Beauty

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Grace

Published December 15, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace: “Ancient cultures throughout the world revered those who were exceptionally gifted or beautiful as manifestations of God’s grace on earth – a link between the divine creator and humankind. Today we call such people “stars,” but what we really revere is their celebrity and fame rather than their individual qualities. To be a true star, however, is to radiate well-being and an attitude that says “I feel at home with myself and with the world.” Everyone, in this sense, has the potential for stardom; it is our birthright, regardless of our physical appearance, social standing, abilities, or the whims of fashion.

Despite what the cult of stardom would have us believe, real beauty and the grace that surrounds it is never contrived. It is a luminosity that emanates from within, ephemeral and ageless, a natural glow that arises from living a balanced life. Like the lotus blossom that appears above the muddiest of waters, the lifelong challenge we face is to transform the dark and the difficult into light, fragrance, and ultimately, the flower of consciousness.

Beauty and our perception of it manifests in myriad ways. For a scientist, it might appear as a flash of clarity when one of the mysteries of the universe reveals its hidden design. For a painter, it could be in the interplay of shifting color or light and shadow in the landscape. A composer might hear music in the night sky or in sunlit waters. The creative impulse in us springs from those moments of grace when all the divergent elements of life seem to harmonize perfectly; when, everywhere we look, we perceive the brilliance and mystery of a masterwork that transcends the knowable. Our expressions of creativity are essentially an homage to the Tao.

Awareness of beauty is inextricably bound with a sense of impermanence. Everywhere in nature beauty is born, fades, and returns again to beget beauty, in a continuous, creative unfoldment. We create many problems for ourselves by wanting to demystify and possess beauty and grace, to reproduce an essentially ephemeral experience and make it permanent. When all efforts fail, as they inevitably must, we become stuck in an impossible longing to re-create what was lost through some contrivance of our own. If we can manage to withdraw from this desire to grasp and possess, the experience of grace becomes a source of inner nourishment that deepens our aesthetic pleasure and joy in life.

Learn simply to greet beauty when it comes, to reflect upon it and become one with it, with no demands or expectations. Contemplate beauty and allow it to infuse your life; you will be beautified by it, and an aesthetic sense will naturally arise within you. Recognize that beauty is fleeing; meditate on the transitoriness of all things, which will kindle in you the desire to be aware in every moment and to give life’s beauty some form of expression. This moment is an invitation to shine and to give of your best, graciously and wholeheartedly. Let your model be Mother Nature, whose elegance and generosity knows no bounds, and whose capacity to beautify is never less than perfect. The beauty of nature is love.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Are you seeing the beauty around you in everyday life, starting with your own? Or are you putting it off, waiting for the stars to come into perfect alignment first, waiting until you lose weight first, waiting until you meet the love of your life first? What if you committed instead to seeing every tiny detail of beauty in every aspect of yourself and your external life? What would that look like? What could that feel like? How would it change your life to feel gratitude and peace whenever witnessing the grace of the Universe and Mother Gaia?

When you train yourself to mindfully see the abundance of beauty around you, and its ultimate vulnerability, you start to cherish its tenuous delicacy and elegance. You start to appreciate it more. You slow down and enjoy it’s allure. It feels like a gift… and rightfully so.

On the contrary, if you take all the exceptional beauty around you for granted, and refuse to see your own unique beauty, you block yourself from receiving the Love that you deserve. Life becomes two-dimensional, black and white. There is less to look forward too, less to linger on, less to appreciate. When we shift that perspective, and focus on what is beautiful and wonderous in our lives… that is when we attract more magic.

See and Be the beauty that stars in your own life.

