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In The World, Not Of The World

Published November 23, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

In The World, Not Of The World, from the Sacred Rebel Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Daily Angel Oracle Card: In The World, Not Of The World, from the Sacred Rebel Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

In The World, Not Of The World: “It is safe for you to become naked with life. This doesn’t necessarily mean stripping off and running wild in public. It does mean stripping back your beliefs, strongholds and mental or emotional security blankets so that you can live with less obstruction than ever before. Imagine the conditioning that has kept life away from you, just kept it dropping out of your hands like keys, coins or clocks. Conditioned beliefs about money, time, security, having, locking away, holding and controlling can be surrendered and allowed to fall away. What would it be like to feel like to feel as though you are on holiday every day? Perhaps there would be a softening in your way with life, an implicit trust in its flow and a faith in the ability of time to bend and stretch as needed so that all may be accomplished. It is at an advanced stage of our spiritual relationship with life that we are able to feel held within it sufficiently enough to surrender our defences, layer by layer and to nakedly accept what is.

This oracle comes as a message to you. Sometimes we need our defences. At other times, it is clear we are outgrowing them. There is something that you have outgrown. It has to do with our ideas about productivity, time, control and money. It has to do with abundance, trust and living with the fundamental belief that everything is going to turn out ok. You are ready to be much more vulnerable and exposed in life. You don’t have to hide behind being organized, perfect, in control or financially secure and stable. Nor do you need any other ‘acceptable’ social face. It is time for you to loosen the strings or your own controlling nature. They are too tight and too restrictive for you anyway. You were born to live in a much freer way. When you live as you innately are, rather than how you have been conditioned to be, you will experience greater joy, freedom and support. When you are not resisting yourself or resisting life, there is less resisting what you need as it comes to you.

If you have also drawn the oracle of Faith in the process, this is a particularly strong message for you. The message is that you are shedding. It might be an identity, it might be a status symbol such as a car, home or suburb and it could even be a socially admired relationship. You are shedding because no matter what the appearance of things, those old forms were too constricting for you. It is almost like your spirit was trying to walk about in shoes several sizes too small – they were starting to pinch, the seams were ripping and eventually they would fall apart completely.

Likewise,  you are being stripped of internal beliefs that are failing you, perhaps externally as well. Whether this seems to be your choice or not, make not mistake, it is your own spirit in cahoots with the loving spirit of life that has brought this situation about.

So, you are being guided to trust. If you have also drawn the oracle of Trust Yourself, then you are not only being guided to rely on life, but also on your own inner knowing because at some level, you get it. You understand and know that this is all freeing you. After letting go, there comes a temporary emptiness that provides a greater space for fulfillment to come forth.”

Healing Process: “Imagine you are running naked into a sea, ocean, river or waterfall. Be cleansed. Feel it happening. Be with it and enjoy the sensation of it. Feel freed of any weight that you no longer need, be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Let go on all levels.

When you are ready, just open your eyes and rest for a few moments before going back into your day or evening. You have completed your healing process.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

See your limiting belief systems and baggage that you carry around everywhere with you. Instead of protecting you from being hurt, rejected, judged or abandoned, they are becoming heavy and so very awkward.. so hard to carry. You have been carrying them for so long you don’t realize how they are holding you back. You don’t realize how much energy they draw away from you, sucking away your passion, vitality and inspiration for life.

It’s time to put them down. Release them to be transmuted into freedom and possibility. Release them from your physical body where they have taken up residence in the form of aches, pains or dis-ease. Release them from your mind; see them for what they are and refuse to allow them to take up valuable real estate in your head. Know that they weight down your spirit, keeping your soul at a mere whisper. Release them and set your soul free.

Then and only then can you really be you. Then you can reinvent yourself and do what you came here to do. And then, you can create what you desire to create. With nothing standing in your way.

