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Archangel Zadkiel ~ Prayer

Published August 25, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Archangel Zadkiel ~ Prayer, from the Angel Blessings Oracle Card deck, by Kimberly Marooney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Archangel Zadkiel ~ Prayer, from the Angel Blessings Oracle Card deck, by Kimberly Marooney

Archangel Zadkiel ~ Prayer:

“Oh, then, soul most beautiful among all creatures,

so anxious to know the dwelling place of your Beloved that you may go in quest of Him and be united with Him,
now we are telling you that you yourself are his dwelling… His secret chamber and hiding place.”
~ Saint John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle

“Zadkiel guards the powers of invocation. The best known and most powerful form of invocation is prayer. True prayer is the deep call from your heart, focused with awareness of the mind, and intensified by the power of desire. It is not to be uttered quickly as when in desperation. Instead, learn the art of prayer through simple conversation with God. Brother Lawrence gave us his example: ‘We must try to converse with God in little ways while we do our work; not in memorized prayer, not trying to recite previously formed thoughts. Rather we should purely and simply reveal our hearts as the words come to us’

Gradually, by attempting to include God in every aspect of life, you replace old thought patterns of judgment, criticism and despair with the Ascension Attitudes of Love, Surrender and Gratitude. When you wish to pray for help, be clear, definite and positive in your desire. Enter into deep meditation, calling for the presence of God and your Eternal Self. When you feel anchored in truth and love, envision the highest good and the perfect will of God. Being united with God or our Eternal Self, combined with the burning desire to help, instantly attracts whatever quality is needed.

There is no such thing as time or space in the realm of prayer. Feeling that a friend is far away or believing that Spirit is not within you creates a false concept of separation and weakens the power of your effort. Doubt and fear also divert from your good intentions and can cancel the response to your call. Faith will intervene on your behalf as you learn to clear your mind and feelings of false concepts and negative thought patterns.

The second part of prayer is to open your heart and mind in thanksgiving to receive the presence of the Eternal. If you do not see results, do not think your prayer has gone unanswered. Many times you simply do not recognize the answer or your doubts prevent you from witnessing the response. Ask to understand any beliefs that block your awareness, and to feel worthy so that you may receive your magnificence. In the meantime, pray without ceasing and have faith in the power of prayer.”*

~ By Kimberly Marooney

Prayer is communication. It is not a wish or a passing fancy for something unattainable. It is a conversation with the Universe. It is a way of stating your intention and what you are willing to do to make it happen. It is a way of strengthening your faith that it will in fact happen when you pray for it to.

What do you pray for? What is really important to you? I pray for the whales of the planet, that they may remain the record keepers and stay here as we need them more than we realize. I pray for change, for higher conscious awareness and ascension of the collective. That the planet can be saved from the destruction and disaster and chaos. I pray for love in every aspect. And I pray for the health and safety of my loved ones and the rings of family beyond until those rings surround the planet. Sometimes I pray for things closer to me, finances and peace amongst the craziness of family life. To learn to be a better parent and person with every coming day. To contain more light. To live my purpose. To completely love and accept myself as I am.

Instead of worrying, pray for the positive. Instead of focusing on what could go wrong, focus on what will go right. And when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, focus on every blessing that you have and just ask for more of the same.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Angel Blessings Oracle Card deck, by Kimberly Marooney

Eruption Of Light

Published April 22, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Eruption Of Light

Eruption Of Light, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Eruption Of Light, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Eruption Of Light: “Your every prayer is a power-packed eruption of light beamed into the Divine presence. Some pray with fear or doubt, as though the prayer is not doing much at all. Yet you understand that prayer is powerful, that it is divine action set in motion. Your power of divine prayer emerges from your heart and out through your throat, whether you speak or sing your prayer silently within your own mind, or aloud for all the world to hear. Let your prayers be vocalized as feeling expressed to the Divine, in words or song, if you choose. You have the power to heal at your fingertips and vocal cords! Through your voice, you can heal. Let your hands be joined in prayer position at your heart and your mouth open to let the breath of your spirit move through your throat, creating sound. As you speak it, so shall it be.

