Six of Cups, Infinite Visions Tarot
Theme: "seeing more perspectives than your head can cope with"
Orange below from here.
"Description: - A woman leans against the wall of her castle balcony gazing into a foggy midst over the ocean where a vision of her childhood emerges. There is a young boy offering a cup of water to a young girl who holds onto her heart with both hands as if to protect it from the harm of her first crush. Behind the boy a faucet protrudes from the wall and gushes water into a large bowel. At the boy's feet there are five more cups. They form a crown or halo around the woman's head as she dreams of her past. She is held hostage by memories of happier times."
Is it a castle, or the fortress from yesterday?
Is she (me) a hostage, or afraid of seeing the truth behind the thick brick walls?
And here is the "protection of the heart" mentioned yesterday clearly pictured. Yes - the Ego, and frightened Parts calls it "protection" - when in truth it is a defence, with roots in the past, in old outdated beliefs.
And as I write this, the pressure over my chest lightens up a little bit.
"In a Reading: Often after coming out of the emotional trauma suggested by the Five of Cups, a person will sometimes turn to familiar memories of happy times and childhood. The Six of cups is not about the past, but it is about remembering the past and taking a trip down memory lane to the present moment and then to thoughts of the future. There is nothing wrong with revisiting the past and taking that journey, as long as you don't get stuck there and miss the current moment. You may be missing an opportunity in the present if you are dwelling in the past. Nostalgia is only useful for its power to transform the present moment and clarify intentions and purpose as it serves to put you on a more positive future path."
"Oh, I wish..."
...things were different.
But they aren't!
...this/that could happen.
There's only the present - and what it offers. And the Now always contains everything that's needed - "better make the best of it".
With the Right Intention.
There can never be right action without right intention.
The intention to create more love generates action out of LOVE.
The intention must not come from "avoidance" - that is, fear.
Avoidance from feelings, actions to "prevent" "others thinking this and that".
Beside everything I've been writing lately, I have now also realised that even when I've done the "right" things, I've done them with 'wrong' intention. Out of fear. And when I do things out of fear - actions marinated with fear - everything I do is marinated with this fear.
"If I don't do this....", in fear of something or to prevent something, compared to "I do this because...", with a deep sense of love and creativity.
It's (to me) like going to the gym and 'blow of some steam' (get rid of irritation, frustration or anger) - if I work out with that intention, the negative energy get injected into my muscles, while the feelings and emotions get pushed down. I have to acknowledge, befriend and accept the negative feelings - and to a varying degree know the source (in myself) of them - and then rather work out with a sense of "celebration".
Or basically work out in Love with my body, to make it stronger and healthier, because it is my responsibility to to care of the body given to me - not to "get rid of" something ugly, become 'more beautiful', out of distraction from something unpleasant, 'should:s' or such.
"Regarding your health: Pain and emotional problems surfacing now probably have roots in your past or even a past life. If you are experiencing an unexplained phobia, you should face it rather than run away from it. Before you go to sleep at night, ask for a dream that will help your revisit that and heal this symptom for more clarity. Visiting the place (or one like it), where you found answers to problems in the past will result in a remission."
"General Advice: While you may find comfort and solace thinking of the past, remember that the present moment is in need of a designer. Make the most of each moment and don't dwell too long in the past. Open your heart and mind to the possibilities of the moment for it is in the moment that you live. You cannot live in the future or in the past. Your point of power and your experience and life is now."
So, when "seeing more perspectives than your head can cope with" or know how to choose between: choose one of the perspectives that generates a feeling of love and gratitude, and then act from this.