Following is a copy of the full version of the column featured in The Area News complete with the New Beginnings card from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards.
Embrace life’s challenges
THIS week Ken asked:
“I missed out on a job I needed so what now?”
I was drawn to the “New Beginnings” card from the Archangel Power Tarot deck.
When something like this happens, it can feel overwhelming. Never mind the disappointment – questions of paying the bills naturally surface. We think we don’t have time to stop and take stock. We think we have to quickly move on to the next thing. We consider taking jobs we know we wouldn’t like just to keep the dollars rolling in.
Yet, these are the perfect moments to reassess where you are heading and what you want out of life. It can seem unrealistic during a crisis to think of it as a gift, or a blessing, but that’s exactly what it is.
When you swap doubts and fears for trust and courage, you are tapping into a powerful energy within. You are tapping into the essence of your true self and the answers you seek.
Recently my business was affected by something I had no control over. All I could do was allow the right people with the right expertise to help me at the right time. Meanwhile, I chose to see it as an opportunity to get my house in order…literally. It made me feel better and helped me let go. Then the solution presented itself.
So my new saying is, “Everything is always working out for me.” It provides me with a necessary injection of optimism without the unnecessary details.
Consider these famous words by American Writer, Joseph Campbell, “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us”.
Tips for turning obstacles into opportunities:
- Trust it will work out for the best – you’ve landed on your feet before and you will again.
- Be open to new directions – pay attention to signs, coincidences and inner nudges.
- Swap fear of the unknown to excitement of what could be.
- Revisit projects and hobbies that make you feel good – in the very least it will take your mind off worrying.
Before you know it someone will cross your path seeking your skills and talents and you will wonder what all the stress was about.
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Today’s card has been drawn from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards. Image and card is copyright to Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, 2013.