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Nurture

Published February 27, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Nurture, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Nurture, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

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

Nurture: “Focus on creating a calm and balanced life for yourself.”

“Ganesha asks you to maintain a compassionate, nurturing, realistic and down to earth attitude when it comes to collaborating with others and your present conditions. You can benefit from being more resourceful and practical. This is a time of slowing down and biding your time and resources. Deal with any issues as they arise, and brainstorm practical and easy solutions that will fix the problem with minimal drama.

Be careful of giving too much, without regard for your own needs. If you have been feeling exhausted or have been prone to illness, you are invited to stop doing so much for others and do more for you at this time. Do not seek empowerment by doing for others from a place of needing acknowledgment. Empower yourself by nurturing yourself and then, from a healthy place, help others.

Learn to nurture and to create occasions for others to grow by offering a safe, accommodating energy. This energy is the energy of the heart chakra. As your life comes more into alignment with your soul purpose, you bring this nurturing and unconditional love beyond your immediate surroundings and out into the world.

The female figure in this card is Ganesha’s mother, Parvati. She represents a strong female figure in your life that you may look to for extra support and guidance. this could be any female role model, friend or acquaintance that you find yourself drawn to at this time. Alternatively, Parvati can represent a part of yourself, especially when much of your time is spent focusing on the nurturing and caring of others.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

If your energies are feeling scattered, or you are feeling stretched in too many directions at once, it is time to pull back in. We take on too much, we look after every one else’s needs and put them before our own, and we end up feeling exhausted and depleted. Sometimes we do this because we are trying to avoid conflict, sometimes we are seeking approval through making others happy, and sometimes we have just taken on too much responsibility. Maybe we are using looking after others as a distraction so that we don’t have the time or energy to deal with what is going on in our own lives. Maybe we are using it to heal guilt or shame. And maybe we simply find ourselves in that certain stage of life at this time… having young children, aging parents or a new business that just takes up all our time and energy.

If possible, take some time for self-care. Take a break from all that you have going on in your life; and from the worries and stress these people or issues may create. When we take a little break, it not only assists us physically and emotionally to recharge our batteries and build up our strength and energy stores; it also helps us to shift our perspective.

Seek the counsil of a a “wise elder,” someone who has been through what you have been through, and can either help you or give you some sage advice. Accept help when it is offered, and do not feel guilty for needing assistance. Do some research and see if you can find a simple solution to streamline any challenges without allowing them to throw you too far off track.

Ganesha is the breaker of obstacles and he is here to assist us in finding a simple, accessible path on our journey. Ask him to stay by your side and show the way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Scales Of Balance

Published January 31, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Scales Of Balance, from the Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Scales Of Balance: “Ancient Tantra of the Soul”

“You are a Tantrika, Ian Initiate on the Path of Divine Healing of the Masculine and Feminine, the two sacred polarities that are universal to human experience. As these energies come into mutual respect and  balance, you attain great power, presence and healing effect in the world of the Soul and in the human world of forms here on this Earth. You are supported in further exploring this path now, under the auspices and blessing of beloved Isis.”

“You are in the process of sacred relationship healing of the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies within your own Soul. This is the advanced spiritual path of Tantra. It is the connection of the body and Soul. The effect of this inner divine relationship healing is genuine enlightenment of the mind and the body. The body becomes a living sacred temple of light, energy and wild aliveness. This embodiment can be experienced in movement, in deep stillness, in vitality and in quietness.

You are a Tantrika, a sacred priest-priestess of the Tantric arts. Some people mistakenly believe that Tantra is simply about sexuality, but it is in truth the journey of the Soul to bring masculine and feminine polarities into wholeness, love, unity and empowerment – to learn to be the enlightened path in every element of your being. This is Soul-building work that is in great service to the spiritual healing and evolution of humanity, which is in deep need of those such as yourself, who can help create sacred connection between mind and body. It might be through your own personal healing of your body-mind connection and perhaps through your healing services for others that you walk your Tantric Path. It might be done in a private way or in an obvious way. What matters is that it feels right for you. Walking this path authentically is a choice to live in dedication to the sacred work of Isis who taught us about the creative power that could come of healing the relationship between masculine and feminine consciousness.

