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Increase

Published October 29, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Increase, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Increase, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

“Increase all that is good and true. Increase all that is nourishing and uplifting within yourself and for others. In a time of golden opportunity, anything less than abundantly sharing falls way too short of the mark. It has been said in so many ways, and is worth saying again here and now, that giving is far sweeter than receiving.

Today it seems to be increasingly rare to hear of acts of sincere and open generosity that have been undertaken without expectation of reward or recognition. Those delicious, random acts of kindness are not something we usually read about in the papers. Seldom are they ever mentioned on television. Instead, we are more likely to hear of those who have amassed fortunes and used that wealth to expand their buying power.

Nevertheless, when we do hear of some act of inexplicable generosity and caring, we pause, we are moved, and our lives somehow seem benefited by it. It does not make sense that some goodness that happens on the other side of the world should touch our own hearts, but it does. It seems to be a cosmic law that kindness freely given has a potential for expanding exponentially. It seems to go a long way towards healing ourselves and our planet.

Generosity is a simple affair, and the true benefits are primarily experienced within. They are revealed when spirit is unbounded, not constrained by greed or small-mindedness. Then giving becomes receiving, expanding and enriching our hearts. It is tragic to be shrunken and contracted; it is magic to experience inner richness and to spread it around without reservation. So much more is available when we come form a place of ‘plus’ rather than ‘minus’.

Take a walk somewhere in nature, preferably during the fullness of spring, in a place teeming with flowers. Consider how all that richness, that beauty and grandeur, is made available for all to enjoy whether they deserve it or not. Nature does not hold back; she is never miserly. Her times of increase are times that benefit all life, not just a chosen few. She is the ultimate benefactress. She grows flowers at our feet, brings rain to quench our thirst and songbirds to delight our ears, and paints the sky with so many start we are not able to count them. We humans reap the rewards of that abundance when we function from a willingness to share.

The time of Increase is a time to look to Nature for guidance, to learn from that abundant and generous source. Following in her footsteps, you will come to understand compassion, to experience serenity, and discover your own unlimited capacity to nurture yourself and others. By really taking her lessons to heart, you can’t help but be inspired to become the best you can be, and in turn to support others to grow to the fullest realization of their potential.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

I’ve always wished there was media that just told us all the great stuff going on in the world. I wonder how that would shift things. Everyone with hope and full hearts, hearing about things from a completely different perspective. They could cover the bad stuff, but from a different angle. Like this is the latest disaster, but here are the hero’s and here are all the great outcomes despite it. I think it would take some getting used to, as we would probably feel bad for not acknowledging the worst of the worst. We would have to get used to not focusing on the fear, the terror, the worst case scenario. We could avoid shame and guilt by acknowledging those hurt or traumatized or lost, but we would balance it with the positive. I wonder how that would look? I wonder how that could shift us? I wonder how it would motivate someone to desire to be on the front of Rolling Stone magazine for doing something awesome, instead of bombing a marathon.

It’s up to us to undertake it, one good deed at a time. To increase the vibration of the planet by having a positive influence on those around us. Those we come into contact with every day. Smiling makes a difference. Holding open a door. Being kind when behind the wheel is a good one… how about letting someone in instead of cutting someone off? Cultivating kindness and patience. Being generous with your time. Making eye contact. Listening to their story instead of talking over them with yours. So many little things to make such a humongous difference.

Do at least one today. Be mindful of it. Expect nothing in return, knowing that the ultimate reward would be that person doing something and continuing the chain of positivity.

Know that you can make a difference. But it has to start today.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Clinging

Published August 10, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

The Clinging, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: The Clinging, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

The Clinging: “The message here is to consider the qualities of fire and its dual nature: on the one hand it provides warmth and illumination that disperses darkness, revealing the hidden, and on the other hand it is capable of ruthless destruction. It defines, brings clarity, is brilliant and beautiful, and can be utterly enchanting or alternatively can be all consuming, difficult, and voracious in its appetites.

The climate usually associated with fire is bright, hot, and passionate. Yet in some instances it can be experienced as cool and passionately dispassionate. It is dangerous in its apparent ability to mesmerize while it is consuming, to the point where the consumed is eliminated, devoured by its own attraction like the moth in the flame. And just like that hypnotized moth, we humans will even put our lives at stake to participate, even briefly, in a moment of glory. If passion is strong enough we will fight aggressively to defend our beliefs in spite of the havoc those beliefs might unleash.

