Tao Te Ching 25th Verse

Tao Te Ching 25th Verse


25th Verse

There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the Mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.

I call it great.
Great is boundless;
boundless is eternally flowing;
ever flowing, it is constantly returning.

Therefore, the Way is great,
heaven is great,
earth is great,
people are great.

Thus, to know humanity,
understand earth.
To know earth,
understand heaven.
To know heaven,
understand the Way.
To know the Way,
understand the great within yourself.

This verse goes to your connection to everything and your connection to yourself.  To understand yourself you can go back to what is everything around us.  See yourself in nature, in other people, see your true self.  The essence that is the Tao, the universe, your Source.  The Source is pure positive energy and greatness.

Just as Source is great and we are physical extensions of that energy than that must mean we in turn are great.  This verse encourages you to see the potential and beauty that is you and if you can accept that, you can use that perspective to relate to others and to Source.

Find what makes you unique and great and meditate on the idea that you have everything you need within yourself already.


The Illusion of Self

The Illusion of Self


When you seem to be doing it all right it but still get stuck in life it gets frustrating.  This was my Source reply to that question.

The illusion you process as facts block your divinity.  You cannot always be in the realm of success.  Otherwise it would not be success.  You need to observe the “moments” of unsuccess to continue your path of learning.

Take it as a hawk would observe it’s prey.  If the hawk were to act too soon or not in it’s natural movement the whole process fails.

Move and act in your natural process and that process will flow.

Time is irrelevant

Time is irrelevant


Below is a message from Source I got meditating on the concept of how quickly do we move on from hurt and find happiness.

Time is irrelevant when it comes to your happiness. Love sees no time. Only fear lives in this time-scape. Negativity dwells in moments of time.

Hate swallows time and leaves you stuck. Love is fluid. Happiness like water flows freely without restriction or definition.

Stop putting time limits on success and happiness so it may flow and not be blocked.

Ong namo guru dev namo

Ong namo guru dev namo


Ong namo guru dev namo is a powerful mantra used a lot in Kundalini yoga. It can be broken up as:

Ong Namo – I bow to the subtle divine wisdom
Guru Dev Namo – I bow to the divine teacher within

It was taught by Yogi Bhajan to allow yourself to relate to that divine teacher within yourself.

I like to use it at the start of a meditation. Mantras have powerful energy behind them. This one is great if you feel you need to connect with your higher self. It opens your mind to look past your ego and to accept Source energy.

It can be sung or spoken. Here is a link to a musical version:

The Fool

The Fool


Starting my Tarot discussion I like to start with the 1st card in the Major Arcana.  The Major Arcana cards I feel are cards that are certain in their individual meaning.  They can change when placed next to other cards but their meaning is concise and certain.

I was listening to one of my favorite authors Sonia Choquette speak of The Fool.  Her view is that The Fool represents the Soul before it enters physical form.  He represents unlimited energy and potential.

foolHe carries a golden rod on his shoulder one that represents intuition and strength.  In Tarot you will often see a daytime sun or moonlit night.  The sun in this card represents that heavenly strength and masculine energy that nothing can stand in his way.  Yet he carries the white rose or flower in some decks.  This flower represents purity of heart as the soul is about to or has just entered physical form.

When I pull this card it represents abundant potential and intuition.  It is a whirlwind of energy that is about to enter your life and shape your near future.  In ancient times fools were considered insane or disconnected from reality.  Not having worries or concerns about earthly issues allows the fool to come in and not be affected by your daily troubles.  In reverse orientation The Fool can be reckless and get you into trouble.

I like to meditate on this card and draw in the intuition and potential energy this card offers to start me on a path of new beginnings.



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Hebrew Letter: Aleph: air, bull, ox, man.  Air is the vehicle for communication
Kabalah: Path 1: Kether (God) to Hokmah (father).
Astrological Influence: Uranus.  The planet known as “the awakener”, it has great potential to be constructive or destructive.  Uranus is erratic and unpredictable; it stimulates ideas, change, and freedom.

*Tarot images and attributes from Reading Tarot Cards by Susan Hansson