“Experiencing” is The Osho Zen Tarot card of the week for January 12 – 18, 2015.
Meaning of the Card: You just look around, look into the eyes of a child, or into the eyes of your beloved, your mother, your friend–or just feel a tree. Have you ever hugged a tree? Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know that it is not only that you have hugged the tree but that the tree also responds, the tree also hugs you.
Then for the first time you will be able to know that the tree is not just the form, it is not just a certain species the botanists talk about, it is an unknown God–so green in your courtyard, so full of flowers in your courtyard, so close to you, beckoning you, calling you again and again.
Commentary on the Card: An “experience” is not something that can be filed away in a notebook, or captured on film and pasted into an album. ‘Experiencing’ is the feeling of wonder itself, the thrill of communion, the gentle touch of our connectedness with all that surrounds us.
The woman in this card is not just touching this tree, she is in communion with it, she has almost become one with it. It is an old tree, and has seen many hard times. Her touch is gentle, reverent, and the white on the inside of her cape reflects the purity of her heart. She is humble, simple–and that is the right way to approach nature.
Nature doesn’t bang any drums when it bursts forth into flower, nor play any dirges when the trees let go of their leaves in the fall.