Hello, I am Anna Marie with Dragonfly Rose and I welcome you to The Daily Journal.
My whole goal with doing this podcast was to create space to share all the raw parts of myself in a way that would be relatable and give advice on how to overcome traumas that are working for me.
Over the past few days of journaling and sharing, I have come to a point where I need to give my mind a little breather. When working through things that are heavy on our hearts or that create within us many emotions it is good to take a breather and let your mind take up some empty space, or to have gratitude for all the things in our lives.
I am brought to this quote by Pema Chodron: “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” A big part of my sharing is to connect, and most importantly to understand. I realized yesterday how much hate and anger were in my heart. I would never have faced that if I didn’t peel back the layers to see why I was feeling and reacting in certain ways. I must be able to get to a point where I can wish, and be happy, to send blessings and healing to those who have hurt me or the ones I love. More hate, anger, violence, racism, etc only creates more of the same.
I want to take this Sunday to fill my cup, to have gratitude for all the blessings in my life, and to show love to all I encounter. The stuff I am working through will always be here to work on but we need to work with the light as well to maintain balance and not become lost in the mazes of our minds and emotions.
Even if your world is crashing down, even if you cannot see any blessings, start counting the small ones. Breath in your lungs, blood in your veins, your mind is still alive and active, your body can still feel, the sun is shining, and our planet is still spinning. Nature holds so many wonders, be thankful for the trees and plants giving us oxygen. Start small, and the blessings will only grow.
The message from Divinity today is this:
II of Pentacles, Ace of Wands, Ace of Pentacles, The Hermit, Judgement (R), VIII of Cups
You are in the beginning stages of something new that has sparked your passion and excitement! You have not been able to fully dive into this because you are juggling too many things. Take some time alone to evaluate what you can put down and walk away from so you can move forward. This may feel difficult but it has to be done so the seeds you are planting can grow.
The energy of today is the VIII of Cups:
A day to put to rest old habits that have blocked your growth or no longer serve your overall wellbeing. Saying goodbye can be hard but it’s time to walk away and start over new.
Ask yourself “Am I staying out of love or out of a sense of responsibility?”
I hope that these words and messages find you well today. Do something to fill your cup, laugh, smile, hug. Whatever fills your cup! I want to thank you for giving me space out of your day and taking the time to listen to the thoughts that flow through my mind. Many blessings to you always. Take care.