Daily Angel Oracle Card: Goose, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer
Goose: “Take time to recuperate rather than continuing your striving.”
“The irony of this is that by resting and conserving your energy, you can actually mobilize your internal resources for the next cycle of work and accomplish that much more. In this fast-paced world with all of its pressures that impinge upon you, it is difficult to take regular periods of time off, yet it is critical to your health and well being to do so. Let this rest period be an opportunity when you do the things that help your body recover from the stresses and strains of your most recent activities. Sleep in, get a massage, spend some time playing with a friend, take a salt bath, get out of town and explore the woods – anything that will bring you peace of mind.
At the conclusion of a long spell of continuous, stressful activity, even when it has been productive, many people do not allow themselves a period of respite, and instead jump into yet another task right away without relaxing and enjoying the fruits of their labor. It is most unnatural, but in a caffeinated society where technology has created instant access to phones, emails, and the internet, it is easy to give away your power of choice by reacting to a false sense of immediacy and urgency to these trappings of civilization. Turn off your phone and computer, and enjoy the sunset. These periods of rest need not be lengthy, but you do need to implement them – especially right now.
Associations For This Card: Perseverance; Migration; Levelheadedness; Loyalty; Family; Determination; Resourcefulness; Quest; Integrity; Purposefulness; Imprinting; Compassion; Conservation.”*
– Stephen D Farmer
This is the calm before the storm, not in a scary way though, it is just a reprieve, a breather. You have accomplished a lot spiritually and mentally lately, and this is your reward… a few moments to yourself. Take them, and use them well. It’s OK to allow yourself to relax, in fact, it’s mandatory. You need this break.
It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, although if that is your reality right now, go for it!! It can be a bath, a yoga class, a meditation, or a quiet walk. The important part is that it feels restorative to you, so choose something that feels luxuriant and special to you, a little gift for all your hard work lately and a recharge of your batteries for all that is on the way now.
This reprieve will be brief, there is so much coming now. It is a time to ground and reconnect with your Soul and spirit. Slow down and smell the flowers, literally… they are trying to get your attention!
Get out of the fast lane and just Be.