Saturday, January 11, 2014

Encouragement: Sometimes a little nudge will do the work

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards
Today will hopefully be a quiet day, so everybody can find their balance again. It has been a tough week especially for M, my youngest. But I am confident, the worst is over for the time being.
For today I’ve pulled Encouragement from the Enchanted Map Oracle. The caption says: You are receiving a nudge in the right direction.” But it’s no wonder the first thought that came to mind was me encouraging M. Sometimes that is all you can do for grown up children, even though they seem so small and dependent in times of need.
The guidebook says: “You are gently being encouraged to step into your power. Into the dream of your life. New things are out there to be explored, and the nurturing power of the universe is giving you the nudge in the right direction. You will get the help you need and won’t be alone in your quest Every step you take right now is supported by the wisdom of the universe. You are on the right path…. Keep going.”
When I read this, my focus shifts from M to myself. Sometimes I feel insecure if I am still on track, doing the right thing, saying the right words, and thinking the right thoughts. But this card is talking about being held and loved and cared for. About being supported to go on with life as its unfolds; knowing nobody is ever alone and nobody is ever lost. The nudge of the universe is disguised in many things: a hug, a smile, a  quote, a mail from a far away friend, a blogpost, a book, a song, a tarot or oracle card and the list goes on and on. All we have to do is open ourselves up to receive those precious gifts

9 comments:

  1. I often forget (especially with adult children) that they often don't need me to solve the problem or give them a logical explanation, all they need is a hug and for me to tell them it's going to be okay. I think the support of just knowing someone will stand by them and love them through things is enough. :)

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    1. It is, Al we can do is be there for them always. A kind of safety net
      The challenge of this card is to stay aware of my own safety net since that isn't always that obvious

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    2. And therein lies the problem of mothering - we can be so busy being a safety net, we forget to attach one for ourselves!

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  2. What a beautiful card, and a lovely reading of it, too! So wonderful that you can be there for M, and also receive the support of the universe for yourself :)

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    1. Yes it is, Although the giving is often a lot easier than the receiving. :D

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  3. I love this bit, "The nudge of the universe is disguised in many things: a hug, a smile, a quote, a mail from a far away friend, a blogpost, a book, a song, a tarot or oracle card and the list goes on and on. All we have to do is open ourselves up to receive those precious gifts." May the universe provide you with all the encouragement you need in your efforts to nurture yourself, your energy, and your goals.

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    1. thank you Sharon, what a lovely wish. :)

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  4. I love this card. Such a wonderful message and image.

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    1. Thank you, it is indeed a lovely image. :)

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