Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D. Farmer: Desert ~ Vision Quest.
Desert ~ Vision Quest: “In this acrid climate zone that we call desert, images shift and change throughout the day, yet always maintain a sharp and defined presence. Those hardy species of flora and fauna that have found a home in the desert have adapted over eons to the relative harshness that is a strong characteristic of these lands. Throughout history, we have passed down many stories of people wandering the desert. Often they are about religious figures and ascended masters who had journeyed there and returned to their people with remarkable vision.
The desert is an ideal place to seek a vision or, more accurately, to allow a vision to come to you. The quiet and peace of such an environment is conducive to the solitude required to have this type of profound experience. Spending time in this region without the usual accoutrements of the civilized world can present survival challenges or at least seem to. And this could rightfully be called a spirit quest, where through steadiness in this seemingly bleak environment, it becomes possible to receive direct guidance from Spirit internally and in the world around you.
A “vision quest” is a process whereby you spend a few days in the wilderness alone. Typically, you carry only water and some sacred items with you, and you spend most of the time praying or meditating. Many who have completed a vision quest assert that it is a powerful and even life changing experience, and report vivid and profound revelations. It is said that “the desert does not lie,” so partaking in this can help you to discover the truth about your purpose, or at least give you some clues.
It is time for you to go on a vision quest. Designate a place in Nature in which to dwell, whether for a couple of hours or a few days. Spend the majority of your time while there praying and meditating. It is best to be in a location where you can truly find solitude, even if it is in a quiet corner of a park for an afternoon. Wherever you go, take your question, concern, or challenge with you into prayer or meditation. Allow it to float around in your consciousness, and watch what shows up.
This is one of the more powerful cards. By drawing it, whatever other messages you may have received are amplified threefold.”*
This is an extremely powerful and deeply spiritual message. You are being called to take your consciousness to yet another higher level, and you have everything you need to get there, you just need the time and space to do so. Schedule in some alone time in the next couple of days, as soon as possible! Make a plan to spend it outside, it doesn’t have to be in the desert, it can be at the beach, in the forest, at the lake or river, or in a park… in fact, even your own back yard or garden will do nicely. The main aspect is to be alone, and have uninterrupted time to contemplate, meditate and pray. Concentrate on opening your crown chakra, to allow the connection to your higher self to strengthen. Then think about your third eye clearly seeing the messages meant for you. Work down through the chakras, imaging them open, receptive and spinning brightly while you prepare yourself to receive Divine love and guidance.
This is a sacred time, feel free to involve your favorite crystals, which will help bring clarity, healing and amplify your connection. Bare feet are great too if weather is permitting. If you are unable to get outside, maybe you can get close to an open window, or use your quiet time to visualize your favorite outdoor spaces in vivid detail, imaging yourself right there. This is your time, and it will be very beneficial for you. Relax, enjoy, receive and love, you are worth it!