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Follow The Leader

Published December 11, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Follow The Leader, from The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Follow The Leader, from The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Follow The Leader, from The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Follow The Leader: “Every life is a teaching tool for other. Your authenticity and honesty are an example to those around you.”

“You are being called to lead others by example. Your wisdom has been earned as a result of your bravery in the adventure of your life. The experiences of battles won and lost, places discovered, tears shed, and joy revealed have placed you in a unique position to be of service to others.

Your suffering has been crystallized into a talisman of wisdom. Now you must share it. By being fully authentic, you will lead others into the light. You will be required to divulge some things about your past so that you may help someone else. Lead with love. There is another message here as well. Look to those whose great character and accomplishments you admire. Emulate the leaders you respect. You will then in turn have more to offer.

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “As Challenger, the Follow The Leader card offers a gentle push to get up and take the lead. In a relationship or partnership, be the one to voice what must be said. Muster your courage and speak your needs aloud. Affirm what you like and what you feel. Do not just hope for someone else to fix the problems  you see.

If your inquiry is about a career or project, you must take the initiative to draw up a proper plan; and if it is about a personal relationship, you must be very clear about your intentions and desires. Boldly begin a discussion about how things really are and how to make the situation work for the highest good of all. Do this as soon as possible. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

You are being called to inspire! Your gifts are much needed at this time, it is time to share your light with the world. You should be proud of how far you have come, and you can use this knowledge to help others to find their way. Do not hold back.

There are aspects of yourself or your past which you may consider shadows. Maybe you have hidden them away from the light out of fear of being judged or made fun of. Maybe there are things you have lived through that have been traumatic, or decisions you made that you are not proud of. Maybe there is something that you long to do but fear rejection or ridicule. Put all those fears aside, you are being called to bring the shadows out into the light and be honest and clear. Shedding light on them will not only take away the power you have given over to them, but it will also pave the way for others to do the same. This also, is the only way to be truly authentic in the world. Honesty is key.

What you have been through, or gone through, is what brought you to where you are, right here and now. You survived it. You are brave and courageous and all the wiser for it, painful as it may have been. How can you help others do the same? How can you share your story?

Be gentle with yourself. This may take a little planning, a little contemplation. It may be so deeply hidden that it will take a while to bring it all out into the Light. But it is safe to do so, if you can stand in your power while you do it. This is about empowerment, not giving your power away.

Believe in yourself and move forward fearlessly. Others will follow.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Enchanted Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

The Mirror

Published October 14, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Mirror, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish Artwork by Selena Fenech

The Mirror, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish Artwork by Selena Fenech

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Mirror, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish Artwork by Selena Fenech

The Mirror: “Know thyself, self-examination, seeing who you really are”

The Mermaids Sing: “Water is a great mirror, and the darker it is, the clearer the reflections of the world around it will be. And so it is with life. The clearer mirror we can look into will show us who we appear to be… but the dark mirror, metaphorically, is when life, or the sea, or our feelings become darker, more complex, sad, thoughtful, deep and at times, very painful. But it is at these times that we can see who we truly are – for under duress, our true character can be observed. And sometimes, we do not always like the truth of what we see in this dark mirror. But the mermaid can help us with this, as she holds up a mirror, but a magical one, that not only shows us our appearance – it shows all of ourselves, our sweetness, our hurts, and our scars. In it, we may see what is hidden to the eye of the body, but known to the eyes of the soul. In dreams these mirrors may appear, and in emotional times, when we realize that we are still hurting, or have wounds we have sought to cover up. There is no need to cover up or camouflage in this beautiful mirror. Nor is it right to judge the scars and woundings – or the beauty and the glory – they simply are, and by seeing clearly, especially in the dark mirror of the Great Mother Ocean, we can see who we are. While we swim in clear waters, we can see the light and the positive, but when we swim in dark waters, we can truthfully see so much of who we are, and make changes, adaptations, or come to accept the truth of who we are, without seeking to adjust. We come to self-love, self-knowledge and self-healing.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Refusing to see the truth of who we are – refusing even to look deeper within and question many of our assumptions. Being bewildered at people’s feedback about who they see us as, looking into a mirror and seeing only the carefully prepared for public self, not the entire self.

