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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

Shaman

Published July 14, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Shaman

Shaman, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Shaman, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Shaman: “Ancient Healing Wisdom.”

“The deep, compassionate eyes of this Native American shaman portray the wisdom of one who has seen ans who knows. He has witnessed visions, spirits, suffering, and joy, and he knows that everything that exists has Spirit’s Intentionality behind it. Able to travel beyond the veil of ordinary reality, the shaman’s primary assignment is to discern and maintain the balance between what his human community takes from the natural world and what it gives back. When this relationship is out of balance, the shaman must do whatever is necessary to restore it. Balance equals healing.

The shaman lives his life in ceremony and treats everything with reverence, including the great mystery of death – and the even greater mystery of Life. He works with his spirit helpers, including his ancestral spirits, to help him in his service to his people and to Earth Mother, providing a liaison between the spiritual and physical worlds.

Charged with relieving suffering as one of his priorities, the shaman does so by first always tending to the spiritual wound – the source of all illness. These healing powers have been passed along over the millennia from the ancient ones, who knew the healing and curative powers of Spirit.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

Everything we need to heal ourselves was within our reach at one point in time. Mother Earth created medicine for us, and it grew close to those who needed it. In fact, the medicinal plants that grow close to the people who need them are much stronger to those people than something that comes from afar. Yet, many do not revere the wisdom of this type of healing, it has become “alternative” or holistic, but in many instances is not taken seriously. Also, we have eradicated or polluted many of the most healing plants from our yards and gardens in order to replace them with “prettier” ones. I spoke of this phenomena a few days ago in my “Dandelion” post.

Shaman work with Mother Earth and her beings, both physical and spiritual in order to bring about healing. Many of them may not be able to read, so may not be taken seriously in Western culture. Yet, they have an understanding of the medicine that was put her for us from the beginning of time. If only we could listen. Shaman see and feel the intimate connection between all that is, the thread of life, the consciousness, the beauty and the power. We would go to them in order for them to assist us to plug in to this Divine light.

The message today is to get outside and commune with nature. Slow down and really use all of your senses to absorb all that it has to offer. Get a book on the local native plants and their healing properties; or even better, go ask them yourself… if you listen patiently, they will tell you. Be sure to thank them. And ask permission if you wish to take some with you on your journey.

Embrace a tree with gratitude for the life giving oxygen it is producing for you, as you take a deep breath. Thank the rain god, Tlaloc, for the rain falling from the sky. Send thanks to the Sun God Ra, for the warmth of the sun. Listen closely and thank the birds for their messages, just for you. There is so much out there that we take for granted, and yet it can heal us; body, mind and spirit.

We just need to unplug from technology overwhelm and plug back into Gaia.

Namaste

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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Lake ~ Stillness

Published June 27, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Lake ~ Stillness, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Lake ~ Stillness, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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

Lake ~ Stillness: “The subdued pastels of the early morning light quietly announce that the night is over and the sun is rising. The lake itself has not awakened from its rest and remains still and undisturbed. It welcomes the coming day, ready to respond with grace and fluidity to whatever currents and movements appear in its belly or upon its skin. The surrounding vegetation thrives from the abundant water near the shoreline, and the unoccupied boat lies in wait for its next passenger. All is at rest in this scene.

It is in the deep, internal stillness that we find our Being and come to know that we are intimately united with all of Creation. To achieve this mindset, we must slow down once in a while and get away from the surroundings that interfere and distract our inner tranquility. When we do so, this profound stillness is available at all times, regardless of the environment. We can experience this sensation with steady, conscious breathing; or we can simply pause for a few moments and be still.

The tempo of life these days has sped up considerable, and there seems to be no end to this quickening pace. Immersed as we are in the technological whirlpool, there seems no escape. However, there is no need to be a prisoner to the “hurry up” syndrome, nor is there a need to feel trapped by the awareness of the collective intensities that massive numbers of humans are experiencing these days.

No matter if the noise is from your environment or your seemingly nonstop thinking, it is critical for you to seek stillness. Find it in your world, whether it is a special place in your home or a place in Nature that is far from human made noise. Of particular importance is finding it inside yourself, which can be made easier by being in a quiet place in a natural setting. Doing so not only relaxes your mind, but also heightens your awareness and senses.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

Water symbolizes the emotions and a lake, to me, could symbolize deep emotions, but also a large surface area. You may be feeling bombarded from every side right now. Trying not to spread yourself too thin, yet so much to do and each moment seems accounted for before it even happens. This is when overwhelm kicks in and we can find ourselves feeling overemotional… about things that we may not normally feel emotional about.

