Daily Angel Oracle Card: Paravati ~ Positive Change, from the Ascended Masters Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
Paravati ~ Positive Change, Card Meaning: “Your likes and dislikes have changed, and you have outgrown situations that once appealed to you. These are positive developments signaling your spiritual growth. Some of these situations are blessings in disguise, as they are pushing you to make necessary and positive changes. You may feel pushed beyond your comfort zone as multiple areas of your life shift and flux, yet the universe always stands ready to support you with whatever you ask for. Let go and enjoy this ride, because it truly is for the best.
Additional meanings for this card: Let go of procrastination or perfectionism. Break your major goals into baby steps and take one step at a time. Since Paravati is the goddess of mountains, this could be a message to retreat or move to the mountains. Revamp your schedule so that you devote regular time to your priorities. Be assertive in saying no to anything that diverts you from your path.
Paravati (sometimes spelled Parvati) is the Hindu goddess of mountains, marriage, and households. Legend says that Shiva the Hindu god was grief stricken following the death of his first love, Sati, so he retreated to a mountain cave. When Paravati was born in the mountains, Shiva fell in love with her devotion to helping the planet. They became united in love and had a son, Ganesh. Call upon Paravati for solace and solutions to any seeming problem, especially if you are meditating in the mountains.”*
– Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
Saying no is one of the hardest commitments we can make to ourselves if we are people pleasers (yup, that’s me!!). We hate to say no because we feel we are letting someone down; we are inconveniencing them or disappointing them. So we say yes. To everything; whether we have time or not, we make time. Whether we like it or not we suck it up and get on with it, smile in place. Then we wonder why we are totally exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed out and emotionally drained. Go figure!!
I was working myself up to going to a party a couple of years ago that was hosted by people who not only did I feel I had nothing in common with, but who had completely different lifestyles than I live, and also have a tendency to be extremely competitive… with each other and with me. I would run through the various excuses that may work last minute, and then suck it up and go. The night before the party, as I sighed and told a friend what I was in for the next night, she said some magical words to me: “What if you just didn’t go?” I told her I “had” to go. “Why?” she replied. I didn’t have a really good answer for her, it was because I felt I had to… even though I would rather not. She said, what if you decided that you didn’t “have to” anymore? I thought about it… it did have a nice ring to it! I didn’t go. Ever again. And it was fine! They got over it swiftly and eventually stopped inviting me. It was a win win!
I realized in that moment that what I needed more than anything else was to give myself permission to release myself from the obligations that I had set up for myself. And that I really needed to surround myself with supportive, like minded people, not competitive and overbearing people. What a relief!
So, what can you decide, right now, that you are allowed to be released from? What can you walk away from and give yourself some extra time for the things and people you love? It’s a get out of jail free card. And it’s all yours. And I have more if you need them! You may not be able to get out of all of your obligations and responsibilities, but I’m betting that once you shed one or two of the really uncomfortable ones, you will gain the strength and courage to adjust a whole lot more.
Don’t you feel lighter already?