Lots of powerful messages in this week’s cards! These come to us from another wonderful deck by Alana Fairchild: “The Earth Warriors Oracle.”
1) DADIRRI (21)
There is a deeper truth that shall bring peace to your heart, offering you guidance, comfort, and renewal. You are guided to turn within for your answers. Do not allow another to interrupt, influence or distort your personal, trusting relationship with the Divine. Allow Great Spirit to be your highest counsel always, and you shall never be led astray. You shall know the words to speak and the consciousness to hold to evoke healing and set things right. Listen, for deep within, truth is known.
IN A READING
Focus on what you know to be true by tuning into what you feel, and not focusing on appearances or the opinions of others. There is a voice of spirit deep within you. Any time you want or need guidance, you have the ability to tune in to that inner voice bringing peace, comfort, and clarity. It takes courage to turn within, rather that putting your faith in the people and things of this world, but you have enough inner strength and wisdom to do this. The truth within has been spoken. Trust that you can hear it.
You have an intuitive ability to recognize the truths of the spirit. Dadirri is an Australian Aboriginal term for the deep, spiritual practice of reflective and respectful listening. It is a deep listening for truth beyond physical words and their logical meaning. It is the way the shaman hears, with the soul. Through the power of his or her own inner experiences, the shaman is able to create spiritual wisdom for the community, bringing balance and unity between the realm of Great Spirit and our Earth. As one who holds the potential power of the shaman, it is part of your soul journey to seek out deeper meaning, to never assume that the whole truth is revealed in what another says and, instead, to listen carefully - sometimes even for the truth evidenced in what is not being said, but being communicated in other ways. Others will naturally be drawn to you for counsel, but you must be sure that loving wisdom is the source through which your counsel is gleaned.
Part of the shamanic life path involves mastery over the extremes of existence. Energetic highs followed by crushing fatigue, feeling taxed beyond your limits of body and mind, perhaps even an experience of near-death or symbolic death of the personality, a profoundly challenging illness in body or mind, or a period of spiritual darkness which eventually leads you to a healing rebirth, these are all the possible ways that the shamanic soul can progress through its training. Such challenges are a form of initiation, teaching the soul to become able to consciously contain and channel energy according to its will, rather than being tossed about by the forces of the world. It takes time, but eventually the soul learns to live from a place of inner balance and spiritual grounding. The shaman is empowered to guide others through what has been mastered, moderating and containing what is required for healing. This evokes balance in the lives of those they touch.
Soul training in the shamanic way happens through your life experiences. It may or may not involve official training as a shaman, but in some way you will be taught and guided by an initiated teacher. Training includes the experience of altered states of consciousness to feed the need of your soul to expand beyond the restrictions of everyday reality and feel genuinely connected and supported by a vaster spiritual reality. Altered states can include intuition, visions, hearing messages from Great Spirit, and an ability to recognize and interpret signs of higher guidance. This is preparation for dealing with forces that are not visible to most - and yet have palpable effect in the minds and hearts of many souls disconnected from their divine support system. Your altered states are fulfilling their intended purpose when they bring healing. When it is the right time for you, Great Spirit will bring you the necessary guides and teachers in the spiritual and the physical worlds, so that you can learn how to safely enter into and ground out of expanded states of awareness. This will increase your ability to hear and channel the messages of Great Spirit. Trust that your heart will recognize your true teachers - which will not always be those that claim to be your true teachers - as you participate fully in your unfolding journey with trust.
Find a place to sit where you can rest in silence or in the healing sounds of nature. If you prefer, rest with beautiful music (perhaps creating your own, with singing bowls or your voice). Allow the sounds that fill your ears - even if those sounds are silence - to be recognized as sacred.
Gently rub your ears, massaging lightly around the base of your ears, where they connect with your head. Then visualize, feel or pretend that your ears can relax... the inside of the ears becoming relaxed... the outside of your ears becoming relaxed.
Say aloud: I release from my ears on all levels - physical, electrical, and spiritual - anything that is not of the Divine. I release all lies and criticisms. I release all pain. I soften and let go so that my ears can become empty and ready to receive the healing comfort of great beloved Spirit. I invite in the truth of unconditional love, divine guidance and sacred silence now.
Then rest. Imagine, feel or pretend that your ears can become so relaxed that they become pleasantly empty, empty of pressure, heat and tension. You may like to move your jaw around and open your mouth to help relax the ears. Then soften your face and. when you feel suitably relaxed, imagine, feel, or pretend that a soft silence, which is the loving presence of Great Spirit, is with you completely now.
