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Diving For Light

Published April 21, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Diving For Light, from The Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Diving For Light, from The Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Diving For Light:” How brave you are You are diving for light. It can be so much simpler to seek light in the heavenly, in that which is blissful, sweet, loving and kind. To look for the light in that which is dark is an advanced task that only a rebellious and brave heart will attempt.

You may not feel that you have taken such a journey by choice. Yet you have taken this wise challenge on from deep within your soul. Your innermost being has evoked this situation in your life with the intention that you grow in power, wisdom and creative juice. It also wants you to experience a bold and fearless trust in life and become further empowered to live it with zest and courage.

The oracle of Diving For Light speaks of a time when you are called into the darkness through life circumstances, situations, relationship challenges or inner struggles that defy clear understanding. That darkness might be a creative block, a sense of being in a void or feelings of depression, rage, sadness, fear or anxiety. There may or may not be an obvious cause. The darkness might be generally accepted and socially acknowledged because there is a socially acceptable or obvious reason for it – such as a death, divorce or retrenchment. However there may be no obvious justification for your experience of darkness. You might not need a ‘reason’ to be able to accept it, likewise you may struggle to find an unconditional acceptance of your experience. Just know that you are actually on track and right where you need to be.

Our creative process and our spiritual path go through a similar ‘turning of the wheel’ progress. There is spring and summer, in the seasons of our soul, as well as in the earthly ones. There is the autumn harvest and there is the death inherent in winter, when energy is concentrated and pulled within to seek out the darkness where it can rest, regenerate and simply be, until the time is right for new life, energy and creative inspiration to burst forth.

When diving for light, one must be willing to bear the darkness and understand it has a purpose, much like winter does upon the earth. It is not in error or through lack of consciousness that you are here now. It is testament to your spiritual growth and creative process, not a sign that they are lacking or stalling. The healing process below will help you with your inward plunging and to successfully navigate it.

This oracle brings particular guidance that although you are powerful, you are also vulnerable at this time. You need to be alert to sabotage and criticism that may make your progress more difficult than it already is. That would be rather unnecessary. At least some of the people around you might be more attached to their fear and doubt than to their faith in your process and the ways of the creative, rebellious, spiritual path that asks us to trust unconditionally. They may be frightened due to a lack of understanding. You don’t need to carry their fear for them. You have your own process to attend to and they can choose to be inspired by your journey, or frightened by it. They are free to respond as they wish and whatever those responses are, they are part of their journey, for them to work through.

You also need to be vigilant against the darker forces within you. These are the voices that you may not expect, particularly if you are a pure-hearted being who typically resonates with love. These voices or feelings might surprise you with their dark intensity. They may be feelings of hate, terror or of wanting only to sleep because anything further is all just too hard. They may contain vicious criticism of yourself or tell you that your inner creative work is pointless, unoriginal, not worth it or stupid. These dark forces might try to tell you that you are on the wrong path, suggest that you will fail, or ask with great condescension, ‘Who the hell do you think you are?’

You must stay in your heart and not believe these dark forces. Stay in compassion. Fear creates the energy of anger, hate and destructiveness. These forces are a part of life. We don’t have to be frightened of them, nor do we need to deny their existence or try to ignore them in order to find light in the darkness. We just need to hold compassion and be intelligently aware so we can avoid being seduced into the trap of needing to prove ourselves or into the mistaken belief that we need to fight against darkness. It is too easy to get caught up in trying to heal the dark. Darkness just is. Recognize it when it is there and be in your compassionate heart. All you need to do is make a choice – will you stay in your heart or will you be seduced by darkness and overcome by hate or sleepiness?

Diving for light is a spiritual test and a threshold for all true creative work. We successfully navigate our way through this test and pass the threshold into new creative birth, by staying connected to the light of compassion in our own hearts. It is not an easy test, but it is one that you must be ready for – otherwise it wouldn’t be coming to you now. Just remember, it si the light of the heart that sustains. It exists within us always, even in the darkest depths of unknown terrain.

This oracle also comes with a special message. There is a darkness within or around you that could become problematic if left unchecked. If, for no particular reason, you find yourself feeling angry, irritated, hopeless or tired more easily than usual, unable to rest or it is just too much effort to exercise or take care of yourself, then this darkness is having an unnecessary effect on you. It is time to end that now from a place of compassion. The healing process below will empower you for that task. Don’t be afraid. you are learning this lesson and the unending power of compassion because you are ready for it. Feel honoured by the lesson and stay humbly centered in your powerful, rebellious heart that refuses to be conquered by fear and remains faithful to love. All will be well.”