Be the grace that you are.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Spaces Between The Worlds

Published May 26, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Spaces Between The Worlds, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

The Spaces Between The Worlds, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Spaces Between The Worlds, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

The Spaces Between The Worlds: “When we look for guidance we often look for words that clarify, reassure and help us find our authentic path through the chaos. Yet there is also guidance in the spaces between the worlds, between each letter, between all the happenings in our lives, where there is nothing to be said, where there are no lines to be coloured in, where there is just openness. Those are the times when we need to freestyle! We need to do or not do, based on what is happening for us right in the moment. Often there is far less to do than we think. Often we do not need to think! There is a space forming around you now. Sometimes when we sense this subconsciously we feel exhilarated and excited, anxious and nervous, and not even sure why. There is a sense perhaps that we would not mind having a map of this unknown terrain. Or perhaps we are happy to wing it, and make it up as we go along. Either way, there is space to just be – it is a receiver for the divine presence. If you have a lot of space, of unknowing around you now, or within you, then just know that there is a lot of divine presence to be received. It can’t be explained really, it happens between the worlds and yet without it, there would not be any words, any guidance at all.

The oracle speaks to you – enter the space and let go, for your time to receive it is upon you.

Be blessed.”

~ by Alana Fairchild

“Day Birth

The Eastern rise of time

On new born wings

Bursts out across the lifeless crowd

And sings its climb to heights unknown

Of beauty warmth and power upon its throne

To fade again in Western sky

And only for a moment lie

Before it takes its course again

To breathe once more in heart of man.”

~ By Richard Cohn

There is a space between breaths; between heartbeats. A space between thoughts. A space between musical notes. There is a stillness before the wind comes; and a split second between the waves pulling back and coming crashing back to shore. There is a space between the moments when a bird flaps its wings then soars. There are spaces between the clouds; between the petals on each flower. There are spaces between the licking flames of fire and there spaces between the stars.

These are sacred spaces; they are filled with Love and magic and light. They are the shimmer of the dimensions, of possibility, the magic of Divine creation and infinite blessings.

It is up to us to fill these spaces with gratitude, awe and reverence. Use them to connect us to the ancients; our ancestors, our ethereal benevolent guides and light beings. The Source of endless Love and Light. We can use our imaginations to dream miracles into existence and plant their seeds in these spaces with faith and trust. We can fill them with prayers. With intentions for the very highest good of All.

Wherever we look we will find them. And when we do, we will realize that they are the thread that holds us all together. A part of something much bigger.

An integral part of the Universe.

And so it is. And always has been. Throughout all time and space.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

 

Tiger Lily, Tiger Nautilus

Published May 20, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Tiger Lily, Tiger Nautilus, from the Myths and Mermaids Oracle Card deck, by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Amber Logan and Kachina Mickeletto

Tiger Lily, Tiger Nautilus, from the Myths and Mermaids Oracle Card deck, by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Amber Logan and Kachina Mickeletto

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Tiger Lily, Tiger Nautilus, from the Myths and Mermaids Oracle Card deck, by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Amber Logan and Kachina Mickeletto

Tiger Lily, Tiger Nautilus:

“Oh, Tiger Lily!

My goddess, my grace

A vision like you stops a soul in its place

Such queenly compassion

Such posture and poise

Lets me know in an instant

You are unlike the boys.

So supple, symmetrical, shapely and smooth

Such balance and ease in the way that you move.

Your smile is of mercy,

Your manner of tact

Your beauty’s apparent in each tender act.

What love and kind charity shines on your face.

Oh, Tiger Lily!

My goddess, my grace.”
A graceful young woman, bedecked by bright tiger lilies, tenderly holds the shell of a tiger nautilus close to her bosom. Her choice of adornment is reflective of her feminine beauty and elegant style.”

Divination Message: “Embrace Your Femininity: The feminine power is a radiance that shines from women and girls who are securely anchored within their bodies and souls. Full of tenderness, love, beauty, and grace, the feminine power is soft yet strong. Now is the time to welcome this power – it is your right to be beautiful, inside and out! Awaken the queen inside you and let her blossom.”

