Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman: Perception ~ Emerald Stone
Perception ~ Emerald Stone: “The heart knows what the eyes cannot see.”
The Legend: “A young princess wanders into her untended garden. As she claws through the decaying undergrowth, she finds a brilliant emerald stone. The stone speaks and tells the princess to open an old wooden door. She enters a dark corridor and the door slams shut. Afraid, she moves forward until her hand falls upom another door. It opens to reveal the same garden she left behind; only now it is beautiful, filled with flowers, butterflies, and birds. It is magnificent and familiar.
Inspiration: “Often our journey brings us full circle, leaving us to wonder why things happen. Emerald Stone teaches us to follow through on whatever is before us. Going back is not an option.
Personal Inquiry: “What in my life needs tending? How good will I allow myself to feel?
Key Ideas: “Transformation in the heart; change in perception; the unknown; promise of a richer experience
Key Words: “Beauty, open heartedness, appreciation”
“Begin to imagine the emerald Stone. When you see it, place it in
your ‘untended garden’. Feel waves of Emerald light filling you with courage.
Emerald Stone may have some thoughts to help you. Listen carefully.
When you are ready, see what has changed.”*
– Tori Hartman
There is so much beautiful symbolism in this card! The Emerald Stone, which represents our heart chakra, at it’s optimal; open and radiating bright white love and green healing light. The butterflies, signs of transformation and change, rebirth and possibility. The little green birds; one in a flight of freedom and one in the branch, seeing things from a higher perspective. There is also the darkness behind the door, which she is turning away from and towards the light, bright, beautiful and abundant garden… her palm open to receive love and abundance. And finally, the purple of her dress, representing intuition and the third eye chakra, the white which represents the crown chakra and the gold, which represents the solar plexis.
This card is telling us to trust our hearts and also our intuition. To trust in ourselves, and know that what our hearts whisper to us is the truth. It speaks of taking flight, of trusting in our own strength and to have an objective perspective. It is telling us to know that our hearts can guide us through the darkness and fear, into the light that awaits us. That we must trust in our path, work to strengthen our connection to our higher selves and that the future is indeed bright and not scary. Finally, it show us that our job is one of action, of having enough faith to listen to our guidance and walk through the door, leaving fear behind once and for all; remaining in a state of allowing. Receptivity is key.
It is time to walk through the door, keeping your focus forward, knowing that you are taken care of. The Universe will provide.