Knight of Cups (Reversed)
As you look into this card, do you feel the strength of the currents? I believe this card is a reminder for us about how we and nature are created from the same Source. Because this card appeared reversed, there is a resistance, a forgetting, and perhaps a misuse or under-utilization of our being Divine. Of which of these possible definitions, I feel like the under-utilization and forgetting is what this card is going for. Because when I saw this card, I saw a vision, an analogy, of St. Pio talking to the ocean, the ocean representing God. I then an alternative perspective, deeper into the flesh, the water molecules that made up our bodies and this stunning realization that we are water just like the powerful ocean. We are godly just like God. We forget this. Perhaps there are situations that make us feel powerless, weak, and unworthy. Perhaps we are unkind to our own bodies for whatever reason. I see these experiences have a common link of forgetfulness, we become so caught up on the surface that we forget what’s within us. We forget the likeness we’ve come from and power inside us. It’s time to remember and reconnect that now.
Reconnecting to your innate Divinity exercise:
I asked St. Pio how we can remember our connection with God and he showed me prayer. I saw how he knelt facing the image of crucified Christ and how he prayed with sincerity for forgiveness, how he confessed to God how he sinned. I cannot explain on his behalf why, but witnessing this through this vision, I am struck by how this is his expression of surrender and connecting to God. It reminds me of when I was still predominantly Christian when I started the omnist/open spiritual journey. Christianity was predominantly what I knew and felt comfortable in and though my path was evolving beyond Christianity, it felt safe and natural for me to connect to God the way I was taught to. I always felt humbled when I connected to God through confession of my “sins”. I felt that when I confessed them, I was able to release them and not be controlled by them, and through this, I felt closer to God. Like the act of confession removed that imaginary boundary keeping me from God. And after confession, there is grace. I see St. Pio, his hands up, receiving the grace to be stronger, wiser, more compassionate, and resilient through God’s grace. It’s beautiful to witness this. It’s a slow process that opens you up from the heart. The gift here is grace.