Thursday, March 16, 2006

Moons over my hammy

Moonlight cuts deep. Beautiful and scorching, its clarity lays the world open to the bone, leaving no room for misinterpretation. Things are black or they are white and any imperfections are evident for all to see.

Usually the full moon throws me for a loop, but this month it’s grounded me and erased any uncertainty I felt about decisions I’m making. I feel alert, lucid, fully awake. I’m taking no prisoners and brooking no bullshit. Noise is driving me nuts—I cannot deal with talk radio or water cooler gossip or the stupid printer that sits right behind my desk at work. The moon is making me stand still again, forcing me to be present in the moment rather than focusing on what might happen in the future.

Of course, my Osho card for the day is Patience:
There are times when the only thing to do is to wait. The seed has been planted, the child is growing in the womb, the oyster is coating the grain of sand and making it into a pearl. This card reminds us that now is a time when all that is required is to be simply alert, patient, waiting. The woman pictured here is in just such an attitude. Contented, with no trace of anxiety, she is simply waiting. Through all the phases of the moon passing overhead she remains patient, so in tune with the rhythms of the moon that she has almost become one with it. She knows it is a time to be passive, letting nature take its course. But she is neither sleepy nor indifferent; she knows it is time to be ready for something momentous. It is a time full of mystery, like the hours just before the dawn. It is a time when the only thing to do is to wait.

1 comment:

Blighsky said...

If only you'd have read more Zippy, you'd have gotten back to your inner doughnut by now.