While it is true that the real artist’s adventure begins with our being able to admit to our inner dream, it is also true that we can almost instantly react with resistance to it.
Julia writes, “This resistance is really very understandable. We are not accustomed to thinking that the Goddess’ will for us and our own inner dreams can coincide. Instead we have bought the message of our culture: this world is a vale of tears and we are meant to be dutiful and then die.
“The truth is, we are meant to be bountiful and live. The universe will always support affirmative action. Our truest dream for ourselves is always the Goddess’ will for us.”
Imagine that. Always.
Have you ever read The Desiderata? When I was in college, this prose poem by Max Ehrmann was a very popular poster, a quiet counterpoint to all the psychedelic art everyone loved to splash all over their walls. One line, in particular, comes to mind:
“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”
If this is true (and I know you know it is!), and if we are connected intimately with All That Is, instead of separate or isolated or fallen from Love (despite the contrary teachings of the dying culture of domination and fear), then how can anything that comes from our truest heart be less than the very desire of the Divine?
I rediscover this every time one of my Tarot clients gets The Magician card in my Osho Zen Tarot. In this version, it is called Existence. The Magician of the Tarot is a multidimensional Major Arcana card, with one of its messages being about our power and magic to manifest.
In the Osho Tarot version, a woman sits on the lotus leaf, ancient symbol of perfection, and gazes at the night sky. She is nude, wide open to Source. Before her, there is a shooting star, inviting her to make a wish. In that instant, when she is alone, naked, before (and part of) the loving gaze of Life, what will be her desire?
What is yours?
When you name it, with all your heart, completely unguarded, without inner debate, in the flash of a falling star, how can it not be what the Beloved wishes for you? And therefore, how can it not come to pass? Because you and She are not separate. Never were. Never will be (except by the illusions that we ourselves create).
The only catch is getting to that place of where you are completely at ease with your own revelation.
More about this tomorrow.