Card Drawing November 6, 2016
Hello! Good day, soul friends! I hope November is treating you all well and that you got an extra hour of sleep this morning! Today's Guidance is from the Native Spirit Oracle Cards by Denise Linn and Earth Magic Oracle by Dr. Steven D. Farmer.
Which set of card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
1, 2, or 3...
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your set of cards, yet?
If you chose the set of Cards 1:
You can be anything you desire. Let go of attachment to your identity. See the world around you with new eyes. Be malleable. Experiment with different ways of viewing reality. See the point of view of others. If you haven't been able to manifest your dreams, maybe you need to shift the way you see the person or situation.
In earth-based cultures shape shifters had the mystical ability to transform forms of consciousness. It said that these beings were not imagining that they were changing into a specific animal, plant, or stone; they could actually morph into another shape. Just because most people today don't think that this is possible doesn't mean it's not true. This card chose you because it wants to show you that your past does not need to equal your future. Simply shifting your point of view or your belief system can bring an entirely new destiny into being.
To deepen your ability to shape-shift, simply imagine that you're an animal, bird, plant, or stone. Make it as real as you can. Doing this depends your ability to shift your beliefs and limiting decisions that perhaps have held you back from fulfilling your highest destiny.
New Moon - Promise
Gazing at the sliver of the new moon smiling down upon them, the couple embraces each other, welcoming the promise of their love. The fading sun drapes the clouds and waters with its tinge of luminescence, as the crescent opens its arms to the near planet Venus, named after the Roman goddess of love. This is a time for manifestation, beginnings, and renewal, with the promise that our desires will come to fruition.
Here Grandmother Moon initiates another lunar cycle, moving from darkness to fullness and back again over approximately one month. Her promise of what is to come is embedded in the first glimmer of her light as she emerges from behind the curtain of darkness that had recently encompassed her. It is a promise that been kept for as long as she has existed.
This is the time to launch a project, a new relationships, or renew something that has been put aside for a later date. With your intention and willingness to allow a full cycle to complete itself, that which you desire will manifest. The seed of that idea is ready to energy from the darkness of your subconscious into your full awareness. The next step is to put into action what is required to fully realize this idea.
A promise has two meanings: it can be a commitment and a guarantee to yourself (or someone else) that a particular thing will happen, or it can imply that something specific is expected to happen. When your will is aligned with the will of Spirit and your intention is fouled upon what you wish to have happen, there will be fulfillment, and the promise is kept.
If you picked the set of Cards 2:
Have faith and know that you're divinely-guided ... even when you have doubts. Trust that you are exactly where you need to be. Believe! You've planted your seeds, now allow the Creator to do the rest. Even if you can't see into the future, have faith that the path will be illuminated and go forward. If you have any recurring challenges, turn them over to the Creator: Not my will but thy will be done.
Many Native cultures referred to the Creator as the Great Mystery. It's the idea that Great Spirit is so vast and profound that, in many ways, it's unknowable. Faith is the foundation of the ability to manifest. Everything was created because someone believed that it was possible ... and patience is absolutely crucial in the application of this principle. Trust. Change can happen in the heartbeat, but some things require time. You've planted the seeds; now give them time to grow. Please be patient, and know that it will happen - whatever receives your care and attention will flourish.
If you just planted some seeds in your garden today, you wouldn't go out tomorrow and yell at them because there wasn't any fruit yet. So don't drop your seeds of faith! Remember this mantra: It's happening! Repeat this phrase periodically especially if you have doubts ... and keep going.
Whale - Breach
This powerful creature of the ocean takes a few great sweeps with his fins and propels himself briefly out of the water where he spend the majority of his life. He's thing a break from the ordinary Earth element in which he lives to exist for even a few moments in the realm of blue skies and sun, having broken through the skin of the ocean in a magnificent display of fullness and strength. All baleen whales breach, but non more spectacularly that the humpbacks, considered the acrobats of this family. They arch, stretch, and twist their bodies even as they approach the surface of the water, in what may be an ancient mating ritual, a form of communication, or even a way to remove parasites.
In this image, the humpback whale that has burst out of the ocean expresses an almost palpable feeling of release and joy. Often wen we manage to change our environment-to break through the illusory blockages-we experience an intense feeling of relief and can let go of any previously held fears and assumptions of what would happen once we did overcome that barrier, whether it is material, emotional, or mental. Simply getting away from the trance of technology for a few hours and spending that time in Nature is a breach from the trappings of civilization that can suffocate us and prevent us from connecting to Earth.
It is time to take a break! Not just a coffee break, but a respite from the usual environment you find yourself in. That trip you wanted to take? Go for it. Tired of being indoors? Make it a point to get outside. You have become so attached to your surroundings that you have created within them an illusion of safety, yet it is not these things that make you feel safe. Rather, the familiarity you have imbued un your surroundings have generated this false sense of security.
Taking time away from the familiar is literally about changing your external environment in a significant way, such as doing something unusual or perhaps something you have always wanted to experience. Another perspective is breaking through the barrier of beliefs that have constricted you in any way from being who you truly are. This is your opportunity to do some intentional breaching of these thought patterns, which will open you to different worlds and perspectives.
If you were attracted set of Cards 3:
Confidence. Entering your power. Standing strong. You are a leader. Stepping into the light. Let your truth be heard and felt by others. Make a stand in life. You carried deep inner wisdom. You are a teacher and a leader in the deepest sense of the words. You are a beacon for others.
In native cultures the elders, tribal chiefs, and clan leaders are looked to for advice and leadership. When this card chooses you, it's time to step into your leadership role. An elder walks the path, stomps the grass down, and throws the boulders out of the way so that the path is easier for others. Sometimes you might find yourself alone or tired, but know that what you're doing is making a difference in the lives of many. The greatest leaders are those who know how to serve, supporting others to reach their dreams. Even if you've been in the background in the past, right now it's your turn to step forward and become the light for others.
Being an elder and a tribal leader mean speaking your truth, even if it's hard or even if you're afraid. If there's anyone you need to stand up, to this is the time. Being a leader means supporting others, so if there's anyone you need to support or make amends with, this is the time.
Childhood - Innocence
The light from heavens falls upon the children through the rays of sun that illuminate their presence like a spotlight. The little girl reaches out to these bright beams, and these elements together portray an idyllic childhood activity for many of us who have had the privilege of exploring the natural world. The blanket of lush meadow grass embraces a small pond, which leads a more distant valley - one that is darker and shrouded by the very clouds that also produce this remarkable play of light.
In their exploration of the world, it's inevitable that these children will at some point lose their innocence. It doesn't have to be a permanent loss, however. We don't need to live in constant fear in anticipation of such an event, nor do w have to reconcile the loss of that state of purity by constantly romanticizing the past and mission out on the present.
The wisdom and faith we're accrued from our life experiences are keys to recapturing that state of innocence. The light that will guide us through any dark passage is the light of spirit from within that connects us with Source. Finding our innocence once again, we become aware that it was never lost - just forgotten.
Innocence is not simply the lack of guilt or shame but a quality in itself, one that you naturally possess when you first come into this existence. There are challenges you have faced throughout life that have further shaped your personality and character. You have also likely encrusted moments following disappointment or loss when you turned sour or cynical, and no doubt have had times when layers of anger or fear blocked the flow of your vitality, your life force.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for today. I hope that you enjoyed it! Did the card(s) you felt drawn to give you some guidance to think about?
Don't forget to check back next week for another card drawing!