The Sharman-Caselli Tarot
5/swords depicts a man who has 5 swords while two others face away from him in defeat. The man is vibrant in his victory and cares not one iota that the cause of his happiness is also causing the misery in others. 5/swords is about self-interest, selfishness, possibly unethical behavior, and open conflict.
As much as we would like to think that we can justify our behavior all of the time, being human we have all done something in the past to get ahead, something we may not be proud of. Rather than forget how we have trespassed against others, the mark of spiritual and personal growth is to own our actions -good and bad- make amends (ourselves included) and move forward having learned the lesson.
While it is easier to not think about times we are not proud of ourselves, owning up to our faults with compassion and mindfulness allows us to learn from from our mistakes. We can condone ourselves as good people while at the same time feel shame about our actions and commit to acting better moving forward.
1. What is something you have done in the past that you feel guilty about? Have you done any work to move past how you feel about what you did? If not, what is stopping you?
2. Write briefly about a time where you did something against another and made amends, what happened and how did you feel?
3. How can using mindfulness (instead of justifications, excuses or ignoring what happened) help youtpo
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