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Difficulty in the Beginning

Published March 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Difficulty in the Beginning, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Difficulty in the Beginning, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Difficulty in the Beginning: “What might seem like chaos and confusion around you or within you right now is actually a much needed jolt. It is becoming apparent that certain aspect of the life to which you have become accustomed are dramatically being shaken up. Whether you think you are ready for it or not, the outgrown is already falling away. Just as the smallest seed requires tremendous energy to break open, once it does it leaves the shell behind. Then, faced with innumerable challenges, it emerges from the darkness into the light. This happens in the right timing of things.

In retrospect, you will see this as a birth that not only strengthened your ability to ‘roll with the punches,’ but increased your capacity to endure difficult transitions. In the interim, though, you have every right to feel vulnerable and shaky, but don’t let that stop you! Much of what was a source of security and protection is being buffeted to the point where it is difficult to know what you want, which way to move, or what is expected – and there my be questions and doubts in many areas of life where once there was unshakable certainty. But feeling doubtful now is not necessarily a bad thing – in fat, it is an inevitable part of the process of dismantling the old to clear the way for the new. However difficult or painful it may be, this is a vitally important stage of your growth.

Rather than feeling sorry for yourself or mourning what is lost, prepare to face the new challenges and possibilities that will soon appear on the horizon. The nature of this particular journey is that once it has begun, there is no turning back. Although at times the landscape might seem totally unfamiliar, keep a steady pace and stay in touch with the real needs of the moment rather than projecting into the future. Any attempt to create a plan or ‘make sense’ of things is premature and will just lead to repetitiveness, frustration, and unnecessary confusion. So be gentle with yourself, and go slowly. There is no rush – each and every step counts.

Your capacity to trust in the mysterious rhythms that are impacting your life now is being strengthened, and as a result you may discover yourself approaching change with an inner calm that once would have seemed impossible. Breathe deeply and stay alert. Don’t be shy or too proud to ask for help when it is needed, and receive it with humility and gratitude when it is offered. You may know someone who has walked this walk and whose wisdom will be a source of support and encouragement for you now.

Likewise, tune in to the inner guide, the voice of truth that speaks from your intuition. If you respect and stay in touch with its guidance, taking the time to listen, you will find it never fails to dispassionately reveal the next step. Patience, perseverance, and gentleness with yourself are essential now. Though challenging nature strengthens every growing thing, just think what an intimidating and arduous journey it is from the egg to the open sky! Get into the spirit of adventure while taking care not to put yourself or others at risk; there is much that needs to be attended to. It is the dawn of a new day and you are more than ready to move on; if you weren’t , the Tao wouldn’t have provided this opportunity.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Ego likes nothing more than to run the show; with a flair for the dramatic and a tendency to repeat old habits and patterns of behaviour ad nauseam. As we kick ego to the curb and actually progress along the road less traveled, it is bound to kick up a fuss. This is the fear and doubt you may be experiencing now. Acknowledge it, and move forward regardless. One foot after the other.

The progress need not be hasty, it is more about consistency now. It is about perseverance, determination and commitment to something brand new; pure and completely authentic. It is about living in integrity, in alignment with Higher Purpose. It is not about the accumulation of material worth, but about finding conviction in our own self worth. That is where the treasure lies.

Yes, it’s going to be uncomfortable. Yes, there may be those around you who would align with your ego and fight for things staying the same. Move forward anyway. There may be challenges, road blocks or just some stumbling blocks. Move forward anyway.

This is a powerful new Moon and we can use it to our advantage. Aries is about getting out there and getting things done. It is about harnessing your energy and focusing it onto your goals, taking action and making things happen. It is not a time of sitting around hoping and wishing, it is about getting er done! It is the perfect time to take steps to change what isn’t working in your life, painful or not, and get things moving in the right direction. It’s time to take the reins.

What you put out there right now is what you will create in the very immediate future. It will impact the rest of this year and the nine year cycle we are embarking upon this year. Get really clear on your intentions. Write them down. Read them out loud. Light a candle. Say a prayer. And see just how powerful your manifestation skills really are.



~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma


Published February 5, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Influence, from the Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Influence, from the Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Influence, from the Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Influence: “Mutual attraction is stimulating. It is a magnetic, deeply energizing dynamic between two people that can be profoundly enriching or, on the other hand, simply an acting-out of compulsiveness and the need for self-gratification. The critical difference lies in whether or not there is genuine mutual respect.

