In today's free reading for the week, we are reminded about the power of our thoughts -focus- and creating balance in our lives...
The first three cards (practical message today) are from the "Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards", by Doreen Virtue.
The last card is the broader message in today's reading and is from the "Messages from the Guides Transformation Cards", by James Van Praagh.
Let's get started! :)
The first thing I noticed with the 1st card "Focus" is that she has 5 flowers in her lap. I read this to refer to the 5th chakra...which is around communication and expression, intuition, telepathy... The tools "affirmations" and "intent" on what you do want comes up as well. This card is showing up today as something to hold in the forefront of our awareness at this time.
An affirmation from the guidebook that stood out for this reading: "I am now able to focus my mind at will. I hold only loving thoughts, and my angels act as my gatekeepers in establishing a steady stream of thoughts of love." (p.21)
The essence of focusing on thoughts that empower, excite, inspire, uplift, trust, and/or generates enthusiasm is what I got from this card...
This will allow us to open up to greater levels of receiving, as well as giving!
The "Answered Prayer" card is showing up as the 'what we can expect' card...it is a reassurance your prayers are being answered and will be manifested into your life soon if they haven't already started to! This card is also a gentle reminder to be open how it might look, so you can recognize it...
Allowing yourself to focus with happy anticipation (1st card) will support and even speed things along. However, this is a time of answered prayers in general as well!
As an aside: Sometimes we receive smaller versions of our prayers in order for us to be able to receive it in a bigger way. For example, if you have been seeking more financial abundance in your life...it may show up as instances where you are offered something for free or discounted. <<Interesting check: can you receive it?>> It may show up as opportunities to make money. We might receive inspired action that ushers in more money or opportunity. If the essence behind the financial abundance is for example, more freedom, security, or feeling fully supported... you might begin to notice situations where you are experiencing those essenses already in your life (utilizing your 'focus'). As you associate those moments as answered prayer (as they are), you are able to receive and appreciate those moments fully...and you open yourself up to allow more of the same into your life.
The "Balance" card is asking us to see if there's anything lopsided in our life...in a way it's the check-in card. The guidebook encourages us to, "Be sure to balance your time between work, play, spirituality, exercise, and relationships." (p.13). We can utilize our Focus this week, to take inventory and make conscious adjustments around or mind-body-spirit balancing and replenishing. It feels like the message behind this card is balancing for renewal.
Coaching Tip: Some example of areas of balancing you might consider:
- How you are creating? Masculine (more doing, structured, physically active outwardly energy) or feminine (receiving, intuitive, stillness journey within energy)
- Past - Present - Future balancing - how much time are you spending focused on the past, for example?
- Emotional energy - are you spending time to actively balance/process them?
- Balanced diet - Is your body wanting more or less of something?
- How much are you in your head vs. in a feeling state vs. physically active?
- Finances - are you giving enough attention to it, or too much?
- Chakras - are they in harmony, is any one standing out?
- Sleep - Do you feel rested?
- Nature - Is your body desiring more sun, to be near the water, etc.?
It's not so much an equal investment across all categories as it is what feels in balance for you, at this time. If you notice any areas standing out to you...this card is encouraging you to check-in with yourself to see if you need to put more or less time and energy into that area of your life. The triggering question could be, "What area(s) do I need to look at to support the balancing and renewal of my whole Self?"
Even if you don't know specifically what your broader purpose is yet, you can feel the truth of "Being of Service" is a core desire of your heart. As you hold that truth in your heart this week, you may feel inspired to smile at the person standing next to you at the check-out line, to say something encouraging to your coworker, to sit with a particular classmate at lunch...
You will feel the connection more deeply between everyone and everything, the power in a simple act of kindness...the beautiful exchange that happens in the giving and receiving of love in all its forms: kindness, patience, compassion, caring, sharing, etc. May you shine brighter and share that light with the world this week. <3