I was having a bad day. When I have a bad day, the Angels seem to appear to give me something else to think about. A bad day, for me, is when things do not flow smoothly. There are blocks. Even little things like we are out of my favourite chai tea latte in the kitchen at work.
Going back to the Angels…. they reminded me that when we hang on to something or become attached ( read my favourite tea), we constantly set ourselves up for failure and disappointment. Then I saw the poster above, and I had this moment of clarity around the past, and around attachment.
Later, to make sure that I really got the message, the Angels sent me an OSHO Zen Tarot card called “Clinging To The Past”. See it below. Being blocked will limit your abundance. The clear message is that change is required. Creator will help you with your healing, however, some Meditation – a chance to listen to Creator (or the Universe) is required.
The write up is pretty impressive. Here is part of it.
The figure pictured in this card is so preoccupied with clutching her box of memories that she has turned her back on the sparkling champagne glass of blessings available here and now. Her nostalgia for the past really makes her a 'blockhead', and a beggar besides, as we can see from her patched and ragged clothes. She needn't be a beggar, of course--but she is not available to taste the pleasures that offer themselves in the present.
It's time to face up to the fact that the past is gone, and any effort to repeat it is a sure way to stay stuck in old blueprints that you would have already outgrown if you hadn't been so busy clinging to what you have already been through. Take a deep breath, put the box down, tie it up in a pretty ribbon if you must, and bid it a fond and reverent farewell. Life is passing you by, and you're in danger of becoming an old fossil before your time!
- from Osho, THe Great Zen Master Ta Hui, Chapter 10.
When something appears to you several times in a week, then pay attention. If something appears several times in a day, you are being smacked over the head to get your attention.
This was telling me about clinging to the past. What does it mean to you?
Special thanks to http://kathryn.mnsi.net/ for having the Osho Zen cards available.