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Mountain ~ Strength

Published September 20, 2018 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 of 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

Crow

Published September 17, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Crow, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Crow, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Crow, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Crow: “Communication ~ Truth ~ Story”

The Gift: “Crows are great messengers, problem solvers, lock pickers and tool users! When one Crow solves a challenge, others in his family watch closely and learn… then they spread the word to other groups. Crows form close friendships with many different animals, they love surfing the wind, sledding in the snow and playing games with sticks. Crow’s pure black feathers are a symbol for great spiritual strength in many native tribes.”

The Message From Crow: “Crow is the protector and the messenger of your unique story in life. When he visits you, he comes to help you move from one life “chapter” to another. He stands at the doorway and asks you what you have learned and why you are ready to begin something new. He asks you what is the purpose of your new journey? What do you really want? Do not be scared. Crow asks you these things with a smile because he knows this is a special time and he has come to help you celebrate what you have achieved so far and to help light the way for what is next! Welcome!

The Call: “Next time you come to the end of one season, activity or project and are getting ready to start a new one, Crow invites you to take time to pause in between. Write down or talk about everything that you have learned and what you are thankful about, where you have been, and to say very clearly from your heart what you are now ready to do and  who you are ready to be in your new chapter. Listen for Crow’s “caw” as you walk outside. He will always help guide you when you begin something new!”*

~by Chip Richards

We spend so much time chasing carrots. We catch some of the carrots, mostly little ones along the way… sometimes even big ones… and yet we don’t stop to savour the moment of victory… we just keep going, keep chasing, keep pursuing. What we don’t realize is how powerful those moments of enjoying can be. We don’t realize that by celebrating each small victory, we pave the road to more of the same with grace and ease. When we keep going in hot pursuit, we tell the Universe the same message over and over again… this isn’t enough… this isn’t enough… I’m not enough… what I am chasing is still far from me… I must keep going and going and going! Phew! No wonder we are all so exhausted and overwhelmed!

Take a moment to communicate with crow. Crow doesn’t miss a thing; Crow sees every little detail, from every angle. Crow never lacks confidence, and crow never misses an opportunity. Crow is crafty and quick thinking; he sees the lesson and moves on. He knows what he wants and is not afraid to go after it. Crow knows his heart and follows it with curiosity and freedom.

Learn to appreciate Crow by closely observing him. See him as he sees you. As an equal; a conscious being on this planet, an integral part of the Universe; connected to Spirit just as he is. Ask that he assists you in seeing opportunities coming your way. Ask Crow for definitive answers… to me, a big “caw” from Crow can shed a lot of light on a situation or person I’m wondering about. You decide whether a caw means “yes” or “no” and go from there. Crow will know exactly how to assist you… if you are open and receptive to his assistance.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Shark

Published September 5, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Shark, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Shark, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Shark, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Shark: “Trust your instincts to discern the truth of the situation”

“Your instinctual self is that aspect of you that sends signals to your brain directly from your body. It is what is responsible for your survival – particularly when you are in a life threatening situation and must avoid danger by fighting, fleeing, or remaining still and quiet. Your instinct dictates which choice most likely ensures your perpetuation. It is much more primal than intellect, and it is what connects humans with other animals.

The trust for your instinctual signals can be modified and distorted by conditioning, especially childhood conditioning. When you are repeatedly told to distrust what your body is telling you or you have faced life threatening situations, with no escape, this exquisite survival mechanism becomes clouded at the least and completely suppressed at the extreme. It is replaced by either a generalized fear and agitation that gets projected onto relatively benign situations, or else a psychic numbness that anesthetizes the senses and severely limits your body’s ability to process environmental cues for danger. This sensory numbness also limits your ability to fully experience pleasure.

Take time to tune in to your gut feelings, using slow, deep breathing as an access code. Listen with all your senses to discern what your body is telling you, and use your intellect to interpret whether it is a conditioned reaction or an instinctual response. With practice, you will refine your perceptual capabilities so that you can completely trust what you feel.

Associations For This Card: Confidence; Secrets; Protection; Respect; Survival; Authority; Focus; Action; Unpredictability; Solitude; Endurance; Assertiveness; Divinity.”*

~ Stephen D Farmer

Every limitation that we encounter can be traced back to our perception of ourselves. We set our own limitations. Period. In setting them, we have taken into account all the information we have gathered not just over this lifetime, but over our many lifetimes. Some of this information may be perceived as negative. Some of it may just have come from little snippets of things that people have said to us long ago; things that they may or may not even remember saying; things that we have held on to for our whole lives. Stories that we have created to describe ourselves and what is possible. Everyone has a story.

