This week's oracle messages come from the Earth Magic Oracle Deck by Steven D. Farmer.
Which 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 card, yet?
If you chose Card 1:
Autumnal Equinox - Release
In many areas of the world, deciduous trees prepare for the winter and conserve their energy by contracting their life force- that is, they release their leaves. which have required the rays of the sun and nourishment from the Earth in order to maintain robust growth and appearance. It's not a decision the trees make (at least not in the usual sense); instead, it's a natural response to the decreasing cycle of light that sets up the gradual and steady release of the tree's leaves.How remarkable it is that these trees- and for that matter, all of Earth Mother's children-simply know what to do with the changes in climate.
Although this seasonal sift appears to be a death of sorts, it's only a preparation for the next cycle of life. one that will naturally follow the more extreme contraction of winter as an aspect of the life-death-rebirth cycle that we find represented in so many ways.
Now is the time to leaf aching in your life fall away that is no loner useful or needed for the emerging expression of who you are. Allow yourself to gradually shed what has become burdensome and no longer congruent with your soul's purpose. Converse your energy by allowing yourself more rest while at the sea time making preparations for the winter season. Look especially at your material possessions and be brutally honest with yourself as you discern which of these can be given away or somehow released.
Consider shedding relationships that have served their purpose and are no longer viable, as well as work or a job that has become devoid of interest and passion. With release comes a sense of being much lighter, just like the trees that openly bear their nakedness once their leave have departed and give room for whatever new Life is ready to birth following a period of quiet and gestations. So let of of whatever has outlived its purposefulness and true that something else will take its place.
If you picked Card 2:
Rainbow - Blessings
A rainbow is created by the collaboration of sunlight and water in the atmosphere. The water droplets become tiny prisms that collectively diffuse and disperse light into a ribbon of colors that is the essence of every hue we're capable of perceiving on this planet. Rainbows symbolize many things, including good luck, a bridge to heave, and abundance.
It's difficult for any of us to ignore the majesty of a rainbow and the gentle power inherent in its display. It's such a simple blending of the elements coming together in a perfect visual harmony to create one of the most beautiful sights in all of Creation. Although there are diverse meanings attributed to the sight of a rainbow, a common thread is that it offers blessings.
The artist of this image created this rainbow to commemorate a friend who had just died. She worked on it whenever she felt her love and appreciation for her friend - the blessings he brought to the world and to her life - often after a spell of tearful grief.
The storm has passed, and it's time to enjoy the refreshing beautify of this cycle, even though it has been difficult to appreciate any sense of purposefulness in what you have endured lately. You can now, as they say, count your blessings. Do not just look at "the brighter side" adhering to some academic mantra that has no heart of depth, but do so slowly and with some genuine gratitude that is expressed up close and personal.
This ever-evolving process of Life itself is a blessing - an opportunity to exist as a human being on Earth. The planet is a beautiful garden, even it if does not always appear to be so. Sometimes it is only when you look back at a memory of an experience that you can truly see the blessings that have come from them. Bless your difficult or painful experiences, and let them go.
If you were drawn to Card 3:
Rain - Purification
No matter where its a light shower or a deluge, rain cleanses and purifies. The moisture that has evaporated from various bodies of water was drawn into the atmosphere now returns to Earth as liquid precipitation in Nature's vast and comprehesive water-recycling program. Depended on when and where the rain falls, it can come as a welcome relief or a nusiance.
Even the air smells fresh after a good rain. It also brings in clean water, which provideds needed sustenance for plants, animals, and humans. At its most intense, rainstorms arrive as an avalanche of water, often accompanied by great and powerful winds, with considereable flooding and destruction as an unfortunate consequence of Nature's impersonal balancing act. What is purged makes way for new life to appear.
Purifying your mind, body, and spirit is the task that is put before you. Purify our mind by identifying a prominent belief you carry about yourself that inhibits you from being fully engaged in life, from showing up 100 percent of the time. Purify your heart by allowing yourself to breathe in and out blessings and forgiveness so that you can love even more deeply.
Let yourself feel your grief - truly feel it - so that the rivers of tears become miniature baptisms that help heal the wounds in your soul. If necessary, detoxify your body (the temple and seat of the soul) by changing your diet, doing a cleanse for a few days, or simply drinking more water. Increasing the daily amount of water your drink with deep appreciation for its purpose will revitalize your spirit.
It is no wonder that in some indigenous languages, water is called "lifeblood", as it is so essential to every form of Life on Earth. Take time to purify yourself.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for the week. 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!