The card I drew this morning is titled Reflection. I love this card, because it's a wonderful reminder of something that I often forget to be conscious of. This idea behind this card is that what we perceive and experience in our outer world (physical reality) is simply a reflection of what is going on within ourselves. I sometimes forget to be aware of this.
This concept is something I enjoy looking for throughout the day. It's quite interesting to look at my circumstances from this perspective, aware that what is happening to/around me is actually "reality" reflecting myself back at me. If I'm experiencing something great, I can look for the source of it that is already housed inside of me. If something undesirable is going on, I can become a detective and look within to find the discomfort that is the basis of the negative outer reflection.
Not only can I investigate current circumstances in this way, but I can also be more aware of the emotions I am feeling at any given time, so that I can better mold my future reality. If I'm feeling unnecessarily negative, I can nip it in the bud before I start seeing it play out in my world. And if I'm feeling fantastic, I can look forward to seeing it manifest physically.
So yeah, I love the Reflection card, as it is useful in snapping me out of my automated living, and makes me more conscious and aware of what I'm creating.
After drawing this card, I saw yesterday's card still propped up on my dresser. I put it back in the deck and shuffled. I often get repeating cards with this deck, so I wanted to give it a chance to reappear again today. But the card I drew was Sacred Heart, which was the card my youngest daughter had drawn moments earlier for herself. I thought that was a sweet synchronicity, and emphasized the theme of love for us today.
I thought it was neat that in the Reflection passage, the last line of the included affirmation is: "Each negative thought or feeling is automatically transformed to love", then I pulled Sacred Heart, which is a natural continuation of that affirmation (though it's actually the card which directly precedes Reflection in the deck). The Sacred Heart card is about passion, love and spiritual communion. This tells me that what I need to focus on reflecting today is love. I will shine love onto everything I encounter today, good or bad. Love has the power to amplify wonderful things, and diffuse negative experiences. I know this to be a personal truth, as I have experienced both firsthand.
Deck: Gaia Oracle (by Toni Carmine Salerno, published by Blue Angel Gallery)
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