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Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael

Published July 22, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael, from the Lightworkers Oracle card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael, from the Lightworkers Oracle card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay

Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael: “Part of your divine purpose is to develop the power of your mind and use it for healing purposes. If you change your mind, you can change your world. Guidance and healing inspiration can come to you daily, helping improve your own life and the lives of others. Healing and opening the mind to new realities and possibilities are the gifts of Ascended Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael.”

“The mind of a lightworker needs spiritual light, information, understanding and wisdom, in the same way that human bodies need food, water and clean air. The hunger for wisdom can push you to seek knowledge, and this can be a healthy impulse. However, if you love knowledge so much that you keep seeking, without taking time to digest, integrate and apply what you have learned, you may end up confused or mentally exhausted. If you are forgetful, stressed, mentally fatigued or plodding when you are usually bright, you need some mental ‘time out’.

The mind rarely rests except through meditation, and even then rest is not guaranteed. Resting the mind can be a tricky thing for intellectually oriented or creative people. Learning to switch off mentally will help you remember and apply what you are learning, so that you grow not only in knowledge, but also in wisdom.

You have been absorbing a lot of new information. You may feel you have so many tasks to do that you don’t know where to start, or that if you stop to rest you will never get through it all. This is causing you mental stress, which is diminishing your productivity. It is time to slow down and cleanse your mind with the assistance of Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael.

Sit without the distraction of a telephone, computer, mobile phone, music, television or radio. Take a few moments of silence. Say the invocation below and then imagine, intend, visualize or feel a fresh, pale green energy wash through you. Focus on this for a second or two, then just relax and enjoy the mental cleansing.

You will recognize when you have had sufficient mental rest, because you shall feel a peaceful sense of vibrancy and inspiration. When you let go in this way, switching off and taking a step back, new approaches and ideas come to your mind, so work according to your own creative rhythms. You may find you work best in short, productive bursts punctuated by mental rest. If this is how you need to live for a time, honour that. Be kind o your mind! It can help you accomplish your divine journey.

This oracle also comes with a message for you. If you are interested in healing that involves the mind, whether this be psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, NLP, philosophy or course of study, you are encouraged to explore it. If you feel inspired to work with your belief systems through affirmations or other techniques for mental programming, such as guided relaxations and meditations, you are encouraged in this too. Your mind is developed and powerful, and you will work well with such techniques.”

Invocation: “I call upon the healing grace of Master Hilarion and Archangel Raphael, who love me unconditionally. May my own mind now gain rest, clearing and refreshment. May I be assisted through unconditional love for mental healing, and the development of my mind in service to my spiritual life purpose. Please help me let go mentally, to allow for positive healing changes to happen. I ask for the grace I need to access all helpful knowledge, understanding and wisdom necessary for me to fulfill my divine purpose. May my mind become peaceful, clear and refreshed. May all beings be free from mental anguish, through the grace and unconditional love of the Divine. Through my own free will, so be it.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild

For lightworkers, life is even more of a polarity. We see so much light, we year for the light to wash over us; to us and through us, healing and helping all those who are in need of it. But yet there is this darkness that we simply cannot ignore. The darkness that causes the chaos, pain and distress. Basically everything going on in the news; the wars, the accidents, the assaults. We live in a world that contains that kind of darkness and yet we always reach for the light. We always have faith that things can get better, that transformation is underway. We see it in the signs, in the messages that we receive. We know it in the very depth of our being.

But it can be exhausting, striving for the Light when the dark is always looming off in the distance. Sometimes that darkness closes in, sometimes it affects someone who we know and love; someone we hold dear. We cannot let the darkness drive out the light this way, by attempting to eat away at our faith. We must learn to always choose the light.

Sometimes we need a break from it all, it all seems to be too much. We are sensitive, delicate, vulnerable to the energies around us. We need a rest, a reprieve. We need to recharge our batteries and rest our weary minds; the minds that take it all in, and get to feel overwhelmed, stressed. We need to take the time to go within and rebalance our energies. Meditation, contemplation, yoga, time in nature all help.

