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Barriers

Published April 27, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Barriers, from the Whispers of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall published by Blue Angel Publishing

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Barriers, from the Whispers of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall published by Blue Angel Publishing

Barriers: “You have created barriers or defense mechanisms that may be preventing emotional or mental healing. The Universe is eagerly waiting and willing to assist you with your healing, but you may not be receiving the healing you desire. Something seems to be blocking or hindering your restoration. The obstacle may be a protective measure you have put in place to keep your heart from further harm. This shield may seem necessary and logical. However, it is also preventing the healing light being sent to you from penetrating and healing your pain.

Defense mechanisms are a response to being wronged, hurt, rejected, abandoned or abused. You may have made a mental vow not to allow yourself to feel a certain type of pain again. Once the block is in place, you may find it difficult to talk about certain situations or to receive corrective information about your experience. By identifying the root cause of your defense mechanism, healing can begin. You need to be wiling to tear down the walls you have built so that healing can occur.

A woman rides high on the back of a dragon in the middle of the ocean. The shoreline is covered with jagged rocks and looks completely unapproachable. Smoke comes from the dragon’s mouth as if he might breathe fire at any moment. You have created a similar type of energy with the walls you have built around you. Remember, fear does not keep you safe. Be willing to make some changes. talk to someone about what you are harbouring so your healing process can begin. The full moon shines her light on whatever it is you are ready to release. The turbulent water shows this may not be easy for you to do. However, the same turbulent water can be cleaning and will help you to move forward. The stars in the sky are your blessings. They suggest there are many sources that will help you to become free.”*

~By Angela Hartfield

If you have been hurt in the past, which I think it is safe to say all of us have in one way or another, it can be really challenging to move forward and open yourself up to something new. We put safeguards in place; barriers to prevent us from experiencing the same pain that we once endured. What we don’t realize is that often our best intentions are actually what is holding us back. The holding on of the pain through the barriers we insist upon is what keeps us from experiencing something totally new. We believe we are protecting ourselves but in fact we are trapping ourselves in the past.

It makes sense when you try to visualize it. See yourself building walls around you after walking away from trauma. Big brick and mortar walls reaching way up into the sky, all four sides covered, all you can see is the square of light in the sky way above you. But now you realize here you are; stuck behind these walls. You can pace back and forth a bit but you are stuck. You can’t see what is in front of you so you can just relive what experiences you have in the memories of your body and mind. Your spirit tugs at you, urging you on but you are determined that you will never experience that pain again. So you stay behind your walls. Just you and your old pain to keep you company. But just beyond the wall is someone with something to offer you. Something beautiful. But you can’t see it; you are too well protected. You will not experience this pain again. They hold our their hand to you, but you can’t see it because the walls are so strong.

But the barriers feel too heavy now. They feel like they could be suffocating you. Holding you back. Holding you in the past to repeat patterns over and over again. They are doing the opposite of what they were put in place to do. You know you are not strong enough to knock them down, not yet. But you could start at the top and take a few bricks down; at least until you can see what is right in front of you.

Maybe there is someone who will help you to take them down. Maybe you have to do it all alone. But until those walls come down there is no moving forward. Until you are free you cannot really experience what is waiting for you on the other side.

Maybe it feels terrifying. Maybe it feels long overdue. Maybe you aren’t quite ready to try. Maybe the fear is just too strong and until you commit to stepping out of your comfort zone you will be held hostage.

As usual, all up to you to decide.

You could try taking a few of the bricks down, maybe once you start it won’t be as scary or hard as you think….

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall published by Blue Angel Publishing

Meditation

Published March 29, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Meditation, from the Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Meditation, from the Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel

Meditation: “In meditation, we can find the space between thoughts and mind chatter. When you meditate, you allow your mind to be in a state of peace. This shift in thinking will help stop any limiting and negative thoughts you might have fallen prey to. When fearful thinking gains a foothold in your mind, it can take root and become habitual. Expecting the worst possible outcome can become your normal response. It can be hard to recognize and release fearful thinking.

Take a minute and silence your mind. Breathe in and imagine this breath traveling through your body. Take a second breath and ask your body to relax. You are creating a connection with your higher self, God, Spirit and your intuition. Just one minute a day of meditation can provide a mental reprieve from the thoughts connected with illness, loss or low vibrational thoughts. This can go a long way toward healing.

A sleeping woman is surrounded by wintry imagery. The different scenes indicate a connection with your true essence, your inner resources and time when you felt happier. The snow suggests purity, cleansing and discovering hidden thoughts and fears. The goose may signify a need for reorganizing your priorities and the importance of the many blessings you have in your life. As you hold these images in your mind, begin a meditation to see if any messages come to you. Don’t worry or strain. Commit to meditating for a minute a day and increase it as you start to feel comfortable. Find soothing music that helps you relax. With practice, clarity and relief from stress may come fore easily.”