This oracle holds a message for you – your words have more power than you may realize and you have a special ability to heal with worlds, to bring light where it is needed and to uplift through simple kindness spoken. You also have a message to bring – it might be an urge to write or speak on topics that are close to your heart. You may also simply have the need at a soul level to share from the heart with others when you are engaged in conversations. The oracle says your voice is part of your power – do use it.

Life begins with love

To complete itself again

Symmetry is born.”*

~by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

Emotion is the secret ingredient to prayer. Pure of heart and intention, honest and loving and full of faith. Heart and mind and arms thrown wide open to embrace; to receive. Don’t slow them down with fear and doubt, but send them out like cupids arrows, divinely focused and bursting with love. Know that you are a powerful creative force, that you too can answer your prayers, that you can heal, that you can create love and light beyond what you can presently conceive. The Universe works with you to create, you are co-creator of peace, abundance and love.

Pray with positive intention, seeing the world as you desire it to be, do not focus on what is dragging you down. Pray for wholeness and health instead of fighting illness. Pray for prosperity instead of paying off debts. Pray for peace instead of revenge or even justice. But most importantly, pray for love. Pray for Unconditional love, the highest Christ Consciousness love, the pure Divine light and love of which we are a spark of. Pray for our beautiful planet and every life form on it to be surrounded with love.

Talk about love, think about  love, pray for love, sing out love, breathe in and breath out love.

I AM Love.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

 

 

Three Of Wands

Published November 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Three Of Wands, from The Enchanted Tarot, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Three Of Wands, from The Enchanted Tarot, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

Three Of Wands: “Opportunity”

The Dream: “Three cupids – representing heart, mind, and action – have spontaneously joined together. These bringers of opportunity sense the imminent realization of a wish. Red flowers and flames symbolize the energy and light available at this time of creative invention. The special joy of self expression that comes fearlessly to life retains the purity and innocence of childhood, when all things are new. Two of the cupids hold the three wands aloft; the third, in his excitement, has almost let go of his share of responsibility. They are playfully acting out the message to us that without clarity of vision, cooperation, and concentration, this opportunity might come to naught. They caution us to use this fateful moment of joyful awareness and creativity wisely.”

The Awakening: “Adopt a viewpoint that allows you to see directly as a child and look for playmates or soul mates, for collaboration in a happy enterprise. Let this moment of openness be joined with practicality and find others who will add their specific skills for a successful conclusion to a shared venture. Now is the time to reap what you have sown.”

The Enchantment: “Using brightly colored crayons, draw a picture of what you need or wish to manifest. Place the drawing under three orange candles on the night of a new moon. Light the candles. When the candles have burned out, an opportunity should present itself. Remember to see with the eyes of a child, for if you look only for what you expect your opportunity to look like, you might miss it.”

Quick Read

Message: “You need to become more aware of the opportunities that exist for you right now. There may be more than you are aware of. To best see and take advantage of them you must concentrate, cooperate, and remain open minded.”

Outcome: “You will become aware of at least one great opportunity. It may not come in the form you expect. If you are alert, open-minded and willing to cooperate, you will get your wish. The time to meet a great playmate, and maybe even your soul mate, may be here.”*

~ By Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

Have you been taking life way too seriously? Have you been feeling suffocated by obligation and responsibility, of all the “have-to’s, should’s and must-do’s” with not nearly enough fun and lightheartedness? You are not alone, this has been one hell of a year so far! So much change, so much chaos… so much that we have to do in a day that they all start blending together.

But right now, you are being offered a vibrational reprieve. You are being offered a chance to lift your spirits, a chance to leave the mundane and travel in another realm, another reality. Do you accept this magical offer?

