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Confidence ~ Cougar

Published September 30, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Confidence ~ Cougar, from the Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence ~ Cougar: “Be bold and take charge.”

“You are being called to take a role of leadership, and it is natural for certain fears and considerations to surface, such as: “Will I be seen as arrogant, bullying or full of myself? Will others listen to me? Will I be challenged” Well, the truth is, these are all possible. You need to just get over it, rise above all these mind made fears, and heed the call. Whether you realize it or not, you are a natural leader, and there is no need to diminish the hard earned skills you learned through life lessons just so you ca play it safe. What you have to offer is needed right now, whether it is with your partner, your family, your community, or the larger world around you.

You will be judged. Count on it. And you need to hear these judgments, yet not allow them to rule you. Do not mistake ego-driven stubbornness and willfulness for determination. Listen to the voice of your inner nature and the wisdom gathered from experience to guide your choices. Acknowledge that everyone else has to make their own choices – including their response to you. Remember that effective leaders are good listeners. They know when to follow and when to lead, and when to move forward and when to hold still.

Additional Associations For This Card: Stealth; Leadership; Focus; Conviction.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

It’s time to step in to your power. There is no room for fear as you take charge of your life, only the absolute conviction that you can create your own reality with grace and ease. For the highest good of all involved. You are undergoing a powerful transformation and it requires you to believe in yourself fully and completely in order to move to the next level. No matter what.

Whatever has been beckoning to you is now screaming. That opportunity that was knocking can no longer be ignored. The fear and doubt that may have held you back in the past is gone, and you can move forward to take your place with confidence. You are heading in the right direction. Everything is falling into place exactly as it should be. All that is required is that you embody your full potential. Everything that has happened up until now has been gently preparing you for such a bold and courageous leap of faith into your power, can you feel it?

Plant your bare feet on the Earth and take some time to breathe in your new found strength. With every deep breath in draw your arms up to the sky, with every exhale bring your palms together in prayer position in front of your heart with the intention of releasing all feelings of needing to be small to please others. Feel the solid, nurturing energy of Gaia beneath you and the infinite loving power above. Pull these energies simultaneously into your heart chakra and receive the strength of their mingled energies. When you feel strong release them with gratitude and ask that every being that needs support will benefit from it now.

Know that you have everything you need in order to move forward.

Namaste

* Power Animal Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

 

Ace of Wands

Published May 16, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ace of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Ace of Wands: “It is the possibility of creativity, excitement, adventure, a challenge to step forward with courage and confidence.

Plant the wand firmly in the ground and see it blaze forth with crimson light. Like a response of flint striking tinder, inspiration blooms from that illumination. The spirits and sylphs are drawn forth from their dwellings. In ordinary light they hide, indistinguishable from leaf and twig and stone and sky, but in this glow they slip out and stretch their wings. They sense that something is beginning. A spark has been lit. A challenge has been whispered. An invitation has been extended in this dawn hour.

Once lit, fire is unpredictable and difficult to control. Uncontained energy can flare into a raging wildfire. Seize this wild opportunity, and glory in the blaze.

They are beings of fire and the guardians for the wands: foxes, cats, lions. They flash with the sparks of intellect and wit, with fleet bodies that dart through the world, and with the burning flame of a fierce and strong spirit.”*

~ Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

When was the last time you experienced wild passion in your life? How often do you really let yourself surrender to the sensual pleasures of this physical plane of reality? We are so often all up in our heads, keeping track of all our responsibilities and obligations, counting our money and our debts, worrying about what others think or how we are performing our duties.

This is an invitation to step past all of that and into something wild and fun and free. It’s a chance to be fired up about something you really believe in. It’s an opportunity to put yourself completely into what you love: body, mind and spirit. It is time to make a leap into love; embrace it, taste it, surround yourself with it; be it in every way possible.

Maybe you can share this passion with another, if so, lucky you! Don’t hold back! Light a fire with the person you love and take the walls down from around your heart; let them really see you, feel you, hear you right from the heart.

