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Hidden Talents

Published September 20, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
nightsong hidden talents

Nightsong, from the The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

Daily Angel Oracle Card, from the The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco: Nightsong ~ Hidden Talents

Nightsong ~ Hidden Talents: “A ruby red bird singing In the darkness full of sound like an unopened present ribbons still bound.”

“A bird singing at night is an unusual occurrence and those birds who are know as “singers of the darkness’ are almost always considered sacred – or frightening! From the operatic nightingale through to the hooting owl, hearing a bird that you cannot see weaving its magic through the night sky has captivated humans for millennia.

In the past, at Halloween time, a night that the veil between the worlds was said to be at its thinnest, these night birds were considered either omens or messengers of the gods. Depending on the culture, their voices were perceived as good luck and a positive validation or alternatively a warning about continuing on a certain pathway. In some mythology the night bird was able to direct us towards discovering our talents and true purpose – a kind of guide in the darkness leading us to the dawn.

Should this beautiful but shy bird sing to you by appearing during your divination, know that you must unwrap the present of yourself. Look! Some of the gifts within you remain unopened! The time has come to step into your true potential and claim all possibilities for yourself. There is no more time to waste. No more excuses!”*

– Stacey Demarco

Deeply hidden or previously denied gifts are emerging; it is time to go beyond accepting and embrace the true authentic you. If you have been shy or holding back on your true talents; treating them unattainable or as mere daydreams, things are about to change. If you are reading this and thinking that you have no hidden talents, or that you don’t feel talented, you have some work to do! FindingĀ  your hidden talents is as easy as spending some time in quiet, uninterrupted, meditation and contemplation.

Ask your guides to assist you in your quest, they will be more than happy to oblige. When you ask your guides for help in this matter, resolve to remain open and aware to the messages, synchronicities and signs that will come to you after. The answers may come to you through repetitive thoughts, through a relevant TV show, a song, poem or flyer, your dreams, a suggestion or invitation from a friend, or a song on the radio. It will be something that catches your attention, sticks with you, and makes you think. When this happens, it is time to act!

If your hidden talent is something that you are not familiar with to start, take a class, workshop or course! This is a great way to meet new people and also to find alternate ways to branch out. I have often signed up for classes only to find that I knew most of what they were teaching, but yet took away the jewels of a new friendship, a direction to proceed in and a line on where to find the next step! You have nothing to lose by signing up for something new, if nothing else, it will broaden your horizons and teach you about what you don’t want to pursue! Have fun with it!

Namaste

 

* The Halloween Oracle, by Stacey Demarco

 

The Norns

Published September 4, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Norns, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Norns, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

The Norns: “While there may be things that are fated, still, our will and energy can alter them. We all receive gifts from the divine at birth, which we can develop or ignore. Focus and energy must be put towards a task if it is to be successful.”

“The thread of of life shimmers i the dawn.
It is woven by what was;
It is entwined with what is:
And plaited with what will be.
Each has their destiny,
But each too, their will and magic.
Nothing is certain.
All is in flow.”

Yggdrasil, the tree of life that holds the nine worlds within it’s limbs and roots, grows from the Well of Wyrd. Wyrd is the flow and living force of destiny, which nourishes the world tree and all life. Seated under the tree, ensuring the flow of Wyrd, are the three maiden Norns -Urdr (What was)Verdandi (What is), and Skuld (What will be).

These deities weave the destiny of each new baby born. They visit each child and bestow upon them their fate, which they carve in the form of runes into Yggdrasil. While it is tempting to look at the Norns as similar to the Fates in the Greek Pantheon, the Norse did not see fate as unalterable, as the Greeks did. Instead, they saw fate as malleable, subject to the will and energy of the individual and the forces of their environment. So while someone could have a destiny carved for them by the Norns, by channeling their own desires and personal energy, they could change it.

If we turn to mythos, we can see this concept at work: One day, a new baby entered the world to a jarl (Danish chief) and his queen. The Norns traveled to them. The Norns wove and weaved, the silk flying around them, and after a small while, told the mother that her son would be a great warrior, who would attain great glory.

