Daily Angel Oracle Card: Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Artwork by Eugene Smith
Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad: “Did you know that the most successful people of your time nap? Resting one’s mind and body does wonders for the creative energy of the soul. It is in this stillness that we can remove ourselves from the workings of the physical world and just allow things to fall into place, without our constant interference. Sometimes the best course of action is no action at all. Just for today, take a load off and rest those weary bones.”
~ Message Form the Zombie Toad
“The Sonoran Desert Toad, aka the Zombie Toad, got its nickname from the fact that it spends most of its life buried underground, in a state of hibernation. The only thing that can wake this Toad up and get him to come above ground is the rain. When the monsoons hit the deserts of the southwest, this triggers and internal alarm in the Toads and lets them know it is time to rise and shine. The Toad, much like the Four Of Swords, knows when to act and when to lie in wait. Sometimes you just have to wait until the time is right. Acting before you need to could not only be a waste of energy, it could be dangerous. Now is the time for stillness, to rest and increase the amount of naps you take. It may even be the time to take an actual retreat.”
Business and Career: “The saying ‘Get out of your own way’ rings loud and true for this card. Now is not the time to push; instead, it is time to do nothing at all. Stop whatever it is you are doing and just allow things to fall into place.”
Family and Relationships: “Do you need to stop and let others look after you for a change? Allow yourself to lean on others, or to let those around you play a bigger part than you have allowed them to in the past. Take yourself out of the action for a while and see what happens.”
Health and Well Being: “This card can literally mean rest. So for now, put your feet up and allow your body the rest and recovery it craves. This is not the time to push yourself to your limits; instead lie down, sleep, dream and heal.”
Card of the Day Journal Prompts:
“-What are you afraid will happen if you are not there to control everything?
-Where can you include more down time in your schedule?
-If you could go anywhere for a vacation, where would you choose to go and why?”*
~ By Leeza Robertson
We are being reminded again of the power of rest and relaxation. Not every moment has to be scheduled. Not every moment must be productive, at least in the typical sense. It is time to take a break, have a siesta. Breathe. Dream. Allow your body, mind and spirit to heal.
We push ourselves every moment of every day. We have high expectations of what we should accomplish in a day, a week a month. We get exhausted and overwhelmed. And yet we keep going until we are completely burned out. Believe me, I know. I am totally guilty of burning the candle at both ends. Sometimes it seems never ending all the things I must try to accomplish. The responsibilities piling up. Sometimes we just need a break. Even if it is just for an hour or two of yoga; music; breathing; a hot bath; time alone to do what you love to do. Slowly. Mindfully. Relishing the time instead of being under pressure constantly.
This is the gift of the Zombie Toad. Rest. Relax. Take it easy. Breathe. Let it all come to you.