Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno: Sacred Earth Mother
Sacred Earth Mother: “A message of love.”
“We travel the endless corridors of our mind until one day we find a pathway that heads us to our heart. Who you truly are has nothing to do with your personality, or your achievements, successes or failures. The ‘you’, you think you are is an actor, playing a role that your soul has chosen. The essence of you is “soul’ – ‘light’ with no beginning or end. You are an eternal spark of pure creativity, unlimited potential that yearns to be expressed and fulfilled. Your potential is your destiny, it awaits your call. Trust your heart and apply it’s love and wisdom to all you do. In this way, all you create or do will be a true expression of your soul. It is through expressing your truth that you create things of lasting value. Be true to you.
I am in essence light
I am in essence soul
I am pure creative potential
I am guided by my heart
I apply love and wisdom to all I say and do”*
Think of your personality as a costume that appealed to you so much, you decided to wear it every day, for the rest of your life! You wore it for so long in fact, that you forgot it was a costume and you think that it’s actually what you are.
Sometimes you look in the mirror and get this niggling feeling that maybe something isn’t quite right… so you make a few little adjustments to your costume and continue on. The costume feels tight sometimes, constricting your movement a little, making it hard to breathe, but you get used to it.
Occasionally, you find yourself wondering what your life would have looked like if you had chosen a different costume all together. You may even go as far as to try another one on, but your friends and family kick up a fuss, telling you that they don’t feel comfortable seeing you differently. They like the old costume, even if it has grown a little small for you… so you squeeze back into it and continue on. As you stuff yourself back into your old costume, you feel resentful, like you missed out on something. That sense of freedom, a feeling of expansion is gone. There is a yearning to throw this old, tatty, constricting garb into the nearest fire pit. Over time those thoughts diminish, moving to a small corner of your heart, as you tell yourself that “they” were right, it’s too late to change now. Why rock the boat anyway?
So what does it take to rip off this old costume and see what you look like underneath…. dare I say… without any costume at all? Just YOU. The authentic, beautiful, inspiring, loving and fully connected…. You. Would you suddenly realize that it wasn’t quite as simple as you thought… that somehow, this costume has multiple layers underneath, that have to be carefully removed, some as thin as gauze, removed one thread at a time?
Finally free from it all, what would your essence look like? Your true being, your soul?
Well I think Toni Carmine Salerno has summed it up perfectly, and here is a picture my daughter drew, a rendition of sorts, inspired by the Sacred Earth Mother Card. (it’s still a little wet but it might take a while to dry with all that glitter glue!) A bright, sparkly heart radiating light and love all around it. Notice that the heart isn’t just projecting it’s love in a tiny ray to those deemed worthy, but spreading the love in every direction. Imagine what life on this planet would look like if we all ditched our “costumes” and projected love and light, no holding back…