Fan the blossoms of success and allow healing from the past to continue. Pay attention to the world around you today. Take note that even though things are upside down, your blessings are not falling out of your baskets. Trust in the flow of spirit. Let go and Let the Divine in your life work miracles. By holding on in fear, you are holding back the future you seek. LET GO!
The theme this week seems to be appreciating what you already have in your life, but undervalue its blessings. Material things are “nice to have”. Financial security is “good t have”. But the real blessings in life are not these tangible things. The cups represent all these things through their message of emotions, happiness and abundance.
Abundance however is not secluded to financial or material things. The real blessings are friendships, love and the appreciation of others in your life. No one is an island. No one can get through this life without some kind of interaction with another human being.
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” The Dalai Lama.
When you under appreciate those relationships you have in your life, you are chipping away at the positive energy they bring. Little by little you break down the solid rock and leave nothing but rubble in its place. Take note of the real important things you have around you. Acknowledge their positive influences in your life. Make sure they know you appreciate them and you’re glad to have them with you in times of challenge. Express your positive appreciation and you’ll build on the solid foundation of the rock and begin to reach the stars.
Something for Couples/Families to think about:
In times of stress and anxiety it’s easy to get angry and look for blame. Many couples blame each other for their hardships or financial woes. This blame game is the first sign that a relationship is in trouble and headed to break up.
Instead of pointing fingers, try joining forces and working together to beat back the world that’s closing in. Me against you weakens both sides. Us against them strengths the forces. Hardships should bring you closer to those who truly mean something in your life. Not tear you apart.
Instead of yelling at her/him for not doing enough, or yelling at her/him for not be responsible enough; try holding each other, cry on each others shoulder, speak your fears and frustrations about how you feel. Choose your words carefully and take responsibility for your own feelings. Don’t say “You make me feel like” – no one makes you feel anything. You make that choice all on your own. You choose your responses, others don’t choose them for you. Don’t start any sentence with “You” and especially not “You did” or “You didn’t”.
“I feel like” – three of the most powerful words between partners. Right next to “I love you”. When was the last time you said that..and really meant it? When was the last time you looked in the mirror and said it to yourself? And really meant it.
Going through hardships is the most important time to expand your communication, not stunt it. Take sometime to think about how you communicate and perhaps alter your methods as needed.
- The Art Of Communication – How We Listen & Hear
- The Art Of Communication – II – Expectations & Assumptions
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