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Eleven Of Earth

Published February 1, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Eleven Of Earth, from the Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

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

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

Eleven Of Earth: “Heaven and Earth”

Key Words: “Heaven, Earth, Above, Below, Nature, Humanity, Magic, Mundane, Material, Immaterial”

Key Phrases: “Separation is an illusion, Center and align, Spiritual being in a physical body, Spirit dwells in nature, Experience life, and learn from experience, Symbiotic Relationship, Harm the planet and you harm humanity, The ordinary is magical and the magical is ordinary”

Card Meaning: “The Eleven Of Earth is a balancing and realignment card. It suggests it is now time to keep yourself centered and in harmony with the world around you by banishing the illusion  of separation.

You are a spiritual being; a soul living in a physical body in order to experience and learn from life. You are here to learn from those experiences in order to grow and evolve. It is important to integrate and ground your belief in a higher power, or the intangible, here on the physical plane. Know that Spirit – The Divine – dwells in all things of earth, sky and water. Honour Spirit here on Earth. To be spiritual does not necessarily require that you pray, or follow a particular religious path. Spirituality is about connection. It is about taking a moment to watch a sunrise or sunset and to know at your center that you are part of something larger than you own life. It is about believing in more than what your senses experience. It is about believing in the mysterious, inexplicable, and unknowable. It is about nurturing and honouring your personal relationship with the land beneath your feet and the heavens above.

Humanity and Nature have a symbiotic relationship. We are dependent upon the world in which we live for our very survival. When we harm the planet, we do harm to humanity. It is important to establish a balanced and harmonious relationship with nature by living a life that has less impact, one that places fewer demands on the environment. Instead of claiming space as your own, remember that you share it, and do what you can do to coexist with the flora and fauna that were there before you. Integrate nature into your home environment.

Is is important to know and understand how to live in accordance with the seasons and cycles, and how each animal and plant serves an important role in maintaining the stability of the ecosystems in which they dwell. To destroy one can lead to the destruction of the whole.

It is also important to see that magic exists in all and everything. For example, the mundane act of house-cleaning can shift and alter the energy within the house and transform the environment in which you dwell. This act has an influence beyond the space around you; it effects your emotional and mental state as well, as a cluttered and disorganized house or work space can give rise to a cluttered and disorganized mind that is unable to focus.

Mathematical patterns, the Fobonacci sequence for example, can be found hidden in the natural world within the shapes of shells, flowers, pine cones, and even the human womb. They are also visible in the way tree branches grow and the shape of a hurricane when viewed from above.

It can be said that the ordinary is magical and that magic is quite ordinary. To work magic is a simple process of creating and focusing energy with intent, which means that everything you do with intent, from adding a string of numbers, to making a nice dinner for friends, is an act of making magic.

When defining the material as the physical world in which we dwell, and the immaterial as the world we cannot see, the Eleven Of Earth addresses the importance of seeing them as being a part of a singular whole.”

Potential Blockage: “The Eleven Of Earth as challenger has a very simple and direct meaning. If it appears in your reading today, it, like its ally meaning, symbolizes a potential imbalance which needs to be addressed.”*

~ By Ravynne Phelan

We have six days left of our planets being in alignment… what can we do with this time? What can we intend as we enter another brand new month… the second on of 2017 already! January wasn’t really easy was it? A lot going on around us, upheaval, pushing of boundaries, limiting mindsets being forced upon us by those who still believe that they actual rule the people. Yes, it’s been quite the energy to deal with.

So where does your intention and focus and energy stand right now? Are you feeling angry? Worried? Scared? Depressed? Hopeless? I know, those are heavy words. But what if that is exactly what “they” are hoping for? What if that is actually the intention, is to keep us down through fear and anger?

What if we could spend the next six days releasing all that old, dense energy and finding a way to be Love instead? What if we turned away from the fear and anger and gave it no more attention, not even one moment of our precious energy drained out to the cause. And we decided to commit fully to peace and love.

As above, so below. As within, so without….

What’s going on inside if you get really honest? What feelings and emotions need tending to so that they can be processed and finally blessed and released? What is this all bringing up for you, on a personal level?

Go there. Heal it. That is our first step.

The second step is to inspire and help others to do the same.

The third step is to be the peace that we need in the world right now. See every Being as equal to you. Work on your heart, work on opening it and being more receptive to love. Radiate this love out instead of hate, anger and fear.

Yes, it will make a difference. Know that in your heart… with absolute conviction.

Take the next six days and turn the world back to right side up.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Dreams Of Gaia Oracle Card deck, by Ravynne Phelan

Grace

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.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Creativity and Abundance

Published December 12, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Creativity and Abundance, from the Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Creativity and Abundance, from the Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Creativity and Abundance, from the Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Creativity and Abundance: “Dear One, you are being called to action! You are ready to accomplish great things and truly come into the fullness of who you are. It is a time for great creativity, giving birth to beloved projects, or becoming a parent. Follow your passion so that abundance and prosperity manifest for you.”