You may express this firey energy creatively; in an artistic way, or in the manifestation of a certain reality that you desire. Paint this reality in your imagination first, using your inner vision to bring it from the unmanifest to the manifest plane. Paint it with vivid colours, broad strokes and luscious detail. Fill it in with sound and feeling, desire and yearning. Finish it with excitement, anticipation and courage. And the absolute conviction that you deserve all the joy, love, happiness, healing and fulfillment that the Universe can send your way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Accepting The Quest

Published May 2, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Accepting The Quest, from the Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, Artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Accepting The Quest, from the Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, Artwork by Claudia McKinney

Accepting The Quest ~ The Moral of the Story Is: Contracts, agreements, transastions. Making a formal commitment. Pledging our oath. Taking up the challenge.”

“The Seeker regards the journey ahead with renewed purpose and grasps the hilt of the sword with both hands. At their touch, an inscription begins to materialize along the blade and they raise it to their eyes, reciting the words as they appear.

“Committed by oath and forged by steel, I bind you to your quest.”

The weight of the words settles in the Seeker’s mind as the sword fits comfortably in their hands, perfectly balanced in their grip.”

Accepting The Quest Card Definition: “Before knights of old took up their swords they were required to make an solemn oath of honor to their leader and their cause, a practice followed across different cultures.

When this card appears in a reading, it represents agreements, binding contracts, or transactions being made. Whilst The Call symbolizes an offer of some description, Accepting The Quest is the agreement and formal commitment to it.

In certain circumstances, it may suggest rising to a challenge that has been laid before you, literally taking up the sword. However, primarily this is the card to indicate important contractual agreements. Depending upon the question and accompanying cards, the following provides some suggestions as to how this could translate: Guardian of the Books would be a job or vocation, with Castle a property contract, and with Treasure a financial contract.”*

~ by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

There is a certain level of commitment asked of you now on your sacred journey, do you accept this Spiritual Quest? This is a quest for truth, for deep wisdom, for transformation and for surrender. It is the undertaking of something far more profound than you have experienced before. There may be challenges along the way, and this is not for the faint of heart, yet it is absolutely necessary in order to get to where you need to be in your life, and deep down you know that.

You are the warrior and you have everything you need in order to start this journey. Do not fear the unknown, embrace it. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone only to find that you are capable of far more than you have given yourself credit for. This is your Soul’s calling, this is your life path. Undertake the challenge with complete conviction in your strength of Being. You are about to surprise yourself… over and over again.

Many blessings, Dear One, we are here to support you and love you unconditionally every step of the way on your journey back to yourself.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles of Destiny Oracle Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, Artwork by Claudia McKinney

Goals

Published January 23, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Goals, from The Oracle Of Visions, by Ciro Marchetti

Goals, from The Oracle Of Visions, by Ciro Marchetti

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Goals, from The Oracle Of Visions, by Ciro Marchetti

Goals: “Dedication, Process”

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life”
~ Greg Anderson

“In a larger metaphysical sense, our journey through life is said to be full of transformation from an imperfect, corruptible state towards a perfect, healthy and everlasting state. What does not kill us makes us stronger. Thus painful or difficult changes that we endure can in theory burnish us in a spiritual sense to a high, golden shine. We can also seek out knowledge, opportunity and challenge; it is not necessary to merely allow life to happen to us.

In this scene, an Alchemist serves as an analogy for striving to achieve an end goal through study, experimentation, dedication and perseverance. His facial markings trace the beginning and end points of his quest from base lead through its various stages of purification of the soul to gold. The symbol for gold appears in the center of his forehead, where the Third Eye chakra is perceived to be.

This card is a reminder to stay focused on the goal and to continually apply the required self-discipline. It will all be worth it in the end.”*

 ~ By Ciro Marchetti

Be mindful that there may be people or situations around you at this time that trigger you. They may trigger sadness, pain or fear; they may trigger worry or self-doubt. These are all coming up for a reason, they are little hurdles along your journey; challenges that you must learn to turn from lead to gold in order to move forward. When you are feeling triggered, suddenly stressed or frustrated or angry or sad, instead of stuffing it and putting on a mask, look at the situation with detachment and compassion. What did the person do or say to trigger you? Why are you allowing yourself to feel triggered by this? What other reactions are possible at this time? What lesson was learned from the past experience that holds the power to trigger you? How do you release yourself once and for all from the ties that have bound you to this lesson? Once you gain clarity you can find a way to bless, release and move forward.

