Good day, soul friends! Hope your week was wonderful and your weekend full of whatever you love. I am currently visiting Arkansas and enjoying the beautiful state parks. My family and I spent the day exploring and hiking.
In honor of Memorial Day, I would like to say thank you to all of the service members who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice!
Today's guidance comes from the Soul Space Oracle deck by Jen Berlingo.
Which card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
Left - 1, Middle - 2, or Right - 3..
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your card, yet?
If you selected Card 1:
Although no one likes to admit it, we all have our dark sides and shadows - those less than flattering facets of our personality that take delight in abusing and shaming others and wielding power in the most unfair ways.Your Divine guides are present now to help you witness your shadow, lovingly making you aware that it's actually contempt for yourself and your vulnerability that fuels such hostility towards others. These gentle but powerful higher forces surround you in love and urge you to accept and embrace your weaker aspects, rather than harshly rejecting yourself by attacking those aspects in others. Ease up, and be more tolerant of yourself. If you do so, these shadows will give way to light and healing.
This is a clear message to you in order to face your shadow. We must be able to find wholeness in order to ascend to the consciousness of Unconditional Love. In order to find true wholeness, we must integrate all aspects of ourselves into our true authentic selves. No more masks, no more compromise. We must learn to love and accept ourselves just as we are, without striving for perfection first. Without turning from that which we do not with to acknowledge. We must know that every part of us is lovable and deserving of love. We are worthy. We must find our truth.
You may find your shadow seems quite large right now, and try to hide from it. You may find it mirrored in those around you, or that it comes up constantly in different ways for you to deal with. This is the Universe asking you to process these feelings, once and for all. You cannot run from yourself, you can only Be yourself.And remember, yourself is exactly who you came here to be.
If you picked Card 2:
Breakthroughs are available to us now, if we are ready to take them on. This means completely accepting a major shift in our perception of ourselves. What were once considered our limitations are burned to the ground. The work is being done to restructure our belief systems, a complete system overhaul and upgrade is underway.
If we are experiencing difficulties, it is because we are still holding on to the old ways. Let them go willingly. There is so much better coming now. You will be protected at your most vulnerable. You will not turn back. You cannot go back to the womb. You cannot go back to sleep. You cannot be as you were, because you withstood the tomb of the cocoon and have resurrected in this lifetime. Steer clear from those who you know may shoot you down when you are vulnerable.
Sometimes, when you don’t know what to do, it’s okay to do nothing at all until you fully realize your options. And maybe when you don’t know what to do, you ask too many other people and get so many conflicting points of view that you confuse yourself further. At first we may feel very vulnerable stepping into our truth, but that also is an illusion. We have conditioned ourselves to live under false pretenses.
We may have had painful experiences and altered ourselves to avoid repeating them in the future. We have build walls up to protect our hearts and it’s time to take them down and be who we truly are. Trust in yourself. Give it a bit of time. Contemplate getting out of your comfort zone. Let the options come to you. Breathe each one in and weight it carefully. Release what no longer serves you on every level, one layer at a time.
Only you know which direction to move in. And don’t worry, you really can’t go wrong… it’s all part of your journey.
If you were drawn to Card 3: Open - All manner of opportunities are presented to you at this time. The Open card is a signal that you're able to truly manifest your dreams and that your goals are in sight. Don't remain small and contracted. Instead, expand your horizons beyond what you believe to be your limitations. You have a unique voice that needs to be expressed in the world. The Universe is supportive of new ideas and approaches at this time, so speak up and speak out. You may find that you are trying to decide between two options. This card is not about making a decision, but more about taking the time to really listen to your heart and your inner voice. It is time to gain more information before you act. This knowledge can be in many forms including your innate knowledge, self-knowledge, secret knowledge or even more esoteric wisdom. You may find that what you are attaining might be both mysterious and magical. You are in a conscious process of creative release. Give thanks and gratitude for the things that you have accomplished. Do not feel rushed or pressured to begin a new undertaking. Review your goals and regroup accordingly. Once you have all of the necessary information, you will begin to feel motivated to set some new goals and start new projects. Facing the unknown is the only choice you really have right now if you to progress. It's okay to be afraid. Now is the time to take a risk that is not calculated - to feel the exhilaration as you ready yourself for a leap of faith. Spirit is present, so let go of fear. You are called to express your true self. Listen to your hear and soul, not your head. Come to the edge and discover that you can fly. You just step into the unfamiliar so that you may find your miracles. Only you can decide. To trust. To love. To open up. To receive. To allow.
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!