Good evening, Beautiful Souls! Here are your cards from today's Monday Magic! These cards come to us from the "Universal Mind Oracle" deck by Michelle Black. I cannot say enough about these cards and how insightful they are. They are available on Etsy - you can check them out by clicking here. If you're a bit of a card junkie like myself, Etsy is a wonderful place to discover a lot of unique and creative decks that aren't available through the more common avenues such as Amazon, etc. It's a great way to support independent practitioners and artists that are trying to build their businesses and visibility.
If you have any questions or are in need of additional insight about this week's cards, please feel free and reach out. In the meantime, I hope this beautiful spring week brings your loving hearts lots of joy!
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR REGARDING CARD INTERPRETATIONS:
To complement this deck as a ritualistic divination tool, I suggest purchasing a special journal to write your own definitions for each card. Secondly, it is highly recommended to spend as much time as needed with each card that is pulled. We are in such a rush to find answers, but sometimes the answers we seek are more subtle, with soft and slow emergence. I sometimes spend weeks meditating on a single card in order to fully integrate messages from Spirit. Give yourself permission to slow down. Third, this deck is not intended to be used predictively, but rather to connect you more wholly with Source Energy. The Universal Mind is a tool for workings of Light and Shadow, for spellcrafting, for prayer, for support, and for transformation.
1) EXTEND / EXPAND (12)
This card calls you to tune into your Moon sign and explore the parts of yourself which you don’t normally share with others. It is a reminder to create a healthy balance between the inner and the outer, to nurture and express the inner self, rather than disguising it. Perhaps inviting someone into this part of yourself is the next step in a relationship or partnership. Alternatively, it could be that now is the time to pause from public sharing and take some extra time for creation, visualization, inspirational guidance, or completion of projects. Where are you over-extending yourself? What areas are calling you to be more expansive, open, or adventurous?
Keywords: Planning, Waning Moon, Independence, Walking Meditation
Crystals: Flourite, Green Calcite, Lapis Lazuli
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Juniper Berry, Naiouli
2) LAYERS (17)
Each layer is unique apart from the whole; we are continuously making adjustments, removing old layers, and adding new layers. All living beings are made up of many layers; an outer protective “shell,” the main “body,” and then the essence or “core.” We see this in everything from The Earth (atmosphere, crust, core), to atoms (electrons, nucleus, protons / electrons), to gigantic stars like our Sun (corona, chromosphere, radiative zone, core), to our very own human bodies (aura, body, soul). From the outer shell all the way through each layer and into the essence of a being, each layer acts as its own entity with its own purpose and function. “The Whole” functions most efficiently when all layers are acknowledged and their significance is recognized.
Keywords: Aura, Seed, Trust, Opening, Boundaries, Higher Self, Heart Chakra
Crystals: Smoky Herkimer, Selenite, Aragonite, Labradorite
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium
3) KEEP GOING (31)
When was the last time you visited a cave, or sat with a thunderstorm.... observing? Doing so connects us to Saturn, our planet known as The Great Teacher. Saturn's influence can bring slow, steady emergence out of darker more oppressive times. On a subconscious level, the challenges we accept can strengthen our foundation piece by piece over time. This card speaks to perseverance with common sense and acceptance of reality in mind. The largest of Saturn's 62 confirmed Moons, Titan, is covered in lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbons, and each season lasts 7 Earth years --- conditions which clearly would not support life as we know it here on Earth. Still, a few scientists marvel at the idea of taking on a 7-year-long journey just to experience such a mysterious place. Sometimes we must endure tremendous suffering in order to complete a single mission, to advance to the next level of our awareness. Important questions to journal about now are: What is worth enduring? Where am I wasting resources? What must I leave behind? What am I clinging to? Am I forcing my way forward or can I find a way to work with these challenges instead of in collision with them? How does is the present situation a reflection of myself? Am I being judgmental and if so, how can I be more accepting? How can I empower myself in the face of challenge?
Keywords: Storm, Challenge, Integrity, Empowered, Shadow Work
Crystals: Moonstone, Hand-Collected River Stones, Herkimer
Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang, Juniper Berry, Vetiver
Good evening, Friends! Here are your cards from this week's Monday Magic! These beauties come to us from Alana Fairchild's "Rumi Oracle." As has been the case with each of her decks I've worked with, there are powerful, inspired teachings to be found in these cards and the artwork is exquisite; I simply cannot recommend her work enough. To visit her Amazon Author's Page and see all that she has to offer, click here. You can't go wrong with any of her work.
As was the case last week, there's a lot to unpack in these card descriptions, so I recommend finding a quiet, comfortable spot where you can focus on what's being communicated. And, as always, if you have any questions or want some additional insight into these cards or their meanings in your life, feel free and reach out. In the meantime, I'm sending you each a lot of love!
1) BEYOND DEATH, LIFE
Footprints lead to the shore of the sea!