~ by Angela Hartfield

She is in a perfect cocoon of healing and peace. Safe from the outside world, she has a reprieve; a break from exertion, from drama and from interaction, if even for a brief time. If you are feeling drained or over extended, even if you recognize the blessings all around you; it is time to take a break.

Meditation is medicine for your mind. Disconnect from the chatter, from the distractions of everyday life. With practice, you can learn to relax the body while you free the mind from the loop of repetitive thoughts that hold us all hostage. The worry, the doubt and the fear. The analyzing of the past. The anxiety of the future. The battery of the self by the ego that can feel never ending.

Meditation can be active too. If the word meditation makes you feel uncomfortable, as if you just cannot stop your mind for long enough to find the peace, try a moving meditation first. Yoga, a walk on the beach or a hike through the woods is perfect. Mindfulness is key. Work to clear your mind and let everything go. Focus on your breath. On the sound of the waves or the birds in the trees. Soften your gaze and imagine your energy merging with your surroundings. Bring yourself fully into the moment.

When you feel comfortable with a moving meditation, try experimenting with stillness. Sit for 5 minutes a day in silent contemplation, again focusing on breath, letting your thoughts go. Over time increasing slowly minute by minute. Some days will be better than others. Sometimes you will be distracted, that is ok. Let it go and try again. Have patience with yourself. Use music or guided meditations if that helps. Do it for a month and see how it shifts your perspective.

Then commit to it for life.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel

 

Courage

Published March 7, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Courage, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova, published by Blue Angel

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Courage, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova, published by Blue Angel

Courage: “The warmth of all your open heart can give comfort to all who cross your path.”

“The root word for courage is coeur, which is the French word for heart. Courage comes from the heart. It is an inner strength, guided by love, which seeks truth and justice.

When you have the courage to be true to yourself, you start to feel empowered to act and live in ways true to your own soul, without any illusion. Ganesha is urging you to let down your guard and stop wearing a mask. Begin to have more respect for yourself as well as others. When you come from the heart, you will find that you relate better to others. Your innate gifts will be able to shine through. You are capable of leadership, achievement and inspiring others to succeed, through your own success.

When you draw this card, it is a sing that your ability to cooperate and thrive in peer ventures with like minded individuals is heightened. Be willing to do what is needed for things to run smoothly for you. Ganesha promises great success if you are willing to let down your walls. He is picture here on the powerful lion, inherited from his mother Parvati. The lion represents the fierce nature of Ganesha. He calls on you now to trust the fearless part of your being, your own inner lion, and invites you to work with him to learn how to be valiant and harness your heart’s great courage.”

~ By Angela Hartfield

It takes courage to take the opportunities we are offered; even when they are what we desire, they may be out of our comfort zone. They may feel scarier than living without the dream we have been so focused on creating. We may feel we are not yet qualified. We may feel we don’t know enough. We may feel that we don’t deserve it. Or maybe we have been treated badly in the past, have not done the necessary healing and worry we will suffer again. So we let opportunity pass us by.

Or, we have to give someone or something up, and even though we know it is absolutely vital, we hold on tight. We stick with what we know, and we let our heart’s down again. We put our masks firmly in place and pretend we are better off anyway. Who needs all that change.

Lord Ganesha is the breaker of obstacles, nothing stands in his way. If you are stuck, ask for his assistance in moving forward in a heart centered way. Ask him to assist you in your healing process. Ask him to help you to take off the mask. Ask him to present you with the courage to make the necessary change, take the necessary action and move forward towards your destiny.

Make an altar, with a couple of candles, a picture of Lord Ganesha, and an offering, flowers or a crystal will do nicely. Burn some incense. Light the candles, say a prayer and set your intention. Know that success is inevitable, although what form it takes could be a bit of a pleasant surprise!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova, published by Blue Angel

 

 

Give Back

Published March 4, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Give Back, from the Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Give Back, from the Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel

Give Back: “You need an interruption from what is going on in your life. A wonderful way to divert your mind is to give back. Giving back does not have to be difficult. Think of simple ways you would like to help or contribute to your community. This can be anything from donating food or clothing to a shelter to volunteering your time to a cause you feel is important. Giving of yourself will give you a different outlook on what is going on in your life.