Knowing that such men often died early, the woman begged the Norns thus: “Please, great women, my son is bound to have an early death should he be a warrior If this is his only fate, I am both happy and bereft. Whist warriors keep us safe, their families must suffer, and they must lose their lives! can you not grant him another talent? Can you not soften his destiny?”

“Ah”, said Urdr, “what we give cannot be taken back.”

“But”, said Verdandi, “We are not the only influences. We can carve his destiny upon Yggdrasil, but the waters of Wyrd and the magic of the whole can change.”

“So”, said Skuld, “The will, the wave and the whole shapes his destiny too.”

And so the Norns left the woman and traveled back to the tree of life. They carved the new sons’ destiny into its wood, noticing as always that as they did the shape of the fate began to shimmer and move. As always.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Destiny is calling, are you listening? Are you ready and willing to accept this mission? Ready to embark upon the next chapter of your life? Destiny is calling but it is up to you to answer this call. Up to you to decide to take action towards creating something new, to grasp the opportunity, to take a chance with your heart. To step fully onto the path of your Soul.

Free will is a wonderful gift. It allows us to choose in each moment what we wish to create; more of the same or something brand new. Free will allows us to take absolute responsibility for our lives; and free will allows us to create by default if we refuse to take the reigns.

It’s all up to you.

Do you get out of your comfort zone or stay where you are? Do you dream a little bigger and put some effort into getting where you need to be? Do you dream a whole lot bigger and have faith that you possess the resources to get you there?

Or do you assume that other forces are in control and you are merely along for the ride, for better or for worse?

All up to you.

Destiny is calling…

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Sol

Published July 21, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Sol, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Sol: “Your sense of personal power will increase. Be confident – your situation will improve quickly. Do not procrastinate. Choose love over hate. Do not be distracted by gossip or mockery – these are lower forms of communication. Surround yourself with positive people.”

“Every cell of my being
Reaches up
Like the face of a flower
Turning towards your greatness.
You are the source of all warmth,
The catalyst to my change,
The flow of love to all things,
Golden and beautiful.
I feel filled with now.
I am Sol.”

“Sol is both a goddess and the sun itself. Sol and her brother Mani were born of time (Mundilferi) when the universe was being created. Sol was as golden and beautiful as her brother was silvery and light. At first, Sol was not sure of her role within the new world. But then the gods created times of darkness and times of light, assigning Sol the day and Mani night.

Sol and Mani ride across the sky in horse drawn chariots. Their steeds are named Arvakr (Early Riser) and Alsvior (Swift). Other cultures have imagined the sun as a deity riding across the sky on a chariot, too. For instance, the ancient Greeks saw the sun as Helios and his horses. However, most sun deities are seen as male, which makes the female Sol unusual. Perhaps the Norse peoples saw the sun as particularly rare and beautiful, since their lands were dominated by cold, dark and ice. Also, the sun was life giving, as women were givers of life, so they associated the sun with the feminine.

In some poems, Sol is said to be chased every day by two ravenous wolves, Skoll (Mockery) and Hati (Hate). She manages to outrun them until Ragnarok, when they finally catch up to her and destroy her. This provides and alternative to the mythos of Sol being consumed by the great wolf Fenrir.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Again we have the most powerful creation energies, the Sun. And for a change, the Sun as Divine Feminine, which is different energy all together than what we are used to. What significance does this have? Warmth, thoughtful creation and mindful manifestation. Receptivity and fertility. Mindful, thorough and expansive creation through slow and steady action; with an aspect of the things we need coming to us and through us. Healing energy. Nurturing energy.

We can embody these energies and use them to create in our own lives. Knowing that our own Sun energy resides in our Solar Plexus chakra in our navel. When this chakra is energized we experience increased confidence, abundance, and empowerment. We can, quite literally have the ‘Midas Touch’ and accelerated powers of manifestation. Creative expression comes naturally and we are able to really be who we are without compromise.

Stand outside and tilt your face up to the Sun, palms outstretched. Feel it energize you; feel it’s life force. Use this energy to revitalize you and harness it to fuel your passions; allowing your creative juices to flow.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Thurisaz

Published July 18, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Thurisaz, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Thurisaz: “Do not get drawn into unnecessary drama. There are many sides to every story, so make sure you research a situation thoroughly before making a decision. Ignorance is no excuse. Choose wisdom and remove the old thorn in your side. Choose the positive flow of enthusiasm, fecundity and passion, rather than aggression, small mindedness and force.”

“I am the hammer of wisdom:
I smash ignorance,
Exploding smallness,
Expanding outwards,
The thorn no longer in my side.
I am Thurisaz”

Thurisaz (pronounced, “thoor-ee-saws” is part of the Elder Futark. Although often referred to as a “thorn,” this rune more accurately represents Thor’s hammer, Mjollnir, and the god himself. Thor, a protective figure, who defended Asgard from the giants, is the hero one calls upon to fight for freedoms and balanced expansion.

The hammer can easily be misconstrued as a dull brute of a weapon, but in this case the hammer is used to smash ignorance and small mindedness, as well as clear away untruth. There is a solidity that Thurisaz requires, an acknowledgment that we have the wisdom and tools we need within us – that we do not always have to look outward for validity.

Thurisaz suggests that courage may be needed to overcome our hesitancy to strive for greater creativity or prosperity. Both self-sabotage and chronic procrastination are challenges for many. Thurisaz gives us the confidence to break through these forms of fear with passion and gladness.”

Thurisaz as Challenger: “Beware of those who hold a smaller vision of life than you do – and of those who may envy your dreams or vision. You may need to undertake more research before you make a key decision, otherwise the result may be quite detrimental to you or your business. Ignorance is no excuse. Do your due diligence. Be aware of being heavy handed or pushing people too hard, as this will only backfire.”

Element: “Earth, Fire”*

~ by Stacey Demarco

Yesterday’s message was a message of truth. Absolute, uncompromising truth. Today’s message is a message about clearing away all obstacles which prevent this pure truth from prevailing in your reality right now.

What needs to be smashed? A limiting belief system perhaps? An old way of being in the world? A victim or lack mentality? Regret, guilt, shame or resentment that is holding you back? Smash all that, Thor is generously offering us Mjollnir to do so… can you visualize it? This is a call to be done with what no longer serves you.

This messages also has an underlying tone of the energy of Kali, the goddess who destroys evil beings and also our fears; ultimately creating the chaos necessary to free us from the ties that bind us or hold us down. When Kali comes you know that the Universe has tried coaxing, nudging and drawing you to where you need to be. But you haven’t been listening. Enter Kali. Things are about to be stirred up. The truth must come out now. Go willingly or weather the storm.

It’s always up to you.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco artwork by Jimmy Manton

 

Raidho

Published July 8, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Raidho, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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

Raidho: “Your joys are signposts to your purpose and destiny. The journey is as important as the destination. Focus on the now, rather than the burdens of the past or the unrealized future. Stretch. Aim for new horizons. Work with the rhythms of life, not against them.”

“As the wheel turns,
I am at the center, seeing all things
As they are, right now;
Being within each step,
Free to choose,
Blue sky, green fields
I am Raidho”

“With lives deeply connected to the seasons, the Norse were more mindful of the ‘now’ of life as it rhythmically unfolded than are we. They ate, lived, traveled and even raided according to the seasons. Raidho (pronounced “ride-ho), a rune that is part of the Elder Futark, reminds us to focus on every aspect of the now. Doing so will make each day rich and full of wisdom and awareness.

The Vikings were adventurers and pioneers. They traveled great distances, and understood that their journeys were to be treasured as their destinations. In keeping with this concept, Raidho asks us to focus on every precious step of our own personal journeys and not to concern ourselves too much with what might happen in the future or what has happened in the past. In fact, Raidho suggests we unburden ourselves of the weight of the past entirely and step into the new unencumbered, so as to make the journey both easier and more joyful.

By asking us to ride the natural flow, Raidho offers an energy of personal freedom. If we reject others’ time frames for us, their unreasonable expectations and their opinions and, instead, look to our own sense of timing and our own feeling of the rightness of that to which we are drawn, we will experience the space and freedom to choose wisely and without excessive anxiety.”

Raidho as Challenger: “Be mindful: You are living too much in the past or in the future. We must make good decisions now. We may have placed too much emphasis on our goal or destination and pushed aggressively to get there at any cost. What happens if we actually don’t like where we have ended up? What if the price of the goal was too high to enjoy the results? Eat and act according to the rhythm of the seasons. Be a part of nature, not apart from nature.”

Element: Earth, Air.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

There is something so powerfully magic in observing the symbols of the Runes. They beckon to an ancient part of us, way back in the lifetimes that maybe some of us have experienced. They definitely resonate with me. I can practically feel the Runic magic jump out off the card every time I work with them. When I was about 12 or 13 I read about Runes and I decided to make a set myself. I found a fallen arbutus branch and I dried it one year to the day. My Dad cut them into rounds for me, about an inch and a half around and showed me how to burn the symbols into them. After many years I still have them and I cherish them as one of my most sacred oracles.

Raidho asks for sovereignty. There is no room here for bending over backwards to please others. This is about standing your ground and following your heart. This is about finding your Soul path and walking it with your head held high. It is about your rhythms and cycles being interwoven with those of the Great Mother. It is about honouring yourself by honouring the natural world. Finding our balance, our inner peace. Blending it with inspiration to create passion and ultimately joy. Living and breathing in the moment. Mindfulness, awareness, awakening.

It’s a powerful message.

Can you feel it?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Sunstone

Published June 25, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Sunstone, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Sunstone, from the Viking Oracle, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton

Sunstone: “Trust. Even if a situation seems opaque and unknowable, trust that you will find a way through. Look past the illusion – discover the facts. Seek clarity. Find a different perspective.”

“White and opaque,
Always sun and no sun.
The stars, they hide
Directionless upon the horizon.
And yet,
There is a way, another way.
By looking through crystal,
Sharply, the stone reveals
Our most desired treasure.”

“The Vikings’ extraordinary navigational skills led to remarkable raiding and trade successes. Their cultural ambition to greatly extend their territories was supported not only by the solidly built boats they constructed but by their ability to travel the seas with safety and accuracy.

The Icelandic Sagas of the 1st century AD tell of the Vikings sailing from Bergen, on the coast of Norway, to Iceland, continuing to across to Greenland, and then to a land that is almost certainly Newfoundland. Yet, the Vikings ha no compasses (as this incredible navigational fear was realized well before the magnetic compass reached Scandinavia from China), and they were, for the most part, out of sight of land, and thus had little access to navigational land points. Not only that, but the Arctic regions they traversed are notorious for bad weather, including storms and even complete white outs, which meant that neither the sun nor the stars could be relied on for guidance.

According to Viking records, the secret of this and other navigational feats was the ‘solarsteinn’ or ‘sunstone’, which was said to reveal the true position of a hidden sun, as occurred in the low contrast days of the almost twenty-four-hour summer days of the extreme north. In the Hrafns Saga it says, The weather was thick and stormy… The king looked about and saw no blue sky… then the king took the sunstone and held it up, and then he saw where (the sun) beamed from the stone.

Modern scientists believe they have solved the mystery. The common Iceland spar, a calcite, changes colour and brightness as it is rotated. Initially, scientists thought the Vikings used such crystals to observe polarization patterns and in that way pinpointed the direction of the sun. However, research finally proved that by actively depolarizing the light – at what is called the ‘isotropy point’, where the crystal eliminates all polarization of the light passing through it – it is possible to glimpse a faint, elongated yellow shape (a phenomenon known as Haldingers’s Brush). This phenomenon gives a one to five degree indication of the sun’s location – even when there is absolutely no visible sun to measure direction. Genius!

The sunstone encourages us to trust that there is indeed a way forward, even if we do not see it initially. By trying different approaches, looking at a situation from different perspectives and using our imagination, we may get where we wish to go.”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

Oh this card is the perfect metaphor and the perfect card to follow yesterday’s message. Out of the darkness and into the light. We are asked to shift perspective and look at what is possible here. What are we not seeing? Are we looking through the same lens we always look through, and are we getting all caught up in our old belief systems? Where is the light? How do we find it? How do we access it?