Beyond that point,
No trace remains.
I am calling to you. Can you hear me? Listen. Within your heart, there I speak; my voice rings true. You are urged beyond what has been. The time has come. Lay it to rest now. This ending comes as grace to free you from all that you have known, for what you have known is now too small for your soul. Bear your uncertainty with equanimity. I am certain enough for both of us. Allow me to show you the light that you are, that burns within you, blazing angel of heavenly purity. I will unveil you to yourself. Undressing your ego, casting aside its layers, as tender as a lover, with unwavering attention upon the sacred body of light. You shall know yourself in truth. As pure, beyond all experience, untainted, ever innocent. As a pure vessel, stripped bare, ready for the divine revelation. As light. As life. As love.
The soul craves variety because it leads to wholeness, and wholeness leads to divine revelation. The purpose of the soul incarnating in this world in the first place is to realize its divinity through the sacred crucible of life. The older the soul, the closer it is to the realization of divine oneness, and the more powerful its determination to shed that which would constrain complete and conscious immersion into the divine presence.
So, here you are, an old soul at the edge of something you have known; at the cusp of an ending and a beginning. Perhaps you are already in surrender and falling in, or perhaps you are fearful and resisting as you greet your own divinity. Yet this moment is happening because your own divine soul has chosen for it to be this way, so that love may grow. There is no punishment in this ending, nor is there anything to fear. There may be pain; there may be grief and loss. There may be uncertainty and even insecurity. Yet you have a heart big enough to bear such growing pains. Your heart is even big enough to receive the joy that is lying in wait for you as you stumble across her in the course of your clumsy, inspired travails into new life. You can scoop her up in your arms and spin her wildly about as she delights in your embrace, throwing her head back and laughing her vibrant, contagious laughter, filling you with exquisite ecstasy. Yes, you shall know the truth, the knowledge that the Divine is with you, guiding every unfolding moment of your life journey. No matter how dark it may first appear, the Divine is with you in unflinching generosity, with compassion, and with fierce passion for your blossoming into all you are, all that you can be.
So what must you do to receive this divine grace, this new life? You must be willing to face death. It may be that death has come to you in the form of loss of a beloved one, a physical loss that takes you into the darkest despair or depths of your grieving heart. It may be death that comes to you in the ending of a financial or professional situation you once relied upon. It could also be in the sense that you don't really know who you are anymore; old identities having shown themselves to be inadequate, inaccurate, mere ego masks too small for the great being that you are starting to suspect you may be!
Your death may be a choice - to let go, to take a step in a new direction, to move house, to end a relationship, to change career, or to step away from a religious or philosophical tradition, or a group or teacher. Your death may not feel as though it has come by choice at all. It may be a sickness that leaves you feeling helpless, a relationship or other life circumstance changing when you wish with all your heart that it would not. Your transition through this death may be triggered by an inner feeling that you cannot quite pin down. Nonetheless, it powerfully propels you away from what has been and towards untapped possibilities, perhaps even towards great confusion as you encounter life in a new way, feeling even somewhat unprepared and uncertain as to what may lie ahead of you now.
How you deal with this grace, hidden though it may at first appear to be under the cloak of crisis, is up to you. You have enough spiritual intelligence to shift perspective and to choose, if you wish, to rest your inner gaze upon what lies beyond the death. Gaze instead upon the new life that is calling you. When you know deep within that, no matter what experiences you have had in your life, you are untainted, you will be more easily able to trust the love the Divine has for you. You won't question your worthiness and therefore you will trust in life more easily and more fully, no matter how much it asks of you at times. The Divine is a relentless lover. It wants nothing less that your total being to be held in its embrace. Sometimes that means we will have to give up lesser loves for the greater lover, the divine one that calls us to remember our true nature.
You are a beautiful blazing soul having a human experience that defies explanation and opens you up to divinity. That is what is happening in your life now, whether the death is obvious and painful to you, or whether you are uncertain as to how it is as yet showing up in your life. Either way, there is an ending imminent and new life coming to you, with greater opportunity for your radiant soul to shine its beauty in the world. Grasp it eagerly, beloved. Now is not the time for fear or hesitation. Focus on what is becoming, whilst honoring what is no longer to be.
SACRED HONORING RITUAL
Place your hands on your heart.
Say the following aloud:
"Rumi, who loves me unconditionally, I call upon your loving grace. Please help me release what I no longer need, what is too small for my great light. Help me recognize the purity of my own being so that I can more easily trust in the divine love calling to me, like an insistent lover, in every moment. I breathe in your compassionate grace now. Thank you, my beloved."
Keeping your hands resting on your heart, at the center of your chest, simply breathe in and out, gently and easily. Focus on the feeling of your hands on your chest. Do this for as long as feels good for you.
When you have finished, open your eyes. You have finished your honoring ritual.
