Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Gift, from The Heart Of Faery Oracle card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud
The Gift: “Wisdom, Gracious Acceptance, Recognition.”
“We think of Faerie gifts as perhaps not being what they seem. The three wishes you were given are a trick and a burden, the charming prince becomes a demon lover. Sometimes, however, the gift of Faerie is a true gift, given freely and with good intent. And what will this gift be? What it will most likely be is wisdom. The gift of wisdom comes from journeying long within the realm of Faerie. Looking, listening, and being aware of the energies that surround you, prepare you for the gift of wisdom
That is what this masked figure holds out to you. An egg – containing all of the wisdom you have acquired throughout your travels in Faerie. This is a serious gift. She is not a capricious sprite, but a grave and majestic figure. If you are willing to acknowledge the journey you have taken and the lessons you have learned, then accept her gift, freely given and richly deserved.
If you draw the Gift, you may wonder what significance it holds for you, especially if you are just beginning your journey into the realm of Faerie. Do not worry. Think of all of the steps you have already taken to get you to this space you are in right now. Right here. You are already wiser and more learned than you can imagine. Take that wisdom from her, receive it gratefully and carry it with you as you travel on.”*
– Brian and Wendy Froud
There are many things going on in the world right now which do not feel right. There are people acting viciously towards one another; there are innocents being harmed; there is sickness; and the planet is being thoughtlessly damaged. Everything we do is recorded, there is not much in the western world that qualifies as “off the grid” anymore, and we are all subjected to an barrage of sensationalism, propaganda and commercialism. It can be hard to keep your true self afloat in such a sea of overwhelming stimulation, or even discern what is truth and what is lies. Yet this is exactly what we must do.
It is easy to get caught up in the negatives; the death, the sickness, the financial destruction, the environmental degradation. It can make you feel smaller and smaller…. and smaller. Helpless and hopeless. But we really don’t have time for that now do we?
So what can one person do to create change? It is the best mantra in the world; be it. BE the change you wish to see in the world. And that is not just lifestyle, it is a thought process too. It requires courage and determination and conviction and commitment. But it is possible. It takes action and focused intention. Coming together and teaching others. Once positive, healthy and sustainable thought at a time. We have the power to make the change by refusing what is no longer working for us on a moment to moment basis.
We are, individually and collectively so much more powerful than we think. Our thoughts are infinitely more powerful than we can currently comprehend. Understanding our own power is the gift offered to us right now. It is up to us to believe in ourselves; despite the current crises we are surrounded by; and use our wisdom to create change. Permanent, positive, loving change. And it all starts with each and every one of us, shifting and changing the way we look at the planet and each other. Letting go of the social conditioning that we are not powerful and that accumulation of stuff equals power and wealth. Embracing a different kind of peaceful power.
We can start by using our thoughts to create a safe and beautiful world.
Rather than living in doubt and fear of that which is presented to you, turn it around and create it into something beautiful. Believe in it. We can change this; I know it sounds mad but it is exactly true. You have everything you need, it is within you… it always has been. Use your power to create something new.
Remember why you came here, to save the world.