Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Ancient, from The Faery Forest, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Maxine Gadd
The Ancient: “Elder, Experience, Lessons”
“The Ancient is so old she is almost beyond time. She is able to speak the truth without compromise – as are you, when this card comes to you. She is so old, has experienced so much, learned and taught so many lessons, that she has become powerful and influential, just as you are becoming, too. So too are you growing older, coming into wisdom. She knows that while others are now going to come to you for advice and guidance, she sees your humanity – your faults and your flaws and your feelings of unworthiness. She wishes to reassure you. Others will come to you, seeking knowledge, awaiting a blessing, an initiation, and oblivious to the consequences of the path they wish to walk. Wisdom, true wisdom, understands complexity and you have developed this quality. The Ancient is honorable and human, and yet more than human, and she is courageous and has made sacrifices – as have you. She sees straight through comforting illusions – as you do.
She represents ancient tradition and the challenge of defining the self, yet remaining within a tradition that you value – and this too is one of your challenges. So take responsiblity in your life. You will face the battle of choice, and you will be the antidote to gurus and dominant personalities who claim to have all the answers. The Ancient recognizes the challenge of being a teacher. This immersion in a world to learn the ancient arts and venerate wisdom and old ways can be expressed in many forms, but everything you are now learning has value. She is the repository for ancient secrets and the contact between worlds. She is wise – and she has learned to consider every word that falls from her lips, even as she longs to call out for freedom.”*
~ by Lucy Cavendish
Artwork: “Haegeth,” by Maxine Gadd
This card is a message from the Ancients, the Elders, the Ancestors. It is a calling, a beckoning into the realms of Sacred ceremony. It is drawing us towards something so much more important than the physical and material plane; the plane of illusions.
This is a message of some urgency. The next step on the ladder of your consciousness has revealed itself, are you ready to take the next step in your awakening? For the next step leads you deep into the forest of your Soul. This is not about the superficial issues that we concern ourselves with every day. Those that we waste so much time and effort worrying about. Those which steal our energy and our focus. These must be left behind for a time while we find something much more profound. We can no longer be held back by the smoke and mirrors of our perceived unworthiness, instead, we must see the magical connection between All That Is, Was and has Every Been. And our part in it.
Are you ready, Dear One? Can you feel the restless deep within? Abandon your fears and come with me, your Ancient Ancestor. Learn my wisdom, that which resides within you always. Rise above the mundane to explore the sacred with me. See the world in terms of magic; of sacred geometry and of energetic connection. See how vast you are in the plan.
Awaken and take your place within the circle of life; hand in hand with your Ancients. Remember why you are here. Remember your power to heal. Remember your power to create. Remember you have no limitations; infinite time and space.
Breathe it in
You are needed