Daily Angel Oracle: Rhiannon ~ Self-Trust, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton
Rhiannon ~ Self-Trust: “Do not doubt yourself. You can trust yourself. Developing self-trust is a necessary part of positive growth. You will be able to succeed in your goal if you believe in yourself. Sometimes you need to say no.”
“The Welsh Goddess Rhiannon was a graceful young woman who married Pwyll, a Demetian king. When Pwyll first saw her, she was riding a stunning white stallion, her hair loose and fair, her smile sweet. He fell deeply in love with her, and they wed. Soon a baby prince was born to the happy couple.
Pwyll’s mother, who had up until now had the undivided attention of her son, became jealous of their love and kidnapped the new baby. She put fake blood on Rhiannon’s hands as she slept in order to frame her for the baby’s disappearance.
When the household awoke and found the baby prince missing and blood on Rhiannon’s hands, they immediately presumed she had done away with the child. Pwyll’s mother accused Rhiannon of hurting the child, goading everyone else to think that way too. Even though Rhiannon did not remember committing such a crime, she doubted herself and spoke aloud that it must have happened. Pwyll was broken-hearted yet could not sentence the woman he loved to death, and instead Rhiannon’s terrible punishment was to forevermore carry visitors to the castle on her back just as a horse would.
Thankfully, only a season went by until Rhiannon began to build the strength and self-trust necessary to question what had actually happened that night, coming to full recognition that she could never harm her child. Soon after, Rhiannon found the young prince, and so her mother in law was banished. Rhiannon was happily reunited with her king and became a wise and powerful queen, never again doubting her own self or her own wisdom. Horses were made sacred to her and honored as a symbol of her hard work and transformation.
Like Rhiannon, there may be times in our lives when we doubt ourselves and even perhaps hand our power over to others. Self-trust is such an important thing to develop – it builds our confidence and makes our decisions easier. Sometimes, it is necessary to say no to someone even though that person would like us to say yes. Self-trust, the ability to know what is best for us and what our capabilities are, helps us cope better in situations like being bullied or pressured into something that we are not sure we want to do.”*
~ By Stacey Demarco
It is time to venture back out into the world, transformed. Trust that you have made changes, that you have cleared away the past and can move forward fearlessly into the future.
Remember that you have within you an internal GPS, your intuition. You can trust it to lead the way. Check in with it regularly and heed its guidance. Does something feel light and easy and loving? Go that way. Does something feel not quite right? Maybe take a closer look. Red flags flapping madly, trying to get your attention. For heaven’s sake, LISTEN!!! See? It’s really quite simple!
Your heart and Soul will speak to you through your intuition. All you have to do is Trust. And if you have trouble trusting, stop and ask, “Am I seeing this through a lens of past experience?” If the answer is yes, take the time to bring that fear up, acknowledge it, bless and release. Then move on. No need to repeat past patterns, but also no need to be held hostage by self-doubt.
And remember, you can ask your angels for guidance, for confirmation and for signs, messages and support.