I wanted to pull some collective Dharma energy cards. Right now we don’t even realize that karmic debts are being paid, karmic healing is taking place and Dharmas are being revealed. The cards you choose are either a message of what you need to transmute in order to moved forward or what you need to embrace in order to rise in your Soul’s Divine Purpose.
Your dharma means your purpose in life. Your dharma is your true calling – what you were put here to do. I want you to really let your intuition guide you in this. If you’re drawn to multiple cards that’s ok. On the other side of each image is a word and the teachings of Buddha associated to this word. Pick a card or cards that you’re drawn to.
Take a moment and close your eyes. Breathe in deeply and ask Spirit to guide you to the cards for you. Open your eyes and follow your intuition as you choose your cards. You may be guided to multiple cards. Every feeling is relevant.
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Dharma Cards by, Priya Hemenway
Card 1 is Discover Yourself
You are on a journey of discovery. What are you searching for? It’s important to ask. Buddha says you must proceed with no idea about what you will find. If you expect something to be there, you may create it in your imagination. If you say you are looking for truth, you may come up with something else and not know it. You may pass by things that are tremendously important.
If you say you are looking for yourself, you already presume something exists that will look like you. But maybe it’s not so. Be careful as you identify things, and don’t try to reproduce what others have found. Treat each discovery like a scientist. Determine details and relationships without any regard for what you’ve been told. What you find will certainly be something no one else has found before, because it resides in you.
You are the watcher; you are the witness. Determine who this witness is and where it resides. And if you can see this part of yourself, then ask again, who is seeing?
Card 2 is Finding the Source
Finding the Source
The word Buddha used for the person who travels upstream is uddhamsoto. Uddham means great endeavor; soto means the source. Uddhamsoto refers to the person who is expending all her or his effort to reach the source of being.
Effort is needed. Laziness will work against you. You must bring your energies to a boil, and just as the water turns to stream, so you will reach a point where transformation happens.
Buddha struggled for many years to accomplish what he thought was necessary. His effort was intense. He tried everything he could think of, and searched for every clue that might help. Only when every avenue had been exhausted, when every dream had burst, when all his illusions seen through, and his friends had given up with their encouragement did he stop and find freedom.
Card 3 is Death
The greatest mystery in life is death. Life is infinite and science can explore it. It has a beginning and an end, and specifics that can be studied. Objectivity is an asset when life is examined; it does well under a microscope.
Love is far more mysterious. It bridges many worlds. It is more subjective and changes with each person. Art explores the world of love. Artist participate in the experience and through poetry, music, and painting, they touch on things that can’t always be put into logical terms.
Death is the domain of religion. It is one reason why the search to know oneself begins. Death is a door to all that cannot be known in life, and if you can be aware of what happens as you die, you will have stumbled onto truths we search for in meditation.
Meditation is a step towards death. In meditation you will come to know you are not separate from the rest of existence. Those who die to the past and the future, find themselves in the present moment and the eternity of now. They are truly alive and death is no longer something to fear.
Card 4 is Choice
Past and future dominate each moment, and fear and ignorance drag you down. It is useless to fight back. Your attempts are ineffective because you can not control what you do. You are not in charge of how you react.
Stop, says Buddha. Take a moment to feel your heart. Watch your agitated breath and sense into what you feel. Turn your attention inward. Forget about what or why, and discourage your mind from interfering. Just let yourself feel.
This is where compassion begins. You turn your attention inwards and you bring light to your darkness. Your own eyes on your own interiority will lighten up your heart. You must look around and find out what is so painful and why you want to cry out. Eventually your heart will soften, but you must keep your attention there. Your mind will want to come back and you must be careful. These are great moments to work with. Love and awareness are like two partners. When you find one, the other is always there; and together they will lead you to that place inside where peace and understanding reign.
Card 5 is Prepare Yourself
You must prepare for death. You must gather what you will need: awareness, mindfulness and the ability to be quiet and still.
There is a clear sound of urgency in Buddha’s appeal. The journey is long, and you may not have much time.get ready! You might miss this opportunity, and another one may not come for a very long time.
Work hard to brighten your light. Use your awareness to find the way. You must travel alone and you need to be clear. Buddha will push you and continue to nudge you. He will not let you fall asleep. He can not take you where you need to go, but he will insist you hear his request. This is Buddha’s work. This is what he must do. His task is difficult because of your sleep, but he is far more aware than you are of what you will find if you listen to his call.
Card 6 is Thoughts
Reduce your thoughts to objects and your mind will be less powerful. Look for the arguments you always use, the defenses you create, and the clever ways you see things. Look for the ways in which you repeat yourself and the many times you try to tell someone how well you behave. If you can begin to laugh at yourself, you have taken a huge step.
Watch the way you unconsciously move through your life and see yourself like a drunken driver of a car. You are not in control and you are heading for disaster. Why does this happen? Are there patterns that repeat? What are they and how do they set themselves up? Where did you learn them and why do you not know how to stop?
The human mind is one of the most sophisticated mechanisms in existence and it and it is capable off such great things. Allow yourself to become the master and kick that old drunk out of the drivers seat.
Card 7 is Becoming a Buddha
Becoming a Buddha
The silence that follows awakening is rich and overflowing with joy. It is not a silence that can be practiced. It has its own unique flavor.
The innocence that comes from knowing yourself is pure and beyond duality. It is free of divisions and follows no rules. In total awareness, a Buddha becomes one with existence.
A Buddha harms no one. Love and truth and compassion are present, and a Buddha moves with awareness.
There is nothing that can be learned in order to awaken. There are no prayers to say or rituals to perform. No amount of reading will get you there and no one can do it for you. Simply watch the desires that arise in your mind and let them drop away. Even the longing to awaken must finally be abandoned, and when that disappears, your Buddha is born.
Card 8 is Happiness
Awareness will set you free. You will find happiness in love, for you’ll no longer act in anger. You will find happiness in hard times, for you will know that they pass. You will find happiness when desires arise, for they can not possess you. You will find happiness everywhere, for you will remain unattached.
Buddha encourages happiness. He encourages you to taste the freedom that arises when you are no longer a slave to the pulls of your mind. As things are now, your mind goes on swinging from one extreme to another, like a pendulum. First you love, then you hate; one minute you are happy, then the next you are sad. This is the nature of the sleep you have become so used to. Become aware, Buddha says, and follow the middle path. Don’t be thrown from one extreme to another. Be watchful and choose to be a witness. Then you will find happiness. Then you will no longer be curtailed by your mind.
Whether you are with friends or alone, whether you are rich or poor, whether you are sick or healthy, it will not matter; for you will know the happiness that accepts life as it is.