Refusing to address our patterns and our hurts, and therefore giving them power. Having a self-image that is never examined or deeply understood – projecting a carefully crafted image and believing that it is in fact who you truly are. Far too much belief in the appearance, rather than the entirety of yourself ans soul. A lack of personal empathy with your own wounds, and seeing them as something to avoid, deny or not even acknowledge. Afraid to look into the mirror because of negative beliefs about who you are, and because you are afraid to see what you truly look like.”

Divination: “It is time to gently, yet firmly see the truth about who you are, and to understand that who you are is not ugly, or lacking, but a truthful, beautiful, wonder-laden voyage into the soul… it is time to be shown what the eye cannot always see, but what the spirit has sensed… this may come through observations – loving words from friends who are truly able to see you, from a stranger who notices something that too many over look, or it can come in a moment when you glimpse who you have become… dreams, visions and flashes of intuition are also the mirrors that work with us at this time. Mirrors and who you appear to be will be coming up for you. Be sure to embrace the mirror and the magical mermaid’s tool as an ally, and wonders and healing will unfold.”*

~ By Lucy Cavendish

We have spoken many times about stepping into our power, and we have spoken many times about embracing our true authentic selves. We have thought of ways to reinvent ourselves, create a life of passion and vitality and find our joy.

Today’s message is a message of alignment and integration. It is about stepping out of the illusions of the three dimensional plane of existence. We have been taught to value youth and beauty above all else. We have been taught, especially as women, which is coming up big time right now, that we are worth less when we are older than when we are young and blossoming. We have been valued on our physical assets, the perfect figure, the perfect face, the perfect hair. We have been taught that if God didn’t provide it, then we should go out and buy it for ourselves. Bigger breasts, longer nails, thicker eyelashes, poutier lips, the list goes on, and on… and on. And if that isn’t bad enough, we are now competing with photoshop. Now there’s an illusion!

But it’s all just an illusion.

It is to keep your light dim. It’s to keep you down.

Because if you spend all your time worrying that your physical appearance doesn’t match up… then you keep yourself small. You hide. You hold back. You believe that you are not good enough, that you need to improve before you can be taken seriously. That those graced with the physical attributes, or the money to buy them, are above you. Along with those who would judge you either way. And you give away your astonishing power. Without even realizing that it was yours to keep.

But the shift is happening. We are taking it back. We are stepping into the full, beautiful and perfect package that we are. And it feels amazing. Finally, we can breathe.

The first step is seeing it, with every ounce of your being. Feeling it radiating out. Hearing the magic of the primal beat of your own heart. Using your senses in a whole new and amplified way to cut away the illusions once and for all.

And seeing what has been there all along.

Beautiful authentic you. Full of Light. An extension of the Divine. Here for an amazing Journey in your chosen vehicle of skin and blood and bones and magic.

See that when you look in the mirror, right into the eyes of your Soul.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish Artwork by Selena Fenech

Transparency

Published October 4, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Transparency, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish

Transparency, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Transparency, from the Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish

Transparency: “Honest, Authentic, Genuine, Present”

The Mermaids Sing: “It is time to be very honest – as honest as you can be. It is hard to do this. Because we tell ourselves so may stories about who we are, and we have covered up so much of ourselves with layers of protection… but now it is the pearl of truth that is needed.

If we have come to you, we are asking you to very simply, and very clearly, tell the truth. About what you feel. About what you want. About what you may not know. If you do not even know how you feel, say so. We are asking, the powers of the waters are asking for you to be there, clearly – to be seen. Let us see you, we say, for there is so much about you, so much that is beautiful and in many ways attractive but we cannot see who you are. It is time to rise from this truth for a time. It is not always an easy thing to be simple, clear and true. But this is what you are learning to do for now. And what we can see, what is beginning to appear before us, is good, and precious, and worth looking at deeply.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “You may be concealing a truth about yourself from others, and you may also be hiding who you truly are. It is not always a simple thing to know how to communicate who you are, and to know what and who you are – but for now, you do know that there is some information others deserve to know. It will be a wonderful thing for you to share with trusted others this truth, and to finally drop the sense of watching who you are, to be sure you do not make a mistake and accidentally reveal who you are. As you become more accustomed to trusting others, trustworthy others will appear. You are ready now to meet and be with people who love and respect you, inclusively of all the challenges and choices you have made for yourself this lifetime. You are worth loving – all of you, the past, the present, and who you are becoming.”