Stay here for as long as you wish.
You have completed your healing process.
2) KAITIAKI (10)
Guardian of Papatuanuku
You are Kaitiaki, guardian of the Divine Feminine. Your relationship with Mother Earth, Papatuanuku, is sacred, empowering and healing. You are destined to become more spiritually intimate with her, sharing in her creative potency and wisdom. Lean into her and trust in her support, even as you serve her by courageously voicing truth. She is your great ally, friend, and healer, and as you dedicate yourself to her, she dedicates herself to you.
IN A READING
Make peace and let go of past issues around being abandoned or not understood or of feeling unsupported, as those experiences need no longer color your worldview. Trust that you belong here, and that your connection to the Earth Goddess will support you in all ways. You are sensitive, and rightly so. Never judge your sensitivity or feel that you are overreacting - but also allow nature to calm and soothe you, so that you can be focused on accomplishing your soul mission. If you feel that you are on your own, when you would like some help, allow the Divine Mother to be your friend and guide, whilst trusting that at the right moment, more allies will arrive. The Earth Mother has her own sense of timing, and you are not forgotten. You are just growing according to her wisdom and grace. Have faith in yourself and in her.
In the Maori worldview, humans are not seen as separate from, nor superior to, the natural world. Instead, humans are part of nature and have a sacred role to preserve and protect the Earth Mother, known as Papatuanuku. Her guardians are known as Kaitiaki, the ones who take action to defend her and safeguard her natural resources so that she - and we - can thrive.
There is an innate instinct in the human soul to seek an emotional connection with the natural world for pleasure and healing. When this connection is denied, which is the basis for all environmental abuse, the result is great suffering. The more soul you have, the more your personal identity becomes intertwined with nature and the grater the devastation you will feel in the face of environmental degradation. This is not being overly sensitive. This is being awake at soul level.
Disconnection from the Divine Feminine harms humanity in ways that eventually lead us to psychological pain and physical disease. Perfectionism, impatience, thinking about what we can get, instead of what we can give, all these erode self-esteem and emotional fulfillment. They distort what is meant to be sacred sexuality into a performance, a perpetuation of emotional wounding and abuse, which drains our creative power and prevents us from being able to feel for our truths. Then we end up feeling confused, anxious and uncertain about our future. These are signs that we need to heal and strengthen our connection to the natural world, to restore our connection to the Sacred Feminine.
The Kaitiaki soul can help us reconnect to the Divine Feminine. rather than dismiss, exploit and use her. Loving our Mother and feeling respect and reverence for her will restore our vitality and energy and help us gain a sense of well-being. You intuitively understand the need for this sort of relationship to the Earth, and you must remember to cultivate your connection so as to grow peace in your soul.
It is part of your destiny to read the wisdom of the ancient lineages from which you have evolved - from those ancestors who lived in a world very different from ours, who knew how to sustain themselves in harmony with the natural world over long periods of time, and who can help us remember that life requires a sustainable relationship with the Earth Mother. Their wisdom is encoded in the natural world. Through taking the time to tune into the Earth, you are one who can read her records and share the wisdom teachings that you perceive. Honor your ability to be a devotee of the Mother Earth. Allow her and your own courage and intelligence to empower you on your path, to support you in speaking your truths, especially when they go against the grain. For is that not what creation is all about, opening up to something new?
Re-earthing is a sacred practice to help you plug into the consciousness of the Earth Goddess in a truly grounded, healing and nurturing way. In this way, you both receive from her and become more able to give to her, through your increasing attainment of your life's work and personal well-being.
To re-earth yourself, spend a little time each day in physical contact with the earth. Physical touch - barefoot or with hands on dirt and grass or on the trunk of a tree - is sufficient for this process.
A beautiful addition to this healing process is to say a simple prayer or statement to the eart and the beginning and end of your re-earthing practice. It might be 'I love you,' at the start, and 'Thank you,' at the end. Or it could be a deeper and more personal conversation about gratitude, hope, and trust and about the wise use of your creative power or your concerns about the world. You might ask for her assistance and guidance so that you can honor the Divine Feminine in the best way possible, according to your talents and abilities.
The more you do this practice, the more love and devotion will arise and the stronger and more conscious your connection with the Earth Mother will be, and the more empowered you shall become to fulfill your destiny. Don't be afraid to lean on her, to need her and to let her help you help yourself and the world.
