O-mikuji or Sacred Lots 1910s, Japan. O-mikuji (おみくじ) is a form of divination that relies on random chance to predict the answer to a question. Traditionally, a small box with a slot in one end is shaken until a bamboo stick falls out. The stick has a number that corresponds to a slip of paper on which the fortune is revealed. Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr
Green Tara – Tibetan Goddess of Compassion. The Goddess Tara is worshipped in many forms throughout Eurasia and the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The Green Tara is the mother of compassion, and guards against natural disasters. She spiritually nurtures humanity, relieving suffering and misery in relation to worldly affairs. The Green Tara teaches self mastery through meditation and diligent work.
In the Taoist meditation tradition, spirituality involves more than having health, calmness and a stable, peaceful mind. Meditation helps you take spiritual responsibility for yourself so you can become relaxed, spontaneous and a fully mature and open hum