Five of Cups — Spiritual Message of the Day
We know that when a loved one dies, grieving is a necessary step on the way toward healing. However, this is also true for things other than an actual death, such as the loss of a job or relationship. In fact, it is important that we not gloss over any sorrow, for unacknowledged or unresolved pain may bury itself deep into our hearts and take unsuspected residence there. We may think we’re through with it, but if a feeling is not through with us, it will resurface in other circumstances, which can mystify us. Why did that emotion arise in this situation, we may wonder. In addition, actions that result from echoes of sadness past will generally seem inappropriate, bewildering (or aggravating) the people around us. So when inexplicable sadness arises, which is often signaled by strange behavior, consider what past grief or sorrow may be the unseen origin.