Daily Angel Oracle Card: Understanding, from the Osho Zen Tarot Card deck, by Osho,
Understanding: “The bird pictured on this card is looking out from what seems to be a cage. There is no door, and actually the bars are disappearing. The bars were an illusion, and this small bird is being summoned by the grace and freedom and encouragement of the others. It is spreading its wings, ready to take flight from the very first time.
The dawn of a new understanding – that the cage has always been open, and the sky has always been there for us to explore – can make us feel a little shaky at first. It is fine, and natural to be shaky, but do not let it overshadow the opportunity to experience the lightheartedness and adventure on offer, right there alongside the shakiness.
Move with the sweetness and gentleness of this time. Feel the fluttering within. Spread your wings and be free. You are out of jail, out of the cage; you can open your wings and the whole sky is yours. All the stars and the moon and the sun belong to you. You can disappear into the blueness of the beyond… Just drop clinging to this cage, move out of the cage and the whole sky is yours. Open your wings and fly across the sun like an eagle.
In the inner sky, in the inner world, freedom is the highest value – everything else is secondary, even blissfulness, ecstasy. There are thousands of flowers, uncountable, but they all become possible in the climate of freedom.”*
You are still holding back, the freedom is right in front of you, yet the fear is stronger. As the cage disappears, you find that although you have previously felt like a victim… felt like you had been put in the cage… you now realize that you have stayed inside the cage by choice. There is no one else to blame, and no one can rescue you. It’s up to you to let go of the bars (fear) and fly. What’s holding you back?
Most likely, what is holding us back are old limiting belief systems that have been in place for so long now, we can’t see them plainly anymore. Like an obsolete computer program, or dial up internet, this system is doing it’s best, but it’s waaaay outdated. Time to delete some stuff!
Delete the belief that everyone but you gets to fly (be happy, joyful, prosperous, wealthy, healthy, skinny….. you fill in the blank). Delete the belief that it’s too late to change whatever it is that you filled into that blank. Delete the belief that there is a force in the Universe that is against you fulfilling your dreams, or that you “deserve” what you have, or that you must live out some karma or pain in this lifetime. Let it all go.
Understand that there is no difference what so ever in any of the birds in the card above. They all have the same wings, the same possibilities open to them. They are all created from the Divine light, a part of All That Is. They can all leave the cage and fly.
As soon as they intend to do so.
No matter what seems to hold them back.