Daily Angel Oracle Card: Spirit Of Place, from The Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid, Artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia
Spirit Of Place: “Authenticity is the essence of power”
“Our ancient ancestors believed that every place has a Spirit looking after it or embodying it: just as we have a soul, the plants, trees, birds, mountains, and rivers have their own essences.
When the Spirit of Place arrives in your reading, it says that the answer to your query is in the overarching theme of your circumstances. Is your question about a struggle? The answer is to relax and let go of your need to control the situation. If your inquiry relates to finding love, then embody love rather than long for it. Once you find the essential truth that underlies your question and then name it, you will discover the answer you have been seeking. Your greatest power is your authenticity.”
If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Do not get entangled in details or desires that obscure the truth of your situation. Step back and ask yourself, ‘What is the real nature of my discovery?’ Even exquisitely seductive hidden agendas cannot conceal this. Trust your intuition, the Spirit of Place is whispering in your ear. You hold the power to tell the truth – first to yourself, then to the world. You can always distinguish between and essence that is true and one that is ‘synthetic.’
Be honest with yourself, and remain willing to let your situation be revealed for what it really is and not what you want it to be. An apple can’t become an orange, just as a dog can never become a bird. Are you trying to change someone or something to suit your agenda? Only when you see things as they truly are will you find the real treasure.”*
~ By Colette Baron-Reid
This is a message of authenticity vs control and compromise. Where are you in your life right now? Are you stepping forward into your true authentic self? Fearlessly expressing your truth? Or are you still under the influence of what others would like from you? Are you shielding yourself with masks and illusions to please another? Are you trying to force someone to conform to your standards? Are you accepting yourself and others unconditionally? Where is the love here?
It takes strength not to compromise ourselves in order to gain approval. It takes guts to stand up for ourselves, our rights and our values. It takes commitment to stick to our guns and refuse to back down when something is really important to us. And it also takes strength to give up and walk away when things just aren’t right.
This ascension process is one that we go through collectively, yet in many ways we go it alone. We are all on different paths; all leading to the One. But we may take a little longer; we may double back a few times; or we may be on the fast track and get there way ahead of the others. There is no wrong way.
Remember that you simply cannot drag someone along with you who just isn’t there yet. You can encourage them and cheer them on. To a point. You can take on a leadership role and step forward fearlessly onto your own path and inspire them to step onto theirs. But you cannot control the outcome. They will get there. In their own sweet time. Let it all go.
Be the very best version of you that you can be… for you. Find your joy. Find your passion. Find your love and your light.
And be those beautiful aspects of you.
All else will follow.