Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 1 ~ Flowers (4/365)

Osho Zen Tarot with Buddha

I've had some mindblowingly incredible oracle card readings this week!  In this evening's rather lengthy spread, this card showed up...with flowers!  And while I had other plans for today's flower photo shoot, this unique improvisation seemed much more appropriate.  

Innocence appeared in my card spread under the category of 'what I am attracting from the outside'.  And, indeed, it serves to reaffirm that the way in which I am now choosing to live my life is being echoed by the wonder of creation all around me ~ and my newfound, delightful relationship with it.

"The old man in this card radiates a childlike delight in the world.
There is a sense of grace surrounding him, as if he is at home with himself
and with what life has brought.
He seems to be having a playful communication with the praying mantis on his finger,
as if the two of them are the greatest friends.
The pink flowers cascading around him represent a time of letting go,
relaxation and sweetness.
They are a response to his presence, a reflection of his own qualities.
The innocence that comes from a deep experience of life is childlike, but not childish.
The innocence of children is beautiful, but ignorant.
It will be replaced by mistrust and doubt as the child grows
and learns that the world can be a dangerous and threatening place.
But the innocence of a life lived fully
has a quality of wisdom and acceptance
of the ever-changing wonder of life."

1 comment:

  1. Hmm...I did a short oracle card reading myself last night.

    Love that this shot is well-composed and meaningful, and wasn't what you'd originally planned. I've been finding myself using spontaneous, unplanned shots myself lately.