Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Human Gift, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Richard Cohn and artwork by Rassouli, Published by Blue Angel
The Human Gift:
What is your excuse for all these blunders?
Such loyalty is offered by the beloved,
yet so much treason comes from you.
Such kindness is offered by the beloved,
yet so much defiance and resistance comes from you.
Such grace is offered by the beloved,
yet so much fault and failure comes from you.
Such attraction is offered by the beloved,
with sweetness and generosity,
yet such jealousy comes from you,
with so much doubt and suspicion.”
“Do you bemoan your lack of faith? Do you berate yourself, blazing angel, because you have moments where you cannot bring yourself to trust in love more than you trust in your fear? Do you lament and worry that you could, or should, be living in greater surrender? And yet, when is light more precious than when it arises from darkness? When is trust more admirable than when it involves an uncertain, yet bold, leap of faith? Oh human angel, your path is perfection in the divine sense – not in some artificial absence of struggle, but in the wrestling of darkness and light that ignites the fire within your holy heart.
So rise up now from your doubts and admonishments, and let your human self be loved. Even for all the doubt, you are still a cherished one of the Great Beloved and always shall be.”
“Be kind to your heart. You may believe it to be weary from doubt and distrust, so much heartbreak and so many agonies, yet still it beats. Still it persists, with unquestioning allegiance to life. What a grand heart it is, this sacred heart of yours. How can it be worthy of anything other than tenderness, gratitude, acknowledgment and appreciation?
Do not plague your heart with falsehoods and expectations of some disembodied perfection! The perfection of your heart is that is loves still, even if you try to stop it with some notion of self-protection from future hurt through doubt or fear – still it loves. It is perfection that it hopes even after despair, that it holds compassion even after experiences of fear. So then, what is there left to do but breathe the grandest sigh of relief and allow yourself the essential luxury of peace within? So then, everything is all right – even if at some moments it seems not to be, still, your heart beats in honour of life. The heart can be nurtured and coaxed into gentle acceptance of all that is and the divine sight will become available to you.
It will be something you can come to count on at all times, and in that, gain greater peace and the realization that, yes, it is safe to trust and surrender! Indeed, it is the only safe, sane and sensible way to live. It is also the most fun way to live! And you are allowed to live this way if you so choose. It is not shirking your duty as a responsible adult! It is not deluding yourself and turning away from the real world! Rather, surrender is placing responsibility where it is best placed – firmly in the hands of that part of you wise enough to know the Great Beloved is wiser still, and that your life unfolds according to the Great Beloved’s grace.
So, for now, take comfort in this oracle. Just for a moment, let your heart be honoured and loved by you, and imagine that you can crack open a window in the dustiest chamber of your own heart temple to let the light of the Divine stream in. You may see the angel reaching to assist you: you may receive the gift of understanding, insight and revelation; you may feel peace; or you may finally allow your heart to break once more to shed those old grievances and be free and fresh to live and love again. Or you may quietly realize you are human, you are light and dark, of heaven and earth. What a perfect blend you are of all that can possibly be. You are an extraordinary, living divine experiment in the making. And you are sacred, cherished and loved by the Great Beloved. So do not fear your fear, but do doubt your doubt with compassion. Let it be and let it go. You are human after all, and your journey is beyond description. Just remember, if you are ever in need of the Great Beloved, there is a place where sacred tryst is always available to you; in the temple of your heart with the window cracked open, so that doubt can fly out and love can breathe freely.
This oracle comes with special guidance for you. You are, or soon will be, seeing with greater clarity and insight, a situation that has been obscured to you in the past. You may be startled by what you perceive, so much so, that you second-guess yourself or chalk it up to wild imagination on your part. You are asked to trust in your perceptions that when they come for the heart – although what you perceive may be darkness – there will be no judgment in it. See what is truthfully there; be in the compassionate nature of your heart, and you shall also be shown the most graceful way to become clear and free of darkness, either within yourself or within others and the world around you.”
Sacred Honouring Ritual: “Place your hands on your heart and say the following aloud: ‘I love you. You are strong, brave and powerful. You are gentle, vulnerable and inspired. You are truth. You are insight. You are wisdom. You are life! I love you and you are safe. You are the Divine made flesh. You, my precious heart, my precious connection to life, I adore you. Thank you for loving. Let us open the inner window, let the stale emotion out, and breathe in fresh life now, for you are to be well and thrive according to love’s grace and wisdom. I trust in what you know and what you see. In compassion, I honour all perceptions of truth. So be it.”
You have finished your sacred honouring ritual.”*
~ By Alana Fairchild
Love you. Accept you. Embrace your uniqueness, and your connection to All That Is. See the Divine human perfection in every flaw and imperfection of each and every one of us. Without this love we have nothing.
We are so hard on ourselves. We strive for something more, something deeper and more meaningful. We hang on long after it was necessary to let go. We are rocked by our emotions, sometimes knocked off course. We look to others, wanting and wishing that things could be different; not realizing that we sit on a goldmine of opportunity at all times. All of us, without exception.
This message is to bring you back to the most important aspect of your life, your existence. YOU! Not other people. Not more stuff. Not anything other than you. You and your gifts, your wisdom; your talents and your skills. Your big and beautiful heart. All that you can share in this lifetime… if you don’t get in your way and hold yourself back!
Know that if you can find it in your heart to forgive, accept and unconditionally love yourself, and where you are at, and what you have been through… you have the power to change it all. You are only a decision, a choice away from a brand new start. From creating something totally amazing. A new direction, a new path, a new life. Yours, if you can embrace all that you are first.