You are guided to accept this healing through learning to balance the masculine and feminine energies within yourself and your relationships with others. Balancing give and take, directing and flowing, play and solitude are ways to do this now. Learning to feel as comfortable as possible with your sexual and spiritual nature, seeing how they can complement rather than compete with each other is helpful too. Connection with the body is the most powerful form of healing for the feminine energy as it holds the secrets to Divine Feminine wisdom. This can occur through movement, dance and yoga that is based on body awareness and presence, rather than necessarily involving fast flowing postures that may take you more into your head than your body. You can come more into your body through time in nature, swimming, laying in the sun, resting or walking provided that you stay present to the physical sensations that you experience.

This Oracle also comes as a guide for you Path of Inner Healing and Service. You are encouraged to explore Divine Masculine and Feminine healing within yourself specifically at this time. This may involve forgiveness of past relationships with significant males or females in your life. It may also require an adjustment of softening to allow in feminine wisdom, or cutting out some distraction or draining situations or relationships that minimize your sense of your own power and capacity to use masculine wisdom well.

If you also drew the Oracle Of Healing the Divine Masculine, you are actively encouraged to explore Tantra as a personal healing journey this lifetime. There are many different teachers and approaches under the heading of ‘tantra’ these days. Use discernment and trust what feels right to you.

You are also guided, if in healing work with others, that you can help others heal through exploring the interplay of masculine and feminine energies. It might be through connection of mind and body, through inner and outer worlds, through sexuality and spirituality, joining for healing. Enjoy the unfolding journey, beloved Initiate, for it will be highly creative and could involve art, movement as dance, yoga, breath work and much more!”

“The Scales are balanced with perfection
Feminine and Masculine in Divine Connection
Surrender and strength, Body and Soul
Together are loved, united and whole
I know when to act and when to rest
Scales of Balance allow harmony to vest
Deep within I am now at peace
As imbalance I effortlessly now release
I feel balance, wholeness and vitality
As I balance and heal my Divine Humanity”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

When we find balance within ourselves, we can expect to see thing balance out around us, this is how the Universe works. We must balance our masculine and feminine energies; in ourselves, and in our lives. This means that we must find our sovereignty, our Truth. We must step into our power fearlessly. We must be direct and honest, but not aggressive or manipulative. We must be creative without being scattered, and we must find our sensuality without it having to be overtly sexual. Balance. Harmony.

Look at your relationships closely. Are they balanced? Are you respected? Are you being heard? Are you hearing others? Are you able to meet half way, support each other and trust? These are all indications of balance… or imbalance… only you truly know.

When we balance the energies within ourselves and our lives, it will cause a ripple effect. We will no longer have men against women. We will no longer need to fear for ourselves and our lives as women, as minorities. We cannot see ourselves as victims in our own lives and not expect that mind set to affect everything around us. We must release all the old fear, the old programs that tell us that we are weak, we need taking care of, we are less than, or that we should live in fear… or be feared.

When Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine come together it is in perfect balance and harmony. There is common ground; there is a meeting of the Souls; there is a deep understanding. Where one ends the other begins. They are not the same, but they revere each others differences and meet them with Love. Hearts are open, Souls are bared. Fear is needless. This is when the co-creation of something brand new begins.

Looking around us now, we seem so very far from there. So instead of looking so far outwards, look inside instead. Heal it there first. Then heal it within your closest relationships. With each ripple outwards, a profound difference will be made. Do the work and reap the benefits for All.

It is time to come together.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Isis Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Ascended Master Mataji And Crimson Cuprite

Published December 18, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite, from the Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Ascended Master Mataji & Crimson Cuprite: “Relief and Repair”

“We bring you the blessing of relief and repair. Our warmth and nurturing will restore and rebalance your body, mind and soul when the light of spirit burns too brightly. Spiritual light is like the light of the sun. It brings life and joy, but too much can burn. If that happens to you, you will feel overwhelmed, overheated, overexcited or overstretched mentally, physically or emotionally. We will help you recover and increase your ability to be exposed to spiritual light again in future without becoming overloaded or burnt out. We ask you to soften and relax into our rich red energy now, which nurtures you with the cooling, restorative life force of the Earth Mother. We shall help you naturally discharge excess energy, whilst we revive, strengthen and fortify you with our nourishing grace.”

