“We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.”Neal A. Maxwell
May is a month for speaking your truth, for standing up for what matters, for action, and for emotional healing.
Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that the oracle card GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION brings us this week. GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION is from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall.
The Gifts Of The Week Ahead
Did you know that, energetically speaking, what you focus on is what you draw to you?
The energies around us are very sensitive to our thoughts and emotions right now. So, if you focus on problems and what is making you unhappy, and speak only about those things, you will be contributing to magnifying those vibrations in the world.
But there is another way. This week helps you redirect your focus to what is already good in your life, using the skills of gratitude and appreciation.
You may be wondering if it is appropriate to feel grateful and happy when the world around you is full of suffering, or if there is suffering in your own life. The truth is that there has always been suffering, and there will always be suffering – it is part of the human condition. But maintaining a focus on gratitude, especially in tough times, and while still acknowledging the difficulty and tragedy around you, helps you to develop emotional resilience and better coping skills.
Gratitude is the act of being thankful or actually giving thanks for the good that is in your life. It’s also a feeling that sits in your heart – so tune in this week – where are you feeling grateful? Allow that feeling of gratitude, and being aware of your blessings, to fill your heart and then radiate that feeling throughout your body, and if it is strong enough, out into the world around you. Know that the more you feel and practice gratitude, the more you will find to be grateful for in your life.
Appreciation is an act of mindfulness – where you involve your senses and dwell in the moment to assess and enjoy something with which you are actively engaged. It could be pausing with that first sip of coffee, lingering in a hug, closing your eyes and upturning your face to the sun, thinking for a moment of how lucky you are to have someone or something in your life and why you feel that way.
This week the acts of Gratitude and Appreciation will allow you to send positive energies out into the world, drawing more of those same energies back into the flow of your life.
So, no matter what your world looks like this week, choose gratitude and live from appreciation and you will be contributing to a surge in positive vibrations.
Supportive crystals this week
Clear Quartz lifts your vibration and opens you to flow. It is a highly spiritual stone, encouraging self-reflection and helpful for hearing messages and receiving signs or direction that can assist you on your journey. A clear quartz point or cluster will be extra supportive for you this week! Carnelian gives increased feelings of self-acceptance, creativity, energy and practical inspiration. Amazonite (pictured) helps you to live bravely and from your heart. It will boost self-confidence and self-worth. Garnet enhances your ability to be open to abundance and creativity, and promotes self-expression and self-confidence.
Helpful Essential Oils
Essential oils that promote heart opening, gratitude and mindfulness are what this week calls for.
My top picks are:
- Rose or Ylang Ylang for their heart chakra activation and beautiful fragrance
- Lavender for relaxation and calming energies
- Geranium for emotional well-being, creativity and allowing yourself to experience pleasure
- Vanilla, or blends with Vanilla in them – for peace, tranquility and a sense of abundance
- Bergamot for abundance, joy and positivity
These oils can be used singly or they can be blended for your diffuser – they all work beautifully together.
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Meanwhile, this week at the farm we are enjoying a cold change, and we’ve finally moved the wheelbarrow of wood to the back door so we have a ready supply for the fireplace. It’s time for long walks with the dogs, soup and home-baked bread picnics in front of the fire, and endless cups of tea to hug and keep our hands warm when the wind blows.
The lawn is full of dandelions, and so I’m making plenty of wishes too!
I’m also trying out some new recipes, and choosing one draw, box or shelf to tidy each day. It feels good to be nesty, and snug at home right now.
Sending you love, dandelion wishes and snuggle-dy hugs, Nicole xx
2 thoughts on “The Power of Gratitude – Monday Oracle 4 May 2020”
There are so many things to be grateful for. Big ones and tiny ones.
Oh the illustration on this card is just pure delight! <3