"angels ... are consistent, patient and gentle: messages from the Divine are always so.
While I found a comfort level, family and friends haven’t always agreed. In a moment of compassion for a cousin who was going through a very trying and difficult time, I pulled some cards for her and wrote a long letter of encouragement and angel insights, hoping to assuage some of her pain. What I received back pricked my heart and brought tears to my eyes -- and not in a good way. She would pray for me to see "the truth."
And, with some distance and gentle thought on the matter, I hope she does. I am not afraid of prayers said for or about me. I am open to the voice of God, the Divine, Creator, Universe, and I welcome enlightenment from wherever or whoever presents it. Everything is for my development, the refinement of my faith and the opening of heart and mind. In truth, it’s ALL good.
So imagine my delight when my daughter plopped on my bed one night and asked me to pull a card for her. I love that she was open to asking and receiving, and that she trusted me to honor her and her request. I told her to choose a deck to which she answered that I had too many. Now any angel therapist would probably answer that there’s no such thing as too many card decks. Each has its own nuance, energy and flavor: each perfectly suited for a specific person, place or time. After some rummaging, she came up with the Archangels Oracle Deck by Doreen Virtue (her decks are my most favorite because they are filled with so much love and high vibrating energy). I shuffled, cleared and blessed the deck and then pulled one card: Gentleness ~ Archangel Sandalphon. The message says: “Be very gentle with yourself at this time. Surround yourself with gentle people, situations, and environments.”
We talked about what this meant to her in relation to her life and current situation. Then I shared that I really liked pulling cards for others, because there is always a message for me as well. The Law of Attraction means that I will draw to me people, situations and circumstances that resonate with my current vibration. If I drew someone to me who wanted a card reading, it means I have something in common with that person’s question or situation. Also, it would be beneficial to pay attention to the answers that person gets, because there is something important for me to learn or consider as well.
Everyone has the ability to “read” for themselves. It isn’t necessary to pay for someone else who is an “expert.” Everything we need for our guidance, help and growth is already inside of us. You can call it the Holy Spirit, the spark of Divinity or your spiritual GPS. Whatever you call it, each of us has this gift within us. As she was leaving, my daughter jokingly asked if I wanted her to pull a card for me. I answered absolutely YES because she is just as capable of sharing messages as any other person. She got serious, did her own blessing/clearing/shuffling thing and pulled… Archangel Sandalphon – Gentleness! Why am I not surprised? Because angels are just cool like that and they are consistent, patient and gentle: messages from the Divine are always so.
I am a sacred seed, growing in the Divine garden: I am gently tended, lovingly encouraged and tenderly nurtured. A faithful gardener doesn’t trample her new seedlings; the joy of her heart. Instead she carefully gives them the exact care, nourishment and protection they need, not to just grow: but to THRIVE.
The angels who are God’s love in action, are exactly the same way with us, faithfully reaching and teaching and encouraging through whichever channel on the dial we pay attention to. So try angel cards, try walking a labyrinth, try meditation, try contemplative prayer. Watch for butterflies, angel clouds, pennies from Heaven or synchronicities.
Open your eyes, your ears and especially your heart:
Love, Guidance and Support are all around you.
Can you hear me now?
Hopes Restored, Spirits Lifted
Shauna ♥ Nouhra
Angel Therapy Practitioner
Cert by Doreen Virtue PhD
Kona, Hawaii 2008
Reiki Master 2014