Daily Angel Oracle Card: Courage, from the Osho Zen Tarot Card deck, by Osho
Courage: “This card shows a small wildflower that has met the challenge of the rocks and stones in its path to emerge into the light of day. Surrounded by an aura of bright golden light, it exposes the majesty of its tiny self. Unashamed, it is equal to the brightest sun.
When we are faced with a very difficult situation we have a choice: we can either be resentful, and try to find somebody or something to blame for the hardships, or we can face the challenges and grow.
The flower shows us the way, as its passion for life leads it out of the darkness and into the light. There is no point fighting against the challenges of life, or trying to avoid or deny them. They are there, and if the seed is to become the the flower we must go through them. Be courageous enough to grow into the flower you are meant to be.
The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that he has the potentiality to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because unknown is the path, nothing is guaranteed. Nothing can be guaranteed. Thousand and one are the hazards of the journey, many are the pitfalls – and the seed is secure, hidden inside a hard core. But the seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops the hard shell which is its security, it starts moving. Immediately the fight starts: the struggle with the soil, with the stones, with the rock. And the seed was very head and the spout will be very, very soft and dangers will be many.
There was no danger for the seed, the seed could have survived or millennia, but for the sprout many are the dangers. But the spouts starts towards the unknown, towards the sun, towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why. Great is the cross to be carried, but a dream possesses the seed and the seed moves.
The same is the path for Man. It is arduous. Much courage will be needed.”*
We are going through a process of change and transformation; from the inside out. In fact, once we really embrace this change, welcoming it with open hearts and minds, it will shift so much of our lives we will realize that it is in fact a beginning we are being offered. We are stepping through the doorway to change, yet many of us have one foot on each side… paralyzed with the fear of stepping fully into the new; sucked back by the old modes of thinking based on fear and lack.
Take heart Dear Ones, we are here to assist you through this change. However, we can only help you if you take the first step towards this necessary and healing transformation being offered to you now. We will meet you where you are. We will guide you on. One step at a time, your path will unfold before you. With love. With light. With challenges? Yes, but many of these challenges are actually created by you; by how you view the change and your ability to move through it. Clarity of thought and strength of faith will carry you through what you perceive as even the most difficult challenges. We are here with you and we eagerly await your decision to move forward.
One step at a time.