Five of Cups

Five of Cups
A cloaked figure gazes with hanging head at three chalices spilt at the feet, not acknowledging the two still upright behind

The process of manifestation is not foolproof by any means. Not only do we encounter obstacles, setbacks, and losses on our path to attaining our desired outcomes, these are often part of the design in enabling us to achieve our goals.

It is not uncommon for us to become discouraged at the losses we experience along the way. We may feel that the universe is telling us that we are not deserving of what we desire, or that the intended outcome is not part of our life path. After all, if we are truly deserving of and entitled to what we want, why is it we cannot seem to attain it?

In all actuality, the frequent setbacks we face are not necessarily messages to ourselves that we are not worthy of our desires. It is possible that we need to examine what it is we truly want. The losses are often of our own making, due to our unconscious act of preventing ourselves from acquiring what we don’t want in the process of trying to accomplish what we may believe we actually want.

In this case, our losses are designed to serve as shedding and discarding the layers we have built up around what we originally envisioned. Quite often the intention we originally set ends up getting layered with ideals and beliefs built around our original desire. We form the idea that perhaps we need to pursue our goals on a certain path, one that might not be suited for our own best interest. We may have altered the vision of what we originally wanted so it would fit an expectation brought on by precepts of society or the opinions of others.

With repeated losses and what appears as failures comes an opportunity. We may feel we are failing to get what we want, while in all actuality we are preventing ourselves from attaining an outcome that does not precisely match our true desire. It is at this point we do best to stop and reevaluate what it is we actually want, without borrowing the layers of expectations that might be pressed onto our vision from what we think we are supposed to want.


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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.

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