The Past a Prison

a circular layout of 7 oracle cards, 5 main cards with 2 cards overlapping to indicate blockages

The Past a Prison

Today’s Reading:

The Past a Prison

Your present is overwhelmed by the past. You have seen much. Perhaps too much. Now is the time to work beyond these past limitations and toward the bright future in harmony with others that awaits you.

You’ve suffered trauma in the past. The scarring from these youthful, ancient abuses and disappointments has constrained your present. It has literally held you in a prison of the past. What has happened before is not your doing. It is not your fault. The only monster within is the misplaced guilt you have taken upon yourself.

Now is the time to place these past traumas in the past where they belong. They will always be a part of you, but with time they can become less a source of constant pain and more a hard-earned wisdom that will give you judgement and power. You have witnessed much and in time those around you will come to appreciate your courage and your ability to survive.

The past challenges you have witnessed can become your path to true harmony in a deeply nourishing relationship. But you must resist the temptaion to slip into jealousy. Do not let ancient wrongs color your perception of new relationships. Trust that you are worthy of love and that good people exist. If you can avoid the trap of jealously, then the pain you’ve carried, and the wrongs you’ve witnessed will all coalesce into the strength of your future relationships.