Welcome to another of my guide Melinda’s Friday messages about how to live life. If you’d like to know more about her and what she has to say you can find more in the first post in this series.
Melinda’s Message “If you want to fill your cups you need to make sure they are not leaking first.”
I want to talk today about the 10 of cups because everyone wants to see this in their lives. Abundance, happiness, ease, love, health, and success. To have this card in your life is to have a life that is enjoyable. Everyone one wants to have the good times but it is very hard for people to see how to get there. People live in their dreams and fantasies instead of on the earth.
I can almost hear you thinking – “Yes, but when will I have love? When will I have success? When will I have money?” This is what people used to think as they sat in front of me. Always looking ahead for that 10 of cups instead of at the life that is in front of them.
Andrew wants to ask the question “how do I walk the road to the 10 of cups?” But that is not the right thing to ask either. The real question is “How do I build on the ground in front of me. How do I build the 10 cups so they can hold all the greatness I want in my life?” How do I set aside enough for the winter. How do I prepare for the worst. You might be blessed with luck and opportunity for all your life – but I was not one of those fortunate souls and neither were most of my clients.
There is blessing and abundance when this card shows up in a reading. There is also danger that misuse, misunderstanding and lack of thought will bring all to ruin in short order. How many found treasures are quickly lost? How many opportunities missed because people are too busy looking for the big triumph?
If you want to find the 10 of cups in your life you must set out to fill it one piece or cup at a time. You already have all ten cups in your life. They are as full as your life is successful right now. You will enjoy life only as much as you are able to sustain the fullness you have achieved. Ask yourself if trouble crosses your door tomorrow are you prepared? Is there food put away for the winter?
I know that many of you reading this have a deck of cards in your home. I also know that it is fashionable to use many spreads or many cards to find answers to whatever you are asking about. I did not do this. One question – one card. If you have another question you draw another card. Each card stands alone and is the answer to exactly what it is you have asked. If you don’t get an answer you like that is part of the answer – your dislike for it. If you do not understand it trust it will become clear in time.
I will not tell you what you need to know about your life to fill your 10 cups. I cannot in this circumstance. There is no one answer for anything as each of you is different. I do want you to ask yourself or the cards “How may I be better prepared so I can fill the 10 of cups?” Then start living the answer.
Know that happiness can be made from any life if you start filling your cups one at a time.
Thank you for your time.
I have been asked not to answer questions for Melinda but if you leave a comment she will get back to you.
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The Hermit’s Lamp is the blog of Andrew McGregor – Toronto Tarot reader, artist and teacher. The Hermit’s Lamp is also a storefront in Toronto selling metaphysical and spiritual supplies. Please visit The Hermit’s Lamp website for more information on readings and classes both online and in Toronto. You can also get connect with Andrew on facebook,twitter, or linkedin or listen to my co-creation – The Toronto Tarot Portal Podcast online or via iTunes.
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