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The World

Published September 26, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The World, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The World, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

“The pulse of the World ripples is an affirmation of all the life that it holds and all the death that passes. Every leaf and tree, every creature – from the smallest insects to the great singing whales – the patterns that they weave as they are born and die and cycle onward, all tremble in unison with that single heartbeat, brought together by a mighty conductor. It is a wonderfully discordant harmony, the essence of balance, a unity of disparate parts.

She sets the crown of insight lightly on her brow. She wears the girdle of truth. She reaches within and feels the lifeline that she is connected to as well. She touches it, and it is like a tangible presence in her heart, delicate but strong. The shining web of connections stretches from her heart and out into the ether. And then she reaches out with her mind, above, so high! She feels at one with the soaring birds, knows the stretch and strain of wing muscles flexing and balancing on the wind, knows the kiss of sunlight on her outstretched leaves and branches, feels the slow erosion of water on stone over the millennia.

There is no past or present or later, for this heart beat has pulsed from the first spark of the universe, and it will beat until the end of time. It is an everlasting moment of Now, and the shimmering web of connection thrums gloriously hot in her veins. With a sudden clarity, she knows in that instant that she is blessed.”

Meaning Of The World Card: “Satisfaction and peace of mind. A successful conclusion, and the end is in sight. Achieving balance, melding and blending to bring together in unison the multiple songs of life. The World is a card of realized goals and prosperity. It is a state of completion, through not without a share of involvement and hard work to attain. When one’s goals have been reached, there is a space, a quiet breath of a moment in time when a feeling of ultimate fulfillment spills through the consciousness. It is a wondrous and precious moment, the culmination of hard work, to see your dreams come true and to know that elusively mythical treasure promised in fairy tales: the heart’s desire.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Your world is yours to create, do you see the focused intention illustrated for us? “With a sudden clarity, she knows in that instant that she is blessed.” … “It is an everlasting moment of Now…” How do these words make you feel? What seems possible? What illusions can you step away from? What toxicity can you decide, right now, to say no thank you to? What limiting beliefs can you surpass in order to create what you wish to create. Remember this is about you. It is about your heart and your destiny, no matter what anyone else thinks. Despite what anyone else thinks. It’s time to think outside the box.

We are being reminded that how we see our world is how we shape it. How we feel into our reality is how we bring it into form. There is so much fear all around us yet what we see it focused intention on what is right in front of us; living in the moment that we always have available to us… right Now.

What can you create now, by making a choice different to what has previously been made? How can you change something that needs changing, right now. How can you feel differently about what is available to you in this moment. How can you change how you feel about what you are capable of right now? Remember it is about heart centered awareness, not the pursuit of perfection.

You are in a world full of chaos and uncertainty… we all are. We all face the same choices: worry, fret, doubt and stay small… or take control of it from the inside out.

Find a way to create something better. Find your way to peace no matter what’s going on around you.

Take back your power.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Hold Your Center

Published September 25, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hold Your Center, from the Lightworker Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hold Your Center, from the Lightworker Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay

Hold Your Center: “Have you been rushing out to meet others, trying to bend or accommodate their needs at the expense of your own well being and inner peace? Now you are to strengthen your own energy, your won boundaries, to find your ground, firmly place your feet there and do not move. Feel your feet anchoring you like a beautiful tree. Let yourself experience quiet certainty, as you hold your center with commitment, courage and consciousness.”

“You are learning to trust in your own instincts, to take your own journey without comparison to the life path of another. There is no need to become disheartened or distracted by comparisons or judgments. The earth needs your light, which can only come from you. You will offer so much less if you try to match your beauty to what you perceive the beauty of another.

Many souls who are different and unique were not understood, acknowledged and valued for whom they were as children. Instead, they were encouraged to conform, to change, to be other than their true self in order to be loved. This can be a hard pattern to break. Yet the time is here for you to love and honour yourself as yourself. You are beautiful. You do not need to change for another. You certainly do not need to change for the Divine. You are being encouraged, instead, to distill your essence, to become even more of you. Hold your center, now, and do not be rattled by any other, through intimidation, confrontation, doubt, jealousy or fear. To ‘hold your center’ means you accept your innate value and worth, your right to exist and thrive and accept the love that created you as you in order to fulfill your divine destiny.