It’s vital right now to commit to carving out some time to just Be. Just breathe. Take a break, even for a few moments at a time to put things in perspective. How many of these issues are just drama, and what is the root of it all, way down in the depths?

Take a few breaths and imagine yourself, barefoot, at the edge of the lake in the picture above, or your favourite lake. Close your eyes and breathe in the smell of the lake; misty, dewy and fragrant. Feel the trees, the plants and the animals all around you, lending you their strength and stillness. Take a step forward and put your feet in the lake, feeling the cool, crisp, invigorating water all around your feet. You might decide that you want to keep walking and eventually swim, or you may contemplate your reflection in the lake, asking it what you need right now, using it as a window to your higher self. Whatever feels right to you. If you are swimming you could dive down into the surprisingly clear water, feeling young and free and energized. Amazed at how long you can hold your breath for, or maybe finding that you can breathe under this water, you swim deeper and deeper, feeling completely safe and secure. Down at the bottom of the lake, there is a message written in the sand, just for you. As you get closer you can read it as the sun beams right down into the water. What is your message? Send a blessing to the lake, and gratitude for the message, and begin to leisurely swim back up to the surface. As you swim up to the surface, you realize how much lighter you feel, for with each kick and each stroke, you shed some of the stress and worry that has been weighing you down lately. All transmuted into the lake, in exchange for this new lightness of being. You break through the surface feeling like a completely new person. Revitalized, replenished, capable, strong and liberated. As you reach the shore, you know that this lake is always here for you, always willing to assist you to process any of the emotions that feel heavy or dense. Looking back at the lake, you lift your palms to the sky and take a few more long, slow, deep breaths. Knowing in your heart that this you are transformed.

Smiling. From the inside, out.

Namaste

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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Lotus Flower ~ Unfoldment

Published April 15, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Lotus Flower ~ Unfoldment, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Lotus Flower ~ Unfoldment, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Lotus Flower ~ Unfoldment, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Lotus Flower ~ Unfoldment: “The lotus flower sits upon one of its leaves, having risen to the surface as the sun – held in the hand of God – invites it upward to the light. This unique plant is rooted in the mud and muck at the bottom of a body of water, its stem reaching up to the surface, where the leaves rest quietly. At night the flower closes and sinks below the surface, only to rise with the daylight and once again gradually unfold its petals, its stem extending above the waterline three feet or more.

What we learn from this amazing plant is how our own spiritual path unfolds and opens to the light, then at times gently folds in on itself for a proper rest when the daylight fades. This period is just as necessary as the growth, for it allows the plant to integrate what it has gained in nourishment during the day. It is also just as important that it is rooted, and it is yet another miracle of Nature that something so exquisitely beautiful is formed from the mud and silt at the water’s bottom.

Your spiritual unfoldment is occurring at all times whether or not you are aware of it. It is inevitable as long as you put your trust in the hands of the Creator, the One who holds the Light. Like the lotus, your soul is always reaching for the light to fulfill it’s karmic destiny, but even in that process there are periods of darkness and times to rest. It is a natural cycle, one that cannot truly be coerced or halted. It has an innate rhythm of its own, one that is unique to the Being that is you.

You do not need to strive or be driven by spiritual ambition. It does no good to try to force growth upon yourself – or others, for that matter. Allowing is the key here. Allow the place in you that naturally wants to follow the light to do so while recognizing that even when you have complete faith, you will face challenges and, occasionally, suffering. Your steady faith and love will guide you on  your journey of returning to the light.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

I really love this card and it’s exquisite message. It is perfect. We are exactly where we are meant to be, no matter what that looks like right now. It might look like several steps forward. It may look like one giant step back. There is no use in judgement, only the acknowledgment of what is and the allowing of the new and better. It is knowing that you are still fully supported, and that what you desire, or something even better is, right this very moment, is on it’s way to you. It is shining your light no matter what; loving no matter what; and believing in yourself no matter what. It is the necessity for silence and stillness each and every day to reconnect to the All.

It’s it the perfection of your beautiful Soul, on it’s amazing journey.

The perfect lotus flower unfolding.

