Good evening, Lovely Souls! I hope this finds you winding down after a wonderful day! Here are the cards from todays Monday Magic!
They come to us from Colette Baron-Reid’s “Wisdom of the Oracle” Divination Cards.
Lots of powerful messages in this week’s cards. I hope they bring you guidance and insight for the week to come as we prepare for lots of big energy to move through with the arrival of a Full Blood Moon and lunar eclipse. Self-care is key, so be sure to pay focused attention to what your body, mind, heart, and spirit are asking for. Rest, hydration, nourishment, and grounding are key to making it through the week with as few unruffled features as possible. So, take care of your precious selves and I’ll see you all next week! 💖💖💖
1) OBSERVER (49)
Perspective; objectivity; neutral observation from a distance.
THE ORACLE'S MESSAGE
Most people see the world through a personal lens. They closely identify with their feelings and experiences - so much so that they come to believe that these are the only reality. There are times when you need distance in order to gain perspective and understand your circumstances from a more neutral vantage point. Now is one of those times in your life. This is a perfect moment for you to begin to do some exploring. Instead of only considering yourself, consider what you need to understand about the conditions, people, culture, and environment you're engaged with now. You'll be so happy you did. Illumination is the miracle you seek and will indeed find.
Sometimes you just can't see the forest for the trees in your way. Feelings can get all jumbled up, and often you hear one thing when a person says another. It can be like an echo of an unresolved past experience dubbed over your conversation. Take time out before you react. It's likely the other person has no idea how his or her words have affected you. Take a few steps back and lend understanding to the situation. Have faith in your connection and trust that you can come together. Take to higher ground now and cultivate curiosity about what you observe in yourself, in others, and in the landscape. You will find things much improved sooner than you know.
It is an advantageous time for you to get some distance from what you're doing and see your work and your projects from a different perspective. The trick is to connect to the essence of your goals and aspirations while letting the form and timing be dictated by Spirit. You may be too personally attached to an outcome and unable to see the miracle because it's not turning out exactly as you planned. Trust Spirit. The perfect version of your abundance is right in front of you. Remain neutral and curious, and watch the miracle unfold.
Ever think sometimes your life options are suction-cupped to your face and you can't see beyond yourself? There's a big world out there - a multitude of potential realities that you're unable to perceive at present. So you're a little stuck? It's time to get advice from someone you trust, someone who has a better perspective on your circumstances. Other points of view are needed now before you move forward. Take heart! A beautiful vista is waiting for you to drink it in. You just need a little help widening your scope beyond your small "self."
2) NEW LIFE (39)
Birth of new ideas; growth; opportunities; a breath of fresh air; life renewing itself.
THE ORACLE'S MESSAGE
When spring awakens the world, joy and excitement can be felt all around and in your very core. Blossoms burst from trees overnight, birds return home and sing their glorious song, and nature is full of promise. Miracles beckon all of us. This is one of those times in your life when new ideas inspire you and new opportunities bring you hope for seeing your dreams come true. All is well in your world, and you have the energy you need to feel renewed. Allow your heart to fill with enthusiasm. Let your light shine, for this is a time of good fortune.
New energy enters old relationships, and new relationships are bursting with the sweetness and vibrancy only encountered when winter gives way to spring. This is a time to connect with others and share excitement, passion, and hearts full of joy. This card is a very auspicious sign with respect to love and partnerships in all forms.
You have every reason to be optimistic right now, as things seem to fall into place magically. New opportunities remind you that abundance is available to you.. Delight in the bounty that begins to appear in surprising forms. Stay curious and know that your hopes and dreams are being fulfilled. It's as if new life suddenly infuses your projects, work, and creative ideas with a kind of electricity that crackles with exciting potential. Fortune is smiling on you.
You must acknowledge your inexperience and gently allow yourself to be like the delicate new bud opening. You are at the beginning of things and haven't yet hit your stride. Be immersed in the newness of it all, and don't try to rush the learning process. New life has it's own timetable for maturity. Be here now. Life loves you.
3) GO THE DISTANCE (47)
Endurance; strength; the long haul
THE ORACLE'S MESSAGE
To bring your dream to life, you must think long-term and pay no attention to the fluctuations in the current of your experience. Joy and disappointment commingle with opportunities, so there is no need to fear the occasional obstacle. Life is not a sprint. This card is a reminder that you have endurance, strength, and fortitude to carry you all the way. Remain true to yourself. Your authenticity alone will keep you in alignment with the energy of miracles. What is yours will never be withheld from you. Remember that!
