Sunday, 2 September 2007

Who are you?

Praise and blame,
gain and loss,
pleasure and sorrow,
come and go like the wind.
To be happy,
rest like a giant tree
in the midst of them all.
~ Buddha

This weeks soul-searching exercise is from Isha Lerner's Triple Goddess Tarot.

We all need to establish the principle of universal harmony and balance firmly within ourselves in order to rest assured that behind all appearances, no matter how seemingly cruel or random, resides a greater truth, one that expresses the higher laws of spiritual governance.

At this stage of initiation, the spiritual aspirant pauses to reflect upon the origins of life and to seek a greater understanding of his or her karmic circumstances and conditions.

One of the many wisdom Goddesses, Athene applied her considerable wisdom to commerce, farming, and many other mundane arenas of life.

You are invited into the temple of Athene, where balance and discrimination are elevated to the level of skillful means. Careful consideration and observation give you the chance to set your karmic records straight.

We must strive to live according to higher principles and truths, walking a grace-centered path with awareness of spiritual laws and justice.

Cultivate discernment in your life, but learn to let go of the burden of judgment, condemnation, and criticism.

Embrace the notion that your judgments are always fundamentally about you and not about the other person.

We’re constantly creating circumstances and conditions in our lives that will help us see ourselves more clearly.

Reflect on your life objectively,
review it as if you are looking into someone else's world.
See yourself clearly .... who are you?

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Participants who have responded to this post:
  1. The Modern Goddess
  2. Infinite Bliss
  3. Aurora
  4. Hélène Deroubaix
  5. Spring Dawn
  6. Lilithmother ~ see comments for her response

10 comments:

Lillithmother said...

Well Mich, this will be my first time participating in your "forum."
I resisted at first...it's easy to do when I'm not accountable to anyone but myself, however this question "who am i" and what brings me joy etc. has been asked to me by other people in my blog'hood...so if I'm getting all the signals the Goddess is sending, it's time for me to assess what's serving me...and committ to focus on my objectives of regaining balance in my life.

I will be posting in a couple of days...

Peace in,
Lillithmother

jessica said...

These two pieces really popped out for me.
Thank you!!


Embrace the notion that your judgments are always fundamentally about you and not about the other person.

We’re constantly creating circumstances and conditions in our lives that will help us see ourselves more clearly.

Nicole said...

Here is my post :)
http://themoderngoddess.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/who-am-i/

Hope Springs said...

Just wanted to say that the tarot sets are lovely. I was really drawn to the owl on this one. I've only just found this blog but am very interested.

My own blog is Hope Springs, http://hopesprings07.blogspot.com/

BB

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

I'd love to be added to this circle! I love the look of this blog too. Very soothing and pretty. Here is the link to my blog. http://embraceyourgifts.typepad.com/blog/

Thanks so much!
Beverly

Angela said...

I love Isha Lerner's Triple Goddess tarot. Would love to be ony your list. www.eclecticrecovery.blogspot.com

kim said...

Here is my post. A combo of this and something from your blog.
http://midwestmusings-kim.blogspot.com/

Aurora said...

Never too late, hmmm?

Welcome, newcomers. This is indeed a sacred space.

Read my response at:

www.touchthespindle.blogspot.com

Hope Springs said...

Just thought I should let you know that I have posted a response to this on this address rather than my normal one. Could you link me to this one, please. Thanks. http://springdawn07.blogspot.com/

This was more thought provoking than I expected and very enjoyable for it.

Hélène Deroubaix said...

http://helene-deroubaix.blogspot.com/2007/09/tree-of-life-who-are-you.html

here is my sharing :) a bit rushed :)
but thank you I have missed virtual circle:)
Blessed be Mich! nice weekend to you!***