Daily Angel Oracle Card: Apollo ~ Focus Upon Your Strengths, from the Ascended Masters Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
Apollo ~ Focus Upon Your Strengths, Card Meaning: “This card reminds you to focus upon your strengths and not upon any perceived weaknesses. Your strengths could include your loving heart, pure intentions, people skills, hobbies, or something that you excel in. Even if your talents still need polishing, these are strengths and assets. The more you bless and appreciate your strengths, the stronger they will grow. If you focus upon the so-called weaknesses, they will grow. This card comes to you as a reminder of the importance of viewing yourself with compassion and love. Anytime you find yourself thinking or feeling poorly about yourself, focus upon your strengths instead.
Additional meanings of this card: Use daily positive affirmations to lift your energy and faith. Speak of yourself in positive terms. Begin an exercise program to build and tone your muscles. This is a message of love or healing about a brother or brother figure.
Apollo is the Greek sun god who is the son of Zeus and twin brother of the goddess Artemis. Apollo is a powerful deity who can bring out the sunshine in your life, literally and figuratively. Renowned for his physical strength. Apollo can also act as a personal trainer to motivate your exercise program. He can also help you gain emotional and intellectual strength.”*
– Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
You are stronger than you think! And Apollo is here to work with you in increasing the strengths which make you unique, your own special gifts. These gifts are why you are here. They are the blessings that you chose from a Soul level, knowing that when you came here to the physical plane you would be able to use these to heal those around you and the Earth herself.
The major obstacle for us in sharing our gifts is that our ego gets in the way; full of fears and doubts. It likes to remind us that we aren’t the only ones doing this, that there’s probably not enough left over for us. It tells us that there are others out there who are better at doing what we love, so why bother. It tells us that someone might steal our ideas so we must guard them carefully and not share them. Sometimes it even tells us to base our self-worth on what we look like or what others have told us about ourselves instead of knowing that we are so much more.
When you focus on your strengths, you create more strength. When you believe in yourself enough to try, you create opportunity. When you decide that you have what it takes no matter what anyone may say, you will be flooded with Universal support. This is not about competition, it is not about hoarding secrets. Instead, it is about having faith in the abundance and benevolence of the Universe. There is always more than enough to go around. We need your gifts.