October 13

10/13/11: Compassionate Zen | Ace of Cups

“Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.” –Thomas Traherne

ace-cupsToday’s Tarot forecast is the Ace of Cups – a nice change from the tension lately!  The Ace is a nice, warm, happy energy. The beginning, of a smooth emotional flow, you know? Shadowscapes shows a still, reflective water in the cup with fish guardians swimming about, keeping a watchful eye.

The Ace of Cups can speak to whomever or whatever you’ve made friends with—it’s a place of comfort, joy, and ease. There’s no cynicism or distrust. As the root of the Water Element, this energy is the very seed, the heart of love.

The Ace of Cups would have you come from a loving place, whatever you’re doing. Let go of frustrations. Isn’t it a relief, not to have to make sure everyone is “all right” by your standards? You’re looking for that place of compassion, where you support what you can and release what you don’t wish to support. This is that sweet spot where Zen lurks.

Whatever concern you have, whatever worry or irritation, whatever fear that crops up? Pour love on it. Be compassionate, first with yourself. Because the love you give yourself? It’s the seed, from which all the love you have to share takes root. Being generous with yourself, there’s less to defend against, less motivation to blame. It makes it safe to open your heart. That’s where you grow.

Are you compassionate with yourself?

Shadowscapes Tarot
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

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