I have met several challenges in the last months, none so difficult as dealing with my aged father and interacting with my siblings. Old patterns emerge, obscure perceptions and hurt feelings are prevalent.
Today, as a kindness to myself, I picked a card from my Wisdom of the Oracle deck and lo and behold, I picked The Observer. The Oracle's relationship message is the following:
Sometimes you just can’t see the forest for the trees in your way. Feelings can get all jumbled up, and often you hear one thing when a person says another. It can be like an echo of an unresolved past experience dubbed over your conversation. Take time out before you react. It’s likely the other person has no idea how his or her words have affected you. Take a few steps back and lend understanding to the situation.Amen.
Have faith in your connection and trust that you can come together. Take to higher ground now and cultivate curiosity about what you observe in yourself, in others, and in the landscape. You will find things much improved sooner than you know.