Daily Angel Oracle Card: Dragonling Garden, from the Oracle Of The Shapeshifters, by Lucy Cavendish Artwork by Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Dragonling Garden: “A new world is born”
About Dragonling Garden: “Dragonling is the faery caretaker of the newborn dragons. Her garden is their nursery, their safe place, where they first meet nature, flowers, bees, butterflies, Shapeshifters, faeries, animals, and now… you. Baby dragons are very rare and extremely precious. For a long time, they have not been entrusted to this world, and they moved between the worlds, their elders watching humans to see when we would finally rebirth ourselves – only when we have nearly destroyed ourselves, learned that this is not the way, and pulled back from the brink of destruction will the elders give the young ones to us as a sign that we have changed what was to have been our horrible collective fate.
No longer will be slaughter the Wildwoods, the keeping places of the magickal fae. No longer will we torment those who can speak with beings in the summer lands or see the shapes of souls above their physical forms. No more shall we force others to believe in one way to the Source. We have been to the edge of the cliff, pulled back, grown wings, and decided to fly instead.
We will care for and respect the animals as our kin. And you, who now meet the dragon in her tender form, will grow strong and become powerful, but never a danger to all that is. You are proof of the beauty of this world, of its worth, and you will honor all life in the reborn world.”
Dragonling Garden Speaks: “In a new world we will live together – the fae, as am I; the animals who gather about the newborn one in the magickal grove; and you, a child of the New Earth. This grove is a womb, Nature’s sacred temple of the great Goddess and God, and in this place we are caring for the newborn magickal ones’ – and witnessing the return of the dragons. All that we feared lost from the world is returning; all that we though it impossible to hope for has come back to us. The whole world is singing, is in love, because the rebirth of magick is taking place. We cannot live with out magick. The dragons, the trees, the animals, the fae, and the humans must – somehow – learn to live together. Now that the dragons have entrusted their babes to us, we know the world can be rebirthed too. You have come through this time of hardship, and you, like the entire planet and all of her creatures, are reborn. Rejoice in this great blessing! They have come back to you! Sing your joy to this world – you feel the happiness of Gaia’s heart, her the bells ringing out at every birth, and know once again that you live in the times of legend.”
Divination: “You have claimed your place in the world, reborn and tender, yet strong and honorable. As you represent the possibilities of humanity and have learned the Shapeshifters’ lessons, you have understood that while you are reborn, so too is the very world. You now must shift the focus from the self alone into the we, the us, the bond between all. You will not lose yourself again, as you once thought you would. Know now the world’s future has changed; the time you have been waiting for is now, and you must choose something bigger than the one self – you must choose something transcendent – to walk with. You must shift the focus from the old self – for that self has fallen away and died, and here you are anew. If you shift the focus from the old self and the thousand petty worries and complaints that you can conjure, you will be of service. You will do kind things. You will be cared for. There is no further need to worry – only to live well and in kindness, serving something greater.
When you have chosen to do this, something truly miraculous will take place. The people and the beings of the old world will fade away – and in your new world will be happiness, bliss, and an enthralling contentment.
Now we are free.”
~by Lucy Cavendish
Step away for a moment from the hustle and bustle of your life and just Breathe, Dear One. Breathe. Long, slow and deep breaths. Center and ground yourself back into this present moment, this moment right now. Take a few minutes to explore your body, your awareness. Take inventory on your mind and spirit. Where are you at? What has changed? What are you holding on to that is old and what could you be embracing that is new… right here before you?
What we hold on to is the past. The worries, doubts and fears. The pain of past experiences projected onto an unknowable future. We drag it along like a ball on a thick rusty chain… but why? Why do we drag it everywhere with us?
Stop for a moment and close your eyes. Breathe from the top of your head right into the bottom of your feet. Now look down at your ankles… are there chains? How big are they? How heavy? What’s attached to them? How big and heavy is it? Why are you dragging it along? What does it represent?
Are you ready to let it go?
Reach down and unbuckle the chains. Thank them for all their hard work. Let that big ball of lead that is attached to them know that it’s no longer needed; your good now, safe and capable of moving forward without it. Take a few steps away from those chains and the heaviness, pain and fear that they represent. Notice how much Lighter you feel… like you could float or fly. With Grace and Ease.
Visualize an angel coming down from the sky, lifting your chains up and transmuting them to Light. See them dissipating away to nothing but particles of sparkling Light. Feel all the energy centers of your body come blazing to life; renewed energy and vitality. Know that this is how it is going to be from now on. Thank the angel for its assistance as you dance, fly or float back into this present moment.
Repeat after me:
I AM Completely FREE
I AM Liberated
I AM Brand New
I AM Reborn
And so it is
*Oracle Of The Shapeshifters, by Lucy Cavendish