“On the path of light there are many highs – beautiful visions, stunning inspirations and transcendent experiences of bliss, love and peace. It can feel amazing! Yet like the uplifting and inspiring light of the sun, it is possible to have more of a good thing than you can handle at any one time! Over exposure to the spiritual light feels great for a moment and then terrible afterwards. The body and mind can feel burnt out, overloaded and confused – the great high followed by a dreadful low. You may feel emotionally unstable and even overwhelmed by so many inspirations but with no real plan as to how you can bring them to life with methodical, practical steps. The spiritual light can help you live your divine destiny, but for it to shine bright and how you the way, rather than burn you, you must learn how to balance your love for the light with devotion and care for your body.

The calling in of spiritual assistance is a key aspect to spiritual growth. The energy of your spirit, your guides and angels, is very real and is the equivalent of turning on more light in your soul house. Whilst more light can make it easier to see what you are looking for (and that is so often right in front of you!), if you have too much light going on, especially over a long period of time, you may unwittingly cause the circuits to ignite and burn down the house. You don’t want this to happen because it doesn’t feel good and it doesn’t help you on your path. You need enough light to see and grow by, but not so much that it becomes more important to you than the need to care for and respect your body.

There are times when the body just needs softness and time to simply be and express itself in a spontaneous, carefree way. It needs to be like a little child, happy and allowed to pay and feel good. It needs to switch off from thinking about spiritual matters and doing healing work now and then. You need discipline to continue to grow on the spiritual path and to heal yourself, and if you can balance that discipline with a self-loving, self-caring attitude, it will not be so difficult to keep it up.

The Oracle of Relief and Repair comes with a message about your spiritual growth. You may or may not be aware of it, but you are learning to call more spiritual light into your body, your mind and your life. Perhaps you have been praying to the Universe more, asking for help. Perhaps you have been meditating more often, or reading spiritual books and opening your mind to new levels of consciousness. Or perhaps your soul has just been growing, even if you don’t quite know why it is happening or recognize it consciously. This is all good! However, your body needs time to adjust to the increase in light. If you just keep going without taking a short break, it would be like continuing to eat and eat and eat without taking time to digest and eliminate in between meals. Although you may be eating very good quality meals, in time it won’t  matter. It will just become too much.

So the oracle will help you. Take a short rest and repair now, so you don’t become unwell or overloaded and need to take a much longer break later on. You are being given healing and you need it. When you have a strong spirit that has conditioned your body and mind to simply keep up, it can be easy to forget that although your spirit is an unlimited being, your body and mind exist within a reality held together with the parameters of time and space. This means that although your spirit doesn’t need sleep or recovery time, your body and mind certainly do!

If you are not in the habit of asking yourself if you need rest (and responding when you realize that perhaps you do), or if you don’t often notice your own cues for needing rest (and therefore end up sick or exhausted ) then this oracle comes to you with compassionate grace. It is an express message from the Universal Mother asking you to melt into her warmth and restoration. She is offering you a chance to be repaired by her healing power. It is highly suggested you give yourself the opportunity to receive it by doing the healing process and then resting for a time.

This oracle also indicates that any situation that may appear to be never-ending is not so, and any brokenness of heart or will, defeat or apparent failure can and will be resolved and restored through the hand of her radiant grace. She will bestow her blessing of relief and repair upon you and your life situation. Allow her grace to resolve your life circumstances as she sees fit, so you can be revived by her rich warm life force. When the Divine Mother turns her attention to a matter, there is no such thing as a lost cause or inevitable defeat. Her ways are many and her resources great. When she decides to animate something that may have otherwise seemed devoid of life, her power is that of the phoenix, rising again after all has seemed lost. Allow her to serve your body, mind and spirit in the way that best serves you now. Surrender into her tender loving care.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

We are being gifted a gentle reprieve from all the intense energies of this year. We are being offered nurturing and care, support, rest and recovery. Be gentle with yourself. Take the day to relax, or at least part of it if you can.

Have a Himalayan sea salt bath, smudge your house, put some essential oils in a diffuser. Clear your energy, relax. Do something calming that makes you happy, listen to music, spend some time with a pet or loved one, have some comfort food, whatever makes you feel pampered. Take a break from trying to be perfect all the time! Take a break from having to do everything for everyone. Put it all off for a day and just recover.

