Daily Angel Oracle Card: Seagull, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer
Seagull: “No is the time for deep emotional healing.”
“The emotional sea that is hovering just below your consciousness is a well of feelings that needs to be acknowledged and expressed. Expressing emotions does not mean indulging in them compulsively or creating drama around them. If there are tears, let them simply be tears and allow them to flow. Cry or laugh as much as you need to. Explore these feelings by sharing them with someone you trust, or write about them in a journal, paying particular attention to the sensations in your body. These sensations are clues to the layers of emotion that are just below the surface of your awareness. By either talking or writing them down, you bring them into yoru awareness, find relief, and create an opportunity to release them.
Do not let this be a theatrical exercise, one where you act or try to force yourself to feel something you are not. Make sure that you include a good dose of humor from time to time, particularly if you are dealing with darker and scarier emotions. It is not necessary to cleanse the emotional and psychic scars that remain from earlier experiences too frequently, but now is the time to do so. Should you find yourself starting to get lost in the whirlpool of traumatic memory, change the scenery by physically moving or intentionally distracting yourself in some way. It si not necessary to cure yourself of the feelings associated with these memories all in one setting; instead, simply relieve some of the pressure that lurks below the surface.
Associations For This Card: Observant; Swift; Opportunistic; Carefree; Versatile; Resourceful; Intelligence; Scavenging; Communication; Sociable: Protective; Messenger; Emotional; Respect; Fairness.”*
– Stephen D Farmer
All in all, I think seagulls get a bad rap. They are seen in many places as filthy, noisy scavengers, shooed away from boats for their habit of leaving a mess, and unappreciated in general. However, the sound of a seagull reminds me of my childhood; growing up on a commercial fishing vessel on the West Coast of British Columbia. Waking up to the unique sound of seagulls was exciting as a kid. I felt like they were talking directly to me when they swooped around calling to each other. And now, here I am, full circle and seeing that they really are talking to us, and like any other bird or creature, we should pay attention!
Seagull is here today asking us to process our emotions without getting caught up in them. What does that mean exactly? It means that we aren’t having a feel sorry for ourselves fest; we are simply allowing sadness to wash over us. We are not holding grudges, we are letting anger come through and experiencing it before we cut it loose. It means that we can allow the fear, but not get wrapped up in it; observing it and moving forward regardless.
We repress our emotions for fear of being over taken by them, yet we don’t realize that by doing so, we are creating a stagnant pool within us. Allowing the emotions to flow through, rather than stuffing them allows these feelings to direct us to our highest good. Blessing and releasing them will create much needed space in our hearts. Releasing let’s us experience the new and the now without being blocked by past pains.
So go ahead, take a few deep breaths, settle in and let what comes up for you come through. Acknowledge it, truly feel it, observe it and release it with gratitude for the experience. Forgive yourself for uncomfortable feelings and release all judgment. Keep going until you feel clear and repeat when necessary. Know that your emotions are there to teach you and that the lesson is valuable. Listen carefully so that they don’t have to give you more dramatic signs.
Ask your angels for guidance in releasing if it seems too difficult or painful for you to accomplish on your own. That is what they are there for.
All you have to do is ask.