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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

Charity

Published April 5, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Charity, from the Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Charity, from the Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

Charity: “Prayer and Contemplation”

“Connect with heaven. Ask and you shall receive.”

About Charity: “Faith, Hope, and Charity are a trinity of Archangels who are dedicated to helping us regain our natural traits of kindness, trust and faith in the highest good. Charity is the twin flame of Archangel Chamuel. She has a great spirit that encourages us to undertake the spiritual practices of prayer and meditation. Prayer is the way we speak with the divine and meditation is the way we open ourselves to receive the answers we need to hear. Charity is also the angel who kisses the forehead of all those who pray in support of others.”

Extended Message From Charity: “The powerful Archangel Charity is drawing close to you at this time because she has recognized that you have goodness in your heart and you have put others first. She brings you thanks and support. Move into prayer and meditation with regard to any decisions you have to make at this time. You are being guided to take the time to breathe and to receive. Know that you will have a real surge of intuition when it is time to move forwards. Thank the angels for guiding you towards your highest good, and welcome Charity into the space with you.”*

~ By Kyle Gray

Such a beautiful, gentle, loving energy is coming through from Charity, can you stop for a moment, focus on her image in the card and connect to her presence? When your heart feels heavy, she is beside you. When you feel that you are doing your very best, for the Highest Good, and things are not moving forward yet, or not going the way you intended or wished for, she is with you. When you need a helping hand to lift you back to your feet again, embrace you in a warm hug and tell  you that everything is going to be Ok, she is there for you. Just ask.

Create some time in your schedule to be alone, undisturbed. If possible, bring some dark pink roses into your living space in honour of Charity. Light a white or fuchsia candle. Use the card image or another image of Charity that resonates with you. You may want to burn some rose incense or use rose or tuber rose essential oil. Place a ruby or pink tourmaline in the sacred space if you have one. Place these items together, creating an altar where you can sit in front of them. Start by taking a few deep breaths. Set your intention for connecting to Charity now. You can write it down and read it out loud, or speak it. Ask a question or ask for guidance in making a decision. Sit quietly, eyes closed and listen, staying open and receptive. Imagine Charity standing before you, radiantly surrounded with pink and white light. See her show you the answer to your prayer, see her offer her guidance. This may come in colours, sounds, pictures, words or feelings. Be receptive to the healing or guidance you get, accepting it graciously. If you do not receive immediate guidance, ask that you receive very clear signs, symbols and messages in the next twenty four hours, or during your dream time. Thank Charity for her assistance, and know that you can come back any time for extra help. Take a few more deep breaths and come back to the room. Open your eyes and gaze for a few minutes at her image, the candle or the flowers. Bring your palms together in front of your heart and know that there will be a significant moment of change and resolution is coming to you now.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Keepers Of The Light Oracle Card deck, by Kyle Gray, artwork by Lily Moses

Go Within

Published March 24, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Go Within, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Go Within, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Go Within: “You are a very intuitive person, and there are many wonderful insightsthat lie waiting inside you. Take the time to be quiet and reflect upon the desires of your heart through meditation or prayer. There is no need to take action right now. Be patient with yourself.”

“You have some amazing wisdom within you! Take some time to be quiet and listen to the voice of God and your guardian angels as they reach out to give you the answers that you are seeking. Meditation and prayer are invaluable tools for you now. You may even notice that guidance comes to you in your dreams to provide exciting revelations with respect to your life purpose.

This card is not about action, but about becoming crystal clear about what it is that you want to create. If you have been feeling worried about not taking action on your dreams, then release those concerns and be at peace. Patience is a virtue at this time. Your intuitive abilities are greatly enhanced, and it is important that you trust your intuition. Your emotions are like a powerful compass pointing you in the right direction. Follow them with confidence.”