Red Cuprite is not a crystal that most of us have access to, but you can benefit from the energy by gazing at the card and calling it in. Know that the Divine Mother is at your side, and that you must give yourself a well deserved break before moving forward, even if it is just for today.

Blessings

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Crystal Mandala Oracle, by Alana Fairchild artwork by Jane Marin

Persephone

Published November 12, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Persephone, from the Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Persephone, from the Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle card: Persephone, from the Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Persephone: “Cycles”

“It is time for a change, and it will be positive. Respect your own natural cycles. Be mindful of seasonal changes and go with the flow taking these into account in your diet and activity level.”

“The god Zeus and his brother Hades, god of the underworld, were discussing Hades’s marriage. It seemed that the Hades, eligible in most respects, wanted a queen for himself. Persephone was the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter – the goddess of agriculture – and seemed a fine choice. Zeus promised the hand of Persephone to Hades, and both men were pleased. Unfortunately, Zeus forgot his promise and neglected to inform any of the women! Hades became impatient waiting and decided to take Persephone.

One bright day, as Persephone was enjoying the sunshine outdoors with her handmaidens, she came upon a particularly stunning narcissus flower. As she picked it, she heard a great rumbling. Hades arose from the ground and seized her. Persephone struggled, but Hades overpowered her and took her down to the underworld.

Only the goddess Hekate and the sun god Helios heart her screams. Hekate told Demeter what she had heard. Being a devoted and loving mother, Demeter frantically searched for her daughter but to no avail. As she could think of nothing else besides her daughter, she began to neglect her role of grain giver and earth mother, and so the fields began to die.

Soon the people began to starve, and they cried to Zeus to save them. Helios told Demeter of Hade’s act, and Zeus was forced to demand that Hades return Persephone.

In the underworld, meanwhile, Persephone missed the world above but had begun to like Hades a little, so when he kindly offered her a pomegranate to eat, she accepted it. She had consumed six seeds of the glossy, ruby-red fruit when Zeus’s demand reached them. According to the Fates, if food or drink is consumed in the underworld, one must remain there, so it seemed Persephone would have to stay in the world of shadows. Zeus, however, came up with a compromise: Persephone would spend six months with Hades and six months above with Demeter.

As Persephone leaves the darkness, the goddess Hekate meets her, flaming torches in hand, and guides her back to the blue sky and her mother. Demeter, in her joy, resumes her work with the fields. Life again appears on earth. However, every six months, when Persephone returns to Hades, Demeter grieves and leaves the world barren.

This is a story of cycles, of how things naturally progress and change. In ancient Greece, when a young woman was married, she left home and joined the family of her husband. Her parents and siblings were both sad and happy and the bride often went through a period of adjustment. Although she lost her identity and freedom as a maiden, the bride became queen of her new home.

This story also illustrates how the seasons change, how the earth and its fruits die in the winter only to be reborn in the spring, flourish in the summer and be harvested in the autumn. Change and transition is everywhere, and constant. The natural cycles are something to be mindful of, connect with, and enjoy if we are to gain the most from our year.

Should the lovely Persephone grace your life, it is to remind you that cycles are natural. There are times to feel introverted and extroverted, energetic and restful, happy and sad – none of these is better than the other. There was a time you were a baby, a time you were a child, a time you will grow older – each with its own joys and challenges. Take the time to connect with your own personal cycles and you can expect to reap many benefits, particularly physical ones. Do not expect yourself to be happy just because others are, or ready for the same steps at the same time. Let your body and mind experience your life naturally and without expectation based on someone else’s cycles. Pressuring yourself or others to want the same things at the same time isn’t healthy or respectful of your true self.”

If This Card Comes To You As Challenger: “Resisting natural growth or cycles is not useful to developing a smooth and happy life. It is a natural part of life to grow up and to transform in our minds and bodies, and sometimes that can be a scary process. Additionally, there may be times when we do not want to accept the changes that need to be made, even if they are inevitable, and we may be angry and upset about them. Sometimes we face changes to our family situations, where we live, our relationships, or our schools that we do not like and cannot control, yet we must adapt to them the best way possible. We can learn resilience and be creative with our solutions.”