Not a woman? Not a problem. Look for opportunities to get closer to a woman in your life, be it your mother, sister, lover or wife. Try looking through her eyes to help you get in touch with your feminine side and allow her spirit and compassion to influence some upcoming decisions.”

Antithesis (If this card comes to you as Challenger): “Own Your Masculine Side: Now is the time to take control and be assertive. Take some risks towards your ambitions! You have the courage and strength to do what you have always wanted to now is the time to do it.”*

~ by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Amber Logan and Kachina Mickeletto

The Divine Feminine calls us… It is time, Dear One, to awaken the Goddess energies within. Tune into your intuition and see what it is telling you… have you been listening to your heart? Our Great Mother calls to us to reconnect to her Divine Loving energies.

How are you perceiving yourself these days? Are you appreciating yourself? Are you accepting of how you present yourself in your physical body in this lifetime? Are you gentle with the rhythms and cycles of your body and emotions? Unconditional love and acceptance starts with you. It is about showing compassion, forgiveness and love to every part of who you are, blessing how far you have come, and dedicating yourself to a more profound existence.

We are being called to bring out the innate healing wisdom and light within each and every one of us, male and female alike. But we are being guided to do it with our feminine sides. Our healing, nurturing and receptive sides. We are being asked to participate in the ascension of this amazing planet and all of her beings. Are you ready?

Every day you are being called to bless her. Every day sending her love and light. Every day appreciation and every day changes that will assist her when she needs it most. All of us together, the collective consciousness working as One. We can lift her as we lift ourselves.

These are magical and powerful times.

And so it is,

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Myths and Mermaids Oracle Card deck, by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Amber Logan and Kachina Mickeletto

 

Oshun

Published May 8, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Oshun, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Oshun, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Oshun, from the Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Oshun: “Sensuality”

“Oh let me delight you with beauty

so the eye may dance with joy

let me seduce you with scents

so that your nose inhales pleasure

let me tantalize your taste

till your tongue quivers

let me caress you with sound

that makes your ears sing and sing

let me touch your body

with waterfall music

and adorn your beauty with

golden bracelets and honey and perfume

and when all is experienced

when all your senses have been given play

when your spirit from the stars connects in a blissful way

with your body from the earth

then you will know sensuality.”

Mythology: “Oshun (pronounced oh-shun’), the Brazilian Macumba Goddess of the waters – rivers, streams, brooks – is known for her love of beautiful things. She loves to adorn herself, especially in yellows and golds. Her rites at watery places include honoring her with honey ad pennies (copper). Her necklace of cowrie shells symbolizes her knowledge and power in divination. It is said that the women dedicated to Oshun carry the special gift of their Goddess. They walk and dance in the most tantalizing and provocative ways. In their walk is the flow of the river. None can escape their charms.”

Meaning Of The Card: “Oshun appears seductively in your life and cajoles you into remembering and honoring your sensuality. Wholeness is nourished by focusing your attention and time on your body, respecting and giving play to your senses and your sensuality. Oshun is here to tell you that it is time for sensuality. She invites you to follow her lead.”*

~ by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

We came here to the physical realm to experience the beauty of our interaction with Gaia, the spirit who incarnated into this era as the Earth, and all of her creations. She offers us an abundance of miracles to experience; and we are one of those miracles while encased in this body of flesh. For every ailment she provides us with a cure; if we can take the time and effort to find it. If we are hungry, she generously offers us food. She provides us with water; do we bless it every time we are blessed enough to use it? Colour therapy is available to us in every moment, from the calming blue of the ocean or sky, to the uplifting vibration of a bright flower. Her magnetic grid can realign our chakras, meridians and energy centers; but we must touch our bare feet to her to benefit. Will we take the sacred time to do so? Her trees offer us life giving breath, as well as shelter and comfort. Are we remembering to express our deep gratitude? Are we laying on hands and giving love, a heartfelt hug or an alignment of our spines along a trunk?

