Dear Isheeria’s Healing Circles Reader,
Welcome to my birthday carnival exploring the question –
“Do I deserve to be Happy?”
Do we deserve to be happy?
My simple answer to this is unequivocally, absolutely, yes!
But that isn’t the answer you’re looking for, are you? I mean, did you really think anyone would tell you that you don’t deserve to be happy?
So let’s look at this question from a different angle.
What do we need to know about happiness?
Ah, now there’s a question with so many answers and so many insights just waiting to come through.
If you know me, you know that I am a lover of Tarot and Oracle cards, and this is the kind of question with which you can hit gold.
So I pulled out the Rumi Oracle by Alana Fairchild, and this is the card I drew:
From Nothing to Everything
What do we need to know about happiness?
Nothing and everything. There’s nothing to “know” about happiness – it’s something you feel. And there’s everything to know about happiness – the laughter of a child, the antics of a kitten, the sheer delight of being here, alive, reading these words, living this life.
If you simply observe the card, there are so many clues there – the heart, which points to embracing and feeling all the feels..the rose and peach colors, indicating the sheer joy of being alive, and the darkness at the corners, which tells us that to really feel the joy, we also need to embrace the sorrow. It isn’t something to be rejected, pushed down, feared. It almost always brings you gifts – resilience, loved ones who stand by you, an indomitable spirit.
It’s only after you pass through the valley of sorrow that you can taste the sweet happiness of life. They are two sides to one coin.
As Alana Fairchild says about this card: “We may hit obstacle after obstacle and create more terror in our storytelling – that life is such a pain, such a struggle, that success may not be for us, that we are forgotten and unheard. Yet we could equally choose to wonder if obstacle after obstacle, closed door after closed door, is just a prompt to look for the open to window to climb through.”
When we live this way, with presence, acceptance, choosing to respond to each day as best as we can, slowly, we see that our life is filled with grace. Slowly, we will begin to pay attention to the open windows and doors instead of looking only at the ones that are closed firmly in our face. And slowly, we will never be left to wonder if we deserve happiness because we will know, deep in our hearts, that we do. We always do.
Shinjini is an artist extraordinaire! She is funny & warm & has inspired me to look at Art again, fearlessly!
Thank you Shinjini for being a part of my celebrations.
About the wonderful author:
Hi, I’m Shinjini, better known online as Modern Gypsy.
I am an intuitive Tarot and Oracle card reader, passionate artist, and seeker of soul. I’ve been reading the Tarot since about 12 years, and offer professional Tarot readings online. I offer email Tarot readings, which means you can dig deep into them, return to them as often as you wish, and really work with the insights and wisdom to bring about deep and lasting changes in your life.
Connect with me on:
| Website (http://moderngypsy.in)
| Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/moderngypsy.in/)
| Twitter (https://twitter.com/modern_gypsy)
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Happiness is something everyone wants to have. All in all, I would say that happiness is a decision. Your happiness is your decision to make. Understanding what happiness is will give us good ground upon which to build our life better.
Happiness is something which is really important for everyone, If you ask me it mostly depends on how we react on any situation.
Cindy Dsilva says
Hey we all deserve to be happy. We are good people who love and let live in peace. But yes, doubting that we need happiness in our lives in indeed something we need to work on.
I think happiness is our state of mind. You can be happy if you really want to be. We all deserve to be happy so divert your energy in keeping yourself happy as you and only you can make that happen.
Alpana Deo says
You explain it so nicely. Happiness is all around us. But we get trapped in the blame game, looking at what is not working for us. One negative event is so powerful that it puts all the positivity at the back burner. And that’s what we should learn.
There are some blog posts that add so much value to the reader and this is one of them. Sometimes we forget to view things in the correct perspective, lamenting small losses and not celebrating the big victories!
Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says
Such a thoughtful post and I agree happiness and sorrow both are part of our life. And I agree when we pass through valley of sorrow then we can really taste sweet happiness of life. Loved the way she has explained everything.
Bang on post! I so agree with Shinjini on the real essence of happiness. I wish everyone understands this.
Yes we all deserve to be happy and purely a state of mind . I really like this post . I wish everyone understand this
As per me happiness is no real definitions. Yes totally agree with a fact we all deserve to be happy. Such a thoughtful post. Loved the way of you have expressed.
Neha Sharma says
I feel we are surrounded with both happiness and sorrow but they can’t enter our lives unless we allow them. Sometimes, a sad event leads to continuing sad thoughts but to break that sorrowful train of thoughts is in our own hands. We just need to know that we deserve to be happy, everyone in this world deserves to be happy. Beautiful post!
Harjeet Kaur says
I have asked this question so many times..Do i deserve happiness..since the time my husband passed away…its been many years now and only now I have realized that yes..i need to be Happy..wonderful post dear.It validates my answers
MeenalSonal Mathur says
Are U happy question can lead us in many variants answers as happiness is not easy to define. I liked the pointers shared in the post. I recently read a book ‘The Billionaire and The Monk’ by Vibhor Kumar Singh that also asks this question, are u happy and explain the pointers very well in the book.
Doctor mommy says
Happiness is something that can be found in the smallest of things if we only remember to look. We get so busy setting up life that we miss the little joys that life has to offer.
Lovely post and glad to know about Shinjini. Happiness is like a bubble isn’t it! I love the feel of this happy post on your blog.
Happiness is what all desire and deserve and while materialistic things can bring happiness for the time being, real happiness comes with family.
We all seek happiness but often fail to understand and identify it. Wouldn’t it be nice if we learnt to see how easy and priceless real happiness it so find?
Preetjyot Kaur says
This is so beautifully Written. Everyone deserves to be happy. It’s more about how one feels internally.
The Champa Tree says
Happiness is within us. We just don’t recognise it. We just let it be so short-lived. We are so wanting to be happy, yet we are scared to receive the gift in abundance, because we don’t know quite well what to do with this gift. I LOVE your post So SO much!