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Lady Winter

Published January 13, 2018 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Lady Winter, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Lady Winter, from the Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

Lady Winter

Key Words: “Frozen, Patience required, Matters developing although they cannot be seen, Quiet and solitude, Dormant period, Withdrawal, Feeling isolated, An indifferent heart.”

Timing card for Northern Hemisphere: December, January, February. (Adjusted for Southern Hemisphere)

“With sleeping butterflies tangled in her hair, Lady Winter makes her entrance, decorating the landscape with frosted fingers. She dims the Sun’s lantern in the sky and, with a goodnight kiss, drops her white cloak across the land as it descends into muffled slumber. The blanket of snow provides insulation, as deep in the earth activity continues unseen.

The Earth’s axis tilts away from the Sun, bringing the shortest daylight hours and the coldest temperatures of the year. The Sun sits low in the sky and hibernating creatures withdraw until spring reappears.

Lady Winter freezes things, so this card indicates a dormant period when patience is required; matters may be developing under the surface even though they cannot be seen at this time. I suggests quiet and solitude, withdrawal, or feeling isolated. In relationship readings, it can reveal and indifferent or frozen heart.

Note the difference here between Lady Winter and the Calendar, one freezes something, whilst the other may delay them, but this also implies slow and steady progress. They are both slow moving cards, but the impact will be experienced differently.

For the Northern Hemisphere, this card covers the three month period from the first of December through to the last day of February when used as part of the timing system.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

Ah, Lady Winter. Do you feel as if all of your best intentions and well set out plans have been frozen? Is this the start you expected for this year, or does it feel a bit slower than anticipated? I think we are all feeling it. Frozen… either literally or metaphorically depending on where in the world you may be today…

But there are butterflies in her hair, so many of them. Yet they are frozen. Transformation is coming, the frost will melt. Will you be ready when it does? We all know that it can freeze overnight and then the sun comes out and warms the earth so quickly… the snow or ice melts away and we forget it was even there. We are outside all bundled up in coats and wool hats and gloves and scarves… and then suddenly we are much too hot! We must peel off the layers that we thought we would need. Things can change quickly.

Yes, Lady Winter is here but maybe for a very special reason. Maybe this is buying you just a little time before the big shift. Giving you some time to look within and see if all is taken care of. Are there any loose ends that need tying? Any final release that needs to happen? Do it now, for time is short, change is coming.

The new moon is just up ahead. The full moon is looming at the end of the month with the added punch of a super blue moon and a lunar eclipse. Are you ready? Take this gift of a little frozen time and use it wisely.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chronicles Of Destiny Fortune Card deck, by Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw, artwork by Claudia McKinney

 

Enlightenment ~ Topaz

Published July 22, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Enlightenment, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman, Illustrated by Gretchen Raishch-Baskin

Enlightenment, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman, Illustrated by Gretchen Raishch-Baskin

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Enlightenment, from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman, Illustrated by Gretchen Raishch-Baskin

Enlightenment ~ Topaz: “If I seek peace, I must embrace my fears”

The Legend: “Topaz is a renowned spiritual teacher. People travel to hear his wisdom. He is journeying up a mountain to seek private counsel with the Great Servant when a young boy stops him. The boy asks, “If enlightenment is to be found in my own mind, how do I get there?” The moment before he disappears into the mist, Topaz replies “Through your fears.”

Inspiration: “At this time your journey is more important than you destination. Remember, if you face your fear, you will grow stronger. Relief awaits.”

Personal Inquiry: “My thoughts always drive my choices. How can I use my thoughts to heal myself?”

Key Ideas: “Path to enlightenment; the reluctant sage; taking time alone to connect; trusting your intuition; needing solitude; time for reflection.”

Key Words: “Support, Courage, Confidence”

Meditation: “Write down three fears, then close your eyes. Imagine these fears staying with you always. Then imagine them, one by one, walking in faith alongside  you. Stride through the Garden of Fear and allow them to sty behind. What is more painful, keeping your fears or releasing them? The choice is yours.”*

~ By Tori Hartman

Have you ever stopped to ponder the saying “There is nothing to fear except fear itself”? Have you ever stopped to wonder if fear is like a habit that we have taken on? One that stops us from moving forward, like most bad habits do; one that keeps us from getting enough sleep, wrecks our peace of mind, and generally causes more trouble than it’s worth?

