August 2019 Metaphors: “Now” is where it’s at

By Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Projections, Existence, Stress

Medicine Cards: Lizard

Mayan Oracle: Organic Balance, Caban

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ace of Disks, Prince of Cups

Aleister Crowley Deck: Pleasure, Death, Lust, Strife, Ace of Disks, Abundance

Healing Earth Tarot: Four of Crystals, Temperance, Chariot

Words of Truth: Seeing, Communion, Childhood

Communing with your inner child and revisiting memories of the past are a positive thing. Those moments help you find connection, resolution and energy—a good way to end the summer. Yet, there are still some intense moments to be had and we need to address them. That’s what we’re up to this month. And it looks a bit wild and wooly.

Lizard is the dreamer. He dreams the future so he knows what to do and how to act. The dream to him is more real than the reality. The dream is inclusive and connects to all things.

You may feel uncertain as to what is real and what is the dream. I, personally, feel as if I am in a dream these days, or perhaps am a visitor traveling from the future to the past, shocked at suddenly seeing once again the hate and prejudice that I had already lived through in the 1960s. Hate has the ability to fester and infect generation after generation. I personally know many who cannot even see that they are still holding that generational fear and hate.

I find it interesting that the Mayan symbol Caban is in the mix at the moment. Caban asks you to look at whether you are living in the past or future and not dealing with the “now.”

Change cannot happen without being fully present.

I hate that my country is doing things that actively harm the rest of the world. It is not the country I have believed in and supported my whole life. But here we are. I cannot live in the ideals of the past. I can no longer live in my dream for the future of America because now we are so far from that potential.

Only a change of perspective—an enormous overview—can enable us to see the present dynamic.

With enough time, all things change. Many people are well-intentioned but have lost their meaning and purpose. When they disconnect from the Earth, they lose their footing—their grounding. As they lose their center, they become self-centered.

If you are centered, you are within the natural flow of life. You see it all—the upsets, the suffering, the pain, the mistakes, the losses, the joys, the requests, the needs, the demands.

It hurts to be the witness of human carnage. I understand why we do not want to go there. But it is also the mature place to be. How can you “grow up” and be an effective communicator in the world and really make changes if you are blowing smoke, speaking of ideals and promises that you have neither the intention nor the ability to keep?

One remedy, here, is Temperance. In the language of the Healing Earth, that means we need better balance, balance that comes from an organic center rather than a habituated mind.

You might say this reality is burning itself out. If so, I believe that is a good thing.

We have reached a tipping point—a place that is uncomfortable and stressful for many. Even if we wanted, we could not go back to the stagnant illusions of the past. From now on, no half measures will be enough. We have pushed this world to a breaking point, so now it is all or nothing.

I believe in the All. I believe in the possibility of harmony. I believe if we do not, then humanity will fail and that may be the only way to learn the lessons of consequence.


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This article was originally published on July 31, 2019.