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The Ten of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

June 29, 2017

Ten of Cups -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Here’s a way to create a happier life today using a bit of advice from the Ten of Cups.

The following excerpt from my book, The Soul’s Journey, leads us to today’s suggestion of what we can do to create a happier, more fulfilling life.

The number ten can represent an epilogue or foreshadow the start of a sequel.  Consequently, the Ten of Cups can imply the attainment of compassion for all through the integration of our emotional experiences.  It suggests coming full circle from the unconditional love of a child, which arises from innocence, to an emotional maturity wherein we have discovered the joy of loving unity with everyone.  And so this card indicates the blissful serenity that results from being at one with all humankind and with the world.

In Buddhism, there is a meditation for cultivating this type of universal compassion or “Loving Kindness.”  It may be described succinctly as an intentional wish for all beings to be happy and safe.  This practice begins with directing loving-kindness toward oneself, and then, progressively, toward a friend, a “neutral person,” a difficult person, all people, and finally, the entire universe.

Today, recite the following lines, repeating each one three times before progressing to the next one:

May I be free from anger, adversity, and suffering, and may I live happily.

May [a friend] be free from anger, adversity, and suffering, and may she live happily.

May [a neutral person] be free from anger, adversity, and suffering, and may he live happily.

May [a difficult person] be free from anger, adversity, and suffering, and may she live happily.

May all people be free from anger, adversity, and suffering, and may they live happily.

May the entire Universe be free from anger, adversity, and suffering, and may it live happily.

(Insert specific names for “a friend,” “a neutral person” and “a difficult person.”)

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll love my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.
For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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