Keeping things in perspective when the emotional climate is heating up is only possible when some balance is maintained through taking periodic breaks that allows both parties to step back from the intensity. This capacity to keep a distance enables trust to develop, and creates space for the natural rhythms between people to evolve. In the early stages of a strong mutual attraction, it is more than challenging to pull back and cool down, especially when everything inside you is driven by passion. But in any event the passage of time will surely turn down that heat, and being able to consider the relationship in the light of less obvious passions enables you to anticipate this natural process. In the way even at the outset, a passionate relationship is given a far better chance to mature and ripen rather than burn out from intensity and go stale and flat.

The power of attraction has been exploited in the media ad nauseam, and we are constantly assaulted by the use of sensual and sexual imagery to sell everything from candy to cars, fashionable attitudes, ideologies. During the course of any given day we are subjected to hundreds of such images, each carrying messages both subliminal and overt. It is difficult to tell if we are becoming desensitized to the subtleties of natural attraction. There is a danger once our desire for meaningful relationships becomes distorted by a preference for flawless fantasies over human reality.

In the presence of genuine affection, everything seems to ‘click’ without effort and there is a willingness to work with all kinds of drawbacks that in less attractive circumstances might be laws of yin and yang. Spontaneous, one on one exchanges between complementary and unique individuals is the expression, on human terms, of that interchanging between the ‘active’ yang principle and the ‘receptive yin principle. This free-flowing dance of energy creates a natural high where the outlook seems rosier, the impossible is possible, and the ordinary becomes extraordinary. It is nature with a capital N, it’s the birds and the bees, and it’s intrinsically juicy.

Natural magnetism is not defined by appearances; it need not be between a man and a woman, but can be shared between any two people. It often defines the rational and practical. Be it a friendship, partnership, or marriage, both members should be willing to openly share and trust in the sanctity of the bond, lest it simply collapse under the weight of disillusionment. To  continue, there must be plenty of mutual support and nonpossessiveness and respect. A balanced relationship is not a dependency but an interdependence. It should feel more like an ongoing ‘happening’ and something static and safe.”*

 ~By Ma Deva Padma

As we step into ourselves we invite more love into every aspect of our lives. We are magnets for love, and it shows. There are deep connections being made starting now and continuing throughout the year, and with each connection comes a gift. The connections will come in many forms, and yes there will be passion too. And it will be different than previously experienced. More open, more honest. Like we have nothing to lose; like trust is essential and why would we throw it away?

The games are over, look for truth. Look for those who can love themselves, and be one who can receive and return this love. For in being that love, you attract more of it. For in being completely open, you allow others to open up too. There is no reason to fear, and there is no reason to run. It is safe to receive this love.

Whether you are in a relationship, or looking to be in one, things are about to get interesting, and not in a high drama way. In a deeper connection than you ever thought possible way.

Wait for it…




~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma


Published December 28, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Treading, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Treading, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Treading, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Treading: “There are basically two modes of conduct in human life: conduct that arises from ego, and conduct that arises from essence. While it can be a lifelong endeavor to acquire the inner awareness, centering, and integration that enable you to act from essence, the hexagram of Treading characterizes a situation where the differences between these two modes of conduct come sharply into focus.

When you feel impatient or irritated with someone or something, it is a sure sign that the ego is agitated by the possibility its desires won’t be met. The ego isn’t hard to identify once it begins aggressively promoting its own cause and pushing others aside to get its way, regardless of the consequences. Cut off from any influence other than its own wants, the ego fuels an inner attitude that undervalues other people and, consciously or unconsciously, oversteps their personal boundaries. You tend to believe you have special dispensation to go for it regardless of whether ‘it’ is in sync with the rest of life or not. Anyone who is seen to be working at cross purposes to the ego’s agenda is self-righteously dismissed as irrelevant, inept, or impossible.

In situations involving the completion of a project, or working together with a team, ego-driven conduct never takes responsibility for the glitches, but it is quick to claim the credit for any success. In situations of private unhappiness, it is the ego that wants to avoid all responsibility by placing blame on some other person, superstition, or outside force like fate.

Once we have lost the awareness and integrity of essence and become distracted by the demands of the ego, we tend to start acting like robots, using old conditioned behaviour patterns that are so entrenched that we start thinking this is what makes up ‘me.’ For the ego, functioning from habit is trouble-free because it can play out its favourite program of fantasies and projections without interference from the risky reality that opens up when sensitivity, spontaneity, and trust are allowed to lead the way.