Divination: “There is a truth that must be told. Time to reveal who you are to someone you have been keeping much of yourself hidden from. Time to clarify what it is you mean, what it is you want, and to truly look within and come to an understanding of who you are. In order to do this, it may be necessary to be very still for a little while. So much movement has ruffled the surface and it has not been possible to see clearly. Now, still yourself. See the waters clear… and look deep within. And then share this, with that trusted other – and, most of all, with your own self. Your true nature has been crying out to be heard and your true face has longed to be shown to the world. From this time forth, people will know who you are. Some will say you have changed, but the truth is, you have become who you always were, deep at the very heart of you.”*

~ By Lucy Cavendish

Presenting ourselves with absolute honesty and transparency is the next step in our journey. This is yet another way we ascend; by leaving behind the illusions of the three dimensional reality and creating a brand new reality based on pure truth.

The truth should never scare us, yet we spend so much time glossing it over, covering it up completely, or twisting it to suit our needs or the needs of others. Yet how can we build a sacred and solid foundation of Unconditional Love if we are wearing masks? If we cannot find the strength to Be in our truth, letting it shine through us, then what do we have, really?

Tell your truth. It doesn’t have to be brash or callous, it can be genuine and from directly from the heart. It might take some getting used to; for you to speak it and for others to receive it. But with the intention to do so by the Grace of the Universe, for the Highest Good of All, and infused with Love and Light, you simply cannot lose. You will inspire others to speak their truth too.

Drop the act. Step outside the Illusion. Be here now, vulnerable and true. Surrender to your own Light. Share your unique gifts. Stop staying small to please others. Stop fearing judgment and step forward. Hold yourself accountable by standing in your truth. Taking full responsibility for your reality. 

Allow others to be true with you. That can be scary too. That means you have to drop the projections; the expectations; the control. That means you have to stop and pay attention. Listen to what they have to say, from their hearts. And if they cannot offer this honesty and authenticity to you, maybe it is time your paths go off in different directions.

Be the Truth.

Fearlessly

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Oracle Of The Mermaids, by Lucy Cavendish

Maui ~ Discovery

Published August 17, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Maui ~ Discovery, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Maui ~ Discovery, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Maui ~ Discovery, from the Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

“Feel eager again for discovery and adventure. Curiosity may help you break barriers and solve problems.”

“Across Polynesia, from New Zealand to Hawaii, we hear stories about the hero Maui. Although the tales differ slightly from island to island and region to region, Maui’s exploits have given man fire, invented the kite, and even fished up whole islands for humans to live on.

Sometimes depicted as slightly disheveled and street smart, Maui manages to outwit his brothers and other opponents in his adventures. Other versions tell of a strong and mighty Maui, able to perform extraordinary heroic feats, but the common traits in most of his stories are his curiosity and urge for discovery.

Maui is the being responsible for introducing fire to man; in fact, he stole it from a bird. Maui and his brothers went fishing in the lagoon and happened to look back at the mountain near the shore. There was a fire burning. Man had not had fire for many generations, as the volcano that supplied the embers had ceased its rumbling. Racing back, Maui found only a wisp of smoke and a family of mud hens stamping the fire out.

every day thereafter, Maui and his brothers checked for fire but saw nothing. However, as they paddled out to fish one day, they saw a fire glowing against the mountain – out of reach again!

Now Maui had a plan. He decided to wait on shore while his brothers went fishing, but no fire appeared. Increasingly frustrated, Maui decided to make a life-sized doll of himself, and his brothers paddled out with it one fine day. this time, Maui would catch the birds at their fire.

Maui climbed up the mountain and found a hen just about to make the fire. Not waiting for her to start, he grabbed her and held her prisoner. Reminding him that if he hurt her, the secret would be lost, the bird convinced Maui to release her in return for the recipe for fire. The old hen taught Maui how to start a fire by rubbing special sticks together. Maui, quite the funny man, said to the mud hen, “come here, there is one more thing to rub!” And he rubbed the feathers on her head so hard that a bald patch appeared. Ever since that day, mud hens have had no feathers on their heads.

Maui’s sense of discovery also extended to creating a fishing hook so powerful that it pulled up whole islands from the ocean (to his utter surprise, mind you), and it is said that he created the islands of Hawaii in that way.

Call on Maui when you are eager for discovery, when you are working on solving a difficult problem and the answer seems far away, or when you need to find a little of the hero within yourself.”

