Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer: Lotus Flower
Lotus Flower: “Unfoldment”
“The lotus flower sits upon one of its leaves, having risen to the surface as the sun-held in the hand of God-invites it upward to the light. This unique plant is rooted in the mud and muck at the bottom of a body of water, its stem reaching up to the surface, where the leaves rest quietly. At night the flower closes and sinks below the surface, only to rise with the daylight and once again gradually unfold its petals, its stem extending above the waterline three feet or more.
What we learn from this amazing plant is how our own spiritual path unfolds and opens to the light, then at times gently folds in on itself for a proper rest when the daylight fades. This period is just as necessary as the growth, for it allows the plant to integrate what it has gained in nourishment during the day. It’s also just as important that it is rooted, and it is yet another miracle of Nature that something so exquisitely beautiful is formed from the mud and silt at the water’s bottom.
Your spiritual unfoldment is occurring at all times whether or not you are aware of it. It is inevitable as long as you put your trust in the hands of the Creator, the One who holds the light. Like the lotus, your soul is always reaching for the light to fulfill its karmic destiny, but even in that process there are periods of darkness and times to rest. It is a natural cycle, one that cannot truly be coerced or halted. It has an innate rhythm of its own, one that is unique to the Being that is you.
You do not need to strive or be driven by spiritual ambition. it does no good to try to force growth upon yourself – or others, for that matter. Allowing is the key here. Allow the place in you that naturally wants to follow the light to do so while recognizing that even when you have complete faith, you will face challenges and, occasionally, suffering. Your steady faith and love will guide you on your journey of returning to the light.”*
Never despair that you are not where you would like to be in your spiritual journey, for you, Dear One, are exactly where you must be. To achieve a higher consciousness, we can work towards raising our vibration, strengthening our connection to ourselves and thus the Divine, and taking time to immerse ourselves in the spiritual practices, such as meditation and yoga that will help us reach the next level. There is no right or wrong; you are on the path that you need to be on. When you open yourself up to be receptive; slowing down is actually key. Breathing, feeling, listening and watching for signs, messages and synchronicity in your life. Expanding your horizons by opening yourself to learning experiences and reaching out past your comfort zone to meet new people, you will activate the law of attraction and start to manifest your dreams.
Stay in constant contact with your angels and the Divine. Live in a constant state of gratitude. Breathe fresh air, listen to the birds, enjoy the company of your loved ones. Take a break from technology and play with a pet or child. Take a sea salt bath with your favourite crystals. Find joy in the mundane, and you will find within it, the key to infinite possibility.