This card is about inspiration. The kind of inspiration that makes a rainy Wednesday the most exciting day of the week… do you remember that feeling? That feeling that even though you may go through the same motions, there is something lighter and more fun… something that lifts you up and makes you soar. Something that makes everything feel like it’s going to be ok after all. An opportunity to leave the rut and experience something that makes your heart beat faster.

Love. Opportunity. Passion. A new idea. A new direction. Something unexpected… anything is possible here and for each of us it will be different. Maybe it will be a business venture, the perfect place to live, a dream vacation or a soul mate… only you will know.

Do the exercise as suggested. It’s a new moon tonight. Draw the pic, place it under a candle, you can even put it outside somewhere safe where it can’t catch anything on fire… or have a bath and relax by the candlelight! Set your intention to come to fruition by the full moon.

And let the magic happen

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*The Enchanted Tarot, by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber

 

The Merlin

Published September 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Merlin, from the Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

The Merlin, from the Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Merlin, from the Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

The Merlin: “Alchemy ~ Justice ~ Balance”

The Messengers Of Avalon

“The Merlin is the messenger of initiation and alchemy and is both the Magician and the High Priest. He is the masculine keeper of magic and has the ability to turn iron ore into gold. The Merlin says, “You have all you need to move forward. Rejoice that all the elements you require for success are, indeed, present!”

You are given notice that, when it comes to your life and its purpose, the magical aspect of the Merlin can be summoned to help you find an answer that is within you. When the Merlin appears, he tells you that justice will be done in all matters of your query, but not by any forceful action. Instead, ask yourself what you need to do to bring balance into your life. Are you working too hard, perhaps overthinking things? Do you have enough downtime?

The answers you seek are not found in obvious places. It is time to go within, through meditation and prayer, and ask the Spirit world of the Merlin’s magical influence to send you signs and omens to help you chart your course. The Merlin says that he will lend you his wisdom and magic on this leg of your journey, until you can claim it as your own.

His message is always: “be in the world, but not of it, and wear it only as a loose cloak about your shoulders.” You will never have to look outside yourself for answers when the Merlin appears. Remember, all signs and omens sent by the Merlin are but reflections of that which is within you already.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

As the planet shifts, we all shift with her. We are opening ourselves up to more love; more light. Healing. Simplicity. Possibility. Truth. Authenticity. Peace. Compassion. Trust.

We will start to see things from a Soul level, rather than just at face, or surface, value. We will connect deeply with each and every living being, seeing the eternal Divine light within. We will see all as equal, all as valuable, all as worthy. We will cherish this connection, and it will become much more important than the previous emphasis on the material.

This deep connection will create profound joy and fulfillment; spreading slowly but surely around the planet. Filling us with calm knowing; Divine Wisdom. Finally, the peace we have been seeking is found deep within, where it has always been waiting to be discovered.

Connect to The Merlin and connect to your infinite Universal Wisdom. Your own magical Soul self. Know that you too are the alchemist of your own life; able to turn iron to gold with the intention for deep profound change. When The Merlin works with you, look to the elements for signs. They are in the howling of the wind, the twinkling of the stars, the shape-shifting clouds, the crashing of the waves and the undulating of the trees. They are in the sounds in the forest, the babbling of the creek and the swoosh of the ravens wings.

Namaste

* Wisdom Of Avalon Oracle Card deck, by Colette Baron-Reid

Spiritual Practice

Published August 17, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Spiritual Practice, from the Whispers of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Spiritual Practice, from the Whispers of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Spiritual Practice: “A spiritual practice will help ground your day. It may trigger observations that lead to life-changing breakthroughs and ideas.”

“There are many ways to maintain a spiritual connection through a committed practice. Ganesha is asking you to reflect on the benefits that may be gained by following a specific daily routine for your spirituality. This might include prayer, meditation, or an exercise schedule that connects the body, mind and spirit such as yoga or tai chi.

