illumination

All posts tagged illumination

Uilleand Honeysuckle

Published August 13, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Uilleand Honeysuckle, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Uilleand Honeysuckle, from the Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

Uilleand Honeysuckle:

Totems: “Lapwing, Peewit, Hummingbirds, Moths, Bees, The Labyrinth, DNA”
Deities/Guides: “Merlin, the Crone or Hermit, Archetype, Medicine Man or Woman”
Letters: “UI, PE, P”
Class: “Peasant”

Keywords: “Seeking, Hidden Secrets, The Lantern That Lights The Path, The Need To Protect Something Important, Soul, Discovery, Bringing Light To The Darkness, Hidden Treasure, Illumination, Clarity, Restoration, The Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow.”

“This Uilleand Honeysuckle represents hidden secrets that we are meant to discover. The winding ways of this vine represents the labyrinth and the pathway into the inner life. The hermit or ancient medicine woman holds the lantern for us as we make our way into ourselves. There is a store of great treasure and knowledge there for us to discover if we will but begin the journey. We are encouraged to heal that which has been denied or repressed. We are invited to proceed with caution and enlist our spiritual helpers, so they can help light the darkness and illuminate the path of enlightenment. The ogham for this plant is Uilleand and the letters are UI, P, and PE. It is represented by bones, which are formed by crossing the index and middle fingers of each hand.”

Uilleand Honeysuckle In A Reading: “Uilleand Honeysuckle in a reading has to do with the search for inner knowledge. This flowering vine helps us discern false from true and choose that which is worthwhile. This woodbine is an ally. It provides protection and reminds you to stay true to yourself. Although you may find many distractions as you travel your path, this vine symbolizes a focused journey into the self and the soul. It signifies your spiritual journey and encourages you to keep learning, expressing your true nature, and evolving.

Honeysuckle may also come to let you know it is time to shine the light for others, so that they, too, can look into the mysteries and discover the treasure of their inner lives. By offering encouragement and insight, you may bring light to others’ darkness and empower them to embark on their own inner journey.

Discovery is emphasized. Be willing to learn about and explore your own inner world. See yourself as an archaeologist, investigating the layers of your own inner world. There is much hidden treasure to find there. Although you may dig up hidden things that disturb you, you also bring light into the dark hidden places, and light brings the healing. You also reconnect with your own gifts and talents, and empower your own expression.

Remember that it is your environment that affects the DNA. Light and love encourage the healthy patterns within your genes to be activated. Learn to apply positive thoughts, feelings, and actions to old habits of negativity. Become responsible for creating an environment of joy and health.”

As Challenger: “Reversed, Honeysuckle indicates insecurity. This is a state of mind that must be addressed. True security has nothing to do with failure or success in the world, but with recognizing your true nature, which is already perfect and whole. If you are feeling ‘less than,’ it is time for prayer or inner renewal. If you feel burned out or lost, circle around again into yourself.

Take a class or seek a spiritual teacher, or choose books that remind you of who you truly are. If you have lost track of your inner life, it is time for inner reflection. If you are afraid to begin the journey of self-knowledge, work with a therapist, healer, or coach at the start. Turn the corner on old stories, habitual negative patterns, and unhealthy programming.”

Message: “I am the Uilleand Honeysuckle, and I offer you the lovely scent of my flowers. I attract beauty and offer sweet nectar for the hummingbirds and the bees. I am here to remind you of your own sweetness and your own ability to attract good things into your life. You attract beauty when you choose beautiful thoughts, feelings, actions and activities.

You are growing new things. Allow yourself to develop naturally; cultivate you inner garden with seeds of love and intention. Follow the spiraling pattern that I create as I grow and know that this is how you, too, grow. Follow the spiral into your center and out again. What is hidden can be found. Pay attention to synchronicities and dreams. These are your allies in discovering your own  inner knowledge and true essence.

At the center of your heart lies desires and dreams and aspirations. Great treasure is available within you. Bring these inner resources to the light so they can be shared. Bring them forward for activation. They hold the secret to your soul’s purpose and your spiritual journey.”*

~ By Sharlyn Hidalgo

Again we are reminded to look within to our own inner strengths and talents. There is something important that will be revealed if you take the time necessary to search for it. A hidden talent, a strengthened intuition, or a valuable asset that you have not fully discovered; one that will make all the difference. It may be that you are prone to self-doubt and that you will second guess yourself on this, but you must have absolute faith in the process.

