While it’s natural for us to feel empathy and heartbreak for the tragedies and injustices in the world, we can also cultivate an everyday habit of celebration: for our lives, the people and blessings we cherish, everyday moments, and the mysterious beauty of life itself.
And even though many of us tend toward introversion, we can lovingly adjust our dynamics with others so that we feel regularly nourished by social interactions rather than depleted.
Today I challenge you to find big and little ways to celebrate!
Here’s the card from THE ORACLE OF PORTALS that inspired this video:
Here’s the full text for this card from The Oracle of Portals Guidebook:
It’s high time for a party. A need for having fun is programmed into your DNA. We are a species that gathers to talk, laugh, sing, and dance together. This has been true since the dawn of human history.
Even though you may think of a party as an unnecessary or extracurricular activity, gathering with friends and loved ones reduces stress, increases joy, inspires new ideas, and helps you relax and enjoy life. Not to mention, spending time with friends – old or new – is always time well spent. We are a social species, and we feel best when our relationships flourish.
Of course, there are times when staying home alone is precisely the self-care you need. But this is not one of those times.
Sometimes, it feels like a hassle to commit to attending a gathering. This is particularly true when you’ve been in your own world for a while. Once you get over the hump of getting ready and making the trek, however, you’ll be glad you did. So put on those party shoes.
Many of us feel awkward at parties. If this is the case for you, remember that most (if not all) other people at social gatherings initially feel the same way. Then, do your best to put everyone else at ease.
When you remove the focus from yourself and instead choose to listen to others and find things you have in common with them or things you admire about them, you’ll immediately feel the shift. This is the secret of people who love parties. They don’t necessarily love the parties as much as they love the people at the parties.
If you don’t already know what even this card is urging you to attend, consider planning a festivity or get-together. Maybe your birthday is coming up, or the birthday of a loved one. Maybe there’s another reason to celebrate, such as an upcoming holiday, recent success, or significant life change. Or, if not, don’t worry. You don’t need a reason.
This card may also remind you to plan a visit to family or friends who live out of town or to invite them to stay at your place.
If you’re unsure why this card showed up in response to your question or issue, try attending or throwing a get-together anyway. The connections you make and the conversations you have will likely, miraculously and unexpectedly, circle back to the answer or outcome you seek.
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