To harness the powerful transformative quality of fire requires maturity, and maturity doesn’t happen overnight; it develops at a slow and deliberate pace, sometimes requiring that we get burned in the process. A fiery temperament prefers to leap now and deal with the consequences later, and it is simply childish to blame fate for what you attract when your actions are ruled by impulsiveness. Passionately surrendering one’s own cautious instincts can be in the service of anything – a person, place, object or point of view and is bound to be transformative in some form or other. Surrendering to an all-consuming passion virtually guarantees we will emerge from the experience irrevocably changed from how we entered it. Once a longing is powerful enough, and it seems impossible to withdraw, we’ve already taken the first steps into the fire. What’s more, even if we could we wouldn’t turn back.

In some instances, to deny a fascination can be deeply troubling. Blinded by ‘the light’ of what seems to be our destiny, we can rush headlong into danger, driven by an inexplicable longing, only to wake up dazed and distraught later on. But with awareness, such experiences can be recognized as invaluable in that they help to clarify our acts and motivations. Awareness makes it possible to appreciate, not simply to endure, the process of regeneration.

If you feel as though you are standing in fire now, respect its capacity to cleanse and purify as it burns off whatever has become extraneous and burdensome in your life. This will help you to appreciate what is happening rather than resist it. Remember, too, that life is not out to destroy you, but is working continuously to support your growth and, ultimately, your self-realization.

Once this time has passed, you will  have a new respect and appreciation for the uncomplicated and simple things in life. Ultimately it all boils down to your inner perspective, whether you become bitter and burned out by an experience, or take it in stride and appreciate how it has helped you to grow, revitalizing your life in the process.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

There is a feeling here that maybe it wasn’t as easy to let go as we would have liked. There was resistance, hesitation, stubbornness. So, in comes the fire. Burning and shifting and changing, like it or not. Fire is raging here, out of our control. Change is in motion, things are happening. Do not go into victim mode, see it for what it is. See the cleansing, the clearing away. See the purification and the clearing of the slate. Know that it will be followed with opportunity, growth and rebirth. Let it reignite your passion and zest for life.

Resistance is futile! The momentum is such that there is no stopping it now, it has begun and will continue to shift and change until it is done and the change is complete. Tempers may flare. There may be conflict to deal with. Do not get dragged into the drama, but instead rise above it. Gain a new perspective and accept the change as it happens. Be a part of it, embrace it, receive it. Dare to love it.

Gather your strength and your resources and know that your rebirth is up to you to direct. Know that you have full responsibility for creating what comes next. The people will come, the opportunities will come. You get to choose who goes and who stays. You get to choose which doors open and which remain closed. This is your masterpiece, your creation; your ultimate manifestation.

What will come after the fire?

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Progress

Published July 4, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Progress, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Progress, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Progress: “There is an old saying: “In the bright light of day all things become known.” Circumstances are accelerating toward that illuminated zenith now; the outlook is brighter and all signs point toward an increasingly more rapid progression of events.

It is also true that the brightening light of day represents expanded awareness that is revelatory and exposing. It increases the likelihood of careful scrutiny of our actions and attitudes in many dimensions of life. Anything that once was unknown, unclear, or undercover may now be brought light. If what has been developing is greater maturity and an increasing spirit of harmony, then there will be no need for concern or guilt in the exposure. When we are sincere and resolute in our approach to life, taking no one for granted, then finding oneself in the spotlight is not a cause for alarm. Rather, you can observe life more keenly and even sudden turns of events are appreciated as part of the natural progression of things, and are accepted as such. If, on the other hand, you have been working behind the scenes to embellish your own reputation or enhance your position at the expense of others, all the manipulations that have gone into such efforts are, under the present circumstances, are likely to be exposed.

The ego enjoys letting it be known how hard it has worked to finally achieve a much deserved and probably long overdue moment of recognition. And once it has been sated by the applause, it is often all too ready to start slacking off. An irresponsible or self-involved attitude is driven primarily by the need to impress others with achievements. This is a kind of narcissistic condition that only ever feels okay when others acknowledge it’s “specialness.” But indulging this tendency has the unfortunate side effect of diminishing what could other wise have been a peak moment of opportunity, simply because you are so involved in patting your own back that you lose your sense of timing. Recognizing the timeliness of things requires a single-pointed attentiveness in order to discern the subtle signs of change that support your next move.

