Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday on Wednesday -- 10 of Cups (reversed)

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. On Wednesday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

Yesterday's card was The Fool (reversed). Here are Rhonda's Voice's comments from yesterday:
Wow! Sheri, I think you have hit the nail on the head with this weeks card. Not only I, but many folks in my life feel like they are walking thru mud. The me that is "for now" ~ Car accident - neck injury which requires surgery; loss of my job; car broken down; pregnant adult daughter moved home.....whew! Talk about fear of the unknown! But, the me that is "Forever" ~ beautiful healthy family; wonderful man; caring friends; new home studio; creative mind; promising career; happy pets; and the list goes on. Thanks for the reminder to move on with the good "forever" stuff. The "for now" stuff will soon be "forgotten". I'm going to trust my doctors, I'm going to have faith that the Universe will provide for me, I'm going to give more hugs and call more friends. I'm going to breathe. I'm going to do something creative. Maybe a new painting for a new beginning. Tomorrow is a new day. Have a vocal one!
The Ten of Cups (reversed) symbolizes discontent, disrupted joy and/or family life. Since Cups is about your emotions, it also shows how impacted your emotions are right now.

You may feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the things that are happening. As you pointed out in your comment, the key is that this is happening right now, but it is just a stage in a larger cycle. Good for you for keeping that in mind.

Each of the situations you mentioned above would be cause for concern. With all of them piled on top of each other, you may feel as if it's reached a ridiculous though you are turning up your hands, kneeling down and saying, "Thy will be done..." knowing that we humans have no idea how powerful the larger scheme is.

I feel a sadness and disappointment with where things are. Have you thought to yourself, "I thought I was doing what you wanted and now this...and this...and this are happening. I don't get it."

The Ten of Cups (reversed) is here to help you see and feel what's surrounding you now and it invites you to broaden your scope even further to see a wider view. Think of Googlemaps and the tool that allows you to zoom in and out. Your "now" stuff is the up close. Zoom out a bit more to see more landscape, landmarks, etc. This will help you to continue to gain perspective.

Find a symbol, a word, or a tarot card of your own, that reminds you to stay focused on the wider world. Look at each situation symbolically. What's here for you to learn and experience now...and now...and now?

As you said in your comment, the universe will provide for you, but remember, with our human viewpoint, sometimes we don't have the capacity to see how it is all in order. Give it time and have patience. You will walk through this storm and any other stumbling blocks with divine sight. All truly is in order!


excavator said...

I didn't read the companion to this until today.

I won't go into it here, but both of these pieces resonate in a very important way.

For me the mystery, and the challenge, is transitioning from that zoomed-in reality, to the zoomed-out, and vice versa.

I think I have a confusion between what I do in my "now" life, and if/how it impacts my "forever" life...then I realize that implies that my forever life is somehow at risk. And it occurs to me that idea is an illusion.My forever life is already there, and perfect. Perhaps the question becomes "How can I live within my 'now' life in the way that is most compatible with my 'forever' life. On what cues do I base my choices?

As I read the "they will be done" section of your post I get a sense of the futility of trying to live entirely through our will-power (conscious mind?). I see that our will is a part of the dance,but it is also only a narrow dimension in interacting with other forces and processes at play in our lives.

So I see two symbols to remind me of this: 1) riding a bicycle which is a perfect symbol of the marriage of conscious mind and surrender to larger forces--gravity, speed, momentum and (2) a single cell--a little 3-D universe of interactions. There is simply no way through conscious "control" to balance and coordinate all the complex processes that dance together.

Thanks for my insight of the day.

Lori Lavender Luz said...

I like using what we do with Google maps as a reference for zooming out on what my emotional cups are filled with, and knowing that this is all a part of a larger, perfect mosaic.

Great reading, as always.