Asking for the assistance of Archangel Raphael also helps; seeing yourself bathed in his emerald green healing light, every cell of your body rejuvenated, revitalized. Asking that the old, dense energies be removed and replaced with bright white love and light. Ask that you are protected.

Be mindful today of where you place your intention, who you spend your time with and how you use your energy. Get outside in the sunshine, breathe some fresh air. Spend some time alone, away from distractions. This is a little break before things pick up again, use it wisely.



~Archangel Oracle

*Lightworkers Oracle card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Mario Duguay

Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad

Published October 25, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Artwork by Eugene Smith

Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Artwork by Eugene Smith

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad, from the Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Artwork by Eugene Smith

Four Of Swords ~ Zombie Toad: “Did you know that the most successful people of your time nap? Resting one’s mind and body does wonders for the creative energy of the soul. It is in this stillness that we can remove ourselves from the workings of the physical world and just allow things to fall into place, without our constant interference. Sometimes the best course of action is no action at all. Just for today, take a load off and rest those weary bones.”

~ Message Form the Zombie Toad

“The Sonoran Desert Toad, aka the Zombie Toad, got its nickname from the fact that it spends most of its life buried underground, in a state of hibernation. The only thing that can wake this Toad up and get him to come above ground is the rain. When the monsoons hit the deserts of the southwest, this triggers and internal alarm in the Toads and lets them know it is time to rise and shine. The Toad, much like the Four Of Swords, knows when to act and when to lie in wait. Sometimes you just have to wait until the time is right. Acting before you need to could not only be a waste of energy, it could be dangerous. Now is the time for stillness, to rest and increase the amount of naps you take. It may even be the time to take an actual retreat.”

Business and Career: “The saying ‘Get out of your own way’ rings loud and true for this card. Now is not the time to push; instead, it is time to do nothing at all. Stop whatever it is you are doing and just allow things to fall into place.”

Family and Relationships: “Do you need to stop and let others look after you for a change? Allow yourself to lean on others, or to let those around you play a bigger part than you have allowed them to in the past. Take yourself out of the action for a while and see what happens.”

Health and Well Being: “This card can literally mean rest. So for now, put your feet up and allow your body the rest and recovery it craves. This is not the time to push yourself to your limits; instead lie down, sleep, dream and heal.”

Card of the Day Journal Prompts:

“-What are you afraid will happen if you are not there to control everything?
-Where can you include more down time in your schedule?
-If you could go anywhere for a vacation, where would you choose to go and why?”*

~ By Leeza Robertson

We are being reminded again of the power of rest and relaxation. Not every moment has to be scheduled. Not every moment must be productive, at least in the typical sense. It is time to take a break, have a siesta. Breathe. Dream. Allow your body, mind and spirit to heal.

We push ourselves every moment of every day. We have high expectations of what we should accomplish in a day, a week a month. We get exhausted and overwhelmed. And yet we keep going until we are completely burned out. Believe me, I know. I am totally guilty of burning the candle at both ends. Sometimes it seems never ending all the things I must try to accomplish. The responsibilities piling up. Sometimes we just need a break. Even if it is just for an hour or two of yoga; music; breathing; a hot bath; time alone to do what you love to do. Slowly. Mindfully. Relishing the time instead of being under pressure constantly.

This is the gift of the Zombie Toad. Rest. Relax. Take it easy. Breathe. Let it all come to you.



~Archangel Oracle

*Animal Totem Tarot Card deck, by Leeza Robertson, Artwork by Eugene Smith


The Shadow

Published September 5, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Shadow, from The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Shadow, from The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Shadow, from The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Shadow: “Umbra”

“We all have a shadow side. Find balance in all things. Rest in the positive aspects of your shadow, like you would rest in the void of the dark moon. Some events and people leave a long, dark shadow over future happiness. Shine a light on a dark situation. Is your shadow actually your strength?”

“The shadow looms dark,

The shadow looms long.

Its siren call beckons,

It sings its seductive song.


You may not see it within you.

