Daily Angel Oracle Card: Sacrifice, from the Oracle Of The Mermaid Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish
Sacrifice: “There are those worth making, there are those that will destroy you.”
The Mermaids sing: “We know that in the world of the air, there is often a need to choose between what is wanted NOW, and what is best to wait for… and in your language this sometimes means sacrifice. We have heard of the stories you have told each other… and the deities of the land and the sky have done this… in the ocean there have been great sacrifices too. The whales sometimes beach themselves to feed their communities of people – your ancestors. They are more evolved and they know that at times, the individual lifetime is not as sacred as the soul’s evolution. In your wold, there is the tale of the great deity of masculine power, Odin, the father of your Nordic people, and how he drank from a pool of wisdom – water, the wisdom bringer – and ten hung of the Ash Tree, Yggdrasil for nine nights, returning to the world without one eye, but with Knowledge. We have heard from the Vikings that he did not regret his sacrifice – that he knew that to gain the knowledge, something had to be given up. You have head of the Goddess of the people of the far north of the Americas as you call them – the Inuits, and their Goddess, Sedna, whose father cut her fingers off from her hands to stop her clinging to the side of his boat. Some say this was a sacrifice… but this was not her choice… and so we wonder why you sometimes let people steal from you, and claim it to be a sacrifice. In your talk about us, The Little Mermaid, it is said she chooses to give up her voice, and her ability to swim, and even walks with great pain, just to have the love of a human man. This is a sacrifice… but she gave up what was sacred – herself, and in the end is neither mermaid or woman, not loved, or with kin… she is alone, as sea-foam. So, when you choose to sacrifice something, ask what it is for… is it sacred? Do you want someone to do something in return? Or is it because there is an outcome that is better, truly better than the perceived loss? Be wise in your sacrifices. Make them, and choose. Else it is nothing but manipulation and robbery.
Divination: “You may be contemplating doing something that is a hardship, or giving up something that is precious to you, in order to demonstrate how important a third option is to you. Remember to make the choice to sacrifice, and that by doing so, you have made what has been offered up hold, and made more sacred the goal you are questing for. Make your sacrifices wise ones… and be sure to decide whether the sacrifice is the best path. Sometimes people make what they think are sacrifices because they feel others will view them in a certain way – as good. Remove this from your thinking. See whether you truly wish one thing, or another. And then when you make the choice, and it is freely given, the you have truly made something sacred. The whole process has become divine in its nature, and the reward is in the space and clearing you have created, into which the great good can be poured. You will be blessed, for you have blessed the world with your offering.”*
– Lucy Cavendish
Usually the saying goes “Be careful what you wish for”, yet in this situation, the message is “Be careful for what you trade your dreams in for.” This message is to let you know that you must re-evaluate your self-worth when it comes to sacrificing your dreams and desires for the wishes of those around you. Don’t let fear, shame, guilt or doubt hold you back when making your decisions; putting everyone else before you will breed regret and resentment. You are worth every bit of your dreams; in fact, following your dreams will transform you and everyone around you with joy. Even if you can’t imagine how this could possibly be; you must consistently step forward into your power and follow your inner guidance into the life of your dreams. It will all make sense in the end.
Are you really clear on what it is that You want? Or has it been so long since you really listened to your true authentic self, that you have lost a bit (or a lot) of this Soul self along the way? It’s time to wake up and see how beautiful, worthy, wise and strong you really are! Follow your heart! Declare your dreams even if only to yourself and your angels; for the Universe will support you one hundred percent of the way. These dreams will rapidly manifest once you are clear, focused and passionate about what it is that you really, really want; (kicking all that old self doubt and worry to the curb once and for all!)
Your abundant new life patiently awaits you… what are You waiting for?