Thursday, 23 May 2013

Tara

Goddess Guidance Oracle
Today was the third day I chanted the healing mantra Om Shree Dhanvantre Namaha: two rounds on my mala beads.  A strange thing happened, though.  Afterwards, I started hearing a different mantra in my head.  And it wasn't the one Carla at Rowan Tarot had mentioned yesterday, either, though that would have made obvious sense as I read the post this morning.  Instead, it was Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha

Although this was another chant from the 21 day journey, I didn't remember off hand what it meant, so googled it.  It asks Green Tara for healing.  Which is interesting both because it is another healing mantra and because it specifically names Tara. 

When my son was born, a shaman friend of my mother offered to do a spirit journey for him.  And she recommended calling on Tara, White Tara in particular.  The only image I had specifically of White Tara was this one from Doreen Virtue's Goddess Guidance Oracle (Hay House, 2004).  So, despite the irrelevant text, that image was what I had on my altar for about six months.  I put it back on my altar a couple of times when he was in hospital, too, though not for a couple of years now.

I am taking this as a message that Tara is still there and still needed, even if in a slightly different form.  So, here's a picture of my altar today.  The Green and White Tara's are from the Doreen Virtue deck, with the middle Tara from the Goddess Oracle (U.S. Games, 2006) by Marashinksy and Janto (my favourite Goddess deck).  The Angels are two cards for Archangel Gabriel from Doreen Virtue's Archangel Oracle Cards (Hay House, 2004).  Yeah, I know, a lot of DV on there, but those are the images that called to me.  The Nurture card is one I have printed and laminated in the past, as it is a perfect focus for raising and sending healing and protective energy to my son.  And the other is also to Archangel Gabriel and talks of Creative Writing, which fitted so well with my last post that I decided to include it!

As well as pushing me to refresh my altar, this experience means I shall still chant to Dhanvantre for 21 days, but I will also do a round to Tara every day, too :)

6 comments:

  1. The altar looks beautiful!

    I think the Doreen Virtue cards frequently have a healing theme, which is why they are very useful for the purpose you have.

    I love the beads--I am sure they feel nice to chant with. Hope Tara hears your supplication!

    Much Love,
    MM

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    1. I find some Doreen Virtue decks a bit twee, and I'm not always keen on the different artists approach to the images. Still, I think you're right, they do often have a healing feel, so maybe that's why I chose them :)

      Yes, the beads are lovely. I chose rose quartz ones for love of self and others :)

      Rose Quartz Hugs,
      Kerry

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  2. Beautiful. I love Tara, and I love this mantra. Your altar is wonderful as well. :)

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    1. Thanks, Carla. I found it weird the way that chant came to me, but I guess it was a message of sorts. Still not sure about the whole clair thing:one person keeps telling me it means I'm clairaudient, but the sceptic in me says it's just another way for my unconscious to pass me messages... It was nice to spend some time on my altar, too - haven't done that for a few months :)

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    2. Well, I'm with you on this one. Somewhere in your memory of course you know Tara is healing and the mantra came to mind. Simple as that. But what else is clairaudience but hearing the inner voice?

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    3. Excellent point, Carla :) I think some people attribute that inner voice to something outside themselves, but then I guess that takes us into the realm of field theory...

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