Do not compare yourself to others at this time, or ever for that matter! Everyone is on their own unique journey; we each have our own paths laid out ahead of us. Looking to someone else and wishing we had what they have just wastes our precious time and energy. Energy that we could be directing into something much more productive!

This is not a time to seek advice from others. This gives your power away as it puts your choices in someone else’s hands, and will be tainted by their own life experience, which is completely different than yours. Keep your dreams to yourself and make the choices that feel light and right for you, always asking that they be of the Highest Good for all involved. If you need to be heard, try journaling or talking to someone unbiased such as a counselor who can help you to take responsibility for and resolve your own issues rather than fixing them for you.

If you need a boost in confidence or some help healing, try choosing an energy healing modality that resonates with you. Focus also on self-healing by making small changes to diet and exercise, incorporating rest, hydration and proper nutrition. Be gentle with yourself. Spend some time alone in nature; particularly in bodies of water and under the stars to realign your energy and assimilate the higher frequencies that have been coming through.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Celtic Tree Oracle, by Sharlyn Hidalgo, artwork by Jimmy Manton, published by Blue Angel

 

Hecate ~ Crossroads

Published April 30, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Hecate ~ Crossroads, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Hecate ~ Crossroads, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Hecate ~ Crossroads

The Myth: “Hecate is an incredibly important, powerful and complicated deity. Although she appears throughout Greek mythology, she actually predates it. She is said to be the key bearing queen of the entire cosmos. Hecate is associated with gateways to hidden realms of existence and is the keeper of sacred knowledge. She is present at the threshold of transformation and represents the road to unknown places.

She is depicted as a triple faced goddess with the heads of a dog, horse and bear, or those of a dog, serpent and lion. She may also appear as a maiden, mother and crone, representing the passage through the phases of life and wisdom. She is connected to wilderness and wild creatures and is guarded by black dogs. She carries a key, symbolizing her role as gatekeeper, and a torch, which shows that she is one who illuminates and brings wisdom. She brings light to dark places, revealing the treasures hidden in the unconscious. She also carries a knife – which represent power, discernment, and the ability to cut through all things – and rope, symbolizing the cutting of the umbilical cord in birth and the severance of body and spirit in death.”

The Message From Hecate: “If you have drawn this card, a major, life changing crossroads lies before you. Hecate beckons you to choose a direction. You must make a decision. Change is inevitable, but the direction of change is completely up to you. Hecate is calling you to the untamed and wild areas of life. You must follow this deepest of calls. You know the decision you must make – it is probably a terrifying decision, yet it is one that will take you to your highest calling. Do not be afraid of what you feel deep inside. Follow that inner wisdom and let it lead you to your destiny.”*

~ By Carisa Mellado

This is the last day of April, and we stand at a crossroads. Create more of what we have been creating? Or create something new. All up to each and every one of us to make this decision. Move forward or stay stuck? Move forward without looking back.

What do you see before you? How do you feel about facing change? Do you turn tail and run back in the direction you came from, no matter how old and worn out it may be? Do you stay stuck or miserable or in victimhood or in a compromising situation out of fear of change? Or do you find your inner courage and boldly take a step out of your comfort zone and face your fears head on? Your choice.

Hecate is a powerful Ally, listen to her call. Find a new way of seeing your place in the world. She asks that we stop holding ourselves back through fear and draining our precious energies. She encourages us to start something new. Take off the masks, shake off the old persona you have been clinging to. Discover the wild parts of yourself; that inner warrior that is ready to emerge into the world.

You are at the threshold of transformation. What will you do with this amazing opportunity?

All up to you

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Illumination

Published November 10, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Illumination, from the Magical Dimensions Oracle Cards and Activators, by Lightstar

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Illumination, from the Magical Dimensions Oracle Cards and Activators, by Lightstar

Illumination: “Expression ~ Positivity ~ Joy ~ Inspiration”

~Card image connected with the Green Blue Colour Ray

Celestial Interpretation: “Illumination resonates to expanding and illuminating the essence of soul light. This sacred ray inspires all beings to always shine luminously from the heart. It is a reminder of the heart’s capacity for full expression and to honour this origin of brilliance that arises deep within the soul. This radiant ray continually pulses regenerating waves of bliss directly into the heart space for ultimate replenishment.”