2) SACRED PHOENIX HEART
Under the cover of blood,
love veils many rose gardens.
In total faith,
love tenderly guides every lover
to the garden of the heart.
the world is limited in six directions,
there is no way out.
there is a way, and I have traveled it many times.
How I adore your defiant, rebellious heart! It knows that what for the mind is an end, is for the heart, simply another match to ignite the sacred flames. It eats of love until it is filled, and then becomes hungry again and eats some more. And again and again. It eats of love until it is so full it must simply explode into a sacred fire of passion. It bursts, incapable of sustaining old consciousness in the expanse of blessings unlimited, lavished upon it through the Great Beloved's affection. It would be like attempting to fit an ocean in a teacup! So it does not. It bursts forth, like a dying star, into spectacular radiance, only to be reborn again, new and hungry for the next feeding frenzy in love's great banquet. How I adore your defiant, spectacular heart!
Love guides us through travails that seem improbable, if not impossible. It does not shy away from any challenge, from any cause. It cannot. it is just love's way. Love says to us there is always another way. You are receiving this guidance now.
Perhaps you are scratching your head quizzically or are in deepest despair because you appear to have met a dead end, a frowning no, or a dismissive laugh upon your quest to bring love alive. So then; do you choose to believe in love or in the death of sorts your heart faces? Your heart shall rally! I choose death because that is the portal to new life! And so it is wise, you see, but you must be brave. To be burned in love - by love, for love - will involve endurance of pain, but it will also place it in context. It is the shorter pain that is not compounded by erroneous thinking! That pain comes and goes quite quickly when you realize that love is simply, playfully, smacking your wrist and saying, "Not that way, beloved. There are great pitfalls on that path - come, take this one, where there shall be wine and dancing!"
So you are guided to accept the closed doors, the death, the pain, and to let it become tinder for your fire. Cry whatever tears need to be cried so your tinder can be dry and ready to create the sparks your heart needs. That sacred phoenix, ready to die into life within you, is hungry for the fire. Let it feast so it can fulfill its potential, its divine destiny, and become born again into new form, more divinely aligned and alive than ever before.
This oracle comes with a message for you. You may feel as though you have been wandering in a desert for many years with no oasis in sight. You might have been through darkness, through trials, endured confusion and uncertainty as you sought for your truth, sought divine revelation and sought your purpose to confirm your plans. Seek no more. The answers are now given, or very soon will be, and the life, the passion, the purpose - it will all come to you in clarity.
Does life need to be grasped for? It is bestowed according to grace and destiny. It need not be sought so much as received. The spiritual destiny that calls your soul - even whilst you may feel your bodily ears are deaf to the call - makes your heart leap. It is as though hearing the beloved's voice and stirring an ancient memory of love so powerful moves you, even without you necessarily understanding how or why?
So let the life come to you. Be prepared to let the old version of your life pass away into the new life now being born. What does this mean? It means letting go of your striving, your opinions, your doubts, your despair and your fears. Life wants to happen through you, blazing angel. You don't have to do much other than get out of your own way. Love is your nature. Let it flourish and life shall unfold accordingly.
This oracle brings a particular message regarding divine timing - that oh-significant factor in our dreams coming to life. Your time is fast approaching; it may even be now. It may seem least likely to you. There may be great darkness or confusion, and yet the unveiling of the new dawn is closest to the deepest darkness of night. Do not turn back or away from your progress. Your very next steps shall be upon hallowed ground, rendered golden by the rays of the rising sun.
SACRED HONORING RITUAL
Place your hands on your heart and say:
"This Sacred Phoenix Heart is blessed. Through every loss, every grief and sadness, every mourning, this heart grows strong, ready to ignite into new life, into the dance that is not the funeral procession but the rite of spring. This heart is ready to leap with new life, to be infused with the joy of innocence and the passion of deepest devotion. How I trust my heart to lead me, guided by the inner voice of love, through all that could possibly be. I am safe. This heart knows the way and I follow it faithfully now, into the light of a new day. Through sacred grace, so be it."
Place your hands in prayer and close your eyes. Imagine there is love in your heart and that you can send a gently acknowledgement of that love from your mind to your heart. As you bow your head towards your hands, imagine you are mentally bowing to the greatness of your heart and the love it honors.
You have completed your sacred honoring ritual.
3) RESPLENDENT WITH GRACE
Greetings from my heart
to you who are always with me,
hidden inside as the heart.
You are the compass of my life.
My course is your way,
no matter where I go.
You exist everywhere and in everything
always watching over us.
My soul brightens in the darkness
when I speak your name.
Far beyond the body,
there is an opening from my heart into yours.
Through that opening,
I send you secret messages like the moonlight.
I polish the mirror of my heart
to be your reflection.
I make my ear the receiver
for the tenderness of your words.
You are in the ear.
You are in the mind.
You are in every burning heart.
What am I saying? You are "I."