Working in accordance with the time will sharpen your attention and your ability to sidestep the inconsequential. It is wiser to put your energy into increased alertness as soon as a cycle begins to peak. Otherwise there is a danger that when the opportunity for progress is at its height, you will be snoozing under a shady tree, lulled to sleep by the assumption that you have already done enough and now it is time for a nap.

Being alert now to the subtle nuances of what is happening around you will help you to stay self-contained and energetically supported by the steadily increasing wave of progress that characterizes this time. The positive effects of your endeavors will be naturally and effortlessly multiplied for one and all. Taking care of the business at hand helps you to keep your feet on the ground in spite of your being in the limelight. This is not to say that the sweetness of the moment should not be savored. There is no full stop in the journey of life; rather , the journey itself is the goal.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

This message is a reminder to us all to examine our motivations in life. Why do you do what you do? How do you define fulfillment in your life? Success? Abundance? Prosperity? Are these things materially based? Do you have to compete to get where you want to be in life? Do you feel that there may not be enough to go around so you must hoard and protect what you do have… or do you feel that having just enough all the time is… enough?

Complete realization of our motives is freedom in itself. We can then decide whether the work is worth the payoff; karmically as well as physically. If we have to step on others to get where we need to be, what will the end result of this behaviour be? If we share what we have as much as we can, how will that affect the people in our lives? If you had enough to get you through today, without having to worry, would that weigh in as success?  How do we teach our children what is possible for them… is it through example? What example are we setting?

We are entering a new time, an abundant time, a prosperous time. What does that look like in your mind? Do you imagine driving a fancier car, having a bigger house, eating out more, traveling? Do you imagine private schools or private jets? Or do you imagine being secure, satisfied, balanced, harmonious. What’s the difference?

There is always a choice between doing what you love to do ~ seeing your time as valuable currency ~ and having the means to show the rest of the world your success. The latter doesn’t really seem to be working for many, as it changes the dynamic to a “more” mentality… where it’s just never enough. And that isn’t a joyful place to be.

Illumination has a huge element of joy, of inner peace and calm. You can’t buy that. You have to make it happen.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Difficulty in the Beginning

Published March 28, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle

Difficulty in the Beginning, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Difficulty in the Beginning, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Difficulty in the Beginning: “What might seem like chaos and confusion around you or within you right now is actually a much needed jolt. It is becoming apparent that certain aspect of the life to which you have become accustomed are dramatically being shaken up. Whether you think you are ready for it or not, the outgrown is already falling away. Just as the smallest seed requires tremendous energy to break open, once it does it leaves the shell behind. Then, faced with innumerable challenges, it emerges from the darkness into the light. This happens in the right timing of things.

In retrospect, you will see this as a birth that not only strengthened your ability to ‘roll with the punches,’ but increased your capacity to endure difficult transitions. In the interim, though, you have every right to feel vulnerable and shaky, but don’t let that stop you! Much of what was a source of security and protection is being buffeted to the point where it is difficult to know what you want, which way to move, or what is expected – and there my be questions and doubts in many areas of life where once there was unshakable certainty. But feeling doubtful now is not necessarily a bad thing – in fat, it is an inevitable part of the process of dismantling the old to clear the way for the new. However difficult or painful it may be, this is a vitally important stage of your growth.

Rather than feeling sorry for yourself or mourning what is lost, prepare to face the new challenges and possibilities that will soon appear on the horizon. The nature of this particular journey is that once it has begun, there is no turning back. Although at times the landscape might seem totally unfamiliar, keep a steady pace and stay in touch with the real needs of the moment rather than projecting into the future. Any attempt to create a plan or ‘make sense’ of things is premature and will just lead to repetitiveness, frustration, and unnecessary confusion. So be gentle with yourself, and go slowly. There is no rush – each and every step counts.

Your capacity to trust in the mysterious rhythms that are impacting your life now is being strengthened, and as a result you may discover yourself approaching change with an inner calm that once would have seemed impossible. Breathe deeply and stay alert. Don’t be shy or too proud to ask for help when it is needed, and receive it with humility and gratitude when it is offered. You may know someone who has walked this walk and whose wisdom will be a source of support and encouragement for you now.

