Daily Angel Oracle Card: Enlightenment, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman, Illustrated by Gretchen Raishch-Baskin
Enlightenment ~ Topaz: “If I seek peace, I must embrace my fears”
The Legend: “Topaz is a renowned spiritual teacher. People travel to hear his wisdom. He is journeying up a mountain to seek private counsel with the Great Servant when a young boy stops him. The boy asks, “If enlightenment is to be found in my own mind, how do I get there?” The moment before he disappears into the mist, Topaz replies “Through your fears.”
Inspiration: “At this time your journey is more important than you destination. Remember, if you face your fear, you will grow stronger. Relief awaits.”
Personal Inquiry: “My thoughts always drive my choices. How can I use my thoughts to heal myself?”
Key Ideas: “Path to enlightenment; the reluctant sage; taking time alone to connect; trusting your intuition; needing solitude; time for reflection.”
Key Words: “Support, Courage, Confidence”
Meditation: “Write down three fears, then close your eyes. Imagine these fears staying with you always. Then imagine them, one by one, walking in faith alongside you. Stride through the Garden of Fear and allow them to sty behind. What is more painful, keeping your fears or releasing them? The choice is yours.”*
~ By Tori Hartman
Have you ever stopped to ponder the saying “There is nothing to fear except fear itself”? Have you ever stopped to wonder if fear is like a habit that we have taken on? One that stops us from moving forward, like most bad habits do; one that keeps us from getting enough sleep, wrecks our peace of mind, and generally causes more trouble than it’s worth?
How many times have you been forced to live through your worse fears coming to fruition? And yet, here you are, reading this, so I am going to assume you survived it and are here to tell the tale. So my question to you is: Did worrying a whole lot about it or staying frozen in fear help you when you were in the thick of it? Did it prevent you from having to live through each moment? Or could you have faced it regardless of all that extra energy you put out on it. Have you ever wondered if maybe it would actually have been nice to just go through it the one time, instead of all those other times in your head first?
I know it might be tempting fate to ask “What’s the worst that can happen” so let’s just start out by scratching that one, like forever. How about asking the Universe “What is the absolute best outcome for everyone involved here in this situation?” and go from there? Why be conditioned to always expect the worst? Maybe (well, definitely but since we are releasing fears I don’t want to scare anyone!!) if we put it out there that things could go totally off the rails… they will. And maybe, if we release all that limiting thinking and decide to project the best possible outcome for the highest good of all, we can become a magnet to that instead.
Go ahead and practice. Start with the little stuff and work up from there. Try smiling and laughing and dancing while you do it, it speeds up the process and gets those amazing results pouring in just a little bit faster.
And so it is… not scary at all