Imagine the possibilities of life without drama and limitation.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Sacred Rebel Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

The Devil

Published September 16, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Devil, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Devil, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

The Devil: “She feels the walls closing in on her, oblivious to the fact that she is not completely surrounded – there is the wide world open to either side! The skies cry with songs of beauty and freedom, but she tucks her head down to hide in fear, bound within walls and shackles, though it is only a thin thread that binds her, red as her hert’s blood, and the key is so close, so close. Look up! You wish to cry at her. Raise your eyes and look around you!

But her ears are deaf to any voice but that of the Devil. All she hears and feels is the Devil dancing above her, diving her, goading her, pressing down upon her. Tap tap tap goes the dancing of his hooves in a merry, mocking rhythm. Tap tap tap in the seductive patterns of entrapment of the willing. Tap tap tap he dances, and he laughs with the knowledge that it is with such ease he can hold a vibrant spirit captive.

Look up! Faintly, the voice pierces through the stones and seeps up into her body, and she reaches out.”

Meaning Of The Devil Card: “Losing independence, addiction and enslavement, caught up on the material realm, overindulgence, choosing to stay in the dark, pleasures, lust and desire. Feeling hopelessness close in and limit the options. The Devil plays on your desires with a masterful touch. Break free from the puppeteer’s strings by looking beyond the material blockades and temptations.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Swap out the devil for the ego; the busy, worrying, doubting, limiting mind. Holding the heart hostage, as per usual. Doing a dance of victory over your head after scaring you out of following your dreams.

Maybe you just feel like giving up. I know I feel like that sometimes… sometimes or possibly more often than I’d might like to admit.

This ascension process, it’s not easy. There is so much coming up that needs to be cleared, released, transformed and transmuted. It can be exhausting. I am no better at it than anyone else, no higher or lower. Just processing it one day at a time like you are. There is no need for a guru to take you through the process, for we all end up at the same place in the end, traveling the path as only we can. We can ask for assistance or advice, and then we can decide whether or not it resonates with us. That’s the great thing about good will.

But there are an abundance of gurus out there right now. Many cashing in on the process of leading you through it. Beware of all that. Tune inwards instead. It’s free and readily available. Trust yourself.

Stand up and brush yourself off. Then take back your heart. Decide to listen to it from now on; it will guide you like no other. Yes, you will still make mistakes, and you will still get hurt every now and then, particularly if you choose not to listen closely to it’s whispers.

But know that your body is fully equipt to lead you on. You have everything you need to get there. No one else can do it for you. No one else can take it away from you either. You make your choices. You read what you want and take of it what seems real and right to you. You set your intentions for the highest good of All. You use your heart center to weight your options. You banish the fear and take the chances.

It’s all you.

Kick that Devil right out of the picture.

There’s not trap, it’s all an illusion.

Spread your wings. Put your crown back on where it belongs.

You got this.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Religion And Spirituality

Published February 8, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Religion And Spirituality, from the Butterfly Oracle Cards For Life Changes, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, Artwork by Garry Gay

Religion And Spirituality, from the Butterfly Oracle Cards For Life Changes, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, Artwork by Garry Gay

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Religion And Spirituality, from the Butterfly Oracle Cards For Life Changes, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, Artwork by Garry Gay

Religion And Spirituality: “Your spiritual life is shifting because you are getting in touch with your honest beliefs. What worked for you in the past does not ring true for you now. This may cause confusion within your family – or within yourself – if you are leaving a religious tradition. Your loved ones may worry about your spiritual safety as you venture into areas they do not understand.

It is not up to you to win your family’s approval of your beliefs and choices. However, if you are following a spiritual teacher, do use discernment before leaping in with a full commitment. Make certain that everything is as it appears to be, and that you retain your ability to exercise your free will. Most importantly, be sure that you are happy and on a spiritual path that is aligned with your sincere beliefs.”

