The Five of Cups is about loss and how to cope with your feelings of sadness, sorrow and regret. Have you recently experienced a loss? Your loss could be great or small. Foreclosure of a loved property, divorce, losing a good friend... Simply put, things have not turned out as you had hoped.
It can be painful and come as quite a shock when you lose someone or something. You may feel numb, shock, denial, anger, guilt, depressed, defeated... just to name a few. You have to feel everything that you are meant to feel. There really is no way around it, you just need to go through it.
When we are hurting it can be very difficult to stop the flow of negative thoughts. Loss hurts and no matter how much we accept intellectually that we must go with the flow, if that flow separates us from what we love, our feelings say, ‘No!’ This is okay, its just part of the process. Try to question your negative thoughts: is this really true?
What is interesting about the Five of Cups card is that while three of the cups have spilled over, there are two still standing. It is all too easy when a relationship ends to find yourself deep in regret and focused only on the negative. Don’t dwell forever on your mistakes or what has been lost. This will only hurt you more and might make you forget the good things you still have in your life.
The truth is that every loss opens new possibilities for growth because every loss initiates change. Change is part of the inevitable flow and rhythm of life. Change is good because it means that your suffering and pain won’t last forever and space is made for the new.
Change can bring many positive and wonderful gifts with each turn of the wheel of fate. There may be a hidden blessing for you here. Perhaps you have learned important lessons? Does this change set you free to explore new possibilities and opportunities?
You have a wonderful future to look forward to and a beautiful life yet to live. How will your story turn out? If you fear a loss or are hurting from a loss that has already happened, I can help you. Come for a chat with me and together we can see what will happen and what the higher purpose or meaning might be.
Love & blessings, Caroline Anna
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