Our card for the day, Wednesday, May 8th, is taken from the Angel Tarot Cards – Six of Water – “Memories from your history or childhood. Issues regarding children. Romanticizing the past.”
The suit of Water represents the depth of our emotions, it’s where we fall in love, nurture our children, and open our hearts to deep feelings. Water also represents love, romance, relationships, family, dreams, and desires.
The number 6 represents: “Don’t worry or obsess about material items, including money. Worry lowers the effectiveness of your prayers. Fortunately, the angels can answer your prayers if you ask them to.”
Once again here we are dealing with our emotions. Memories are coming to the surface, especially if they include any issues that we have yet to deal with, heal and release. For many of us this will include memories from our childhood. It doesn’t have to be something drastic, like child abuse, it can just be the unthinking words or actions of a parent or teacher or someone we looked up to. They may have never thought about the incident again but it has stayed with us and has colored our image of ourselves, sometimes in a negative way.
For example, if I brought home a test on which I got 95%, my father would always say “Is that the best you could do?” or “Why didn’t you get 100%?” To him I’m sure it was encouraging me to aim higher or maybe it was joke. All I know is that I always felt that everything I did was NOT good enough. Later in life, with every rejection of any kind, that lesson for me was that I was not good enough in some way. This should be a lesson to be careful what we say to our own children. Even something that we say without thinking can have a lasting impact on who our children grow up to be.
What also needs to happen is when we look at the memories and if they are negative, we need to forgive the person/s involved. When looking at memories of our childhood, we need to remember that our parents acted the best they could based on their knowledge at the time. None of us are perfect and all of us have been wounded in one way or another, it’s a fact of life.
As we go about our day, let’s be mindful of what we say, not only to our children, or any child, but to anyone. Words are powerful and have the ability to do great harm. Maybe we should take that old rule to heart “if you can’t say something positive, don’t say anything at all”. Remember to be gentle with yourself as you deal with your own memories. Loving ourselves is as important as loving others, perhaps more so. Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Artwork taken from the Angel Tarot Cards, Six of Water, Artist: Steve A. Roberts