Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Ancestor Of Guidance, from The Shaman’s Oracle, by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan
The Ancestor Of Guidance: “I am The Ancestor Of Guidance. I remember you and so I watch over you. I guide your steps as you embark on your life path, and counsel you as you make important decisions about the direction you will take. Because I am of your family – however ancient – I know well the deepest places of your heart and soul, and stand ready to assist you in discovering the path you need to follow.”
The Ancestor Of Guidance” The mighty stag with its branching antlers is one of the most powerful images to be found on cave walls. Here it represents the all important act of guidance. In an ancestral context this guidance is far more profound than merely showing a physical path: it is the guidance of our footsteps on an inner journey of the spirit, orienting us in the right direction and ensuring that we take no wrong turnings or decisions. The Ancestor Of Guidance oversees the steps we choose on our path through life, and counsels us from the all-encompassing wisdom of the Spirit World.”
Interpretations Of This Card: “Profound Wisdom ~ Direction ~ Aspiration ~ Seeking New Ways ~ Companionship Of Family On Your Journey ~ Realizations ~ Echoes Of Ancient Paths”*
~ by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan
The illusion of separation is falling away and we are able to feel, if not quite yet see, our deep connection to All That Is. We walk in the footsteps of our ancestors, and realize that our perceived problems are problems that have been navigated many times, over many lifetimes before. Knowing that there is no challenge too large to navigate our way around. Knowing that all who have gone before us have faced these very same challenges and survived. Knowing that those who have gone before us have learned, and even possibly even thrived, from the experience… soothes our Souls. Although we may not know all there is to know about our ancestors on paper, we can feel them close to us if we spend time connecting to the depths of their energies.
If you wish to communicate with the ancients, ask the Ancestor of Guidance to open your connection to this well of Divine Wisdom. Meditation to drum beats, time outside in the forest, or a dedicated yoga practice can enhance your receptivity to the guidance coming through. Set the intention to open up to the grounding energy of the Earth, and see yourself as a conduit for Spirit to come through you from the Universe. Imagine yourself as the mighty Oak tree: “as above, so below” … know that You are the magical connection between Mother Gaia and the entire Cosmos.
Mindfully working with the elements will also assist you in achieving a stronger connection. Earth, Wind, Water, Fire and Ether are timeless ally’s on your journey. Our ancestors have felt the deep resonant heartbeat of the Earth through many bare feet. They have breathed deeply of the vital and magical element of Air. They have been embraced by the life giving properties of water. They have paid their respect and deep reverence to Fire. Ether is the lifeblood of our very cells, as it was theirs, cycling through the ages, generation after generation.
Approach the ancients with curiosity and respect and consider incorporating sacred ritual, asking to come into co-creation with these powerful ally’s. Know that there is nothing they don’t understand, that although time passes and technology takes over, their energies are timeless, wise and true.
~ Archangel Oracle