Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer: Solitude
“The solitary tree on this island surrounded by the glassy sea can evoke different feelings depending on one’s perception and beliefs. The tree, which is in full blossom, stands out amid the relative starkness, and is illuminated by a beam of light emerging from the otherwise dark sky. It’s an elegant reminder of how even in what might appear to be relatively barren circumstances, there is still beauty and growth.
Although an island like this can be a metaphor for isolation and desolation, the thriving tree proves that even in the harshest of environments, there is Life. We can see the tree’s spider like roots spreading out along the rocks, seeking nourishment from the moist soil. the sense of peace and solitude depicted in this image provides nourishment for the soul.
You need to take some time for solitude, preferably in silence. Spend the morning, afternoon, or even the entire day by yourself, completely unplanned and unstructured. The bombardment of your senses by the noise and intensity of society leaves you on alert far more than is necessary. The vibration of millions of people’s worry and fear throughout the world can impinge upon you and greatly affect you if you do not honor your need to pull back from time to time.
When you have passed through any self-constructed barriers to enjoying the quiet peace of solitude, it will serve you best if you simply observe the thoughts and emotions that pass through you, especially those that cause shortness of breath or a quickening heartbeat. Remember that isolation is experienced not by choice, but out of fear. When you decide to spend time with yourself in solitude, however, you are choosing to once again find and connect with who you really are.”*
Again there is a theme in the last couple of days; that we need to take some time away from the madness and breathe, reconnecting with our higher selves and rising above the material. December can be a very stressful time for many people; whether they are overwhelmed with the amount they have to accomplish during a busy season, feeling isolated from family or friends, under financial stress or pressure, or missing passed loved ones. It can feel a little crazy even for those who don’t celebrate Christmas, as we are all susceptible to the stresses of others around us.
So, this is the time to make sure you eke out a little time to yourself to regroup. This goes well with yesterday’s theme of nurturing yourself; finding a way to give back to yourself and take a daily break from everyday life. Of course, the best ways to do this would be through yoga and meditation, but I realize that this isn’t for everyone. Sometimes doing your hobby or crafting uninterrupted is perfect as usually our past times are our passions that we haven’t yet felt comfortable enough to transition into full time. It can be a great escape if it’s something you really love doing. Getting creative is an amazing outlet, sparking inspiration and lifting your vibration. Plus, don’t ever underestimate the power of a home made present; much better than something they didn’t need or has been imported from overseas only to break moments after being opened. Home made presents have an element of love that can’t be duplicated in mass produced items; and that impression of love stays long after the gift has been received.
Breathe, relax, reflect on the past year and the year ahead. Receive Divine guidance; as while you are “in the zone” of relaxation, you are sure to receive messages. Know with all your heart that you are loved and fully supported by the Universe, God, the Angels and the Ascended Masters.