Accepting What Is

Accepting What Is, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn
Accepting What Is, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Accepting What Is, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Accepting What Is: “I accept and embrace my inner majesty”

Card Meaning: “Accept your life in all its configurations. Know that every moment, situation, and event has profound value… even if it does not seem like it. Accept your inner majesty. Be present. You are magnificent and wondrous beyond measure. Embrace all parts of yourself.

The Universe Wants You To Know: “It is an act of both power and faith to love, honor, and accept what is. At times it can be challenging to truly accept what is occurring in your life. When you do so, however, you affirm that there is a plan for your life and that everything is working for your highest good. Accepting “what is” does not mean that you can’t work to change it, because you can. It does mean that there is gentle, yet profound, awareness that every experience can support your highest good and spiritual evolution.

If there is something you just can’t accept, start by gently acknowledging the fact that you can’t accept it. As you increase your own acceptance in life, this will help others be at peace in their own lies.

Questions to ask yourself: Is there anything that I’m not accepting in my life? How can I embrace myself and my life even more? Where will my life’s journey take me, if I truly honor every aspect of “what is”?*

~ by Denise Linn

As much as we wish for things to be great all the time, and use positive intentions and high vibrations to attract the life of our dreams; there will always be ups and downs; there will always be things that are beyond our control; and there will always be people around us making choices we may not agree with. This is the way of the physical plane of existence, this dimension we currently reside in. It is all about polarity and balance. When we get really out of whack, it is because we are missing the balance, and we are missing the coping skills to get us through the less comfortable aspects of our reality.

Having compassion for our adventure, for our experiences, and for our choices, whether they have been ideal or not, is the first step to finding lasting peace. Knowing that we are learning as we go, that somethings are inevitable, and that we are doing the best we can with the tools we have will bring much needed calm and centeredness. Acknowledging and accepting what are lives look like now, and taking responsibility for it, allows us to make space for change where change is needed. It puts us in the drivers seat, allowing us to steer our lives in the direction of our desires, rather than always feeling we are in the backseat… the victim.

Take a few moments to yourself, right now if possible, stand with feet shoulder width apart and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and extend your arms straight out to your sides, parallel to your shoulders, palms facing forwards. Take (at least!) three deep breaths, and each time, as you inhale bring your arms out as wide as possible, even if they are slightly  behind you, palms facing forwards, fingers splayed out. Inhale as fully, deeply and slowly as possible, right into your belly. Feel your ribcage expand. See the air filling every cell of your body with light. As you exhale, bring your palms together in prayer position in front of your heart. On the last, biggest, deepest breath, instead of stopping in prayer, embrace yourself in a hug, staying here for an additional three deep breaths. Smile while you embrace yourself like a dear, cherished friend. Finish by inhaling and bringing your hands back to prayer position in heartspace. See your whole body full of light, glowing.

Do this simple exercise every morning when you wake up,  while setting your intention for the day. Use it to end every evening in forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, and most importantly, unconditional love.

It just might change your life.


*Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

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