Symbolism: “Pomegranate, crown, robed woman carrying a sheath of wheat, spring, seeds, flowers”*

~by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

It’s natural to go through a grieving process when you have to give something up to make space for something new. Honour this time. Honour your feelings, let them flow through you, this is part of your journey into authenticity. You can’t stuff your emotions anymore and expect it not to have a lasting effect on your body, mind and spirit. You cannot pretend any longer that you don’t care, you don’t get hurt or you aren’t worth more than this. You are worth much more. But you have to accept the lesson first.

What, or who, do you need to release in order to move forward. And if you have been courageous enough to do this, give yourself time to process it. Heal. It takes a little time, it is a natural cycle. Do not let the fear of feeling the emotions allow you to refuse to experience them in all they have to offer you. Feel into it. Then bless and release with gratitude for the lesson learned. This is only a small part of something so much better you will not believe it. Until you make space for it and invite it in. Open mind and open heart.

Anything is possible now as you step into a brand new cycle in your life. There has been a cycle from 2008 to now that has come to an end. Bless, release and welcome in the new with open arms and open mind. This is going to be the beginning of something very special.

Persephone’s message to us is that sometimes we have to delve right into the darkness in order to find the light.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Goddesses And Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Two Of Pentacles

Published November 7, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Two Of Pentacles, from the Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

Two Of Pentacles, from the Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Two Of Pentacles, from the Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

Two Of Pentacles: “The universe changes on a grand scale as befitting its cosmic design: Change is its mother; flux its father; you are its child. As a product of the ebb and flow of the tidal heavens, it is your charge to enact change upon the earth and to know the careful dance of balance in order to maintain your center. Though you may be buffeted by life’s tempestuous waves, know that beneath your feet is the very foundation of the world. I teach you the mystery of managing change in the realm of earth, the gift by which you may make the best of this abode of beauty and ugliness. I speak to you in polarities and opposites, in duality and complement, for in the journey between each you come to know the balance of the scales. Yet listen well: balance is not equality; rather, it is found in the gentle shifting of weight from one side of the other, continually, and it is in the unevenness of balance that the world is recreated.”

Mystery: “Dancing on the foundations of change is necessary once we’ve begun manifesting our desires. We’ve met change before, writ large in the world in the Wheel, but here we find it on an everyday level. Here are the ups and downs of daily life, the balance that must be found and maintained in order to manage our mundane world and the fine line between failure and success. Here also is the intricate relationship between our higher self and lower needs, between the divine and mundane in our lives and between our duties and our hopes.

The card image shows a dancer performing a classical Cambodian dance. She wears the traditional headdress of the Robam Preah Reach Trop (“Apsara Dance”) and balances carefully on a yoni-lingam carving. The waters of one of ancient Khmer’s man-made lakes are rough, the small boats riding the waves. Around her flit silver dragonflies, emblems of change. There are many aspects of the card image that symbolize the interaction between polarities and the process of change that is created through this interaction. The focus, however, is on the dancer, as the card’s focus is on the human place within this continual fluctuation and landscape of change. The golden pentacles balanced in the dancer’s hands are facing point-upwards (her right hand) and point-downwards (her left hand), indicating the exchange between the divine and the mundane that takes place on a daily basis. Around these pentacles, in white light, the shape of infinite flux, suggesting that the polarities of divine and mundane, up and down, can be swapped. Indeed, the dancer’s headdress indicates that she, a human, is standing in for a divine being. During the Robam Preah Reach Trop, female figures become Asparas, beautiful, nymph-like divine female figures that can be found frequently on carvings from ancient Cambodian temples.385

The man-made lake – or reservoir – is representative of the polarity between man and nature, here united in an attempt to harness and tame the forces of nature. Archaeologists found a copper pipe on an artificial island in the center of the Yasodharatataka reservoir, built in the 9th century. It is surmised that the king would regularly visit and use the pipe to measure water levels to ascertain whether rice planting could begin. 386 The Two Of Pentacles represents ways in which we try to make the best of all the changes that happen around us, seeking ways to not be negatively affected by them. Like the boats in the card image, we must ride the waves of life and allow ourselves to be carried by change: if we make ourselves rigid and unmoving, we will be drowned.