This is my way to describe you!
Your divine grace clothes me in the robes of sky blue and blood red. As a shimmering galaxy of compassion within the field of which no being is excluded, the darkness of night is illuminated, and all creatures are bathed in the fine, golden hue of your presence. There is only beauty beheld now, for there is nothing that is not your artistry, of your divine hand, generous with its grace.
Is it difficult to see your magnificence? Without a mirror the size of a galaxy, how could you possibly witness all that you are? You must just catch glimpses of your truth now and then. Oh, if you could see yourself as I see you in all your glorious fullness of being! You are swathed in robes of grace, so light and freeing that they do not weigh you down, and yet so luscious and full that you cannot help but stir the movement o all creation as you step this way and that.
Of course it matters not to grace whether you see or do not see, for grace simply is, without witnessing being required. Yet you might live rather differently, my beloved, should you realize you are not only worthy of grace, but actually dripping with it, saturated with divine presence so rich it leaks out of you and causes sunlight to pool at your holy feet. Oh yes, you are resplendent in holiness and sanctity. Should you come to know this as I do, you would take each step with awe and reverence. You would decide that not a thing in your world could be classed as mundane, and decide, with bold fervor, that you are living in godliness and must create your world through choices that honor love.
No fear, even the most stubbornly persistent, would be able to withstand the sight of your magnificent beating heart, so wild with life. In the sight of that wild heart, you would have to call all your fears close to you, soothing them with your words of love like riled children in need of tenderness and quiet. Then, when rested, you would wake them from their slumber, and they would arise as falcons, ready to soar to the height of your most daring visions. Hunting for life to feed them, they will ensure the ample grace pulsing within your heart has its chance to come to life in the world and serve love.
This oracle comes to you with a message. You may be wondering if you can attain this next stage of growth in your life. you are already well-equipped to do so, no matter what you might believe about the situation, circumstances, or others involved, even yourself. You have within your soul possession more than enough grace to see you through anything you are bold enough to envision for yourself, or for any vision you feel life has bestowed upon you. So pray, through unconditional love to access all that you are, to be supported by those beings that love you without condition. Pray to realize that you are so drenched in sacred grace that the well of your being is full. All that is needed to nurture you onto the next step of your life path is within you now. Success is yours, but you must believe in your ability, your readiness and your capacity, to take this next phase of the journey now. How could it be otherwise, for you are one with grace.
SACRED HONORING RITUAL
Place your hands on your heart. Visualize, sense, intend or feel that you are being bathed in a golden light. It may rise up from the earth or descend from above you, but all around you is golden light. It is before you, behind you, on either side of you, above you and below you, creating a field of golden energy all around you.
It may be soft or it may crackle with electricity. Just be with it. whatever it is, whether you can feel it clearly, or not seem to be able to imagine anything at all. No matter what appears to happen or not happen, it is just perfect for you at this time.
When you have passed several moments connecting with this golden light, finish your honoring ritual with this prayer.
"Rumi, brother of my soul who loves me without condition, bless me with the confidence, trust and wisdom I need to take my next steps, and to accept the grace already bestowed upon me in abundance, that will continue to be so given as I grow. May I believe in myself just as you believe in me! Through mercy and unconditional love, so be it."
Bow your head to your hands in prayer position. You have finished your honoring ritual.
Good evening, Beloveds! Here are your cards for this week's Monday Magic! These cards are powerful and come to us from Alana Fairchild's "Earth Warriors Oracle." If you're interested in having these cards for your very own, you can click here to purchase them from Amazon. The card descriptions are very detailed and there's a lot of deep wisdom to unpack, so get comfortable and in a place where you can really receive their teaching and healing - there's a lot there for you. In the meantime, I'm holding each of you in love and hoping that this week provides all of the healing and abundance you desire! Much love! <3
1) TOTEMIC PUMA - POWER AWAKENING
I am Puma. I awaken within you the vigorous energy, fierce power and ability to act without hesitation when the moment is right. My patience and strategy, my preparation and precision, my fearlessness and decisiveness are now your own. Allow my sacred medicine to fill your soul and bring courage to your heart. You have come into your power.
You've got this. Don't let fear or hesitation hold you back. Apply yourself fully to the task. Let go of old ways of viewing yourself as incapable, scattered or wasteful of energy. You have the ability to focus intently, to generate clear intention, and to achieve your ambitions through methodical steps and an applied will. You have the internal resources you need for successful completion. Even if no one else recognizes your potential and believes in your future success, in due course they will understand differently. By then, you will already be moving on to your next task. Trust your sense of timing. Have patience. When you know it is the time to leap, do it without hesitations.
Puma moves through your soul as guardian and guide. When puma appears, it is a significant sign that you have come into your power. Puma moves with stealth and silence. Observing, being patient as she narrows her focus, she cultivates energy so that the correct amount of inner power for the outer action is there when needed. When she strikes, it is with precision and effectiveness. She doesn't waste energy. She chooses her opportunities. Hesitation is not in her nature. There is no time or energy for doubt and uncertainty when one is fully engaged in conscious participation in the moment.