Additional Meanings For The Religion And Spirituality Card: “Marital conflict over different religious beliefs. Blending a multi-faith family. Returning to your childhood religious path. Converting to a new religion. Spiritual study or teaching.”*

~ By Doreen Virtue, Ph.D

This is a very touchy subject for many. It is the cause of war and strife, of separation and of judgment. Religion is a set of rules applied to spirituality; who and how to worship, what is expected and what will happen if you do or do not follow the rules. Spirituality is the application of Love to All That Is, regardless of religion, beliefs, race, colour or species. It is unconditional Love and acceptance of all. It is the art of Allowing one to be who they are, to learn their lessons on their own life journey. To support and hold space for those who take longer to see the Light. If only the whole world could practice “to each, his own” and let others worship who and how they choose to worship. If only we could All see each other as equals, with no need for judgment, fear or war.

Slowly we are waking up, realizing that we are so profoundly connected to All. We are remembering that we are all Light bodies under these layers of flesh, despite our belief systems. We come from Source, we are all Divine, we are all equal. We are powerfully connected to the planet herself, and can go to her forests, beaches, gardens and mountains to benefit from her healing, as she can benefit from our positive energy, prayer and intention. If we can learn the reciprocal energy of give and take: towards each other; towards all of the animals, creatures, plants and trees; to the Great Mother Gaia herself. Then we can all ascend into the New Earth together.

The Blue Morpho butterfly is the ultimate symbol of transformation and change. It is a symbol of Truth, possibility, of communication, of stepping through portals into new dimensions. And here she rests of a bed of pink roses, the flower of Mother Mary, of Unconditional Love.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Butterfly Oracle Cards For Life Changes, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, Artwork by Garry Gay

 

Amaterasu

Published December 29, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Amaterasu, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Amaterasu, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Amaterasu, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Amaterasu: “Self-Esteem”

“You are enough. Build your self-esteem from the inside out. It is your turn to shine. Be the sunshine in your own life!”
Amaterasu is the sun goddess of the Shinto Faith. She is one of the most loved of the Japanese deities and there are many myths surrounding her.

Amaterasu lives a peaceful life in harmony wit the workings of nature, shining brightly among her herd of horses and gardens full of silk worms for her weaving. However, her brother Susano’o is much more disruptive and chaotic.

In some versions of the story, Susano’o became jealous of his sister and slaughtered her horses and her silk worms. When Amaterasu came upon such a gruesome and shocking scene, she felt so overcome with grief and hopelessness that she retreated into a cave. This left the earth with no life-giving sun, and all grew cold and dead. The earthly plane became a haven for evil spirits, and people began to die from lack of food.

The other gods and the humans waited outside Amaterasu’s cave and tried everything to get her to come out again. She refused, never wishing to show her face again. As things grew desperate, Uzume, Amaterasu’s sister, had an idea. She began to dance and sing loudly and comically. The brought a roar of approval from the assembled crowd, and their laughter rang across the world.

Amaterasu became curious, listening to these lively, happy sounds, and decided to peek out of her cave. Uzume was prepared and had placed a mirror just outside the cave. When the bright light of dawn that was Amaterasu’s energy hit the mirror, the goddess was bedazzled by her own reflection, and Uzume was able to pull her out of the cave. The world again became a better place by her presence, and Amaterasu understood her true worth.

Call upon Amaterasu when you are feeling low in self-esteem and when you feel like you are not enough. Amaterasu’s very name means ‘to shine in heaven,” and this is what this goddess encourages us to do – let our own light shine. First, we have to understand ourselves a little better and know how truly important we are – to those around us and to the world at large. Without building true self-esteem from the inside out, creating a true love of ourselves, we are limited in what we do.

The effects of low self-esteem can permeate our lives easily! When we don’t love ourselves or when we only rely on others for our live, it is difficult to stay balanced, keep our boundaries, have a healthy body image, be successful, and simply enjoy our lives to the fullest. We see the effects particularly when we shy away from taking positive risks and growing. Having positive self-esteem means we shine, and that it evident for all to see.”

