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Mythic Reality

Published August 7, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Mythic Reality, from the Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Mythic Reality, from the Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Mythic Reality, from the Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno published by Blue Angel

Mythic Reality: “Something is causing you concern at present because you are viewing the situation from only one perspective. Look with an open heart and mind and you may see that a positive side also exists. Things may very well turn in your favor if you let go of preconceived ideas and rigid views. There are at least two perspectives from which to view every situation. What you see at present is only part of the picture. Often, what seems real to us may not necessarily be what is actually occurring. The true purpose of many of life’s events is often unclear because of our false assumptions, fears and misconceptions.

There is no need for concern; just allow things to naturally unfold and all will become clear to you. Remember, you may not have the power to change the world or many of the events in your life, but you have the power to change your perception of them.

~ All becomes clear when I view it from a higher perspective”*

– Toni Carmine Salerno

Many of us think that by imagining the “worst case scenario” we are somehow either preparing ourselves to deal with it, or better yet, protecting ourselves from it happening. We build things up in our mind as if they are much larger, tougher and scarier than they actually are. We base these thoughts on our past experiences of hurt, pain, fear and rejection rather than deciding to expect the best. It is time to shift this mentality, as it is no longer necessary to think from the worst angle forwards! Remember what we focus on with emotion we create. It is time to focus on creating something amazing and light and uplifting!

Something you perceive about a certain situation in your life is holding you back. It may be someone’s reaction, it may be fear of rejection, or it could even be fear of success. Maybe it is the idea of inevitable change that holds you back; getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new. Maybe it is knowing that you will have to stand on your own two feet that is holding you back. Regardless of what it is, see it for the illusion that it is. Know that it is just a metaphor for where you are at in your life right now.

It’s time to give yourself permission to move forward with grace and ease. Let the scary stuff stay behind, you don’t need it anymore, of course you will realize you never really did!

Faith is required at this time to step around and away from your “worst case scenario” and decide that you will trust in the Universe to guide you to exactly where you need to be in order to progress. Surrender. Trust. Receive. Know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are capable of taking on whatever comes you way. And that there is a way of seeing this situation that you haven’t shifted into yet. Shift your perspective and create something new.

Look at the picture in this card. The path is lit but the journey seems dark. Yet there in the distance, your destination is a brilliantly lit castle. A bright rainbow and a starry sky. It speaks of staying the course, having faith and trust; of abundance, treasure and a bright future. Fully supported by your angels and guides.

But you must decide now to place one foot in front of the other, and walk your path. Take action towards your bright future.

All the way to the light.

Namaste

* Magdalene Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

The Returning

Published June 30, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Returning, from the Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

The Returning, from the Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Returning, from the Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

The Returning: “Profound Change ~ New Perspective ~ Understanding”

“What is the Returning? Is it the end? Hardly. There is no end in Faerie. Where has this faerie been? What has she seen and what has she brought back with her? A pearl of wisdom? A unicorn horn? What tales will she tell you?

The paths you follow flow into each other and an end of one path is the beginning of another as you journey deeper into the heart of the realm. The returning is coming home, coming back to a place that is no longer only where you started from but somewhere much more profound. You can’t return and expect things to have remained the same while you were away. Everything shifts and changes, moving on and metamorphosing into something new.

If you draw the Returning, think about what it is that you really wish to change in your life. As you sit with the Returning before you, visualize what would happen if you just walked out of the room for a moment and upon returning found that your understanding of a present situation had changed in a profound way. What would it take to make that change happen? What could you do, how would you need to feel, to shift your perspective? Sometimes, by taking a moment to return to where you are now, you will be able to see the moment with greater clarity and insight and the next step on your ongoing journey will become clearer as well.”*

~ by Brian and Wendy Froud

It’s time to bring change from the back burner to the forefront. As we wrap up the first half of 2018, is there anything else that needs transforming in your life in order to truly move forward? It may be a simple shift in perspective, it may be leaving something or someone behind at this crossroads. It could be a profound transformation in your self worth, finally finding the love that you have been desiring from the outside resided within… a hundredfold. It could be that you have worked so hard to better yourself that this change in perspective is exactly what you need in order to take a quantum leap in your expanded awareness.

Yes, enlightenment is not just for Buddha, it is for us too. It may take on a different feel than we expect though… a detachment from the drama, a higher perspective, a subtle but extremely profound shift in consciousness.