These things need not affect us any more, we must let them all go and start fresh.

If we do not let the past hurts go, we use them as shields to protect us from our present experience. We assume when offered a new opportunity that things may turn out the same as they did in the past. We give away our power as we don’t trust ourselves to make healthy decisions. We fight anxiety and experience fear when we go against the fear and doubt experienced by our bodies. We look through a tainted lens, projecting what we think could happen and not allowing the situation to fully unfold.

This is not about ignoring intuition, it is about trusting it in the moment. It is about tuning in instead of over thinking and over analyzing. It is about having faith in something new.

We must believe in ourselves; strengthen the connection to our intuition. We must take back our power and trust in our instincts. They will never let us down if we truly listen. They will always guide us on our highest path.

All we need to do is listen.

Namaste

*Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Confidence

Published June 7, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Confidence

Confidence, from the Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish

 

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Confidence, from the Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish

Confidence: “Perhaps you are not aware of how great you really are. Maybe you have been doubting yourself or your purpose in life. Have you been questioning whether you are enough, good enough, able or worthy? IN some way you are in need of a confidence boost. And this is Spirit’s way of telling you that you are doing just fine. Spirit believes in you, and you need to believe in yourself too. It will take time and effort on your part, but the rewards of having self-confidence will be well worth it.

You may not do things perfectly; of course you will make mistakes. But mistakes are simply opportunities to learn how to do things differently. It is always easier to see the greatness in others. Seeing another person’s gifts, talents, abilities, and successes is much easier than seeing our own. This is a cosmic mirror from the Universe, and it is reflecting back to you, all of the incredible qualities that you really do have.

Sometimes we just have to fake it till we make it. And that is what you are being asked to do. Just try on the suit of confidence. Se how it fits and how it feels. You do have what it takes. You are just as gifted and wonderful as any other person. Now it is time for you to feel confident about you.

It is important to note though, this too much confidence or over-faking it can actually come across as arrogance. Heaven knows you are far from arrogant, so go gently with it. It is not about proving anything to yourself or others. It is about knowing that you are important in Spirit’s plan and that you are worthy. Who you are and what you have to offer is so very important. It is time for you to believe in You, the way Spirit believes in You.”*

– Cheryl Lee Harnish

There is so much pressure on us to strive for perfection. So much competition out there that we are constantly trying to keep up with. Perfect bodies, anti aging, perfectly clean houses, perfectly behaved children, nice cars and perfect vacations. It’s never ending. And when one or more of these doesn’t seem to match up to the strived-for perfection… we take it as a reflection on ourselves. We feel that we are not worthy if we can’t manage to keep all of these balls in the air to show the world that we are valuable. We think that we must try harder; or even worse we just give up and feel badly about our inability to live this perception of perfection.

It’s time to let all that go. Phew!

Breathe deeply and ground yourself by connecting to the Earth beneath your feet. Feel her heartbeat. Feel her Unconditional maternal love. Feel the magnetic pull towards the center of the planet, our beloved Mother Gaia; who nurtures us without judgment. Breathe in her love right through your feet and up into your heart chakra. Allow her energy to cleanse all these petty insecurities planted by a dismally disfunctional society. See her perfection reflected in your own. Feel the connection above and below. Know that you are an integral part of the Universe; a part of All That Is. And let the illusion go.

There are more important things to do, and our feelings of self doubt are the biggest trick we have been taught in order to keep us small.

And know, in your heart of heart, that you being uniquely, beautifully and uncompromisingly You, will always be more than enough.

Then go out and help others see their innate value as well by being true to yourself.

Pure love and acceptance are the bridge….  the only way we can break free from this material insanity.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Return Of Spirit Oracle Card deck, by Cheryl Lee Harnish

Gut Instincts

Published April 10, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Gut Instincts, from the Chakra Insights Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Gut Instincts, from the Chakra Insights Oracle Card deck, by  Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Gut Instincts: “Intuition. Knowing. Sensing. Trust.”

“In the center of your being is a quiet space of inner knowing. Still your mind so you can connect with the call of your instincts.”

Card Story: “Calm and poised, the lion knows who he is. He responds from the purest form of confidence – a deep sense of knowing. He knows where water is. He knows where to find food. He knows how to go to keep his family safe. He knows when it is time to rest, to play, to sneak, and to run. He does all this without thinking. Without doubt, question or hesitation. The lion is pure wisdom in action because he follows the moment to moment inner pulse of his being and the undeniable call of his instincts.”

