Daily Angel Oracle Card: Green Tara, from the Divine Feminine Oracle Card deck, by Meggan Waterson, artwork by Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman, published by Hay House
Green Tara: “The Buddha Of Enlightened Action”
“My Soul informs my every step. I do what my heart compels me to do.”
Who She Is: “Green Tara embodies the emboldened state that overcomes fear and allows us to take action on what we know is right. Tara is a female Buddha in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. She is known as the ‘mother of liberation’ because her name is derived from the root ‘to cross.’ Tara assists all beings in crossing the ocean of suffering to liberation.
According to the Tara Tantra, eons ago showed such spiritual excellence and such profound compassion that she impressed a group of monks. They told her that they would pray for her to be reborn a man so that she could reach enlightenment. She responded by enlightening them. She told them that there is no such thing as male and female. The ideas, projections, and expectations that we superimpose onto the male form and the female form are not real. They are contrived. (Form is emptiness, and emptiness is form).
Tara vowed then and there, before all the monks, that she would remain a female Buddha for all lifetimes until all beings were liberated from the illusion that a person’s sex determines their ability to become enlightened.
Tara has four different types of enlightened activity and divine attributes, depicted symbolically through the colors red, white, black, yellow, and green. Green Tara is Tara’s embodiment of compassionate action, or enlightened action. Her green color signifies vigor and vitality, and the purity of our life force, the prana mudra. She is the action we take from a deeply rooted place within our heart. She is the energy that seeks to act in alignment with what will free is as we liberate others.”
When Your Soul Selects Her Card: “Green Tara is that sacred nudge to get moving, to do what it is that your soul compels you to do. Do not sit with an idea or a project any longer; take action on it. Do not think about a friend who keeps coming into your heart; go bring her dark chocolate or send her a love letter. Do not wait to express your love to someone you have needed to, go now – tell the truth. Let your feet be moved by what has been caged within you. Let your wisdom shift into inspired action.
Tara is the message that the time for action is now. There’s nothing to wait for, and no person you need to become before doing what you have come here to do. Start small. Let the soul lead, not the ego. It is not the grandeur of the gesture or effort, it is the amount of love something is done with that ever matters.
There are so many injustices in the world, so much suffering, that it is easy to get stuck in the molasses of helplessness. The brilliant Burmese diplomat Aung San Suu Kyi says, ‘If you are feeling helpless, help someone.’ Green Tara is about aligning what moves us to tears with compassionate action. She is the push to do something, anything that might alleviate the suffering of others. In the process of taking action with love and from love, we also liberate ourselves.”
Soul-Voice Meditation: “What does my soul want me to take action on right now?”
Intention: “My soul informs my every step, I do what my heart compels me to do.”*
~ By Meggan Waterson
This is a message of mindful action taken towards our focused intention. It is about being of service, finding a cause larger than ourselves. Stepping past the social conditioning of the accumulation of stuff as status, and instead directing our energy towards healing on a global level.
Bring the energy of Green Tara into your heart center by chanting the words Om Mani Padme Hum. Feel the high frequency resonance of these ancient sacred words. Feel the power of their healing, their transformational potential. Know that with them you can transcend fear, you can leave hate and discrimination; separation and isolation behind.
Green Tara dedicated her lifetimes to being of assistance to those who seek enlightenment and higher consciousness. Who are willing to move beyond themselves, and who are willing to be of service to others. She sees past the outer shell of rich, poor, old, young, male or female and right into the core of our being. She asks us to consider this compassionate approach to every other being we ourselves come into contact with.
Acceptance, support, compassion and unconditional love.
Om Mani Padme Hum