The essence, on the other hand, is so self-assured and at home in its own skin that it has no need to prove itself by advancing its own goals against the goals of others. It is happy to move on the middle path and takes great interest in the challenge of remaining aware of each step on the way. When you act from essence, in other words, you act with awareness and sensitivity to all the variables in play, including the feelings of those around you, the demands of the times, and how your actions might best promote a greater sense of harmony and understanding. This is particularly true when you sense that there is trouble brewing somewhere ‘out there’ or within yourself. When you act from essence, you understand that marching to the beat of your own drum is not contradictory to playing in harmony with the band. We tread this fine line between egoistic drives and essential awareness throughout the whole of our lives. Getting savvy to these individual attributes of human nature makes the going a lot less treacherous, and a lot more rewarding.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Who runs our lives, our egos or our Souls?

If we are not sure, it is quite easy to figure it out. Are you stressed, fearful, worried, doubtful, angry, frustrated, jealous, possessive, spiteful or judgmental? Or are you  able to detach from this lower vibrational emotions and look at situations with compassion, understanding, love and acceptance? When we let ego steer the ship, we spend a lot of time trying to compete or one up others. We worry that what we have may be taken from us. We worry we may be alone, in poverty, or rejected. We shun those who are different from us. We protect what is ours and we are distrusting of others. We think that life is hard and that we must fight to get what we want.

When we let Soul take over, we can relax. We can trust in the Universe. We can share of ourselves. We can let others be themselves without trying to judge or change them. We can forgive. We feel compassion. We know that we are taken care of, and that we will prosper. We believe in ourselves, and we know that we can make good choices. We don’t have to worry about repeating old patterns. We learn and we move forward.

This message is an invitation to look closely at what aspect is ruling your reality. Ego or Soul? If you find that ego has crept in when you weren’t paying attention, reign it in and trust. Listen to your intuition instead of the voice of fear. Follow your heart instead of focusing on the worst-case-scenario. You got this!

Soul whispers to you through your heart center. Weigh your options in your heart center when making decisions. Do what feels light and right to you, for the highest good. Don’t worry about losing what is yours, as what is yours will come to you.

Open your heart and lead with love. Give the ego a much needed vacation.



~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma


Published December 15, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace: “Ancient cultures throughout the world revered those who were exceptionally gifted or beautiful as manifestations of God’s grace on earth – a link between the divine creator and humankind. Today we call such people “stars,” but what we really revere is their celebrity and fame rather than their individual qualities. To be a true star, however, is to radiate well-being and an attitude that says “I feel at home with myself and with the world.” Everyone, in this sense, has the potential for stardom; it is our birthright, regardless of our physical appearance, social standing, abilities, or the whims of fashion.

Despite what the cult of stardom would have us believe, real beauty and the grace that surrounds it is never contrived. It is a luminosity that emanates from within, ephemeral and ageless, a natural glow that arises from living a balanced life. Like the lotus blossom that appears above the muddiest of waters, the lifelong challenge we face is to transform the dark and the difficult into light, fragrance, and ultimately, the flower of consciousness.

Beauty and our perception of it manifests in myriad ways. For a scientist, it might appear as a flash of clarity when one of the mysteries of the universe reveals its hidden design. For a painter, it could be in the interplay of shifting color or light and shadow in the landscape. A composer might hear music in the night sky or in sunlit waters. The creative impulse in us springs from those moments of grace when all the divergent elements of life seem to harmonize perfectly; when, everywhere we look, we perceive the brilliance and mystery of a masterwork that transcends the knowable. Our expressions of creativity are essentially an homage to the Tao.

Awareness of beauty is inextricably bound with a sense of impermanence. Everywhere in nature beauty is born, fades, and returns again to beget beauty, in a continuous, creative unfoldment. We create many problems for ourselves by wanting to demystify and possess beauty and grace, to reproduce an essentially ephemeral experience and make it permanent. When all efforts fail, as they inevitably must, we become stuck in an impossible longing to re-create what was lost through some contrivance of our own. If we can manage to withdraw from this desire to grasp and possess, the experience of grace becomes a source of inner nourishment that deepens our aesthetic pleasure and joy in life.

