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Odysseus

Published April 11, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Odysseus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Odysseus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Odysseus: “The Journey”

The Myth: “Odysseus was a hero of great wit and intelligence. It was his idea to penetrate the walls of Troy by giving the Trojans a large wooden horse (eventually known as the Trojan Horse) that carried a band of Greek soldiers within it.

After the Trojan War, Odysseus made his way home to Ithaca. While stopping over at an island, he managed to outsmart the Cyclops Polyphemus. Polyphemus, full of rage, asked his father, Poseidon, to never allow Odysseus to reach his home. Poseidon did all he could to prevent Odysseus’s safe arrival, although Odysseus eventually returned to Ithaca. Homer chronicled Odysseus’s long and arduous journey in The Odyssey.”

The Message: “If you have been working toward achieving a considerable goal, this card assures you that you can do it. There will be many challenges along your way. Distractions, temptations, and battles are inevitable in every hero’s quest, but only those willing to face the dangers and defeat the monsters experience victory. Those who don’t get distracted or give up when the journey gets too rough, those who face every challenge head on, will assuredly reach their goals. Decide today to be that person. Have heart and courage. Be heroic.

Odysseus fought a ten year battle at Troy and took another ten years to fight his way back home, but he eventually accomplished the seemingly impossible. Yet it was not the accomplished task that made Odysseus great – it was the journey itself.

This card signals victory. Stay true to your heart and vision now, for you have the power to create and achieve great things. Embrace your journey, both the challenges and the joys of it, and stay true to your heart’s desire. Magnificent things are possible now!”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

It is very important to stay your course now. Let nothing distract, discourage or defeat you. There may be challenges ahead, but know that they are manageable and that you have the strength and resources to accomplish your goal. Do not let anyone talk you out of your dreams, especially your own fear! We can be our own worst enemies when things are not going smoothly, and we can give up just before we make a major breakthrough. Take this message as a sign that you are on the right track, and perseverance is key.

Action comes in many forms, and forward momentum starts from within. Self-belief and conviction are important now, so do not give up on yourself, know that you have got this. Be careful who you confide in at this time, well-meaning or not, other’s fears can throw you off-balance with their doubt and you must preserve your energy. If you feel like you need advice go to someone who inspires and uplifts you; someone who has beaten the odds and succeeded in the area you are pursuing. Do not take advice from someone who is stuck themselves! Think of negativity and fear as the Trojan horse, coming in stealthily to steal your victory and joy. Be vigilant and only allow clarity, focus and positive intention.

Victory is yours and it will come in more than just the goal achieved. It will come in the mindset that you will have access to once you realize just how capable you are. Although you may be settled on one main goal, this will turn out only to be a stepping stone on a powerful journey of self-discovery and expansion. Embrace the journey as much as the destination, for what you learn along the way will be invaluable and transform the way you see the world and your place in it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Difficulty in the Beginning

Published March 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Difficulty in the Beginning, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Difficulty in the Beginning, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Difficulty in the Beginning: “What might seem like chaos and confusion around you or within you right now is actually a much needed jolt. It is becoming apparent that certain aspect of the life to which you have become accustomed are dramatically being shaken up. Whether you think you are ready for it or not, the outgrown is already falling away. Just as the smallest seed requires tremendous energy to break open, once it does it leaves the shell behind. Then, faced with innumerable challenges, it emerges from the darkness into the light. This happens in the right timing of things.

In retrospect, you will see this as a birth that not only strengthened your ability to ‘roll with the punches,’ but increased your capacity to endure difficult transitions. In the interim, though, you have every right to feel vulnerable and shaky, but don’t let that stop you! Much of what was a source of security and protection is being buffeted to the point where it is difficult to know what you want, which way to move, or what is expected – and there my be questions and doubts in many areas of life where once there was unshakable certainty. But feeling doubtful now is not necessarily a bad thing – in fat, it is an inevitable part of the process of dismantling the old to clear the way for the new. However difficult or painful it may be, this is a vitally important stage of your growth.

