Daily Angel Oracle Card: Purgatory, from the Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno
Purgatory: “”The emotional ups and owns you are experiencing are part of a healing process through which all that no longer serves you is being transformed and released. Though it may not seem like it, this is a positive time for you. To help facilitate the healing process make a list of anything you feel no longer serves a useful purpose in your life. Include in this list all negative thoughts and fears. Once you have made your list, practice the following meditation.
Imagine yourself and everything on your list being showered by golden light…
Now imagine a beautiful violet flame emerging from within the golden light…
Imagine the violet flame transforming all negativity into golden light. Continue to focus on the healing power of the violet flame… feel it transform you, clear and heal you.
Transformation sometimes means that we need to let something go. Trust in this process. All you surrender will automatically be healed or replaced with something more suitable.”*
– Toni Carmine Salerno
Our previous ideas of purgatory may not match this card. It is an explosion of light and colour. A portal or an opening of sorts. It actually represents the transformation from holding yourself hostage, ie “in purgatory”, to breaking through into infinite possibility. When we yearn for change yet are unable to create it, we hold ourselves in purgatory, unable to have the faith to make the change. When we live in shame, guilt, regret, frustration and resentment, yet do not feel worthy of change, we hold ourselves in purgatory. When we refuse to see our own divinity and connection to All That Is… we hold ourselves in purgatory.
Imagine this card as your angels reaching down through the Universe to assist you. Yet in order to be helped, you must acknowledge the lesson in what you are leaving behind. Release the situation, person or feeling. And then, alone, make the leap of faith. Your action creates the manifestation of transformation. When you leap, you will be completely supported. Held in the arms of your angels and guides. Filled with love and light. Divinely guided to a world of possibility. All these things are hovering now, just beyond your reach. For as you let go of what is holding you back, you create space for miracles to enter your life where the pain resided.
What… or who… do you need to let go of in order to move forward? The first thing that comes to your mind is the right answer. There is no more fear, only light. Only love. Only faith in the Universe and faith in yourself that your heart guides you truly back to who you are. And who you really are is perfect and beautiful and undeniable.
You will soon discover your strength beyond measure; yet it will require no struggle. You will soon discover that you care capable of anything you set your mind to. That the angels and the Universe is on your side.
Good bye Purgatory!