It hides away in the blind spot,

Behind you, within you,

Squeezing your will in a knot.”

“People may run from just the idea of working with their shadow! But our shadow is not always negative. In fact, it can be the very aspect of ourselves that makes us unique and wonderful – even if others do not always appreciate this part of us.

Seen from the perspective of the dominant – and dominating – culture in which Aradia lived, one could say that, as a witch, her shadow was implicit – and big. However, this was entirely subjective. What the larger society of the time perceived as her dark shadow was both part of Aradia’s own power and an aspect of herself she used to empower other women.

We can take a lesson from this and examine our own shadow from different perspectives. Doing so can help us to be more objective about our shadow side, and allow us to distinguish between its positive and negative aspects. The dark of the moon is the lunar aspect under which to delve gently and safely into work with your shadow side.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Mercury retrograde is the perfect time to look deeper into our shadow side. It is natural for us to try to hide this aspect of ourselves, as we see it with fear. Fear of exposure leads to fear of rejection, judgment and possibly even ridicule. We build up this shadow side through these fears, making it the big bad side of us that we would like to banish. Yet it would be like trying to banish one arm, or one leg. It is a part of us that we need in order to function in balance. The yin and the yang, the light and the dark, the polarity of being. That is to be human.

As much as we strive for perfection, we do not understand that we are, in fact, that very perfection. We are not hiding demons, we are hiding vulnerabilities, weaknesses, worries, doubts and fears. These come from our survival instincts, and we hide them in an effort to maintain the status quo. We hide them because we have been taught to hide that which might be deemed unacceptable, rather than work to strengthen our weaknesses.

What is one weakness that you would like to work with in order to better yourself? Bring it up from the depths of the shadows within. Is it a habit that has lead to a certain lifestyle choice you are not really proud of? Is it something that could be sabotaging your health and wellness? Is it a survival mechanism that you developed in a time of chaos or stress that can be used to manipulate others to get what you want? Have you been playing the victim when you are more than capable of taking care of yourself? Or is it a deep desire that you have been hiding away in the closet, hoping no one finds out about as it tears you apart?

Only you know, and only you can work to accept this aspect of YOU. Only you can heal and integrate it.

Only you can understand it fully and love it into the Light.



~Archangel Oracle

*The Gospel Of Aradia, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton


Rings Of Time

Published April 18, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Rings Of Time, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, Rassouli and Richard Cohn

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

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

“Divine timing is granted to us as a gift. Sometimes if we want to be “further ahead” than where we are, that gift can seem like a restriction rather than a generous holding. Much like traffic that moves systematically so that not only one car, but many can reach their destination according to a greater harmony and alignment, we are like individual cars that must sometimes accept red light, and at other times can flow swiftly through many green lights. It is just this way, this systematic flow of divine energy through human manifestation. Your spiritual maturation is happening perfectly, there is no need to bother yourself about timing. When doors open, walk through, when there appear to be no such openings, rest and reflect. The rings of time serve you, beloved.

This oracle brings you a message that the Divine is completely responsible for the timing of every event, opportunity and happening of grace in your life. All you need to do is live your life. Everything else is taken care of for you now. This applies to all of your plans, and the unfolding of all of y our relationships. Let it all breathe and let the divine happen as it will.”

“There is a beautiful silence now

As I hold your hands

And listen to your eyes

Across a span of moments called time

There are no words that say as much

Nor walls that could confine

The wings of our feelings

Or the rhythm of our eyes.”*

~ By Alana Fairchild, and Richard Cohn

We cannot hasten the harvest, nor can we encourage the flowers to bloom faster or the river to flow faster; some things are just beyond our control, whether we like it or not! This present situation is just that; Divine Timing has been set into motion and all we can do is quite literally go with the flow. Everything is in Divine perfect order; everyone is right where they should be. All we can do is surrender the reins with complete faith and trust that things will all work out in the end. This, or something better. That is our mantra.