“This is a call to action! You have shown faith in your dreams, acquired the skills needed to attain them, and listened to the guidance of your angels. Now it is time to step out into the world and accomplish great things! If you show determination and devotion to your plans, then you will be rewarded with abundance and prosperity. Seeds planted now will grow and provide a wonderful harvest! Career opportunities should be pursued with confidence.

This card can also reflect a great love of hearth and home. Questions regarding motherhood, children, or even creative endeavors are often indicated. There may be a desire to surround yourself with beautiful and luxurious things, or a budding interest in becoming an artist.

Additional Meanings Of This Card: A love of nature and gardening. The ability to abundantly create. The perfect time to enact a plan. Pregnancy, or the desire to “give birth” to a dream.”*

~ by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

With each single step we take towards our dreams, the Universe moves towards us in a warm embrace. We are safe, we are loved, we are provided for. But we must take action and believe that we have what it takes to get this party started! We are planting the seeds that will bear fruit in the New Year; very important seeds that are vital to the next chapter in creating our reality.

If there is something that you have been thinking about, or wanting to do; something that gets you out there and even a few steps closer to your dreams, go ahead and take the leap. Just do it! Make the phone call, or send the email, even if it’s just to introduce yourself. Sign up for the course. Send off your resume. Start your own website. List your creations for sale online. Start writing your book, poem, song or screen play. Put yourself out there and get your foot in the door. You will be so glad you did.

Yes, this is a busy time of year, but if you use it to your advantage, it is also full of potential for networking. Get yourself where you need to be, in front of who you need to meet. Ask the Angels to open the doors for you, increase synchronicity and propel you forward.

Take it on like failure is not an option.

Cuz it isn’t.

Namaste

*Guardian Angel Oracle Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Snow Leopard

Published September 15, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Snow Leopard, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Snow Leopard, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Snow Leopard, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Snow Leopard: “Take some time out from your usual life and spend it in solitude.”

“It can be difficult these days to spend time in solitude – to unplug, get off the electronic grid, and find a quiet place in or near Nature – yet is is so important to do so at this time. Turn off the phone, computer and television, if only for a few hours. Although you may feel a little anxious and restless when you first do so, these feelings will pass. Use this time for contemplation and meditation. It is not isolation; it is solitude. Solitude is a conscious and loving choice to be alone for a period of time, while isolation is a habitual and reflexive coping pattern to avoid discomfort and intimacy. If possible, take a full day by yourself, and just do whatever you feel like doing. Whatever length of time you spend in solitude, be sure to write as often as you can in your journal.

If you should feel guilty or anxious about the thought of doing this or even while you are actually doing it, use your breath to help you to relax. As much as you possibly can during the period of alone time, remind yourself to breathe and relax. Whenever you notice your breathing becoming shallow, take three or four slow, deep breaths and watch how your tension and anxiety dissipate. enjoy the feeling of having the sacred space of solitude surrounding you. And remember: You are never really alone.”

Associations For This Card: Solitude; Self-reliance; Balance: Silence: Stealth: Confidence; Determination; Perseverance; Containment; Sensitivity; Intuition; Reliability; Mysterious; Integration; Shamanism.”*

~by Stephen D Farmer

It’s time to unplug again for a bit, gain some perspective. We are so over stimulated, and overburdened, stressed and overwhelmed. It’s all part of the conspiracy. Keep us so completely distracted; keep us from connecting to the Divine. Yes, the electronic world has it’s place, but balance is vitally necessary. We must have both: the natural, spiritual connection to Mother Gaia and all of her creations; and we must have a way to communicate information faster and faster as we accelerate our awareness and consiousness. How else will we achieve One World being?

But for now, we must unplug from the phones and ipads and ipods, computers and games and televisions… and get outside. Reconnect with the elemental energies; fire, earth, air, water and ether. Reconnect with the Earth, her trees and plants and creatures; birds and animals alike. We can learn so much from our animal spirit guides, but we may not be able to hear them over the din of text messages, Youtube videos and Facebook messages.

Sometimes we just need to get out there and breathe. Touch the trees. Tilt our faces up to the sun. Feel the breeze on our skin. Dip our toes in the water. Walk barefoot upon the Earth.

It’s the best medicine there is. For body, mind and spirit.

Namaste

*Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

Earth

Published August 5, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Earth, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Earth, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Earth, from the Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

Earth: “Body, Action, Planting Seeds”

The Gift: “Our planet is four and a half billion years old. Her surface is covered by 70 percent water, but underneath all of the water are mountains and canyons of sand, soil, stone and clay… Earth! To Native people of many lands, Earth is a great healer and giver of live. Even science has discovered great health on the Earth each day!”

The Message: “Today is a day for action on your dream!  If you have an idea of something you would love to do or create, now is a great time to begin. There is no need to force or hurry. Just focus on the simple things that need to be done and soon you will make real progress. Sometimes Earth calls for us to do physical work, but each step we take plays an important part in bringing our dreams into reality… And it feels great!”

