Keywords for The Hungry Ghosts are obsessions, scarcity consciousness and attachment
The Hungry Ghosts was drawn today from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid. The Hungry Ghosts is the 14th card of the deck.
In numerology the number 14 represents 1 + 4 = 5. The number 5 resonates with the vibration of: Travel, harmony, balance, sympathy and understanding, sociability, release and surrender, influence, sensuality, promotion, natural flair, vivacious, courage and being courageous, health and healing, idealism, telepathy, pleasure-seeking, pleasure-loving, vitality, visionary, expansion, opportunity, story-telling, mercy, kindness, invention, magnetism, competitiveness, imagination, curiosity, cleverness and intelligence.
When you see The Hungry Ghosts it means they are alerting you to obsessive thinking and over-focus on the past or longing to know the future.
- Are you focused on what you want for the future to the point that there doesn’t seem to be much greater in your present?
- Have you ever been in a situation where you have not had everything you need?
- Do you obsess so much about the past that you can’t even plan for the future?
- How can you tell if you are stuck in scarcity consciousness?
Sometimes our thoughts are on the future because that’s when we’re going to become happy and abundant. You are always thinking about how deprived or unfortunate you are now? You never have enough money to do the things you would like to do now. Scarcity is an energy field we carry around with us, fed and energised by our fears. Not only does it act as a shield for abundance to enter your life, but it also affects you at a physical level. You are locked in the prison of your own making; you have the keys to let yourself out. Ask yourself, what sort of energy exchange am I choosing with which to engage with life?
Take some time to stop and smell the roses.
A message from the book
When the Hungry Ghosts appear on your path, they may not at first seem like Allies because they represent your constant focus on the past and the consuming desire to know the future, which robs you of your true present. But, in fact, they are here in the service of alerting you to obsessive thinking and addictions: they’re masters at magnifying repetitive behaviours.
The message is for you to examine whether you’re doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. This time will be different and I have control over this are false statements and a sign of deep denial of the truth.
Now is the time to let go of that thinking. Surrender your will, your life, your heart’s desires, and all that pains you to the Divine. Order will be restored in your world.
The Hungry Ghosts also bring understanding about the distractions of life that seduce you into forgetting what you really desire. They’re asking you to become aware that what others want and what the culture dictates will make you happy may not be what’s best for you.
Don’t get caught up in outside appearances. All that glitters may not be gold at least not for you. Look beyond the veneer and you will find the true substance in your life. You deserve nothing less.
When the Hungry Ghosts come to challenge, it’s a sign that you’ve succumbed to the fear of lack, which is whispering in your ear that you’ll fail. Whatever it is you’ve intended, you’ve stayed too long in the desiring stage. Longing and yearning have become a constant state of mind.
Are you comparing your experience with others? Do you envy their success? Do you judge yourself only on your material accomplishments? Are you afraid that there will never be enough of anything and none of your dreams will be there on awaking in reality? Perhaps you’ve turned to compulsive eating, shopping, working, or drinking to distract yourself.
Let go of the illusion of lack, and accept things as they are: perfect, abundant, meaningful expressions of the Divine. There will never be enough for the Hungry Ghosts that challenge you, for the only experience they know is scarcity. It’s not your job to feed them. Trust in the abundance of Spirit. ~ Colette Baron-Reid
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. ~ Tecumseh