Healing Process: “Say this aloud, whether it makes sense to you or now:
“I call upon the presence of unconditional love. Be here now, without restraint. Fill me and fill this space. Touch all beings with your grace. I feel the presence of unconditional love within me. I acknowledge the presence of unconditional love all around me. I am the presence of unconditional love and in this love, no fear can remain. May unconditional love guide any fear back to the light of love, o back into the earth , as serves the greatest good. My body, mind, heart and soul are now completely bathed in and protected by unconditional love. Through my own free will, this is so.”

Repeat morning and night for at least three days and continue for as long as you wish and feels good for you.

You may feel some reactions to this work. Fear, anger, or irritation may come up. You may feel an overwhelming need to go and do something that doesn’t actually seem that important that doesn’t actually seem that important once you start doing it and could have waited five more minutes. You might feel nausea. You might also feel emotional, with sadness or grief passing through you. These are all signs that your healing process is working on a darker energy and that the energy is releasing itself from you. Repeat this simple process until you feel clear. Don’t be afraid to continue with it as much as is needed. Especially if you live or work in a toxic environment with a lot of negativity, arguments, anger or disturbances and cannot extricate yourself from that environment for a period of time for various reasons. If you feel you need additional help, seek out a reputable shaman or spiritual healer (start with internet searches or word of mouth referrals, then trust your instincts to find someone who is a good match for you to work with). There is no need to fear or to feel burdened by this work. You are being drawn into this experience so that you are ready to experience more light. To be ready for that, we must be capable of handling equal darkness. Now is the preparation, soon the celebration will follow.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Breakthroughs are available to us now, if we are ready to take them on. This means completely accepting a major shift in our perception of ourselves. What were once considered our limitations are burned to the ground. The work is being done to restructure our belief systems, a complete system overhaul and upgrade is underway.

If we are experiencing difficulties, it is because we are still holding on to the old ways. Let them go willingly. There is so much better coming now.

What we previously considered magic, or miraculous, will become common expectation. What may have once seemed impossible is now daily occurrence.

But to receive this new energy takes commitment on our part. It is the planting of the lotus seed in the deep, dense mud of what has been. It is the determination to embrace the change, to trust and have absolute faith in the New which causes the seed to sprout and the stem to grow.

Illumination comes with the full bloom of ascension, the quantum leap of growth and development. Awakening. Enlightenment. Opening. Receiving. Being.

It is all on offer here and now. Will you dive down deep to find the Light within?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Sacred Rebels Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison

Six of Wands

Published May 15, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Six of Wands, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realms, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Six of Wands, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realms, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Six of Wands, from the Tarot Of The Hidden Realms, by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Six of Wands: “Under the heavy silence of  a dark moon, she makes her way to a clearing in the forest. The open space is small and is contained as if in a living cauldron made of trees – a fitting place, she muses, for an act of transformation. She stands perfectly still, feet firmly on the earth, arms quiet at her sides, eyes closed. She waits until everything within her stops moving, until she wonders if even her heart is still beating. She smiles as she feels is, a tiny spark of starlight in her heart. She wills it to release into her blood, to move slowly into her veins, to grow, each beat taking it further and further through her body. A breeze brushes against her skin and images appear, dark and curving, tracing the flow from heart to finger tips.

When she can stand it no longer, she moves, dancing with the darkness. Partnering with the night, she sees how strong and beautiful her inner light can be. Her power peaks with a flourish of her arms, and in the wake of her elegant fingers are fire flies. And so she continues on through the dark hours, amazed with what she has discovered within herself. Dawn breaks, and she lies on the forest floor, spent and happy. She faced the night of her soul and found a fiery core.”

Divinatory Meaning Of This Card: “Courage is not a lack of fear, it is being afraid and doing something anyway. This card indicates a situation that requires courage. You may doubt that you have what it takes to achieve what you want. The Six of Wands promises that you do have the inner resources needed. If you put yourself firmly in the situation, quiet your mind, and still your heart, then you will find what you need. Once you find it, nurture it and help it grow stronger. Use that energy to reach your goal. This card promises not only that will you be successful, but that you will utterly amaze yourself.”*

~ by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore

Fear holds us back from reaching for our true potential. We can’t see past it; we get ensnared in it’s sticky web of lies and illusions and dwell there in confusion; afraid to move forward lest our worst case scenario presents itself. What if… what if they don’t like me? What if I’m rejected? What if I’m in over my head? What if I feel humiliated? What if it all goes terribly wrong… All ego stuff. None of it based in truth. It is only a projection.

What if we turned the tables on fear? What if we saught it out like a medieval dragon? Went on a quest to confront and ultimately slay it? What if, once we got there, it wasn’t nearly as scary as we thought it would be? And, what if that gave us the courage to do things that we never would have previously even entertained as possible?