The Call: “Step outside. Take your shoes off. Stand there. BE. If you have an idea or dream but you do not know where to begin, take time to sit, stand or walk barefoot in the grass, sand or soil. Feel the Earth connect with your own heartbeat and soon you will know just what to do. If your life was a garden of your most special dreams, which “dream seed” would you like to plant today?”

– Chip Richards

Your life IS the garden of your most special dreams! We are always planting seeds through our thoughts, which manifest themselves in the reality we find surrounding us each and every day. But sometimes we forget to plant our dream seeds, and instead, get more of the same by focusing on what we think limits us from living these dreams. We create more frustration by focusing on what’s not going the way we would like it to, instead of seeing things from a broader perspective and knowing that we can choose to be happy in each moment, changing that which just isn’t working anymore. 

Plant your feet firmly on the Earth and take a few deep breaths to center yourself. See yourself in your perfect garden, full and lush and beautiful. Your garden is a place of safety and security, magic and delight. It may be wild, growing all sorts of trees and flowers, filled with birds and insects, bees, dragonflies and butterflies. It might have faery homes and waterfalls and fish swimming in the ponds. It might have apples and cherries and plums and pears. Or, it might be perfectly manicured, with stepping stones and perfectly placed benches in the shade of large oak and willow trees. This garden is completely yours, only you have the key.

Today, you step into your garden with purpose. You are about to plant a very important seed. See the seed in your hand. It may be in a little packet with a label stating what it will grow: “Love, abundance, joy and prosperity” or something more specific. It may be a magical looking seed of light, radiating with the intention you put into it. Hold the seed in your right hand and gently blow your intention into it with as much love as you can muster. Then slowly wander through your garden, finding the perfect place to plant your seed. Know that the garden will take care of the seed with you, and that when you plant your seed, it is sure to grow. Know that it will expand far beyond your wildest dreams, and that you cannot limit it’s growth with your own expectations, but leave it up to the Universe to provide. Gently pat the dirt around your seed, and holding both hands over it, bless it. Feel the energy of the blessing come back to you.

Take as much time as you need in your garden, allowing yourself to bathe in it’s calm waters, inhaling the scents of the flowers, watching the movement of the bees. Know that your dreams are safe here, and they are already starting to grow.

As you leave your garden, commit to taking action to make space for your dreams in your current reality by clearing out the old, including old thought patterns which have previously held you back. Know that this dream is taking on a life of it’s own.

For the Highest Good of all involved, by the Grace of God.

Namaste

* Animal Voices Oracle Card deck, by Chip Richards

 

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Butterfly Wings

Published July 5, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Butterfly Wings, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

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

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

Butterfly Wings: “Butterfly wings have shown up in your reading today to mirror the beauty inside you – the sacred beauty that is you.”

“A deep transformation is taking place in your life. You have managed to reconcile issues from your past and as a result, your true nature is now beginning to emerge. This card is here to encourage you to continue on your spiritual journey and to continue to be yourself. You have much to offer the world by just being you. Love is magical, for it has the power to transform all things. The love you hold has the power to touch not only those around you, but the whole world. In becoming aware of your own beauty, you are not only empowering yourself, but you also help to mirror beauty in others.

This card is connected to Nature and the healing power and beauty that She radiates. Nowhere is it easier to feel the magic of the Universe than in Nature. Nature exudes peace, love and tranquility that touch the heart. She reflects the love that we have inside of ourselves. Regularly set aside some time to surround yourself with Nature. Her magical powers will help to reflect the magic within you. The coming weeks and months will bring healing into your life. As your spiritual awareness deepens, so too will the awareness of all that you are, expand and deepen. This will have a magical effect on your life that will be felt not only by you but by all those around you. A time of transformation, of magic and beauty is about to unfold in your life.

Butterflies are a powerful symbol for you at present; symbolic of the transformation that awaits you. Over the coming weeks, take heart every time a butterfly flutters into your field of vision, for it confirms the wondrous progress you are making.”*

– Toni Carmine Salerno

We definitely have a theme over the last couple of weeks: That it is vital that we accept and love ourselves, that we see our own true value, appreciate our unique beauty and step into our power. I don’t know about you but I have seen some amazing butterflies lately! I feel blessed to have them swirl and flutter around me when I am in the garden, and now I will be mindful of their precious message.

Seeing our own sacred beauty means bypassing the programming we have had since a very early age. That we must fit a certain mold to be accepted and loved. That we must put off happiness until we have achieved perfection. It’s time to throw that all out with all the other old and outmoded thoughts and belief systems that we have been brainwashed into thinking and know, with every fibre of our soul, that we really are perfect, just the way we are.

Nature is our inspiration, our muse. She is bursting with glory and splendor, she is intricate and perfect in her imperfection. She is all about bounty, and colour and cycles and light.

As are we.

Each and every one of us.

Watch for the butterflies, let them remind you of your sacred beauty and light.

Namaste

* Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

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Lake ~ Stillness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Stephen D Farmer

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

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

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

Smiling. From the inside, out.

Namaste

* Earth Magic Oracle Card deck, by Stephen D Farmer

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