Our card for today, Friday, January 22nd, is taken from the Gateway Oracle Cards – Making a Difference – “My inner light shines far and wide.”
Sometimes when we are taking stock of the world around us and seeing how bad things look on the surface, it’s easy to feel that we have very little to offer as a single individual in the face of so much destruction and tragedy. However the angels are reminding us that yes we may be only one person, but our light and our attitude touches so many people every day that we do indeed make a difference. Just think for a moment on the fact that we are all connected and what we do for one single solitary soul we meet in the run of a day has far reaching effects. It’s easy to be preoccupied with our own thoughts as we move from one moment to another, but if we pay attention to those around us as we walk our path, even the smallest gesture of kindness can make a difference in one person’s life. A simple action like a smile, or a kind word, or a touch of compassion, or a helping hand, can change someone’s life in ways we can’t see or know.
Sometimes all the people we meet in passing need is to be seen, to be listened to, or to be acknowledged in some small way, to know that they matter. It’s so easy for people to feel unseen and unnoticed in this world where most of us feel like a number. We are rarely seen as a person, we have become our employee number, our social security number, or our bank account number where we are not seen as a person and certainly not given any understanding of who we are apart from these things. I’m sure many of us have read or heard the stories of how a smile and a kind word kept someone from committing suicide. Someone who felt so down, and unseen, and unacknowledged by those around him/her, that they thought the world would be better off without them until someone smiled and asked “how are you today?”, so that maybe for the first time in a long time they felt someone genuinely cared about them and what they were going through.
So as we go about our days, moment to moment, let’s take our minds off our own thoughts and our “to do” list and notice the people around us. Those of us who are empaths can use our gift to sense what those around us need in the moment. That is why it is so important not to shield ourselves from feeling what others feel, but to use it to offer a word of encouragement or support to those who need it in a world where many feel hopeless and yes even useless. Remember a smile or a touch can literally change someone’s life. Our light does make a difference in the darkness of the world and so yes, as one person we can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those around us. Go ahead and make a difference in someone’s life today and every day!
Questions to ask yourself: “How can I make a difference? Whose life is positively impacted because of me? What can I do to make even more of a difference in the world?” (Gateway Oracle Cards Guidebook)
Have a great weekend everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Gateway Oracle Cards, Making a Difference.