There are many different forms of acceptance. This card asks you to embrace all of them now. There is the acceptance of the self and others – cherishing yourself just the way you are, and accepting others unconditionally as well. Sometimes we perceive that which makes us unique as being a flaw, when in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. You are perfect just the way you are! Accepting yourself just as you are and withholding any harsh judgements you are tempted to pass on yourself will bring an increase of joy into your life. Chances are that your loved ones all ready see those “flaws” as the very things that endear you to them. It’s time for you to see them that way as well!
I love that we are pulling this card in the aftermath of the election which has stirred up so much hatred and disdain towards those who don’t fit into the outdated image of what some people think an American is supposed to look like. This card is a reminder to lovingly accept ALL people, regardless of their race, religion, beliefs or appearance. Hatred can only change our reality towards a place of hate, so we should act with love if we want to live in a world filled with love. It’s pretty hard to love someone without accepting who they are. Thus, Acceptance is the first step on the path to a more loving and compassionate world. The Angels encourage you to examine where in your life you are judging others instead of accepting them, and work to make changes in this area. The truth is, we are all children of the Divine and as such we are all divinely perfect, regardless of how we choose to live our lives. Our differences weave the beautifully rich tapestry of society and culture together. The Angels ask that we all reject hatred and withhold our judgements of others, choosing acceptance and love instead.
Our lives can also be positively impacted by acceptance of our circumstances, and the environment we are living and working within. This doesn’t mean giving up on your dreams, or believing that where you are now if where you’ll be forever. On the contrary! The Acceptance card suggests that accepting your situation, just as it is, instead of trying to sugar coat or see it through rose colored glasses, is the first step to making meaningful change in your life. Only by gaining a clear and honest understanding of things as they really are, will you be able to formulate a plan to advance your way of being.
The Acceptance card also calls on us to accept the things which can not be changed. Just go ahead and release any tension, or worry you might have over things which are fixed, or that you truly have no control of. Take a deep breath… and on the exhale, let it go. Feels good, right? Remember, you can always ask your Angels to help you in this releasing process – they are wonderful allies to have as they can literally carry that anxious or fearful energy away from you. All you have to do is ask!
Also, can we talk for just a minute about how lovely this card is? I love that the Angel on the card is basking in the light of the full moon, letting its’ beautiful light be a comfort to her. This card is from the Indigo Angels Oracle Cards * by Doreen Virtue and Charles Virtue. Honestly, I really love this deck. I think it might be my favorite of all the Doreen Virtue decks – it’s definitely in the “Top 5” in any case. The images are really beautiful, and because there is minimal wording on the cards, they are nice and big too! I pull from this deck a lot for myself and I find that the message that comes through is always right on.
How do you feel about acceptance? Is there anywhere in your life you are struggling with this concept in? Pop into the comments below and let me know!
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