Oshun is here to remind us of the sensuality of Being. Of experiencing everything as the miracle that we may take for granted. The ability to breathe fresh air. The feeling of our toes in the sand or in the water. The brilliance of a bush in full glorious bloom just waiting to be noticed. Desiring to heal. That is living in the present. That is experiencing the gift of life. The beauty, the sensuality, every sense lit up. The acknowledgment and the gratitude to keep the cycles going. Giving back to what sustains us.

Miracles, in a simple exchange of Love and Light.

And so it is.

How lucky are we to be here, experiencing this? As lucky as we decide we are; that’s just how it works.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Goddess Oracle, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

 

Osiris

Published February 1, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Osiris, from The Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

Osiris, from The Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Osiris, from The Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

Osiris: “Regeneration ~ Transmutation ~ Beauty”

“Osiris is the enlightened ruler and husband of Isis who was murdered by his brother, Set. Through the love and magical practices of Isis, he was revived sufficiently to transmit to her the seed of Horus. He had previously fathered Anubis with Isis’s sister, Nephthys.

In Egyptian mystery teachings, all beings strive to awaken as Osiris. The purpose of scriptures such as the Egyptian Book of The Dead, which is actually the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is to guide souls through the transitions of death, as well as the transitions of the shamanic rites of passage through death and the Underworld.

Although Osiris has long been associated with death and called the Lord of the Underworld, it is more appropriate to acknowledge him here as the archetypal regenerative principle that transmutes outworn, deteriorating form into its renewed, shining manifestation of beauty. Osiris can be found in the primordial, watery deep, and in the river itself. He invites us to let go and rest upon his earthly green chest as he wraps his supportive arms around our bodies and turns us into that which we are in the process of becoming.

If you have chosen this card, you have been asked to enter deeply into the process of transmutation and regeneration. You are being given the opportunity to experience death of the old consciously and to embrace the beauty that is possible for each of us to experience as we are reborn into the next level of our potential.

Things are changing in your world, and it can be an exciting time. Regardless of what is happening around you, take time to be quiet, and listen for the whispers from Osiris that come from the deepest recesses of your being. He will speak to you of possibilities, potential, and beauty. Feel the stirrings of regeneration within you when you commune with him.”*

~ by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

It’s up to us whether we let change knock us down or lift us up. It can be terrifying, our fears reducing us to feeling like children, searching for help and advice with every step. Or we can gather our strength and decide to shift our perspective and embrace change with grace and ease, trusting in the Universe that everything will work for the highest good of all.

Surrender to the change and find peace in the moment. No matter how chaotic your world seems right now, take some time to be outside and breathe fresh air. Communicate with Mother Gaia, put your spine against a big, supportive tree. Ask for signs from your Animal Spirit Guides. Eke out a few minutes of silent contemplation or meditation every day. Incorporate yoga and deep breathing. These simple measures will help you to retain your balance and find your center not matter what is happening around you, it just might help you to stay sane in the eye of the storm.

Most importantly, release any and all old, limiting thought patterns and need to control.

Change is in the works and cannot be stopped. 

However, it can be calmly navigated.

Moment by moment.

Breath by breath.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*The Anubis Oracle, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf

 

 

 

 

God Of Reflection

Published November 13, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

 

God Of Reflection, from the Angels, Gods and Goddesses Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

God Of Reflection, from the Angels, Gods and Goddesses Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Daily Angel Oracle Card: God Of Reflection, from the Angels, Gods and Goddesses Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

God Of Reflection: “The qualities you see in others are simply your own reflection”

“You are giving away your power because you fail to recognize and acknowledge the many wondrous qualities that you possess. The qualities you admire in others are simply reflections of the same qualities within you. Yet often, you falsely believe that others are better than you are in some way. It is now time to let go of this belief and allow your beauty, talent and creativity to shine through. From now on, every time you see beauty in another, let it serve to remind you of your own beauty. If you recognize success in another, check to see how success also exists within you, and so on. As your perceptions are brought into balance, you become a more effective force in the world and have more impact on those around you.