Additional Meanings Of The Go Within Card: “Spiritual growth and reflection. Trusting  your inner wisdom. Patience with yourself. Being completely trustworthy. Believing in the kindness and wisdom of the Universe. Following your own guidance.”*

~ By Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Velantine

Is your spiritual life putting pressure on you lately? All this trying to think positively and raising your vibration, yet you still have bad days, and feel fear, and try not to judge and try your best to be accepting and loving? Yup, you are still human. Phew!

Take a few deep breaths and give yourself a break. The fact is, you are working on yourself, and while you may not have reached enlightened perfection and mastered hovering while in lotus posture, you are still doing amazing things! You have raised your vibration. You have opened your heart. You have activated  your  chakras. You are an amazing work in progress. Accept that. Breathe it in. Give yourself a pat on the back. Well done! You, my friend, are waking up and you are exactly where you need to be, right here, right now. How does that feel?

Give yourself a little break from it all today. Your only job is to smile and give out as many hugs as you can. No asking for advice, it’s all inside you. Instead, be someone else’s sounding board, be there for someone else who needs to know that they, also are on the right path. Take a sea salt bath. Play with your crystals. Go for an energy healing session. Do some yoga. Go for a walk. Get outside and breath some fresh air. Feel the sunshine on your face.

Today? Just be You. You are amazing at that. It’s your specialty. And remember: the world would not be the same without the gift of your beautiful presence.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Angelite ~ Angels

Published July 30, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Angelite ~ Angels, from the Eternal Crystals Oracle Card deck, by Jade-Sky

Angelite ~ Angels, from the Eternal Crystals Oracle Card deck, by Jade-Sky

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Angelite ~ Angels, from the Eternal Crystals Oracle Card deck, by Jade-Sky

Angelite ~ Angels: “Throat and Crown Chakras”

“You have been drawn to Angelite because the angels want you to know that they love you and would like to communicate with you on a more regular basis. your angels send you messages and signs to let you know that  they are with you. Look out for these signs – you may find a white feather or a coin with a significant year on it or you may see a bird, butterfly or dragonfly which hovers near you or tries to get your attention.

Know that you are not alone; the angels and the Universe will provide all that you need. All you need to do is to ask and have faith. Talk to your angels by asking and praying for whatever it is that your heart desires. It is easy to talk to your angels – you do not need to speak out loud, you can talk to your angels in your mind at any time, in any place.

Angelite is also a crystal for communication – it helps you to speak your truth. If you have something important to say, your angels can help you to communicate the right worlds with love and compassion.”*

~ By Jade-Sky

You don’t need Angelite to communicate with your angels, but it is definitely helpful! It’s kind of like switching from dial up to high speed internet, it just brings things in quickly, with clarity, sound and full colour. It is particularly useful for those who tend to suffer from doubt; wanting to communicate, yet not trusting that what they are getting is, in fact, from the angels. (yes, I know we all do this occasionally!) It’s a beautiful, calming, soothing stone which gently guides us towards inner peace. And although it holds the key to communication with the Angelic realm, there is also a deep connection to Mother Mary here; when you wear or hold an Angelite, your Soul can hear her whispering words of encouragement to your heart and you can feel her wrapping you in her warm embrace.

Try holding an Angelite in your left hand during meditation, or placing one either on the Throat Chakra or just touching the Crown Chakra at the top of your head. It can be worn on the left side in a bracelet or at the throat in a pendant. If carrying Angelite, place it in a soft pouch as it is a soft stone and can be easily damaged. Angelite also does well put under your pillow and will assist you to find patterns, signs and answers in your dream state, increasing lucid dreaming and safe astral travel. It can be found in most metaphysical shops and should be quite affordable as it is considered a semi precious, not precious stone. As Angelite is soft, it is recommended not to use water or salt water to cleanse and clear, but rather to put it out under the full and new moon, or out in the sun for just a few minutes. Reiki can also be used to clear and charge the stone.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Eternal Crystals Oracle Card deck, by Jade-Sky

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