Request for Advice: I am a creative soul who has made and sold many things over the years at craft shows. Just this year I have started to make functional up-cycled fine art. There is a fine art show that I am thinking of applying for later in the year. I am both anxious and nervous about this. The fee is more than I am used to, and I am fearful that my art won't sell, I would be crushed. I have had good feedback on my pieces and I love them. I could use some confidence on whether I should do the show or not? Any advice would be appreciated.
Advice: Dear Creative Soul, Immediately when I read your email I heard YES-like a scream with a lot of support from your angels and spirit team. You will feel a renewed love for life as you explore this new creative venture. When you do what you love-your creative art-the Universe finds a way to support you in fulfilling your dreams. When you share your authentic, self-expressed artwork you are sharing your love and light with others. Don’t doubt that you are fully supported and that you have infinite potential. Move forward fearlessly-sign up for the art show and don’t stop there-explore other avenues for sharing your creative work.
You have a significant female loved one in Heaven that is cheering you on and supporting you every step of the way. Our loved ones and ancestors in Heaven want to see us following our passions, following our path and doing what brings us great joy-it’s communion with your divine higher self. She is cheering you on, supporting you and sending you loving energy to boost your confidence. Pray to her and your angels (I call them my spiritual support team and it’s different for everyone but my team includes ancestors I have never met, my family and friends in Heaven, my guardian angels, the Archangels, my wise spirit guides and spirit animals). Ask for their support in making the right decisions, guiding you to resources and contacts, manifesting customers, etc. You will find your connection with them stronger as you follow this path that aligns with your passionate, creative soul.
Consider this art show as a networking and marketing opportunity well worth your investment. Attend the show with the curious mind of a student. You have 2 “Page” court cards in your reading which indicates that you will find yourself more curious, open-minded and perceptive. This is a great time of learning and of starting something new. Talk to other art vendors at the show, ask questions about how they got started, what kind of resources they use, etc. Gather business cards and explore websites. Consider putting together a Facebook page for your artwork, an etsy shop or similar platform for selling your work, creating a website, etc. Create business cards-preferably prior to the show but you could look to upgrading them after you get some ideas and inspiration from the show. Get to know the customers that are drawn to your artwork-ask them questions, learn about them. I’m not sure how far you would like to take this passion or if you are interested in turning it into a career but the potential for whatever you desire is there and you are Heavenly supported. Have faith that you will get a return on your investments-potentially far greater than your investments. So go ahead, invest in the cost to enter the show, invest time and creative energy into building your brand-it will all be worth it.
Now is the time to write, journal, create lists and plan a strategy. Write down what you are going to do today to signal to the Universe that you are serious about attracting abundance. Your plans and strategies will yield wonderful results. You can excel at multitasking right now and will be able to maintain balance between your current responsibilities and pursuing this passion. Take a moment to decide how much time a day or week you can spend on this passion. Make a commitment to this new avenue-you will find great creativity, joy and passion here.
Any blocks and obstacles you have had are clearing and the pathway is clear to chase your dreams. Keep the faith and move forward fearlessly. You are about to take a leap of faith and it is safe for you to make this leap-you’re following your heart’s wisdom and it will pay you unseen dividends. You are being guided and supported every step of the way. Ask your angels for their guidance and support whenever you feel the need.
“Thank you for walking with me every step of the way, for holding my hand, giving me confidence and courage, and guiding my thoughts and actions in the direction of love and my true life’s purpose.”
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Decks Consulted: Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid, Archangel Power Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine; Archangel Michael Oracle Cards, Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards, Saints & Angels Oracle Cards and Ascended Masters Oracle Cards all by Doreen Virtue.
Advice Request: My son is getting married this year in November for the second time. His first marriage ended abruptly after four years. I knew from the beginning it would not last. His current fiance' is the same type of girl as his first wife. I have talked to him about this and my concern about him repeating the same mistake, but to no avail. It is so hard to watch your children repeat painful lessons. Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.
Advice: Oh Concerned Mom-how I wish I could tell you that you are wrong about this. But it appears that you have a strong intuition and an accurate read on your son’s relationship. With that being said, I cannot guarantee that things will play out exactly as I predict because people can change with their own free will. But reading the energy at present, it appears that there is some deception and unhealthy attachment/co-dependency in this relationship. The deception could be that they are deceiving themselves, but it could also be that someone or both are deceiving each other. It also seems that financial security and stability is part of the motivation to get married. It appears that this marriage will not last and separation or divorce is likely. I do see and hear blessings with this relationship as well. There is a good chance that self growth, strength and a lesson(s) learned will come from this. There is also a good chance that they will have a baby.
While you want to protect your son from heartache-these are lessons he must go through. This is a part of his soul’s plan and a soul contract between he and this partner. And, yes, we will repeat lessons until they are learned and we grow from them. It is not your responsibility (and would actually be a disservice to him) to prevent him from future heartache-because you would be preventing him from growing and learning as well. We learn best, not by others advice but from our own experiences and mistakes. If this marriage doesn’t last-trust that he will learn and grow from it. He might also learn to trust his mother’s instincts more too. Unfortunately, we cannot protect our loved ones from the life lessons they are here to learn in this lifetime. All we can do is give them unconditional love and support no matter what they are going through-and maybe a little extra love and support with “sugar on top” when they are grieving and hurting. I do see he feels a lack of support from others, so just be mindful of this and try to show him that you support his decisions as they are his to make. There is a strong message to be supportive and not to say “I told you so” when/if the marriage falls apart. The angels and our higher selves see everything as a blessing-an opportunity to learn and grow. The additional blessing could be the possibility of a grandchild for you and for your son to be a father.
Ask your angels to help you release your worries and know that their is a blessing in this situation for him and it is a part of his soul plan to experience. You are a good mother that wants to nurture and protect your son-that is admirable. There is a good chance for an even stronger bond with your son as you provide love and support with no judgement, no matter what he is going through and what decisions he makes. He will be grateful for that support. Wishing you love and peace.
Decks Consulted: Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid, Energy Oracle Cards by Sandra Anne Taylor, The Power of Surrender Cards by Judith Orloff, MD and The Romance Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.