Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Moving On

Today's card is Release, a card that indicates the end of a phase or situation. Sometimes we're glad to see a situation end, but when it does, do we truly let it go, or are we still carrying it around with us?

This card reminds me of an ancient Zen story. 

Two monks were on a pilgrimage. One day, they came to a deep river. At the edge of the river, a young woman sat weeping, because she was afraid to cross the river without help. She begged the two monks to help her. The younger monk turned his back. The members of their order were forbidden to touch a woman. 

But the older monk picked up the woman without a word and carried her across the river. He put her down on the far side and continued his journey. The younger monk came after him, scolding him and berating him for breaking his vows. He went on this way for a long time.

Finally, at the end of the day the older monk turned to the younger one. "I only carried her across the river. You have been carrying her all day."

What's done is done. Learn what you need from it, keep the good, but don't carry the bad with you any longer. 

In love and light,
Krystal Kay White

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