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June, 2019

  • 11 June

    Card #622 – To Collapse or Not to Collapse the Wave Function

    To Collapse or Not to Collapse the Wave Function

    This card uses wave function collapse, a concept from quantum mechanics, as a metaphor for two states in the human domain — the state of indeterminate potential and free floating possibility, and the state of definite commitment and grounded engagement in the particular. I emphasize the metaphorical aspect because there is a New Age tendency to appropriate the findings of …

  • 11 June

    Card #621 – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

    Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

    Boundaries are essential to life. I recently saw a documentary that speculated about the origins of life. Crucial to the beginning of life was the formation of some sort of molecule (a lipid, I think), or chain of molecules, that could create a boundary, an interior space, because life cannot happen if its contents are just spilled out into the …

  • 11 June

    Card #620 – You are Light Sheathed in Flesh

    You are Light Sheathed in Flesh

    We are creatures of light sheathed in flesh. With some people, however, the light shines through much more visibly, while others seem more a topography of skin, hair and clothing relieved only by an anxious sliver of light coming from eyes that seem nearly buried by unhappy flesh. The people who seem to have a light shining through them as …

  • 11 June

    Card #619 – Accepting the Irregularity of Life

    Accepting the Irregularity of Life

    Life is forever confounding the left hemisphere mind, which likes clean, straight edges and linear progress. The way of the creative is an inscrutable zig-zag. Life throws elbows at us when we expect the way to be free and clear. We are constantly getting results that are at cross-purposes with our agenda. At times the irregularity of life seems messy …

  • 11 June

    Card #618 – Accepting the Irregularity of Life

    Accepting the Irregularity of Life

    Life is forever confounding the left hemisphere mind, which likes clean, straight edges and linear progress. The way of the creative is an inscrutable zig-zag. Life throws elbows at us when we expect the way to be free and clear. We are constantly getting results that are at cross-purposes with our agenda. At times the irregularity of life seems messy …

  • 11 June

    Card #617 – Path-Oriented

    Path-Oriented

    The Warrior stance I call “existential impeccability” means that you are path-oriented rather than goal-oriented. Your focus is on being impeccable in the moment. The emphasis on impeccability is not so much on gaining recognition or rewards, but on being impeccable for its own sake. You are focused on the path — on being humble, alert, efficient, and adaptable as …

  • 11 June

    Card #616 – Keeping your Hands on the Wheel

    Keeping your Hands on the Wheel

    In a repeated dream motif I am in a vehicle that is moving with traffic when I discover that I am not in the driver’s seat and that no one else is either. There is a feeling of unregulated momentum and panic as I try to get into the driver’s seat before an accident happens. The dream motif is trying …

  • 11 June

    Card #615 – Staying in the Driver’s Seat

    Staying in the Driver's Seat

    In a repeated dream motif I am in a vehicle that is moving with traffic when I discover that I am not in the driver’s seat and that no one else is either. There is a feeling of unregulated momentum and panic as I try to get into the driver’s seat before an accident happens. The dream motif is trying …

  • 11 June

    Card #614 – Defending your Sovereign Domain

    Defending your Sovereign Domain

    Zap Oracle card # 614 A close friend of mine spoke to me about what he perceived as an inadequacy in himself. “When random people approach me I often find myself cringing inside and wanting to escape.” I told him that what he was experiencing made perfect sense to me, and did not sound like an inadequacy. I believe that …

  • 11 June

    Card #613 – Defending your Sovereign Domain

    Defending your Sovereign Domain

    A close friend of mine spoke to me about what he perceived as an inadequacy in himself. “When random people approach me I often find myself cringing inside and wanting to escape.” I told him that what he was experiencing made perfect sense to me, and did not sound like an inadequacy. I believe that what he was experiencing was …

  • 11 June

    Card #612 – Dealing with Crescendo-of-Awfulness Situations

    Dealing with Crescendo-of-Awfulness Situations

    I Ching scholar Carol Anthony came up with the phrase “crescendo of awfulness situations” in her commentary on hexagram 26. We’ve all been through situations where relations with others spiral out of control, get worse and worse, and seem to have their own dark momentum. In various crescendo-of-awfulness situations we may be the prime instigator, someone else may be the …

  • 11 June

    Card #611 – Dealing with Crescendo-of-Awfulness Situations

    Dealing with Crescendo-of-Awfulness Situations

    I Ching scholar Carol Anthony came up with the phrase “crescendo of awfulness situations” in her commentary on hexagram 26. We’ve all been through situations where relations with others spiral out of control, get worse and worse, and seem to have their own dark momentum. In various crescendo-of-awfulness situations we may be the prime instigator, someone else may be the …

  • 11 June

    Card #610 – Allochromatic

    Allochromatic

    In terms of color there are two types of gemstones — idiochromatic and allochromatic. Because of their chemistry, idiochromatic gemstones like rodochrisite, peridot and malachite can only be one color. The most important gemstones, however, are allochromatic. They can be all colors because in a pure state they are clear and colorless and various impurities can give them any color …

  • 11 June

    Card #609 – Allochromatic

    Allochromatic

    In terms of color there are two types of gemstones — idiochromatic and allochromatic. Because of their chemistry, idiochromatic gemstones like rodochrisite, peridot and malachite can only be one color. The most important gemstones, however, are allochromatic. They can be all colors because in a pure state they are clear and colorless and various impurities can give them any color …

  • 11 June

    Card #608 – Allochromatic Way

    Allochromatic Way

    In terms of color there are two types of gemstones — idiochromatic and allochromatic. Because of their chemistry, idiochromatic gemstones like rodochrisite, peridot and malachite can only be one color. The most important gemstones, however, are allochromatic. They can be all colors because in a pure state they are clear and colorless and various impurities can give them any color …