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. I will give the messages later.
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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Oracle cards by, Priya Hemenway
Card 1 is Desire
You cannot drop desire from your mind. You must wake up for desire to disappear. Many people have heard of the bliss that comes when desires cease, and they try to get their desires to go away. They replace the desires for earthly things with desires for truth, for God/Goddess, and liberation. They become greedy and they torture themselves. They have misunderstood.
Desires will vanish only when you become aware of your desiring mind. You just watch it carefully and see all its tricks. You will not get rid of your desires until you can remain in the present moment and stop moving to the past or the future. Your desires have no place in the here and now.
Watch your mind and determine the moment when desire begins to grow. This is where your attention should be. Become more aware, and your desires will cease to distract you.
Card 2 is Truth
Truth is not a logical conclusion, nor is it an idea; so don’t waste your time trying to grasp at esoteric principals or philosophies that are lodged in your mind. Truth exists without an particular reason. It simply is. Truth shows itself in the clear sense of being that you know in your heart and you’ll trust it because it frees you from fear.
You’ll never find truth in the thoughts of others nor will your find it in any scripture. Holy books are like maps that can show you the way, but you must do the walking.
It is easy to believe what others say, but believing only takes you part of the way. You must be sure you want to go. Watch what you do and how you respond. Listen to what you say. Truth is unavoidable if your searching is sincere, for like existence itself, truth simply is.
Card 3 is Heaven & Hell
Heaven and Hell
There are two things you cannot hide from. The first is karma– the results of your deeds– which says there is a cause and effect to every action. Your intentions, whether you are aware of then or not, have real effects on your happiness. If you profess piety, but you are really greedy, the outcome will be unhappiness. If you profess good intentions, but you are angry, the outcome will be unhappiness. You may find ways to fool your friends, but you’ll never be able to hide from yourself. Unhappiness is unmistakeable. Heaven and Hell are not geographical locations; they are states of your mind.
Buddha suggests that you follow them eightfold path. Become mindful and cultivate a discipline of conduct. Be watchful of yourself and become more aware. Shine a light on your intentions, and is happiness is illusive, then search for a cause.
The second thing you cannot hide from is death. Everyone will die. The body is a temporary abode, and it will wither and fade away. The things you think are important will one day have no value.
Buddha enjoins you to search for what is eternal. Then your life will have a totally different purpose.
Card 4 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 5 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 6 is Distractions
As long as you are preoccupied with your desires you cannot know the real wealth you carry within. You must create a little distance from your cravings. Look for a small space that rests between what you had yesterday and what you want tomorrow. This space is the present moment, and once you find it, you will begin to know the real richness of your being.
Taste becomes more enjoyable when your mind is not busy with its distractions. Your touch becomes more sensitive; and you see and hear more. You will have many more pleasurable sensations when you are not thinking so continuously. You will laugh and your seriousness will disappear.
It is fine to enjoy your wealth— whether it’s external or internal. Life is abundant and happiness is a wonderful thing. Allow riches and abundance in your life, but don’t try to possess them. The moment you do, you quickly become their slave.
Card 7 is The River
Life, like a river, has two banks. One bank is this material world. The other is invisible, spiritual, and it is the part of life that is timeless and never dies.
We spend our lives running up and down one short of a river, sensing that there is more to life then what we can see, but not having any idea what it might be. Occasionally someone jumps into the river and swims to the other shore. From there they call to us and tell us of so many wonderful things, but we are afraid for this shore is all we know, and the river runs between, and we don’t know how to swim.
But to swim down the river of life is what living is all about. Those who jump in will naturally learn to swim. It is neither difficult or unnatural. And those who swim will reach the other shore. What holds us back? Nothing. We simply need to take the plunge.
Card 8 is Empty Your Boat
Empty Your Boat
Empty your boat. Lighten your load. Buddha is saying, “Don’t carry any baggage.” Meditate and many things will disappear. Then your boat will be lighter. The first of these are lust, desire, and hatred.
There are five obsessions you need to watch for: selfishness, doubt, pseudo, spirituality, passion, and hatred. Discover them and your boat will be lighter. There are five less obvious obsessions that hide just behind the first ones. You must find them too: lust for life, longing for birth in a higher realm, vanity, patience, and pretension.
There are five strengths you will want to welcome in. They are trust, vigilance , energy, meditation and wisdom.
And there are five more obsessions that you will leave behind when you cross over to the other shore. These are greed, loathing, delusion, pride, and false teaching.