“Fighting” is The Osho Zen Tarot Card of the Week for May 19 to 25, 2014.
Commentary on the Card: The figure in this card is completely covered in armor. Only his glare of rage is visible, and the whites of the knuckles on his clenched fists.
If you look closely at the armor, you can see it’s covered with buttons, ready to detonate if anybody so much as brushes up against them.
In the background we see the shadowy movie that plays in this man’s mind–two figures fighting for a castle. An explosive temper or a smoldering rage often masks a deep feeling of pain.
We think that if we frighten people away, we can avoid being hurt even more. In fact, just the opposite is the case. By covering our wounds with armor we are preventing them from being healed. By lashing out at others we keep ourselves from getting the love and nourishment we need.
If this description seems to fit you, it’s time to stop fighting. There is so much love available to you if you just let it in. Start by forgiving yourself: you’re worth it.
Being able to truly love ourselves can be challenging, but is essential for living a happy and fulfilling life. Barriers to healthy self-love and forgiveness may include programming from childhood, unpleasant interactions during adolescence, painful relationships in adulthood and, perhaps, imprints brought with us from past-life experiences.
Using The Osho Zen Tarot during counseling sessions helps to unlock the unconscious material that may be preventing us from reaching our full potential. I welcome the opportunity to assist you in your quest for Self knowledge, forgiveness, and Self love. Come explore with me!