By acknowledging all the beautiful qualities that you already possess, you open the door to an endless stream of abundance and blessings which stem from the heart of creation.”*

~ by Toni Carmine Salerno

We come from a world of competition, where survival of the fittest is put high above co-operation. We are encouraged from a very young age to compete with our friends, in school, in sports, even in beauty and possessions. It continues into adulthood where we compete for the best jobs and the best mates, going to great lengths to “fight our way to the top.”  We celebrate our athletes, some of the most highly paid individuals on the planet, and we look up to the celebrities who have “won” the attention of the masses. But at what cost?

What if we removed these social hierarchies? What if we celebrated each others successes, without jealousy, anger or fear… because we knew without doubt that we carried our own valuable gifts within each and every one of us? What if we shared instead of hoarded our secrets of success? What if we worked together in harmony towards a broader perspective?

Part of the whole new fifth dimensional consciousness is recognizing the value in ourselves equals that of any other human being on the planet. This is a vital step towards higher consciousness; seeing the Divinity within ourselves and then seeing it in every other living being in the Universe. Seeing that we are all part of something much larger, much more intricate. That there really is no “I”… there is only We.

As we bring in more and more light, as we let go of all the old limiting patterns and belief systems, we will see that we are always safe, always whole, always a gift. We will see that we are truly blessed, that everything that we need, want or desire is within our reach.

As I may have mentioned before, gratitude is always key.

Namaste

*Angels, Gods and Goddesses Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Orange Bellied Parrot

Published November 4, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Orange Bellied Parrot, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Orange Bellied Parrot, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Orange Bellied Parrot, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Orange Bellied Parrot: “Radiance ~ Expression ~ Movement”

The Gift: “Winged one of the sun. Traveler by night. True colours shining bright. Master singer from above. Bringer of secrets and gifts of love. I am Parrot. The Orange Bellied Parrot is native to the Australian bird tribe and one of the only long distance migrators of its kind in the world. While Parrots can be master of imitation, they each have a distinct voice and unique call that is their own.”

The Message: “When Parrot flies into your world he brings a burst of fresh energy and the gift of movement. Just as Parrot flies through the trees at great speed, angling his body to keep going fast while just barely missing branches – he invites you now to trust the energy of what feels most exciting and be ready to leap into action. You have a  special way of seeing things and doing things that is all your own. If you feel like you have something to say, say it. When you speak from your heart people will always listen to you. And as you move in the direction of your dreams, the path will open magically to greet you. Like a rainbow in motion, your light will learn to bend!

The Call: “When Parrot sings and flies through the trees, it can’t help but bring its beauty with it. As you step out into the world this week, bring yourself – in full colour – with you. Dress nice, be playful and expressive. Spend time with people that make you laugh. Laughter opens doors to new possibility! Take time to speak what is in your heart and also to really listen to others. Breathe deep with a smile. It is time to share your true colors with the world!”*

~ by Chip Richards

Pay close attention to the birds around you at this time. They may not be parrots, but ravens, owls, eagles, humming birds and seagulls, amongst many others, can give you just as much of a message as the beautiful and colourful orange bellied parrot can, you just have to listen… pay close attention! Be particularly observant of those who show them selves to you, or call to you repeatedly. Patterns of seeing the same bird or animal is always a message from your animal spirit guides, and can be deciphered as such.

Birds are also the messengers for the angels who wish to communicate with us. This is alluded to in the picture above, do you see that the higher parrot is surrounded by light from the sky, reminiscent of the energy field or aura of an angel? Your angels are asking you to find the joy in your life right now, urging you to remember that through your passions you can invoke the most wonderful creative energy.

Magic is in action here, step forward to embrace it with an open heart.

Namaste

*Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

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