The Oracle Interpretation: “Lift yourself to a higher frequency of joy; you need to express this more fully. Allow the inspiration of nature, the Elemental realms, and love to carry you forth in your next endeavours. It is not a time to be looking at your situation from a head space, but rather from the heart space of joy, laughter, and fun. Be positive and know that the light that you seek is already inside you. Your light wants to shine and be allowed complete freedom of expression.”

Companion Crystals: “Green Aventurine, Dolomite”
Companion Essential Oil, “Idaho Balsam Fir.”*

 ~ By Lightstar

Again we are being called to actively participate in creating the reality around us. We are reminded to do this from our heart center, not from the smaller ego mind that likes to hold us in our habitual patterns, ultimately holding us back. We are asked to see the love around us as the blessing that it is, the importance of our place in the world and what we have to offer. Create more of the same by holding on to the present moment, focusing our energy on what we are grateful for, and letting the rest go.

I’ve been through so much turbulence in the last few months… wait, make that years, that I have these lucid moments when I suddenly realize that I protect my self and my energies so vigilantly that I sometimes (well, often…) forget to just have fun. I forget to be light. I forget to be happy. I forget that I really am free. I have been in survival mode for so long I forget to give myself a day pass and just let that all go. Joke around with my kids. Plan something spontaneous. Do something out of my comfort zone… and enjoy the experience! It’s so easy to get all caught up in the routine, the usual. To the point where everything feels dull, and our inspiration, our vitality slowly fades away.

Watch for the point of illumination. Watch for the turning point, it is coming, right now.

That is when something magical happens and the flame is reignited. You find something to be excited about again. You create something new, a new idea takes form and you go with it as it gains momentum. I’m learning something new that I am hoping will take my jewelry business to the next level. I’ve made some fun new friends. I feel like there are new opportunities coming for us all. We just have to open to them, receive them. Have a hand in manifesting them.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Magical Dimensions Oracle Cards and Activators, by Lightstar

Eos

Published September 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Eos, from the Mythic Oracle, By Carisa Mellado, Artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eos, from the Mythic Oracle, By Carisa Mellado, Artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Eos: “New Beginnings”

The Myth: “Eos is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion (god of light) and Theia (goddess of heavenly light) and the sister of Helios (sun) and Selene (moon). She is the personification of dawn. Each day, she rises out of Oceanus (ocean) and opens the gates of heaven so that Helios can ride through them and illuminate the sky. She is an incredible beauty, with rosy fingers, golden arms, and large, white wings. She is often depicted as wearing a tiara and a yellow dress woven with flowers.”

The Message: “If you have drawn this card, dawn is here. The long, dark night is over, and you stand at the beginning of a new day. This card comes with a burst of new energy, as all possibility is open to you now. This is a good time to start afresh, make plans, hatch ideas, and open up to your rising inspiration.

The time is right for new beginnings, and you will be projecting this into the world. Do not be surprised if opportunities start knocking on your door – unexpected meetings, gifts, or invitations may turn up. Enjoy this period, and allow yourself to be guided by the Universe and your inner voice. A new day has dawned in your life, so celebrate and enjoy it. A journey awaits you!”

~ By Carisa Mellado

The only choice is to start new. Change what needs changing. Resistance is futile. Forward momentum is the only way.

We finish each chaotic month feeling that we must deserve a little reprieve. Only to be thrown into yet even more chaos. Wobbling to get our bearings we stand up and dust ourselves off yet again. We survey the territory. Does it look the same? Can it ever really feel the same?

Change is the only option. Moving forward fearlessly with less baggage than we may have anticipated. A fresh start with less obstacles in the way. Rewriting our story from the depth of our Soul.

See it as a gift; all of it. Each phase of it. Release the pain and meet the new vulnerable and receptive. Honour what the Universe sends your way and your part in attracting it… somehow. Try not to take it all too personally. Try not to attach to it but instead let it all flow to you and through you.

