Daily Angel Oracle card: Family, from the Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno
Family: “You were born into your family for a reason and a purpose, just as there is reason and a purpose for experiencing all you have experienced to date. Yet, like most of us, you probably believe the myth that all family members should all get along and always be nice to each other. Other families always seem nicer. The truth is that every family experiences similar dynamics in one way of another. Your family is your greatest teacher. every family member will hold at east one trait that you do not like, This fact sets the perfect environment for us to learn to love unconditionally. Later in life you will discover that every perceived negative comes with a positive attached to it. True love often comes with a positive in ways and forms that we initially fail to recognize. Yet with the passing of time you will realize that beneath our individual facades there is only love. Love comes in many forms and it may not always be kind. Reflect on this for it will help you let go of any resentment you have towards your family or a family member. “*
– Toni Carmine Salerno
There is a famous saying that “we can’t pick our relatives” but yet, is this really true? What if we choose them on a Soul level; before we even come to this physical plane of existence? What if we have made agreements with them, Soul contracts? What if, as they are our biggest teachers; we are also theirs? Then it would seem that the more challenge present, the more profound the lesson.
There may be lessons of unconditional love, of self-worth, acceptance, or of trusting in one’s own capabilities for both sides. These can come in varying forms of challenges which must be conquered in order to progress to the next level of consciousness. If we can separate ourselves from the drama, we can uncover the lesson. Then we can incorporate gratitude and forgiveness on a Soul level, allowing both parties to move forward, releasing resentment and anger that may have been holding us back.
Sometimes there is a pattern in the way that we are treated by others. This is because we aren’t getting the lesson! When we see patterns emerge, with us as the consistent factor, we know that something is going on that creates this need for reinforcing the lesson. When we find ourselves in a new relationship only to relive the old pattern with a completely different partner, we must look closely at what is being presented to us. We have the power to break the cycle, but in order to do so, the cycle must first be acknowledged and accepted.
Look closely at your most intimate and family relationships. What is the lesson? Are you receptive to acknowledging this lesson? And are you ready to release it? Look deeply within yourself to find the courage to receive it with gratitude and acceptance.
And then, you can set yourself free.