You may wonder if this sounds much like you. You may consider yourself to be - at least sometimes - more of a doubter than one prone to fearlessness and certainty. Yet the soul medicine of Puma builds within us silently. We may not even realize that her power is there, until all of a sudden, when it is needed, we act with unerring focus and unwavering commitment. We literally 'didn't know we had it in us' until the time came and an attitude of swift, unfailing responsiveness somehow rose up from within.
Puma moves with stealth until the right moment to act is upon her. Then she leaves her cover behind and, with unwavering focus, she strikes. You are guided by her to keep your motives, plans and preparation out of public view. Attend to your work. Become ready to be it, rather than talk about it.
Part of this medicine is strategy. Planning. Visualizing the end result. This requires simplicity and clarity. Even if the destiny you are seeking to manifest is big an bold, there will be simple steps to take along the way. Puma is the huntress with singular focus. She goes after what is required in that moment, one step at a time, and thereby attains her goals. She strikes successfully because she works precisely. Take time to formulate your goals, and go after them one by one, with a sense of patience and calculated timing. Take charge of the situation by your willingness to be patient, to bide your time, to cultivate energy and courage - and trust your intuition to leap when you know the right moment is upon you.
Puma might bring us the power we need to step up into a new role, seize control of a failing project, cut off a toxic situation in our lives or cease unhelpful negative self-talk in our own mind. She indicates that a changing relationship with power is available to you now. If you have been repelled by negative uses of power by others, or even yourself, recognize this and let it go. Forgive. Give yourself the chance to open up to using your power in a safe and wise way. Know that you are smart enough to learn from what didn't honor your soul in the past. When you ask for Great Spirit to guide you from within your heart, your movement in the world shall benefit more than only yourself. This right use of power - surrendered and in service to the great power of the Divine - will help you overcome your reluctance and lay claim to your will. You need your will to transform inspiration into action. The world truly needs this from you. Whatever it is that you dream of attaining or desire to do in this world, Puma arrives with this message - you have the power.
Find a comfortable place to relax.
Say aloud: Puma, spirit of the sun, fire of the earth, you are fierceness and intelligent use of power, embodied in sacred feminine form. Your presence awakens the power within my soul, and I leave doubt and fear behind. I am patient. I am determined. I shall not be swayed from my purpose. Procrastination and hesitation are no longer part of my way. I embrace your gifts for the greatest good. With your certainty, I find my own renewed. It is not a question of if, but a question of when. My spiritual attainment is inevitable. So be it.
Read through this simple visualization slowly, as you feel the energy of the description:
Golden fur shimmering copper in the sunlight. Heat pulsing beneath the skin, as waves of contained energy are ready to be channeled in clean action at the right moment. Lean and powerful muscle. Watchful steady gaze, no thought or distraction, just pure focus. The power rises within, and the moment to leap is here. Action! Aliveness! This medicine wisdom of bold aliveness without hesitation is within my own soul, and I claim it.
Now, either close your eyes and relax, or get up and move your body in whatever way feels best, for as long as feels good for you.
You have completed your healing process.
2) LINA - WHAT MUST BE, SHALL BE
You have beautiful dreams and inspired, bold ambitions. You are guided to believe that they are a natural expression of your soul, something that is meant to be. Life will support you in the expression of those dreams and ambitions, even in the moments where it seems to be struggle, rather than support, that you are experiencing. The process for transformation into full maturity involves learning how to grow through light and through darkness back to the light again. You will always find your way back to the light. Have faith in yourself and what must be. Dedicate yourself to what you love without hesitation.
If you are experiencing loss or change, have faith. Sometimes things happen that seem to be working against us. It is only later that they show themselves to have been valuable ways by which we acquired the greater faith, courage and determination that were necessary to the fulfillment of our purpose. Know that your destiny is unfolding, and you are moving through circumstances that are ultimately going to help you become your soul in fullness and splendor. Keep going. Everything happening in your life is helping you fulfill your divine potential. Know that any darkness will give way to the light.
Just as life and death are natural, so too is growth. It is natural for the caterpillar to become the butterfly. It is extraordinary to the point of being almost unbelievable, if we were to really think about it, but natural nonetheless. It is natural for the bones of the sacred cow to return to the earth, to give her minerals which, in turn, support new life. So, it is meant to be that with human life there is loss that becomes part of what allows for something new to be vitalized. You are here to grow into all that you are. You are here to bring certain dreams to life in this world. They are meant to be healing dreams for a new world, because that is your nature, your innate soul way. Just life the seemingly impossible journey of the butterfly, with sacred endings that support new beginnings, you too are moving through the cycle of life.
