Tag Archive | Gratitude

Card of the Day-3 August 2017

Gaia’s Garden

How appropriate a card for this season, especially only a couple of days after the celebration of Lughnasadh. It is customary on all three of the harvest festivals (though I photomania-0a4605aa01de029c30994f021e23b3bffeel Samhain may be the exception for most) to give thanks for the blessings and manifestations that have come to fruition within our lives. A couple of days ago, or yesterday for me, we gave thanks for what we’ve already begun to reap with the hopes of more yet to come. Gratitude is one of the most beautiful vibrations and if you follow the law of attraction, when you send that vibration out, you will receive more things to be grateful for. It’s a beautiful cycle.

However, once our rituals are done and the circles have been released, we go about our daily lives which may or may not include regular prayers of thanks. This is what we are being reminded of today. There are always reasons to be grateful and it’s important to keep them in mind and give thanks. You needn’t wait for a holiday. These small moments of prayer should be within our daily habits. It could be a simple prayer before meals, before bed, or even just as small as a “Thank You!” whispered to the Universe.

How do you express gratitude? Is it on a daily basis or reserved for only the special occasions? Gratitude isn’t like fine china, my friends. No need to keep it stored away until the next family get-together. If you don’t already have a gratitude practice, how could you go about integrating it into your daily life as it is?

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

*Card is from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Deck by Colette Baron-Reid

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Card of the Day-10 April 2017

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Card of the Day

Gaia’s Garden

When most people think about abundance and prosperity, they solely think about money. While money isn’t bad, it certainly isn’t the only in which our lives may be fruitful–something this card is reminding us today. Take a look around and notice just how prosperous you already are. You’re alive. You have friends and family. I was always told that so long as you have food in your belly and a place to lay your head at night then you will never be poor. This doesn’t mean we don’t struggle in certain areas of our lives but instead we must be thankful and praise all that we do have. Be thankful for what you have and more will come to you. ❤✨🌼

“Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving what has already been given.” -Sufi Saying

From the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck by Colette Baron-Reid

 

Card of the Day-6 April 2017

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The World (and 10 of Wands Reversed)

We actually had a jumper card which for me signifies the same so it only seems to drive the point.
Struggle is a part of life that most of us tend to get lost and absorbed in. We begin forgetting what motivated us towards our goal and end up becoming disheartened. If you have been feeling this way over a project, goal, advancement, whatever you have been feeding your time and energy to, know now all of your hard work is paying off. You are reaching fulfillment and completion of a cycle. We began as the Fool and now have come full circle to the World and with this fulfillment. And once again shall we return to the Fool as life is about cycles and the Tarot isn’t any different. Don’t necessarily jump into the next project-that definitely conjures up imagery of the Fool card! Instead allow yourself sometime to relish this accomplishment before moving on. Take a moment. Pause. Enjoy and be thankful.

*from the Rider-Waite Deck

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Brightest of Blessings and Happy Thursday,

The Autumn Witch

Card of the Day-3 April 2017

Card of the Day

The Ice Queen (Reversed)
Everything in the Universe comes from Spirit. The land, the air, our inspirations, etc. However, it is through illusion that we begin to think it is solely from the toils of our own labor as to why we have what we’ve been blessed with. Is it really? Through this illusion we become separated and distant from Spirit. Try to pay mind today to all the blessings of your life and recognize that they stem from Spirit. Be grateful. Say thank you. A simple way to do this is with a prayer of thanks over your food before you eat. It doesn’t have to be long or fancy. Merely saying thank you so long as you mean it and feel it within your heart goes a long way. 

With that being said, I am thankful for all you wonderful people who take your time to read my posts. Thank you! 
Card is from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck by Collette Baron-Reid

Sunrise Magick

We awaken every morning and groggily begin our day. We immediately start thinking about the tasks of the day, fight the children awake and to school, ensure we have our morning brew, and just rush through the morning as our day begins. If you’re like me, you even complain about being up and just long to return to your warm bed and those wonderful dreams…Driving to work we may see the sun rising and being in our hurried, frazzled perspective only find it a nuisance as it keeps shining in our windshield. I’m so short that the visors do nothing!

This is our typical morning–for the most part. Agree? Well, think back to the last time you had time to yourself. Maybe you woke up before your alarm and were wide awake. Perhaps you were on vacation and wanted to soak up as much fun and pleasure as you possibly could. Either way, you might have had your morning cup of coffee and did a few minor tasks for the day. But did you watch  the sunrise? Recall the last time you watched the sunrise? What emotions and feelings did it evoke for you? Did it energize you? Give you a morning boost? Maybe that small act helped shift your entire day and allowed you a more positive and spiritually connected day.

Whenever I am able to watch the sunrise, I immediately am overwhelmed and inspired by the beauty and awesomeness of it that I grow completely silent. A smile comes to my lips as I sit quietly, observing. My heart seems to swell up with joy and I attune myself to the solar energies of the morning. I attune to the God–particularly the Boy aspect. Think about it, the sun is fresh and reborn for the day. Each day is a new chance for a new beginning! It doesn’t matter what shit happened yesterday as we have awaken renewed and refreshed. We have a whole new 24 hours (or whatever…I’m horrible at math!) and certainly don’t want to waste it rehashing the past!

Sitting in meditation, I do give thanks for the blessings in my life. If something amazing happened the day before then hell yeah, I’ll say a huge thank you! I just don’t like dwelling on the negative crap–which believe me, I am fully capable of doing! I give thanks then breathe. Those couple of deep breaths really help center myself and allow me to focus in on myself and my spirit. I can figure out how I feel and how it is the sunrise has left me feeling. What impressions did it give? By this point, I usually feel invigorated and begin setting my intentions out for the day while my eyes are closed and my face basking in the new day’s light. What an incredible feeling it gives you, my friends. That is Simple Magick. That small ritual, that little meditation, is immensely powerful and one of the most potent mood lifters while connecting you spiritually! When I feel a little exhausted or frustrated or whatever, I simply close my eyes and revision that moment. I feel the sun wash back over me and it does help.

I implore you to watch the sunrise sometime this coming week and journal about your experience. What sort of correspondences and magickal intentions did it seem to have? How did it make you feel? Did any Deities come to mind? How did it help your day? How did it spiritually and magickally assist you that day? If you feel inspired to, comment your experiences! I’d love to hear some sunrise magickal experiences from others.

 

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

 

 

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