Zen Day 2: Past Lives

Today I – again – chose a card that I’ve never chosen before.  I like to think that some things wait to be brought to light until the right time, although, I am going to have to do some contemplation on this card…

The hands of existence form the shape of the female genitals, the opening of the cosmic mother.  Revealed within are many images, faces from other times.  While it might be entertaining to fantasize about famous past lives, it is just a distraction.  The real point is to see and understand the karmic patterns of our lives, and their roots in an endless repetitive cycle that traps us in unconscious behavior.  The two rainbow lizards on either side represent knowing and not-knowing.  They are the guardians of the unconscious, making sure that we are prepared for a vision that might otherwise be shattering.  A glimpse into the eternity of our existence is a gift, and understanding the function of karma in our lives is not something that can be grasped at will.  This is a wake-up call; the events in your life are trying to show you a pattern as ancient as the journey of your own soul.

The child can become conscious only if in his past life he has meditated enough, has created enough meditative energy to fight with the darkness that death brings.  One simply is lost in the oblivion and then suddenly finds a new wonb and forgets completely about the old body.  There is a discontinuity.  

The East has been working hard to penetrate these barriers.  And ten thousand years’ work has not been in vain.  Everybody can penetrate to the past life or many past lives.  But for that you have to go deeper into your meditation, for two reasons: unless you go deeper, you cannot find the door to another life; secondly, you have to be deeper in meditation because, if you find the door to another life, a flood of events will ccome into the mind.

It is hard enough even to carry one life….

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Recap of Day 1: if I weren’t such a nice person, I would’ve posted a picture of the nasty bruise that resulted from Lupron shot #1.  I felt a little nauseous for much of the day and the bruise was certainly bothersome, but all of it was merely an annoyance – nothing to ruin a day.  I’m chalking up the bruising to an unfortunate, yet perfect, injection into a blood vessel, which caused a hematoma.  At least that’s what I’m hoping, because if this level of bruising continues, I will quickly run out of surface area!

 

 

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