Daily Angel Oracle Card: From Nothing To Everything, from the RUMI Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Artwork by Rassouli
From Nothing To Everything:
“O my friend
If you are longing to be written on,
become a blank page.”
“Have you been shedding your sins, your layers, your certainties? Gone are fixed identities and definite opinions! Keep casting those shackles aside, even if you fear you are releasing too much and then, perhaps, you shall cease to exist! You shall only cease to exist as you have known yourself to be thus far. Another emanation of you awaits, blazing angel! Something more beautiful and true.
Yet here you are at the pruning stage, like a gardener for the soul. Shall the garden spring back to life, or will the enthusiastic denuding process be rather too much an unintentionally kill off the garden altogether? Fear not. Your soul is made of hardy stuff. It can handle a lot of culling and will shine even brighter for it.
There is a greater story to be impressed upon your essence than the one you are currently dreaming up. Though you are brilliant – no doubt about it, my angel of love – there is one who is even more so. The imagination of this great writer is beyond our comprehension; the stories that pour forth from that cosmic poet in every moment are so rich they inspire the creation of art and music.
One such story is especially created for you. Yes, you. With a starring role and all the best supporting cast! You shall gasp in wonder, awe, glee and delight when you hear it! It is a great romance, a great adventure, with an ending truly spectacular and divine. Would you wish to hear it? Become attentive now. Put your own tales aside, as dramatic as they may seem right now, and prepare to be entranced by the greater storyteller, the living poet of love, as you are entranced in a tale of your unfolding divine destiny.”
“There are moments on the path of love that seem to focus on letting go; letting go of identities, of knowledge and certainty, of opinion and even attempts at control. We may feel as though we are being stripped back to our core and even then, perhaps, further still. We may wonder if we can bear it. What shall, if at all, remain intact through these rigors? We may feel challenged every time we attempt to become something great, as though we are blocked by circumstances beyond our control. Again and again, it is as though a greater hand smacks our wrist the moment we try to take hold of something firmly, someone, anything, that brings us certainty or inner stability. Such are the rigors at an advanced stage on the path. We meet this challenge when our soul is ready for it.
Why must it be thus? This is a sage question indeed. When we are asked to dispense with our story, the interpretations we have given to our life experiences over the years, we may not hear the request at first. We may vaguely note it but not recognize the great divine source asking this of us, and so we do not give such an inclination due accord. we may persist with spinning our own tales instead. Oh, our mind may fancy itself to be a great wrangler of the word, impressed with its own judgments and declarations, yet in the light of comparison with the divine tale for our soul, all our fancies shall pass away, revealed as so very frail, like clouds dissipating in the sky.
Perhaps we are graced with the realization – there is so much more! Or perhaps we still don’t get the hint and move into struggle as we try to enact what we think our story should be. We may hit obstacle after obstacle and create even more terror in our storytelling – that life is such pain, a struggle, that success may not be for us, that we are forgotten and unheard. Yet we could equally choose to wonder if obstacle after obstacle, closed door after closed door, is just a prompt to look for the open window to climb through. And if so, instead of seeking to impose our small story upon the great truth, we can live the truth of our divine destiny.
Then something magical happens: we participate through presence along with the unfolding story of our soul journey. We open up to whatever is asked of us, presented to us, happening through us, as we choose each day to come alive as much as we can. Then, as if by magic, there is something else that occurs. That would be grace – real, rich dripping with goodness and sustenance – grace. This is the sacred blessing that enables us to pay attention to opening doors rather than closing ones, the divine assistance that lets us know our life is proceeding according to a greater intelligence and plan. Once we stop thinking quite so much and live day to day, we will be blessed with the realization that our individual life story is so much more extraordinary and perfect than anything we could have summoned, even with our wildest imagination.
This oracle comes with guidance for you. You are being asked to let go to receive, to become empty to be filled. This may mean letting go of attachment to a lover so you can receive genuine love. It may be of no longer holding onto a fantasy of your dream job, but of being guided into your most soulful and successful vocation. It may mean letting go of wishes for your body or health to be other than it is, so you can simply get on with living each day, taking steps into wellness without thinking beyond one day at a time. It is the divine paradox that when we are asked to surrender a story or fantasy, it is because reality is knocking at our door, more often than not, with the delivery of what we have been fantasizing about – but in the best way for us.
The human experience of this paradox is that you may feel you are giving up hope, that your fantasy is dying. It may be very painful and bring you much grief. But all that is dying is your attachment and opinion about how it must be. This needs to happen so you can stop dreaming and start living it. This is what is happening for you now. Do not fear any part of your process; embrace it without expectation, with trust in your heart, that the Divine is simply guiding you from fantasy into fulfillment.”*
~ By Alana Fairchild
Does it feel as if every door has been shut, even those you were hoping to walk through? Do you feel you have been stripped bare, and are vulnerable to the elements? Do you feel like things are beyond your control?
This is a message of great surrender. All we can do is trust. We can hope and we can dream, but we are not in control at the moment. Things are being peeled… or torn away… in order to make space for the new. Mostly this is because it takes us too long to do this process ourselves. We are too fearful of losing it all. We cling on to what we think we know; the stability of the routine, the compromise. We are afraid to aim higher, to take risks, to take those big huge leaps of faith.
So the Universe nudges us forward. And then it gives us a big shove to get us to where we need to be. And we feel sorry for ourselves when this happens! It’s uncomfortable! We weren’t ready! We wanted what we thought we had….
And yet it was all holding us back from what we are actually meant to be doing, living, being.
So all that’s gone now. And the slate is clean. And something wonderful is right around the corner.
Surrender. Breathe. Believe.
Faith is key.
~ Archangel Oracle