Likewise, tune in to the inner guide, the voice of truth that speaks from your intuition. If you respect and stay in touch with its guidance, taking the time to listen, you will find it never fails to dispassionately reveal the next step. Patience, perseverance, and gentleness with yourself are essential now. Though challenging nature strengthens every growing thing, just think what an intimidating and arduous journey it is from the egg to the open sky! Get into the spirit of adventure while taking care not to put yourself or others at risk; there is much that needs to be attended to. It is the dawn of a new day and you are more than ready to move on; if you weren’t , the Tao wouldn’t have provided this opportunity.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Ego likes nothing more than to run the show; with a flair for the dramatic and a tendency to repeat old habits and patterns of behaviour ad nauseam. As we kick ego to the curb and actually progress along the road less traveled, it is bound to kick up a fuss. This is the fear and doubt you may be experiencing now. Acknowledge it, and move forward regardless. One foot after the other.

The progress need not be hasty, it is more about consistency now. It is about perseverance, determination and commitment to something brand new; pure and completely authentic. It is about living in integrity, in alignment with Higher Purpose. It is not about the accumulation of material worth, but about finding conviction in our own self worth. That is where the treasure lies.

Yes, it’s going to be uncomfortable. Yes, there may be those around you who would align with your ego and fight for things staying the same. Move forward anyway. There may be challenges, road blocks or just some stumbling blocks. Move forward anyway.

This is a powerful new Moon and we can use it to our advantage. Aries is about getting out there and getting things done. It is about harnessing your energy and focusing it onto your goals, taking action and making things happen. It is not a time of sitting around hoping and wishing, it is about getting er done! It is the perfect time to take steps to change what isn’t working in your life, painful or not, and get things moving in the right direction. It’s time to take the reins.

What you put out there right now is what you will create in the very immediate future. It will impact the rest of this year and the nine year cycle we are embarking upon this year. Get really clear on your intentions. Write them down. Read them out loud. Light a candle. Say a prayer. And see just how powerful your manifestation skills really are.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Influence

Published February 5, 2017 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Influence, from the Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Influence, from the Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Influence, from the Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Influence: “Mutual attraction is stimulating. It is a magnetic, deeply energizing dynamic between two people that can be profoundly enriching or, on the other hand, simply an acting-out of compulsiveness and the need for self-gratification. The critical difference lies in whether or not there is genuine mutual respect.

Keeping things in perspective when the emotional climate is heating up is only possible when some balance is maintained through taking periodic breaks that allows both parties to step back from the intensity. This capacity to keep a distance enables trust to develop, and creates space for the natural rhythms between people to evolve. In the early stages of a strong mutual attraction, it is more than challenging to pull back and cool down, especially when everything inside you is driven by passion. But in any event the passage of time will surely turn down that heat, and being able to consider the relationship in the light of less obvious passions enables you to anticipate this natural process. In the way even at the outset, a passionate relationship is given a far better chance to mature and ripen rather than burn out from intensity and go stale and flat.

The power of attraction has been exploited in the media ad nauseam, and we are constantly assaulted by the use of sensual and sexual imagery to sell everything from candy to cars, fashionable attitudes, ideologies. During the course of any given day we are subjected to hundreds of such images, each carrying messages both subliminal and overt. It is difficult to tell if we are becoming desensitized to the subtleties of natural attraction. There is a danger once our desire for meaningful relationships becomes distorted by a preference for flawless fantasies over human reality.

In the presence of genuine affection, everything seems to ‘click’ without effort and there is a willingness to work with all kinds of drawbacks that in less attractive circumstances might be laws of yin and yang. Spontaneous, one on one exchanges between complementary and unique individuals is the expression, on human terms, of that interchanging between the ‘active’ yang principle and the ‘receptive yin principle. This free-flowing dance of energy creates a natural high where the outlook seems rosier, the impossible is possible, and the ordinary becomes extraordinary. It is nature with a capital N, it’s the birds and the bees, and it’s intrinsically juicy.