Card Message: “Our gut instincts are our soul’s way of communicating and guiding us on the path of life. While our minds produce thoughts and rational interpretation of our experience, our instincts connect to a more sensitive, intuitive wisdom that often communicates through physical sensations in our bodies.  This quiet nudge is our inner knowing, our connection with the Universe. It is always there if we stop to sense it. Do we follow its wisdom?

This card is a call to trust the inner feeling of your own gut instincts. The part of you that may not always seem logical or rational but nudges you with whispered guidance of what is right and true. Bring awareness to your feelings and physical sensations. Notice what happens when you act on your feelings… and when you go against them.

It is time to value the knowing wisdom of your ‘gut instincts’ more in your daily life. To pause for a moment before making purely mental decisions, and check in with the quiet inner voice of your body. The more you tune in to this aspect of your being, the more clearly it will speak to you and the more powerfully you will know how to respond.

Practice this in simple ways, as you travel through your day, allowing yourself to follow your instincts as you journey. Turn left when you feel to, even if you normally go right… go for a walk when the path calls, even if you think you do not have time to do so. You may not know at the time why, but by learning to trust these inner promptings, you will notice that life begins to flow more smoothly and you naturally find yourself in the right place at the right time doing the right thing… a lot more often!

Trust your intuition… and have the ‘guts’ to act on it!”

~ By Caryn Sangster

Where in your life are you living out of alignment? Where are  you compromising? Where are you refusing to listen to your intuition, ignoring the voice of your Soul speaking to you?

Maybe it is out of fear. Fear of change, fear of rocking the boat. Fear of losing what you have, facing something new; or of getting out of your comfort zone.

Your intuition is one of your most powerful tools for guiding you through life. It can tell you if a person, situation or opportunity is for you, or too good to be true. It can tell you if something is not quite right and to slow down and pay closer attention. It can lead you forward or stop you in your tracks. And it is never wrong if you learn to tap into it and heed it’s wisdom.

Are you listening to your intuition? Are you using it as your GPS to guide you? Are you tuning in and really feeling it?

When you feel wary, there is usually a reason. Often it is your intuition telling you that someone is wearing a mask. They may not even be aware of their mask, maybe they have been wearing it for so long that they believe it to be their true face. Maybe you enter into a situation that suddenly doesn’t feel right and you aren’t quite sure why you feel it. Or maybe you are talking to someone and you get a few red flags, but you really want to ignore them because you don’t want to see the truth. Whatever it is, if you commit to listening and following your instincts, it will save you a lot of time and energy… and often money and heartbreak.

Learn to trust yourself. Stand in your power. Find your strength, courage and confidence. Make decisions that are for your Highest Good and the Highest Good of All involved. And do not ignore it when your intuition tells you to turn the other way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Chakra Insights Oracle Card deck, by  Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Communication

Published February 24, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Communication, from the Sacred Power Reading Cards, by Anna Stark, artwork by Louis Dyer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Communication, from the Sacred Power Reading Cards, by Anna Stark, artwork by Louis Dyer

Communication: “Listen carefully. Speak clearly and with confidence.”

“We communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal techniques. Our body language, listening skills and attitude determine how effective we are as communicators. It takes work and effort to improve our communication skills and, with patience, they will develop over time. Miscommunication occurs when we are unable to listen to other people. Arguments, mistakes and conflict occur when we refuse to acknowledge information or negotiate.

At the heart of all relationships is communication. Hidden messages can be seen by looking at body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Improvements in these areas help to support solid friendships and relationships. Speak with truth and integrity. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t be impatient and intolerant – this could lead to misunderstandings and actions that, once said, cannot be taken back.

Spiritual communication is high right now, take notice of these signs and symbols from the spirit world as they try to connect to you through music, feathers, butterflies, dragonflies, moths, birds, and number sequences. Be open to receiving these messages as they come from the heart, with love.

Right now, you are asked to listen with empathy and understanding to those around you. Place yourself in the other person’s shoes to gain a new perspective. There are better ways to get your message across. Be respectful and open minded when speaking to others. Lead by example and express yourself diplomatically with honesty and dignity. It is better to communicate your feelings instead of being burdened by them. When you discuss your issues you allow space for solutions to be negotiated and resolved and improve your current state of affairs.

It is important that you avoid committing to plans and projects if you do not have all the information. Ask for more details and, when appropriate, speak to professionals such as counsellors, financial advisors, solicitors or teachers. Never be afraid to ask questions; it is ok if you do not have all the answers – that is why we have professionals!”

