Daily Angel Oracle Card: Black Swan ~ Grace, from the Animal Dreaming Oracle Card deck, by Scott Alexander King, artwork by Karen Branchflower
Black Swan ~ Grace: “Everyone knows the tale of the Ugly Duckling: a child’s fable about an abandoned hatchling forced to endure ridicule and rejection, but who ultimately overcame adversity to become a beautiful Swan. The parable demonstrates that until you can look inside and find the innate beauty that resides there, you cannot expect anybody else to see your beauty. When you look in the mirror and see infinite beauty looking back, however, others will also recognize true beauty (on all levels) when they look at you.
Swan helps us to realize our inner beauty by returning us to a state of grace. Grace cannot be learned. It cannot be bought or given – it can only be found within. It must be remembered. Children naturally walk with grace. Grace is innocence and impeccability coupled with a deep knowing and an unwavering sense of belonging; the knowledge of what true beauty is without having to advertise it.
Without inner beauty, peace and confidence, there is no grace. People who have looked deep within themselves, who have healed their past and reclaimed their inner child, know grace. Grace is the ability to walk through life, head held high with humility, pride and a balanced ego. Grace allows us to be strong, abundant and proud without being aloof, pompous or rude. Grace keeps us grounded and in touch with those less fortunate and those who have not yet reclaimed the knowledge.
If Swan has gracefully floated into your cards today, get ready to recognize your true essence and to trust the grace of your own being. Be prepared to see the golden potential in those around you as you relearn to unconditionally love yourself and radiate the inner beauty that yearns to be discovered. Prepare to awaken the grace that lays dormant. Allow yourself to access Spirit’s gifts of self-empowerment so that you may finally learn to believe in yourself on all levels. Ready yourself to transform your sense of abandonment into Mystery so that others may be drawn to you in awe and wonderment instead of being turned away by fear and confusion. Allow your inner beauty to emerge and the world will applaud and shower you with reward. That is Swan’s promise to you.”*
~By Scott Alexander King
This message is an extension of yesterday’s. You must find your inner grace to move you though life’s challenges with confidence and ease. Grace is refined empowerment, it is the ability to believe in yourself and hold your values and morals high in the face of adversity. Grace gives us the faith in ourselves to succeed in a way that feels truthful and authentic, without compromising ourselves for the bottom line.
Whether it be in relationships or business deals we can use our powerful inner grace to set us apart from the masses. We can step out of the lack mentality of desperation and struggle. We can know that we have what it takes; that our inner resources are more than enough. We can create from the heart and keep creating. We can ask for what we need and change direction when things do not feel in alignment with the Highest Good.
Grace has an aspect of courage as does faith. It is knowing without yet seeing the evidence and not allowing ourselves to be defeated. It is the difference between belief and conviction, the unwavering determination that is just built into us. Everyone has grace somewhere in their lives. It is that thing that comes naturally to you; what you do it so easily it makes it look like anyone could do it. That is your Grace. That skill you have mastered; where there is no fear around doing it as it has become second nature. Find that feeling and infuse it into every aspect of your life. Watch it change how you look at the opportunities that come your way.
Meet the open doors with heart centered Grace and see how your world changes around you.
And so it is