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Feeling Sadness to Heal

Our Divine Download for May 21 is Three of Winter/Rose-breasted Grosbeak from the Animal Tarot Cards. In other tarot interpretations this is the Three of Swords, Air, Michael. This is a card of sadness. It's not usually a sadness that's a minor thing, but more of a big deal type sadness that needs to be felt and processed through. This isn't the kind of sad that we can just gloss over. But, it's also the kind of sad that won't last forever. It's the kind of sad that once we take the time and make the space to honor our feelings, and experience them, we will emerge on the other side stronger because of it. You may need to take a little time to heal and experience and honor your feelings, but you don't have to be in that space alone. You can turn to a trusted friend or relative, and allow yourself to be comforted and supported during this time. Sometimes there is great power in simply admitting our feelings to ourselves, and to others. "I am sad" is a very powerful statement. Reach out to those you love and let them care for you. Let them uphold and uplift you. This card can also be a signal to you that it's time for you to be there for others right now too. The Rose-breasted Grosbeak has an almost heart shaped red crest on their chest, which is an assurance to you that time will indeed heal all wounds and that joy will return. Sometimes we hear that time will heal all wounds and we think it's total bs. Because we associate healing with feeling how we felt before our hurt or our loss. But that's not how healing works. It doesn't get better, it just becomes different. And strength comes from the spaces that used to house hurt and pain. And when we take the time and make the space to feel our sadness and our grief, we open the door of our heart to connect with joy sooner and in a more meaningful way.

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