This month’s theme is about giving and sharing, and this week’s card is a great reminder of one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves and others: OPENNESS
Sounds great… but what exactly is openness? Openness manifests in all sorts of different ways but it always does one thing: invites energy IN instead of repelling it.
Think of someone with an open mind willing to listen to your side of the story, or think about how some people feel really open and accepting and have open, friendly faces instead of pinched, closed or angry ones. Or what about the person who is open to ideas? Openness is all about having an open and willing heart.
Why is that so important? Because if we are going to get what we want (new relationships, jobs, opportunities, abundance, etc.) openness is required to attract what we want and to take the practical steps needed to make progress. If you’re not open, after all, you’re going to feel that energy manifest as boredom, frustration, pessimism, feeling hopeless, lost, agitated, antsy, or dull.
Giving the gift of openness is a great way to increase your OWN open heart or help yourself open up if you’re feeling closed down or pinched up. Spend a little time this week brainstorming about how you feel when you’re open and how you have given that openness to other people in the past. Next, think about some ways that you could give the gift of openness to others and yourself.
Maybe for you that means being really open with your spouse and having a great conversation. Maybe you’ll decide that being frustrated is holding you back and you want to give yourself permission to wiggle your toes in the sand and just be open to whatever is coming, whenever it comes. Maybe you’ll open your wallet or heart or kitchen to someone who needs you this week. Maybe you’ll open yourself up to the possibility of having fun doing something totally different than your normal routine. Maybe you’ll open yourself to possibilities you haven’t known or seen yet.
Being open means you’re not focusing on what hasn’t worked before, or on the timeline or manner that your mind suggests, but rather that you’re up for what’s coming without judgements or preconceptions about what that will be. I hope you get and GIVE the gift of openness this week
About this deck: The Original Angel Cards: Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake is a set of 72 playfully illustrated, tiny cards for inspiration, creativity, meditation and more. It is published by Allegro Corporation.