Shadow Side: “If our strong, healthy self-esteem tips over into arrogance or narcissism, it is not true balance. In this world full of celebrities who are noting but pretty faces, who are famous just for being famous, it is not surprising that many people believe that self-esteem and self-worth come form the outside in, from the admiration of others. Take the admiring people away, and if there is no solid core of self-worth, there is little left.”

Symbols: “Mirror, sun, silk, silkworms, cave”

~ By Stacey Demarco

There is a saying “whatever you believe yourself capable of, you are correct” basically, whether you believe you can attain your goals, or whether you believe that you will never attain them, you are correct. What you expect is exactly what you will receive. If you believe nothing good will come of a situation, you are probably right. If you believe that you are too old to learn something new, or too stuck to change, you are right about that too.

The image of the cave is a metaphor for our belief systems and our self-imposed limitations. Imagine the cave walls to be what you have set as your perception of what you are capable of, or worthy of receiving. The cave is stone, the walls are thick, the ceiling is so low you can barely stand up to your full height. The cave is stifling, it’s hard to move, to breathe. Yet there you are, feeling quite safe if not a little restless in your cave. The exit is right there, but it is scary to contemplate what lies beyond the perceived safety of your protective cave.

But what is the cave is actually more of a prison than a protection? What if instead of keeping you safe, it is actually holding you back from your true potential? What if it is keeping the love of your life at bay? The career of your dreams beyond the walls? Everything you dream of and more, beyond those rock solid walls of belief systems?

It’s time to step out of the cave into the bright sun. Into the expansiveness beyond the cave.

Into your destiny.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Aradia

Published September 13, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Aradia

Aradia, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Aradia, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Aradia: “It is said that Aradia lived in Italy in the 14th Century. She was known as the Holy Witch because of the love and compassion she lead for the Earth and all of humanity. She even had love and compassion for clergy and the Catholic Church who, at that time, would have had her burnt at the stake if she was caught spreading her message of love or practicing her ancient rituals. Her message came to be known as The Gospel of Aradia. It was based on love and respect for Nature, life and all of creation.

Aradia has shown up in your cards today to ask you to look at the belief systems that you hold. Question your beliefs and look at them objectively. Try to identify any beliefs that restrict your spirit as well as those that liberate it. We inherit many of our beliefs from our family, our friends and the society we live in. It is time for you to let go of all that no longer serves or supports you. Let go of all beliefs that stem from fear and replace them with love – the endless source of creative energy within you. This is a good time to study other cultures and diversify your spiritual knowledge and awareness. Look at belief systems both past and present. You may choose to adopt some new beliefs that resonate with you, though there is no need to take on anything new. Simply explore and observe and keep an open mind. Broaden your horizons. You will find that life is a rich and colourful tapestry made of endless truths and viewpoints, and full of tantalizing flavours. Indulge yourself!*

~ By Toni Carmine Salerno

Through a series of synchronicities, you are about to learn just what you are capable of. Imagine yourself about to enter a labyrinth…. except that this labyrinth is a very special one! Every way you turn, there is a door, and every door leads to a new person, opportunity or possibility in your life. They are all positive, and they are all yours for the taking. All you need is the key.

The key is your belief in yourself. Your deep inner knowing that you are actually capable of creating all of your dreams and much more. Belief that you are a powerful co-creator with the Divine, and that anything you set your mind to is not only possible, but comes to you with grace and ease. Imagine that you have a key in your hand, and it is ethereal, transparent. Yet, every ounce of faith you have in yourself, every little bit of courage, and all of your new found confidence projected into this key makes it more and more solid. Visualize yourself holding this key in your right hand, and channeling all of your strength and courage into it until it gleams pure gold, heavy solid metal.

Use this key to unlock the doors to your dreams, and ask Aradia to assist you. Each door you step through will be even better than the last. More beautiful, more amazing, more miraculous.

Anything is possible.

Namaste

*Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

 

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