Welcome to May and the Mercury Retrograde. During the Mercury Retrograde, you are requested by the angels to double-check and triple-check any paperwork, assignments and tasks you've completed and to leave home a little earlier than usual. The Mercury Retrograde brings with it problems with just about everything (power or internet outages, travel delays) but it isn't all bad - it's just a reminder that you have gotten used to doing something so routinely that one can and will have the tendency to "speed through things" causing errors. I hope this makes sense.
With this in mind, I've been receiving a recurring message to reflect. Mainly, to reflect on how far you've come. You've come a long way, baby! Indeed you have! The angels are kindly asking you to reflect and take this time to review your life - do not focus on how far you still have, but see how far you've come as you count all of the little and not-so-little blessings you picked up a long your journey.
For this week's 3-card reading, I decided to mix-and-match the cards. The first two cards representative of the "past" and "present," are brought to you by Doreen Virtue's Saints and Angels Oracle Cards. The last card representing the "future" is brought to you by Doreen Virtue's Archangel Michael Oracle Cards.
Card 1 represents the "past." "Pause" says your Guardian Angel. What I see when I view this card is peace, inner peace, because of the lavender and purple hues reminiscent of the flower lavender which is used to promote calmness and peace. Also, the color purple, not only represents Archangel Michael's powerful light, but it is representative of royalty. When I think of royalty, I see them at peace, because they are able to delegate to be the effective leader that a royal one does. I see team player and leading by example.
Also, I see this card as a "pause" to reflect on your life as a whole. Count all of those blessings that override the bad in your life and go on that. It's how far you've come, not about how far you still have to go. Remember that you have changed and come a long way.
Message from the Guardian Angel: "Please relax, do not rush. Stop and smell the flowers; breathe in that wonderful fresh and natural air to cause the long-overdue energy revolution needed in your body. You were doing fine when you were praying and keeping positive thoughts then letting go to let us angels do our jobs. You are on the right track, keep going that route. At this time, take a review of your life to see how far you have come and be proud, be loving to yourself. You deserve your own love. Continue to drink lots of water and take frequent walks. We love you. Thank you for calling on us."
Card 2 represents the "present." "Child" says the Guardian Angel. This card is upside down or reversed reminding you to pay close attention to this card. When I see this card, it is a reminder that you, just like all of us, are children of God and this card is your reminder. Be present in the moment, be centered in peace. Just like children, we can learn from them, for they do not worry about the future. A child is present in the moment, playing and releasing all of that playful and happy energy while bringing love and laughter to not only for herself but for all those around her. It's time for you to be that child again. When was the last time you played and worked less? If you have to think about it. Play now.
Message from the Guardian Angel: "Play with me, talk to me, joke with me and laugh with me. You are a fun and funny person, spread that joy! People need it!!! Laughter is contagious and a great source of release, so please laugh, laugh, laugh away today. You will not only feel better, but you will help others feel better and refocus on their task at hand. You are a lightworker, therefore you are the light and bring light to others, just as this child does in this picture. Dance and sing like this child, please stop being an adult for once and play again! You are loved and you work so hard - it's time to have fun because you deserve it!"
Card 3 represents the "future." From Archangel Michael: Be Gentle with Yourself. This card is reminiscent of the circle of life and how we must treat each other and every living being with the most love and care possible. At the same time you are reminded that the same gentleness you give to those around you like the man carrying the lamb in this picture, you should turn that gentleness on to yourself. The wings of love shield this man and the lamb so only love can enter. Keep your thoughts focused on love and only love will enter.
Message from Archangel Michael: "Love yourself, be gentle with yourself. Take care of yourself first and the rest will fall into place. Focus on all that is good in your life and learn from the small and terrible mistakes you made in your life - for those mistakes shaped you into the kind, loving and compassionate being you are today. Never forget where you came from, but always help yourself first then help others up when they reach out to you. Take this retrograde time for yourself and proceed slowly.
Please recite the following prayer through May 6, 2016 before bedtime: "Archangel Michael, please guide me in treating myself with gentle, nurturing love in everything I think, speak, and do. Help me know that I deserve this compassion. I release any feelings of guilt to you so that I may experience lasting inner peace." Amen and so it is.