Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish: Simplicity
Simplicity: “Life can sometimes become very complicated. The Simplicity card comes when the demands of life start to overwhelm us.
It is time to get back to basics. It is time to take a time-out, so you have the space to breathe and the quiet to think. It is time for a full assessment of what is and is not working in your life right now. Are you over-filling your plate with too many tasks and errands? Are you involved in a complicated or emotionally draining relationship? Perhaps you have been working too much or taking too many classes – leaving no spare time for you.
The Simplicity card comes to ask that you give your life and evaluation. Take the time-out you need, and start to get clear about what brings you sustenance in your life. While life may never be easy, your life does need to allow for a sense of ease. We can lose our sense of self and our inner connection to Spirit, when we are overwhelmed with the demands and happenings of the world around us.
Spirit is calling you to begin making yourself a priority in your own life. they are asking that you put yourself, and those things which help you feel closer to Source, in front of everything else. You need a reprieve from the chaotic and hectic energy you are experiencing right now.
When you are in touch with yourself and with Source, it helps to make life more manageable. It helps to make life more manageable. It helps you to feel steady on your feet and aids you in removing those things which do not align with your highest good. It also frees your energy so you have plenty to give to those things which you do choose to keep in your life.”*
– Cheryl Lee Harnish
I know that this card really resonates with me, juggling work and kids out of school due to a dragging-on teacher’s strike. When I’m not overwhelmed by my crazy schedule, I am feeling guilty that I may not be spending enough time properly educating my kids! Wavering between making the most of their time off, going for long walks and bike rides, hitting the beach and playing outside and trying to organize some structure and learning. Sigh…
My yoga, meditation and general sanity time has long gone out the window! Yes, I write this blog every single day telling us that we need to meditate and do yoga and BREATHE… and yet, I am here confessing that I have not done much of that lately. I try and sneak a few minutes in here and there, but there is literally no time in my life that seems “uninterrupted” right now; everyone wants a piece of you, be it kids, dogs, parents, husband, etc; thus overwhelm.
Living from a place of gratitude keeps me sane. When I am feeling frustrated that school is still out, or that my kids are bored and fighting, or that as I finish tidying the house I have to start all over again, or that it’s difficult to concentrate on my clients when the kids are a constant presence…. I try to find something in that very moment to feel grateful for. It’s something simple, like the sunshine, our good health, my crystals, this blog, you for reading it. I hold that feeling of appreciation and send it out to the Universe in a bubble of light.
If I’m still feeling overwhelmed I get a hug from the kids or hug the biggest tree I can find. This helps me to remember, it’s the simple things in life that make us happy, and they are all around us. Now that’s abundance.