The Five of Cups reminds us that while it is important to acknowledge our mistakes, we still need to make the effort to set things right.
The damage done must be repaired.
What too many people fail to understand with apologies is that saying you’re sorry isn’t enough. They want to skip the making amends phase. The truth is, skipping this part often renders their apology invalid.
You broke something? Pay for it or replace it.
Failed to show up? Reschedule if you can and then actually show up.
Arrived late? Show up on time for the next one.
Hurt someone’s feelings? Acknowledge their feelings, don’t argue with them or dismiss their emotions, and don’t do it again at the very least.
This last point is a big one. We grow up being made to believe there are rules attached to emotions when in fact, there are none.
Let this sink in and repeat after me:
There are no conditions in which must be met before someone is allowed to feel any particular emotion. Each of us feel whatever it is we feel at any given time and it doesn’t need to make sense to anyone else. And none of us have the right to tell someone they are not hurt if they say they feel pain.
You don’t permission to feel. Don’t apply rules to someone else’s emotions either.
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~ Universal Tarot by Lo Scarabeo (Author), R. De Angelis (Illustrator), A. E. Waite (Designer) © 2001
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