Learn simply to greet beauty when it comes, to reflect upon it and become one with it, with no demands or expectations. Contemplate beauty and allow it to infuse your life; you will be beautified by it, and an aesthetic sense will naturally arise within you. Recognize that beauty is fleeing; meditate on the transitoriness of all things, which will kindle in you the desire to be aware in every moment and to give life’s beauty some form of expression. This moment is an invitation to shine and to give of your best, graciously and wholeheartedly. Let your model be Mother Nature, whose elegance and generosity knows no bounds, and whose capacity to beautify is never less than perfect. The beauty of nature is love.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Are you seeing the beauty around you in everyday life, starting with your own? Or are you putting it off, waiting for the stars to come into perfect alignment first, waiting until you lose weight first, waiting until you meet the love of your life first? What if you committed instead to seeing every tiny detail of beauty in every aspect of yourself and your external life? What would that look like? What could that feel like? How would it change your life to feel gratitude and peace whenever witnessing the grace of the Universe and Mother Gaia?

When you train yourself to mindfully see the abundance of beauty around you, and its ultimate vulnerability, you start to cherish its tenuous delicacy and elegance. You start to appreciate it more. You slow down and enjoy it’s allure. It feels like a gift… and rightfully so.

On the contrary, if you take all the exceptional beauty around you for granted, and refuse to see your own unique beauty, you block yourself from receiving the Love that you deserve. Life becomes two-dimensional, black and white. There is less to look forward too, less to linger on, less to appreciate. When we shift that perspective, and focus on what is beautiful and wonderous in our lives… that is when we attract more magic.

See and Be the beauty that stars in your own life.

Be the grace that you are.



~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma


Published November 29, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Companionship, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Companionship, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Companionship, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Companionship: “The focus now is on human relationships – how each person can best realize his or her individual potential within a love relationship, a family, or the larger community, and how a gathering of individuals can come together and function as a harmonious whole.

Working together toward common goals strengthens the connections between people and enriches the larger community. There is a special warmth that comes from combining forces, or gathering together with others of like mind. It is easier to withstand hardship with the support of the community, and the joyful moments of life are even sweeter when they can be celebrated with friends. Put quite simply, we need one another. Our individual qualities are uniquely ours, but they are polished and refined through interaction with others.

The willingness to be open with unequivocal respect for each individual’s uniqueness is the lubricant that keeps relationships running smoothly. A deep trust gradually develops between those who share a common vision and work respectfully side by side toward its realization. No matter how diverse our backgrounds may be, when we come together in an atmosphere of sincerity and trust, we can actualize even our most utopian dreams. As each member of a partnership contributes in his or her own way to the achievement of a shared goal, the bonds between individuals in that endeavor are strengthened.

It takes time for our roots to grow strong in common ground with others. The strengthening happens over time and through all kinds of climates. The totality with which we can share our capacities and talent is the litmus test of how nourished we feel by the association. If we find ourselves withholding energy or wavering about whether to stay or go, it is a sign that we are not ready within ourselves to make any commitment, or that we simply have not found the partner or fellow travelers we are seeking.

This said, in an atmosphere of trust, in fact, no one is monitoring how much is given, or judging what form a contribution should take. In an environment where comparison is the rule and where the norm is for everyone to be constantly measuring himself against the other guy, trust is impossible. Every individual has a a part to play in the greater scheme of things, and although a structure might be needed for the smooth functioning of a group, it has nothing to do with hierarchy. Real unity – the kind of unity that distinguishes a community from a mere crowd – lies in a profound quality of mutual respect and a deeply felt recognition of the value of each and every participant.

Finally, a spirit of harmony among friends, between lovers, or within a community needs to be centered around a core that serves a kind of invisible glue to hold things together. This can be an individual who is loved and respected by all, or it can be a shared understanding and vision of life that moves in the hearts of each.”

“The one man band has no real place in the nurturing of fellowship. Instead, fellowship is like an orchestra. There are many different instruments, each with its own capacity for making music. Alone they have a beauty in their own right; together, they can create something larger than the sum of the parts. If you have an opportunity to play in an orchestra, take it – it can add a richness of experience that will also enhance your solo performances.

Whether companionship takes the form of an intimate relationship between two people or a larger community of family and friends, it is vital that each person’s individual strength have room to grow and that they avoid creating relationships of dependence. When individual strengths are united in accordance with inner truth, they create an energy field that can manifest heaven on earth.