And as we all know, a watched pot never seems to boil. So it’s a good time to set your focus elsewhere for a bit. Tie up loose ends; take a little break; do something relaxing that you enjoy; catch up with an old friend; spend the day with your kids; get outside for some fresh air and rejuvenation. Know that all the effort you  have put in with your thoughts and actions has created momentum. Things are being created, manifestation is underway, people are on their way to you now.

But you just can’t rush it. Trust is key.

Do what you love to do; time will fly by faster. Pamper yourself; you deserve it. Treat this as a little reprieve, the calm before the storm. Use this time for you. Once things get going, you may not have as much time to yourself as you would like!



~ Archangel Oracle

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



Published February 6, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Vulnerability, from the Nature's Whispers Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield artwork by Josephine Wall

Vulnerability, from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield artwork by Josephine Wall

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Vulnerability, from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield artwork by Josephine Wall

Vulnerability: You may be feeling like you should withdraw. This is an opportunity to wait and regroup. You are in need of some rest and relaxation. You might even be feeling overwhelmed. Take some much needed downtime. Take in your surroundings. Notice the season and the changes that are taking place out in nature. Things are continually evolving. Think about the clouds you see in the sky. They are constantly moving, changing and reshaping themselves. Allow yourself to connect with Mother Earth and nature in a deeper way. Align your rhythm with the heartbeat of the Earth and slow your thoughts and emotions down. Trust that everything will work out. The signs that things work themselves out are all around you. Take notice.”*

~ by Angela Hartfield

Here is another message of vulnerability. This is just a transitional phase, it is us unfolding our wings gently and testing the wind. It is seeing things with fresh perspective, full of opportunity and possibility, and it is about taking control of our own destiny, regardless of what others think. If you feel like you need some down time, take it! And if you don’t, take it anyway! This is a little calm before the storm, it is a little reprieve. We are still removing all that old energy, all those old belief systems are dissolving, and all the fears are being released. Be mindful of who you give your precious energies to at this time, as you must be true to yourself and do what your heart urges you to do, not get caught up in the drama and opinions of others, whether they be well meaning or not. No one can direct your life or make your decisions for you. It is time to take the reins.

You may even find yourself going through a physical transformation at this time. When you release energetically, it is often released in the physical body. You may even find over the next few weeks you magically lose old, stubborn weight that refused to budge in the past, or you may find that your face changes; becoming more youthful and open. Your physical body may need extra rest right now to complete this cycle, but once you are through to to the other side, you may just find yourself with a renewed vitality, energy and mental clarity. All that old stuff you were carrying around was heavier than you may have realized!

Affirm to yourself daily that this is all part of your process, telling your subconscious that you are ready and willing to release that which no longer serves you. This allows your Higher Self to step in and make the necessary adjustments, without having to worry about ego clinging on for dear life. Know that you can completely sidestep the power struggle between ego and Soul when you learn to trust your higher wisdom.

I release what no longer serves me, for the Highest Good Of All, by the Grace of the Divine.

(repeated often!)

And so it is.



~Archangel Oracle

*Nature’s Whispers Oracle Card deck, by Angela Hartfield artwork by Josephine Wall

Just Breathe

Published May 19, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Just Breathe, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

Just Breathe, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Just Breathe, from the Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland

Just Breathe ~ Key Words: “Step back, reconnect, rest, recharge.”

“So much time and effort can be expended in maintaining current relationships or in creating new ones that it is easy to forget to just stop and breathe once in a while. This life is not just about connecting with the Divine and your Higher Self. This is a good time to take a break from your personal relationships and reconnect with your spiritual self. Set aside a few minutes every day to sit quietly and just “be”.

In addition to caring for your spiritual self, look after your physical body. Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise. Treat yourself to a movie, or take a walk in nature. Step away from any cares around matters of the heart, and just breathe. By taking time for yourself, you will recharge your emotional batteries and have more energy to invest in your relationships.”*

– John Holland

Did you set your intentions with the new moon? This is the time to do it! We have had some powerful cosmic energy over the last few months, and this is the perfect time to reconnect with ourselves and check in with where we are focusing our attentions.