You either are in or are calling in a harmonious relationship that can stand the test of time. For better or worse, as you ride the ups and downs - and even strain, break yourself, and are remade in new growth - you are being redeemed by the power of regeneration. Harmony does not mean there will never be a wrong note played but that the relationship is marked by endurance and dedication to overall unity. A new song can be written, an instrument can be tuned, and the symphony of love will play on. Listen with your heart.
Isn't it magnificent?
Your most precious dreams are not about instant gratification but enduring prosperity. This is a time to think long-term and engage in continued action. You will experience momentum building as you translate the ebb and flow into slow and steady movement forward. Your efforts, ideas, and hard work now can lead to greater riches that you can imagine. Stoke the fire so that an uninterrupted stream of energy is available to support you in all the phases of manifestation. Be assured that you are in the right place right now.
Do you feel as if you've been wandering in the desert now for ages and ages and nothing is happening? When you conjure up the image of a desert, you picture parched lips, sunburned skin, and mirages - but there is more to it than that. Amid the hot sands are creatures with resilient spirits, tough skins, and the willingness to burrow deep underground for water so that they may thrive. This is a time of developing survival skills and resilience. You are learning how to conserve your strength, and in this temporary time of austerity, it's wise to be selective about where you expend your energy. Listen to the call of your soul, because it will never lead you astray. This is an important time of letting go of what's not important.
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.
Good evening, Dear Friends! Here are your cards from today’s Monday Magic! These are from Kyle Gray’s “Keepers of the Light” Oracle Deck - another one of my very favorite decks. The images are beautiful and full of so much light and the messages are succinct yet insightful.
Today’s cards were just what I needed today - they bring messages of universal love, honoring’s one’s natural sensitivity and the self-cares that requires, as well as releasing fear and those things that no longer serve so that something better may fill those spaces in our hearts and souls. The Hindu goddess Kali-Ma has popped up for me everywhere I turn lately, urging me to release, release, release and open myself to rebirth. I’ve been working with her energy a lot and was thrilled to see her once again. For those of you that chose card number 3, I’d love to hear from you and what this card means to you. There are so many layers to this Dark Goddess and I hope you are as excited to hear her speak as I am.
As always, I hope that these cards bring to you what was needed, be it insight, healing, comfort, or guidance. Wishing you much love and a peaceful night’s rest. Until next week!
Love and Acceptance
Love is yours. Recognize your divine worth. Choose loving thoughts.
Hope is an angel who is dedicated to promoting the idea that we on Earth are loved, cherished, and supported by the kingdom of heaven. She is all about helping us see the light beyond whatever darkness we are in. Travelling as part of a holy trinity (Faith, Hope, and Charity), she helps us recognize that hope isn’t about wishing for something good to happen or help to arrive, but trusting that support is already present. Hope is the twin flame of Archangel Gabriel. She has a gentle presence, but she is absolutely glorious. She sings sweet harmonies to us and these songs are waves of love washing away anything that stands between us and self-love and acceptance.
Angels are gathering around you in celebration that you are finally willing to see how loving and lovable you are. Hope is here with her legion of love angels, guiding you to see that you deserve loving relationships, loving experiences and loving acceptance from the world around you. It seems that you are really moving beyond the limitations that you once had in this department, but know that whenever you do question your worth, you can call on Hope to shine her golden light upon you. Your angels want you to know that they love and cherish you – and they’re grateful that you’re giving yourself the same support.
Honor your sensitivity. Retreat to recharge and heal. Your light can support others.
Hilarion is a spiritual master who loved in the Middle East during the 4th century. At the age of 15 he felt the call to go to the retreat of Saint Anthony in the Egyptian desert. This was busy with people needing healing, so after a while he went back home with some monks. During that time his parents passed away and it is said that Hilarion was so devoted to service he gave all of their estate to his brothers and the poor. For the rest of his life he lived as a hermit in a cave and was said to perform miracles with his prayers and touch. To this day, he is dedicated to healing, but he also helps spiritual people who feel overly sensitive to overcome their challenges and integrate with the normal world.
The world can seem overwhelming to you and it’s okay to retreat to a safe space every now and then to cleanse and recharge your energy. You may feel called to serve others or share your healing with them, but please ensure you are filled up with light, love, and energy first, so that you are not sacrificing your own development for others. You are surrounded by the healing light of Hilarion and the healing angels at this time so that you can recharge and feel whole.
Major spiritual changes are unfolding. This is your chance to soar.