Rather than feeling sorry for yourself or mourning what is lost, prepare to face the new challenges and possibilities that will soon appear on the horizon. The nature of this particular journey is that once it has begun, there is no turning back. Although at times the landscape might seem totally unfamiliar, keep a steady pace and stay in touch with the real needs of the moment rather than projecting into the future. Any attempt to create a plan or ‘make sense’ of things is premature and will just lead to repetitiveness, frustration, and unnecessary confusion. So be gentle with yourself, and go slowly. There is no rush – each and every step counts.

Your capacity to trust in the mysterious rhythms that are impacting your life now is being strengthened, and as a result you may discover yourself approaching change with an inner calm that once would have seemed impossible. Breathe deeply and stay alert. Don’t be shy or too proud to ask for help when it is needed, and receive it with humility and gratitude when it is offered. You may know someone who has walked this walk and whose wisdom will be a source of support and encouragement for you now.

Likewise, tune in to the inner guide, the voice of truth that speaks from your intuition. If you respect and stay in touch with its guidance, taking the time to listen, you will find it never fails to dispassionately reveal the next step. Patience, perseverance, and gentleness with yourself are essential now. Though challenging nature strengthens every growing thing, just think what an intimidating and arduous journey it is from the egg to the open sky! Get into the spirit of adventure while taking care not to put yourself or others at risk; there is much that needs to be attended to. It is the dawn of a new day and you are more than ready to move on; if you weren’t , the Tao wouldn’t have provided this opportunity.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Ego likes nothing more than to run the show; with a flair for the dramatic and a tendency to repeat old habits and patterns of behaviour ad nauseam. As we kick ego to the curb and actually progress along the road less traveled, it is bound to kick up a fuss. This is the fear and doubt you may be experiencing now. Acknowledge it, and move forward regardless. One foot after the other.

The progress need not be hasty, it is more about consistency now. It is about perseverance, determination and commitment to something brand new; pure and completely authentic. It is about living in integrity, in alignment with Higher Purpose. It is not about the accumulation of material worth, but about finding conviction in our own self worth. That is where the treasure lies.

Yes, it’s going to be uncomfortable. Yes, there may be those around you who would align with your ego and fight for things staying the same. Move forward anyway. There may be challenges, road blocks or just some stumbling blocks. Move forward anyway.

This is a powerful new Moon and we can use it to our advantage. Aries is about getting out there and getting things done. It is about harnessing your energy and focusing it onto your goals, taking action and making things happen. It is not a time of sitting around hoping and wishing, it is about getting er done! It is the perfect time to take steps to change what isn’t working in your life, painful or not, and get things moving in the right direction. It’s time to take the reins.

What you put out there right now is what you will create in the very immediate future. It will impact the rest of this year and the nine year cycle we are embarking upon this year. Get really clear on your intentions. Write them down. Read them out loud. Light a candle. Say a prayer. And see just how powerful your manifestation skills really are.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Our Lady Of The Rose Crown

Published November 4, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Our Lady Of The Rose Crown, from the Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Our Lady Of The Rose Crown, from the Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Our Lady Of The Rose Crown, from the Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Our Lady Of The Rose Crown: “You are my child and a royal divine being. I protect your spiritual deepening now, as you descend further into the living divine heart, and know all to be love. As the mysteries reveal themselves to you now, divine rapture awaits you. I shall keep you grounded and authentic, productive in the world that needs your light, even as I guide you into ecstatic communion with your holy nature.”

“No matter where we think we are on our spiritual path, there is always somewhere, and something, deeper to experience. Our Lady Of The Rose Crown appears when you are about to enter into another level of spiritual experience. This new level will be appropriate and healing for you – taking you naturally along in your spiritual progress. What might be suitable for another is unlikely to be exactly right for you. Our Lady watches over you with all-knowing tenderness and fierce protection. Only what you need, will come to you.

You have been preparing for this time, quite possibly without realizing it consciously. It can take years of preparation to be ready for the next level of spiritual awakening.

In order to be prepared, we might have to be challenged in a relationship that really stretches or breaks our heart. In that situation we are leaving to love more unconditionally, to either let the relationship go or to stay with it, depending on what is right for us. we might experience weeks, months or even years of not really knowing, with any certainty, if we are on the right path or living the life we are supposed to be living. In that continued crisis, we are learning how to remain present, to remain open and to learn to trust, even in the absence of clarity. Or perhaps everything in our life seems to be upside down; a loved one is struggling, or our own inability to resolve an issue that has troubled us deeply for some time, and is causing us to feel almost unbearable anguish.