Natural magnetism is not defined by appearances; it need not be between a man and a woman, but can be shared between any two people. It often defines the rational and practical. Be it a friendship, partnership, or marriage, both members should be willing to openly share and trust in the sanctity of the bond, lest it simply collapse under the weight of disillusionment. To  continue, there must be plenty of mutual support and nonpossessiveness and respect. A balanced relationship is not a dependency but an interdependence. It should feel more like an ongoing ‘happening’ and something static and safe.”*

 ~By Ma Deva Padma

As we step into ourselves we invite more love into every aspect of our lives. We are magnets for love, and it shows. There are deep connections being made starting now and continuing throughout the year, and with each connection comes a gift. The connections will come in many forms, and yes there will be passion too. And it will be different than previously experienced. More open, more honest. Like we have nothing to lose; like trust is essential and why would we throw it away?

The games are over, look for truth. Look for those who can love themselves, and be one who can receive and return this love. For in being that love, you attract more of it. For in being completely open, you allow others to open up too. There is no reason to fear, and there is no reason to run. It is safe to receive this love.

Whether you are in a relationship, or looking to be in one, things are about to get interesting, and not in a high drama way. In a deeper connection than you ever thought possible way.

Wait for it…

Breathe

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, By Ma Deva Padma

Treading

Published December 28, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Treading, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Treading, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Treading, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Treading: “There are basically two modes of conduct in human life: conduct that arises from ego, and conduct that arises from essence. While it can be a lifelong endeavor to acquire the inner awareness, centering, and integration that enable you to act from essence, the hexagram of Treading characterizes a situation where the differences between these two modes of conduct come sharply into focus.

When you feel impatient or irritated with someone or something, it is a sure sign that the ego is agitated by the possibility its desires won’t be met. The ego isn’t hard to identify once it begins aggressively promoting its own cause and pushing others aside to get its way, regardless of the consequences. Cut off from any influence other than its own wants, the ego fuels an inner attitude that undervalues other people and, consciously or unconsciously, oversteps their personal boundaries. You tend to believe you have special dispensation to go for it regardless of whether ‘it’ is in sync with the rest of life or not. Anyone who is seen to be working at cross purposes to the ego’s agenda is self-righteously dismissed as irrelevant, inept, or impossible.

In situations involving the completion of a project, or working together with a team, ego-driven conduct never takes responsibility for the glitches, but it is quick to claim the credit for any success. In situations of private unhappiness, it is the ego that wants to avoid all responsibility by placing blame on some other person, superstition, or outside force like fate.

Once we have lost the awareness and integrity of essence and become distracted by the demands of the ego, we tend to start acting like robots, using old conditioned behaviour patterns that are so entrenched that we start thinking this is what makes up ‘me.’ For the ego, functioning from habit is trouble-free because it can play out its favourite program of fantasies and projections without interference from the risky reality that opens up when sensitivity, spontaneity, and trust are allowed to lead the way.

The essence, on the other hand, is so self-assured and at home in its own skin that it has no need to prove itself by advancing its own goals against the goals of others. It is happy to move on the middle path and takes great interest in the challenge of remaining aware of each step on the way. When you act from essence, in other words, you act with awareness and sensitivity to all the variables in play, including the feelings of those around you, the demands of the times, and how your actions might best promote a greater sense of harmony and understanding. This is particularly true when you sense that there is trouble brewing somewhere ‘out there’ or within yourself. When you act from essence, you understand that marching to the beat of your own drum is not contradictory to playing in harmony with the band. We tread this fine line between egoistic drives and essential awareness throughout the whole of our lives. Getting savvy to these individual attributes of human nature makes the going a lot less treacherous, and a lot more rewarding.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Who runs our lives, our egos or our Souls?

If we are not sure, it is quite easy to figure it out. Are you stressed, fearful, worried, doubtful, angry, frustrated, jealous, possessive, spiteful or judgmental? Or are you  able to detach from this lower vibrational emotions and look at situations with compassion, understanding, love and acceptance? When we let ego steer the ship, we spend a lot of time trying to compete or one up others. We worry that what we have may be taken from us. We worry we may be alone, in poverty, or rejected. We shun those who are different from us. We protect what is ours and we are distrusting of others. We think that life is hard and that we must fight to get what we want.

When we let Soul take over, we can relax. We can trust in the Universe. We can share of ourselves. We can let others be themselves without trying to judge or change them. We can forgive. We feel compassion. We know that we are taken care of, and that we will prosper. We believe in ourselves, and we know that we can make good choices. We don’t have to worry about repeating old patterns. We learn and we move forward.

