Daily Angel Oracle Card: Vila ~ Shape Shifting, from the Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto
Vila ~ Shape Shifting:
I dance from form to form
I shift from shape to shape
I am flexibility
for by changing my form
I freely flow with all that comes
I am consciousness
for by shifting my shape
I gain an expanded awareness of what it is to Be
I waltz a whirlwind
tango a tree
salsa a swan
or just plain fox trot
My dance is an affinity with All
for I am able to become All in order to know All
Becoming All dissolves form
Knowing All creates Oneness
The Illusion is that you have a separate shape”
Mythology: Vila (pronounced vee’lah) is the eastern European name for the Goddess energy moving through the earth as nature. Vily (plural) are very protective of their terrain and use their arrows of death on those who trespass. They are consummate shape-shifters, able to change into animals such as snakes, swans, falcons, and horses. They love to play and dance. If contacted in the forest on a moonlit night, they might grant health, wealth, abundant crops or they might, if shown disrespect, dance the offender to death.
Meaning of the Card: Vila has come dancing into your life in her many forms to teach you to nourish wholeness by learning to shape shift. Have you been too long in one form? Are you feeling still and stagnant, losing flexibility in your way of thinking and being? Or perhaps you feel that the human is the most important being in creation – that the rocks, trees, animals, earth, et cetera, are lesser forms. It is time to expand your awareness, to enhance your flexibility by gaining the perspective of other forms. Vila says that the way to wholeness lies in experiencing the whole of creation.”*
~ by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto
We are not our “personality” or ego; that mask we use to present ourselves to the world. Our personalities are greatly formed through our reactions to our life experiences. It is molded by the people we have come into contact with, picking up little idiosyncracies along the way; hiding our shadow sides which we are afraid may not be accepted and generally compromising and trying desperately to fit in. What if we removed the mask? What if we decided that we could shift and change depending on how we were feeling, and how we wanted to interact with the world and our environment? What if we committed to freedom of authentic self expression? How would that look? How would that feel?
How would it feel to be completely you, with no agenda? Without compromise, without approval, without judement and without trying to please? Can you feel a weight lifting from you? A burden being removed?
Part of your transformational journey is finding the True YOU. The beautiful Soul, the creative genius, the raw talent. The Light. Spend some time alone each day in quiet contemplation and commit to removing, layer by layer, the masks which have been in place since you were just a child. Commit to finding that amazing Soul within. As you peel away each layer, feel the new lightness of Being. See your own flexibility, feel it course through you. Know that you are connected to All That Is. That you are the butterfly, the flower, the bird and the tiger, and they in turn are you.
When you discover this deep and profound connection, to the Universe, the Earth and every cell of every creation, plant and creature.
That, is when the true healing begins.