Our card for today, Wednesday, October 14th, is taken from the Archangel Oracle Cards – Nurture – Archangel Gabriel: “As you nurture a child, you nurture your own inner child. Both activities are important for you right now.”
Working with Archangel Gabriel: Gabriel works with mothers and children during all phases of conception, childbirth, adoption, and parenting. She helps grown-up children as well. If your heart longs for some play time, call upon Gabriel to make all of the arrangements. She’ll guide you along as you nurture your inner child. If you ask her, Gabriel will also assist with your own parenting desires and needs. (Archangel Oracle Cards Guidebook)
Joy is the state we are meant to be in at all times. Joy is in truth our natural state. We are asked to do whatever it is that brings us joy. One of the easiest ways to bring more joy into our lives is to be around children because children’s natural state is also joy. If we don’t have children of our own to be around, perhaps we have nieces or nephews or grandchildren, or even a friend who has children we can spend time with. If we watch children play, one thing we will notice is that they put their whole heart and soul into whatever they are doing. If it doesn’t bring them joy, if it’s not at least fun, they won’t do it.
Perhaps there is a lesson we can learn from them, to find ways to do things that bring out our joy, and if something doesn’t involve our whole heart and soul, then perhaps it’s time to find something else that will, whether that is a job, or a partner or a new place to live. What is it that calls to our hearts? What is it we most long to do? Then find a way to bring that, or at the very least some of that, into our lives right now.
I’m a big fan of Matt Kahn’s work, you can find Matt’s videos on Youtube and I highly recommend watching them. He is such a beautiful soul and even though his messages are serious, he always finds a way to inject humor into whatever he’s teaching, so you will also get a chuckle out of watching him as well. One of the biggest lessons Matt teaches is to learn to love ourselves, to give to ourselves what we are waiting for someone else to give us. He’s right because no one else can love us the way only we can love ourselves. He says we should never talk to ourselves in a way that we wouldn’t talk to a child in pain, if you wouldn’t say it to a child in pain, then don’t say it to yourself.
We all have that inner child who has known pain and all that child wants and needs is to feel loved and safe. Our inner child acts out like any child would when it feels threatened in any way, or if it feels unloved, or if it needs our attention. If we keep putting ourselves in situations where we could be harmed whether physically or emotionally, then our inner child doesn’t feel safe. We need to set healthy boundaries so that we don’t find ourselves in those kinds of situations to begin with. If our inner child needs to feel our love, then we need to give it our love and not feel foolish doing so.
Giving our inner child our attention is as easy as doing something that brings us joy, or by doing something that we used to love to do when we were kids. I know I used to love to color, a coloring book and a box of crayons or colored pencils to me was heaven. It still is and thank God someone came up with the idea of adult coloring books! I mean now I can color away and not feel silly for doing it. Actually they say it’s a form of meditation, but heck for me it’s just plain fun. And my inner child is happy so that’s the main thing. Now find your joy, find your bliss and nurture your own inner child because you will have a much happier life. And if you are unsure how to go about it, call on Archangel Gabriel to help you.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Archangel Oracle Cards, Nurture.