person: somebody who refuses to conform to the codes and conventions of society


I understand the rebel….
I’ve even been called one in an accusatory fashion….
But what does it tell me about my quest?
Could it mean to continue questioning, not simply to continue the path I’m on, to seek out less conventional avenues? To stop holding my heart's desire right below the surface...to seek the path less traveled?

I decided to take a look at what book had to say…
and it is beautiful.
The Rebel is the master of his own destiny…
we know that…
It’s living your truth….
a Mystic Rebel doesn’t rebel for the sake of rebelling but to be true to themselves.



“the torch he holds in his right hand symbolizes the light of her own hard-won truth.

Whether she is wealthy or poor,
the Rebel is really and emperor/empress because she has broken the chains of society’s repressive condition and opinions.
She has formed herself by embracing all the colors of the rainbow, emerging from the dark and formless roots of her unconscious past and growing wings to fly into the sky.

Her very way of being is rebellious ~ not because she is fighting against anybody or anything, but because she has discovered her own true nature and is determined to live in accordance with it.”

And


“the Rebel challenges us to be courageous enough to take responsibility for who we are and to live our truth.”



Is that a message or what?
It is clearly telling me to move forward with my true desire.
And I do know what that is…
but I can barely say it out loud.




....just a bit ago I drew this card...

11 comments:

Jasmine said...

Affirmation that your own walk is in the right direction is so encouraging. looking at your spirit dolls, i know you are doing something right xJ

Diana Meade said...

So beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this process. I love anything that encourages me to be who I am supposed to be not who authorities, the world, society, my inner critic, etc tell me I should be. If that makes one a rebel...I say embrace the inner rebel and go for it. What an affirmation as Jasmine said.

Praying Horse said...

I have a deep appreciation of rebels and of subversion in general. This is a wonderful message to us all to work at throwing off the shackles however those appear in our own lives.

I'm in Oakhurst most days working in my little office there, perhaps we could find a spot in town to meet up?

Sue said...

WOW!

An affirmation is right. I think 99% of creative people have some 'rebel' in them, but to pull a card, read about what it means and have it confirmed for one, seems to validate a lot of how one feels and also those rebellious urges that can spring up out of nowhere.

Very, very cool......go for it and follow your dreams.



Sue

lynne h said...

oh my, you drew 'trust'... these cards never cease to amaze me.

rebel and trust on, sweet woman...

xo

Snowbrush said...

Hey, I love that TRUST card, which in pessimistic circles is probably better known as the SUICIDE card.

Kate said...

Awesome! Awesome Awesome! You have hit the rebellious spirit on the head! You couldn't have said it better. Being a rebel my entire life, you are right; we get ridiculed or we are secretly envied for being different. I like to say, I am a rebel with a cause- many causes. I feel as artist we must be, and find our own paths. Some may copy or follow along inspired to find their own paths, and isn't then the rebel, a "leader" in disguise?
Have an awesome day! Kate (+:,Oh, and thank you for subscribing to my blogspot. If you get a chance, check out my websie at acomawestcollage.com. I'd love to hear what you think.

wyanne said...

That's too cool. You gotta love those cards.

julie mitchell said...

Wow, thanks for all the encouragement, and Snow, thank you for making me laugh. I can see it that way too. Trust is such a big thing. I trust so many things throughout...I was going to say, I trust that the food I buy and eat won't poison me...I really don't trust that anymore.ow I more or less gauge the risk & how fast it will harm me.
Sorry...but I spent a good portion of today reading food labels...geez, it's crazy. Our food has sooo much bad stuff in it. Processed foods just aren't good for us.
Thanks for coming by...I love rebels...I can hardly wait to pull my next card...these two have given me a lot of food for thought...now action...hug, hug..yes PH, we will have to meet soon.
hug, hug

Angela Recada said...

Fascinating! I'm all for rebellion! How terrific that you found confirmation that you're heading in the right direction.
:0)
Here's to the artists, the seekers, the visionaries and the rebels of the world!

Love the post below, too, about you and your daughter. Beautiful!

Hugs and love,
xo
Angela

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your story about Rebel, and that you drew that card. I need to find my direction too, even if I am already on the path. I love your dolls and thank you for your kind words about my father. roxanne

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