Imagine it like suddenly finding out that you have always needed glasses, and having someone hand you the perfect pair for your eyes. Imagine that these are magical glasses actually work to amplify all of your senses, not just your eyesight. You can see, hear, feel, taste and smell far beyond what you ever imagined possible. Perhaps a gift from the elemental Faerie realm? This in turn gives you stellar clarity and focus.

You know exactly what you must do in order to move forward.

Thank you my wise ones, my Dear Fae.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Heart Of Faery Oracle Card deck, by Brian and Wendy Froud

Coll Hazel

Published June 20, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Coll Hazel, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Coll Hazel, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing

Coll Hazel:

“Northern Hemisphere Dates: June 13-July 10 (Southern Hemisphere Dates: December 13-January 10)
Totems: Hare, Scarab, Tortoise and Turtles, Crab, Salmon
Deities/Guides: Gaia and The Great Mother Goddesses like Sophia and Isis, and Fintan, the White Ancient One
Letters: C, K
Class: Chieftan
9th Lunation
Celebration: Summer Solstice, June 20/21 (December 21/22)”

Keywords: “Water, the moon, bounty and abundance, intuition, wisdom, insight, knowledge, sage advice, divination, poetry, creative pursuits, higher perspective, clarity”

“The Coll Hazel initiates in the ninth lunation and includes the celebration of the summer solstice, also known as Alban Heruin, Midsummer, and Litha. Here we give our gratitude for the abundance of Mother Earth. Hazel is about compassion and love for our friends and families – as well as safety and protection, which are important aspects of mothering and nurturing. Hazel supports our emotional life. She honors the moon and the waters of our planet. She supports creative expression in the form of story, poetry, art, song and dance. Hazel brings clarity when we seek advice. The ogham for this tree is Coll and the letters C and K.”

Coll Hazel In A Reading: “Your feminine nature, the changing of the moon, the lunar principle of receptivity and mystery, and the Goddess Sophia of higher wisdom are all relevant now. Your female lineages have something to say to you, as do your spiritual heritages. Take some quiet time to tune in and listen for their nurturing messages. Take your initiation seriously. Find time to sit by a body of water near your home; a lake, the ocean, a river or a stream. This tree suggests appreciation. Appreciate cycles. What cycle are you in right now? This tree suggests acceptance of where you are right now as it is impossible to push the river.

It is time to give gratitude for all that you have and to honor the earth. Notice the abundance around you. This is a time for family time and family reunions. This card invites you to find gratitude for all the mothers in your life. If you require nurturing, cultivate friendships that can support you. Nurture others. Mother each other with compassion. It may be time to heal the mother wound. Perhaps this is the time for forgiveness. If you are a mother, make sure you are representing the best qualities of this role. If not, move towards changing your behaviour. Be the kind of mother that you would like to have yourself.

Spend some time in nature and follow the course of the moon. Consider poetry, divination, and meditation. Call up your  inner muse, as you can find inspiration here. Pay attention to your dreams and creative urges.

You are offered wisdom that can be applied to any situation. Creative solutions are possible. Seek the advice of elders. If you seek clarity this card will offer you sage advice. Go within and ask the ancestors for a specific message for you.”

As Challenger: “Are you ignoring your intuitive knowing? Perhaps you don’t like what you are sensing, as change is indicated. Even so, it is time to pay attention to wisdom that is offered you. Are you resistant to advice?

Are you cut off from other women? From the mothers in your life? Perhaps it is time to heal a mother wounding. Perhaps you are cut off from your family or your connection to Mother Earth. How do you mother yourself? It is time to cease repeating habitual negative messages to yourself. Instead, begin giving yourself the nurturing you require. Offer this to others, as well. Too much criticism separates us from ourselves and others.

Perhaps you are experiencing a creative block. Is it time to learn new skills? Would it help you to work with others to overcome creative obstacles? If so, look to your community. Or it may be that you feel stymied in your pursuits and goals because you are not heeding your intuition. If so, go within and reconnect with your own inner knowing.”

Message: “I represent your own inner wisdom. I am that small, still voice inside that is sometimes hard to hear. I stand up for the heart wisdom that insures life and health for you, your situations, and your mother planet. You’ll find my speaking in a babbling brook or a dense forest. You’ll find me in the fullness of the summer sun. I am part of the paradise in which you live. I produce the hazelnut of wisdom and ancient knowledge. Please take care of me and of yourself and the children of this world. I am the birth of your own dreams and visions. Now is a good time to use your divination tools. It is also a great time to support others and act as a guide or helper.”*

 ~ By Sharyln Hidalgo

Here we have a message of nurturing, communication, deeper connection and creating community. Tomorrow is Solstice, our longest day of the year and a day of Light, abundance, luck and joy. What will you set as your intention this Summer Solstice? (Or winter solstice if you are in the Southern Hemisphere!) What do you invite into your reality, what have you made space for, what are you focusing on now?