What are you afraid of? What holds you back, and who told you that story? How long did you sign up to believe it? Certainly not a lifetime, for that would seem an eternity. What if you decided to meet it head on, and just see what happened? What if you expected to win?

What if you used that magnificent imagination of yours to dream up the most wonderful and miraculous reality? Just turned and walked away from the fear and embraced the New? What would be possible then? Only you can answer that… with your whole heart and Soul… which, by the way are yearning for you to get on board and follow your true Soul path.

Conquer the fear by shining a light on it and deliberately moving through it. What may always have seemed like a brick wall might just turn out simply to be a shadow. You won’t know til you get there. And you won’t know what beauty lies beyond the fear until you experience it, release it and move on.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Dark Moon

Published April 25, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Dark Moon, from the Wild Wisdom Of The Faery Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish

Dark Moon, from the Wild Wisdom Of The Faery Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Dark Moon, from the Wild Wisdom Of The Faery Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish

Dark Moon: “Maturation, Growing up, Introspection, Know thyself”

“This faery being seems shrouded in deep contemplation. Crooked in the cradle of a darkening moon form the northern hemisphere perspective, a dark air of regret swirls about her. This sad being represents the darkening – the time when we self-assess – and like her, grapple with understanding our response to a real test. She feels withdrawn, very young, very child-like, raw and untried. This is no failure of hers – she is facing the sadness that can lie within, asking the difficult questions. On her head curl the horns of the ram, showing she is a fiery being, one who has been brave and headstrong, and who for a time has stepped back to unfamiliar territory – that of the questioning of self. She is one of the few of her kind left, and her dilemma is that of feeling isolated and winnowed out, and of being treated unjustly. She faces a quiet kind of extinction, and knows that whatever she chooses to do now will determine her fate. And so she takes this time to ponder, and to sit, and to understand before acting. She is both masculine and feminine, her horns indicating many years of being on the earth, as they are mature, thick and heavily curling. She has survived on little over the years, and asked only to keep going. But now it seems she faces a real threat, and must take steps to not only survive herself, but to ensure that those like her continue on. From this dark time of deep contemplation, she will emerge and come out again into the world with strength, determination and knowledge. She will flourish again – but for now, it is the time of the dark night of the soul; and it is necessary and good, for of it wisdom will be born, and her kind will live wild and free once again.”

Divinatory Meaning: “Interestingly, this can be interpreted as a menopausal card for women, or one of seeming “bad news” bringing about change, as their moon times move to darkening. It is a time for understanding the frailties of the self and understanding the wisdom your years on this earth have taught  you. Knowing that there is “nothing” that can be done at this time. Knowing that you need to understand where you are responsible for the current situation. Learning and taking ownership of responsibility will create freedom and new opportunities. Move through this and feel renewed, alive and as though your own personal evolution is finally, finally underway. It will never be too late. The tests and the subsequent wisdom make this life here so worthwhile and will create your beautiful legacy for generations to come. You will rise up from this, as the phoenix is reborn from the ashes, just as the moon will wax and grow full once again. Have hope, but do spend time in contemplation.”*

~ By Lucy Cavendish

We must experience a death before we can experience a rebirth. Sometimes, we deny ourselves the natural cycles of our lives, feeling that we must cling on to the old, instead of embracing the new. This is so very true in the aging process, particularly in our current society. Both women and men are clinging on for dear life to youth, through plastic surgery, extreme diet and exercise programs, and finding much younger “trophy” spouses. They are denying their life experience in trade for a younger appeal. Growth is denied. Can you imagine this in the natural world? Dogs refusing to get past the puppy stage? Trees trying to stay sapplings? Frogs trying to appear as tadpoles for just a little longer? Seems pretty silly and unnecessary when you look at it that way doesn’t it?

Embrace your deep wisdom; your life experience. Share it with the world. It is part of your gift, and when you step into this aspect, your light will shine more brightly than ever. This is part of self love and acceptance. It’s about loving every phase of this amazing physical body… yup, the meat suit! That got you through this life, no matter how “flawed” you perceive it to be!

We know we are more than this body. We know that we are eternal Souls, experiencing the physical plane. We are here for a much higher purpose; to help in the ascension of Gaia! News flash: It doesn’t matter what you look like when your are comfortable in your true Soul self, walking your path, following your Soul purpose.

Isn’t that a huge relief? That you can let all that other stuff go?

We can fly. At any age. With any body.

We just have to decide that we can.

Know what you want. And go get it.

You are so lovable and worthy; you are exactly your perfect Divine Self.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wild Wisdom Of The Faery Oracle, by Lucy Cavendish

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