This is a great time for journaling, getting it all out on paper can give you perspective and is a much more powerful tool than seeking advice or complaining to friends or loved ones. When we write it all out, we force ourselves to see the problem from all angles, and then we are also called to use our own deep wisdom to solve it. When we allow ourselves the time and space to do this, we can listen to our own heart’s to guide us, rather than being guided by someone else. We take control, and we heal ourselves.

Do not let yourself get off course, this is only a speed bump, and you are being challenged for a reason. When you solve this, and truly learn to let it go, you will never be triggered by it again. This is one step closer to your manifestation.

Stay the course on your quest, Spiritual Warrior.

Become the Alchemist.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Oracle Of Visions, by Ciro Marchetti

Resistance

Published July 13, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Resistance, from the Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Resistance, from the Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Resistance, from the Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Resistance: “Obstantia”

When you feel resistance, your intention is alerting you to something that requires your attention. We often resist when something seems unethical or unjust. Are you resisting exactly what you need as a way to punish yourself or keep yourself small? Stop procrastinating.

The bell of resistance,

It tolls inside my head,

And floods my body through.

It awakens me, my fears to shed.

 

It starts with a small stone,

The one hard-hearted,

The small push back

Into places uncharted.

Many of us do not consciously consider our values until they are tested or challenged. Then we feel a quite natural resistance to the event or person who has crossed what we see as an ethical line or who has acted contrary to a principle we hold dear. This kind of resistance is a message and offers us the chance to take action, to right the wrong doing or address the violation of our boundaries.

Resistance can be hard to shift if it is directly linked with our values and in reality, it may well be our values that need to change. We may need to understand that we are being inflexible in our views and that we need to take a less extreme approach sometimes for our happiness and the happiness of others.

Procrastination is born of fear and is another kind of resistance – a resistance to moving forward with something, even if the change may benefit us.

In Aradia’s time, real tyranny existed and many resisted the iron-handed oppression that was so prevalent. Whilst we may never have experienced such a dire situation, in the face of so much cruelty and repression, sometimes the only way to exert influence was to quietly curse someone in power. If this is someone’s only hops, their only kind of power, we may understand this kind of act. Rebelling against a negative status quo is an act of the brave and is something that is very much part of our human history. Things cannot be changed without some kind of resistance to “what is.”

~ By Stacey Demarco

Something in your life requires your immediate attention and action is necessary in order to move forward. Only you know what this is. Yes, that… whatever popped into your head just now, that is most likely it. Have you been avoiding it? Feeling stuck or too indecisive? Well this is the sign you have been waiting for! Move forward now!

Sometimes we sit on the fence for too long, weighing our options, feeling a measure of safety in stagnancy. We feel that if we stay on the fence we are leaving our options open, but what we are actually doing is missing options that we are unaware of being that we are stuck up there on that fence. Shift your perspective, take life by the horns and get in the game, before you miss out!

Opportunity has been knocking, it’s time to hop down off that fence and open the door.

You will be glad you did!

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

The Lady Of The Lake

Published December 1, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Lady Of The Lake, from the Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

The Lady Of The Lake, from the Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Lady Of The Lake, from the Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

The Lady Of The Lake: “Absolute truth ~ Courage ~ Self-respect ~ Responsibility”

The Messengers Of Avalon

“The Lady Of The Lake represents the highest order of respect for yourself and the manner in which you operate within the world around you. She is the harsher element of truth, where denial is swept away by a tidal wave of events.

In the ancient legend of Avalon, The Lady Of The Lake presented Merlin with the sword of truth, which had been claimed by Arthur, who became High King of Britain. The magic that welded this metal was fired by the will of the God and/or Goddess. Consequently, when The Lady Of The Lake appears, she demands nothing short of total truth and integrity; and she asks you to be mindful of all the signs, signals, and omens that present themselves to you.