This oracle brings you confirmation. You are on the right path. You do not need to collapse into fear or doubt to ease old guild or make others more comfortable. It is not selfish or ‘hard’ of you to be strong. You can hold yourself in high esteem and be gentle and loving to others, whilst absolutely refusing to accept any behaviour, belief or attitude of another that would tear you down or cast you into doubt or self-hatred.

As part of your spiritual training, your soul learned to be open, to receive guidance and channel healing. This is what you needed to be able to do to function as a healer, channel and lightworker. You had to be sensitive, receptive and open. Now is the time to balance that with resilience, strength and even some divine stubbornness! Refusing to give up on who you are, whilst remaining open to guidance, is the balance of loving wisdom necessary to grow yourself as a divinely unique individual in a world that often fears true individuality – simply because it cannot be easily controlled. Holding your center doesn’t mean that you no longer surrender. Instead, you consciously choose to surrender into divine love and grow more empowered.

You are here to shin a light, to be the lighthouse for others. The lighthouse doesn’t ask for permission to shine. It stand still, shines faithfully, and those who need it are guided by its light to safety. Do not lose faith in yourself, beloved soul. You know who you are. Be strong. Honour your inner beauty and your personal boundaries. You need to feel safe in your ability to say no as much as you need to know that you will say yes when your heart guides you to do so. Be true to you.”

Invocation

“I am empowered by divine love to hold my center, to be in my truth, to stay strong, to be in my integrity and to act with courage. The only energy I invite and allow to remain in my field is what which supports me unconditionally and with genuine love. I love my boundaries. They ware the way that I lovingly choose which energy to invite into my life, and which energy I choose to pass right by me. I do not judge, but I do choose I love myself and my life path, now. I hold myself with powerful and caring commitment. May all beings know their true inner strength. Through my own free will and unconditional love, so be it.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

This card is so much confirmation for me right now. The synchronicity is perfection. I feel like I have turned a corner, and yet I am not at all where I thought I would be. And I am not talking about physically… I am talking about belief systems and quite literally where I am at inside.

I’m feeling rebellious. About pretty much everything. I’m questioning everything. I’m so tired of feeling like I need to do things a certain way in order to be… what… more spiritual? Ascending or ascended? I’m tired of worrying, wondering and analyzing my every move… on top of everything else going on in the world. From diet to lifestyle choices, to thoughts and feelings and actions I have been doing my very best to reach a certain state. And yes, I do think all that is important, but the vigilance is exhausting.

What I am feeling right now is that more than anything we are being distracted. Distracted by the media. Distracted by the gurus. Distracted by technology and materialism and consumerism and veganism and humanitarianism and sexuality. The judgment. The labels. It’s all a huge distraction.

What we are forgetting is that life can be simplified without all the fanfare, without all the judgment, and without all the labels. You can be you in the world, giving what you have to give. Offering of yourself and none of that stuff matters because it all comes naturally. Being the best that you can be without guilt or shame or guidelines. You fall into alignment with your authentic self because you want to. Because your heart leads you there.

I got rid of my tv. Not that I am suggesting you do the same. But I was so tired of the noise of it. Tired of the distraction. Tired of the constant sales, the bombardment of biassed information. I’d rather look up and read or watch something that interests me. Meditate on it. Contemplate it all.

I’m trying to simplify without guidelines. Yes of course eat healthy, organic and as raw and unprocessed as possible… but guess what… I have not reached perfection… I may never. I’m trying to drink more water; I stopped keeping track as it actually started stressing me out. I’m trying to exercise regularly. I’m trying not to beat myself up if I don’t manage to exercise because I’m so damn busy doing everything else I have to accomplish in a day. I’m doing my best. I am trying not to buy stuff I don’t need. I am trying not to be wasteful and recycle as much as possible.

I am doing my best and I am tired of trying to add every single suggestion I read. I’m tired of feeling guilty if I don’t hit perfect ever moment of every day.

It’s not about competition, it’s about coming together collectively. It’s not about who’s better but how we can assist those who need it. It’s not so much about the individual making it to the top, but the collective making it to the next level. Together. How did we get so far from that? How did we believe what they wanted us to believe. No longer. Shatter the illusions.

