7 of Earth – Patience

Seven of Earth / Rainbows - Patience

There are times when the only thing to do is to wait. The seed has been planted, the child is growing in the womb, the oyster is coating the grain of sand and making it into a pearl. This card reminds us that now is a time when all that is required is to be simply alert, patient, waiting. The woman pictured here is in just such an attitude. Contented, with no trace of anxiety, she is simply waiting. Through all the phases of the moon passing overhead she remains patient, so in tune with the rhythms of the moon that she has almost become one with it. She knows it is a time to be passive, letting nature take its course. But she is neither sleepy nor indifferent; she knows it is time to be ready for something momentous. It is a time full of mystery, like the hours just before the dawn. It is a time when the only thing to do is to wait.

Osho’s Teachings

We have forgotten how to wait; it is almost an abandoned space. And it is our greatest treasure to be able to wait for the right moment. The whole existence waits for the right moment. Even trees know it–when it is time to bring the flowers and when it is time to let go of all the leaves and stand naked against the sky. They are still beautiful in that nakedness, waiting for the new foliage with a great trust that the old has gone, and the new will soon be coming, and the new leaves will start growing. We have forgotten to wait, we want everything in a hurry. It is a great loss to humanity In silence and waiting something inside you goes on growing–your authentic being. And one day it jumps and becomes a flame, and your whole personality is shattered; you are a new man. And this new man knows what ceremony is, this new man knows life’s eternal juices.

Osho Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt Chapter 10

 

A coat of quotes and passing poetry

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Everlasting

Everlasting

Thou art hidden from us, though the heavens are filled  With Thy Light, which is brighter than sun and moon !

Thou art hidden, yet revealest our hidden secrets ! 

Thou art the Source that causes our rivers to flow. 

Thou art hidden in Thy essence, but seen by Thy bounties. 

Thou art like the water, and we like the mill- stone. 

Thou art like the wind, and we like the dust ; The wind is unseen, but the dust is seen by all. Thou art the Spring, and we the sweet green garden ;

Spring is not seen, though its gifts are seen. Thou art as the Soul, we as hand and foot ; Soul instructs hand and foot to hold and take. 

Thou art as Reason, we like the tongue ; 'Tis reason that teaches the tongue to speak. 

Thou art as Joy, and we are laughing ; 

The laughter is the consequence of the joy. 

Our every motion every moment testifies. 

For it proves the presence of the Everlasting God.

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Everlasting God | Rumi