To be on the journey through life with another can be a tremendous blessing if both are mindful of the fact that change is the nature of things. It may be that a moment of parting comes sooner than expected, or the companionship might grow stronger over many years, finally to be altered only by the transformation of death. But it is wise to remember that you entered this life alone and you will leave it alone. This awareness can bring a tender, poignant quality to your deepest relationships.

There are times in the life of every individual when it seems more important to be on a solitary path than to travel together with others. Both choices are equally valid, and there is no need for any antagonism or judgment when an individual decides to go it alone. No matter on what side of the coin you might find yourself – the one who is leaving, or the one who is being left – remember this.

When relationships don’t work out as you have hoped, it can cause much pain, but unlike other kinds of pain, this one is an experience that nearly everybody passes through at some time, or many times, in their lives. Don’t hesitate to open up with friends and express your feelings. They will understand, and the sharing will help you to heal.

Not every love affair has to be an earth-moving experience, and not every gathering has to have an agenda to change the world. Remember that life is a balance of earth and sky, laughter and tears, sacred and mundane. And take care that your life has a little lightness to balance the weight.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

One of the integral steps in ascension is the opening of our Higher Heart Chakra, found mid chest over the Thymus Gland, between the Heart Chakra and the Throat Chakra. This Chakra deepens our connection to each other, to the Divine and to All beings on the planet and beyond. It is thought to be the channel for Christ Consciousness, and supports us in living in Unconditional Love and complete acceptance.

This Chakra is activated through gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and Unconditional Love. It is thought to be activated when we pray for others, heal others and give of ourselves to others with no agenda or expectations of returns. It is activated when we see the Light in others, when we take a chance in love, when we give ourselves over to deepen the connection with another, be it in friendship or romance. It expands when we open ourselves to receive love from others. When opened and aligned with the Heart and Throat Chakras, it facilitates pure, honest and authentic communication, receptivity, sensitivity and emotional availability. True love is possible when two people can connect through the opening of these Chakras.

There is a focus on your close relationships now; maybe someone new is coming into your life, whether it is romance or a close friendship. Maybe it is a deepening of a connection that you have felt with another, or a relationship going to the next level. Whatever it is, it will require you to be open, honest and authentic. It will require you to be Yourself. And also to accept others as themselves, without trying to change them. It will also be a time to admit to yourself that you really do need others, that you cannot do it all yourself. It’s ok to ask for help, to accept support and love. You are worthy, and the Universe has something very special in store for you.

Embrace the new.



~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma


Published October 11, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Deliverance, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Deliverance, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Deliverance, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Deliverance: “The time of Deliverance is captured best in the image of a thunderstorm. As in nature, when there has been a long dry spell, and thunderheads are gathering on the horizon, the time for deliverance is at hand. Before a storm breaks, the accumulation of energy and tension can build to a point where it feels almost unbearable. Then, the sudden release of pent up energy in lightening and thunder delivers the earth from the oppressive conditions in the gusts of wind and cooling rains.

Awareness and grounding are especially needed at ta time like this, lest euphoria. The small, ordinary things of life still need careful and ongoing attention – and taking care of business is the best preventative medicine to ward off the let-down that can often follow such a high.

That is not to say it is inappropriate to rejoice or feel unburdened now – rather, enjoy and keep your feet on the ground. When a thunderstorm has passed, there is an uncommon freshness and sense of renewal in the air… and there is often a fair amount of debris on the ground that needs sorting through and cleaning up. It is vital now to identify and clear away any destructive thoughts or actions that might have created the heavy atmosphere that lead up to the storm. Taking time for reflection will strengthen your ability to learn from your actions and help you to gain the clarity not to repeat the same mistakes in the future. No matter what the sources of past tensions, it is now possible to observe them with less passion and greater equanimity. And it is from this detached perspective that you can best understand what steps you need to take to move forward.

A word of caution: ‘detachment’ is cool, free from emotional storms and drama, but it is not cold and unfeeling. In the aftermath of all the storms and interplay of energies, in life, it is always important to maintain a spirit of open-heartedness and compassion. Forgiveness is a healing force, and it is just as important to forgive ourselves as it is to forgive others. In fact, the two often go together. By letting go of the past and its turmoil, you will clear the ground for the lessons of Deliverance to take firm root in the soil and grow into a deeper and more profound liberation of the spirit.