The bottom line with all the ascension stuff is simple. Do your very best to be the best human Being you can be. Don’t hold grudges or anger against another, as it will crush your vibes. Be kind to the earth. Be kind to animals and all Beings. Be kind to yourself. Share your heart with your loved ones. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else; that is their journey, this is yours. Right here and now is all  you ever really have. Enjoy as much of your life as you possibly can. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Be loving. Tell the people you love that you love them. Hold the intention that your actions, thoughts and feelings be for the highest good of all… and when they are not, accept that you are human and try again. Forgive yourself and others. Offer gratitude as often as you can.

Shine your light brightly.

We will all get where we need to be one way or the other; don’t judge anyone, offer them acceptance instead.

Life is too short for all the games. It’s up to each of us to decide not to play.

No one is your guru. Be your own.

Set your intention to be the best version of yourself that you can be, and let the rest go. Don’t worry so much about it. Live from the heart and know that will always be more than enough.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Lightworker Oracle, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay

 

 

The Courage Of Your Love

Published September 23, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Courage Of Your Love, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Rassouli

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Courage Of Your Love, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Rassouli

The Courage Of Your Love:

“Love is without reason; rationality is like a cane.
Judgment needs a cane, because it is blind.
When love arrives, thought dies in its shadow.
Love is the sunrise, while thought is only a flashing light.”
~ RUMI

“I do not bleat at you like a sheep, for to startle you from your slumber I need to roar like lion! You must awaken my beloved; there is no time to waster for the wolves are circling, hungry for sacred flesh. So I shall roar mightily, and although at first you recoil in fear, soon enough you will see the wolves. You become aware and grateful to have been thus awoken. Ah yes, you remember that you have a precious human life to protect. You fear me no more. You thank me. You jump on my back as if you were a warrior astride a wild mount. You roar then, along with me, awakening the others as we cause the ground to rumble, disturbing those even in their deepest slumber. You, like me, are a fierce lion, not a lamb to be led to so many slaughters, the variety of and opportunity for which is available in terrible abundance in our world.”

“There is a Sufi story about a mother with her breast leaking milk. She loses her child, and once she finds him again, instantly lets him suckle for as long as he needs.

A Sufi master nearby, says to his students, “Do you think she would throw her baby into the fire?”

And the students all say, “No! Of course not!

And the master replies, “Allah loves his children more than she, with enough tenderness to throw them into the fire.”

So it is with love. At first, as a young heart, you want only comfort for your beloved. You cannot bear the thought of pain within them, even for a moment. Your own suffering is easier than bearing the suffering of your beloved. That young heart grows wise through experience. It becomes an elder, an ancient heart tempered by grace and rendered strong with compassion. This is the great heart that can hold the suffering of the world within it, and yet still find space for peace, for sweetness, for tenderness and for rapture.

This is the heart that shines with courageous love. It is willing to feel and bear all suffering without judgment, whilst gently holding it is the truth of what that suffering really is – the drying out of the mind addicted to suffering. This drying out is a challenging and enduring process.

The path of freeing the heart from the effects of a fearful mind is an initiation into great power. So many lapses will happen before the heart grows strong enough to overpower old patterns and surrender without condition or equivocation. When it is ready to surrender in such a way, the heart is free and allowed to simply be. Even the mind then, finally freed from shackles and joyfully submitting to love, declares, “Let love be, in whatever way it shall be. I can bear it. I shall take refuge in it. I shall not turn away from it. I am that love!”

You are an ancient one with a heart older than the mountains. You are being asked to free yourself from the too-small loves of the youthful heart and come to understand and accept the wisdom of your mature heart. Your mature heart is not cured with hardness or detachment, but with compassion and tenacious devotion to the cause that is most real and matters most – the quest for life of the human soul.

Your ancient heart loves the soul and will roar like the lion of love at the wolves that would casually devour it. So trust in the courage of your heart. You are not cruel. You are not hard. You are not careless. You are passion personified. You are the lion of love. So allow yourself to be the lion, not the lamb. Stand true in your own heart. Cause trouble, make noise, be proud and be mighty. Then rest, after all after all that savage divinity, rest and restore, for day after day you shall claim your holy lands and refuse to give them up to less noble creatures. Though you survey their manipulations and attempts to claim power with compassion, you do not underestimate them or relax your vigilance. You shall not allow, for even a moment, that falsehood be vigilance. You shall not allow, for even a moment, that falsehood be accepted as truth in your heart.

