Working with The Nine of Cups

On a day which is ruled by the Lord of Happiness, we need only open ourselves to the infinite blessings of the Universe, and we will be surrounded by warm happy loving energy. At its highest level, this card reminds us of the completely inexhaustible supply of love that flows continuously about us, and tells us to simply step forward and enjoy!

In the hurly burly of modern life it's easy to forget to count our blessings. And in so doing, we lose sight of a very basic spiritual truth - love IS all around us. Beauty springs up in the most unexpected places. Radiance and wonder abound in this world of ours.

Yes - sure, there's a lot of pain out there too. Sure, not everything may be as we wish it to be. Sure, we might hear a news report that does not fill us with faith and belief in the race.

But we can look up to the sky... and there (no matter what the weather) we will see an image of pure perfection. We can study a flower, and we will see a miracle. We can look at our lives and be thankful for all the things that we're glad are present in it.

And we can do this with an open heart - no doubts, no yes-buts, no compromises. When we do this, we fill our souls with the colour of wonder. We touch the dreaming parts of us. And once filled, those secret silent places can feed us strength when we confront ugliness or cruelty.

All it takes to see the brightness of life is our willingness to look - without reservation. And when we see brightness, and we allow it to enter inside us, we become brighter, and hope is an easier emotion.

So on a Lord of Happiness day, do these things - look until you find something perfect; seek till you discover something beautiful; contemplate until you find something to be grateful for. And having done those things, draw that beauty, that perfection, that gratitude inside you. And live the rest of the day in accordance with what you have discovered. You'll make miracles!! I promise!

The Nine of Cups

Affirmation: "Life fills me with wonder and light"

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