No matter what the crisis or challenge, the way that we learned to respond and grow through it provided us with the development that we needed to be able to sustain the next level of divine experience. Love is the most powerful force in our universe. It is in everything and reveals itself in unlimited ways. To encounter this love, to be open to it, ready to receive it and be changed, illuminated, irradiated by it, takes tremendous preparation. Spiritual energy, and the presence of the Divine Mother, is very real and extremely powerful. It is, in some ways, like the energy of the sun. It can give life, but equally, it can be destructive if we do not acknowledge and manage the effect of its power upon us, for good or ill. What is loving and uplifting at one phase of our journey will not necessarily be enough to lift us into the next phase of our journey. For this next phase, perhaps we need more challenge, or more loving presence to leave behind what we thought we knew, and how we thought we needed to live, in order to allow more of the Divine to live through us, into the world.

Our Lady Of The Rose Crown comes to tell you that you have been in preparation, and now the time is fast approaching, or is already upon you, where by you are opening to more divine realization. This is a sacred and precious gift, and is happening in perfect accordance with your own spiritual growth. She asks that you drop preconceived expectations of how this will manifest, and simply be present to what is happening within you and your life now. No matter what you may initially think, what you are being shown right now is more of the Divine in its mysterious, creative, funny and unfathomable genius. Whether you can make sense of it or not, your heart and soul will be fed by it, strengthened and empowered to more fully live you divine light and discover who you truly are; a magnificent royal child of the Divine Father and Divine Mother.

If you have been wondering about your spiritual growth, or noticing that you judge others less and are able to hold compassion more easily, this oracle comes as a confirmation that, yes, ou have gone through a spiritual growth spurt, and also, more is to come. If you have been feeling as though you have been ‘tested’ spiritually with a recurring issue, this oracle comes with the guarantee of divine success and congratulations, as you are passing your spiritual test and the Mother is in celebration with you – soon you shall feel that, and join her delight.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger right? How strong are you feeling right now after everything you have been through? Are you feeling strong, or are you feeling weary. Either way, you are where you need to be on this journey, and things are going to get better as you cross the finish line with this challenge. You have passed with flying colours. Congratulations, the struggle is finally over.

Know that the biggest gift you will receive right now is found within you. You hold the key. The biggest gift is your open heart; your shifted perspective. Your understanding of the bigger picture. Your biggest gift is who you are and all you stand for. Your power. Your beauty. Your strength and courage in the face of adversity. Your Love and your pure light. That is the gift.

Find the gift and use it to help others. Use it to heal, to grow, to expand and to awaken. Use it for the Highest Good of All. We need it now, more than ever. There is no time to waste.

Heal and be healed. Love and be loved.

Be the Truth. Be the Way. Be the Light.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mother Mary Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud

Temperance

Published February 23, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Temperance, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Temperance, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Temperance, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realm, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Temperance: “How the water flows is how the earth is shaped. This powerful rushing water pushes and pulls at her feet and joggles the rocks under her, but she never falters. Water may shape the earth, but it is not shaking her. Her every movement is under her command. She maintains her position without thinking, focused entirely on the cups in her hands and water that flows back and forth between them in an act that is something like alchemy or magic. But for her, it seems merely a natural extension of her own body No, water does not control her, rather, she is able to control it.

Her favored familiars, the dragonflies, ride the air, wings catching the soft sunlight and giving it back in bright coloured flashes. Even though she does not look at them, she knows they are there and can feel he energy they lend her. They are happy to bestow their gifts of emotional maturity and spiritual harmony on one who treasures them so much.

She does treasure their gifts and works continually to become more skilled with them. She is a quiet creature, a virtue she has honed of necessity. Only in silence can she hear and feel all that goes on around her. From the soles of her soft feet to the top of her disciplined mind, she has worked to heighten her sensitivity. She moves through life like a dancer, with elegance and ease, always saying the right words and doing the right things. She makes it look easy, but behind her small smile, she keeps her hard work to herself.”

