Daily Angel Oracle Card: Deliverance, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma
Deliverance: “The time of Deliverance is captured best in the image of a thunderstorm. As in nature, when there has been a long dry spell, and thunderheads are gathering on the horizon, the time for deliverance is at hand. Before a storm breaks, the accumulation of energy and tension can build to a point where it feels almost unbearable. Then, the sudden release of pent up energy in lightening and thunder delivers the earth from the oppressive conditions in the gusts of wind and cooling rains.
Awareness and grounding are especially needed at ta time like this, lest euphoria. The small, ordinary things of life still need careful and ongoing attention – and taking care of business is the best preventative medicine to ward off the let-down that can often follow such a high.
That is not to say it is inappropriate to rejoice or feel unburdened now – rather, enjoy and keep your feet on the ground. When a thunderstorm has passed, there is an uncommon freshness and sense of renewal in the air… and there is often a fair amount of debris on the ground that needs sorting through and cleaning up. It is vital now to identify and clear away any destructive thoughts or actions that might have created the heavy atmosphere that lead up to the storm. Taking time for reflection will strengthen your ability to learn from your actions and help you to gain the clarity not to repeat the same mistakes in the future. No matter what the sources of past tensions, it is now possible to observe them with less passion and greater equanimity. And it is from this detached perspective that you can best understand what steps you need to take to move forward.
A word of caution: ‘detachment’ is cool, free from emotional storms and drama, but it is not cold and unfeeling. In the aftermath of all the storms and interplay of energies, in life, it is always important to maintain a spirit of open-heartedness and compassion. Forgiveness is a healing force, and it is just as important to forgive ourselves as it is to forgive others. In fact, the two often go together. By letting go of the past and its turmoil, you will clear the ground for the lessons of Deliverance to take firm root in the soil and grow into a deeper and more profound liberation of the spirit.
If any hurts or misunderstandings remain unaddressed in the current situation, it is time to acknowledge them, do whatever is possible to heal the wounds or clear up the misunderstandings, and move on. There is a window of opportunity now to move quickly and decisively into a new order of things, and this is best accomplished with heartfelt gratitude for all the lessons learned.”
~ Ma Deva Padma
If you have recently gained perspective and walked away from a person, job or any situation which no longer served your highest good, congratulations for your courageousness. It is imperative however, that you look closely at the feelings associated with this particular person or situation. Is there any lingering hurt, negativity or resentment? Are any grudges being held against another person? Have you looked deep within to find compassion and forgiveness? It is time. This is how the final healing of this emotional rollercoaster of a year will commence and how you will find completion and the courage and peace to move on from all of this into something brand new. This is the bridge to the next step in your journey.
Detach from the rawness and drama of the emotions associated with what is happening now, or has recently happened. Find a way to forgive both yourself and anyone else involved. Make peace with this situation and the outcome, even if it is uncomfortable now.
The new moon is a time to reap what has been sowed, and it is also a time to create new powerful intentions. Do not fear the path in front of you, know that everything is in perfect divine order and that you are exactly where you need to be, right now. Even if it is not what you want, even if it feels uncomfortable, it is part of the process. Then take the reins and full responsibility for your life and create something new.
It might be easier to focus on the healing process, keeping yourself in the Now moment; rather than focusing on the outcome. This is the deliverance you seek. When you are loving, no matter what has happened in the past; when you acknowledge the lesson and release the pain, you can set yourself free.
It is time to be truly free.
And so it is