Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ask and Ye Shall Recieve

I had a dream.

I was in a well appointed, yet old hotel.

Instead of asking for fresh towels, I asked to meet my guardian angel.

Odd, because I feel I have so many, and didn't really need to take a meet and greet.

The man at the desk handed me a key and said,

" you will know her when you go into your room and open the blue bag."

I walked down the familiar red carpeted hall to the elevator and without a blink I was in front of my room door, I inserted the key.

My phone rang and I woke.

I spent the day wondering why that dream would come.

My husband, Jeff encouraged me to clean my office and make it the perfect space for me to continue to write my book, so we got out the vacuum, green magic and went to town on my space.

I reached over the sofa and saw a blue gift bag. I had forgotten it was there, a remnant of a time this year when I was putting photos away and didn't manage to put things in the right place.

There she was, the Angel I named Gloria. A Christmas card from a set I bought during a year that was filled with great difficulties.

I opened the card and it said Peace on Earth.

I turned the card over and read Guardian Angel, by Steven Mackey.

Zen Intent

Zen in the Art of Archery is thus infused with comments about aspiring not to hit the target, but rather struggling to attain an egoless state in accordance with the "Great Doctrine" (Herrigel 1985: 78-79).

The idea of taking action by picking up a bow and arrow, focusing on a target and with intent shooting the arrow, could be applied to all of the actions we take.
What moved you, and propelled you to take certain actions?
Seeing it from a Zen perspective is interesting.

Were we forced by outside circumstances to yield, or pushed by some internal fear? Mongol forces of life set to destroy us?
What ever the motivation, we all took actions. It might be interesting to see how we accomplished things.

I have found that we move mountains when we actually share with others what we intend to do. Perhaps it is the invisible support of the universe, or the human fear of shameful repercussions we might need on some level to be held accountable. It is compelling to think of freeing the action and trusting it to be. I guess that is what I do all the time as a psychic medium. I have to trust and freely allow to show up what will.

Many of us set out with great intention and did not have the resolution we "wanted", but there might be merit to things not working out the way we want. Our efforts may be more than just something personal, perhaps the trajectory of what we intend has a greater purpose.
The idea that the arrow is not intentionally "let go" by an archer, but rather naturally "gets free" reflects an understanding that the aim is to reach a level where it is not "I" that shoots, but simply ‘"It" shoots’.

What will get set free this next year?