Divinatory Meaning: “They say that a mark of any true professional is they make whatever they do look easy. Moving easily and beautifully through life does not happen by accident. It is a choice and a discipline. Life brings all sorts of challenges the environment of your life changes all the time. Maintaining balance in a chaotic world is subtler than mixing equal parts of work, play and sleep. When Temperance shows up in a reading, you know the situation has powerful elements that could potentially throw you off course, but that you can, with some effort, resist being controlled by outside influences. It means, though, that you must retain control of yourself. Emotional and spiritual maturity are necessary to understand all the forces at work and to make the best choices in order to achieve the results you desire.”*

~by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Water is the element of emotions and this card is about not getting swept up in our emotions. We may be faced with crisis or chaos. We may have pain or heartbreak to deal with. We may be struggling to make ends meet, or find our life partner. Or we may have drama playing out around us through family, friends or co-workers. We may be empaths and take on the emotions of others, having trouble sorting out what is ours and what belongs to someone else…

Temperance is asking us to detach from the drama and get clear on our intentions. She is asking us to focus our attention on what we desire to manifest, and let the rest go. Let go of the fear, the worry, the scattered attention. Look to the work that needs to be done in order to manifest your dreams.

What is it that you really wish to create? What does your heart whisper to you? That is where your attention must stay, no matter the raging river or storm going on around you.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Tarot Of The Hidden Realm, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

 

Inner Calling

Published November 21, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Inner Calling, from the Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

Inner Calling, from the Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Inner Calling, from the Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

 Inner Calling: You can choose to see your biggest challenges as your best opportunities for inner change and growth. The trials and ordeals we experience in life are actually necessary for our soul’s evolution. Take a moment to reflect back on past difficulties and identify how those experiences have made you stronger and wiser. Now, turn your attention to the present and remind yourself to take the drama out of your challenges and try to see how they are serving you.

“I choose to see challenges as ideal opportunities to work on my inner self. I look for the blessings in all situations, past and present. I am connected to the positive aspect of my experience.”*

~by Mario Duguay

It’s much easier to face our obstacles if we can detach from them and gain a higher perspective. This requires taking things out of the personal perspective and seeing them objectively; particularly if we are stuck in a victim mentality. We must take time to center ourselves, breathing deeply and allowing ourselves to release the tendency to be reactive and emotional; focusing instead on the clarity provided by quiet contemplation. Looking for patterns in our lives can provide us with invaluable data.

When we realize that we have, in fact, been repeating patterns over and over again, we can finally allow ourselves to acknowledge that there is a big lesson here which simply will not go away until it is learned. This could be a lesson in self love, acceptance and worth which presents itself usually as quite the opposite! If you are finding yourself treated badly in a relationship; feeling unappreciated by family and friends; or your talents unacknowledged at work, take a close look at how you view yourself. If you truly love, accept and respect yourself, you cannot tolerate this poor treatment and a decision may need to be made in order for this dynamic to change. We must have a hand in this change, taking the steps and doing the work that needs to be done in order to move forward. We must decide that we are worthy of more, set the intention to surround ourselves with healthy situations and positive people who are supportive of our highest good and decide that we are capable of returning this support in turn.

It is time to look deeply within ourselves and see the gifts and talents that are uniquely ours to share with the world. Know that by sharing these precious gifts, we can step into our true authentic selves. We are healers and we are lightworkers, the world needs us now and we are here for a reason. The challenges we are facing in our day to day lives must be resolved simply and directly in order to allow us to do what we are actually here for; otherwise they distract us from our life’s purpose while draining precious energies that would best be used elsewhere.

Heal thyself (and the drama…) and the dreams will follow.

Namaste

*Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

Healing The Past

Published September 19, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Healing The Past

Healing The Past, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Healing The Past, from the Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Healing The Past: “I step into my future with strength and clarity.”

Card Meaning: “Your past ( and even your past lives) affects your present. A powerful healing is occurring for you right now. Beneath the surface, there are forces dissolving old blockages and limitations. This has a positive effect on every aspect of your life, including your health, your relationships, and even your creativity.

The Universe wants you to know: Challenges in your present can be linked to past events. Take some times to examine your current situation to see what areas could be strengthened. Release old blockages. Even if it feels like nothing is happening, profound transformations are occurring at this very moment. This is not unlike the bamboo that grows roots under the surface for two to five years, building a foundation invisible to the naked eye. Wounds from broken relationships, people or situations that seem impossible to forgive, and  old shame or guilt are all dissolving. As a result, your body, mind and spirit are healing.

