Daily Angel Oracle Card: Shaman Of Skulls, from the Love Your Inner Goddess Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Lisa Ferrante
Shaman Of Skulls In a Reading: “In your heart, you have been asking for something different, something more, and the Universe is answering your prayers. You do not need to be afraid of the changes happening, or that are going to happen, for you. They are part of that answer from the Universe! You might feel uncertain because you cannot see how it is going to all work out – but know that the Universe is caring for you, and will provide a way to move through the transition with grace. You are not crazy to willingly enter this experience. There is nothing that you need avoid, and so much that you will gain.”
Spiritual Guidance: “Something is ending. Something that has meant a lot to you. Maybe it is a relationship, a phase of your life, an identity that no longer suits you. Maybe it is an inner ending that you cannot quite articulate, but you feel nonetheless. This is a symbolic death with a greater purpose. The shaman is spiritually trained to overcome the fear of symbolic death and, instead of avoiding endings, to willingly go through them with the awareness that an ending is simply the other side of a beginning. The shaman learns that endings happen when something new wishes to be born. The shaman knows that this is ultimately for good, and has compassion for the human mind that may still feel very uncomfortable and resistant to the human process. So, even whilst we may accept the change, even with gratitude, our minds might feel uncertain and afraid – we might feel confused or try to cling to what is ending. These are natural human responses to loss, especially when we sense that loss is irreversible and that life will never be quite the same again. Be patient with yourself, be kind, but also know that new life is happening for you now according a higher purpose and loving plan. Your life is mean to change at this time. Be encouraged. From the ashes of this symbolic death, you shall rise again.”
Sacred Ritual: “Place your hands lightly on either side of your head. Say aloud: “This sacred skull holds the light of wisdom, shining unconditional divine love in all directions now.” Use your fingertips to gently massage your head, all over, including under your jaw and behind your ears, allowing your head to feel relaxed.”*
~ By Alana Fairchild
A chapter of your life is coming to a close. This could have been happening slowly and methodically throughout this last month or so, or it could be something quite sudden that you have had to deal with. Whichever the case, a door is closing and with it comes necessary change. Sometimes we have known what must end or change yet we lacked the courage to do it. In these cases, after a time it is taken from us, whether we like it or not. Maybe you don’t like your job but you see it as necessary security and are afraid to search for another one, only to be laid off. Maybe you have thought about moving only to find out your landlord is selling and you must move. Maybe a relationship is well past its lesson and yet you have been holding on thinking it might get better. Then they up and leave you “unexpectedly.”
Sometimes we know but we don’t want to know. We should move forward but we feel scared and stuck. Sometimes the Universe does it for us and we feel like the victim until we realize it was all for a greater cause.
It’s time to look at the bigger picture. Release the fear and shift our perspective of what is possible. Aim higher, dream bigger and just stop holding ourselves back. Reconnect with the passion and inspiration that motivates us to make things happen in our lives.
Tomorrow we take charge of a new month. Another chance at starting new. Every month brings with it a fresh energy, a new beginning. What will you create? What do you need to let go of? What baggage can you put down, free yourself of the dead weight? All of this could be internal. It could be that you are getting out of your own way, seeing yourself as the powerful being that you are.
Whatever your particular case, take a big deep breath and face it head on. Turn away from the old and open up to receive the new.
And so it is