Know that everything is in perfect Divine order. Even if you are feeling like things are not going the way that you would have liked. Just yet.

Have faith. In yourself, in the Universe, in the endless possibility of the now. Choose your thoughts wisely. Channel your energy into your intentions. Use affirmations to keep you on track.

For the Highest Good Of All and So it Is.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, By Carisa Mellado, Artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Cockatoo ~ Illumination

Published June 24, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Cockatoo ~ Illumination, from the Animal Dreaming Oracle Card deck, by Scott Alexander King, artwork by Karen Branchflower

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Cockatoo ~ Illumination, from the Animal Dreaming Oracle Card deck, by Scott Alexander King, artwork by Karen Branchflower

Cockatoo ~ Illumination: “Some say that in the beginning there was perpetual darkness – a gentle Void, a blanket of nothingness that tenderly swathed the universal plains.

Within this fertile emptiness the Great Mother stirred, as if waking from an eternal slumber. As though trying to recall some distant memory she began to unfold, twisting and churning, dreaming her self into fruition. She began to reach out into the darkness as a massive expanse of nurturing energy that seduced everything it encountered, willingly drawing all into her protective Womb.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo’s dark sister, the Black Cockatoo carries the Genetic Memory of this sacred time and, within her Dreaming, helps us to take control of our life by insisting that we grow at our own pace and learn what we need to know in our own time.

She encourages us to just sit in contemplation and wait for the mysteries of our life to unfold without consciously seeking answers. At the appropriate time, when our mind is still and our heart is at ease, Black Cockatoo passes the torch of illumination to her sister, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.

To have Sulphur-crested Cockatoo appear in your cards today is an indication that you are being primed for clarity to dawn in relation to one or more aspects of your life, and for stability to once again reign supreme.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo offers a time of illumination when truths will be revealed, when energy will flow more easily and obstacles will begin to dissipate.

As a guardian of the East Gate and an emissary of the sun, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo promises a time of mental clarity, clear vision, enhanced intuition and stability.”*

~ By Scott Alexander King

A new moon today and we are invited to find illumination within the dark recesses. We are invited to plant the seeds that will grow to fruition with the next full moon on the ninth of July. Think of the new moon as the fertile emptiness of the womb of the Great Mother. Think of the unfolding, the dreaming into reality. What is it that you wish to create?

The key here is create, and creation takes time and patience. It is a step by step approach, no matter what you are creating. We are not making something out of nothing, we are transforming and transmuting energies. We are pulling from the unmanifest realms and molding form into reality. This takes skill and it takes commitment. It takes wisdom and understanding, and it takes faith.

You will discover something hidden deep within, a revelation of sorts. Your priorities will shift. Your perspective will change. Something that seemed so vitally important will suddenly seem trivial as what is truly close to your hearts desire is revealed. There is an aspect of mystery here, of magic and alchemy.

Think of the lotus flower. The seed is planted deep down in the muddy waters. The plant slowly begins to grow towards the light. As it bursts forth from the darkness it takes in pure light and air. A beautiful flower is born.

Plant the correct seeds, those that start in your heart of hearts. Nurture it, protect it. Allow it to bloom. Watch how you shift and change as illumination comes.

From darkness to light.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Animal Dreaming Oracle Card deck, by Scott Alexander King, artwork by Karen Branchflower

 

Kenaz

Published June 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Kenaz, from the Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle card: Kenaz, from the Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Kenaz: “The way forward is illuminated. Be the change you wish to see. Do not just talk – embody your message to the world. No one can know everything, so learn from trusted others or elders. By illuminating our shadows, we understand ourselves and our behaviors more deeply. “

‘The way of the craftsman
Runs his hands over the wood and knows
What is already within it,
As the creation floats to the surface,
Lit from within…
The knowledge of both appears,
Obvious for those that would see.
I am Kenaz.’

“In the days of the Vikings, there were no formal schools, and the ability to read and write was rare. Therefore, skills were passed from one person to another by example, over an extended period of time, much life today’s trade apprenticeships. If you were a boat builder, for instance, you taught others boat building, step by step. If you were a blacksmith, those who wanted to learn from you would start by watching you, then move on to building and stoking the fire, then to finding the metal and, finally by practicing transforming the metal into things of beauty and use.