This oracle comes with particular guidance for you. You are not to give into less than you are worth, or to the shaming stories of others of our culture that would cast your regal lion nature into the falsehood of beliefs that you have no choice or power. You are not to give into the idea that you are victim and cannot free yourself from your suffering, or that you are less than any other. These are lies. These are petty deceptions so unworthy of you. Do not believe them. Roar at them until the weak glue holding them together melts under the fire of your holy breath, and they lie dismembered and powerless at your feet. Then intend that those bits and pieces in decay are lovingly returned to the Earth Mother through whom they can be used to fertilize new life.

This oracle comes with another message for you. You have a challenge before you (or that you are now moving through), but you have what is necessary to succeed and overcome it. No matter how long it has endured, or how big you have built that challenge up to be in your mind, no matter how unsolvable the issue appears to be, there is and shall be a victory beyond it, and it is imminent. This oracle has come to you to let you know you are empowered to succeed, you have what is required within to do it, and that the time for your victory is drawing near.

So do not give up. Instead, do the sacred honouring ritual as needed, and when you feel so inclined, open your mouth and roar love from the very depths of your being. Create a sound of truth for yourself. In that sound you will hear the mightiest one of all roaring along with you, saying, “Yes love, I am with you, and together we claim divine victory! So we roar! how we roar!”

Sacred Honouring Ritual: “Say aloud: ‘IO call on RUMI, lion of love, and my own wise higher self. I now choose to assert the dignity of my soul and the power of my heart. I release all lesser bonds based in fear and deception. I no longer need to hold onto these. I am ready for truth and, with unconditional love, I am supported, protected and guided on my path to victory, held in guardianship by the unending power of love. So be it.’

If you feel the need to get down on all fours and roar a bit, do it – with relish. Then, you have finished your honouring ritual.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

Whatever you believe about yourself and your circumstances is true. If you want to change it all, change what you believe in and how you see yourself in the world. What you so desire you are blocking by believing that it cannot come true. Your worst fears are confirmed as you look around you in this reality right now. The lack of what you wish for is so very real. The void space it leaves is so tangible, so falsely true.

You can be what you desire to be in this world and no one can stop you from being it. Aim for the stars and lead with your heart. Hold the highest good of All with every focused intention. Be your wild self, shaking off the judgment, releasing the fear, refusing the guilt.

Be you and let them get used to it. Let them feel uncomfortable. And then one day, they will be themselves too.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Rassouli

Ace Of Pentacles

Published September 22, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ace Of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace Of Pentacles, from the Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Ace Of Pentacles: “This is a card of prosperity in the material world. It can indicate a huge commercial success, strong business sense, financial success, rewards and monetary gains. It can also represent physical well-being, good health, a secure income, and contentment. The green tones in the image reflect the energy of earthly wealth. This is the card of material goods, business ability, and fruits of labour realized. The oak pentacle is a symbol of manifestation and the earth elemental, and the ace is a power card showing accomplishment and positive results in matters of finance, business, construction, health, and secure income. this card may also indicate a new job, promotion, or pay raise, which may be clarified by the other cards in the spread. An auspicious card of good fortune and bliss, the Ace of Pentacles shows worthwhile efforts and productivity that pay off, as well as spiritual well-being.

Warmed by the radiant sun, the manor house and lands present an image of comfort and satisfaction in the material world. As the elemental power of earth, the Ace Of Pentacles represents the winder months of December, January and February for the purpose of timing in relations to other cards in a reading. Cinquefoil, and herb of prosperity, wealth, and success, wraps around the pentacle. Sheep, symbols of abundance, well-being, generosity and wealth, graze contentedly.”

Card Meaning: “Prosperity, material achievement, financial power, earnings, growth, sound business sense, commercial success, favorable period of financial security, attainment, well-being, new money venture, good financial news, business or financial opportunity, growth, promotion, pay raise, acquisition or material goods, good use of resources, productivity, contentment.”

As Challenger: “Opportunity not fully realized, financial stagnation, disappointing financial gains, discomfort, physical limitations, lack of growth or gains, miserly.”

Prompt Words: “Prosperity, commercial success.”

~By Ann Moura

What many of us need at this point in the aftermath of many natural disasters and general chaos is hope. Hope is what lets us carry on, rebuilding and recreating. Hope is what comes when our faith is rewarded with a glimmer of what is possible after the pain. It is a second chance, a solution or a helping hand reaching out to support us through our struggle.

