Two cards this week (including one “jumper”) and they go so perfectly together and are great clues about how to be our most giving and receptive selves.
Being easy going is something the adult, productive, disciplined get-things-done side of ourselves doesn’t usually embrace, but that skill is plays a huge role in things coming to us easily! You can get more done, see more opportunities, and be more receptive if you let go a little bit.
This week being flexible might be a necessity. December is an intense energy month and an intense time when a lot of people celebrate holidays and there’s more “hubbub” happening than normal. There are parties to go to, food to make, presents to wrap, family to deal with… and even if you don’t do any of those things, you have to deal with the people who do. Things might not go the way you originally think or hope that they will. Being flexible will let you roll with what’s going on and get things done anyway.
No matter what the situation, not expecting things to be a certain way can help you embrace things as they are and that can help you enjoy yourself a lot more. For example, we don’t always get the wonderful family and friends of TV sit-coms, we get the human, flawed ones we’ve got. Not every gift or meal can be Martha Stewart-esque and not every get together is going to be like a Hallmark movie where everyone hugs and sings at the end. But, some of the very best things come out of imperfection.
Playfulness sees innocence where our reasoning minds are hardened and practical. Playfulness is not only about having fun but also in seeing the humour in every day things. One of my favourite winter/holiday memories is of a terrible blizzard that hit one year as we planned to visit an out of state aunt. What began as a huge disappointment ended up being a snow-fort building, hot-chocolate making, casserole building great time.
The best way to RECEIVE (and give) is to not have a rigid and inflexible idea about how things should be. This week, budge and give a little bit. Be playful, let life surprise you, make messy but delicious cookies and do something unexpected. Or maybe you can shake things up and introduce a little bit of flexibility and fun to your family and friends.
Have a great 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.