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A Blessing For A Fresh Start

Published October 1, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

A Blessing For A Fresh Start, from the Blessed Be Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Jane Starr Weils

Daily Angel Oracle Card: A Blessing For A Fresh Start, from the Blessed Be Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Jane Starr Weils

A Blessing For A Fresh Start: “A blessing for when we must begin a part, or even a great deal, of our lives anew.”

“A blessing upon you as you strike out from the familiar place which, for all its troubles, was the place you knew. May the uncertainty which surrounds you and the fear of what may come be quelled as you bravely take those first steps, and begin to create the new life which was always yours, for the destiny would have made this so. May you find comfort in the ease with which you find yourself embracing the new, and may the loneliness you encounter become more akin to solitude, a time of re-knowing your own self, as the world no longer can tell you who you are over and over again. May the breaking free of what tethered you renew your strength, and as you tremble from time to time, wondering if you ought to have stayed within the cage, know you are being watched over, and encouraged by divine ones who wish you all the blessings of the world. May you embrace the differences, adapt and explore who you are, and know that when you gave yourself this great chance, you offered yourself the great gift of recreation, of the transformation of self, of the realization of your own personal truth. May this fresh start be a blessing to you, and give you the knowledge, the certain, unquestionable faith that you can break free of winter. That a springtime within your life has come through your own creation, and you have gathered up all the power you had, and struck out, far from the self and the ways you knew, in order to be free, to be wild, to be wholly your own self once again. A blessing to you, child of the earth, on this fresh start, which will come to you as soft as a flower breaking free of a bud, as strong as a butterfly emerging from the cocoon. There may be struggle within this shift but know, your every movement towards the new, is divine, is noticed, is energetically supported with the blessings of all the wild world. For the wheel must turn, and every point on that wheel is a blessing.”*

Blessed Be

~ By Lucy Cavendish

Every month we get a fresh start, a clean canvas in which to paint our creations. In truth, we get this gift each day, each morning that we wake up is a blessing. We always have the ability to shift, to change or to create more of the same. We always have the ability to manifest something new.

Today we step into October. What energy do we bring with us? What inspires us? What holds us back? What do we need to keep doing and what do we need to let go of? Where can we direct our focused intention? What action steps can we take today to get us just a little bit closer to our dreams and goals?

Today we are blessed with a fresh start. It is up to us to receive it. Something may have to be let go to make space for it. Someone may walk out to make room for someone new to walk in. Maybe we have already suffered the loss and the space within our heart is healed, open and ready. Maybe it is a little scary but a little exciting too.

This is a message of action. It is a leap of faith; moving forward fearlessly. Knowing that as we take the necessary steps, we are completely supported. We are exactly where we need  to be. Our momentum will build and something new will being to take shape. It will take on energy and love and it will grow into something beautiful and amazing. And all we have to do is believe in ourselves enough to take those first steps.

The rest will fall into place with grace and ease, and maybe a little effort.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Blessed Be Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish, artwork by Jane Starr Weils

 

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

Perception ~ Emerald Stone

Published September 16, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Perception

Perception, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman: Perception ~ Emerald Stone

Perception ~ Emerald Stone: “The heart knows what the eyes cannot see.”

The Legend: “A young princess wanders into her untended garden. As she claws through the decaying undergrowth, she finds a brilliant emerald stone. The stone speaks and tells the princess to open an old wooden door. She enters a dark corridor and the door slams shut. Afraid, she moves forward until her hand falls upom another door. It opens to reveal the same garden she left behind; only now it is beautiful, filled with flowers, butterflies, and birds. It is magnificent and familiar.

Inspiration: “Often our journey brings us full circle, leaving us to wonder why things happen. Emerald Stone teaches us to follow through on whatever is before us. Going back is not an option.

Personal Inquiry: “What in my life needs tending? How good will I allow myself to feel?

Key Ideas: “Transformation in the heart; change in perception; the unknown; promise of a richer experience

Key Words: “Beauty, open heartedness, appreciation”

Meditation:

“Begin to imagine the emerald Stone. When you see it, place it in

your ‘untended garden’. Feel waves of Emerald light filling you with courage.

Emerald Stone may have some thoughts to help you. Listen carefully.

When you are ready, see what has changed.”*

– Tori Hartman

There is so much beautiful symbolism in this card! The Emerald Stone, which represents our heart chakra, at it’s optimal; open and radiating bright white love and green healing light. The butterflies, signs of transformation and change, rebirth and possibility. The little green birds; one in a flight of freedom and one in the branch, seeing things from a higher perspective. There is also the darkness behind the door, which she is turning away from and towards the light, bright, beautiful and abundant garden… her palm open to receive love and abundance. And finally, the purple of her dress, representing intuition and the third eye chakra, the white which represents the crown chakra and the gold, which represents the solar plexis.

