Daily Angel Oracle Card: Lotus Flower ~ Unfoldment, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer
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 is 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 it’s 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.”*
– Stephen D Farmer
I really love this card and it’s exquisite message. It is perfect. We are exactly where we are meant to be, no matter what that looks like right now. It might look like several steps forward. It may look like one giant step back. There is no use in judgement, only the acknowledgment of what is and the allowing of the new and better. It is knowing that you are still fully supported, and that what you desire, or something even better is, right this very moment, is on it’s way to you. It is shining your light no matter what; loving no matter what; and believing in yourself no matter what. It is the necessity for silence and stillness each and every day to reconnect to the All.
It’s it the perfection of your beautiful Soul, on it’s amazing journey.
The perfect lotus flower unfolding.