Make a plan now to spend some time outside, in your favourite garden, forest, park or beach. Give yourself time to slow down and enjoy being present. Let your instincts and intuition guide you. Communicate with the trees. Honour every plant and creature. Feel the connection you have with each and every one of them, and the overall energy of the wild space.

If you can, watch the sun go down and the stars come out. Send gratitude for all that you have in your life right now. And meet tomorrow with open heart and open mind. You are stepping into the second chapter of 2018. What magic will it hold in the face of all the chaos? Whatever magic you create.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharyln Hidalgo, Artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel Publishing

 

 

 

Beith Birch

Published December 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Beith Birch, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Beith Birch, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Beith Birch:
“Northern Hemisphere Dates: November 1-28 (Southern Hemisphere Dates: May 1-28)
Totems: Snake, Phoenix, Eagle
Deities/Guides: Macha, Morgan, Cerridwen, and Hecate (The Crone aspect of the Goddess)
Letter: B
Class: Peasant
1st Lunation
Celebration: Celtic New Year, November 1 (May 1)”

Keywords: “Endings and new beginnings, cleaning and purification, releasing old patterns, overcoming difficulties, shedding the old, new growth and renewal, pliance in the peaceful resolution of conflict, higher perspective, return to innocence.”

“The Beith Birch initiates the first lunation. At this time of year, as we prepare for winter and seek deep transformation, we honour the crone aspect of the Goddess. Although crones are harbingers of death, they are also responsible for birth and new life. They are our midwives. After a period of emptying and releasing old patterns, acknowledging disappointments and regrets and embracing our achievements, we listen carefully to the quiet voice within and set our intentions for the year to come. In this way, we plant the seeds of future possibilities and establish the foundation for the year ahead, which heralds in what we call the dark half of the year, when the new gestates in the dark. Birch will also help in the peaceful resolution of conflict. She provides a higher perspective and spiritual understanding. She will return you to a state of innocence and non-judgment. The ogham for this tree is Beith and the letter B.

Beith Birch In A Reading: “When you draw the Birch card, you can expect new beginnings. However, in order to move ahead, you may have to tie up loose ends and let go of what is no longer needed. Therefore, Beith Birch also stands for cleansing and purification. Old patterns are released, and you can shed unhelpful influences, now, just like this tree sheds its bark. This is a time for forgiveness of yourself and others.

There is the promise of new starts, renewal, and new life. This is the time to set new intentions, now that you have let go of last year’s energies. Sit quietly so that you can listen deeply. From your heart, begin to formulate new plans and intentions. This is the time to decide what seeds you will plant and cultivate for the year ahead.

Birch also offers healing, peace, and resolution in times of conflict. Her branches are pliant and supple. Take a Birch leaf or twig with you – or imagine her in your mind’s eye – when you must resolve a conflict. She brings in the power of peaceful reconciliation.

Take a look at your new year with a higher perspective. Allow your higher self to inform you. Breathe in her deepest message, which is love and light. Let Birch’s heart-shaped leaves remind you that your true wisdom comes from the heart. Allow yourself to look at your life and the world around you with new eyes. Lay aside your judgments and return to a state of innocence.”

As Challenger: “Perhaps you are reluctant to let go of that which is keeping you from moving forward – afraid to release old patterns and unhelpful influences. You may not be ready to forgive or to deal with conflicts. Perhaps you are hanging onto the old, and it is not serving you. Think about where you are not allowing your life to flow naturally. What are you holding on to so tightly that nothing can change? You are encouraged to let go so that you can move forward.

Set you house in order. This is probably not the best moment to begin something new, as you have work to do to prepare first. When your thoughts and feelings are aligned with your highest good, then you will be able to clear the way and begin.

If you find that you are overly judgmental, now is the time to let such habits of thought go. Judgment only creates separation, and in truth there can be no separation. Make an effort to return to innocence and to your connection to all that is. Play a game, take a run, do something fun to remind you what it feels like to be a child again. From this place, you can let go of your resistance and move into your heart space.”

Message: “I am the beautiful Birch tree. I wear bright gold and red leaves in the autumn. My branches grow down long and slender; my many heart shaped leaves dance and whisper in the wind. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds of my leaves rustling in the autumn winds. Listen to my encouraging messages.

