Slowing Down (Osho Zen Tarot)

The Knight of Rainbows is a reminder that, just like this tortoise, we carry our home with us wherever we go. There is no need to hurry, no need to seek shelter elsewhere. Even as we move into the depths of the emotional waters, we can remain self-contained and free from attachments. 

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Conditioning (Osho Zen Tarot)

This card recalls an old Zen story, about a lion who was brought up by sheep and who thought he was a sheep until an old lion captured him and took him to a pond, where he showed him his own reflection. Many of us are like this lion - the image we have of ourselves comes not from our own direct experience but from the opinions of others. 

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Money and Spirituality

Yes, today let's about money. Money, like sex, is probably not the most comfortable topic to utter. Many religions in the world have condemned money (just like they have condemned sex), advocating for poverty. They deem material possessions as bad and the desire for money is considered a sin. It is a common belief that money and spirituality don't mix. This, I do not agree. 

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Letting Go (Osho Zen Tarot)

In this image of lotus leaves in the early morning, we can see in the rippling of the water that one drop has just fallen. It is a precious moment, and one that is full of poignancy. In surrendering to gravity and slipping off the leaf, the drop loses its previous identity and joins the vastness of the water below. We can imagine that it must have trembled before it fell, just on the edge between the known and the unknowable.

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What I Learned from My Master (My Cat)

I have recently adopted the cutest kitten in the world (okay, in my eyes). His name is Shiva, he is 12 weeks old, a ginger moggie. I have been wanting to adopt a cat for a very long time, perhaps ever since I graduated from University. That was many years ago. But life did get in the way, and I moved overseas, and with all my travels over the past years, it was almost impossible for me to adopt any pet. 

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All Roads Lead to Rome, All Paths Lead to Enlightenment

Religions ought not to create separation. Instead of advocating for eradicating religions and deny religions all together (Sam Harris’ argument), one can also choose to view that all these different religions and spiritual practices are simply means to the end. They are tools to assist us to accelerate our spiritual evolution, to help us to attain enlightenment, or liberation or whatever you want to call it.

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Why Writers Write

I've had the privilege of connecting with a few established writers in Melbourne while working on my debut novel (honestly, I've never worked on something as exciting as this one). I've been seeking out mentors along the journey through Writers Victoria and have been grateful to connect with a few prominent local writers, all of whom are female. The writers' world in Melbourne is indeed an enchanting and somewhat mysterious one. 

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So I Heard You Are a Free Spirit

This has happened to me a few times, so I feel the urge to speak up. Sometimes I am a bit reluctant to label myself a free spirit, although I am definitely one. I don't live a conventional lifestyle. I can never follow the 9-5 (I would literally die).  I live spontaneously without a routine and like to create in the moment.  I don't follow conventional values if they don't agree with my heart. I'm a free and independent thinker and not easily influenced by others' opinions.

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A Strong Desire to Self-Realisation

I have a strong desire
to be Self-reaslised
In this lifetime. 

The urge is so strong that
sometimes it's overwhelming.
I can't sleep,
it's devouring me
A fire burning inside me,
A silent volcano about to erupt.
A powerful rupture. 

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