Today’s card, the Ten of Cups is a happy card carrying the message that joy and emotional fulfillment can be a reality for you and not just some far off dream.
However, the rainbow symbolizes things that look great from afar. The rainbow is elusive, and if you try to find its exact location you will be searching forever. Happiness and fulfillment are very similar. The more you chase after happiness, the more it will elude you. If you tell yourself that “happiness” is something in the distance that will only be yours once certain criteria are met, you will be forever pining after it.
Happiness is not something outside of you – it is you! And it is available here and now for you, regardless of whether or not you life is “ideal” and perfect. The belief that something outside yourself will make you emotionally fulfilled is an illusion. Its wonderful to have dreams and goals, but they alone will not bring you joy and fulfillment – only you can do that for yourself.
So the two main messages I got with this card was this:
1) We need to see beyond the illusion that being happy and whole is this future event that we can only dream about. We can become whole and happy this instant and begin living our joy.
2) Being whole and joyful is related to our body(actions), mind(thoughts) and spirit(feelings) being in alignment. When your actions, thoughts and feelings are all on the same page, our lives are able to flow freely and blissfully.
Throughout your day today, pay attention to what thoughts are running through your mind, how you are feeling and what you are doing – are they in alignment or are they frequently conflicted?