Daily Angel Oracle Card: Zagzagel ~ Wisdom, from the Angel Blessings Oracle Card deck, Kimberly Marooney
Zagzagel ~ Wisdom:
“Who if I cried out, would hear me among the angel’s hierarchies?
And even if one of them pressed me suddenly against his heart:
I would be consumed in that overwhelming existence.”
~ Ranier Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies, I
“Zagzagel is the angel of wisdom who appeared to Moses in the burning bush. Zagzagel teaches us how to listen and see inwardly. Wisdom is the result of searching deep within for truth. Many of us are too busy with outward activities, too concerned about the opinions of others, and too filled with the clutter of the media to be able to venture inward.
Inner listening is vital to the process of awakening but it is impossible when you are filled with judgments and fear. While you are still clouded by illusions, you may feel unworthy, wander off your path, or repeat the pattern of hearing what you want to hear rather than hearing the truth. It is the job of illusion to do whatever it takes to keep you bound to this material world of limitation, sickness and death. The wisdom of God, however, is fearless, powerful and triumphant.
To receive wisdom, quiet your mind and learn to listen. This may be difficult at first as turbulent feelings and thoughts may torment you. Pray for help and offer your confusion upon the altar of your heart. As you sincerely practice, equilibrium will gently replace your agitation. Peace, the door to your inner wisdom center, will gradually grow and develop into your secret place of the Most High, from there you can at last be guided by your Eternal Self.
Recognizing divine guidance is the next step. Inner hearing sometimes comes through the mind as words, but more often it comes in the form of feelings and knowing. Welcome any feelings you receive, even the uncomfortable ones of loneliness, worthlessness, shame, anger, jealousy, frustration or fear. They are helping you identify the illusions that have you bound. At first, you are totally at their mercy, so pray for liberation from confusion. It often takes extensive emotional release work to get through your fears and misunderstandings. Pray to recognize your true voice. As you free your emotional body, your inner hearing and vision will begin to open.
When you connect with your angels and God, you feel alive and energized. Perhaps you won’t receive what you want to hear. The inner voice may come as a sharp nudge of conscience when you stray. Recognize this as the loving hand of the Beloved pulling you back onto the path. Another form the inner voice takes is intuition, your Eternal Self communicating with your awareness. Intuition is deeper than your conscience and requires a stronger connection with the inner wisdom center. As outer activity decreases and you dwell in peace, your inner activity increases. The gifts of clear thinking and a more active imagination become your unique reflection of divine thought. Judgment improves and habits of fear and limitation flee. You have found the source of wisdom.
Next comes the realization that you don’t want to be without the guidance of your Eternal Self and its omniscience any longer. You may wonder how you lived without it! It becomes a delight to surrender any sense of separation and ego-centered willfulness to these arms of love. No longer do you seek to use God, but rather offer yourself as the instrument to be used. ‘your will be done, Lord. I can do nothing without you.’
You are filled with an unimaginable ecstasy. Gratitude wells up so powerfully in you that it becomes that raft to carry you Home. God comes in a personal way that you recognize without doubt. Your questions are answered. You see people through the eyes of love and compassion as you recognize God in everyone and everything. Your search within has been worth it. No price would have been to high for the rewards of this union with God.”*
~By Kimberly Marooney
Wisdom is empowerment. Finding the answers within is quite literally life changing. We are conditioned to become consumers. Consumers consume things outside of themselves. The collect the material possessions. They consume the foods. They buy the beer and the gum and the cleaning products and the beauty regimes that they are told they need to buy. They consume and consume and consume and yet they still feel so empty…. so they consume some more.
But we always have the choice to turn away from all that superficial distraction and look within instead. That is where all the treasure is hidden. That is why we would be so dangerous if we were to access those deeply hidden realms of possibility. Because we would stop consuming on such a grand scale. We would use only what we needed. We would share. We would expand into higher consciousness. And all those distractions wouldn’t work anymore. Would they?
Everything we need is within us. But we are taught that isn’t true. We are taught to look to others, to authority, to the gurus and the masters. Distraction. Distraction. Distraction.
Maybe we experience pain and depression and anxiety when the inner wisdom is ignored. When we are too caught up in what we should be doing, what we should own, what we should look like. Maybe.
Maybe we could create a whole new way of being by refusing to buy into it anymore. And save the world while we are at it.
That would be wise, wouldn’t it?