Daily Angel Oracle Card: After The Storm, from the Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison
After The Storm: “There’s a thunderstorm about. It is either headed your way or just passing through now. Don’t make a thunderstorm mean more than what it is, though. You don’t have to fear it. You might even feel excitement about it. After all, a thunderstorm is just nature’s way of gathering energy together that needs to be released. With a release of tension, relief and freedom soon follow, often with a fresh perspective and perhaps the gift of a promising hopeful vision for your future.
Perhaps the particular storm building within you or around you is causing you to quake in your boots. It might be a storm of building emotions, threatening to erupt or already exploding, seemingly beyond your conscious control. You might feel an uncomfortable sense of emotional or psychological pressure within and if something doesn’t happen – and soon – you fear you might burst! You may also sense that these are forces operating beyond your control. And you would be right.
There is, in life and in the creative process, a need to allow for wild storms. There will be those precious moments of peace beforehand and the release and revitalization that follows, yet the storm in the middle is essential! It is a natural part of the creative process. Without this building and releasing of energy, we would suffer from boredom and stagnancy. You may prefer the excitement of the storm, or the fresh, open feeling that accompanies its clearing. You may find it confronting to be faced with the power of something in which you can only participate, rather than control. Either way, the storm wisdom offers you the gift of bringing things to a head, and clearing them away, so that the energy can be freed from a pattern that has had its day, and is ready to become something new.
Sometimes the pressures that fuel the storms of our lives have been building up for a long time, without us being fully aware of it. It might be pressure from our own minds, creating unnecessary burdens upon us, such as burdens of fear or self-doubt. It could be pressure to appear a certain way, or to fight against life out of a mistaken belief that this is necessary for survival. Sometimes the pressure is little more than the impossible dream of perfection and a need to gently, or even with great dramatic flourish, cast that aside, so that you can dare to be what you are and create from your heart.
Even if you are not sure what the storm is ‘about’ do not lose confidence in your ability to successfully bear its progression, until you are safely at the other side of the experience. Even amongst the chaos of change and in moments of anxiety, know that you have so much light and trust in your heart that you can see the storm is but a passing process, and nothing that need worry you.
If you can’t sense the storm yet, this oracle is a portent for you. The storm is coming and you can, if you wish, feel the beautiful exhilarating gift of it, as you are empowered to cast aside what has been, and receive the gift of a fresh, new take on things. Your confidence is to remain intact – whatever is happening or soon will happen in your life, this storm of sorts, is transformational and supportive of your growth. It is going to clear any cobwebs and free you, open you, to new creative energy and life. Remember – there can be no rainbows without a little rain.
This oracle is also confirmation that if you have been praying for help, your prayers have been heard and the great creative intelligence of our universe is responding to you, stepping in and shaking things up so that situations can be sorted out according to a greater wisdom. So let go, hold only to your inner self and allow everything to be cleansed in the sacred storm.”
Healing Process: “Find a place where you can be alone and have some privacy, either inside or perhaps outside in nature. When you are ready, repeat the following, where possible with your arms up and open to the sky:
Storms so wild
Storms of grace
I call your blessing
Into my heart now
May I release and let go
May I be revitalized and grow
I open up my heart
To you now
Storms of grace
I stand my ground
As I allow your magic
To cleanse and surround
Any outgrown energy
Which I no longer need
Anything which will sap
Or deplete rather than feed
Storms of grace
with your help
I experience rebirth”
When you have completed your declaration, simply place your hands in prayer at your heart and close your eyes for a moment. Breathe in and out and be aware of yourself, what you feel and what is happening in your body – from the top of your head to the soles of your feet.
Then say, “Through divine creative genius, this is now so.”
You have completed your healing process.”*
~ By Alana Fairchild
Storm is electrifying, energizing; it forces us to move, to take action, to take cover to prepare. Storm is clearing, purging, awakening. It stirs up the energy, pushing stagnancy away. Storm is a much necessary and much needed force of change and transformation if we allow it to be so.
Storm can be frightening or it can be empowering. We can try to stand against the storm or we can wait it out, grateful as it sweeps us up and out of our ruts and into something new. We can embrace the energy and use it to our advantage. We can surrender to it and move with it instead of against it.
Change is coming or happening now. This storm has been brewing for a while now, and it is about to unleash it’s full power in your life. How you navigate the storm will determine it’s outcome in your life. Will you allow your life to be swept free of the old?
And after the storm…. Will you have willingly let go what needed to go and made space for something new?