The Cups - A Story Bonnie Moss 2002-2003


Ace:
A gift of the Cup and water is offered to me A gift that paves the way to a starting point. I open my heart and soul to new relationships, social and personal, I draw from my inner strength to give and to receive towards fulfillment. I see a new beginning;I plant the seed of love and friendship.

This is an emotional moment.

Two:
True love is enduring. Is this for real, will this relationhsip last and be able to weather storms; guide me my Inner self, so that I will not get lost in the excitement and end up with disillusion. But, if I am sure of myself and the love I give, with mutual caring and sharing, lovers and friends, we shall be. together ,our love will grow.

Three:
In life, we need to celebrate the gifts of love, gifts of beauty and gifts of earth. I open my heart and my house to family and friends, and ignore the annoyances that come with any relationship, for no one is perfect. Together we celebrate,united we are, I accept the diversity and respect the different sets of values,

I can define and validate my feelings, my emotions, who am I to impose my beliefs and standards upon others?

Four:
Nothing in life is permanent. The river does not always flow gently.

I feel the onset of boredom and apathy. What am I missing? Yes, the silence is deafening after a party, after the guests have departed.

I need to take a closer look at my life, go deeper into my self and find joy once again in Life.

What have I ignored or neglected? My feelings are dead.

Five:
All I can see are the three empty Cups, is my pain and loss so contained in these three Cups? I can move on, but I need to confront my loss, accept my grief,if I want to go on. There is love in my heart, enough to help me forgive.

The two Cups behind me are full- I need to connect with my inner self- to draw strength to there.

Six:
Ahh!! But who does not have pleasant memories to cherish. I recognize good karmic ties from past acquaintances and friends in my younger years. What past fears and faults do I need to deal with to allow me to find renewal and strengthen my spirit? This is a time for reassessment of my own values. I have to let go of past fears, to allow new desires and feelings to grow

Hmm--- I might even receive a present.

Seven:
Is this reality, illusion or a vision?

Where are my shadows? I'm off balance, caught up in my confusion, too many choices, options and temptations. I seek my inner self to help me sort out through my strongest fears and hopes, so that I may act upon them. I will not know what is right till I have acted. Meditation will be helpful. I need to be grounded and focused. I need to reel in my scattering energies and imagination that is going wild, emotions are fully charged.

Eight:
Life is demanding at best. What fears and pain confront me that I just want to walk away from them? This is not the answer, for if I run away from them now, these negative energies will come back to haunt me. What relationships are no longer compatible? I need time to think about these, I see a goal, it will not be easy, but as I approach my goal, the intimidating and negative influences that block my way will dissipate. I will listen to my inner self, my soul, and move on, give myself, my soul a chance to regenerate.

Nine:
How wonderful it is to see my wish ,my dreams come true. But maybe, I have too many wishes and dreams. But, has the fulfillment come too late? I am no longer excited? Why are the Cups behind? Am I really in touch with my self?

Do I tend to "indulge". This I have to watch. If I am grounded and centered, there should be no room for imbalance.

But, I will enjoy the moment of a dream/ wish fulfilled.

Ten:
Is this the ultimate in happy relationships and emotions? Happiness that survived a rough patch; as they say, no pain, no gain; the Two of Cups fulfilled, space blossomed into family and friends and associates. But not to sound pessimistic, all things come to an end- good and bad! I will savor the moment, for NOW is what matters; learn what I can, move on, for tomorrow is another day.

This is the story of the Suit of Cups.


 



This page was created September 1, 2003.