Hope is here in the form of material reality. It is here in a tangible way. Sometimes we have to rely on faith alone; we have to know with absolute conviction that our prayers are being answered and our dreams really are about to come true. This is the next step. A gift offered. An opportunity. A windfall. Something that you can see; something or someone that you can reach out and touch. Something that makes all the difference. Allows you to breathe again. Allows you to take the steps you need to take in order to carry on.

This message is not here to challenge you it is here to lend a hand. Look for the silver lining… maybe even gold. Look for signs and messages. Keep the flame of hope burning brightly in your hearts.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Green Witch Tarot, by Ann Moura, artwork by Kiri Ostergaard Leonard

Ten Of Earth

Published September 21, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ten Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ten Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Ten Of Earth

Keywords: “Syntheses, Harmony, Highest Ideals, Reward, Inner Peace, Authenticity, Grace, Look Within”

Key Phrases: “A time of reward. Everything is coming together. Move through life with surety. Understand your place and purpose. Do not be daunted by change. Strength gained from experience. Why do you feel a lack? Dissatisfaction and discomfort.”

Card Meaning: “The Ten Of Earth symbolizes all aspects of life coming together as a whole. Career, home, family – all are in harmony. Years of dedicated service to family, career, and community have reaped the highest of rewards – the love, respect, and trust of family and peers. This love, respect, and trust are a reflection of what is felt within, and inspire a sense of well-being and connectedness that enables one to move through life with both grace and ease.

The Ten Of Earth is an affirming card. If it appears in your reading it signifies a time of reward. It also asks, ‘Have you embraced the highest of ideals – to lead a fulfilling life spent doing something that you love, to raise your children to become happy and confident adults, and to know and understand your place and purpose?”

At this time, be sure to remove all masks and show your true self to the world. Authenticity is a quality admired by many.

Live your life undaunted by change, also, and know that you have been made stronger by your past experiences. Now, whatever the challenge might be, you will find your center and move forward in a fearless manner.”

Potential Blockage: “You have every reason to be happy, and yet Ten Of Earth as challenger symbolizes and element of dissatisfaction or uneasiness.

Everything has manifested as you had hoped, and still you feel that something is missing. The appearance of this card as challenger symbolizes a need to determine the source of your discomfort – and if there is no external cause or reason, it is time to look within.”*

~By Ravynne Phelan

Again you are reminded of the power of just being you in the world. That the masks are no longer necessary, and that you have every reason to be here as you are. Come as you are! Be as you are! Celebrate what you have to offer the world. Be the best version of yourself you can be. Accept yourself as you are rather than wishing away another single second wishing you were someone else.

Sure there may be changes that need to be made in order to really get where you want to be. But now that you have embraced being You in the world, they will be so much easier to execute. The fear around change will recede. The fear around being accepted for who you are will fade away. Once you realize that joy is only found in being truly you.

This card is confirmation that you are on the right path. Keep going. Have courage. Things are working out for you. Something wonderful is happening behind the scenes and is soon to be revealed. Your bold steps are paying off.

Have faith and move forward fearlessly. Create with broad strokes. Grasp every opportunity. Focus on what you wish to create and know that you have every power to do it when you do it from the heart.

For the Highest Good of All and So It Is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Six Of Vessels

Published September 21, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Six Of Vessels, from the Wild Wood Tarot card deck, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Six Of Vessels, from the Wild Wood Tarot card deck, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

Six Of Vessels: “Reunion”

Card Description: “A green mound is crowned by a grove of trees. In the face of the mound is an entrance framed with upright slabs of stone. Water gushes from the mouth of the mound and spreads out to form a pool of still water. On the water float six small vessels, each one filled with light. Two otters regard the scene.”

Card Meaning: “There may be affection and love in a situation that could take time to resolve. Recognition of ancestral and reincarnation memory. Polaric love between two soul mates.”

