Horse of a different… (card of the week 19th, May 2014)



card 5.19.2014

Most people know I don’t really gravitate towards decks that are too twee, fairy-strewn or “unicorn-y”, but I bought this deck at a fair a few years ago.. on purpose!   I wanted to find some decks that could open up creativity and problems solving with parents and children.       See?  Everyone can be different or surprising.   (It’s also in keeping with the motif of this month, using decks I don’t often use or aren’t the usual)

And that’s what this little Unicorn fella is all about this week.   Sometimes the advice we give to children, is the very advice that we, as adults, need to hear  the most.   From our grade-school training we know (or should) that it’s ok to have freckles, it’s ok to be in a wheelchair, it’s OK to be something other than the usual,  that kind of difference is “obvious” –  but how often do you catch yourself  not applying this rule when it comes to yourself and following your OWN unique path that is unlike anyone else’s?

Here’s an example I hear a lot:  “It seems to me that everyone I know is getting married or having a baby.”     or  “Other people who have tried to attempt x,y,z have had a hard time and failed.”       — instead of allowing ourselves to have our OWN unique experience, we’re often looking to other people as if gathering tons of anecdotal information has something to do with what we will experience.   It doesn’t.      Your unique, different, one-of-a-kind pathway and way of being is yours alone.       At times you’ll have the experience of others, but NOT ALWAYS!   Allow yourself to be different and remember that different doesn’t mean worse.      You will never figure out what’s possible for YOU, by finding out what’s possible for other people.

Comparing yourself to anyone else won’t make your path better, faster, more successful or in any way different. What it will do (if your comparisons are silent competition) is make you feel BAD about yourself and defeated about your own unique path.     See how that works?    The fear part of ourselves really doesn’t want to win the game because that means taking risks and and believing in ourselves even when we DON’T know what’s around the corner.

This week, embrace anything about you that is DIFFERENT, unique, or happening on your own special time-table.    You do not have to be like anyone else in order to be totally, absolutely, perfect.   Also… if you find yourself in a relationship or circumstance this week that isn’t what you’ve come to expect over the last many years, maybe that “different”  thing that is happening right now is a GOOD thing in the long run!


About this deck:   Magical Unicorn Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue Ph.D. is published by HAY HOUSE.     Most of my Virtue decks are gifts or review decks, but this is one of the few I sought out on my own.    This 44 card deck is especially tailored towards children and contain cards relating to the themes of childhood.  Whimsical unicorns will appeal to kids and kids at heart.