Sometimes this can be confronting. To give up old ways or old identities can seem frightening to the mind. Yet it is inspiring and exciting for the soul that yearns to blossom into fullness and cannot thrive when it is held back in fear. You may forget this momentarily and turn back from where you are headed out of confusion or concern. It may seem as though you are being asked to give up too much to secure your goals - or you may wonder if it is foolish imagination, rather than genuine soul purpose, that is driving you forward. If you are a visionary with ideas that are not yet widely understood, but will help push humanity towards the new world, you may struggle more than most. In this case, you are asked to take leaps of faith and endure the endings inherent in evolution whilst waiting for the signs of new life. You will have this asked of you because it is necessary for the process of creation and, most importantly, for you to have enough faith in your soul to handle it.
To have faith in your own purpose when it may sometimes feel like you are fighting a losing battle takes a lot of heart. Great Spirit knows what you are up to, and it wants to remind you that you are not being foolish you are following your destiny. Great Spirit wants you to accept that it can help you, that what you are pursuing is meant to be, and as you keep your course, success will come. Allow the inner force that compels you forward to have its way. Do not fear the sometimes radical changes that take place as you evolve into your destiny. Any losses or endings along the way are essential for your fulfillment. Let your trust in life's good will and generous support of you be unconditional. Know you shall thrive.
Say this prayer aloud: I call upon the wild grace of he Sacred Feminine, and give gratitude for your wise and loving assistance in my life. I accept your blessing to fulfill myself. I trust that you will show me the signs and impress upon me the guidance that I need as to feel reassured, focused and committed. Help me and all beings fulfill the plan that Great Spirit intends for us and has placed in our hearts. Only the goodness of your wisdom prevails, and every darkness leads me into greater light. So be it.
If you can spend a little time reflecting in nature, do that. It can help you remember the cycle of life and have faith that the earth knows how to support life with brilliance and care.
Finish with this short prayer to your own soul: My dear soul, you know what you are doing and how to grow in harmony with divine genius and sacred purpose, even when my conscious mind does not understand. You know, when I do not know. So I choose to trust you. And this brings me peace and comfort now. I trust you.
Place your hands in prayer at your heart and bow your head. Allow yourself to sense, feel or intend to recognize the unlimited expressions of love from Great Spirit for you. It emanates all around you, towards you in all directions and shines from within you, outwards in all directions. So much love, support and light is bringing comfort and reassurance to you now.
You have completed your healing process.
3) ULUKA VAHINI - SHE WHO RIDES THE OWL BRINGS JUSTICE
I am the goddess of karma, wealth and balance. I come to correct adharma, that which is dark, unnatural and against nature, life, love and goodness. I redress the misuse of wealth and power. I enact divine justice and restore divine order. Trust in the innocence of your own soul and fear not, for I am ever watchful, and my power brings truth. Divine justice is always brought to bear.
Don't waste your valuable time and energy worrying about people getting away with things. It's not possible. Everything is balanced out by karma in the long run. If you feel down or depressed, take action immediately to reconnect to joy, healing energy and vitality of spirit. All things are measured and metered out by clear divine vision, and your job is to put your faith in the work of the Divine, whist you tend to your own journey with trust and commitment.
From the perspective of those with awakened hearts, the world can sometimes appear to be a disturbing and frightening place where negative activity leads to prosperity, whist good and worthy people struggle and suffer. It may appear that those who have wisdom are barely heard, whist angry people with fear in their heart are afforded attention and power. It may seem that what matters most is tended to the least, while destructive purposes gain mass support, and constructive causes to struggle to maintain existence. It is very easy, with such a view of things, for the pure of heart to become angry, bitter and despairing.
However, you are meant to be a light in this world and it is important that you allow Great Spirit to support you in this task. Safeguarding your state of mind is essential for you to accomplish your life purpose. If you get caught up in negative thinking - as may happen from time to time - allow Great Spirit to guide you back to the truth of your inner light. Remember that the Divine is more powerful that any nightmare created by human darkness. You don't have to deny the dark side of human nature or its manifest consequences for he health of the planet, but you do need to keep yourself secure within the light so that you can effectively fulfill your destiny as an Earth Warrior. Joy, happiness and peace will not diminish your motivation to serve love. Rather, they will ensure that you have enough energy to do so effectively.
Whether you are facing a sense of injustice in your personal life, or feel despair at the choices humanity is making in a broader sense, know that the Divine has a grander plan than we can possibly understand. We are here to fight for love and do all that we can to honor what is true for us. We are meant to call upon the Universe for assistance in all ways possible. We are meant to use our strength of love, compassion, wisdom, light and kindness to be kick-ass Earth Warriors who will never give up, who are smart enough to carry every resource they can - including their living connection to Great Spirit - to affirm correct priorities that honor life. In this way, we uplift ourselves and inspire others through our life journey.