The yoni-lingam upom which the dancer balances is a sacred representation of Shiva – masculine creative energy – and Shakti – feminine creative energy. These cosmic forces create and perpetuate the cycles of change and generation in the world. The union of lingam and yoni represents the “indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female, the passive space and active time from which all life originates”. 387 In Taoist philosophy, this force is expressed as the yin-yang, which emphasizes that the seed of one polarity is present in its opposite polarity. Thus, the dancer who balances carefully on the yoni-lingam is balancing on the fundamental force of change in the world, on that which contains the seeds of flux. In the same way, we carefully balance our everyday lives in a sea of change, making sense and order in the best way we can of an otherwise chaotic, unpredictable world.”

Revelation: “Constant shifting and flux; small changes in everyday life; maintaining order in a chaotic situation; balance; juggling many aspects of daily life; the requirements of the everyday world all seeking attention; budgeting; time-keeping.”*

~ by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

385 “Cambodian Dance and the Angkor Dance Troup” online at “http://www.hattales.com/view/hat-gallery/cambodian-dance-and-the-angkor-dance-troup/Accessed 12 Feb 2016
385 John Tully, A Short History of Cambodia, p.44. Allen & Unwin, 2005387 Eva Rudy Jansen, The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning, p. 46. Binkey Kok Publications, 2003

There is much needed change coming into your life now… are you receptive to the opportunity that it is bringing you? This is a positive change, even if it feels like it is stretching you beyond your comfort zone. It could be in any area of your life, but you will find that it actually affects many aspects of your life once you fully commit to accepting it.

Do not struggle to hold on to the old, for with this shift comes what you have been wishing for, dreaming about and desiring to manifest. Go with the flow. Conserve your energy. There is no need to swim upstream when you can find bliss in allowing the river to take you exactly where you need to go. Have faith, open your heart and jump right in.

There is a balance here also between the polar energies; the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine meeting and coming into balance. This can be in regards to love, relationships, power, or any other aspect of your life that has been previously out of balance. As harmony is restored, acceptance and love become the dominant forces, rather than the push and pull of fear and lack. Find these energies within yourself and you will find them all around you.

Step into the change. Transform yourself and transform the world around you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tarot Apokalypsis Oracle, by Erik C. Dunne and Kim Huggens

The Shadow

Published September 5, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Shadow, from The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Shadow, from The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Shadow, from The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Shadow: “Umbra”

“We all have a shadow side. Find balance in all things. Rest in the positive aspects of your shadow, like you would rest in the void of the dark moon. Some events and people leave a long, dark shadow over future happiness. Shine a light on a dark situation. Is your shadow actually your strength?”

“The shadow looms dark,

The shadow looms long.

Its siren call beckons,

It sings its seductive song.

 

You may not see it within you.

It hides away in the blind spot,

Behind you, within you,

Squeezing your will in a knot.”

“People may run from just the idea of working with their shadow! But our shadow is not always negative. In fact, it can be the very aspect of ourselves that makes us unique and wonderful – even if others do not always appreciate this part of us.

Seen from the perspective of the dominant – and dominating – culture in which Aradia lived, one could say that, as a witch, her shadow was implicit – and big. However, this was entirely subjective. What the larger society of the time perceived as her dark shadow was both part of Aradia’s own power and an aspect of herself she used to empower other women.

We can take a lesson from this and examine our own shadow from different perspectives. Doing so can help us to be more objective about our shadow side, and allow us to distinguish between its positive and negative aspects. The dark of the moon is the lunar aspect under which to delve gently and safely into work with your shadow side.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Mercury retrograde is the perfect time to look deeper into our shadow side. It is natural for us to try to hide this aspect of ourselves, as we see it with fear. Fear of exposure leads to fear of rejection, judgment and possibly even ridicule. We build up this shadow side through these fears, making it the big bad side of us that we would like to banish. Yet it would be like trying to banish one arm, or one leg. It is a part of us that we need in order to function in balance. The yin and the yang, the light and the dark, the polarity of being. That is to be human.

As much as we strive for perfection, we do not understand that we are, in fact, that very perfection. We are not hiding demons, we are hiding vulnerabilities, weaknesses, worries, doubts and fears. These come from our survival instincts, and we hide them in an effort to maintain the status quo. We hide them because we have been taught to hide that which might be deemed unacceptable, rather than work to strengthen our weaknesses.