Share your volunteering with family members or friends so they can benefit from giving back as well. Sometimes giving back may be close to home. It can mean assisting a family member, giving a ride to a neighbour or running an errand for someone. The important issue here is recognizing that health or emotional challenges can create self-absorption. Helping someone else will provide a break in the daily grind that has become your routine.

There is so much to notice in this card. Pay attention to the imagery that stands out to you. The foxgloves to the left of the image relate to projects, getting yourself out there and the willingness to give to others. The Pegasus bounding above the lady’s head is about clarity of mind. The children, the elder and the peacocks indicate various opportunities that will bring healing to you and your heart as you give to other. There are so many programs that rely on volunteers for extra support. Consider whether this is something you would like to do. If not, there are other ways to give back. The possibilities are numerous and you will benefit once you decide to take this step.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

It is so important that we all find a way to give back. Even, or especially when we feel we don’t have the time to do it or the resources to part with. It doesn’t meant giving money, unless you have abundant money to give, and then by all means find a worthy charity. But if you do not (yet) then be very careful and discerning about who you give to, draining away your resources is not the same as giving back.

You can give of your time, by volunteering at a shelter, soup kitchen, old folks home or animal shelter just to name a few examples. You can assist a neighbour, a friend or a relative, particularly one who is unable to do something unassisted. You can watch a friend’s children while she gets some rest, or help her to clean her house (believe me, that is gold right there). Walk someone’s dog when they can’t do it, or sit and listen to someone who needs to be heard out. Choose something that resonates with your own heart, and what feels good to you. There should be no agenda, and no resentment. There should be no need for recognition or repayment. Just a knowing that you are making a difference.

Enjoy your giveback. Put your heart and soul into it. Do not overextend yourself, set your boundaries and do what you can without ever feeling guilty. Know that even a few minutes of your time can make a big difference in someone else’s life, and it can help put your own in a new perspective.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel

Modify

Published February 23, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Modify, from the Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Modify, from the Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall

Modify: “Work on releasing your fears and learn to affirm the good in a situation. Positive emotions are linked to effort, focus, energy and inspiration. Your emotions and actions influence your body. They can raise or lower your energy and impact your physical body and health. Positive thinking will enhance your energy. Fake it until you make it – that is, you may not feel happy or powerful, but act as if you are. When you make the adjustment and act as if you are happy, your mood will shift positively.

Take steps to create positive changes as you adjust to your new life. Are you holding on to past situations and dwelling on them? Be willing to release the past and let yourself change your thinking. It is important to remember that your soul is having a physical experience. Your physical body is not your soul. Work to embrace this belief and it will transform your attitude toward many things in life.

A maiden flies on the back of a Pegasus amidst birds and angels. It is believed that Pegasus came from Atlantis. He represents the time of new consciousness. The angels bring awareness to how your thinking influences your world and what you have no control of. If you are stuck when it comes to modifying your viewpoint, call on your guardian angels. Angels can help you find the positive in any situation. The group is moving into the dawn of a new day. Fine tune your thoughts, quiet your mind and listen for your intuition. The feathers and wings acknowledge you have the freedom to push through this period.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

Affirmations can be powerful tools to retrain your brain, your attitude and your trajectory in life. Fake it til you make it basically means start saying the things your subconscious needs to hear in order to create something new… even when it sounds ridiculous to your conscious, ego mind. Do not stop until it becomes second nature. This practice combines mindfulness with positivity and it will help you get from where you are currently to where you need to be.

When we use positive affirmations we help to create new neural pathways in our brains. Where something was shut tightly against possibility, it can open to embrace new possibility. Instead of replaying the past, we invite the future to look completely different. If the emotions do not come easily, keep working at it until they do! You can even say your affirmations out loud, in your car on the way to work, in the shower or on a walk in the forest. Whisper them at night before you go to sleep. Write them down, accessing the power of the written word. Create an altar, collage or vision board, or place words and pictures that have special meaning to you in your God Box.

Basically, do everything you can to invite your dreams into the physical realm by making space for them in your internal reality. Try to see the world differently than you currently do and make different choices than you normally would every chance you get. Mindfully. Presently. With intention.

Change your thoughts, change your reality. It’s not a cliche, it’s the truth.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Healing Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Josephine Wall

Cultivation

Published January 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Cultivation, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Cultivation, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Cultivation: “Listening to music can heal, encourage, and nurture your soul.”

“Your spirituality is an essential part of who you are, and it forms the framework of your world. Music resonates with the human spirit. At the heart of humanity is the song of the soul. Music has the power to unite communities, cultures, and civilization. Listening to music can heal, hearten and support your soul.

