Card: The Miracle of Forgiveness/Archangel Jeremiel – from the Angel Prayers Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray.
“In every challenging area of your life right now there is opportunity to forgive. Forgiveness is deconditioning of the mind. It is this process that takes place when we let go of fear and choose to love instead. It is a miraculous procedure that breaks down the barricades that shut off our heart and soul from the most divine and abundance of experiences. Your Guardian Angels are encouraging you to choose forgiveness today, as you deserve to experience only love in your life and your spiritual journey.”
Message from Erin: What a great card for us to receive on the last day of the year., and to bring in the new year with. Forgiveness. In order to move forward into 2019, we are being asked to let go of all the extra weight we’ve been carrying around with us from 2018. What are we afraid to let go of? Are you carrying around hurts and pain from other people’s transgressions? What old concepts and ideologies are we holding on to? What is no longer serving us?
Who do I have to forgive? To be honest, I can really think of anyone I need to forgive, except for myself. Gosh, I am really holding on to all the things I regret saying or doing. I can really do some stupid and embarrassing things. I also want to forgive myself self for not doing all the things I wanted to do. It’s okay that I didn’t accomplish all my goals, dreams and desires. If these are things I still want, I can always achieve them tomorrow.
And so, today I am spending some time reflecting and working on forgiveness so that I can move forward with myself and others into 2019. Despite all the awful things that happen in our world, we still have so much to be grateful and thankful for. I want to spend the next year really just focusing on everything that brings myself, and others, good feelings. I want us to help ease ourselves from all our troubles. Ease and grace, 2019.
Card: Let Yourself Receive – from the Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“By receiving you replenish yourself and balance the male and female energies within and around you. By allowing yourself to receive, you swim in the flow of life, which washes away stagnant energy, bringing in new forms of abundance, creative ideas, and all types of opportunities. Even the simplest act of receiving is healing, and it is a powerful step in the manifestation process.”
Message from the Faeries: When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Did you accept this compliment? Did you take it to your heart and receive it? It’s a hard thing to do, isn’t it?
People are trying to give you gifts all the time and, whether you realize it or not, you are often turning those presents away. Unexpected gifts are often the hardest to accept. Whether it’s a compliment or an act of kindness, friends and family have been trying to shower you with awards for being awesome. Of course, sometimes you are able to accepts these offerings, but it can be a struggle, and it often your acceptance lacks in grace. How many times have you openly offered someone something for nothing and the transaction swiftly turns awkward?
This week is the perfect week to practice acceptance. Be open to receiving. More specifically, practice receiving with an open heart and really accept gifts in your heart, with ease and grace. Take the compliments and feel good about yourself. You all deserve all the good things that people have to offer you. You can be open to receiving, and also be in a place where you take no guff!
Card: XIV Grace – from The Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone.
“Find that place of inner harmony that allows you to move through any challenge with poise and grace. If you find yourself knocked off balance, assess what is needed to steady yourself again. Your ability to adapt to changing circumstances will make you sure-footed even in the most tempestuous of times. Seek tranquility.”
Message from the Faeries: When you look back at stressful events in your life, do you look back at yourself with pride or do you look back filled with regret with way in which you handled yourself? Those moments of regret are moments of measure. Were you respectful? Did you handle yourself with grace? Were you dignified in your actions and behaviour?
It is likely those moments that you look back in pride, that you handled yourself well under pressure. Grace is a quality that so very few people are born endowed with. It is a quality that is honed and refined with life experience. Those stressful moments you handled poorly were the teachable moments that have allowed you to refine yourself.
One way in which you learn to maintain grace and dignity, is to come to the understanding that there is no point in sweating the small stuff. Another important lesson is learning the temporal nature of existence. Most importantly, it is accepting that you can’t control how other people carry themselves, but you can take responsibility for the way you carry yourself and how react under various circumstances.
Of course, you can’t always control how you may react under adversity. However, once you’ve become determined to move through life with some quality of grace, you can observe yourself maneuvering through the world and hold yourself with a bit of pride. As far as we are concerned, there is no shame in having pride in oneself.
Card: Ixchel – from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“Commanding power is not the same as demanding it. Demanding comes from a childlike place akin to a tantrum, based upon the fear that it might be withheld. Commanding is based upon the fear the sure a steady knowledge that you are part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. You’re a lightening rod that can conduct the power.”
Note from Erin: I’ve been sick for the last 5 days, and today I’ve been feeling like a little kid wanting to throw a big tantrum. I had a pretty good laugh when I pulled this card – those rascal Faeries teasing me. It brings up a question for me: how do I conjure up a commanding energy for healing when I’m feeling so rotten? I really just feel sorry myself right now and I feel entitled to feeling better, lol.
Message from the Faeries: When you are not in a good place – when you are feeling down, unhappy or unwell – it can be difficult to be at a place of grace and dignity. When you are suffering, it is not easy to feel safe or be from a place of gratitude. When you are sick, it’s hard to see yourself as the healer.
Even when you are not feeling healthy, you are still the healer. You just have to find that space where you can calm your mind, and relax your soul. When you find the inner peace, you can find the grace to accept the healing into your life. Being in a relaxed and calm state will allow you to be in a place of acceptance: you are sick today, but it doesn’t mean you will be sick forever. This is where you are now, today. Be in the moment.
You can command healing for yourself and others when you trust and know that everything is happening in the moment, now, for a reason. It is all part of your journey. Sickness and health are all part of the ride. Try to relax and enjoy the whole thing – not just the parts you think are good – it is all good whether you know it or not.
Card: 7 Queen of Hearth and Home – from The Heart or Faerie Oracle Cards by Brian and Wendy Froud.
“The Queen of Hearth and Home carries with her the ability to make a home in the moment, in the now, wherever she is. She passes this ability onto you. It is important to ‘be at home’ in any situation, to create a ‘home’ when you invite people in to your space, whether a table in a restaurant, a desk at work, a seat next to you on a bus or plane, or in your own home.”
Message from the Faeries: This week’s reading is related to last week’s reading. Last week we talked about the importance of compassion, and how much the world needs it right now. Now more than ever. Compassion makes the world more hospitable. This faerie queen is here to remind you have of the importance of hospitality.
Hospitality isn’t just about giving people a nice place to sit or sleep, and it isn’t just about offering fresh food and drink. Hospitality is about showing people grace in your space. Your space is whatever is all around you at any given moment. It can be a challenging being gracious with your space when you live in such an unfriendly environment where most people seem so selfish with their space.
How many times of you sat on a bus, only to feel your own space infringed upon by the person sitting next to you who insists on sitting with their legs wide open. We’re certain you can think of countless examples of people being in hospitable. This behaviour is mostly due to a lack of awareness of what they are doing. It’s really not personal they truly just aren’t aware.
See the mask this Queen is wearing? She is slightly lowering it down because she is getting ready to tell someone that they are being inhospitable and she is going to gently remind that they are sharing a space with other people. We encourage you to lead by example this week, and we want to tell you that it’s okay to tactfully and gracefully tell someone if they aren’t reciprocating with the hospitality. Sometimes people just need a little nudge. Chances are they just aren’t paying attention and are not living in the moment like you are.