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Moving Into Gratitude

This post is for my 04/20/23 Group Distance Reiki Session. If you are reading this at any time please know the energy and message, as it resonates, is perfect for you.


I’ve been sitting with a cold for several days, so for todays session I thought I’d try something different. Since my body is already experiencing some unique and intensified sensations I turned to Oracle cards for guidance, receptivity and direction. I drew three cards throughout the session, all surrounded by Reiki energy while holding space for their number, picture, and word. I shuffled the deck between these mini sessions and didn’t dive into the descriptive guidance or affirmation until now/for write up. Today’s cards are from Sandra Anne Taylor’s “Energy Oracle Cards” deck, and I have included her full descriptions and individual images below, but first, here is the final spread:



The reversed Appreciation card and imagery led me into curving and infinity-symbol shaped energetic movements, along the edges of heart-shaped flowers. There was an upward flow and warming with time. While the 15 of Appreciation led to a quick thought of days equal to 1/2 a month, and moon cycles (with the New Moon just yesterday) the drawing of 48 directly connotated months to me, and calculated into 4 years. Then, going into the Angel of Balance wording and energies inspired more specific directive in physical, personal balance. The idea that supplementation may be needed at this time, as well as the idea of expanding awareness wider and wider, free from judgement, to get a clearer picture of where balance may be inspired. And lastly Envy reversed -without any specifics from the numbering- brought imagery of childhood villains, and dark, craggy, very Earthen stones. The childhood aspect released any fear, but more so led to a tie-in with the widening awareness inspired by the Angel of Balance, and maybe looking deeper at what we don’t talk (think) about, what may be considered taboo. It felt very grounding. In retrospect with the final reading it is also clear that some energetic corners were turned, as we moved from a (reversed) lack of appreciation into a (reversed) lack of envy; a lack of lack mindset. So I hope this momentum will stay with you as you move forward embracing both Gratitude and Balance.


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Today's Cards

all from Sandra Anne Taylor's "Energy Oracle Cards" deck


#15 APPRECIATION

Choosing Gratitude

Reversed The Appreciation card reversed is warning that you’re missing some important opportunities. You’ve lost your sense of gratitude and have gotten caught up in the prickly brambles of negativity, and possibly even despair. Stop focusing on what you don’t have, even if it seems to be a lot. Instead, find something to appreciate about yourself and your life. Choose to focus on the little things with gratitude and acknowledgment. Your refusal to appreciate even the small pleasures will cause them to drop from your hands and keep you stuck in some of your problem patterns, causing you to lament your lack even more. Let go of this negative focus and spend some time every day acknowledging what you have to be grateful for. Remember, the more you appreciate your life, the more your life will appreciate in value. AFFIRMATION: I choose to see and appreciate the beauty and value around me. I increase my gratitude every day, and I am attracting even more to be grateful for.

#48 ANGEL OF BALANCE Being Centered and Self-Honoring in Your Choices

Upright This loving presence holds a pitcher of liquid light in front of the pyramids, reminding you that a strong destiny relies on a solid foundation of personal balance and emotional equanimity. Although things may have been out of sync in the past, this card is telling you that a greater equilibrium is now coming to your life. Remain conscious about how you are balancing your goals and your physical and emotional energy as well. Whenever you feel yourself getting off center or losing focus, call upon this beautiful angel and bring her intention into your heart center. Your intuition will lead you in the right direction, and the angel will guide you to a peaceful and centered approach. AFFIRMATION: I live a balanced, and sent her life. As I care for myself, the Universe cares for me also.

#20 ENVY

Lack, Dissatisfaction Reversed This card reversed heralds a great time of joy and appreciation. Your choice to shift your focus from future longing to present gratitude creates a significant difference in your energy field, and moves out in a dramatic and radiant way to attract more to you. You know that you can keep your eye on future goals without losing sight of your present gifts. So continue to release any old feelings of envy or lack whenever those thoughts or emotions come up. You’re well on your way to a completely gratifying life, and your genuine acknowledgment of the value within and around you will only keep drawing more value to you. AFFIRMATION: I let go of lack. I look at the blessings in my life with joy and satisfaction. I am glad.

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