See how I love to grow tall and straight? Look up and see the sky. Look all the way to the tip of my highest branches. Look to the light, and as you do so, allow yourself to lighten up. Imagine you are the eagle landing on my highest branch. Seek a higher perspective. You can see the whole picture – the exact opposite of not seeing the forest for the trees! What do you notice?

I encourage you to open your eyes and allow your innocence to come forward. Let go of any need for separation and judgment. Allow yourself to remember how it feels to enjoy yourself and feel as one with everything and everyone. Come into my field, my aura, and we will start over from this moment. We will begin a whole new story that is set in this very moment, where everything is already given. Keep facing the light and allow me to bring you the awareness of my higher perspective.”*

~ By Sharlyn Hidalgo

Every single thought we have is tainted by some sort of belief system we have adopted around it, particularly thoughts about ourselves, our value and our capabilities. We see things through a lens particular to us; our experiences, our hurts, our victories and our failures. We take our lives and we live it according to the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, habits and patterns that we are used to. That feel comfortable to us.

Maybe they are inherited culturally. Maybe we get them from society. From family. A teacher, a relative, a caregiver, a neighbour. Role models, rock stars, celebrities; people we look up to. Every single person we have interactions with leaves an imprint. It could be just a trace, or it could be something much larger that we hold on to, carry with us for the long term.

But how can we create something brand new if we can only perceive what is possible through our narrow lens? What if we were to take a really good long look at the lens itself and see if we have perhaps outgrown it? What if we realized we were looking through someone else’s lens this whole time? What if we didn’t even need a lens?

Then what would be possible?

There are new beginnings coming, that is no surprise. The new year is within reach. A brand new year to play with, to create with, to dream into being.

But how will you create it? What will hold you back from creating something more amazing than you have ever created before? What could you release so that you could do things in a completely new way?

Take some time to think outside the box. Dream a whole lot bigger than you usually do. Refuse to look through that old lens.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Flying

Published August 27, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Flying, from the Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Flying, from the Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Flying, from the Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Flying: “You have the power to see things from a higher perspective”

“If you were a bird flying high in the air, what would you see? When you soar high above life’s challenges and opportunities, a new perspective becomes available.

Today you have invisible wings that allow  you to swiftly bring your circumstances into alignment with your highest purpose. This is a sign that your waiting is over, that all your hard work has paid off and the things you hoped for are no longer beyond your scope. You have the ability to reach for the stars and find one with your name on it. Spread your wings and soar. the angels are waiting for you.”

If this card comes to you as Challenger: “When the Flying card comes to you as Challenger, it is a gentle reminder that there are times to take flight and times to remain grounded, and for now you must avoid overreaching. There is still work to be done before you earn your wings.

Be patient. What you seek will not be out of reach forever. Remember the story of Icarus in Greek mythology, whose wax made wings and overconfidence brought him too close to the sun? He perished because he did not realize his limitations. Humility is a great power, and now you must exercise it. Doing too much, too fast, too soon only serves to prevent a beautiful flight later on.”

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

Do you need a little break? Maybe some time to slow down and enjoy life? Has it been a hectic and busy summer, even if it’s been fun, maybe you have overextended yourself and just need a little rest and relaxation. It’s OK to take a step back and rejuvenate instead of running at full tilt constantly.

You need some time to breathe.

There is something coming up in the near future that is going to require all of your focus, in a good way. Get ready for it. Get ready for it by taking some time to do nothing at all. Instead of going at it with your energy levels tapped out, and pushing through, give yourself a little break and then get to what is important with all of your energy revived.

Clear your calendar. Take a few days off if possible. Say no to obligations that  you can get out of, just for a little while. If not, at least promise me that you will schedule an exercise class, a walk on the beach or in the forest, or take a sea salt bath each day for the next three consecutive days. Get some sunshine to increase your wellness and vitality.

Get some perspective. Recharge your batteries. Shift your focus. Ponder what is possible.

Clear your body, mind and spirit.

Get ready for something amazing right around the corner. Get ready to give it your all.

But not before you put yourself first.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Enchanted Map Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Inner Calling

Published November 21, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Inner Calling, from the Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

Inner Calling, from the Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Inner Calling, from the Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

 Inner Calling: You can choose to see your biggest challenges as your best opportunities for inner change and growth. The trials and ordeals we experience in life are actually necessary for our soul’s evolution. Take a moment to reflect back on past difficulties and identify how those experiences have made you stronger and wiser. Now, turn your attention to the present and remind yourself to take the drama out of your challenges and try to see how they are serving you.

