Daily Angel Oracle Card: Acceptance, from the Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno
Acceptance: “Acceptance is the key word for you at the moment. You have the power to heal and bring balance to an area of your life that is causing you you concern by accepting things as they are. Do not try to change that which is beyond your power to change. Focus instead of that over which you do have power. You have power over the way you react to the events in your life. Adopting an accepting attitude will help you regain your sense of inner peace. There is no point worrying about something if worrying about it will make no difference. Beliefs that the forces of life are with you and not against you. Make the most of what you have, instead of wishing you had more. However, acceptance does not mean that you need to give up on your dreams, hopes or aspirations, just know that there is a higher purpose to things and trust that all will work out for your highest good and for the highest good of all concerned.”*
– Toni Carmine Salerno
There are things we can change, and things that will not change no matter how much we suffer over them. We can change aspects of our own selves and our own lives; but we cannot change someone else. We can shift our perception, open our minds and accept the things we cannot change, and this will lead to a greater sense of awareness and deep inner peace.
We can choose not to associate with people who are negative, or who stress us out or drain our energy. We can choose to leave a job that no longer feels fulfilling, with faith that we can support ourselves elsewhere. We can choose to pursue the things in life that bring us joy, make time for those we love and find ways to give back. All these will improve our everyday reality.
We cannot choose to change someone else. There is no point in finding potential in them that they may continue to be unaware of themselves. We cannot make someone see our point of view if their minds and hearts are closed. We can only accept them as they are, and hope that they will do the same for us, knowing that they are just in a different place on their journey than we are presently.
We can choose to accept ourselves, body, mind and spirit. We can choose love over criticism when we look in the mirror. We can choose to look at our half full or overflowing cups rather than what seems to be lacking. The joy this will bring is bound to attract more (and more~). We can choose to unplug and get outside, where the real beauty lies. We can choose to incorporate moments of silence and contemplation along the way.
We can choose to have a beautiful and fulfilling journey, no matter what may be going on around us.
Acceptance from every angle.