Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Angel Dreams Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D and Melissa Virtue: Red
Red: “Passion, Survival.”
“Red asks you to check in to see if you are balanced or unbalanced. This colour pertains to your physical body at its deepest levels. It also asks if you are grounded or scattered. It is time to tune in to your animal impulses. If you are unbalanced, your fears beginning to expand. Release them. Trust that your instincts will sound off and remove you from harm’s way if necessary. In doing so, you will feel liberated to enjoy life more. If you are balanced and grounded, that would mean you have chosen the environment that your physical body thrives in.
Red resonates with the root chakra, passion, the drive for survival and sexual energy. It also represents the circulatory system and the strengthening of life force. Perhaps you need to check your blood pressure of your metabolism levels. This card may also be letting you know that is is time to discover or acknowledge your passions. Taking bold action towards what stirs your excitement, especially if you are worried about money, will guide you to your bliss. The Universe is supporting you with the flow of abundance.
Additional Meanings Of This Card:
Archangels Metatron, Jophiel, Michael, and Ariel are associated with this symbol. You need to ground and balance yourself, your home, or your career. Affirm your abundance in the face of any money issues. You might be angry or upset about something. It is time to discover the root of the issue and release those feelings and situations that no longer serve you. Your vital force is a bit low; look around to find what might be draining you. Wear red to give yourself a boost.”*
-Doreen Virtue, Ph.D and Melissa Virtue
Getting grounded can be challenging if you like to have your head in the stars, like I do! It’s always challenging for me to come back down to Mother Earth. Even though I do feel a deep connection to Gaia, it sometimes just feels easier and lighter to be dreamy and high up in the chakras. The only issue is, of course, that since we are here, experiencing this physical plane, we must come down to Earth and plant ourselves into the present moment. It actually makes things run more smoothly, it’s easier to “be here now” and fully appreciate everything around you.
So how then, do you get grounded? Well, I like to use Hematite, one in each hand, or one on my Root Chakra just at the base of my tailbone. Hematite, known by Shaman as “Blood Of The Earth Stone” in many ancient cultures, is an excellent grounding stone. Even it’s physical weight helps to remind you that it is bringing you back down to the Earth. A simple meditation that is effective for me is to take two Hematite stones, one in each palm and stand outside, barefoot, either on the grass, dirt or preferably sand. Feel the Earth beneath your feet and imagine roots forming from your feet right into the Earth below you, deeper and deeper they go, right into the center of the Earth; the very heart of Gaia. Imagine that you become your favourite tree, rooted firmly into the ground, and standing tall and strong. See your arms as branches; see the leaves, needles or flowers; feel your protective bark. Breathe deeply and just Be… a tree!
If this is hard for you to visualize, then try an even simpler method: Go outside barefoot and hug the nearest tree, sending it love and gratitude for helping you ground yourself. Breathe deeply and imagine yourself blending into oneness with the tree. Know that the tree has everything it needs; there is no worry being a tree, everything is in perfect Divine order. Trees symbolize serenity, wisdom, stillness and harmony.
Need to ground? Go be a tree! You will be so glad you did.