It’s important, the Universe tells us, to keep our focus positive. Because we know that what we feel and think, we create.
When we aim in a lovingkindness direction, that’s where we’ll end up. And, conversely, when we rant and rage and bitch and complain, well. That’s where we end up.
How do we feel when we read a story or watch a movie with a truly happy ending? What sensations make us smile and laugh? Where do we turn for comfort? When we seek (and need) Joy, our search doesn’t have to be so far. It doesn’t have to be so difficult to reach.
The words I woke up with today were soft. Arriving on icy water dreams and smooth snake scales. They felt gentle and hopeful. They brought with them happiness.
Like a caring hand to hold, we are being reminded, in the most encouraging way possible, to hang on. The good is out there. Bad times never last.
When we’re in the middle of terribleness, it can seem like there’s no end. But there always is. Always. Absolutely always.
To be in a moment, to sit here in this holy space of now, we can recall better and worse experiences. But we cannot exchange one for the other. What we have is this.
And yet, what we also have is future. We have hope. We have prospects of new wonderfulness. We have tomorrows.
As I was directed away from our regular rotation around the card altar, I noticed that in every flip of a new daily draw, there is that same promise of our bright future. Our validated now. Our dreams for wholeness and healing. Our relief in having learned another lesson, ready to face the next challenge.
This illustration has some iconic and powerful images, symbolism which is the perfect accompaniment for our message.
“Angel of Self-Esteem ~
‘You are currently undervaluing yourself;
It is time to regain your self-worth.’
You are so much more than what you are portraying to the world and those around you.
The Angel of Self-Worth is here today to reflect unto you all the beauty, love, and light that you are and to help regain your sense of self-worth. Feel her healing light penetrate your aura this very moment and affirm to yourself:
‘I am a being of light and love. I love and value the many wonderful qualities that I possess. From this moment forward, I will honour and value myself, all that I am, and all that I do, in the knowledge that I am part of All Creation.
I am worthy of love.’
Repeat this affirmation several times each day either out loud or in the silence of your heart. Reflect upon each word and truly believe and own each one.
Express each word with all of your heart and soul.
As you begin to value yourself, you will find that others also start to value you.”
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
is this excellent selection of soothing sounds that I came across earlier.
Turns out, my comfort food is from India and Greece. So are my comfort tunes. (This may not be the case for everyone. I know that it is not what many of my loved ones turn to first.)