The prompt for this reading came from one of my Discord servers and is as follows:
“This week, let’s look at our emotions. Treat your emotional center as if it were a separate entity, and try asking it a few questions.”
Stop looking at your emotional growth and efforts at developing a stronger emotional intelligence as a sort of challenge that needs to be conquered or problem to be solved.
How are you supporting me?
Six of Hearts and Jack of Clubs
Not all emotions are bad. Finding emotional harmony, especially when you’re in the throes of discovering your passions and exploring them to their depths, is one of the ways that emotions provide support. It’s in the “Flow” of that creative spark and the peace that you find there.
How are you holding me captive?
Ace of Hearts and Jack of Hearts
Again we see the signs of emotional growth, but here it’s more about holding you back from learning too much too quickly. You’re at the beginning of this journey, and need time to process instead of just plowing ahead.
In what way am I mistreating you at this time?
Two of Diamonds
This echoes back to a reading done yesterday concerning how your addictions can sometimes be spurred on by your emotions. It’s not so much the emotions mistreating you, but rather that you don’t have not learned the skills to find balance in another way, so you “self medicate” with your addictions.
How can I do better at treating you right?
Five of Diamonds, Six of Diamonds, Ten of Diamonds
Allow yourself to feel the gamut of emotions without trying to shut them down. Whether it’s disappointment and fear, compassion and kindness, elation and the security of accomplishment… all of these have their place and each needs to be acknowledged and experienced instead of shied away from or disregarded as an inconvenience, unimportant, hubris, or something to be ashamed of.