This message is about seeing things differently, switching out the lenses you use to look at problems or issues with ‘new eyes’. There is magic needed here, trust and faith and alchemy too. If you have been struggling, look closely… are you struggling over your struggling? Where is the space for things to change? Are you doing things the same way but expecting different results? Is that not the recipe for insanity?

Take a BIG, DEEP BREATH. Ok, take a few more. Center yourself. Place your feet on the Earth and ground your energies. Take a moment to look around you, really look around you. Be here, in your body, right now.

What needs to shift and change in order for you to move forward? You know exactly what it is, yes, that… what you just thought about, that big scary thing that you are trying to avoid dealing with. That. How can you shed some new light there? How can you see it through a new lens? How can you expand your thinking and beliefs around it and change everything?

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, can you see it? If not, can you feel it?

Look for the hidden sun.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

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

Kenaz

Published June 19, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Kenaz, from the Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Daily Angel Oracle card: Kenaz, from the Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

Kenaz: “The way forward is illuminated. Be the change you wish to see. Do not just talk – embody your message to the world. No one can know everything, so learn from trusted others or elders. By illuminating our shadows, we understand ourselves and our behaviors more deeply. “

‘The way of the craftsman
Runs his hands over the wood and knows
What is already within it,
As the creation floats to the surface,
Lit from within…
The knowledge of both appears,
Obvious for those that would see.
I am Kenaz.’

“In the days of the Vikings, there were no formal schools, and the ability to read and write was rare. Therefore, skills were passed from one person to another by example, over an extended period of time, much life today’s trade apprenticeships. If you were a boat builder, for instance, you taught others boat building, step by step. If you were a blacksmith, those who wanted to learn from you would start by watching you, then move on to building and stoking the fire, then to finding the metal and, finally by practicing transforming the metal into things of beauty and use.

The teacher engaged not only to show the student the processes of their craft, but also to reveal the strengths and weaknesses in the student’s ‘way’, and this, it was believed, increased the student’s artistry and craft. This kind of magic – the alchemy among the teacher, the student and that which was being created – is the illumination a the heart of Kenaz.

Kenaz (pronounced, ‘Kane-awze’) is both the torch and the fire of kinship (‘ken-ship’). It is the force that shows us the right way forward for us and reveals to us the knowledge we need to be at our best. The Vikings would often turn to elders or others who had experience in a process or subject and seek their cooperation. Then those with the knowledge would share it in formal councils convened to solve whatever issue was at hand.”

Kenaz as Challenger: “Someone around you may be jealous of you, worrying that you will surpass them in some way. Remember, great teachers want their students to surpass them. Alternatively, at this time, you may be unwilling to admit to or examine your own shadows. The Vikings understood that to think we exist in perfection, that we live entirely in the light, with no darkness, is to be in the grip of delusion.”

Element: “Air, Fire”*

~ By Stacey Demarco

As you step into your power, and become comfortable sharing the gift of your true essence, you become an example and an inspiration to others to do the same. It is only by doing that you can show others that it really is not that scary to be yourself, to stand in your truth and to release judgment, fear and struggle. By taking slow and steady action towards that which you wish to create, you allow others to find their strength, courage and commitment to their own dreams.

If sharing is not coming naturally to you, ask yourself why that is. Are you fearful of the opinions or judgement of others? Or are you still holding on to an old, outmoded belief system around lack mentality, thinking that there may not be enough to go around? Are you worried that others may move forward faster than you, or that they may take opportunities that were meant for you? In reverse, maybe there is someone in your life who is feeling threatened by your new found sovereignty. This does not mean that you should shrink to fit their fears. Keep doing what you are doing with faith and trust that what is yours is coming to you, and what is theirs will come to them too.

There is always more than enough to go around. The Universe is ever abundant.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

 

*Viking Oracle by Stacey Demarco, artwork by Jimmy Manton

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