3) AIYANA VISION (11)
Way of the Divine Feminine Revealed
The Divine Feminine yearns to reveal her way and her wisdom to you that you may live passionately and purposefully. As you trust her inner guiding voice, you recognize the authentic desires and visions that move you from within, that are the seeds of your sacred mission. You shall experience the clarity and soul-deep relief that only truth can bring. You shall experience a knowing of purpose that awakens your ability to live deliberately and experience deep fulfillment.
IN A READING
Aiyana Vision is the blossoming awareness of your life purpose and true inner passion. You are being lovingly pushed to admit to your authentic and most passionate soul yearnings, becoming bold with honesty. What means so much to you that you are willing to give up all that you have held onto out of fear so that it may be? What matters enough to you that you would symbolically die and be reborn - with all the endings and uncertainty such growth entails - so that your dream can become real? Don't turn away from your yearning out of fear, practicality or any other excuse to replace faith with doubt. Your truth acknowledged will bring you peace, even if admitting it also means facing the personal transformation required to bring that truth to life in your world. What it is truth, it is healing. Embrace it.
You are due for a revelation, an awakening into deeper recognition and understanding of your true spiritual passion and sacred life purpose - and all that is entailed in manifesting it in loving co-creation with the Universe.
The situations, behaviors, and relationships that were appropriate and acceptable at earlier stages of your life journey will not necessarily continue to be so as your spiritual path progresses. Notice the effect of people, places, and situations on your state of mind. Such effects could be uplifting and helpful. However, even if intentions are good, the effect may be diminishing, compromising your ability to hold connection to the light. You will know when that is happening because your inspiration, your idealism, and your hope - all of which give you vital energy to walk towards fulfillment of your most cherished dreams - slowly becomes tainted by lower frequency beliefs. Instead of trusting, you become fearful and impatient. Instead of being true to your original vision, you believe that you must change yourself to suit the world. Instead of feeling happiness and confidence in your ability to complete your tasks, you feel overwhelmed, inadequate and insecure.
From a place of wisdom rather than fearfulness, take care of what sort of energy you allow to have direct and unfettered acces to your inner being. Such a position of potential influence over your state of mind is best reserved for the Divine Mother. You will know when a message or impression is coming from a pure place because of what happens in your being in response to it. You will feel happy, at peace, willing and capable, evening in the face of challenge. You will have a sense that all things are working as they are meant to - and, although you will be more relaxed, you will also be more focused, productive, and inspired. Genuine divine guidance does not create anxiety, nor does it paint something to be well when it is in need of repair. Yet no matter the content of the message, you will feel relief in the face of such loving and helpful truth. If someone or something has stolen away your peace of mind and certainty of heart, use the healing process below, and your own intention, to claim it back.
There is a vision unfolding within your being, an urging of the Sacred Feminine, something which deep within your bones you recognize as being truth. It may still be blossoming into fullness, but if you tune in to yourself, you can feel the essence of its beauty and grace. It is not wishful thinking or fantasy. Do not give up on your beautiful visions.
Place your attention on the image of the oracle card, seeing the peaceful love in te eyes of the goddess as she gazes gently into the depths of you. Her gaze can evoke certain feelings in you - of being deeply loved and nurtured, of being seen at an honest and deep level with absolute acceptance.
Whisper kind and loving words to yourself, as if the image were speaking to you. You may like to repeat the words below, several times over to yourself in a soothing voice. You can also create your own words of love if you wish.
I love you. I am here for you. All is well. I trust you unconditionally. My faith in you never waivers. I will always care for you. I am always by your side and in your heart. Together, we shall ensure your divine fulfillment for the greatest good of all life.
Then say this prayer aloud: I invite the unconditional love of the Sacred Mother to heal my mind, body, and soul. I open to your true guidance, to the vision of beauty that you hold for me this lifetime and all the resources that you give so generously that I may fulfill my being and my destiny. May your truth calm my mind and bring divine knowledge to my heart. I trust in the truth of what your perfect will holds in store for me. I need no fear. I embrace your loving presence within my heart.
Assume a relaxing, comfortable position, perhaps taking a seated posture or lying down, wrapped up in a blanket or shawl or hugging yourself or nestling next to your pet - or even stretching out delightedly on your back, like a starfish.
Rest for as long as feels right for you.
You have completed your healing process.
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