Kali-Ma is the Hindu goddess of death and rebirth. She brings old cycles to an end so we can experience transformation. She is a strong, fierce, fiery , and powerful image of the divine feminine. Many have been intimidated by her, but she is a mother energy and therefore completely loving – she’s like a fierce mother protecting her child from harm. She has a dark energy like the night sky, but it consumes fear and leaves only love. She is the twin flame of the god Shiva and has even been known to slay his ego so that he can reveal his true loving self.
This is a time when you are able to look fear in the eye and move away from it. Fear is just energy, and energy can be changed. This can be an intense experience because the human self is so conditioned that it may be used to operating with fear present. When the fear is gone, it may feel as though an emptiness is there, but this is space for love and miracles to enter. You are being filled with courage of spirit now so that you can move from this phase of your life to the next. Trust the process of Kali-Ma to help you release your fear and step into a space that’s strong, focused, and courageous.
1) BEYOND DEATH, LIFE (1)
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 in 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 though 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 unknown destiny. 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 that you are, all that you can be.
So what must you to 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 one 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 fo 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 felling 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 that you are untainted, you will be more easily able to trust in 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 than your total being to be held in its embrace. Sometimes that means we will have to give up lesser loves for the greatest 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 and close your eyes.
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 insistant 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 to you.
When you have finished, open your eyes. You have finished your honoring ritual.
2) THE LOVER AND THE BELOVED (35)
When you move beyond consciousness,
you caress the beloved.
When you move into the unknown, beyond everything,
the beloved caresses you.
It is not enough to love me. I want you to allow me to love you. It is not enough to desire me, to want to be closer to me. I want to reach out to you and grab a hold of you, drawing you into me, and never letting you be apart from me again. There is so much more for us to experience, you and me, than simply gazing - even with love - at each other from a distance. Let me take you into my arms. Let me hold you until we cease to know or care where you and I once were you and I, for instead we will be one. Will you allow it? Will you allow me? Will you allow us to be?
Oh, sweet beloved, the Divine, the Great Beloved has a passionate desire for you - to love you, to touch you, to make the divine presence known to you - so that you will cease to fear the darkness, take delight in all of life, and become mesmerized by the beauty of love in its endless emanations.
But how we resist love at first. Oh yes, we have been burned before, have we not? Abandoned, betrayed, so painfully disappointed, cast aside, and have suffered at the hands of some unworthy lover. Can this great divine love affair be tarred with the same brush, with the same bitter expectations that keep the heart closed? You are too beautiful to be hidden away behind a bitter and gated heart. That is unworthy of you!
So then, can you allow the Great Beloved to reach for you, to receive that sacred touch every day, to be spoken to with words of love, to receive? You who give of yourself, can you recognize the beloved wishes to give to you, too? These need not be mutually exclusive happenings! Come now, deep down, you know the genius of the Divine is such that in being received, much is given. You shall not be selfish in letting yourself to receive life, and let the world soak up the ardent glow of your sensual surrender into the Great Beloved’s embrace.
This oracle brings you a message. Something has to change in your physical world. You are in need of more sustenance, more love, more connection, and more nourishment that touches your body and soul, and brings them into deeper oneness with each other, with life, with love. Dare you open up and allow that love in? The Great Beloved has desired that this be so. Will you heed that holy desire? Will you allow love in?
If you find this difficult, now is the time to gently, carefully, tend to the walls you once placed between yourself and life - walls of tentativeness, excessive caution, fear of abandonment and betrayal, doubt of your own loveableness, and doubts based on past pain without substance. You are so much greater that these crumbling walls. They are the stuff that is designed for demolition, not devotion and honoring. Can you begin to unpack the bricks you mistakenly believed were essential to your safety and wellbeing? You are too vast a sea for that small puddle of thought now. The oceanic world of love is your true home and the sun is beating down upon you. It is too hot to gaze at the ocean longingly from afar, or even stand by its edge. Strip off your layers. Run to the ocean and dive in!
This oracle brings you special guidance. An offer or opportunity is on its way to you, or has recently been presented. It may be an idea you have been nurturing, or one presented to you by another person. Sit with it. Do you feel exhilaration? Do you feel energy at the thought of saying yes?
The say YES! Allow yourself to receive! There is divine encouragement in taking risks that feel wild and alive to your heart.
SACRED HONORING RITUAL
Place your hands in prayer, and say: “May the almighty divine love, and my most beloved brother, Rumi, bless me with the ability to truly receive, in all ways, divine abundance and prosperity, being delivered to me now by the grace and mercy of the heavens. May I clear and heal any resistance to receiving life truly, that I may attain my divine destiny and know that receive love truly, that I may attain my divine destiny and know and receive love truly, in all its majesty. So be it.”
You can rest for as long as feels good. Then, you have finished your honoring ritual.
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