Working on Getting My Groove Back
I’m trying really hard (because it’s really hard for me right now) to get motivated, get an earlier start each day, adopt a productive morning routine, stay focused, and other good habits for people trying to make a living while launching a business and taking care of a family and the family home while worrying about an aging parent and maintaining a very firm grasp on sanity.
I started the day earlier than I have been starting – not saying exactly what time because it wasn’t all that EARLY, but had a call with my project manager and project team for the work I’m currently doing, already had breakfast and a shower – shortly after dressed, dried hair, called mail order pharmacy about my new prescription (some kind of fish oil supplement – don’t get me started – 180 supply costs $386 – no they don’t take coupons thank you very much – goes toward $3000 family deductible – OUCH!), called sick son out from school, made sick son some breakfast….
Energy Oracle Card Reading
To get to the point of this post I grabbed my “ENERGY Oracle Cards” by Sandra Anne Taylor deck and spent some time shuffling, asked for 3 cards and this is what popped out of the deck – all at the same time:
1st Card: #41 Archangel Uriel, 7th Chakra
Archangel Uriel, also known as the FIRE OF GOD, wears a brilliant crystal crown “vibrating with a passionate connection to the Divine. She brings power to the 7th, or Crown, chakra located at the top of your head indicating a time of great intuition and guidance from higher awareness – watch and listen for messages from the Ascended Masters, archangels, guardian angels, or loving friends and family members in spirit.
Affirmation: “My 7th chakra is open to its perfect, healthy state. Love & inspiration from Spirit – and my own intuition-flow fully to me now”
2nd Card:#26 Hostilities – Defenses Up, Aggressive Energy
The appearance of the man with the raised sword is alerting us that hostilities toward us are about to be-or have already been-engaged. This aggressive energy may be verbal or emotional, from someone in your environment being excessively critical, backstabbing, even out-and-out slander and in a more overt, obvious way. This may be something you’ve already been dealing with or it may be coming but whichever the case may be remember – ALLOWING DISHONORING TREATMENT FROM OTHERS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE UNIVERSE TO SEND YOU MORE – STAND UP FOR YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT.
Affirmation: “I am receiving the peaceful, harmonious treatment I deserve in my life. I set up boundaries, make reasonable requests, and make my expectations clear.
3rd Card: #9 Broken Heart, Grief & Loss
The heart broken open reveals darkness, emptiness, and a grief-filled tear. Whether this pain is from long ago or more recent, a deep healing is being called for now.
Reclaim your power and your peace of mind by venting your feelings and releasing this person or situation. Open your heart to the light of Divine love and healing, make self-care a priority, and show compassion toward yourself opening your heart to the true and abiding love you rightly deserve.
Affirmation: “I will release the pain of the past and live with compassion for myself. Love HEALS and RENEWS me now.”
The Three Cards Taken Together
On the surface, not so uplifting of a reading, huh? Went really downhill after the first card, right? My interpretation is that taken together these 3 cards are telling us that we’re being looked after from the Universe, not only looked after but being sent guidance from the Universe! So if you’re reading this and you’ve been having a rough go of it lately (or the horrible year that I hear 2016 was for many people) this is a time to put yourself and your needs, dreams, and desires FIRST. This of course, involves a bit of contemplation work – dare I say meditation – to delve into what it is that you’re needing, dreaming and desiring – as well as – a look at where you are with respect to your family, social and work circles, specifically has anyone taken to treating you like a doormat? You know what it means when they do it again and again, right? You’ve given them permission to treat you badly by letting them get away with it once, maybe twice, perhaps even over and over. It’s never too late to put your foot down and call an end to it though – do it! Stand up for yourself!
And I don’t mean in a harsh, combative way, no, especially if you’re unaccustomed to standing up for yourself. Do it in a calm, matter-of-fact way that conveys the message “That treatment is not acceptable. From this point forward you will address me and treat me with respect.”
Give yourself permission to love yourself! Take care of yourself in the manner you deserve to be cared for-that sets the standard for how others are to treat you if they want to interact with you on any level. Otherwise, please tell them they can go….AWAY!
Have you been putting off going to the doctor or doctors for annual check-ups? Pick up the phone and make those appointments. Are you doing your best to eat a diet that’s healthy for you and getting enough sleep? When’s the last time you had a good haircut? Do you have clothes that need to go to the drycleaners? Plants that need watering?
Sister Mary Chardonnay recommends loving yourself a little today and every day by doing any or all of the following:
- Get to the doctor, the ob-gyn, the ophthalmologist, the dentist
- Make a hair, nail, eyebrow wax, massage appointment – or schedule a spa day!
- Take 15 minutes per day to clear clutter – file, put away, throw away
- Buy yourself a bunch of flowers
- Light a candle in your favorite scent – my faves are lavender and vanilla!
- Diffuse some aromatic oil to lift your spirits – lemon, spearmint, eucalyptus – FRESH!
- Search YouTube or i♥Radio, Pandora, etc. for music playlists to lift your spirits, start the day energetically, mood music, binaural beats for positivity – there’s so much out there – you don’t have to love the music or listen to it all day but while you’re doing your morning routine it will elevate your mood
- Breathe, remember to breathe! If you’re holding your breath right now because you’re stressed out STOP what you’re doing. Sit up straight and fill those lungs to capacity with some OXYGEN, in through the nose and out through the mouth baby – TEN TIMES- and see how much better you feel
Namaste, Bright Blessings and Loving Thoughts