Daily Angel Oracle Card: Paradigm Shift, from the Lightworker Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay
Paradigm Shift: “You are undergoing radical growth in your belief systems. Now is the time to challenge old attitudes and question previous expectations. You are in an extraordinary time. Great leaps forward can be made in a moment. The world you thought you knew can suddenly break open, and a new world can become your reality.”
“Buddhists sometimes speak of the ‘beginner’s mind’ – that which assumes nothing and therefore is open to everything. A spiritual psychologist might call this the ‘inner child,’ as it is innocent, curious, unfixed and always learning. It doesn’t get stuck on an answer having to be one way. There is openness to the unknown with curiosity instead.
Old souls can sometimes find it hard to recapture their ‘not knowingness’. Asking someone with a lot of life experience, who may have become a bit world-weary, to drop expectations and look at the world through fresh eyes can be challenging. Yet life becomes much more energizing and interesting when you are open and don’t hold expectations about what will be. Suddenly, you are receptive to the Universe helping you in ways that, in the past, you did not believe possible – all because you kept an open mind.
If you are feeling that you don’t really know yourself, your relationships or your place in the world as you once did – if you are feeling that what you once held to be certain now seems to be a little shaky – these are signs that you are going through a paradigm shift. This will bring you new perceptions that will free you to be in the world in new ways. You will find yourself shedding old limits, fears and misconceptions. You are stepping beyond what you have known. You are a bit like a traveler in a new city feeling awkward until she gets the ‘lay of the land’ and how things operate in that new place. As you trust the unexpected and unknown, the Universe will be able to help you in unexpected and previously unknown ways.
If you find yourself questioning the views in mass media or spoken in the conversations that those around you are having, take heart and know that you are awakening from a fear-based world into a love-filled reality. Your confusion will soon transform into joy at discovering that you are free and have no reason to be afraid.
You are encouraged by the Universe to embrace the power you have to be a free thinker. Accept the accelerated mental shift happening for you, even if it creates temporary uncertainty or discomfort. Dare to think thoughts of love rather than lower your vibration by choosing thoughts of fear. Trust, for something helpful and empowering is happening in your soul.”
Invocation: “Through divine grace and unconditional love, I open my mind to the higher truth of love. May my mind be cleansed from conditioning and gently opened to the light of love. I am willing to unlearn what no longer serves me. I am willing to receive teachings and information, guidance and assistance from those beings of pure light and unconditional love that can assist me on my life journey, no. May my paradigm shift bring me closer to peace, love, empowerment and happiness. May this process be held in guardianship by the Universe, with grace, mercy and tenderness. Through my own free will, so be it.”*
~ By Alana Fairchild
As we step into November things are still shifting and changing. The energy is slowly but surely lifting. We have 15 days left of the Venus retrograde until she goes direct. Our healing journey is two thirds of the way to completion. How are you feeling? This is a good time to check in.
What is going on right now in your life? Have you faced your shadow side? Or hidden from it? Have you brought the darkness up into the light to be examined, understood and released? There is still time to do so. This may have been an uncomfortable process. Maybe you feel that things are happening ‘to you’ instead of being created ‘by you.’ If this is the case, the universe is working with you in order to release victim mentality and ask you to take full responsibility for your life. This is the only way to take full control of your powers of creative manifestation. This is an invitation to let your self imposed limitations go and really embrace your power.
There may have been struggles around love and relationships as well as finances. These are the main aspects of the Venus in retrograde, and really what they boil down to is self-worth. How have you handled any financial curve balls? How have you interacted in your closest relationships? Did you change what needed to change? Did you adjust your expectations or release them entirely where necessary? Did you have the courage to let go of any toxic relationships? Do you see yourself as valuable, lovable and worthy of a higher connection?
Anything is possible for us if we can just do the prep work. Finish clearing out the old and making space for the new. Focus on healing your heart. Know that abundance is a pleasant side effect of self-love. Know that you are drawing to you what you most desire, and making the room in your heart to receive it.
See the image in the picture, the door opening, the light streaming out. Notice the vulnerability of the women as she prepares to walk through it, free of burdens, only her own true self; complete freedom and self acceptance. Know that once you have completed your journey down to the underworld and back, the forty days and forty nights of introspection and transformation will be complete, this woman (or man) will be you. Set the intention that you will move forward fearlessly into the next chapter of your life.