Following email sent: 1/26/13
…Then for fun, we had munchkin choose a card. She chose Opal, who shares the message that the angels and God are watching over our children! We were covered in goosebumps and stunned, but also not surprised. Validation in any form is SO darn COOL!
Thank you for another great class!!!
Currently, I am preparing to leave my little one overnight for the first time. She is 2 years old and my practical brain knew that this day would eventually come. Sadly, knowing that isn’t softening the blow to my heart one bit.
Believe me; I keep playing the obvious over and over again in my head… “She will be cared for by two of the people who her love her most, her dad and her grandma; I will be gone for less than 24 hours; It will be nice to spend some time with girlfriends, etc…” When these reminders weren’t enough for me, I turned to Reiki and prayer. I conducted a group healing session and stated some really cool affirmations aloud. I did feel better… buuuuuttttt, it still just wasn’t enough. Then I “heard” this soft voice urging me to “go to the cards.”
I bet you are curious why I started with an excerpt from an old email above. I actually sent it to my Reiki Master following a class I had taken with her called, Connecting with Your Angels and Guides. After that class I purchased an Oracle Card deck (Messages from Your Angels, by Doreen Virtue). For those of us who tend to get wrapped up inside of our own thoughts/heads/minds, this type of tool can be very helpful, especially during those moments when you aren’t quite sure how to turn off your ego and actually hear the responses to your prayers.
If you’ll notice, I refer to my daughter pulling the Opal card (see pic). This was in January, 2013. Ever since that initial experience, each time I have busted out that deck, my little one has pulled the Opal card (no joking or over-exaggerating here) EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. (There are 44 cards in the friggin’ thing!!! Yowza!)
Typically I turn to these cards when I am stressing over something or allowing fear/anxiety to lead me astray. And of course, whatever mom is up to, toddler wants to do too:) Now, I’m not fooling myself. We all know who really needed to see that Opal card. I had to share this story though, because even when I have come so far with trusting in Divine timing, intervention, and wisdom, I still have plenty of occasions when reassurance, validation, and confirmation are GREATLY APPRECIATED.
So, I may not be doing back-flips out the door this trip (I will revisit this statement and potentially modify when I have a teenager), but it is pretty gosh darn awesome that my daughter has her guardian angel Opal assisting her dad and grandma with the babysitting duties (and that Opal saw fit to let this lady know that!).
With Love & Gratitude,