Affirmations:”I AM able to communicate clearly and honestly, making powerful connections with others.”*

 ~ By Anna Stark

This is a message about communication; a change in the way we communicate collectively. The red of her hair symbolizes passion, possibly anger and maybe a quick temper. Hot headed! The butterfly signifies transformation; the blue is throat chakra and orange is creativity. To me, this means that whatever is coming up for you right now, there is a better way to communicate about it. Find a way to rise above the drama; step around the conflict and see things from a higher perspective. There is no need to fight, to be ‘right or wrong’ but instead to listen carefully to the whole story or point of view of another, and then ask them to hear you out.

There may be some research that needs to be done here as well. There could be a missing piece of the puzzle and it is throwing a wrench in what you think you know about the other side of the situation. Something you think you know that isn’t quite true, or something hidden that will come to light.

Be open to something new, a different way of thinking, feeling and being. Let go of the need to be right, open your mind and open your heart. Drop the struggle and the conflict and incorporate love, compassion and awareness. What is best for everyone involved at this time? How can you proceed holding the intention of a resolution for the Highest Good of All involved?

How can you take the high road… which is most often the road less traveled and model some better behaviour than what is going on around you? If we each take responsibility for not just our actions but our reactions, we can create harmony and peace around us.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Sacred Power Reading Cards, by Anna Stark, artwork by Louis Dyer

 

Self-Esteem

Published January 19, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Self-Esteem, from the Chakra Insight Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Self-Esteem, from the Chakra Insight Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

Self-Esteem: “Confidence, Self-love, Self-worth, Pride.”

“You are worthy. You are unique and powerful. Let the Sun that you are shine through your actions and your being today.”

Card Story: “In the center of a sunflower field, a woman rises with natural confidence into the day. Her feet are stable and grounded. She knows where she came from. She is connected to her Source. The sun is at her back and shines so warmly upon her that it seems to come through her… as her. She openly expresses her uniqueness, with a sense of inner freedom that comes from knowing and delighting in who she is.”

Card Message: “It is time to rise up and fully embrace the unique individual you came here to be. Follow your inner voice and feel great about being who you are – expressing yourself in simple, authentic ways.

If we always seek to please others or ‘fit in’, our confidence and self-esteem will always rely upon their approval. It is time to take back your deep inner power and claim a sense of confidence in simply being you. Acknowledge your very best qualities, take pride in how you present yourself and learn to love your ‘imperfections’ as essential aspects of what make you the uniquely Divine individual that you are.

This card is an invitation to discover who you are and the power within your true self. Immerse yourself in activities that increase your self-awareness and confidence. Take up a hobby or learn a new skill. Spend time among friends who see you in your highest light. Spend time in nature alone. Take fun risks, audition for a play, write a song, get your hair cut. Write down what you are grateful for, what you are good at and what you love about yourself. Spend time daily doing things that wake you up to the YOU that you really are deep inside.

In a basic sense, we can build our self-esteem in simple ways by eating more nutritious foods, by exercising in ways that make us feel alive and by honouring our need for rest and rejuvenation. As we expand our energy and nourish ourselves we naturally enhance the vibration and outward expression of our being. We find ourselves feeling more alive, more connected and more excited to be exactly who we are.

Let your self-confidence shine like an inner sun today. Take the risk to be and express who you really are, and watch the world around you celebrate!”*

~ By Caryn Sangster

This is one of the most challenging things we face in our lifetimes. Being truly happy with who we are; where we are at; in the body that we are in. Particularly for females but I know it affects males too. Finding our place in the Universe. Believing in ourselves and seeing our gifts, talents, strengths and weaknesses and loving ourselves not despite of them, but because of them all. Complete acceptance.

It’s ok to be a work in progress. But it is not ok to put your life on hold until…. until that special someone comes to rescue you and give you the love and approval you feel you need in order to be accepted… until you lose weight; have a certain job or amount of money or material object; or until you fit into a certain group or social circle. Or until whatever really.

We put our lives on hold thinking that we should put the “until” in front of the happiness. But we’ve got it all backwards. Be happy first. Despite it all. Acknowledge where you are at and how you got there and then know you have the power to change it all. Accept full responsibility for the creation of it all. And the absolute truth that you are also responsible for the creation of something different or better or brand new.

No more sitting around waiting for things to happen. Waiting for the body to co-operate. Waiting for the finances to increase. Waiting for Mr Right to show up at the door. (dammit… you mean Thor is not going to show up in my living room?) Ok… well do leave some wiggle room for Miracles and blessings and surprises of course.

But be happy anyway. Love the you that you have created and love what comes next.

That’s where your power lies.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chakra Insight Oracle Card deck, by Caryn Sangster, artwork by Amy Edwards

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