Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Daily Draw: Hanson-Roberts Tarot ~ High Priestess

I drew this card 3 hours ago and have had a complete mental block as to what she is saying to me today. I've resorted to books and combing the web for some triggers, no dice. In desperation I tried something suggested for a specific spread. To look at the card from across the room and see what stands out. From across the room the only thing recognizable is the white cross on her chest. Without my glasses the only thing readable is the white cross. I take that as what is significant to me today.

I've been thinking about faith a lot lately because this year I've been exposed to many differing beliefs. My personal faith is follow the 10 commandants, believe in my heart in a higher power; and to walk the walk, not talk the talk. My path with world faiths diverges when organized religion comes into it, and congregations are smothered in man's laws. Do I think God cares if a woman does or doesn't cut her hair? Or if there is a TV in the home? Or if I pray on my knees or when driving to work? No. All he asks is that we follow the 10 commandants. That seems to be the one thing mankind is unable to do, hence the proliferation of man's laws and inflexible religious dogma.

I'm reminded by this card that the High Priestess reflects hidden knowledge. Maybe I'm all wet and the 10 commandants are too simple. And maybe God is sitting beside me as I write this, smiling and nodding that I've gotten it right.

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama 1935- (for the 14th time)

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