How To Manifest Joy After Change

Change is inevitable; however, change can manifest great blessings into our lives.

Good Morning! It is such a blessing that you are here! If you read my last post, you know that I had a Tarot Card reading last weekend. It was fun and I felt like it actually changed my life for the better. Because of that experience, I became curious about the cards and wanted to learn more. I know some of you may have bad feelings about such things. That’s OK. I believe that God wants to speak with us and have a relationship with us. He will use whatever tools are available to communicate if we are willing to listen. So, I purchased a deck of cards for myself. My biggest desire for my life is to use my gift of writing to inspire others and to build the next phase of our lives. I have decided to do a challenge based on the 75 Hard program developed by Andy Frisella. His program uses fitness and nutrition to win the war that rages within all of us. The program has you complete the challenge every single day for 75 days. To be honest, fitness and nutrition are not at the forefront of my life at this point; however, I do want to reach my goals. Instead of fitness and nutrition, I am committing to writing every day for 75 days no matter what challenges come my way. At first, that seemed so daunting! How was I going to be able to come up with new inspiration every day for 75 days? Then it came to me. A deck of Tarot cards has 78 cards. I would draw a card each day, read about the meaning of the card and write about whatever inspiration arose from it. My challenge starts now!

This is the first card I drew. It is the Five of Cups. The meaning is quite profound to me. In numerology, the number 5 represents change. On this card we see the Knight surrounded by 5 cups, three of which have been knocked over and drained of their content and two which are still upright and full. The full cups are located behind him so he can’t see them. The three spilled cups are in front of him and he seems to be very sad that they have been knocked over.

More often than not, this is how we all look at great change when it comes into our lives. We are so sad that what has been in front of us for so long has come to an end. We spend our time heavy hearted that our cups have been knocked over and the content is gone. We were comfortable with the way things were even if they were not perfect. The known is always more comfortable than the unknown.

What we fail to see is that there are still glowing, golden cups full of wonder and joy just waiting for us to discover. Just like this Knight! He can’t see the full cups because he is lamenting the loss of the empty cups. All he has to do is get up off his knees, thank God for all the joy the fallen cups have given him and turn around to see the new blessings that await!

We do not live in a vacuum. When something leaves us, our lives do not shrivel up and become smaller. When something leaves, it creates a void that allows something new to come in to fill that empty space. Change is going to happen. How does the saying go? The only thing constant in life is change! You have the power to manifest great things in your life. If what was in your life is gone, there is nothing you can do to bring it back. The only thing you can do is turn around and find a new path. The universal truth is that the farther we get knocked down, the higher God can raise us up! What is something that you really want to have in your life? Now is the time to attract it to you! Write down exactly what it is you want. What does it look like? How does it make you feel? How happy would you be if it appeared in your life? Once you have it clearly defined and you have attached emotion to it, create a vision board with pictures of it, words describing it, pictures of you feeling how you would feel if you had it and a definite time when you want this thing to be yours. Place the vision board somewhere you will see it every single day. Spend 5 minutes every day looking at it and see it coming to you in this very moment. Feel like it is already yours. Believe that it will come to you.

The next step is to define what you can do every day to move you closer to that thing. Of course we want things to magically appear in our hands, but most things, like me wanting to be a professional writer, take some leap of faith. I am not going to be a professional writer if I don’t write. You will not meet the love of your life if you sit in your house alone all day every day. There are things that require us to do something in order to get what we want in life. All it takes is faith and belief to take that first step. The Bible tells us that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. If you are at a point in your life when change is causing chaos, be bold enough and brave enough to embrace it. Stand up and turn around. See the opportunities ahead of you and take that step! Live Boldly My Friends!

Thanks so much for being here! I look forward to sharing a new card with you tomorrow.



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