How many times have you been forced to live through your worse fears coming to fruition? And yet, here you are, reading this, so I am going to assume you survived it and are here to tell the tale. So my question to you is: Did worrying a whole lot about it or staying frozen in fear help you when you were in the thick of it? Did it prevent you from having to live through each moment? Or could you have faced it regardless of all that extra energy you put out on it. Have you ever wondered if maybe it would actually have been nice to just go through it the one time, instead of all those other times in your head first?

I know it might be tempting fate to ask “What’s the worst that can happen” so let’s just start out by scratching that one, like forever. How about asking the Universe “What is the absolute best outcome for everyone involved here in this situation?” and go from there? Why be conditioned to always expect the worst? Maybe (well, definitely but since we are releasing fears I don’t want to scare anyone!!) if we put it out there that things could go totally off the rails… they will. And maybe, if we release all that limiting thinking and decide to project the best possible outcome for the highest good of all, we can become a magnet to that instead.

Go ahead and practice. Start with the little stuff and work up from there. Try smiling and laughing and dancing while you do it, it speeds up the process and gets those amazing results pouring in just a little bit faster.

And so it is… not scary at all

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Chakra Wisdom Oracle Card deck, by Tori Hartman, Illustrated by Gretchen Raishch-Baskin

The Spiritual Teacher

Published December 25, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
The Spiritual Teacher, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

The Spiritual Teacher, from the Guardian Angel Tarot Card deck, by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

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

The Spiritual Teacher: “There are great rewards in spending time alone. Use those moments of solitude to focus on love, and ways in which you might give to those around you. Shine your light as an example for others to follow. Seek out a spiritual mentor of your own if your life feels unfulfilled right now.”

Message From The Spiritual Teacher: “Seek and ye shall find. You will discover a wonderful mentor or spiritual teacher, as you ask Heaven for someone who can provide you with wise counsel and loving guidance. Or perhaps it is time for you to step out into the open as a teacher with many spiritual gifts. Do not underestimate the brightness of the light you have to offer others!

If you are currently on a quest for peace and enlightenment, do your seeking within. Meditation or time spent in nature can provide great insight.”

~ by Doreen Virtue Ph.D and Radleigh Valentine

Merry Christmas…. are you connecting to the Spirit of Love today? Are you taking some time to connect with your loved ones, even if you find the holidays stressful? Are you able to take some time to yourself to just breathe?

This card is a message to you that you are about to either find or become a mentor. Student or teacher; who learns more? The roles almost blend as one learns from another in the perfect balance of giving and receiving; one cannot function without the other. Look for signs in the upcoming days as the year comes to a close;  this is going to happen soon and start the new year off in a wonderful new direction. You just may learn more than you ever thought possible!

In the meantime, practice gratitude as you reflect on the lessons learned to date. Where were you this time last year, body, mind and spirit? Where are you in your consciousness comparatively? How have your values changed… even subtle differences can be huge if you just acknowledge them. Where is your vibration at today?

Take a few deep breaths and send blessings, love and light out to all of your loved ones, whether they are in flesh or in spirit, near or far. Send blessings out around your neighbourhood, your town, your city. Send it right out around your country, then out and around the whole continent. Send this powerful love, light, healing and blessings right out around the world. And then, right out into the Universe. Know that as you do this, you connect to the energy of others who are also doing it, having read this message. Breathe in their love and connect to it, knowing that as you do so, you strengthen their intention as they do yours.

We are all in this together, and together we will make a difference.

