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Resetting Your Future Undo Button for Life - A Simple Reading Activity

Posted by Donnaleigh on July 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Wouldn't it be nice if life came with an undo button, allowing us to erase mistakes and return our life to the way things were before we made a regretful decision?

Ah, those moments of lucidity when we realize we've gaffed are excellent learning experiences. Hopefully we will learn from them so similar issues don't happen again. Or did we learn what we were supposed to learn? Will the pattern continue?

Today, let's use tarot or your favorite oracle to broaden our knowledge of our gaffe to make better choices in the future. While we can't hit an UNDO button in life, perhaps we can prevent ourselves for wishing for it again in a  similar situation in the future. How can we break those patterns?

Your Quickie Reading Activity:

"Resetting your FUTURE UNDO Button"

1.  Consider a situation from your past that you regret, something for which you wish you had an UNDO button so you could reset time and do it differently.

2. With that difficult situation in mind, shuffle your favorite deck of cards and randomly pull 1-2 cards.

3. Now take a careful look at the cards chosen. Use those two cards as advise information to carefully consider what you can do the next time to avoid wishing for the UNDO button again. What have you learned that you can apply to your future experience?

If you're not sure how this works, I've included a sample reading below.

My Sample Reading

Here is a sample reading. I used two cards I pulled from a favorite deck, the Golden Tarot by Kat Black. These are the two cards that randomly showed up for me.

Cards: 7 of Cups, 2 of Swords

The 7 of Cups suggests carefully evaluating the myriad of things displayed before me in my life and choose carefully the few authentic ones with which I really want to be involved. Which ones serve my purpose? Which ones take me further from it? Which ones are illusory? Which are useless distractions? Too many activities will keep me from my true goal so that my dreams may never be fully realized. Look! Squirrel!

Also, not all is as it seems, and busy-ness will just create time-wasting detours that veer me off my path. Distractions and chosing the right focus will be an ongoing challenge brought to me. There will be a multitude of opportunities and choices before me: some will be productive and others will be trouble. Can I identify what is in each cup before drinking from it? Discernment is on my menu. Which areas of focus are worthy of my time? Which are just wasteful time-killers or trouble? Which look tempting or sweet but hold no more reality than a barrel of aspertame?

The 2 of Swords is a card that comes up for me repeatedly and is a card I've learned to love. This is my "boundaries" card:  keep some things out and don't allow everything in. Because this card came up with the choices displayed in the 7 of Cups, I'm being advised to choose carefully what I engage in, and not to engage in every situation brought to me (nor participate in everything I see). It reminds me of the expression, "Don't participate in every argument you're invited to." Nor should I participate in every party, based on these cards.

I've learned to embody the disengagement posture of the 2 of Swords' "Keep Out" energy. I leave others to cause trouble solo while I go drink from another cup that interests me more (7 of Cups). By doing this, it has allowed me to make better choices (7 of Cups) on where I put my attention.

My lesson to reset my future UNDO button:

"Disengage in the useless,"


"Keep out useless distractions."

What two cards do you get for your situation,

and how can this help you break a pattern

so you are not wishing for the UNDO button again?



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