Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer: Ocean
Ocean: “Ebb and Flow”
“The ebb and flow of Life is never more clearly represented than in the oceans’ movements. The tides of these great bodies of water rise and fall in regular rhythms, and the waves continue to roll to the shores in endless and varied patterns, just as they have been doing for millions of years and will continue to do so for millions more.
These tides and waves maintain a relative predictability unless other unforeseeable forces of Nature intervene, which have been known to happen. Hurricanes and earthquakes, for instance, can have a dramatic effect on the characteristics of both tides and the waves. The oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth, and the human body averages a composition of 70 percent water. They dynamic gravitational interaction of the sun and moon that moves these massive bodies of water and creates the shifting tides also affects our human bodies in ways that we respond to instinctually, often having a great deal more influence over our moods and emotional states that we are aware of.
An important aspect in the art of living is to move with the ebb and flow of your emotions, joining their fluidity but not being captured by it. It is also not necessary to become obsessed with any particular fluctuation in mood or feeling. They are simply emotions, often activated in ways that are completely beyond your understanding. When you neither minimize not exaggerate the intensity and importance of your emotions, you then have a greater sense of when and how to express them.
You have been fighting the ebb and flow of your own feelings – denying your hurt, anger, or sorrow – by either attaching yourself to one of the other and nurturing it as if it were a nursing child, or else smoothing over your feelings with more practiced responses that deny and hide what is going on beneath the surface of your expression. When you attempt to constrict yourself from experiencing your emotions, it is much like trying to stem the tides that grow even more forceful with every attempt humans make to control them. Allow yourself to swim with these variations rather than resisting them.”*
It’s so easy to get swept up in our emotions and have them ruin your whole day. One minute everything is going well, you are running on time, and the next minute you are stuck in traffic, you are late, and you are MAD!!! Then you rush in to your doctor’s appointment only to find that you have to wait another hour, which throws off your whole day. It builds up until you experience stress, the cortisol pumping through your veins and you are thinking negative thoughts about how everything always goes wrong and how could this stuff only happen to you. It can have many scenarios, but it’s the feeling that makes the difference. If we can stop, breathe and go with the flow, like it or not, if we can’t actually change the situation, we still live through the same thing, but we feel so much different. We don’t let it snow ball into “one of those days” we nip those low vibrational negative energies in the bud and keep breathing.
So, how do you go from “stressed to blessed”? Well, you breathe when you want to scream, you look at your situation and find the humor in it, you let it slide off you and you keep on keeping on. Easier said than done? That’s when you ask for some help! Send a beacon of thanks out. Expressing gratitude instantly shifts your perspective from “feeling sorry for the lot you have been given in life” to.. graciousness. Call in your angels, ask for help in transmuting negative thoughts to positive, ask for a jump start in the vibrational department. It works. Promise! Archangel Michael is usually my go to Archangel for “emergencies” concerning my head feeling like it’s about to pop off due to stress… but any of your angels, in fact, the one who just popped into your head is the right one, you can never get that wrong!
Imagine a big energetic vacuum cleaner swooping down from heaven and literally sucking up all that icky low vibrational negative energy like a big black storm cloud hanging out over your head… whoosh it’s gone!! Then imagine a rainbow of bright shimmery light coming down straight through your crown chakra right through all your chakras and through your feet into the Earth. Breathe. Tip your head back, palms open and receive all that big loving energy. Then put a smile on your face and go make someone’s day. It’s a whole lot better than stressing now isn’t it?