If any hurts or misunderstandings remain unaddressed in the current situation, it is time to acknowledge them, do whatever is possible to heal the wounds or clear up the misunderstandings, and move on. There is a window of opportunity now to move quickly and decisively into a new order of things, and this is best accomplished with heartfelt gratitude for all the lessons learned.”

~ Ma Deva Padma

If you have recently gained perspective and walked away from a person, job or any situation which no longer served your highest good, congratulations for your courageousness. It is imperative however, that you look closely at the feelings associated with this particular person or situation. Is there any lingering hurt, negativity or resentment? Are any grudges being held against another person? Have you looked deep within to find compassion and forgiveness? It is time. This is how the healing will commence. This is the bridge to the next step in your journey.

Detach from the rawness and drama of the emotions associated with what is happening now, or has recently happened. Find a way to forgive both yourself and anyone else involved. Make peace with this situation and the outcome, even if it is uncomfortable now.

Focus on the healing process rather than the outcome, this is the deliverance you seek. Know that when you are loving, no matter what happened, and you see the lesson, you can set yourself free.

It is time to be truly free.

And so it is



~Archangel Oracle

* Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma



Published October 3, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Enthusiasm, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Enthusiasm, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Enthusiasm, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma


“Enthusiasm manifests in all sorts of ways, but no matter what form it takes, it can hardly be ignored. To be enthused is to be electrified, turned on, zapped, lit up with an energy that is out of this world. Enthusiasm is generated by inspiration, and people so enthused can act as a bridge between the cosmic and the ordinary, the energies of receiving and giving moving between them in one continuous flow from the realm of the unmanifest into the world. To be in an illumined presence is an invitation to come and share in the beauty of their experience; one cannot help but feel moved by it.

The music of Mozart, the sculpture of Michelangelo, the poetry of Shakespeare or Rumi are examples of the human hand and heart being guided to create something immortal through a work of art, but just as valuable is the ability to enthuse or inspire others, enabling them to transcend their own limitations. On a grand scale, we see it in great leaders and humanitarians like Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama. In the spiritual traditions, this luminosity is known as divine inspiration or enlightenment, and is found in the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, or Osho, to name but a few, whose transcendental wisdom and compassion continue to transform human lives way beyond their bodily lifetimes.

We are all familiar with the gifted leaders in history who wasted their potential through arrogance and the ensuing extremes of behaviour that ultimately brought disaster. Extraordinarily talented individuals can easily fall prey to delusions of grandeur once they witness the effect their self-expression has on others. Fear of inadequacy can lead to an addiction to the adoration that power can bring, which in turn creates an ever-greater need to appear extraordinary. If you fall into this trap, however much you practice, develop your technique, or hone your skills, you will feel as if y ou are running on a treadmill, getting farther and farther from inspiration and ever closer to exhaustion – and mediocrity. Remember that any work produced from a state of depletion can never be luminous. Enthusiasm is sparked in others when they have been inspired, and inspiration can never be contrived. Unchecked perfectionism and a preoccupation with how others see us leaves little space for spontaneity – least of all the vibrant energy of enthusiasm. What is needed is the ability to maintain moderation and balance, which can only come with an in-tuned-ness to your surroundings, self-awareness and withdrawing from struggling to create a certain effect.

This is an opportunity for you to realize your potential. Be inspired and be humbled by it. Do not, however, let enthusiasm get the better of you: certainly, you can have a direct influence on others now, but the real joy lies in sharing, not in creating a following. So go ahead – bang a drum, sing your song, let yourself go! Dance ecstatically, create that plan, realize your dream. Be swept through and through by the illuminating creative power of enthusiasm. Embrace this moment of self-expression and use it positively. It may bring you to your knees in gratitude.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Enthusiasm is fuel for a joyful soul. When we approach even the mundane with enthusiasm, we add passion and zeal for life. We let the Universe know that we wish to magnetize more excitement into our lives. We jump start the energy of those around us, heal them and inspire them to smile, lighten up and enjoy life.

We all have or have had a friend, teacher, co-worker, neighbour or relative who approach everything they do with a measure of enthusiasm. They seem to genuinely enjoy their lives and put one hundred percent into everything they do. With a smile. Never grudgingly, never just to look good, but because they honestly want to contribute their energy in a positive way. We can all learn from these people, and we can all find a way to bring a little more enthusiasm into our own lives.

Try it today. Even if it is when you are doing something you always do. Even if it is doing something you despise doing. Find your enthusiasm. Mix up the energy.

And invite something new.



~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

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