There are dark forces that want you to lose hope, because they know that when your heart is hopeful, you are unstoppable. Trust that the Divine will tkae care of the darkness. Trust that karmic forces will baance the scales of higher justice with unerring accuracy - whilst you do everything in your power to remain connected to the light, as you bring your loving energy, purpose and passion to the world.
Repeat this prayer aloud three times; Through unconditional divine love and my own free will, I surrender that which is not rightfully mine.
Bow your head and open your hands, palms facing up Allow this to feel like a position of surrender and vulnerability. You may like to imagine or pretend that you are releasing old energy out of your hands and it is gently dripping into the earth where it can be naturally transformed by the Earth Mother's alchemical power. Take a few moments here.
Don't be afraid to let go. Remember that you could be unintentionally holding on to things that you don't even want. Or, you could be holding on to things that you think you want and need but that are actually getting in the way of you receiving what will be amazing, helpful, wonderful and perfect for you in all ways.
When you are ready, raise your head and hands back to a comfortable position.
Say aloud: Love can conquer anything, even karma. Through divine grace and mercy, I call upon unconditional love to cleanse, purify and assist me now in all ways. May divine love flow through me to manifest the will of Great Spirit in the world. May all beings who have become lost in darkness be mercifully guided back into the light of divine love through the grace of Great Spirit. So be it.
Place your hands in front of your heart, with the palms facing up as if to receive. Keep your hands softly there and close your eyes, as you chant or say aloud: The divine blesses me. I am filled and blessed. Repeat this statement as many times as feels good for you.
Relax for a few moments, feeling gratitude and fullness of heart.
You have completed your healing process.
Happy Monday, Beautiful Souls! Here are the cards from this week's Monday Magic! This is definitely a special MM! First, this is a brand new deck - these powerful cards come to us from the "Mystical Shaman Oracle" by Alberto Villoldo, Collette Baron-Reid, and Marcela Lobos and they are packed full of incredible imagery and "will give you a deeper understanding of the web of life, how everything is connected, and how your place in the world is not random but deliberate and divine." (If you're interested in acquiring these cards for yourself, you can purchase them on Amazon by clicking here). Secondly, each of the 3 positions in this week's MM! contains not 1, but two cards - so lots of energy swirling and lots of wisdom and teaching for us to contemplate this week!
See below for your cards' descriptions. Each description contains three components: The Essence (the heart of the card's meaning), The Invitation (outlines the gifts that Spirit is offering to you at this moment and acts as a call to action), and The Medicine (highlights the aspect of your life or relationships that need to be brought into balance and repair). Use your intuition to help guide you as to which is being offered to you at this moment - the invitation or the medicine - and be open to the possibility that it might be both! And, as always, feel free to reach out if you are interested in deeper interpretation or have questions as there's a lot to unpack. And as always, here's to a love-filled and Magical week! <3
1) THE CHILD (7) and THE BLADE (6)
The Child knows the way to joy and happiness. The Child offers the return of a second innocence, a time born of wisdom and not of naivete. This card allows you to correct your course and offers you a second chance. It brings you the possibility of redemption and entering heaven while on Earth.
The Child is here to release you from the habit of being yourself, and to help you acquire a beginner's mind so that you can see life as if for the first time. Remain open to learning and discovery. Who is your spouse or partner today? Can you see them with fresh eyes? Who is looking back at you in the mirror in the morning? Become a mystery unto yourself, and reconnect with a sense of childlike wonder.
The Child comes to show you how you can correct the course of your life without being punished. Set yourself free from your conditioning for suffering; you were born unfettered and happy, and can be so again if you make the choice right now! The Child will help you climb out of the hole you may have dug yourself into, to recover your sense of play.
The Blade represents sharpness of the mind, body, and spirit. Pointing upward, it summons the power of heaven. When aimed down to the ground, it anchors the power of the heavens on Earth. The blade can be a healing tool or a weapon. Wield it wisely, and it will transmit power, bestow initiations, cut energetic cords from the past, or sever toxic relationships. Use it with anger, and it will slash, stab, and kill.
You are invited to draw your blade and use it. It is not auspicious to hesitate, to waste time in idle talk, or to hide from the inevitable. Heaven and Earth are aligned to support you in claiming your power, so take decisive action. Overcome your fear of hurting others, unsheathe the blade, and use it wisely.
It's time to put down the sword and place it back in its scabbard. Do not offer your blade in service to toxic emotions! You will be faced with an even more disagreeable future with the people or situations you are attempting to banish. Put the blade to rest until your inner fire has mellowed. Then use your blade with impeccable intention to cut the energetic cords that are tying you to the drama at hand. Set yourself free!
2) THE ARROW (3) and THE EAGLE (16)
Receiving this symbol reminds you that when you are in alignment with your heart and soul, you are on target and will soon be hitting your mark. Be true to your calling, release attachments, and free yourself from he bondage of unbridled ambition. Now is revealed to be a moment of contact in which your intention meets the material world.
