Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups
A man walks away from eight neatly stacked chalices under cover of night, water all around, his path unknown, the moon to light his way

What if we make repeated attempts at attracting into our lives that which we want but it continues to be out of our grasp? It may be time to reexamine what we really want.

We may feel no matter how hard we try, we cannot seem to get what we want. Are we wanting what we think we want or what we think we are supposed to want? At some point in our lives we may have adopted an idea of what we are supposed to be. Perhaps our parents instilled in us a notion of what sort of career or lifestyle we should have. Maybe we measure ourselves based on others in society with a different status or income or designation. All too often we have taken on these notions without checking in with our heart center to determine what we truly want for ourselves, despite how little it resembles the expectations of others that have been adopted by us. As a result, we continue to pursue a path that is ill fitted to our true nature.

Perhaps we have already acquired the job or lifestyle or status that others find admirable or enviable, yet we are left wanting. As a result, we attempt to excel even further in our careers or elevate our social status. We acquire even more comforts and conveniences. Yet the sense of dissatisfaction persists.

In both scenarios outlined above, it is intensely difficult to abandon the notion of who we think we are supposed to be, but it is precisely what we need to do. That may mean walking away from years of hard work, even achievement and accomplishment, to simply start anew. We may have to walk into the wilderness with no game plan, no set goal, no notion of where we are bound. However, if we are not satisfied with where we are, why stay? It may mean we will lose everything, but if everything we have leaves us feeling empty already, then we truly have nothing left to lose.

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David Dear

David Dear suddenly became interested in the exploration of metaphysics shortly after the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. Over the next 25 years he became proficient in reading Tarot and astrological natal charts, learned past life regression and Thought Field Therapy, and became attuned in Chios and is a Usui Reiki master. David has the innate ability to perceive aspects of reality on a multidimensional level and is naturally telepathic. He has a bachelor's degree in metaphysical theology and is an ordained metaphysical minister and licensed metaphysical practitioner. David currently lives in Tacoma, Washington with his wife/best friend, two dogs and one cat.

4 thoughts on “Eight of Cups”

  1. Yes, Yes, Yes! There is no way at the moment to put into words how this touched my heart. The last years…this is what has unfolded in my life. Your last paragraph is spot on. There is nothing more painful than that empty feeling. Life brings new birth to us each and every day – every moment! It feels like the Phoenix must…..but rising again – WOW….what an adventure!
    Thank you for sharing this. ♥

    1. Thank you Cora! Yes, that empty feeling can be more painful than actual pain, can’t it? I am so glad you’ve found renewal and rebirth! I know you serve as an inspiration to many many others! Keep shining your light!

  2. Cool information! Recently had tarot cards read for the first time ever, very interesting experience, I want to learn more in the future fo sho 🙂 Just wanted to thank you for following my blog, which ultimately led me to your site. Keep up the good work!! Looking forward to your future posts!

    1. Thank you for the feedback! Tarot is pretty intriguing… I’m glad you found it an interesting experience. Many see it as a tool for predicting the future whereas I like to use it as a tool for creating my future. Glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks for reading!

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