This card is telling us to trust our hearts and also our intuition. To trust in ourselves, and know that what our hearts whisper to us is the truth. It speaks of taking flight, of trusting in our own strength and to have an objective perspective. It is telling us to know that our hearts can guide us through the darkness and fear, into the light that awaits us. That we must trust in our path, work to strengthen our connection to our higher selves and that the future is indeed bright and not scary. Finally, it show us that our job is one of action, of having enough faith to listen to our guidance and walk through the door, leaving fear behind once and for all; remaining in a state of allowing. Receptivity is key.

It is time to walk through the door, keeping your focus forward, knowing that you are taken care of. The Universe will provide.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman

Come To The Edge

Published April 21, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Come To The Edge, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Come To The Edge, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Come To The Edge, from the Wisdom Of The Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Come To The Edge ~ Essential Meaning: “Courage; taking a leap of faith; overcoming fear and accepting risk”

The Oracle’s Message: “Facing the unknown is the only choice you really have right now if you want to progress. It is Ok to be afraid. Now is the time to take a risk that is not calculated – to feel the exhilaration as you ready yourself for a leap of faith. Spirit is present, so let go of fear. You are called to express your true self. Listen to your heart and soul, not your head. Come to the edge and discover that you can fly. You must step into the unfamiliar so that you may find your miracles.”

Relationship Message: “It is scary to be truly intimate with someone, to allow him or her to see all of you, especially the parts that you have kept hidden and protected. Now is the time to take that risk and let yourself be seen – truly seen. It is important that you speak up, voice what you need, state who you are, say what you hope for. This is not the time to play it safe but to take a leap of faith. You will be glad you did. If you are seeking a relationship, the same applies. Take one step toward the gods and they will deliver what you truly desire.”

Prosperity Message: “If ever there was a time for you to take a leap of faith into the unknown, it is now. This is the perfect moment to take a big risk. The unknown is the only choice now, and if you come to the edge, you will discover treasure beyond your wildest dreams. Allow your courage to lead you in spite of your fears. You don’t need to know the exact for form what you are going for. The essence is much more powerful, and Spirit has a way of delivering an even better version of prosperity than you could imagine. Take that step. The results will be amazing.

Protection Message: “Fear is leading the way into places you do not need to go. Most of what you fear at the moment is an illusion stemming from an old belief that isn’t even true. Now is a time for courage. You will not be lost at sea; you will not watch everyone else get what you want while you are left alone and unloved – oh the drama of it all! F.E. A. R: False Evidence Appearing Real is hovering over you. The more you dwell on fear, the more real it will become. Ask yourself, Who in me is afraid? Love that part of you. Ask, is this true and real right now?The answer, most likely, is no. Give yourself a hug. It’s OK to be scared. Courage must be summoned. In spite of your fear, even when you are not feeling confident, Spirit will always catch you.”*

~by Colette Baron-Reid

How many opportunities may have passed us by when fear has held us hostage? How many times have we gotten so excited and inspired about something only to either talk ourselves back out of it… or have someone else plant fears and doubts for us. They may feel as if they are protecting us from failure or disappointment, but yet they are also putting a damper on life experience and possibility!

And here we have true transformation presenting itself. And yet we feel that little niggle of fear and doubt, presenting itself in the all too familiar form of the terrible and insidious “What if’s”… what if I fail? What if, what happened last time, happens again? What if no one likes me, or my work? What if there is someone who is better than I am? What if I make a mistake? What if I regret it?

Time to take all your what if’s, and blow them all into the biggest hot air balloon you have ever seen. See them power the balloon, the more fear you add, the bigger it get. Straining against the ropes that hold it to the ground. Keep filling the balloon with as many doubts, fears, blocks, what if’s and any other setbacks you can think of until it is literally bursting at the seams. When you are sure you have put every single last one in there, plus a few extra stragglers who were clinging on to you for dear life…. cut the cords and set that balloon free. Watch it sail through the sky, up through the clouds and right up into the Sun. To be purified. To be set free. Take a few moments to center yourself and breathe. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel the alignment of your spine. Feel your energy centers pulsing with bright colourful lights. Feel your new lightness of Being.

One more deep breath and take that leap of faith. Knowing with conviction that failure was never an option. That life is to be lived to the fullest. That you are here for a very important reason. And you are about to live that in full glory.

With grace and ease.

Jump, Dear One.

We are here to catch you.

We are cheering you on.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Orpiment

Published March 23, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Orpiment, from the Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, by Rachelle Charman published by Sterling Ethos

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Orpiment, from the Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, by Rachelle Charman published by Sterling Ethos

Orpiment

Crystal Colour: “Deep orange surrounded by gold and yellow shards”
Related Chakra: “Sacral Chakra”

Crystal Medicine: “The medicine of Orpiment encourages you to strive and succeed in everything you put your intention and energy into. It works intimately with the element of fire as it burns through any doubts and brings a deeper sense of focus, strength, and embodiment of self. In this space you can find the recipe for success and the support of the Universe to manifest your dreams and passions.”