Shadow Side: “Maui is a trickster and often makes his discoveries or gets his prize through stealing or, at the very least, outmaneuvering those in his way. While the end sometimes does justify the means, deceit and deception are not the ideal ways o get what you want. Maui’s appearance raises questions about our levels of authenticity, honesty, and contrivance.

We need to also monitor our levels of anger and frustration – sometimes humor can diffuse a difficult situation in the best possible way.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

It’s time to get adventurous, shake things up a little! We get so stuck in our ruts, our comfort zones, and we are afraid to step out and change things.

What can you do differently today? Have some fun with it! Change up your routine, even if you have to stick to the plan. Wear something sexy and bright; take a different route to work; get a walk in at lunch time; call an old friend and laugh together; take a risk ask that special someone out on a date; pick or purchase some flowers for you or a loved one; surprise someone you love with some chocolate; try a new exercise class; do something you love to do that you have been too busy to do lately. Do something that makes you smile. Do something that makes someone else smile. Stir up the energy and see how it changes your day.

Rediscover your inner child. See each day as an adventure and make sure you stay flexible to accomodate some exciting surprises from the Universe… co-create a way more exciting existence for yourself! You deserve it, and joy, happiness and peace all start with little FUN!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Gods and Titans Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Fork In The Road

Published March 30, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Fork In The Road, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Fork In The Road, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Fork In The Road, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Fork In The Road ~ Essential Meanings: “Time to make a decision; considering the consequences as you prepare to act; owning up to your obligation to make a necessary choice.”

The Oracle’s Message: “Every choice has a consequence. You have arrived at a fork in the road and are being asked to come to a decision. Will you further your dreams by choosing left? Or by choosing right? Will you take the road less traveled or the one well worn by others who have come before you? This is your choice, and yours alone, to make. Circumstances and other people will not make it for you. Be present, and do not avoid this junction, for it is an important crossroads. Take heart, as no matter which path you choose, you will have a rich and meaningful experience.”

Relationship Message: “You have reached a moment of truth in the evolution of your relationship. Which will you choose: to open up to the possibility or love, or to remain isolated; to go deeper and commit to mutual passion, or to walk away? This is a time to take responsibility for your truest desire and to follow it. Be honest with yourself about what you are willing to do, invest, and give. Then choose. You cannot make a wrong choice. If you move forward with a relationship, know that it will be based in truth and authenticity. You will have made a conscious decision rather than simply hanging on because you do not want to be alone – or ending things because you are afraid of the intensity of a genuine connection. All roads lead to the lessons you must learn in your relationships. regardless of the decision you make, it will place you on the path to a truer experience of the heart.”

Prosperity Message: “You have come as far as you can on this part of your journey, and now you are faced with a choice. Inherent in this choice is the need for change, for evolution, and for a bettering of your circumstances. Narrow it down to just a single question: Who do I need to become, and what do I need to believe, in order to live a life of prosperity? Answer honestly and from the heart. Then the decision about which way to go will be effortless. Know that abundance is all around you. Choose to see it, and it will be easier to settle on a direction, for the way will be made clear by your intuition, which knows how to steer you towards your well being.”

Protection Message: “Indecision is extremely frustrating and will lead to anxiety, loss, and confusion. At this juncture, you can’t remain in place without losing your way altogether. Avoid the tendency to let others choose for you, which amounts to a subtle refusal to take responsibility. Do not give your power away, not even to this oracle. By not making a choice, for which you must be accountable. If that choice leads to undesirable circumstances, take heart; Spirit never tires of giving you second chances. You can always start again once you have learned this valuable lesson.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

This is a very clear message that a decision has to be made; we can only sit on the fence for so long. Which way to go? What is your heart telling you? What is your Soul telling you? This is not a time for ego to take over, so bypass the fears, doubts and anxiety around making a change, knowing that your heart will not lead you astray.

The answers you seek are within you; look no farther. No one can give you the advice you seek, in fact, it will only confuse things. Take some time in silent contemplation and let the answers come. Only ask your angels and guides for direction. Then ask your Higher Self for the extra strength, courage, and wisdom to follow through.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wisdom Of The Oracle card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Communicating Freely

Published September 10, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Communicating Freely, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Communicating Freely, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Communicating Freely, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Communicating Freely: “I communicate from the depths of my being.”

Card Meaning: “Allow the truth of your soul to be felt and heard. It is an act of power to speak freely and easily. Be willing to stand tall and address people from the center of your being. Know that you can heal yourself and others through communication. This is not the time to step back – rather, it is time to step forward and share from your heart.

