Card of the Day is from Dr Steven D. Farmer’s Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards. Words are from the accompanying guidebook.
PEACOCK – Let yourself stand out and be noticed.
It’s time to step forward and stop hiding behind any of the facades that you’ve developed over the years. Although these personas have been highly adaptive and have helped you along the way – for which you can be grateful – there’s more of you to express to the world, and it’s ready to emerge. There’s a certain safety and comfort in being inconspicuous and always staying in the background, yet in playing it safe this way, others don’t have the opportunity to get to know who you really are, and you don’t get to experience the richness and textures that are possible by participating more fully in life. By remaining in the background, you nor only alienate yourself from others, but often end up allowing others to choose for you. Doing so can make you feel like a passive victim of life.
Being noticed does have some risks. People may criticize or judge you, particularly if they’re not used to you asserting yourself in such a way. Or you may even judge yourself, which can be an even harsher sentence. These are the likely risks, but they’re actually very minimal. So shed any guilt or shame about coming out with who you are. Wear more colourful clothing, sing, dance, and let others know your thoughts, feelings, and opinions. You can do so with grace, dignity, and enthusiasm – and you might even enjoy it!