Crystal Meaning: “Manifestation crystal. Allows you to connect to new projects and ideas. Connects to the warrior energy within, creating strength and courage in your life. Aligns to success in your life. Assists in holding and staying focused on clear positive intentions. Supports strength and commitment to the self.”

Oracle Reading Message From The Crystal Deva: “You have attracted this card today because success is shining upon you and your current situation right now. The devas are working with you closely to bring what is required for success at this time. Waste no energy on how and when this success will come to pass – just trust and know you will be blessed with a wonderful outcome. At times you have to let go of the finer details of your dreams. It is time to allow the flowers of success to blossom as you receive this well earned blessing in your life. Whatever you have asked guidance on today, know that success is in the air and there is no need to worry any longer because things will turn out better than you could imagine. If you are already feeling the blessings of success, be sure to enjoy each moment, knowing that you have earned this gift and deserve to experience this in all areas of your life.”*

~ By Rachelle Charman

This is a message of manifestation, abundance and prosperity; good luck and fortune. But it is coming directly from YOUR creativity and previous work. YOU have created this, and can be proud of your efforts. YOU made the commitment and stuck it out, putting heart and soul into it. And yes, probably some blood, sweat and tears too!

It is time to reap the rewards of your vision, intention, focus, action and conviction. You made this happen. Way to go YOU! Celebrate your victory. Claim your hard earned success; it is imminent if not happening right this very moment.

Connect to your creative aspect by working with the colours orange and gold and the spectrum between. All the coppers and bronzes and shades of the sunset are yours now. Wear them, paint with them, create with them or buy yourself some spectacular tulips and enjoy a burst of colour at home. Wear your orange stones too, or place them in your pocket or under your pillow. Carnelian, Amber, Citrine, Strawberry Quartz are all fantastic examples. It is fairly unlikely you have Orpiment at home, unless you are a collector of fine mineral specimens, but remember, you can connect to the energies by gazing at the card and intending to do so!

Take the opportunities that come your way this weekend, they are stepping stones to something much bigger. Get out and celebrate with friends. Treat yourself to something fun. You deserve it.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Crystal Reading Oracle Card deck, by Rachelle Charman published by Sterling Ethos

 

Capacity To Love

Published March 18, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Capacity To Love, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Capacity To Love, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Capacity To Love, from the Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Capacity To Love: “It takes courage to open up and heal areas of deep vulnerability”

“Each human individual is created with a profound longing to feel loved. Out of this need for love, you may exaggerate and parade your fascinating qualities, while masking your weaknesses or fears. If you are not committed to looking at your root issues, you will feel disconnected from your true self.

Take a moment to look at how you are handling yourself. Are you being open and honest? Are you withdrawing from a situation? Are you masking a problem with some sort of avoidance tactic such as shopping, drinking, or eating excessively? Are you holding grudges?

When your heart is open, you will find that your actions tend to match your words. You rarely get offended. You are emotionally available. When your heart is open, you truly take responsibility for who you are and what your beliefs are. You love yourself more completely. Conflict resolves more easily and you have a desire to live in harmony with others.

Ganesha’s trunk represents the ability to consider how you are perceiving this situation which is significant in your spiritual growth. An elephant’s trunk is an important appendage that is used in its day to day functioning – it serves to remove trees and other large obstacles as well as for more fiddly tasks such as breaking open fruits to eat. An elephant has the capability to handle a range of tasks from minute ones to those requiring great strength. In this way, Ganesha’s trunk is an emblem of his great intelligence and his extraordinary capacity for love. Rely on your own vast array of abilities to tackle your problems and know that Ganesha is supporting you in this process.”*

~by Angela Heartfield

You deserve love. Divine love, family love, romantic love, love from your animal friends, love from your friends. You deserve to be surrounded by unconditional Love and support and true acceptance. How does that make you feel?

Do you shut down when you think of receiving love? Or do you open your heart, mind and arms wide to receive it? Do you feel completely worthy of Love? Are you able to give love and allow yourself to receive love in equal balance, or do you feel that you must give much more than you receive in order to be worthy? Do you see those you love or those who love you as above or below you? Or do you see yourself equal to all others?

These are all questions to ponder in order to see patterns in your life and your relationships. This is where the healing begins. It is so important to see ourselves as worthy and equal to others in loving relationships, and maintain a harmonious give and take of love and affection. We deserve it. They deserve it.

We are all One in Love.

Namaste

Dee

~ Archangel Oracle

*Whispers Of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Heartfield, Artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

 

 

 

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