Daily Angel Oracle Card: Opposition, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma
“Opposition can be a profound learning experience when it leads to the understanding that differences to not have to create breakdowns. In fact, all apparently opposing forces highlight the unique qualities, the strengths as well as the weaknesses of each other. We commonly define sadness as opposite to joy, dark in opposition to light, death against life. But from a broader perspective these qualities are two sides of the same coin, dual aspects of wholeness. In fact, each serves the other, adds spice to life, and creates a beauty that far exceeds the limitations set by rigid thinking.
It is said that for everything there is a season, a time, and a space for every purpose and person under heaven. All that is, plays an integral part in the big picture of existence. Each being, blade of grass, mountain or star, is individual, unique, and independent yet somehow mysteriously interrelated to everything else. Only the human mind creates the illusion of estrangement and opposition.
When we find ourselves in a state of mind contrary to the opinions of another, both parties need to back away from the argument to gain a broader perspective. This cools down the heat of defensiveness and creates space enough for each person to begin to understand the other’s point of view. Head-butting is not just exhausting – it creates all kinds of headaches and unnecessary complications. Cutting off from someone because they are different, or because you don’t agree with their opinion, simply shuts the door of cooperation that could provide insight and result in a breakthrough. Once you label a person as “impossible’ you are cheating everyone, especially yourself. Excluding the difficult is never a solution, because it prevents any real understanding of the challenges to be faced, and simply prolongs the discord.
The intelligent approach to opposition is to first define a neutral ground, and then come together on it. It may be difficult to do so, but if you persevere, it will be more than worth the effort, and can bring unexpected benefits.
No matter how intolerable the situation may be, nothing is impossible once all parties are genuinely willing to give peace a chance. Difficulties in communication can always be overcome if there is a sincere desire to accomplish harmony. If might take time to restore balance, but trusting that it is possible and working toward that goal will ultimately be deepen and strengthen the bonds between you. If differences can be aired in an atmosphere of respect, where each individual has plenty of space to express his or her thoughts and grievances without fear of judgment or retaliation, it’s an improved situation for everyone.
Finally, not taking yourself or your opinions so seriously will help to dispel your own hard line thinking and at the same time creates more space for trust. A little humor helps, too, because it lightens up the heaviness of an atmosphere created by skepticism and withholding.”
“One of the most puzzling manifestations of opposition arises when elements that naturally harmonize with one another have somehow become estranged. Whether this estrangement has come about because of a misunderstanding or because of external forces beyond your control, avoid the temptation to try to force a happy reunion. The better course is to trust in the wisdom of nature, knowing that which really belongs together will reunite in its own time.
Times of opposition sometimes bring unexpected opportunities to discover new harmonies. It is a bit like an improvisational jam session that begins in dissonance and somehow magically clicks into a truly inspired and spontaneous concert. Count yourself lucky in this one, and enjoy your role in the new band.
If you are in a position where another is holding back information or energy, or is being aggressive, do not waste your own energy in a confrontation that will only make matters worse. Rather, take time to consider what the source of your disappointment is, what future ideals you have become invested in, and relax your grip. Letting go means returning to a space of neutrality within yourself with an attitude that is willing to see what is possible without investment in particular outcomes.
Remember the old adage “Where there is a will, there is a way.” It is not just a saying, it is a truth. Everybody is unique, yet paradoxically we are all the same. Celebrating our difficulties brings harmony into everyone’s life.
Avoid using seduction seduction or any other form of manipulation to coerce others to take sides. To play that game is to get caught up in politics. It diminishes your own integrity and ultimately creates mistrust.
Stubbornly fostering an attitude that proclaims there is “no way” the relationship can work exposes the fat that somewhere in your thinking there is a hidden fear that perceives coming together as threatening. It is a good idea to clarify within your own mind what it is you are afraid of losing. Once you have got that straight, the situation will improve naturally.”
~ By Ma Deva Padma
It’s time to mend fences… where is the opposition in your life? What grudges are you holding? Who have you put beneath you when you don’t agree with their values or point of view? Gone are the ways of isolation and excommunication… these are of the old world (not to say that they are not still happening, but as we ascend, we will see it less and less until it fades away to the old 3D reality).
Now is the time to reinstate harmony, acceptance, Unconditional Love and Christ Consciousness. And we can’t really do that if we are busy judging others now can we? We can’t do it if we think we are better, we are right, or we are superior. We can’t do it if we are holding on to past pain, refusing to hear someone out, or labeling them for past mistakes. It’s time to move on.
Call that family member that you have refused to talk to since they spoke out or drank too much at so and so’s wedding. Offer an olive branch to your mother in law. Life is too short to hang on to this stuff. Focus on harmony instead of focusing on winning. Cuz creating harmony is how you win. Isn’t it?