Namaste

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

Little Wolf Girl

Published October 26, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Little Wolf Girl, from the Oracle Of The Shapeshifters Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

Little Wolf Girl, from the Oracle Of The Shapeshifters Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Little Wolf Girl, from the Oracle Of The Shapeshifters Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

Little Wolf Girl ~ Message: “It is all right to be alone”

About Little Wolf Girl: “This small girl who changes in the woods, under the full moon, into a creature wild and undomesticated, remains gentle, soulful, and true to her essence. She wants you to know your solitude is your sanctuary. She wishes you to know that while these changes will be empowering, at first they make you vulnerable, fragile, and open – as she is if you gaze deeply into her eyes. You must wear a symbol of what you are becoming at this time, as she does, and take on that which you wish to change into. This will become your talisman, and it holds great magick within it. Choose this alone.”

Little Wolf Girl Speaks: “I am alone. This is is a good thing. I am not sorry for my solitude. I will defy boundaries, expectations, and the labels others wish to place on me. For this moment I stand alone. I am by myself. And that is all right. I am changing. By myself, I can change without influence. Perhaps you are changing too. You are like a tree or a snake, and you are shaking off the dusty, too tight skin of the past, of your exile from the world of nature and, most of all, of the words others have used from the world of nature and, most of all, of the words others have used to describe you. You are awakening from a prison of conditioning and thought, and freeing yourself for a future of true, authentic, powerful, blissful – and sometimes testing – times and lives. You are changing. Your new sensitivity will help many people connect more deeply to the physical world, which is continually feeding you with imagery, energy, and messages. But before you can achieve great things, you must change, even if the only change is to choose the courage to be alone.

Divination: “Your changes are becoming conspicuous to others, so, for now, be sure to keep the changes safe while you nurture them. Now is either the right time to proclaim them loudly, nor is it the time to be mysterious. It is wise to allow them simply to happen. Some will notice and give you their support. Others will notice and give their disapproval. You must learn to discern what advice is wise. Be not needful of approval and flattery, or of condemnation against which to rebel. Just keep on being your true self, and give yourself space and solitude. Allow the Little Wolf Girl to show you how – and hose who are no longer meant to be in your life will depart. Do not worry. Just keep on becoming. And be, for now, in the best company of all: your own.”*

~by Lucy Cavendish

I love the idea of wearing a talisman in the shape of your transformation… this truly resonates with me. I love the idea that it would be a talisman of protection during the transformation; creating an energetic boundary around you which would prevent anyone from throwing you off your course. I also love that it would be a constant reminder of your process, that you are a work in progress, and that it would help to guide you through.

What are you becoming? Free and wild and true? A Goddess of Divine Wisdom and power? A Shaman, a magician, a wise and powerful healer? A manifestor of light? A vortex of love? A deep well of compassion? Only you can decide.

And when you do decide, step into it with grace and ease and beauty. With truth, authenticity, strength and courage. With the intention of the highest good of all.

And so it is.

Namaste

*Oracle Of The Shapeshifters Oracle Card deck, by Lucy Cavendish

Shark

Published October 15, 2015 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Shark, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Shark, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

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

Shark: “Trust your instincts to discern the truth of the situation”

“Your instinctual self is that aspect of you that sends signals to your brain directly from your body. It is what is responsible for your survival – particularly when you are in a life threatening situation and must avoid danger by fighting, fleeing, or remaining still and quiet. Your instinct dictates which choice most likely ensures your perpetuation. It is much more primal than intellect, and it is what connects humans with other animals.

The trust for your instinctual signals can be modified and distorted by conditioning, especially childhood conditioning. When you are repeatedly told to distrust what your body is telling you or you have faced life threatening situations, with no escape, this exquisite survival mechanism becomes clouded at the least and completely suppressed at the extreme. It is replaced by either a generalized fear and agitation that gets projected onto relatively benign situations, or else a psychic numbness that anesthetizes the senses and severely limits your body’s ability to process environmental cues for danger. This sensory numbness also limits your ability to fully experience pleasure.

Take time to tune in to your gut feelings, using slow, deep breathing as an access code. Listen with all your senses to discern what your body is telling you, and use your intellect to interpret whether it is a conditioned reaction or an instinctual response. With practice, you will refine your perceptual capabilities so that you can completely trust what you feel.

