Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Captive Man, from the Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud
The Captive Man: “False Perceptions ~ Enthrallment ~ Release from Captivity”
“The Captive Man says a lot about the darker nature of Faerie. Faerie women, especially Faery Queens, have always desired human male companionship and they are not very particular about how they go about getting it. The Captive Man is blinded by “Faerie glamour” and cannot see his way clear of the entanglement he is trapped in.
Men and women can be trapped by false perceptions. We easily become enamored of someone or something that is not what it appears to be. We are blind and deaf to the warnings of our friends and continue to believe in something that may well be doing us harm and is certainly keeping us in thrall to false ideals. If The Captive Man appears, we must ask for clear sight. We need the help of our true friends Faerie and human, so see what binds us. When we finally “see” the truth, we can begin to free ourselves from those harmful ties. Just as the Faerie Quen is loathe to give up her human lover, a situation in which we are trapped by false perceptions may seem impossible to escape. Asking for “true” sight is the best way to begin.
Conversely, we may be the captor, imprisoning a person or an idea when we should be giving it freedom. By releasing a thought or a person from captivity, we give it the space to truly become what it needs to be and we often find that it stays with us.”*
– Brian and Wendy Froud
It is time to broaden your perspective of just what you are capable of. Are you compromising yourself in order to remain “secure” when actually you are blocking your own true potential? Are you living up to someone else’s dreams, when your heart is telling you to go the other way? Why is someone else’s opinion of you more important than your own? Can you hear your Soul whispering to you to move forward, yet you have been lead to believe that you are not capable?
It’s time to break free.
What is your heart telling you? This is a time of creation and powerful manifestation. Do you want to keep creating what you have? Or is it time for something new? Do you believe in yourself enough to take the leap of faith and follow your Divine Guidance coming to you from your heart and Soul? Can you see the messages and signs all around you, encouraging you forward? What’s holding you captive?
We are often held captive trying to keep others happy. Responsibility and obligations rule our lives and we become martyrs for those around us. This is not a healthy way to live, and will end in resentment and anger. Unfortunately, it also stops the flow of abundance into our lives as we are not in the state of receptive faith in the Universe.
Look closely at where in your life you may feel trapped. A job you are afraid to leave, an apartment or a toxic relationship? A good way to tell is by gauging how you feel when you wake up in the morning. If you are full of anxiety and stress before your feet hit the floor, ask yourself why? And then, ask what would need to change in order for you to bounce out of bed every morning, joyfully ready to take on the day.
That’s what we are here for. To live our joy.