“I choose to see challenges as ideal opportunities to work on my inner self. I look for the blessings in all situations, past and present. I am connected to the positive aspect of my experience.”*

~by Mario Duguay

It’s much easier to face our obstacles if we can detach from them and gain a higher perspective. This requires taking things out of the personal perspective and seeing them objectively; particularly if we are stuck in a victim mentality. We must take time to center ourselves, breathing deeply and allowing ourselves to release the tendency to be reactive and emotional; focusing instead on the clarity provided by quiet contemplation. Looking for patterns in our lives can provide us with invaluable data.

When we realize that we have, in fact, been repeating patterns over and over again, we can finally allow ourselves to acknowledge that there is a big lesson here which simply will not go away until it is learned. This could be a lesson in self love, acceptance and worth which presents itself usually as quite the opposite! If you are finding yourself treated badly in a relationship; feeling unappreciated by family and friends; or your talents unacknowledged at work, take a close look at how you view yourself. If you truly love, accept and respect yourself, you cannot tolerate this poor treatment and a decision may need to be made in order for this dynamic to change. We must have a hand in this change, taking the steps and doing the work that needs to be done in order to move forward. We must decide that we are worthy of more, set the intention to surround ourselves with healthy situations and positive people who are supportive of our highest good and decide that we are capable of returning this support in turn.

It is time to look deeply within ourselves and see the gifts and talents that are uniquely ours to share with the world. Know that by sharing these precious gifts, we can step into our true authentic selves. We are healers and we are lightworkers, the world needs us now and we are here for a reason. The challenges we are facing in our day to day lives must be resolved simply and directly in order to allow us to do what we are actually here for; otherwise they distract us from our life’s purpose while draining precious energies that would best be used elsewhere.

Heal thyself (and the drama…) and the dreams will follow.

Namaste

*Oracle Of The Angels Oracle Card deck, by Mario Duguay

Rest

Published May 15, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Rest, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Rest, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Rest, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

Rest: “Life… an ocean of eternity. Time… an illusion existing only in the mind. Cast away all concerns, come rest in eternal light.”

“You have become so absorbed in the goings on of everyday life that you have forgotten the importance of taking time out to rest. You may be feeling that there is simply not enough time to achieve everything you aim to achieve. Perhaps you feel as though time is running out. Know these feelings are simply an illusion. You have the power to achieve all you want to with ease, provided you stop, immersing yourself in material issues and fears. This card is asking you to rest and detach yourself from everyday concerns. Learn to relax and life will be clearer. Everything falls into perspective when you reconnect with your spirit and all that exists inside your heart. Spirit lives beyond the restrictions of time and space. Your spirit is eternal; it has no fear and vibrates only to love.

Rest – and allow love’s light to heal your fears and anxieties. Let love guide you  – it will bring balance to your life. As your mind is cleared of all stress, anxiety and concern, you create the opening for your spirit to be felt and heard. You will then be able to communicate with your spirit, and reconnect with the truth and purpose of your life. Keep an open mind and heart.

An idea will soon come to you, which will help you greatly. This idea stems from your spirit. It is a blessing from the Universe that will help bring balance and abundance into your life. The more you detach from everyday concerns the easier things will become. You will soon start to see your life from a higher perspective and you will find that you have adequate time for all in your life, including taking regular time out to rest.”*

– Toni Carmine Salerno

There has been too much stress lately, and it’s hard to gain a clear perspective when you are in a seemingly permanent state fight or flight mode. Even if you feel that you have been managing your stress well, your body has been secreting hormones to deal with the physiological impact of this stress on your body. In short, you need a break. A little time to recharge your battery; to find some simple joy and balance and to detach from the drama.

When we allow ourselves to detach, we can gain a higher perspective. We can see things from all angles; how it is affecting not only ourselves but those around us too. This will give us clarity and allow us to see the next steps forward with grace and ease. It’s time to leave the struggle behind. And breathe.

Even if you can’t just up and go on a mini vacation (don’t worry, neither can I, unfortunately!) you can get outside and breathe some fresh air. Go for a nice, slow, long walk. Sit in your garden undisturbed. Hug a tree. Gaze at the sky. Have a sea salt bath. Listen to some of your favourite music. Schedule some time to do your favourite hobby or past time. Have lunch with a close friend.

Play. Lighten up. Give yourself a “get outta jail free pass” from all of your worries.

And you just might find that they sort themselves out while you are doing what you love to do.

Namaste

* Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

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