The Arrow also symbolizes the need to set your creativity free.
When the Arrow zings through the air, it is inviting you to pay attention and signifying that you are about to make your mark in some aspect of your life. It illuminates the moment of contact when you know that your desires and intentions have traveled on the wind and landed in the perfect place for your highest good.
Trust that your job is to be relaxed yet focused, keeping your eye on the prize yet releasing your intention with full expectation that it will land as it is supposed to. Don't worry about the "how" or the exact form. This is not the time to interfere with the manner in which the arrow flies. It will make its mark, and you will have cause to celebrate!
This is a time to admit that by continuing on the path you are on, you might be shooting yourself in the foot. Could it be that you have become so attached to winning this game that you have missed the true mark? What if your arrow was never meant to land where you wanted it?
Now is the time to regroup and ask yourself if what you desire is really worth your energy. This is a sign that something better is waiting. Consider the wisdom in not getting what you want. Suffering in this case is a pathway to heal the parts of you that feel unworthy, the parts that worry there isn't enough. Make peace with those voices. What is truly yours will be waiting for you.
Eagle comes from the east, the place of the rising sun, of new beginnings. She soars high in the sky, sees the smallest detail with clarity without losing track of the bigger picture, and nests in the high mountains. For Eagle, there are no obstacles, only opportunities. She calls you to ascend, to acquire perspective, so you can fly wing to wing with Great Spirit.
Have you become trapped in your daily routine and feel you do not know where to go and what to do next? Have you lost your sense of purpose? Eagle invites you to take a deep breath and spread your wings. When was the last time you opened them? Eagle reminds you that your spirit was born to soar to the heavens. As you contemplate choices, ask yourself: "Do I want to live in a chicken coop, sheltered from life, counting the regular feelings, or do I want to soar like an eagle?" If your answer is the latter, then you must accept Eagle's invitation and embrace the courage that will help you choose freedom.
It is time to see through the eyes of Eagle. Let your vision of the whole and of its parts become laser-like, and set your priorities straight. What did you come to do in this life? Did you come to climb up the ladder of financial or social success? Did you come to become a better person, to heal your heart, and to realize your essential self? What is your divine mission here on Earth?
No more excuses. Of course, you do not have enough time, enough money, or enough sleep... Yet the time is now to fly to your chosen purpose. If you postpone it, you are betraying yourself. Look through the eyes of Eagle and consider every obstacle and opportunity. Where you set your intention is where you'll end up. Free yourself and live your highest destiny. Fly!
3) THE RAINBOW (41) and THE SMOKY MIRROR (47)
The rainbow symbolizes the seven steps of a true spiritual path, which manifest as the colors of the seven chakras. In the Himalayas, the rainbow body is seen as the full realization of our essence. The rainbow also represents the bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds. At the end of our lives, we can journey across the rainbow bridge to the highest heavenly realms. When the rainbow appears, it is an affirmation that all is well and that you are in right relationship with Spirit.
The rainbow tells you that the end of the storm is near. Persevere, and remember that it is darkest just before the dawn. Do not give up hope; things are about to take a positive turn. Listen for the morning rooster that announces the coming of the dawn even while the night is still darkest. But do not claim victory yet or let your guard down fully.
Don't get caught in pursuit of the illusion of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Find the treasure now, in the moment, by coming into right relationship with those around you. All your gifts are at hand, so obvious you may have missed them. Be true with your intentions, and do not be led astray by daydreams.
THE SMOKY MIRROR
The Smoky Mirror represents the aspects of what is implied yet cannot be immediately known in the world, the mystery of how things come together and how they fall apart without obvious causality. This symbol also represents the shadow of the human psyche, the parts of the self that one disowns. The Smoky Mirror can also represent a state of denial, or the inability or refusal to see the truth.
When the symbol of the Smoky Mirror appears, you're invited to see beyond your own self. Acknowledge that, past the limits of your current ability to perceive, there is a vast interconnected world where events are orchestrated in divine order but challenging to fully grasp. Now is the time to trust that no matter what the current conditions of your world reflect, in the Hidden Realms all aspects of the human journey are celebrated: the beauty and the darkness, the misery and the courage. No matter where you are on your journey, know that some things are meant to be a mystery, which you are meant to understand only through experience. Take heart, for the Smoky Mirror will ultimately show you beauty and wonder once the fog lifts the distortion you see now.
Understanding the shadow of the human journey requires that you go deep into your story to discover the wound that prevents you from seeing the truth of your current situation. Your fears and expectations of disappointment and unworthiness may be clouding your capacity to see the potential in yourself and others.
The Smoky Mirror may be showing you things you don't want as a result of your conditioning. These can become even more real, but only because you are making it so. The choice is yours. The world will hold you accountable or what you see and create. Can you see through the eyes of truth and faith instead?
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