The teacher engaged not only to show the student the processes of their craft, but also to reveal the strengths and weaknesses in the student’s ‘way’, and this, it was believed, increased the student’s artistry and craft. This kind of magic – the alchemy among the teacher, the student and that which was being created – is the illumination a the heart of Kenaz.

Kenaz (pronounced, ‘Kane-awze’) is both the torch and the fire of kinship (‘ken-ship’). It is the force that shows us the right way forward for us and reveals to us the knowledge we need to be at our best. The Vikings would often turn to elders or others who had experience in a process or subject and seek their cooperation. Then those with the knowledge would share it in formal councils convened to solve whatever issue was at hand.”

Kenaz as Challenger: “Someone around you may be jealous of you, worrying that you will surpass them in some way. Remember, great teachers want their students to surpass them. Alternatively, at this time, you may be unwilling to admit to or examine your own shadows. The Vikings understood that to think we exist in perfection, that we live entirely in the light, with no darkness, is to be in the grip of delusion.”

Element: “Air, Fire”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

As you step into your power, and become comfortable sharing the gift of your true essence, you become an example and an inspiration to others to do the same. It is only by doing that you can show others that it really is not that scary to be yourself, to stand in your truth and to release judgment, fear and struggle. By taking slow and steady action towards that which you wish to create, you allow others to find their strength, courage and commitment to their own dreams.

If sharing is not coming naturally to you, ask yourself why that is. Are you fearful of the opinions or judgement of others? Or are you still holding on to an old, outmoded belief system around lack mentality, thinking that there may not be enough to go around? Are you worried that others may move forward faster than you, or that they may take opportunities that were meant for you? In reverse, maybe there is someone in your life who is feeling threatened by your new found sovereignty. This does not mean that you should shrink to fit their fears. Keep doing what you are doing with faith and trust that what is yours is coming to you, and what is theirs will come to them too.

There is always more than enough to go around. The Universe is ever abundant.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

 

*Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Ace of Wands

Published May 16, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ace of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ace of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

Ace of Wands: “It is the possibility of creativity, excitement, adventure, a challenge to step forward with courage and confidence.

Plant the wand firmly in the ground and see it blaze forth with crimson light. Like a response of flint striking tinder, inspiration blooms from that illumination. The spirits and sylphs are drawn forth from their dwellings. In ordinary light they hide, indistinguishable from leaf and twig and stone and sky, but in this glow they slip out and stretch their wings. They sense that something is beginning. A spark has been lit. A challenge has been whispered. An invitation has been extended in this dawn hour.

Once lit, fire is unpredictable and difficult to control. Uncontained energy can flare into a raging wildfire. Seize this wild opportunity, and glory in the blaze.

They are beings of fire and the guardians for the wands: foxes, cats, lions. They flash with the sparks of intellect and wit, with fleet bodies that dart through the world, and with the burning flame of a fierce and strong spirit.”*

~ Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

When was the last time you experienced wild passion in your life? How often do you really let yourself surrender to the sensual pleasures of this physical plane of reality? We are so often all up in our heads, keeping track of all our responsibilities and obligations, counting our money and our debts, worrying about what others think or how we are performing our duties.

This is an invitation to step past all of that and into something wild and fun and free. It’s a chance to be fired up about something you really believe in. It’s an opportunity to put yourself completely into what you love: body, mind and spirit. It is time to make a leap into love; embrace it, taste it, surround yourself with it; be it in every way possible.

Maybe you can share this passion with another, if so, lucky you! Don’t hold back! Light a fire with the person you love and take the walls down from around your heart; let them really see you, feel you, hear you right from the heart.

You may express this firey energy creatively; in an artistic way, or in the manifestation of a certain reality that you desire. Paint this reality in your imagination first, using your inner vision to bring it from the unmanifest to the manifest plane. Paint it with vivid colours, broad strokes and luscious detail. Fill it in with sound and feeling, desire and yearning. Finish it with excitement, anticipation and courage. And the absolute conviction that you deserve all the joy, love, happiness, healing and fulfillment that the Universe can send your way.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot Card deck, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore

%d bloggers like this: