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The Ancient Ones

Published August 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Ancient Ones, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Rassouli, Poetry by Richard Cohn

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Ancient Ones, from the Journey Of Love Oracle Card deck, by Alana Fairchild, artwork by Rassouli, Poetry by Richard Cohn

The Ancient Ones: “Your spiritual growth is now acknowledged and witnessed by the heavenly ones that see beyond time and space into the reality of your soul. Do not lose heart if your spirituality is not fully acknowledged, understood or appreciated by those around you in the physical world as yet. Thought they may love you, it is most likely that their vision is still bound by time and space and they cannot see into the very real gains that you have made in the subtle worlds, where all true spiritual growth begins. So the ancient ones reach out to you and bring this message: “We see you, beloved. We honour your growth. It is real, it is palpable and soon it will manifest fully in the physical world, with breathtaking beauty. We honour your light. Namaste.”

This oracle brings guidance that you have taken a leap in personal growth. If you are still testing it in the physical world, trying to translate your inner changes into outer experiences, take heed, it’s only a matter of time before you see reflected back to you in your physical world, what you have become within.And you will see it mirrored back to you in the eyes of those around you in sacred relationship, too.”

~ By Alana Fairchild

Here’s wishing you
Some sunshine
The day after the rain

Here’s a hug
Of understanding
When life
Seems filled with pain

Here’s knowing that emotion
Like wind
Blows many ways

And our course
Will seem more certain
With the Dawn
Of each new day”*

~ By Richard Cohn

We are being tested, individually and collectively. As the old falls away and we accept the new, comfort zones are being expanded past their capacity and bursting wide open. The expansion is that big, that deep. It will blow holes in all the old, outmoded belief systems. Thank goodness for that!

People that cling on will feel the struggle. Those who go with the flow will experience the transition with more grace and ease. Those who experience grace and ease at first may come into conflict with those who are not happy with seeing them change. Many people fear change and are quick to anger when they feel they are losing control.

Yet part of all of this is the realization that there really is no such thing as control. It also is just an illusion. Of course.

You have the support of the ancestors, through many lifetimes, and throughout the galaxy. We are all coming together now. You roots go so much deeper than you think; your DNA a mixture of many beings over a span of time beyond your wildest imagination. The Ancient Ones stand by to assist you in your transition. They offer guidance, love and support. If you are willing to receive it. Do you see the Ancients in the card? They are not human yet they are our relatives across time and space. Answering our call for assistance. Speak to them in Light and they will come. It’s time for this communication to take place.

These are powerful times. The polarity is stretching, dark and light coming so far apart they can do nothing but come back together. And when they do, everything will change. It’s changing now.

Being part of the Light is a responsibility. It is a choice.

It is your Soul path; your reason for Being.

Anchor the Light despite the chaos, despite the conflict.

Choose love.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

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

Ehwaz

Published August 15, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Ehwaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Angela Hartfield, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Ehwaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Ehwaz: “Take speedy action. Open yourself to the power of flow. It benefits us to work with the rhythms of the natural world. Equine-assisted therapy may be of comfort to you. Eat seasonally available foods and notice the particular energies of each season. We are not our past.”

“The wind, it works its way
Through my hair, a crown of ink.
I smell its direction.
I feel its sway.
My legs, they hold
To the warmth of fur,
The bellows of breathing.
Together,
Forward,
now.
I am Ehwaz.”

“Ehwaz (pronounced, “ay-waz), is the rune of the horse, and it tells us of the importance of flow, rhythm and the gaining of momentum over time. Good riders adapt their bodies and minds to the rhythm of each of their horse’s gaits: walk, trot, canter and gallop (or, in the case of Icelandic horses, their special gliding ‘tolt). In doing so, they become one with their steed, bringing grace, ease and a deep connection between human and horse.

Ehwaz suggests we bring this same sensitivity to our everyday lives. That, rather than resisting the flow, we adapt to – even enjoy – the rhythm of life as we move with it. For example, we can align with the changing seasons, withdrawing with the introverted nature of winter, and setting forth new plans in the fertile spring. Even the foods available differ from season to season, and scientists agree that eating seasonally is better for the health of our bodies.

Ehwaz is also a rune of the now, not the past nor the future. It reminds us that by being where we are and enjoying the fullness and completeness of this present moment we create a more mindful and enjoyable future.”

Ehwaz as Challenger: “Stop resisting. What is is. What has happened is done. Accept it and move on – wiser for the experience and with a positive outlook.”

Element: “Water”*

~ By Angela Hartfield

Yesterday we were day-dreaming our desires into reality, today we take the action necessary to make it happen in the physical realm. We don’t resist change but go with it. We don’t hold on when we need to move forward because we trust in the Universe and ourselves. In this way we take a hand in creating through action, one small step at a time.

Horses are powerful and intelligent animals. They deserve our respect and we can learn as much from them as they are willing to teach us and we are willing to learn. They possess a beauty and grace that we as humans have always been drawn to. They can be strong and loyal allies if we treat them with reverence. They can be wild and free, fast and playful; and they can be still and silent, aware, watching. Many of my friends talk to their horses as if they were people, and you only need to look that horse in the eye to know they are fully aware if unable to answer out loud! There are medicine horses here too; ones that understand energy, chakras, auras and healing. They are a rare and amazing gift to those who work with them.

Let the energy of the horse drive you forward with all your grace and power. For the highest good of all. Gallop forward boldly towards your dreams.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Imagination

Published August 14, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Imagination, from the Oracle Of The Unicorns, by Cordelia Francesca Brabbs, card artwork “Cloud Dancer Unicorn” Copyright 2017 by Carol Cavalaris

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Imagination, from the Oracle Of The Unicorns, by Cordelia Francesca Brabbs, card artwork “Cloud Dancer Unicorn” Copyright 2017 by Carol Cavalaris

Imagination: “Envision a new reality. Give yourself permission to dream. Believe in unlimited possibilities.”

“Your imagination was once wild, free and magical. Deep in your heart you believed that anything was possible. Then you grew older and were told to live in the ‘real world’. You were told to take sensible action, to be responsible, and to learn facts and figures instead of dwelling in daydreams. You were lead to believe that hard world was the only way to get results. This thinking cut you off from your magic and blocked you from using one of your most powerful manifesting tools.

Now the winged horses call on you to soar back into the realms of your imagination and to use daydreaming as a powerful way to create your reality. Return to your childlike mind that was full of wonder and to your belief in magic and miracles.

Instead of being limited by reason, allow  yourself to fly high into possibility and believe you can be, do and have anything. If you can see it happening in your mind, it can become real in the physical. Spend time each day to powerfully dream of what you want. Let your imagination activate feelings of joy, delight, gratitude, amazement and surprise – as if your wildest dreams have already come true. Let those feelings flood your body and stream them back to the Universe. Give thanks in advance and surrender the ‘how’ to the Divine.

This card also encourages you to go even higher with your dreams and to trust they are closer than you think. Have patience and don’t give up right before your vision manifests.”*

~ By Cordelia Francesca Brabbs

Our ability to visualize ourselves and our lives is our most valuable tool. When we choose to imagine wonderful things, people and situations coming into our lives, and allow ourselves to experience a rush of positive emotion as we day-dream, we set those very dreams into motion. The magical combination between focused intention and the power of high vibrational emotion is the Law of Attraction at it’s very best. Anything becomes possible!

As mentioned above, children are the very best example of the joy created by the power of imagination. Hours can be spent inventing games with various characters, forts can be built, books experienced as if in the first person. Hopefully all children, despite the overwhelming pull of technology, still get to experience this pure magic.

As we mature, we start to rely on our rational minds to decide what is possible for us, and how far we should reach for our dreams before we cut them loose and set our sights lower. We give up so easily because we believe that we can’t or won’t have what we so desire. All that has to change. We need an infusion of imagination inspiration to save us from ourselves!

Take a moment and gaze at the amazing image on the card above. Just for a moment, close your eyes and imagine flying with that amazing being. Imagine being granted permission to sit astride him and head for the clouds. Imagine the feeling of the wind through your hair; the power of his wings as they lift up through the air over and over lifting you up higher and higher. Imagine the feel of his mane in your hands. Imagine the smell of the flowers and trees as you rise above them. Imagine the exhilaration, the freedom, the racing of your pulse. Imagine throwing your head back, laughing with glee and amazement at this wonderous experience. Imagine the pure joy you would feel. Allow yourself to fully embrace the experience.

We need more of that in our lives. More magic. More colour. More luxuriating in the senses. More visualizing our heart’s desires.

As Dr. Zeus would say: “Oh the Thinks you can Think!”

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

* Oracle Of The Unicorns, by Cordelia Francesca Brabbs, card artwork “Cloud Dancer Unicorn” Copyright 2017 by Carol Cavalaris

 

 

Book Of Destiny

Published August 13, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

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

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

The Moral Of The Story Is: “Destiny is created when you actively pursue it. Whilst fate may present certain circumstances destiny unfolds once you move towards it. Action shapes destiny.”

Book Of Destiny: “The Seeker is surprised that the fabled book seems of quite ordinary and unremarkable appearance, with no elaborate cover to imply the magical secrets that it holds. They catch their breath when they find that the bookplate contains a simple inscription bearing their name and, as they delve into the pages, they find the story of their life, penned in the familiar hand of the Guardian of the Books. The chronicles of their great adventure unfurl upon the written page, and as the Seeker reads, they become enlightened to the mystery the Book Of Destiny holds and the final words they find written there, “Destiny is created when you actively pursue it.”

Card definition: “When you take meaningful action in the direction of your dreams, it sets off a chain of synchronistic events, sometimes considered as meaningful coincidences. As the Seeker’s journey demonstrates, some doors open and others close, helpful allies mysteriously appear, whilst challengers test resolve, casting light and shadows on areas to strengthen or abandon.

There is a special connection between this card and Dreams, Weaver of Worlds, and Resolve, since their meanings contain the sequence of actions shaped by the Seeker and echo the secret found within the Book of Destiny. If these four cards all appear in a reading together, they are most auspicious, since they form the practical basis for achieving success through the combined effort of thought, desire, and taking action.

When the Book Of Destiny card appears in your reading, it is the reminder that you write your own book of life. Whilst fate may present certain circumstances, destiny is created and shaped when you actively pursue it.”*

~ By Josephine Ellershaw and Emily Ellershaw

We really come into our power when we realize that we are the ones who shape our reality. We are not the victims of circumstance, we have challenges yes, but we also have the tools, resources and skills to manage them. We are capable, we are strong and we are courageous. We get to be the hero or heroine of our own story. We get to write our own book of life.

What is written in your book of life to date? Is it an exciting story, a sad story, an uplifting and inspiring story? Where have you learned your lessons? Where have you walked away and started all over again? Where have you loved and lost, and where have you had the courage to love again?

Now turn the page in your book of life and see that just one day in the future, tomorrow, the page is blank. What will be written on that next page? What will be written in ten pages, twenty or one hundred? How will each chapter shift and change, how colourful and beautiful could it be… will it be? Take a few moments and imagine the next few chapters in your book of life. Imagine the illustrations, vibrantly jumping off the pages. What do you see there?

What will you create?

What is your destiny?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Dionysus

Published August 12, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Dionysus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Dionysus, from the Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

Dionysus: “Freedom”

The Myth: “Dionysus is the son of Zeus and the mortal Semele. While Semele was pregnant with Dionysus, Hera, disguised as an old woman, convinced Semele to make Zeus prove he was a god. Semele asked Zeus to swear an unbreakable oath to grant her a favor. He agreed, and was thus forced to reveal his true nature when she demanded it. Zeus appeared as a bolt of lightning, and its fire consumed Semele. Zeus saved Dionysus by sewing him into his thigh until it was time for him to be born, giving Dionysus two births.

Dionysus is the wise god of nature, vegetation, wine and music. He embodies the ecstasy and intoxication of unity and the dissolving of barriers. He is known as the liberator, freeing humankind from the chains of the mundane through music, wine, madness and ecstasy.

The Message: “Ecstasy is the transcendence of the ordinary state. It is an altered state of consciousness, a type of trance that moves us beyond our own self-awareness into a unified awareness. This state heightens our thought processes, intensifies our emotions, expands our spiritual awareness, and enhances our physical abilities. Dionysus instigates the trance that ushers us into his realm of ecstatic awareness.

Dionysus represents the freedom of the senses and the liberation of the civil and dutiful mind. His appearance in your cards signifies a deep connection to art, music and poetry and points you toward obtaining freedom through catharsis.

If your life has become overwhelmed by mundane routine, though and existence, Dionysus is here to shake you awake. This is the time for freeing your senses and finding your true voice, your dance. It is a time to break free from the rules of the civil world, to find your own way instead.

If you have drawn this card, liberation is at hand. the key to this liberation will come through deep catharsis – an intense, climactic, emotional experience that leaves you feeling renewed, revitalized, and reborn. The experience will smash the psychological barriers that bind you – the experience of religious or spiritual ecstasy, the total experience of unity with all that is, the ecstatic experience of god within and without.”*

~by Carisa Mellado

Our society has a twisted sense of ecstasy. As soon as you hear the word, what do you think of? The drug? Illicit sex? Hedonism? It’s all gone sideways and our minds are so used to being in the gutter it’s hard to imagine another realm of reality.

Yet, what if the most pure form or ecstasy is found within our deep connection to the Divine? Is that not what the ancient Guru’s sought in the caves high in the Himalayan mountains? The ecstasy that could only be found when the ego mind was surpassed and our Souls reached out to touch Source energy itself? Ecstasy is not a quickie, it’s not a fast distraction away from responsibility. It can’t be found in a meaningless connection. Ecstasy is the greatest gift we are given; the ability to open ourselves up and receive Unconditional Love.

Ecstasy is stepping past the feeling of stagnancy and lethargy. It is being fully awake and fully aware, present, alive. It is feeling the beat of the music of life with your whole being and all of your senses. It is about throwing yourself into your life with passion and inspiration.

So how do we find it here? We find it through joy and lightness of Being. We find it in Love, both given and received. Not in empty physical connection, but true, heart centered loving sacred union; or through the strength of the bonds love that we feel for our family, pets and friends. We find it when we are passionate about a cause, when we truly step onto our Soul path and become of service. Through refusing to repeat a pattern ad nauseum in our lives, but learning and moving forward. It’s about releasing habits and limiting belief systems, taking risks and opening up to opportunity. It is about grasping life by the horns and riding it wildly, even if that is completely out of character!

Stir things up. Get sensual in your creative self-expression. Get out of your box and fly free for a while. You deserve it, and it will do you a world of good.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Mythic Oracle, by Carisa Mellado, artwork by Michele-Lee Phelan

 

Page Of Wands

Published August 11, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Page Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Page Of Wands, from the Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

Page Of Wands: “With confidence and a childlike joy, she plays her instrument, sending forth her message. The cadences dance in swirling melodies, a song of confidence and assurance. The strident beats mark a quick tempo that is irresistible to any who hear it. She smiles, knowing that she is the center of attention as she draws our all the creatures of the woods. Excitement fills the air, and breathless exuberance.

From ether and the nether-realms,
From sea and skies, come to my side!
I summon all to heed this call:
come flock to me! Come run, swim,
Stride!

Page Of Wands is creative and passionate. She is witty, charismatic, and outspoken with her philosophy. She knows her mind and is direct and forthright when she has an opinion. She may be a teacher, eager to pass on that kernel of knowledge that she possesses. She is the fiery spark of initiative, inventive, and she dares you to delve within and seek out the opportunities that may be frightening but have so much potential. Sometimes the actions that push you to the limits of comfort are the most rewarding. She tells you to do and not sit there with only mute desire. Action is what is important. Can you hear her song ringing in your ears? Can you hear its sweet seduction singing with the voice of impulse?”

~ By Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Creation, manifestation, passion and incentive are all the messages of today’s card. It is about doing, being, advancing, expanding; there is no procrastination here. It is about quick wits and intuition; following your gut instincts and taking colourful and creative action.

Solar Plexus and Sacral chakras are most important now too: confidence, will power, self-belief, self-worth and self-esteem; sensuality and sexuality are all important factors in our lives now. We have the ability to step fully into our true authentic selves. We have the opportunity to align with our dreams and use our deepest passions to paint the canvas of our reality.

Music, art, poetry, wisdom and self-expression all play a part here. Get your creative juices flowing by doing whatever it is that you love to do. In your own unique way of doing it. Communication, teaching, and clarity of vision are key factors to the manifestation of your reality. Make a vision board, research that trip you are dying to go on and print off the info, pin it to your fridge. Look into taking or teaching a course or class. Sign up for a workshop and learn something new.

And most importantly, create with love and with joy. Create with passion and vitality. Infuse love into every aspect of your creation; always leaving space for more and more.

And so it is

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Shadowscapes Tarot, by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, artwork by Barbara Moore

 

 

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