Associations For This Card: Confidence; Secrets; Protection; Respect; Survival; Authority; Focus; Action; Unpredictability; Solitude; Endurance; Assertiveness; Divinity.”*

~ Stephen D Farmer

Every limitation that we encounter can be traced back to our perception of ourselves. We set our own limitations. Period. However, in setting them, we have taken into account all the information we have gathered not just over this lifetime, but over our many lifetimes. Some of this information may be perceived as negative. Some of it may just have come from little snippets of things that people have said to us long ago; things that they may or may not even remember saying; things that we have held on to for our whole lives.These things need not affect us any more, we must let them all go and start fresh.

If we do not let the past hurts go, we use them as shields to protect us from our present experience. We assume when offered a new opportunity that things may turn out the same as they did in the past. We give away our power as we don’t trust ourselves to make healthy decisions. We fight anxiety and experience fear when we go against the “red flags” put out by our bodies.

We must believe in ourselves; strengthen the connection to our intuition. We must take back our power and trust in our instincts. They will never let us down if we truly listen. They will always guide us on our highest path.

All we need to do is listen.

Namaste

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

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

Condor

Published October 2, 2014 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
condor

Condor, from the Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Card deck

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

Condor: “You are too enmeshed in the situation, so step back and see the bigger picture before making any decisions or taking action.”

“You have lost perspective here because you either believe there is something that you absolutely need to have happen or else you are simply being too stubborn to let go, step back, and take a fresh look at your circumstances. It is the forest versus the trees dilemma: You are too close to clearly discern the reality of what is actually taking place. So make a practice of detachment. Most people think of this as a cold, sterile way of responding to a situation or person, but nothing is further from the truth. It is far worse to remain so utterly involved and entangled that you lose perspective – and sometimes even your self. This all too familiar pattern stems from the guilty feeling that somehow you are not doing enough unless you completely immerse yourself into the problem or person, continually trying to fix the situation or rescue the individual involved. While this may give you a temporary sense of satisfaction, doing so also creates unhealthy dependencies – yours and others’.

True detachment is objective compassion, a state of mind and heart where you still care very much but are distanced enough so that you are not under the illusion that you can somehow control the situation or person through your participation or intervention. In any situation or conversation, follow these four simple guidelines. First, be 100 percent present and attentive; second, speak your truth (or maintain a dignified silence); third, keep the focus on what is really  important and what really matters; and fourth, let go of any attachment to outcome. These four steps will help you to keep your perspective while remaining compassionately involved and detached at the same time. You can still wield your influence by stating your preferences – whether strong or mild – without insisting on getting your own way. Express yourself and see what happens, all the while honoring and respecting others.

Associations:

Perspective; Vision; Awareness; Death/Rebirth; Independence; Solitude; Inspiration; Creativity; Leadership; Pachamama (“PA-che-Mama,” Mother Earth); Simplicity; Sensitivity; Detoxification.”*

– Stephen D Harper

We Lightworkers and Earth Angels love nothing more than to give someone the benefit of the doubt. We see potential everywhere and heal with love. We are hardest on ourselves and hold the belief that if we just try a little harder, that we can fix anyone or anything, if we just add a little bit more love then everything will be Ok. We can see potential in others that they may never see in this lifetime. We believe in unconditional love. We believe that the stars are going to align and everything will fall into place.

We often put the needs and wants of others in front of our own, steering ourselves away from our dreams in the process. This in turn leaves us feeling empty and sad, wondering what is missing in our lives and why we aren’t living up to our own high expectations, and then, instead of dedicating ourselves to the inner work we need to do in order to set things right, we turn around and try ten, a hundred or a thousand times harder to fix the original person or problem. Sound familiar?

Take a step back and see the bigger picture. What is really going on in your life and what are you trying to fix that is beyond your ability to fix. We cannot fix other people, we can only work on ourselves. It may be time to take all that beautiful loving energy and, instead of draining yourself completely trying to heal another who must heal themselves; aim that love right back in to heal your own wounded heart.

Namaste ~ With so much love.

 

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

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