Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart Oracle Card deck, by John Holland: Open Up
Open Up ~ Key Words: “Withdrawal, blocks, control, release.”
“Sometimes past sorrows cause you to withdraw – both from your emotions and from other people – as a way of preventing further pain. However, this closing up or shutting down prevents a free flow of energy from and to you, interfering with the ability of the Universe to fulfill your desires. When this card appears, it suggests that you may have blocked or closed off your energy field in some way. Have you let sadness or fear prevent you from moving forward into more satisfying, loving relationships? Release this blocking energy by working with affirmations, prayers, and your Spirit Guides. The more you open up your energy field, the sooner you will receive what you desire.
Also watch out for the need to control. For relationships to thrive, the energy must be free flowing. Everyone must have the right to self-expression. When you open yourself up, you allow your relationships to grow and evolve.”*
– John Holland
Burying your emotions to avoid getting hurt is very common for many of us, and sometimes things get buried so deep, that when you accidentally release some of the internal pressure it is like a gyser, or worse a volcano finally erupting after many years. It’s not healthy for anyone concerned. Yet showing our emotions can be hard, feeling that we are vulnerable and taking responsibility for some of the hurt caused, we can feel too guilty to let it out and work through it as necessary during the actual trauma.
I often speak of the importance of forgiveness; both for yourself and others who have hurt you in the past. Starting by forgiving yourself opens up the old wound, cleansing and clearing it once and for all; when you can forgive the other person without judgment; you get the freedom of release. This does not mean justifying the hurt in any way, or thinking that you deserve it; it simply means that you understand the lesson, as hard as it may have been at that time and you are finally ready to move past it and move on with your life. There is really nothing more liberating.
If you are holding on to past hurts in a current relationship, it is time to wipe the slate clean and decide if you can move on. If you are not sure, you must start the same way; with forgiveness for all involved. Then you can move on to asking for Divine Guidance; asking for the best possible outcome for all involved. Watch for signs. Listen to your heart and your intuition…what are they telling you? This is how your angels speak to you; all you need to do is ask for clear guidance and set the intention to be receptive. Leave the rest up to your Spirit Guides; they will never let you down.
Know that whatever you decide will be right for you; look at the lessons learned and see if there are patterns that you need to release in order to move on, either alone or together. Lead with love.
* Psychic Tarot For The Heart Oracle Card deck, by John Holland