Questions to ask yourself: Is there anything in my life that needs to heal? What will lead me to the path of greatest healing? How can I become an even greater healing force for others?”*

~ by Denise Linn

We all have had past experiences that have hurt us, some worse than others. It can be a severe or traumatic experience, or it could be a rejection or a loss of someone we loved. There is no shame in holding on to these experiences, it is simply human nature. We use them as a lens to see the future, to protect our hearts from having to experience such pain again. What we don’t realize is that there is no way to prevent ourselves from never getting hurt again, and by using our past as a lens to view our future, we are withholding amazing connection to our present experience. We are limiting ourselves from truly experiencing joy for fear that it may be taken away. We are holding our hearts hostage in order to protect them from something long past, which can no longer hurt us unless we ourselves allow it to. We are  blocking our passion and inspiration from lighting the fire within us. We are frozen when we could be singing and dancing.

It is time to give ourselves permission to let it all go.

Breathe. Breathe in the light and breathe out the pain. One deep long breath at a time. Let it all go. Make space for the new.

We are actually incredibly adaptable creatures, us humans. We can heal ourselves, we can make the best out of any situation. We can create and manifest anything our heart desires…. if we allow ourselves to do so.

Letting go of past pains wipes the slate clean. It gives you a fresh new canvas to paint a bright new future with bold strokes of colour. It allows you to plant the seeds of your dreams in the now, knowing that nothing from the past can stop their growth; and ultimately, your success and freedom.

The future is bright.

You are creating it.

Namaste

*Gateway Oracle Card deck, by Denise Linn

Mountain ~ Strength

Published August 26, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Mountain ~ Strength, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Mountain ~ Strength, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Mountain ~ Strength, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Mountain ~ Strength: “The massiveness of the mountain in this image – bearing the  blankets of snow as spectacular hues from the sun reflect from its body – evokes a sense of impenetrable and immovable strength and stature. A mountain’s quiet, resolute immensity leaves us in awe and inspires us to reach for greater heights. Yet, it can also pose challenges.

The firm base of the mountain evolves to the narrower crest in its attempt to reach the sky. More daring individuals become enamored by the peak and see it as something to conquer, although it can never be truly conquered. When the mountain feels threatened in some way or simply shrugs its shoulders, the strength exhibited can wreak havoc for all beings caught on its skin.

It makes no sense to deny the strength you have at the cost of allowing yourself to be reactive and subject to external influences far beyond what is healthy for you. Imagine yourself as a mountain of strength, solidly grounded in the Earth, your head held high as if you were touching the sky. Do so without straining, just as the mountain itself does not strain.

The current situation calls for you to be vigilant, but not to the point of fear or paranoia. Be that rock of strength that you are capable fo becoming. The solidness of our resolve will be clearly communicated when you model yourself after the towering immensity of a mountain, impenetrable and inscrutable. Standing steady like a rock is what is called for at this time.”*

~by Stephen D Farmer

Sometimes we can’t make up our minds. Sometimes we make up our minds and other people change them for us; then we end up looking back and wishing that we had stuck to our guns and not changed our minds. Sometimes we don’t know what we want and we feel directionless, drifting.

What do you want to create? It sounds like such a simple question, but yet, it is one of the hardest question for many people to answer. What do you want to create? Can you describe it in detail? Can you feel it? See it? Smell, taste and touch it with you mind? Are you focusing on it daily? Hourly? Moment by moment? When you do focus on it, is it in anticipation as you feel it into being? Or is it doubtfully, knowing somewhere in your being that it’s probably never going to happen… a pipe dream?

It makes a huge difference. How you feel about it. HUGE difference.

Like happening or not happening difference. So it’s good to get that sorted out once and for all.

What do you want?

Are you willing to stand your ground for it? Be solid in your belief that you are worth it? Embrace it wholeheartedly as your birthright? Nothing and no one can stand in your way?

When you are solid in your focus, yet reaching for the stars. When you are planted firmly in the now, fully grounded on the Earth, yet your spirit soars up to the Universe. When you are stable and steady and strong.

Then, as you soar to new heights, your dreams will surround you. Worthy you. Confident you. Beautiful, unlimited, Divine: YOU.

Namaste

*Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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