KEY 12, THE
HANGED MAN, has to do
with the principle of the SACRIFICED GOD, the need we all have to SURRENDER. This is a tough concept for most of us on the spiritual path. How
do we let go of what we want to have? We all tend to hold on
too tight to our ideas, our wants and supposed needs, our aspirations, our
relationships with family and friends, not to mention a lover? How the heck do we let go of the BELOVED? Not easy, is it?
How do we RELEASE
our cherished hopes and dreams from being hampered by our constant longing for
their immediate or ultimate fulfillment? Well, giving it all up to the highest is a very
important part of the process of getting it, believe or not, Ripley!
Have you ever
noticed how prayers can be answered when you've totally forgotten about them?
When you've really given up? You see...you let go and the prayer was answered!
This is part of the process of learning to VISUALIZE and then let it
go! For when something is constantly held in self-consciousness ... subconsciousness
doesn't have the chance to work on it.
does create, however, so keep that in mind when you worry, which is
negative meditation. If you worry about something long enough and
hard enough it's highly likely to happen, so stop it, please! Unless
that's what you want. Worry is negative use of the
visualization process. Please try to remember that at all times!
In the act of
serious meditation, the intellect surrenders to the subconscious
or unconscious where all the
good stuff is stored, so answers you seek can come into your conscious
awareness. All the answers to all the mysteries in the Universe are
contained within the Collective Unconscious storehouse, which is shared
with all of Life.
Having one of
those days when everything goes terribly haywire can in fact be very good
for you. Because when that happens you're forced to let go and release
it all! What else can you do except maybe beat your head
against the wall, and that won't get you anything but a headache or brain
damage? When life doesn't go my way, I always get out, or conjure up (imagine)
THE HANGED MAN. I used to keep Key 12 on my
dresser all the time, and I should probably put one back there, come to think
can you force anyone to love you? Charms,
potions, all of that is silly nonsense! I'm always amazed by these gypsies who
claim they can bring back your two-timing lover who just deserted you for
someone else, probably less worthy, right? Why bother? If your lover wants someone else instead of you, I'm sure
they're doing you a big favor. In the immediate future you may
need to meditate on THE HANGED MAN to help get him or her out of your
system faster. Yet we all learn and grow from and through our
pain, like it or not. No pain no gain!
Deception is a
aspect of this card, but the one who fools us most often is our self ... through
illusions and delusions, lack of facts, misconceptions, being too dreamy, or
escaping through substances that distort our perception, alcohol or drugs. Even too much chocolate
can be a hazard, whether it makes you feel like you're in
love or whatever!
is romance really love? Or is romance the game we play to capture the
attention of someone we fancy, someone who rattles our cage and
makes our temperature rise? My spiritual teacher Ann Davies used to
say that we don't "fall in love"... we grow in love. Giving up our need for
romance is not easy, either. Actually, romance is fine when you
know that it's simply a courtship game. When you buy into it as reality you're more than
likely in serious trouble.
experiences in life there are lessons to learn. Some are easier than
others, needless to say. That's why we can call on the Holy Spirit
for help, depicted in part by Key 12, anytime, anywhere. Help
SELF ... will the real SELF please step forward and step in and take
me out of this fog? Burn off the haze and bring in the LIGHT, so I
can see the way out of the dark forest and not fall off the cliff again.
Falling off the cliff again and again is really painful, right?
highest spiritual perspective, KEY 12, THE HANGED MAN, has to do with a
state of consciousness the Yogis and Buddhists call SAMADHI,
when the lower mind SURRENDERS to the HIGHER MIND and
all lower activities are SUSPENDED, sometimes this includes breathing
other normal bodily functions, believe it or not, it happens to be true.
Babaji, the Divine Himalayan Yogi, sat in
a cave in the late 1970s in India in this suspended state for 39 days and nights without
moving, without eating, without doing anything, with one arm suspended
in the air. I was privileged to meet this spiritual Master in Bombay, India,
in 1982, and he has continued to play a significant role in my life. I've
had some magical, unbelievable experiences regarding the Mahavatar Babaji.
When I went to
work and play in Asia in 1994, I knew something was going to happen that involved
Babaji on the trip. I'd considered returning to India, but it
didn't happen. As it turned out, I met a woman in
Bali who invited me to a session with crystal chakra bowls, and
it just so happened that the people who owned the house were devotees of Babaji. They were in Switzerland at one of his ashrams
that summer. His
picture was on the wall.
can learn more about this elevated being at
www.babaji.net. He's worth
investigating. I'm especially fond of his teachings because he teaches
that all paths lead to the One, which has always been my philosophy.
Most of us are
not yet ready to become Spiritual Masters, but some us may actually be a whole lot
closer to reaching that elevated state of awareness than we presently
As one highly popular Master taught, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
An important part of spiritual growth is RELEASE and SURRENDER,
and that includes letting go of all our negative traits, habits and attitudes,
for in the process we purify our hearts and souls to live the greater life
that is our true and ultimate Destiny.
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