Card: Ocean – Ebb and Flow – from the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer.
“You have been fighting the ebb and flow of your own feelings – denying your hurt, anger, or sorrow – by either attaching yourself to one or the other and nurturing it as if it were a nursing child, or else smoothing over your feelings with more practiced responses that deny and hide what is going on beneath the surface of your expression. When you attempt to constrict yourself from experiencing your emotions, it is much like trying to stem the tides that grow even more forceful with every attempt humans make to control them. Allow yourself to swim with these variations rather than resisting them. “
Message from the Faeries: During the holiday season, many of you find yourselves in stressful social situations. Being around your family can sometimes emotionally draining. Relationships with parents, children, grandparents, brothers or sisters are very complex. They know you in ways that no one else does, and they tend to push all the right (wrong) buttons. Sometimes it’s so intense that everyone in the family feels triggered at the same time. It’s difficult to be vulnerable with people who are on the defensive.
Parties with friends can also be challenging. Sometimes someone unintentionally (or intentionally) says something to get an emotional reaction. You can also be feeling shy if you are around people you don’t really know. Parties can be fun, but they can also be a minefield emotionally for some people.
This holiday, we urge you to try and go with the flow with your emotions. If you are feeling sad – maybe because you are missing a loved one – then it’s okay to be sad. Allowing yourself to feel the sadness will allow it to pass. You won’t feel sad forever, but it’s perfectly alright to be sad in a moment. Who knows, maybe showing your sadness might get some hugs and love and support. If you find yourself angry with someone, instead of holding on to that anger, wouldn’t it feel better to tell them how you are feeling and move on?
You have an emotional body that you can’t escape from. It has its highs and its lows. That’s just the way of it. Instead of fighting it, try embracing it. You might inspire your family and friends to do the same.
We love you,
(And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me, Erin xo)