Card: Love & Accept Yourself – from the Angel Prayers Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray.
“You are doing so well on changing your old habits and thoughts that the Angels are now encouraging you to take the next steps along your pathway, which are to approve of yourself and then love who you truly are.”
Message from The Faeries: This time of year can be a bit challenging for some of you. It’s getting close to Christmas, and this can be a very magical and happy time of year, but it can also be a very stressful and emotional time of year. If you are finding yourself easily triggered this week, we think the best thing you can do for yourself is to give yourself a bit of a time out.
Loving yourself isn’t just about looking in the mirror and telling yourself that you love yourself. While, we do think it’s an important exercise that would do you well to practice from time to time, it’s not really what loving yourself is about. In fact, we caution you against falling prey to narcissism. It’s important to feel good in your body and love your physical being, but try not to get too caught up in it. Your body is very temporary, and please treat it very well, but don’t ignore your spirit and your emotional being in the process of loving your body.
Loving and accepting yourself is about being present in the moment with yourself at all times. It’s about listening to all aspects of yourself and taking action. It’s about being present with yourself in this very moment and accepting yourself completely. This means that you aren’t wishing you were someone else, somewhere else. You can look at your entire being and say: This is who I am. This where I am in my journey. I accept who I am. I love who I am becoming. I am looking forward to where I am going.
This holiday season we want to remind you of self-love because we have noticed that a lot of you have this habit of not completely loving yourself. More specifically: you don’t listen to yourself. When you are in uncomfortable social circumstances that are making you unhappy you don’t excuse yourself from it, instead you stay there because you think you have to. We would like you to explore for yourself to the idea that you always have choice. You don’t have to be somewhere if you don’t want to be. If people are being rude to you or you don’t enjoy their company, why would you stay? You aren’t doing yourself , or them, any favours by sticking around.
You are truly loving yourself when you say no to unhealthy social situations and say yes to only spending time with people who will love and accept you for who you are. Spending time with people who don’t really appreciate you is a waste of time and energy that you will never get back, it’s also a sign that you don’t love yourself enough to say no to abusive people and situations. That might sound a bit harsh, but it’s the truth as we see it.
We understand the complexities of relationships, especially when it comes to family, but we would like you to think of the possibilities of something different. If you are spending Christmas with family members who aren’t kind and loving towards you, and you feel that you absolutely have to be there, then at least do yourself the service of letting them know that it isn’t okay for them to be unkind to you. Loving yourself is also sticking up for yourself. Reminder: do your best to be loving and kind with your words.
We hope you enjoy the holidays.
We love you,
Note from Erin: Sorry the readings have been a bit lately! I’ve been busy with school. I’m handing in my last exam today, so hopefully I’ll be more on top of it starting next week 🙂