Additionally consider burning incense, which is often used to accompany prayers, invocations and spells in many cultures. As the incense smoke rises up to the heavens, it is said to represent the requests reaching their destination and meeting with approval from the Divine. Incense is also believed to have properties that dispel negative energy. Use incense or burn sage to create a special haven for yourself or to clear a sacred space in preparation for a special occasion or ceremony. The smell of incense can also bring about heightened spiritual awareness and realization for the user.

There are many tools and techniques that you can use through out your day to preserve or regain tranquility. Even simply taking a deep breath can restore a spiritual connection. Find what worlds for you and dedicate sometime to your practice each day.”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

I have mentioned many times that yoga has quite literally saved my life! It has brought me the sanity and peace of mind; centeredness and balance that got me through some of the most difficult times of my life to date. Daily practice. Being with  yourself, every single day is different. Every day something shifts, body, mind and spirit. Today is totally unlike yesterday and who knows what tomorrow holds. When you are in the hot room, anything could happen! I tell people that when my kids grow up and leave my nest, I will keep doing yoga. More and more yoga! I will travel and do yoga. I will go back to teaching yoga. I will happily step into a bubble of yoga that will guide me for the rest of my days.

I’ve put quite a lot of effort into my spiritual practices. I work a lot with crystals and grids. I write these posts, which gets me working with all the beautiful cards I have been blessed to work with. I read a lot. I listen to beautiful music. And yet I’m always looking for more ways to connect, more ways to heal, more ways to share. It always feels like there could be more, that there’s so much to learn. There is so much to weed through as well to see what feels right, what resonates with your heart and soul.

Commit to your spiritual practice in whatever capacity you can. Whatever feels right to you. Make an altar, learn a new form of exercise, expand your musical taste, get outside in the forest. Whatever connects you, whatever calls you. Talk to your angels and guides. Share your experiences with others, give them safe space to talk about their experiences too. Experiment with crystals, colour or energy healing modalities.

Disengage from the drama of life and get back to what matters most. Your heart and soul, your love and your light. Your biggest gifts to share.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Whispers of Lord Ganesha, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Ekaterina Golovanova

Buffalo

Published May 17, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Buffalo, from the Medicine Cards, by Jamie Sams and David Carson, Artwork by Angela Werneke

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Buffalo, from the Medicine Cards, by Jamie Sams and David Carson, Artwork by Angela Werneke

Buffalo: “Prayer and Abundance”

Buffalo…
You bring us,
The gifts of life.

Hear our prayers,
Smoke rising,
Like Phoenix,

We are reborn,
within the sacred words.”

“In the Lakota tradition it was the White Buffalo Calf Woman who brought the sacred pipe to the people and taught them to pray. The bowl of the pipe was the receptacle that held tabacco, an herb with male and female medicine. The stem of the pipe represented the male entering the female and seeding life. In the coming together of male and female, the connection to the divine energy of the Great Spirit was made. As the pipe was loaded with tobacco, every family in nature was asked to enter into the pipe and share its medicine as prayer and praise to the heavens. The smoke was considered to be visual prayer, and was very sacred and cleansing.

All animals are sacred, but in many traditions, White Buffalo is the most sacred. The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe is being honored, and that the promises of prophesy are being fulfilled. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance and plenty.

Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for the Plains Indians. It gave meat for food, hides for clothing, warm and soft buffalo robes for long winters, and hooves for glue. The medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed. to every living part of creation.

Because of its desire to give the gifts that its body provided, and because of its willingness to be used on Earth for the highest good before entering the hunting grounds of Spirit, Buffalo did not readily stampede and run from hunters.

To use Buffalo medicine is to smoke a pipe in a sacred manner, and to give praise for the richness of life to be shared with all races, all creatures, all nations, and all life. It means smoking for others so that their needs are met, praying for the good of all things in harmony, and accepting the Great Mystery as a part of that harmony.

