Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer: Milky Way ~ Perspective
Milky Way ~ Perspective: “The Milky Way is said to be one of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. It contains between 200 to 400 billion stars, the one most famous to us being the Sun. The oldest star in our galaxy is 13.2 billion years old – said to be nearly as old as the universe itself – and the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. Distances are measured in light-years, and the Milky Way galaxy is believed to be 100,000 light-years in diameter. The enormity and vastness stagger the mind and challenge the imagination, yet, it also gives us some notion of where we fit in all this.
Considered from this perspective, our usual frame of reference is put to the task. We are faced with a choice of abandoning our myopic vision in favor of seeing and accepting the bigger picture, or we can just allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by a sense of smallness and helplessness. Yet know that we are composed of material from those very stars that inhabit the Milky Way. Thus, we are connected to Earth and the entire universe at all times, in life and in death.
You have lost your perspective, so it is time to step back, breathe, and allow yourself to detach in order to gather information from you senses and regain you perspective about the situation. Detachment does not mean that you no longer care – it simply indicates that you are looking at things from a different point of view. It is an outlook that is not clouded by emotions, judgement, or attachment to outcome, but instead maintains a nonreactive awareness of these things.
The Witness, that internal aspect of yourself that simply observes everything in your life, offers his or her eyes here. Through these lenses of pure awareness, you can examine all aspects of your experiences – physical, emotional, and mental – without denying anything. By doing so, you will come to understand a greater perspective than is typically justified by the ego, which allows you to see what is before you with clear vision and an open mind.”*
What is the fastest way to change your reality? Change your perspective. But how do you go about changing your perspective? Well, you need to stretch your brain in a way that it hasn’t been stretched before. Learn something new, something mind blowing that you never thought of before. Master something you never in a million years thought you could do. Travel, see how other people in the world live their lives (as authentically as possible, so Disneyland may not be your best option!). Go somewhere you have never been in your own home town. Branch out to meet new people; welcome positive and supportive people into your life. Take a step back from your routines, from your rut, from your complacency, from your electronics. Get outside to communicate with Gaia and ask her to help you really feel ALIVE again. Move the furniture around in your house, Feng Shui and redecorate a little or a lot. Invite people over for a dinner party that you have never socialized with. Check out a new Church. Volunteer or get a new job.
There are options, but you have to be willing to see them. It takes strength and courage to step out of your comfort zone and actually get out there and do it. When you step away from the drama of your own issues, you gain a new perspective. When you see the world with a broader vision, you realize that we are all connected, no one is alone and we are all full of infinite love and possibility. Take this opportunity to see the patterns and where they come from. Ask for help in changing them to create harmony and balance in your life. Cut the cords to unnecessary relationship strains on your energy.
Seek love and acceptance for every issue you are facing. When you find that love inside you, your perspective on everything changes. See the unconditional love and beauty inside yourself and radiate it out around the world; and watch that love transform those around you, recreating your reality.