Studies have found that musical tones communicate with and have an energetic impact on the cells and organs of the human body. It is believed that the cells vibrate and essentially have their own musical intonations. Listening to music can help heal and uplift your energy. You may find that by tuning into uplifting or calming music, you create space for greater contemplation and, in turn, gain more clarity about what you are creating in your life. It can also bring about a stronger connection to your higher self or to oneness.

Music cultivates community as sound fosters communication and greater unity. Cultivation is a continual process that develops, encourages, and nurtures. There is a spiritual connection that forms between the music and the listener. Ganesha is inviting you to incorporate music into your life in a way that will augment your spiritual expansion. Listen to soothing music while you prepare for your day. Move away from the noise of excessive electronics and digital images and back to a more melodic existence. Take time to sit and listen to music. Doing this can shift your energy to a clearer and more receptive state.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

Music has always been a vital part of our many civilizations across the planet. Music is a way that we can bridge the gap between cultures. Music can bring us together emotionally, triggering in us deep emotional release. Music is an integral part of marking a celebration, or honouring those who have passed. Think about the importance of music in movies, as it can get your heart beating fast when the killer is about to strike or tears flowing when lovers reunite.

Music has incredible healing properties that we are only just beginning to understand. The power of sound vibration can be used to kill diseased cells, promote growth in healthy cells and create the perfect balance within the energy centers or chakras of the body, promoting health and well being. 

Music can calm or stimulate the mind, assisting us in meditation, greater memory retention, and better connection between the logical and emotional parts of the brain. It can actually assist us in dealing with trauma and heal lingering emotional pain. It is proven that making music assists in the creation of new neural pathways; opening parts of the brain that would otherwise lay dormant. Yes, that means it quite literally makes you smarter.

But not all music is created equal. If you want to amplify the benefits of healing, bringing together the body, mind and spirit, it is suggested that you listen to Solfeggio or Binaural beat music,  based on the principle of Entrainment, which coaxes the brain to match the vibrational frequency of the music, promoting healing, sleep or altered states of consciousness.

Bring music into your world today. Get intimate with it. Put in some headphones and listen to the Solfeggio frequencies, there are many free on Youtube. Experiment with using this music to assist you in calming the mind, releasing stress, and healing the body. Let it move through every cell of your body. If you are able to experiment with making music, or participating in listening to or participating in a live music session with gongs, crystal bowls, hand pans, drums or any of the other magical instruments of the world… even better.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Harmony

Published December 14, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Harmony, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, By Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Harmony, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, By Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Harmony: “You deserve to feel good about your existence.”

“The card is symbolic of your personal beliefs and what will bring you happiness in your life. Ganesha is asking you to remember to radiate warmth and energy. Take some time to reflect on your personal values and attitudes. What do you believe will bring you the outcomes you are longing for in order to have a complete and happy life?

The colour orange can refer to a period of socializing, activity and new adventures. Orange is the colour of the Sacral Chakra and is associated with the sexual organs and reproductive systems. It can symbolize happiness and love. We store our feelings, emotions, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy and connection in this domain. How deserving do you feel? When you feel that you deserve good, you treat yourself well and require that others treat you well also. When the Sacral Chakra is clear and the energy is in balance, you are friendly, compassionate, and empathic with a concern for other. You will experience a very strong sense of belonging.

Feel good about your life. Enjoy time with friends and do what is necessary to bring yourself in alignment with what you want from the relationships in your life.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

There is an essence of sacred sexuality here, of sensuality. Luxuriating in the senses. Being in the moment. Making connections that matter. Lasting friendships, deep relationships. Delving into the soul of another. It may be romantic, it may be platonic, but there is intimacy, truth, authenticity. All the things that matter most. Bonds are formed or strengthened. Acceptance, allowance, and Unconditional Love is key.

There is creativity here, manifestation. Co-creation. Making of things that are important; vital to the future. Building something structurally sound, a foundation that will hold steady under pressure. Harmony between body, mind and spirit. A meeting of the minds.

Self-belief, balanced self-worth. Confidence, self-expression. Creativity. Anything is possible.

Wear orange if you can get away with it. Hold, wear or place under your pillow a carnelian crystal. Lie down and place it a couple of inches below your belly button on your abdomen and let it work its magic, clearing, empowering. Meditate. Breathe all the way in, deep into your belly, feeling it rise and fall.

Do something interesting today. Shake things up a little. Don’t hesitate. Don’t think too much about it, just go for it. Have a little adventure. Flirt a little. Surprise someone special. Plan a date night. Make a fancy supper. Indulge a little. Splurge. Splash out.

Harness the energy of Harmony, of joy, happiness and connection. Pull yourself into the moment. Look around you. Take time to experience deep gratitude for all the magic.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, By Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

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