Back in the day, I used to own a soap shop where I made handcrafted artisan soap and sold it at the local Saturday farmer’s market. I remember one particular Saturday to be especially
You know, the I want to strangle every person I come into contact withtype of morning? Yeah, that.
First off, I woke up late (because I was up hanging with friends the night before. Whoops), my much-needed morning run to Starbucks took forever, then my tent broke. What the heck?
Finally, as I was unloading and setting up my various of soap types, I realized I completely forgot to bring a box of the handcrafted Seahawks soap a.k.a. the ‘money-maker’. WHAT?!?
All of these things happened before 8 am. Sigh. Lack of sleep, running late, a broken tent, and forgotten product normally would make me chalk up my morning as a loss, but then I remembered a
single word I read earlier that morning: JOY.
I busted out laughing.
Of course! I was facing all these challenges and what I needed to remember was to focus on and spread joy. Here is the message I read that morning:
Even just a simple smile can go a long way in spreading joy in our world. Choose to focus on those things that bring you joy and you will find you naturally begin to radiate this energy out
into our world. The more joy you send out, the more you’ll find you have to be joyful for – this is the law of the universe.
You are probably wondering how I came up with such awesome guidance. No, it wasn’t my own brilliance that was enlightened enough to be joyful. Remember? I wanted to strangle someone. It was the
message I received from my Guides when I asked what I needed to know about that day. I had pulled an Oracle Card that morning and the message I received was JOY.
Let’s rewind this story back a month or so…
One of the first fun tools I explored while honing my abilities were Oracle Cards. I had heard of tarot cards (still haven’t used ‘em!) but I wasn’t really feeling great about the idea of pulling
a card called ‘Hanged Man’ or ‘Death’. I have learned now that those aren’t exactly negative cards, per se but still…
Anyway, I first heard about Oracle Cards when I came across a cool feature on Doreen Virtue’s website that lets you ask a question, click on the deck and receive a free virtual reading.
Here’s the link in case you want to try it yourself: http://www.angeltherapy.com/oracle-cards
After playing with Doreen’s virtual deck a bit I decided to get my own. Unlike Tarot decks, which have 78 cards that you are supposed to memorize, Oracle decks can have any number of cards in
them and come with handy little reference books that that explain each card’s meaning. However, once you get used to your deck, it’s nice to intuitively feel what each card means in
reference to the question asked.
There are a lot of Oracle Card decks out there that you can buy online: fairy decks, unicorn decks, goddess decks, and spirit animal decks, to name a few. Since I am not a fairy deck kind
of gal, I thought I should just go into a metaphysical store and pick my deck out in person so I could feel how aligned it is with my personal energy.