This message is an invitation to look closely at what aspect is ruling your reality. Ego or Soul? If you find that ego has crept in when you weren’t paying attention, reign it in and trust. Listen to your intuition instead of the voice of fear. Follow your heart instead of focusing on the worst-case-scenario. You got this!

Soul whispers to you through your heart center. Weigh your options in your heart center when making decisions. Do what feels light and right to you, for the highest good. Don’t worry about losing what is yours, as what is yours will come to you.

Open your heart and lead with love. Give the ego a much needed vacation.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace

Published December 15, 2016 by Dee ~ Archangel Oracle
Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Daily Angel Oracle Card: Grace, from the Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

Grace: “Ancient cultures throughout the world revered those who were exceptionally gifted or beautiful as manifestations of God’s grace on earth – a link between the divine creator and humankind. Today we call such people “stars,” but what we really revere is their celebrity and fame rather than their individual qualities. To be a true star, however, is to radiate well-being and an attitude that says “I feel at home with myself and with the world.” Everyone, in this sense, has the potential for stardom; it is our birthright, regardless of our physical appearance, social standing, abilities, or the whims of fashion.

Despite what the cult of stardom would have us believe, real beauty and the grace that surrounds it is never contrived. It is a luminosity that emanates from within, ephemeral and ageless, a natural glow that arises from living a balanced life. Like the lotus blossom that appears above the muddiest of waters, the lifelong challenge we face is to transform the dark and the difficult into light, fragrance, and ultimately, the flower of consciousness.

Beauty and our perception of it manifests in myriad ways. For a scientist, it might appear as a flash of clarity when one of the mysteries of the universe reveals its hidden design. For a painter, it could be in the interplay of shifting color or light and shadow in the landscape. A composer might hear music in the night sky or in sunlit waters. The creative impulse in us springs from those moments of grace when all the divergent elements of life seem to harmonize perfectly; when, everywhere we look, we perceive the brilliance and mystery of a masterwork that transcends the knowable. Our expressions of creativity are essentially an homage to the Tao.

Awareness of beauty is inextricably bound with a sense of impermanence. Everywhere in nature beauty is born, fades, and returns again to beget beauty, in a continuous, creative unfoldment. We create many problems for ourselves by wanting to demystify and possess beauty and grace, to reproduce an essentially ephemeral experience and make it permanent. When all efforts fail, as they inevitably must, we become stuck in an impossible longing to re-create what was lost through some contrivance of our own. If we can manage to withdraw from this desire to grasp and possess, the experience of grace becomes a source of inner nourishment that deepens our aesthetic pleasure and joy in life.

Learn simply to greet beauty when it comes, to reflect upon it and become one with it, with no demands or expectations. Contemplate beauty and allow it to infuse your life; you will be beautified by it, and an aesthetic sense will naturally arise within you. Recognize that beauty is fleeing; meditate on the transitoriness of all things, which will kindle in you the desire to be aware in every moment and to give life’s beauty some form of expression. This moment is an invitation to shine and to give of your best, graciously and wholeheartedly. Let your model be Mother Nature, whose elegance and generosity knows no bounds, and whose capacity to beautify is never less than perfect. The beauty of nature is love.”*

~ By Ma Deva Padma

Are you seeing the beauty around you in everyday life, starting with your own? Or are you putting it off, waiting for the stars to come into perfect alignment first, waiting until you lose weight first, waiting until you meet the love of your life first? What if you committed instead to seeing every tiny detail of beauty in every aspect of yourself and your external life? What would that look like? What could that feel like? How would it change your life to feel gratitude and peace whenever witnessing the grace of the Universe and Mother Gaia?

When you train yourself to mindfully see the abundance of beauty around you, and its ultimate vulnerability, you start to cherish its tenuous delicacy and elegance. You start to appreciate it more. You slow down and enjoy it’s allure. It feels like a gift… and rightfully so.

On the contrary, if you take all the exceptional beauty around you for granted, and refuse to see your own unique beauty, you block yourself from receiving the Love that you deserve. Life becomes two-dimensional, black and white. There is less to look forward too, less to linger on, less to appreciate. When we shift that perspective, and focus on what is beautiful and wonderous in our lives… that is when we attract more magic.

See and Be the beauty that stars in your own life.

Be the grace that you are.

Namaste

Dee

~Archangel Oracle

*Tao Oracle, by Ma Deva Padma

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