Have you spent a lot of time lately worrying about your loved ones and neglecting your own self-care? Spring is the perfect time to make some necessary changes in your diet, exercise and spiritual practices. Take a look at your current lifestyle. Are there some changes that could be made to maximize your energy? Are you getting enough quality sleep? If not, could you try to get to bed early, take a break from the media and electronics and give your body the rest it requires to rebuild cells and maintain optimal function? How is your diet? Are you nourishing your body with high quality, whole and natural foods? Preferably organic or local? Are you mindful or your salt and sugar consumption? Limiting your alcohol and caffeine intake? Refusing artificial sweeteners and food additives? Your body will thank you with each of these vital steps to improve its well-being. Hydration is also crucial for us to process and release toxins, rebuild and repair tissue and also makes a huge impact on our energy levels. Pure, filtered water is essential to all life!

Finally, are you really making time for your spiritual evolution? Ascension is serious business! It takes time and patience and silence and contemplation. It takes dedication and commitment to yourself. And it is worth every moment spent. How can you carve out a little extra time every day to connect to your higher self? How can you get outside and breathe some fresh air and commune with elementals and the nature spirits? How can you incorporate yoga and meditation into your life as routinely as you do brushing your teeth or getting dressed… as something non-negotiable?

Take some time to reflect on ways that you can improve your own health and wellness. Know that as you do so, you will also help those around you to make healthful decisions. This will raise your vibration and provide you with the best possible foundation to assist you in your journey to raise your consciousness.


* Psychic Tarot For The Heart, by John Holland



Published May 15, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Rest, from the Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno

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

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

Rest: “Life… an ocean of eternity. Time… an illusion existing only in the mind. Cast away all concerns, come rest in eternal light.”

“You have become so absorbed in the goings on of everyday life that you have forgotten the importance of taking time out to rest. You may be feeling that there is simply not enough time to achieve everything you aim to achieve. Perhaps you feel as though time is running out. Know these feelings are simply an illusion. You have the power to achieve all you want to with ease, provided you stop, immersing yourself in material issues and fears. This card is asking you to rest and detach yourself from everyday concerns. Learn to relax and life will be clearer. Everything falls into perspective when you reconnect with your spirit and all that exists inside your heart. Spirit lives beyond the restrictions of time and space. Your spirit is eternal; it has no fear and vibrates only to love.

Rest – and allow love’s light to heal your fears and anxieties. Let love guide you  – it will bring balance to your life. As your mind is cleared of all stress, anxiety and concern, you create the opening for your spirit to be felt and heard. You will then be able to communicate with your spirit, and reconnect with the truth and purpose of your life. Keep an open mind and heart.

An idea will soon come to you, which will help you greatly. This idea stems from your spirit. It is a blessing from the Universe that will help bring balance and abundance into your life. The more you detach from everyday concerns the easier things will become. You will soon start to see your life from a higher perspective and you will find that you have adequate time for all in your life, including taking regular time out to rest.”*

– Toni Carmine Salerno

There has been too much stress lately, and it’s hard to gain a clear perspective when you are in a seemingly permanent state fight or flight mode. Even if you feel that you have been managing your stress well, your body has been secreting hormones to deal with the physiological impact of this stress on your body. In short, you need a break. A little time to recharge your battery; to find some simple joy and balance and to detach from the drama.

When we allow ourselves to detach, we can gain a higher perspective. We can see things from all angles; how it is affecting not only ourselves but those around us too. This will give us clarity and allow us to see the next steps forward with grace and ease. It’s time to leave the struggle behind. And breathe.

Even if you can’t just up and go on a mini vacation (don’t worry, neither can I, unfortunately!) you can get outside and breathe some fresh air. Go for a nice, slow, long walk. Sit in your garden undisturbed. Hug a tree. Gaze at the sky. Have a sea salt bath. Listen to some of your favourite music. Schedule some time to do your favourite hobby or past time. Have lunch with a close friend.

Play. Lighten up. Give yourself a “get outta jail free pass” from all of your worries.

And you just might find that they sort themselves out while you are doing what you love to do.


* Universal Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Toni Carmine Salerno


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