It’s In The Cards

I have these little “angel cards” that I draw out of a little dish every morning before I meditate. There are 72 cards, each with one word on them. They are supposed to represent ways our guiding angels, Higher Power, or the Universe can talk to us.

Do I believe that? Well, that’s a little much for my Presbyterian upbringing, engineering brain to grok. However, I’ve been doing this for years (a habit inherited from my meditation teacher) and I have to admit that there are some woo-woo patterns I can’t quite ignore.

Like the months of my pregnancy when I drew the cards “transformation” and “expectancy” again and again no matter how much I tried to churn up the bowl. Or the times that I get one of my dad’s favorite words, “obedience” when I’m thinking of him. And these days, I often draw “responsibility” and “efficiency” when I’d prefer “relaxation” and “freedom” so I have to tip my hat to the unseen forces that they might have a point.

Whatever the mystery behind it is, I draw three words, sometimes four if I need extra inspiration, and at the very least they are rich words to focus on. Like Kindness, Gratitude, Peace, Joy. As I wrote in My Love Affair with Words post, I love words so it’s a fun habit.

But on the morning of my recent colonoscopy, I drew these words:

I laughed out loud. Purification – isn’t that just a perfect word for the prep? Intent – that’s the thing getting me to the appointment. And Truth – I guess that’s what you call it when they put a camera where the sun doesn’t shine. Sister/brotherhood when my brother was picking me up and we were going to lunch after the appointment seemed like a no-brainer.

But more than that – the first letters spelled P-I-T-S. Maybe I was light-headed (well, no maybe about it), but I couldn’t stop giggling.

If there is a way to communicate with our guiding angels, I think they have a great sense of humor. Like the time after my divorce 10 years ago that I prayed for it to rain men. The next day I went to my office building and there was a line of men wearing suits out the door and down the sidewalk. Apparently, the photographer in the building was running an audition for a Mens Warehouse commercial. I couldn’t make eye contact with any of them as I walked in the door because trying to suppress my laughter had made my eyes leak.

Does it mean anything? Well, here’s the conclusion I draw – that laughter is Divine.

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30 thoughts on “It’s In The Cards

  1. What a great practice! I used to do something similar with tarot card… I never really understood, not believed the woo woo stuff, but I loved the artwork and the messages were eerily relevant and/or inspiring. Sometimes we need that little reminder, a nudge, or some of that divine laughter!

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  2. No matter what or who we choose to attribute the messages we receive, they do come don’t they- mine when I had no idea I was even needing or contemplating something usually! I would pull these little cards just to see the artwork and calligraphy. Maybe that’s my message for the day Wynne- surround myself with more beauty! Could that mean a home makeover?!

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    1. Hee, hee. Isn’t that a good one? Unfortunately it was my building and I was managing it – and one of the other tenants was irritated that the men all over were blocking access to her door. Really, she had a point but really for a day or two, I thought it might be worth rolling with it. 🙂

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  3. oh yes, I can’t agree more: “Laughter is Divine.” Those crazy angels – playing games with us again. Ha, ha. I’m like you, I don’t know what the signs we get mean, but I do like that they prod us sometimes in the right direction or helps us think about folks we love and miss. Who knows . . . but it’s good to laugh.

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  4. Omg, I laughed out loud when I saw the word Purification. Such an appropriate word! 😆 I’m not sure where Brotherhood and Sisterhood came in during the whole experience, cuz I don’t wanna anybody around me during such an experience!

    Those cards are lovely. Did you buy them or did you draw them yourself? The calligraphy is lovely.

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    1. I laughed out loud at purification too. And yes, the only proximity I allowed my brother was to pick me up and go for lunch afterwards. 🙂

      I bought those angel cards on Amazon. I agree – they are lovely! Thanks for reading and commenting, Ab!


    1. I love your affirmation about the Great Cosmic Clown. What a wonderful name for it! I’m not surprised that you revel in the laughter of the Divine, Julia! 🙂 ❤


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