What is one weakness that you would like to work with in order to better yourself? Bring it up from the depths of the shadows within. Is it a habit that has lead to a certain lifestyle choice you are not really proud of? Is it something that could be sabotaging your health and wellness? Is it a survival mechanism that you developed in a time of chaos or stress that can be used to manipulate others to get what you want? Have you been playing the victim when you are more than capable of taking care of yourself? Or is it a deep desire that you have been hiding away in the closet, hoping no one finds out about as it tears you apart?

Only you know, and only you can work to accept this aspect of YOU. Only you can heal and integrate it.

Only you can understand it fully and love it into the Light.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

The Corners Of The Mouth

Published August 22, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Corners Of The Mouth, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Corners Of The Mouth, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Corners Of The Mouth, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Corners Of The Mouth: “Health and well-being mean more than just freedom from disease; they are a radiant manifestation of balance in body, mind and joy, and peace is increased. We eat food to nourish our bodies, but every level of our being requires nourishment, which it takes from the sources available to it. Your quality of life reflects how you are nourished, how you nourish others, and the way you function in the world.

Impressions – sensory, emotional, intellectual – are the food of the min. We receive a barrage of impressions from television, computers, music, movies, books and magazines, and often end up carrying too much “weight” in our heads. Simplify your life by eliminating anything that does not promote wholesomeness. You may be surprised to find that as you clean up your act you also start feeling better. Gradually eliminating whatever is no longer relevant – stuff, habits, relationships, or points of view – amounts to trimming the fat off your lifestyle. Consider what it would be life to live with the people and things that help you to feel good about yourself. Then consider the extent to which you are willing to go to make that a reality.

If you haven’t paid much attention to your health, this is the time to begin. In attending tot he body’s real needs, it is important to bring some awareness to what, where, and how you eat. If you frequently eat in a hurry, or “graze” at an open fridge, then you can be certain that you are also feeding your stress levels. Carefully choosing foods that are natural and wholesome and eating with intention sends a message to your entire being that it is worth nourishing. Maintaining good health also means exercising. Physical exercise vitalizes the heart and circulatory system and enhances our general sense of well-being. It clears cobwebs from an overfull mind by rerouting excess energy from the head into the body.

Nourishment of the heart calls for healthy relationships in your life. Relationships require sensitivity to their subtle nuances, and should not be taken for granted. Habitual patterns of relating lead to indifference, lack of enthusiasm, or can’t-be-bothered attitude that slowly but surely creates heartache. Nourish your relationships carefully, so that they may provide you and others with emotional sustenance. Finally, how do you nourish yourself spiritually? Rest and relaxation put us back in touch with ourselves and nature. Make a conscious choice to tune our external distractions and turn your full attention inward. by sitting silently, relaxed and comfortable, simply observing your breath and your thoughts, you can cleanse your mind of tensions that deplete well-being. When a thought arises that grips your attention, relax your breath, let the tension go and return to neutrality. This is the simplest form of meditation, and it works. there are many different techniques to facilitate self-awareness, some very energetic, others more passive, and it’s wise to experiment to find the way that feels right for you. Practicing a consciousness raising technique with regularity clears the mind, calms the emotions, and will enhance your ability to feel supported by the flow of change that is Tao.”*

~by Ma Deva Padma

Pay particular attention to your physical body at this time. All the energetic changes we have been thought, all the Universal and cosmic upgrades that we have integrated at a cellular level, have transformed us. We will, quite literally, start to look markedly different. This is a necessary and welcome change. But we must participate in this part of our transformation.

We have moved into a new Lightness of Being, can you feel it? We must honour and nurture our bodies accordingly. We must hydrate with pure water, blessing both the water and our bodies as we do so. We must turn away from foods laden with chemicals, additives, pesticides and genetic modifications. We must choose to nourish ourselves with foods that contain the natural spectrum of the rainbow; foods full of Light and prana, vitamins and minerals. Raw and authentic, nothing battered or microwaved. How does this feel to you?

This is not a matter of if you make these vital changes, but when. If you are resisting now, please don’t worry. The seed is planted within your consciousness and you will find yourself guided to higher vibrational foods. Old, toxic habits will be left behind naturally, effortlessly; with grace and ease. You can and will do this for YOU.

And when you do? You will transform completely. Body, mind and spirit. Beyond anything you were previously able to conceive. It’s that powerful.

This is not a diet, it is not a fad. It is more than a lifestyle. It is a coming home; a returning back to you.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

 

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