No Control

Sometimes we don’t recognize the great blessings we have, because we have a set belief on what a good life should be. – Mooji

The Four of Cups in the tarot shows a young man sitting under a tree on a mountaintop, far from others. In front of him are three empty cups on the grass, while another cup is being offered to him by a hand in the air.

However, the man has crossed his arms and legs and is only focused on the three empty cups. Because of this, he cannot see the full cup that is being presented to him by the outstretched arm.

Brene Brown says that often we attempt to appear more whole or more acceptable to others by trying to ignore or disown our difficult stories and experiences. But our wholeness and our wholeheartedness actually depend on the integration of all our experiences, including our falls and our failures.

When I am only focused on what I don’t have, I miss the teachings and wisdom that life offers me. The more I let go of what I think life should look like, the more I receive the support, abundance, and flow of the entire universe.

To trust in this each and every day is our greatest freedom.

34 thoughts on “No Control

  1. A wonderful illustration of what happens when we think we have controlโ€ฆwhen the reality is that control has us. Great post, Karen. ๐Ÿ’œโ˜ฎ๏ธ

    1. This illusion and story confronts each of us many times through life. And what really helps me is to recognise and become aware of the stories and beliefs that are creating this emptiness in me. But more importantly, recognise that the reason we feel empty is to see that these thoughts and stories are not us. That they are Not true. Once you see this, be disciplined and learn with patience not to pay attention to them but rather, pay attention to the fullness, aliveness and peace that is always here within you. Sending love and light โญ๏ธโœจ๐Ÿค—

  2. I loved this card and your description, interpretation of it. There is truly such rich wisdom being offered to us through Life itself. An openness to recieve and gratitude makes all the difference in what we focus on. A great post and reminder Karen.

  3. Love this quote from your post: The more I let go of what I think life should look like, the more I receive the support, abundance, and flow of the entire universe. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

  4. Karen,
    Another great story, I especially like this line, “The more I let go of what I think life should look like, the more I receive the support, abundance, and flow of the entire universe.”
    I recently lost my job and this is my intention going forward. “Where can I use my gifts to be in service to others?” I don’t know exactly where I am going but I know I am going there with my whole heart.

    1. Thatโ€™s a beautiful intention and attitude Ali. Your light is so important in this world and Iโ€™m sure you will be guided to give and receive fully where it is needed ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค—

  5. Indeed if we see the beauty in simple blessings around us, the world would not be as it is now. Your thoughts well narrated ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice to come by your blog. Also welcome to visit mine. Thanks. Bliss.

      1. All is wonderful, Karen. Thanks so much! I had two very powerful healings this spring that have had an amazing impact on the peace I feel!! Lots of love and light back to you! โค

  6. Too often we strive for what we want rather than what we need. We are like that little game found in a cereal box. It’s small, square and clear plastic covered. The picture under the plastic is of no matter. As what we do in life doesn’t truly matter. On the picture are three to four indentations and an equal number of small round pellets. To win one must get all the pellets to settle in those indentations at one time. We are those pellets. We go through life rolling around until we settle. We could be doing anything anywhere. It doesn’t matter. Because we have found peace. We are in our right place.

    1. I agree Alan. Great analogy. In the end It doesnโ€™t matter what we do. All we need to become is the peace and love that already exists within us.

      The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
      – Norman Vincent Peale

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