This week’s angel message is about self-empowerment, choices, assertiveness, communication and action. There are choices, decisions and action you need to take to obtain the life that you want. Is there an area (situation or relationship) of your life where you feel like a victim of circumstance? Where you feel helpless, hopeless and powerless? What can you do to change that? This week’s message encourages empowering yourself to take positive action in pursuit of the life you want. I keep hearing “Ready, Set, Action” and the busy animals (beaver, squirrel, chipmunk) I saw on my nature hike today indicate that it is time to take action. Just look at the horses galloping on the Action card.
As usual, this is a “general reading that might not apply to you and your current situation. With that being said, I hope you are able to take away something that resonates with your heart and soul.
Are you feeling restricted and/or challenged with a situation or relationship? Can you change your perspective and view this restriction or challenge as an opportunity for positive change? Choose to empower yourself by asking what opportunity and what blessing is in this situation or relationship. Is this a blessing that is just disguised as a challenge? There are treasures and pearls of wisdom that we take away from everything that challenges us. See this situation or relationship as an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.
This week’s message asks you to take a look at where you are placing your happiness and peace. Are you placing your happiness and peace outside of yourself? Do you tell yourself... “I can’t wait for [fill in the blank]” or “if [fill in the blank] happens I will be happy” or “ if [fill in the blank] changes I will be happy.” Look at how you can be happy and find peace-can you find it right now in your present moment? Is there something that you can do to bring that happiness and peace to you?
Review your “If/Wish list. “If I [fill in the blank] I will be happy.” Maybe it’s...get a raise, get that promotion, get a new job, get appreciation from my partner, get an apology from that person who hurt me, win the lottery, get more customers, find a girlfriend/boyfriend, etc. Identify your ifs/wishes and then take the action you can to bring it to reality. You have the skills and resources you need to take positive action. You are already at the “Ready, Set” phase and now need to choose your actions. This is not a time to procrastinate, but to be focused and purposeful in your actions toward your desired goals. It is also important to find your peace and happiness in the moment-the present-the now.
Seriously ask yourself what you want and review your options. Analyze and assess your options/choices and how each might affect your outcome. By making smart and carefully considered decisions you will no longer be a victim of circumstance but have the power and ability to direct the outcome. Once you’ve considered your options, make a decision to take action. If you want a raise or a promotion, then ask for it. If you want a new job, apply. If you want a girlfriend/boyfriend, then get out there and look or ask the person you are interested in out on a date. If you want more customers, advertise and ask your current customers for reviews and referrals. If you want to win the lottery, buy a ticket. If you want more appreciation from your partner, tell them you need that. If you want an apology, you will need to try to forgive the other person for your own sake without an apology (because this is about what you yourself can do).
If you are looking for change in a relationship, what can you do to change the situation? It is important to take responsibility for your feelings and your actions. Speak from your heart and do not blame others. Surrender any defensiveness, own your feelings and listen to the other person’s perspective with an open mind and open heart. Share your goals, find mutual goals and offer to be a team player by suggesting what you can do to achieve this goal. Aim for a win/win situation-discuss your dreams, desires and goals and let the other person decide how they can contribute. Empower all persons involved to reach a solution. Make sure to acknowledge the other person's strengths and what you are grateful for in the relationship, not just what you don’t like. If the other person is not willing to acknowledge the lack of harmony or your honest feelings, if they are not willing to compromise or take action towards your shared goal, then you have another choice to make.
It’s important to be assertive and ask for what you want. The more you practice being assertive and asking for what you want, the easier it gets. Asking for what you want also includes asking your angels and the Archangels for guidance and support. You can also ask for angelic support in communicating your needs with others. It’s also important to surrender your desire to control people or expect others to change. You can’t control others but you can control how you communicate with others and how you react to others. If you come from a loving, nonjudgmental place the other person will most likely be willing to work with you. If you choose to ask for what you want and your request is denied then you have another choice in how you react and in where you go from there. Keep asking yourself what you can do to change the situation. Even by choosing to do nothing, you are making a choice. Stay empowered knowing you always have choices. If there is nothing you can do...can you accept it, can you let it go? Maybe you choose to end this relationship? Maybe you have to choose to change your perspective, accepting what you have as what you need and being grateful for it? What you choose to do is your responsibility.
This is a time of new beginnings, prosperity, abundance and good fortune. It’s a time of manifesting your dreams and desires into reality. You are able to take control of your destiny and achieve what you desire. Your connection to divine guidance is strong right now. The orbs of light in the Door to Spirit card represent the angels and guides that are available and surrounding you, ready to assist you if you ask for what you need. After you ask for angelic/spirit help listen to your intuition, keep your eyes and ears open to signs/messages and pay attention to your dreams as these are all ways the spirit world can communicate with you.
Surrender Your Desire to Control People-message:
-Being over-controlling can sabotage relationships. To more effectively achieve your goals, back off, regroup and give the situation some breathing room.
-Defensiveness is a sign of weakness. To communicate in a more empowered way, stay centered and hear someone out. Then offer a clear, non-defensive response.
-I am responsible for my own life. I take action toward my goals and my own happiness every day.
-I relax and connect with my spirit’s wisdom and power. I live in the peace that my spirit brings and know the the world of Spirit supports me.
-Archangel Michael, thank you for letting me lean on your strength and for reminding me of my personal power. Please guide me to manifest and heal according to Divine will, creating peace and blessings for everyone involved.
Decks Consulted: The Power of Surrender Cards by Judith Orloff, M.D., Energy Oracle Cards by Sandra Anne Taylor, Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid, The Spirit Messages Oracle Deck by John Holland; Daily Guidance from your Angels Oracle Cards, Archangel Michael Oracle Cards and Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards all by Doreen Virtue.