Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Mirror, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish Artwork by Selena Fenech
The Mirror: “Know thyself, self-examination, seeing who you really are”
The Mermaids Sing: “Water is a great mirror, and the darker it is, the clearer the reflections of the world around it will be. And so it is with life. The clearer mirror we can look into will show us who we appear to be… but the dark mirror, metaphorically, is when life, or the sea, or our feelings become darker, more complex, sad, thoughtful, deep and at times, very painful. But it is at these times that we can see who we truly are – for under duress, our true character can be observed. And sometimes, we do not always like the truth of what we see in this dark mirror. But the mermaid can help us with this, as she holds up a mirror, but a magical one, that not only shows us our appearance – it shows all of ourselves, our sweetness, our hurts, and our scars. In it, we may see what is hidden to the eye of the body, but known to the eyes of the soul. In dreams these mirrors may appear, and in emotional times, when we realize that we are still hurting, or have wounds we have sought to cover up. There is no need to cover up or camouflage in this beautiful mirror. Nor is it right to judge the scars and woundings – or the beauty and the glory – they simply are, and by seeing clearly, especially in the dark mirror of the Great Mother Ocean, we can see who we are. While we swim in clear waters, we can see the light and the positive, but when we swim in dark waters, we can truthfully see so much of who we are, and make changes, adaptations, or come to accept the truth of who we are, without seeking to adjust. We come to self-love, self-knowledge and self-healing.”
If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Refusing to see the truth of who we are – refusing even to look deeper within and question many of our assumptions. Being bewildered at people’s feedback about who they see us as, looking into a mirror and seeing only the carefully prepared for public self, not the entire self.
Refusing to address our patterns and our hurts, and therefore giving them power. Having a self-image that is never examined or deeply understood – projecting a carefully crafted image and believing that it is in fact who you truly are. Far too much belief in the appearance, rather than the entirety of yourself ans soul. A lack of personal empathy with your own wounds, and seeing them as something to avoid, deny or not even acknowledge. Afraid to look into the mirror because of negative beliefs about who you are, and because you are afraid to see what you truly look like.”
Divination: “It is time to gently, yet firmly see the truth about who you are, and to understand that who you are is not ugly, or lacking, but a truthful, beautiful, wonder-laden voyage into the soul… it is time to be shown what the eye cannot always see, but what the spirit has sensed… this may come through observations – loving words from friends who are truly able to see you, from a stranger who notices something that too many over look, or it can come in a moment when you glimpse who you have become… dreams, visions and flashes of intuition are also the mirrors that work with us at this time. Mirrors and who you appear to be will be coming up for you. Be sure to embrace the mirror and the magical mermaid’s tool as an ally, and wonders and healing will unfold.”*
~ By Lucy Cavendish
We have spoken many times about stepping into our power, and we have spoken many times about embracing our true authentic selves. We have thought of ways to reinvent ourselves, create a life of passion and vitality and find our joy.
Today’s message is a message of alignment and integration. It is about stepping out of the illusions of the three dimensional plane of existence. We have been taught to value youth and beauty above all else. We have been taught, especially as women, which is coming up big time right now, that we are worth less when we are older than when we are young and blossoming. We have been valued on our physical assets, the perfect figure, the perfect face, the perfect hair. We have been taught that if God didn’t provide it, then we should go out and buy it for ourselves. Bigger breasts, longer nails, thicker eyelashes, poutier lips, the list goes on, and on… and on. And if that isn’t bad enough, we are now competing with photoshop. Now there’s an illusion!
But it’s all just an illusion.
It is to keep your light dim. It’s to keep you down.
Because if you spend all your time worrying that your physical appearance doesn’t match up… then you keep yourself small. You hide. You hold back. You believe that you are not good enough, that you need to improve before you can be taken seriously. That those graced with the physical attributes, or the money to buy them, are above you. Along with those who would judge you either way. And you give away your astonishing power. Without even realizing that it was yours to keep.
But the shift is happening. We are taking it back. We are stepping into the full, beautiful and perfect package that we are. And it feels amazing. Finally, we can breathe.
The first step is seeing it, with every ounce of your being. Feeling it radiating out. Hearing the magic of the primal beat of your own heart. Using your senses in a whole new and amplified way to cut away the illusions once and for all.
And seeing what has been there all along.
Beautiful authentic you. Full of Light. An extension of the Divine. Here for an amazing Journey in your chosen vehicle of skin and blood and bones and magic.
See that when you look in the mirror, right into the eyes of your Soul.