Daily Angel Oracle Card: Remembrance, from the Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno
Remembrance: Resurfacing of past feelings and emotions.”
“It is said that all that we have is the present. This that is true, it is also true that in essence, pat, present and future are all one. We are connected energetically to both past and future. Life is an evolving story and where we are now is a result of where we have been. This card signifies that past feelings and emotions are resurfacing from deep within you and you may find yourself on an emotional roller coaster over the coming days. Do not fight it, this is all fine. It is important to occasionally remember and honour your past, for it is part of your, part of your soul’s journey. Yet remember to honour every part of it. regardless of whether you perceive some parts to be good or bad, for in some way every experience has helped to expand your understanding and appreciation of life. Occasionally reflecting on the past is healthy, just as giving some thought to your future is wise. However, excessive preoccupation with either only serves to rob you of the present moment.
I bless my past and I am grateful for every experience,
for every experience has helped me expand my understanding of love.
My life is forever unfolding as it should; the past, the present and the future are one.
I honour and respect my feelings and emotional, for they are part of my story.”*
– Toni Carmine Salerno
The healing process we are undergoing right now is asking that we look closely at patterns we may be stuck in due to past experiences. This does not mean that we must relive any pain that we may have been through; simply that we must acknowledge that we have allowed the past to dictate our present emotional state for long enough. We may have brought forth feelings from past experiences that do not “fit” with current people or situations, and it is hurtful to those in our present. For example, you may have experienced betrayal in a relationship, bullying in school or the workplace, or had a parent or strong guardian figure try to control your life. What happened in the past was painful for you, and you are trying to protect yourself from this happening… EVER AGAIN… in the future. So, in order to do this, you have built walls keeping people at a safe distance, or you have already built in the belief that this is probably, at some point, going to happen again. This is not necessarily true; unless you have unwittingly drawn the same situation to you again in a pattern; in which case you must find the lesson, learn it and release the pattern.
If your ex cheated on you, that does not mean that your current spouse will. If your lesson is to love and respect yourself and know that you are worthy of unconditional love and acceptance, then maybe you will have to repeat this lesson until you say “ENOUGH!!!” and have the strength to walk away and never repeat this pattern again. If your last boss was a jerk and you were scared to stand up for yourself and you are now faced with yet another jerk, then maybe your lesson is to learn to stand your ground and speak your truth.
Take some time to reflect on past choices, perceived mistakes and hurts and ask yourself how they have, or are affecting your current choices and life circumstances. Is it possible that you have “outgrown” this situation or assumption? Breathe through any pain that comes up, and allow yourself to feel forgiveness for those involved. When you are ready, exhale forcefully several times, asking the Universe to take this pain from you and transmute it, once and for all. Thank your higher self for the lesson, and consciously decide to move on. Look at your current situations and see where you may have used protective armor or strategies to protect yourself from reliving the pain. What can you change, today, that would allow this situation to have a clean slate? See yourself with a large pair of scissors, carefully cutting away the veil of the past and discarding it. See yourself removing the “past glasses” you have been wearing, the ones where you looked through and only saw what had come before.
Open your eyes and see that every moment, ever detail and every aspect of your life is created and recreated by you. Starting now.
Your mind is your paintbrush, your thoughts are your vibrant colours. What do you choose to create?