Good day, soul friends! Happy September! Hoping your week was wonderful and that you found some rest this weekend. Happy New Moon in Virgo!
Today's guidance comes from the Archetypes Cards deck by Caroline Myss and the Soul's Journey Lesson Cards deck by James Van Praagh.
Which set of 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 were drawn to the set of Cards 1:
Saboteur - Highlights your fear of self-empowerment and the changes it would bring to your life. Exposes fears and issues related to low self-esteem that cause you to make choices that block your own empowerment and success. When you make it an ally, you will find that it calls your attention to situations in which you’re in danger of being sabotaged, or of sabotaging yourself. The shadow manifests as self-destructive behavior or even the desire to undermine others. Blame - "I accept responsibility for my well-being." It is so easy to give away the power to transform your life. Certainly, there have been people along your path who have shaped you into who yo are today, but you are solely responsible for your own happiness. The ego can be a very fragile thing, and if it comes under fire, the first instinct is to blame an outside force. Victim consciousness weakens the connection that you have to your soul source. This mind-set says: I don't have the power inside myself to break-free, because someone else's power is stronger. This is an illusion. When you believe that someone else is responsible for your problems, that belief IS the problem. Personal responsibility can empower you to change your reality. Lasting transformation always brans on the inside and works it way out. There is a difference between a reason and an excuse. A reason is valid and unavoidable; an excuse is an attempt to shift the blame. It is not always easy to come to terms with the fact that we create our own reality… and have to take full responsibility for what our current reality looks like. It would be so much easier to blame everyone else. Well, anyone else really! But yet, taking responsibility means that we are acknowledging our true power. Our power of manifestation. And then we can take steps to create change where it is needed. We all have the innate ability to heal and as we move into a deeper level of conscious living, we can make a stronger connection to this precious gift from the Universe. We can heal our own bodies, minds and spirits and we can use our love and intention to radiate this healing out to others. As we heal ourselves, we automatically help to heal those around us; but if we set the intention to heal, by the Grace of God and for the Highest Good of All, this amplifies the healing exponentially. Body, mind and spirit. The days of self sabotage are ending. Bring on the healing. Direct it where it is needed. You are a powerful healer. Use your gift.
If you selected the set of Cards 2:
Messiah - Serving humanity with humility. Associated with the embodiment of Divine power and a mission to save Humanity. Tends to become obsessed with their spiritual purpose, convinced that God needs him/her to do anything/something. The shadow manifests by convincing themselves of this Divine Mission and becomes obsessed to the point of psychosis. There can also be an exaggerated believe that you are the only means through which a cause can succeed. Service - "I feel good when I can help others." One of the most evolved gifts that a soul possesses is giving of itself. There is a reason why it feels good to give it is because your soul resonates with that vibration. Your soul should be aware that it might currently be in a situation in which it needs to be fulfilled on "higher levels" and this can only happen the attitude of humble serving and supporting others. Put yourself in a position in which you can benefit another soul in any way possible and demonstrate unconditional love toward others. This might mean bringing yourself into your heart space and letting everything you involved yourself into your heart space and letting everything you invoice yourself in come from an attitude of giving freely. You have to learn to direct your green heart-light energy through all your thoughts, actions, and deeds. Look around and see where and how you can serve another. Perhaps one way would be asking a friend if you can help clean up his or her office or run errands. Maybe volunteer to watch your neighbors' kids so the parents can have a night out. Volunteer in a hospital or hospice. Perform an activity that enriches someone else's life. Finding your passion and using it to inspire and uplift others while bringing joy and happiness to yourself is key. This is not about being a martyr, it is about spreading the love. When you are doing what you love to do, and sharing it with everyone around you, you are raising your own vibration and the vibration of everyone you come into contact with. It’s a domino effect; as you inspire others to share their passions, and so on, and so on. It’s about paying it forward, while centering yourself in gratitude. The giving is part of the gift; receiving is icing on the cake. Remember the laws of karma say that what comes around goes around. You don’t need to chase the reward, only stay open to receiving whatever the Universe offers. Staying open minded and openhearted, but don’t allow yourself to become obsessed with saving or fixing anyone else.
If you chose the set Cards 3:
God - Recognizing the eternal force within yourself and others. This is the ultimate in male dominance. In the positive aspect, it shows benevolence and compassion. The shadow side shows up as a dictator or despot. This can make them cruel and use their power to control others. Someone who uses physical attractiveness to get what he wants without returning love. Look for a lifelong sense of great power, used either selfishly or selflessly. Balance - “I bring a state of perfect harmony into my world, and I do so without judgment." Balance means bringing a sense of stability and wholeness into every area of your life. Many times when you look at a situation objectively, you will resonate with one side more than the other. Try not to view either as good or bad, but simply recognize that it is. The true nature of the scales of balance is to give both sides of a situation your equitable, objective perspective. It can be difficult to understand the side that you don't relate to, but that is a lesson in itself. What is it about you that prevents you from giving both sides of the coin your nonjudgmental assessment? This situation or person has been placed in your path to teach you that everyone has his or her own unique, authentic life story, and you must put yourself in that person's shoes to really understand his or her motivation. Balance is a godly virtue and if it is struck, you will reap the benefits of insight and compassion. The balance card shows a need for harmony and balance between your inner and outer world. A balance between your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental state of being. You may need to make some lifestyle adjustments in order to create this balance. The journey of the Soul is to bring masculine and feminine polarities into wholeness, love, unity and empowerment - to learn to be the enlightened path in every element of your being. This is Soul-building work that is in great service to the spiritual healing and evolution of humanity, which is in deep need of those such as yourself, who can help create sacred connection between mind and body. You are guided to accept this healing through learning to balance the masculine and feminine energies within yourself and your relationships with others. Balancing give and take, directing and flowing, play and solitude are ways to do this now. Learning to feel as comfortable as possible with your sexual and spiritual nature, seeing how they can complement rather than compete with each other is helpful, too. Balance is important in all aspects of life. Know that you are co-creating here, but you must hold up your end of the bargain. You move forward with focused intention and the Universe meets you there. You choose your direction and step forward boldly and the Universe takes your hand. We are in this together and we are being assisted. We have put so much thought and so much feeling and so much agonizing. Now it is time for things to get moving. Let all your choices come from your heart.
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!