Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Saints and Angels Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D: St. Therese of Lisieux ~ Steady Progress
St. Therese of Lisieux ~ Steady Progress (Little Flower): You have been making steady progress, and it is important for you to recognize that his progress (not perfection) is what is important. This is a message for you to appreciate how much you have already achieved and how many people you have helped along the way. Keep your focus away from any lapses that you think you have made. Guilt and regrets never helped anyone, so let them go today.
You are also asked to forgive yourself for what you think you have done or not done. St. Therese did not live a life of spiritual perfection (she often fell asleep or was distracted during her prayers, for example.) Yet she insisted that it is the “little ways” of steady progression that connects us with God and Heaven. She wrote: “Learn and grow from your challenges, but do not let them stop you from your devotion or spiritual path.”
St.Therese was born in Lisieux, France, in 1873 and became a Carmelite Nun along with two of her sisters. Therese began having mystical experiences, which she wrote about (only because her mother superior ordered her to do so) in an autobiography called “the Story of a Soul.” Many miraculous cures of ailments such as ulcers, tuberculosis, and arthritis are attributed to St. Therese’s intercession. Upon her deathbed, she promised to send roses as a sign of her presence and devotion, so she is often referred to as “Little Flower.”*
We can be so hard on ourselves, forgetting to use the same compassion that we would to a loved one or family member in need of support and acceptance. We can focus on our thoughts on past injustices and have an inner dialogue of negativity; berating ourselves for mistakes or poor decisions we have made in the past. Imagine if we turned all that around? Imagine if we had a continual positive dialogue playing in our heads, of all the wonderful stuff we had achieved, how many people we had helped and how incredible and promising our future is looking? What a huge difference in perspective!
We are here, in our material existence, to experience this life with all of our physical senses. We work on raising our vibration, seeing the positive, looking for miracles and remaining optimistic, yet there are times when we “fall off the wagon” and just feel the lower energy emotions; frustration, irritation, envy, anger, or resentment. So then what? Are we not spiritual anymore? Are we not worthy? Quiet the opposite, we are only human and if we can feel compassion for ourselves, recognizing instantly that our emotions are telling us that we are going in the wrong direction from where we would like to be vibrationally, we have the opportunity to fix it, right then and there! Every feeling is a sign to us, from our soul or higher self, to our conscious waking mind. Feeling light, carefree, joyful and passionate signals that you are on the right path vibrationally; anything is possible. Feeling heave, upset, frustrated, anxious or angry is a sign that you have taken a fork in the road, you are now heading in the opposite direction from your dreams and desires. So what do you do in this case? Grab the steering wheel and get back on course!! Breathe, take a few moments to ground yourself, speak your truth, follow your heart, ask for Divine Guidance or intervention. Know that you are worthy, know that you are love and know that this too shall pass, and something much better is on it’s way to you. Then work on being the vibrational magnet to your heart’s desire, one thought, one feeling at a time!