Daily Angel Oracle Card: Reaction, From The Sacred Earth Oracle, by Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams, artwork by Helena Nelson-Reed
Earthly Meaning: “Denial, numbness, or misplacement have compounded unresolved emotions. An emotional reaction may have knocked things off-balance. Beneath the surface, things may have been off-balance for some time. Uncomfortable emotions are powerful signals. Respond with compassion, careful consideration and awareness. Limiting emotions restricts access to truth. The person who can only feel positive emotions does not recognize a villain. The person who only feels anger cannot accept love.”
Spiritual Meaning: “Observe your emotions and consider what they are signalling. To a large extent, how you react and respond to life depends on how you perceive it to be. Step away for a while. Clarity requires balance and detachment. Let love be the catalyst for an enlightened outcome. Accepting your emotional self leads to being calm, composed and blessed in every solution.”
Insight: “Water reacts to cold and heat by changing form. A seed reacts to the presence of water, oxygen and the right temperature by germinating. Plants react to light, vinegar reacts to baking soda and iron reacts to oxygen. Some reactions are instant, some are slow, but they are natural and predictable. Human reactions are much the same. Inhaling pepper will make you sneeze. Peeling onions will make you cry. A baby responds to hunger by crying. Being threatened will trigger a fight, flight or freeze response. Sadness, anger and fear are innate responses to emotional, mental or physical hurt. As children, we expressed those feelings as signals for help, love, comfort or nurture. The capacity to interpret our emotional reactions with awareness is a distinctly human trait. Not responding to your world is not possible. Expecting to manage, control or deny innate reactions out of existence is like continuously turning up the heat and being surprised when the water boils.”*
~ By Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams
Things may not be going as planned. You may have come up against an unexpected block, challenge or obstacle in your journey. What this actually is, is your own unresolved emotions coming back to haunt you.
If you have been too compromising, given too much of yourself or been too lenient with your boundaries, you may be experiencing some regret, frustration or discontent. It is uncomfortable putting boundaries in place after the fact. After they have been pushed past too many times. After you have let them down too far… or not put any in place what so ever…
But this is an important lesson in self-worth. It is proving to you that you are worth your boundaries. That your emotions are important and that they are telling you something about yourself. That you may or may not be admitting to yourself. Boundaries are very important, and you have been too lenient with them. You deserve the respect that comes from implementing them.
Where do you need boundaries in your life right now? In your personal, intimate or family relationships? In your workplace? In your neighbourhood? You will know what resonates. It is time to take charge and put them in place. And remember, it is ok to be firm, using compassion and respect.