Namaste

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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River ~ Movement

Published March 14, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
River ~ Movement

River ~ Movement, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

 

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

River ~ Movement: “The softened light from the sun falls upon this meandering river, the sparkles reflecting the gentle movement taking place in the river’s body.

She moves easily around the curves and rocks, sometimes gently, as portrayed in this card, and sometimes quite rapidly and intensely. Still, the river’s movement will always eventually land her in the bosom of great Grandmother Ocean.

Some of her water will evaporate along the way to feed the waters of the sky – just as it takes place in any other bodies of water – and bless the land and the seas with replenishment in a perfectly natural cycle that helps the planet sustain itself. Water if our lifeblood, a nutrient more essential than food. The flow of water throughout our own bodies serves as a metaphor for how Life itself flows through us and expresses as us.

“Fighting or blocking the flow of your Life Force can lead you to feeling spiritually void and disconnected from Source. Just like the metaphor of the river, it does not work to force or fight this compelling movement. When you simply pay attention and observe the flow, it becomes easier to navigate your experiences and see what lies ahead, or at least get a sense of what is to come by the ever-changing geography that unfolds as you cruise along.

Your resistance is hampering your ability to make a choice in this matter. Surrender to the movement of Life, be grateful and you will see the signs along the shore and in the river itself that offer you clues about what direction your egoless Self is to be making. “Go with the flow” is more than a trite aphorism here. IT is essential that you do so now. Breathe, relax, and you will know.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

Things may have been a little bumpy lately, but take heart, you are almost there! Surrender to the transformation you are going through, even if it seems scary right now. Fear is a block, and will only slow down the inevitable. You can do this, just breathe.

We are tackling a challenging cycle in our lives right now; an ending and a beginning. Yet here we are, feeling right in the middle…  in limbo… and asking ourselves if this is really what we signed up for! Where’s the security? Where is the safety? Bring back the complacency??? NO! All is in perfect Divine Order and by trusting in the process, the process will become easier. Loosen up on the reigns and allow. Surrender to the Divine. Trust in the Universe.

Breathe

It may have seemed lately like things have been moving faster than we would like; or possibly they appeared to be moving in the complete opposite direction we expected. Or, maybe we are actually getting what we wished for and are now on the ride of our lives. Whichever way it is playing out for you at this time, know that it is exactly right for you… even if you are not quite feeling it!

Decide right now to stop swimming upstream and relax. Breathe, center and ground your energy and detach from the drama. Free your ego by trusting in your Soul.

You are on the right path.

Go with the flow….

Namaste

 

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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Fire ~ Passion

Published February 2, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Fire ~ Passion, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Fire ~ Passion

 

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

Fire ~ Passion: “Since the dawn of humankind, we have been fascinated by fire. As soon as early humans were able to make fire, it changed our lifestyle dramatically. Through its capacity to generate heat and light, fire made it possible to cook food, stay warm in cooler climates, and keep predators away at night. And of course, that huge furnace called the sun is the spark of Life here on Earth, bringing not only the necessary warmth of this incredibly huge ball of fire, but also the life-giving fays of light emitted by that fire.

In this card, a man is enacting an ancient ceremonial fire dance originating from Samoa, at one time performed to ignite the passion  of warriors before battle. Fire can inspire other passions as well. We speak of being “on fire” or “catching fire,” phrases signifying that we possess an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. No wonder that passion has come to be associated with fire.

What are your passions? What turns you on? What ignites that inner flame, that creative spark? When you feel devoid of passion, consider what is missing in your life. It is most likely an absence of “fire in your belly,” something that makes your heart beat faster and quickens your breathing. Passion is not something that comes from outside of you, although some events and circumstances can trigger it. It is an intensity of feeling, whether quietly experienced or enthusiastically expressed.

Passion can simply be a strong feeling, or the sensation itself can be so powerful that it motivates you to act. This is too often associated exclusively with sexuality, which is certainly one way of experiencing it, yet it limits its meaning and demeans the broader possibilities. Open yourself to the truth of what you are passionate about, and find a means to express it.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

The key to your Soul’s purpose lies within the passion of your heart. What is it that makes time stand still for you? This is not about other people, no matter how in love you may be right now. This is all about YOU, and why you are right here, right now, on this amazing planet full of inspiration and indulgence of the physical senses!

