Daily Angel Oracle Card: Amaterasu, from the Ascended Masters Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
Amaterasu: “Come out of the closet.”
Card meaning: “It is time for you to make your real feelings and beliefs known. This card asks you to reveal who you really are to yourself and others. This may involved having a heart to heart discussion with a loved one or allowing other people to see your true nature. You will be spiritually supported in this process, and the ascended masters will help you to be lovingly honest. As a result of coming out of the closet, your relationships will deepen because you will know that you are loved for who you really are.
Additional meanings for this card: Let go of judgements about yourself or others. Speak your truth with love. Allow others to get to know the real you. Trust that your authentic self is lovable and likeable. The more authentic you are, the higher the energy and success of all of your projects.
Amerterasu is the Japanese Shinto Sun Goddess who was so bright and radiant that her parents sent her to Heaven, where she now shines down upon humanity. Amaterasu became upset when her brother the storm god was demolishing the planet, so she hid herself in a cave in protest, and the world grew cold and dark. The other gods tried everything to coax her out. Nothing worked until they finally put a mirror at the cave entrance.
When Amaterasu saw her bright and beautiful reflection, she finally came out of the cave. You can call upon Amaterasu to increase your self-esteem and to reveal your true self to others.”*
– Doreen Virtue, Ph.D
Coming out of the closet has long held connotations of suppressed sexuality or sexual expression. Yet there are aspects of each and every one of us keep hidden in order to protect ourselves from judgement and vulnerability. If we are people-pleasers then we often stifle our true authentic selves and all of the emotions and feelings that go along with it in order to cultivate a more pleasing “personality”. We become what we think people will most love and appreciate and turn away from what we truly are.
Over time, suppressing our true authentic selves takes it’s toll. Resentments are created when we feel that we “can’t” show someone we are close to who we really are, or how we really feel. Often this is too little too late as we have already taught the people around us how to treat us, what we will put up with and how many hoops we are willing to jump through to make them happy despite our inner pain.
Whatever you are feeling needs to be felt. Whatever you know is not true to you needs to be brought out of the darkness and into the light. Unconditional love is just that… unconditional. I love you… no matter what. I love me… no matter what. And if you can’t love me for who I am, then maybe we are done here.
Thank you for the lesson. I didn’t realize that I was compromising myself to the extent that I was. It has taken you coming to me in this lifetime, in this particular relationship, to show me the truth. Now I can see the light. Now I can see and accept myself. Now I can stand in my truth and let my light shine brightly, inspiring all those who need encouragement to shine theirs too.
I am free.