The Universe wants you to know: You are a natural teacher, and you have the ability to empower and enrich the lives of others through your words. Step into your role as a teacher and a leader. Additionally, if there is something that you have held back, now is your opportunity to bring this truth to the light of day.

Communication can restore trust and mend lifelong wounds. Take a risk. Speak from your soul with clarity and authenticity, even if it is not easy to do so. If there is any unspoken darkness that lies heavily upon you, now is the time to unburden yourself. If there is someone you love whom you have not told, share your feeling. Communication can heal, free, and transform  your life.

Questions to ask yourself: Is there anyone I need to communicate with? Is there some type of communication that I have been withholding? What might I need to do to step into my role as a teacher and a leader?”*

~ by Denise Linn

As you have transformed yourself and your life, it is now time for you to reach out to help and inspire others to do the same. Your story will be an inspiration to many, giving them the courage they need to move forward into transformation themselves. As you raise your own vibration and climb up the ladder of consciousness, you help to uplift those around you. Even if they don’t realize it… and even if they resist! You being filled with more light will help the planet as a whole; literally everyone benefits, even the Earth herself.

Share your clarity and your joy. Share where you have come from and where you are now. Share where you are headed. Know that the positive energies of your intention will shine out all around you, you will become the light, attracting the moths to the flame. This does not mean that you give away your energy, or that anyone should be able to drain you. Shield yourself every morning before you get out of bed, and every evening when you get into bed again for the night. You can do this simply by asking Archangel Michael to clear your energy field, removing any drains, cords or holes in your auric field. Then ask that he shields you with his royal purple cloak of protection. You can also wear or carry crystals such as Black Tourmaline or Obsidian to protect yourself and your energy fields.

Lastly, you can ask to become a vessel for the light, that it flows infinitely to you and through you, giving you a new influx of energy; consistently clearing and recharging.

I AM Light

Namaste

*Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Rebirth

Published September 19, 2014 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
rebirth

Rebirth, from the Numerology Guidance Oracle Card deck, by Michelle Buchanan

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Numerology Guidance Oracle Card deck, by Michelle Buchanan: Rebirth

Rebirth: “This card indicates a time of major transition and transformation that will result in significant personal growth. By drawing this card, you have entered a period of spiritual awakening and rebirth, where you have the opportunity to align with your higher self and the overarching principles that guide you. This is where you surrender to the changes around you and prepare to be the best you can be.

You are being encouraged to trust and believe that a magical future awaits, but first you need to let go of the old in order to experience the new. Take time to reevaluate your core values and reexamine your life, then eliminate any superficial foundations that do not align with your higher self and your dreams. This is a time to recognize and rise above any ego-based thoughts and behaviors, for humility and authenticity are the keys to your success.

In order to improve your current situation, you are being asked to adjust to, and harmonize with, the natural rhythm and cycles of your life = cycles that are leading you toward a higher level of understanding and awareness. This transformation is inevitable, so know that this is a very exciting time for you are about to become the best you can be.

Affirmation:

Through personal transformation,

I reach my greatest potential.”*

– Michelle Buchanan

This is the perfect follow up to yesterdays card, Letting Go. When we let go of the old, we make room for the new. This can be about perspective, it can be letting go of old, negative self talk, doubt, fear and worry. It can be letting go of toxic behaviors; of addictions or crutches; it can be letting go of people who do not hold intentions for your highest good. Maybe there is a job that you hold on to that you hate, but you  are afraid to look for something new, or there is a relationship that causes you pain and stress that you are unwilling to leave. Whatever it is that no longer serves you, it is time to feel confident about releasing it and moving on.

This does not mean you are acting selfishly, it does not mean that you don’t hold the intention that is for the highest good of all concerned, and it does not need to cause you feelings of guilt or shame. These feelings are old programmings, put in by well meaning parents or relatives, friends, co-workers, past school mates and society itself; setting expectations of you that no longer fit or serve your higher consciousness. Bless them and let them go.

Rebirth is an exciting time! It is a time of growth and expansion, a time of acknowledging your unique gifts, and a time of recreating yourself to suit the You of your future dreams. This is not a small project, think big and dream big, as this is building the foundation for an incredible future!

The sky is no longer the limit; the Universe is…

Namaste

 

* Numerology Guidance Oracle Card deck, by Michelle Buchanan

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