This is not the time to second-guess. If a signal appears, be assured that a challenge has been presented. Moving forward without acknowledgment of the challenge will result in unnecessary difficulties. If the signal is to move, she pushes you to act. Do so, for a victory is imminent. Regardless of your question, the message is to take care when The Lady Of The Lake appears, as serious business is at stake. The Lady Of The Lake reminds you of your personal responsibility in shaping your reality and its consequences.

Seek the sword of truth within yourself and great success will be yours. Have courage, for when The Lady Of The Lake appears, the strength of Avalon is behind you in support of your quest for wholeness and abundance.”*

~ By Colette Baron Reid

Discretion, authenticity, value, honesty and morals are the message of this card. Know your heart and trust your Soul to lead you down the path to the highest good. Do not be distracted by the drama but rise above it to gain a new perspective. See the signs around you as your angels and guides show you what you need to see; have faith that your intuition is true and that although there are lessons to be learned, compromising your own values is not an option.

Listen to your gut instincts and follow the guidance that comes from within. Watch for red flags and act accordingly. Steer clear of corruption and take responsibility for the creation of your own life. If you are finding yourself in a pattern, it is something that you have created and only you can find a way to break free. Have the courage to move forward, away from what no longer serves you. Settle for nothing short of absolute truth and authenticity, of yourself and of others. No more games, no more power struggles.

Time to cut the cords that drain away your precious energy.

Leaving only love. Only peace. Equality, support and kindness. True Christ Consciousness. Unconditional love and acceptance.

And so it is.

Namaste

*Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

 

Sphinx ~ Challenge

Published October 16, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Sphinx ~ Challenge, from the Goddess Oracle Cards, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Sphinx ~ Challenge, from the Goddess Oracle Cards, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Sphinx ~ Challenge, from the Goddess Oracle Cards, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

Sphinx ~ Challenge:

“If I ask the question that provokes

will you stretch to find the answer

Will you take up the gauntlet flung

boldly

and defiantly answer the call

Will you meet my challenge

with tingling in your blood

with your hair blowing electric in the wind

with all your being

Knowing that every challenge

is an opportunity

every challenge presents a gift

every challenge

is there to serve you

or not

It’s your choice”

Mythology: The sphinx appears in Greek mythology as the monster – a woman’s head and breasts, a dog’s body, lion’s paws, wings of an eagle, and the tail of a serpent – who questioned Oedipus. To the ancient Egyptians, she symbolically represented the Nile and its seasons. She was also a manifestation of Hathor, Goddess of birth and death. The Sphinx of Egypt was built as a guardian of the horizons, the rising and setting of the sun. It held the keys to the wisdom gates. In the path to deep knowing, initiates has to confront the challenges that the Sphinx posed.

Meaning Of The Card: The Sphinx will not let you pass until you respond to her challenge. She asks: ‘How can you meet a challenge and prosper in all the aspects of your being?’ You can let yourself get torn down by challenge, or kicked and pounded or defeated, but how can you take the challenge and use its energy to nurture yourself? Have you been running from challenges all your life and now find you haven’t developed the energy or power to face them? Perhaps it is easier to ignore challenge and go on with self-limiting behavior. Or maybe you feel that life is all messed up. Whatever way you have been dancing with challenge in the past has to change. The greatest challenge in living is how you respond to challenges. The Sphinx says the only way to wholeness on your path is to meet your challenges face-to-face.”*

~by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

What if we looked forward to a challenge just like a soccer player looks forward to the game? What if we always embraced the opportunity to learn and to grow, with the courage and confidence that we really couldn’t lose? What would that feel like? IF we refused to back down, took on the challenge with gusto, a prize fighter itching to take on the opponent, an eager scientist searching for the cure? The mathematician solving the equation. There are so many ways to look at challenge.

We often fear that which we don’t understand. We assume that challenge will be difficult or painful; we fear the future that we can’t see. We stay stuck in what we know as it’s safe and secure. We doubt our ability to solve the puzzle.

This time, we take on the Sphinx. We accept the challenge. We solve the riddle. We move forward fearlessly.

Strong and whole and free.

Namaste

*Goddess Oracle Cards, by Amy Sophia Marashinsky and Hrana Janto

 

 

 

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