Unfortunately, often our passion is  buried deep inside us by the time we become adults. It may be found to be what people have told us from a young age was silly; just a hobby or pastime; a waste of time, money or effort; or even, in tougher cases, something we were not “allowed” to do. This could be a form of music, dance, art, writing, baking, or creativity of any kind. The good news? Finding out what it is, if you are not sure, can be fun and lead you to meeting all sorts of new people who will open doors of opportunity for you.

So where to start? Well, I’m guessing that most of us at least have a hint of which direction to go… I know that I can’t sing my way out of a wet paper bag so it’s probably not singing! However, anything to do with rocks and crystals makes my heart beat a little faster for sure! I can spend hours making jewelry, looking for special rocks on the beach, or making a crystal grid! I can wander through a rock show admiring them, touching and feeling their energy for literally… days…

Where do you feel like you could stay forever? In your garden? Doing yoga? Playing an instrument? Singing or dancing or painting or writing or baking? If none of these resonates with you, then you have some homework to do! Start taking some workshops or classes, either online or locally to you. Read up on what you think you might like to learn. Make a bucket list and take action to check each one off. Watch free Youtube videos, surf Etsy or Pinterest until you find something that jumps right out at you. Then dive in and learn it; and while you are at it, you will be surrounding yourself with like-minded, supportive people who “get” you… cuz they love doing it too!

Your passion will lead you straight to pure joy. It will give your heart wings.

Namaste

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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Green Man ~ Synergy

Published January 19, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Green Man ~ Synergy, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Green Man ~ Synergy, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

 

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Green Man ~ Synergy, from the Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Green Man ~ Synergy: “Green Man is Earth’s vegetation personified. Although he has many variations, this card depicts a more subtle and embedded representation. In other portrayals, he resembles the face of a man covered in green foliage as branches and vines sprout from every direction.

There exists some form of Green Man throughout history and in a myriad of cultures throughout the world. Often a symbol for the rebirth of life in spring time, he has also been associated with the Lord of the Wildwood.

As a representative of the plant kingdom, Green Man reminds us of the incredible synergy required for Gaia to maintain her delicate and dynamic balance among the various beings on the planet. Synergy is the interaction and cooperation of two or more elements that produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate efforts. We witness this in the complex and cooperative interaction between plants, humans, and animals. For instance, fruit trees propagate by being eaten by an animal that then deposits it back into the Earth after digestion. As a new plant grows, bees pollinate the flowers, and the cycle begins once again in Nature’s simple yet remarkable synergy.

You have the advantage of an incredible synergy at this time. A flow of Life is guiding you, where things just seem to fall into place as you move about your business. You are in a mutually cooperative interaction with Spirit, as your will is aligned with the will of Spirit, and your mission is congruent with your sense of purpose. When this is happening, there is a synergy, a way that your life force is continually coming into balance with the forces of Nature.

There is also synergy between your spiritual awareness and your personal self, or ego. Be aware of the various idiosyncrasies of your ego, and do not take any of them too seriously. Know that your Higher Self is always looking out for your best interests. In this cycle, tune in to that guidance, however it shows up, and you will find that you move through Life with greater ease due to a synergistic balance of forces expressing themselves as you.”*

– Stephen D Farmer

This card is about seeing the bigger picture… again, the connection to All That Is, and your integral part of it. When you acknowledge this connection, it helps to align you, body, mind and spirit with the forces of the Universe, the planet herself and all of her creations. When these forces all come into synergistic balance, it is like a perfectly oiled machine; each contributing to the other in harmony. This alignment is very healing for you, as well as healing to the Earth. It also helps you to see that the world is so much more abundant than our small egos will allow us to realize; and that there are endless opportunities and possibilities open to us in every moment.

You are being reminded to see the bigger picture. Release the drama, the worry and the fears and doubts which play out in your head regarding any lack or limitation. Focus instead on the beauty and magic within you reflected in nature all around you. You are as stunning and intricate as the most delicate snowflake; as  gorgeous as the bright butterfly; as strongly grounded as the mighty oak; as serene as the pastel sunset; as wise as the full moon; as passionate as the blazing sun; as abundant as the double rainbow and as pure as the deep blue ocean … you are made up of the same stardust. Witness this deep Soul beauty in yourself with awe and wonder  and see the connection to All That Is in your own eyes. When you can do this, you can connect with the most powerful force in the Universe and use it to heal everything and everyone.

Love.

Namaste

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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