Reading Points: “An emotional reunion can sometimes refer to the mystical Karmic cycles that bring lovers back through time, space and lifetimes. The purpose of this ‘soul reunion’ may be manifold but it can be to complete unfinished business or to teach new lessons from old actions or wrong choices. It can also refer to the coming together of a band of comrades, tribal or clan members or a brotherhood of loyal friends, gathering for the acknowledgment of their shared bond. It may also refer to the reunion of the individual with their own true nature, in terms of a forgotten or rejected history or experience. By meditating on a past issue with new wisdom and insight and an acceptance of personal responsibility and forgiveness, reclamation may take place. A spiritual re-amalgamation of a facet of the individual’s personality, for the purpose of clearing and self-empowerment, ma be possible, and a healthy union in the soul the result. Reassurance is gained from a reunion of this nature, revealing whether the correct path was taken and your decisions were based on valid and honest instincts and motivations.”

~ by Mark Ryan and John Matthews

Once you know who you truly are, you can call those to you who match you in vibration. Your true soul family. ‘Calling’ them simply means getting out there in the world and being who you are, knowing that you will become a magnet to those who are also embracing their true authentic selves.

Your tribe will find you. They will feel so familiar, like coming home. You will understand each other in ways that usually take years. It will feel real, and flow with grace and ease. You won’t feel fear of abandonment, competition or betrayal. You will be able to trust again. In turn you can become the best version of yourself in a relationship, be it friendship or more.

You are calling those who have been important to you in past lifetimes back to you. A reunion. A blessing.

Open your heart. Allow them in. It is safe to do so.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wild Wood Tarot card deck, by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, artwork by Will Worthington

 

The Hierophant

Published September 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Hierophant, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Hierophant, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

The Hierophant: “I would like a story,” says the salamander to the Hierophant.

“And what would you like to hear, little one?” The words come slowly. Each syllable seems to be drawn from deep within, pulled up from an individual rootlet. The salamander is used to it, and patient.

“I want to hear how I may fly. I was content. And then one day, my friend Caterpillar said he was sleepy. He slept for a long time, until I nearly forgot about him – until yesterday. A moth came to laugh at me. He laughed with Caterpillar’s laugh, and with Caterpillar’s voice he said he had had a dream of wings.”

“Ah.” The sonorous exhalation seems to go on forever. “Ah, little one; I am sorry. Caterpillar has that blessing. He may sleep and dream of flight. He weaves a silken ritual around his body, and then comes the day when that vision transforms him. You…”

“I wish to dream of flight too!” says Salamander, very seriously.

“You may dream of it, ” says his friend and teacher. “I will not be the one to deny you divinity. But just know that your own divinity shall be attained along a different path than Caterpillar’s. Do not relinquish your dream, Salamander.”

Meaning Of The Card: “The Hierophant’s roots reach deep, entwined around secrets and traditions and the ages. He believes in ritual and ceremony, in pursuing knowledge and deeper meaning, and in the rigidity of a belief system. He elucidates the spiritual and brings it to the earthly plane. He is calm and in possession of himself, and he is the teacher who can help unravel mysteries.”*

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

We each have our own unique destiny. Our own gifts to discover and share. Our own way of being in the world.

Sometimes these gifts lie undiscovered for longer than necessary as we strive to be someone we clearly are not. Hoping, wishing and praying to be inside someone else’s skin… living someone else’s life as if it is our own. Comparison… the greatest distraction of all time. The fastest way to get off track. Often a clear path to feelings of hopelessness, envy, and disillusion… or worse, superiority.

There’s a reason why you came where you came to in this lifetime on this planet at this particular time. A reason for looking how you look, knowing what you know and possessing the special skills that are unique to you. It’s no mistake that you are who you are.

The mistake is not owning it. Not relishing it. Not diving into it with all you’ve got.

Not that we are encouraged to do this in our society. Nope, quite the opposite actually. We are led to believe there is a hierarchy. Some people are “better” because of what they own or what they look like or how their bodies… (or occasionally even how their brains) work. They are celebrated… celebrities right? We are taught to dress a certain way (fashionable, whatever that may mean), look a certain way (young and buff generally). Blend into society unless we can be the 1% that stands out.

But alas, as the world shifts of course all that is changing. Already doesn’t it feel so superficial you can hardly stand it? Good. That’s a start.

So what’s so special about you? Well everything, don’t you agree? Not special in a superior way, special in an “Of Service” kind of way. A stand on your own and be you kind of way.

Embrace that. Embody it. Stop trying to be what you are not, and put everything into what you are. From the very center of your being.

Your heart.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

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