If you have drawn the Buffalo card, you may be asked to use your energy in prayer. You may also be called upon to be an instrument of someone else’s answer to a prayer. This could portend a time of recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life, albeit different from your own. To honor another’s  pathway, even if it brings you sadness, is a part of the message that Buffalo brings. This may be a time of reconnection to the meaning of life and the value of peace. Most assuredly this time will bring serenity amidst chaos if you pray in earnest for enlightenment and the power of calmness and give praise for the gifts you already have.

Buffalo medicine is a sign that you achieve nothing without the aid of the Great Spirit and that you must be humble enough to ask for that assistance and then be grateful for what you receive.”*

~ By Jamie Sams and David Carson

If you have been waiting for a sign, this is your sign. You are on the right path. Keep going in this direction. Do not lose heart, do not retreat, do not go back to your old ways. Any change is good change at this point, even if it is not feeling that way. It is entirely possible that you can only see the big black cloud, but you are just too close to see the silver lining… eventually it will all make sense, the clouds will pass and the rainbow will lead you on.

This is a sign that you are fully supported at this time. Have you taken the leap yet? Or is there something holding you back? It’s all about opportunity, about grabbing the bull by the horns, quite literally. This is not a time to sit back and dream about what could be, it is a time to take action and make it happen, even if it scares you to death!

Use all your resources to get you where you need to be. Pray. Use your sacred tools. Light your candles and your incense. Spruce up your altar. Make a crystal grid. Breathe. Meditate. Go deep. Expand. Ascend. Embrace your divine Soul Purpose. There is no time to lose here, you must move forward fearlessly. Your time is now.

Pray for those who need guidance, who need healing. Pray for our great Mother Earth, Gaia. Pray for peace, and for harmony and for change. Pray for justice and for liberation.

And know that together, we can make a difference.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Medicine Cards, by Jamie Sams and David Carson, Artwork by Angela Werneke

The Well Watcher

Published April 14, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Well Watcher, from the Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Well Watcher, from the Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

The Well Watcher: “Wisdom, Power Of The Divine”

The Well Watcher as Ally: “The Well Watcher signals the need to go within to contemplate the true source of power in the world – which, he reminds you, is that of the Divine. This is a message to let you know that you are being called to the Well, and this unseen power will be there and will be yours to align with.

This affirmation and prayer will invite the Divine to bring miracles and resolution into your life: “Thy will be done through me for the highest good of all and for the true manifestation of my soul purpose.”

You will know the way forward by the still, small voice within you. The Divine also may answer your call by sending others to help guide you.”

The Well Watcher as Challenger: “The Well Watcher as challenger comes to let you know that you have run out of steam. Self will alone is not enough to make things happen. All cannot be yours at this time. If you feel you are going nowhere, it is because you are meant to stay put. Willfulness can lead to your becoming like the bull in a china shop, creating havoc as you push forward.

Remember the sacred, creative Source of the water in the well. Drink some, be still, and contemplate the true origin of power. It is not you. So drink deeply of the Wisdom of the Divine, and listen to the beautiful music playing through your life. When you have made conscious contact with your higher power, you can move forward again, replenished and renewed.

This is also an important time to restore harmony in your relationship, since you may be temporarily out of tune with one another. If there is a power struggle between you, remember that only the Divine has true power and you will not feel the need to struggle any more.”*

~ By Colette Baron-Reid

What came to me as I read this is something that I hear in yoga every day: “Find your stillness, come back to your breath.” Such profound and simple beauty in these words. It helps us to step away from the internal struggle, the purely physical reality of what we may be going through, and connects us back to something bigger than ourselves.

Finding our stillness lets all else fall away, if even for a moment. Coming back to our breath realigns us with the Divine, allows us to reconnect; receive. There is magic here, in this moment you are creating sacred space within you. And every time you can take a moment to do this, throughout your day, you will shift your energies, your perspective.

You will quite literally  transform: body, mind and spirit.

Find your stillness.

Come back to your breath.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms, by Colette Baron-Reid, artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia

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