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Easy Spiritual practices: Ace of Cups

March 17, 2016

Spirituality is not just what you do in church on Sunday. It doesn’t have to be some tough discipline that takes years of practice.  No. It’s also all the little things in life too, like smiling at a stranger, giving a coin to a beggar, and stopping to smell (and appreciate) the roses. So if you want to be a bit more spiritual, if you want to come one step closer to the Divine, here is one easy little spiritual practice for today inspired by the Ace of Cups.

Ace of Cups -- Tarot of the Masters“The purpose of life is to increase the warm heart.” — The Dalai Lama

According to most religious traditions, one of the primary elements of right living is Universal Love. But how do we do that? It’s certainly not easy to just say, “Okay, I’m going to love everyone from now on.” (Well, yes, it is easy to say it, but not to do it.) It’s a long journey, but even a thousand mile journey begins with a single step and is traveled one step at a time.  So here is a step you can take today to start (or continue) your journey toward universal love:

Today, whenever you encounter another person—whether a loved one, a friend, a casual acquaintance, a stranger, or even an enemy—silently say “I love you.” (You probably don’t want to say it out loud because people won’t understand what you’re doing, so they may think you’re kind of creepy.) Indeed, try to make “I love you” your first thought about other people.  There is great power in thoughts and words, and so, as you do this, you will find your life drawn toward the light of unconditional love, which is the essence of your innate, divine nature.

If you’re interested in reading more about cultivating universal love in your life (and in the world), see my post about this spiritual message of the Ace of Cups.

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This post includes excerpts from my Tarot book — The Soul’s Journey: Finding Spiritual Messages in the Tarot.

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