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Daily Reading and Reflection for March 3, 2016 : Trust Work Transformation

Today was a busy day!

I love using Marcella Kroll‘s Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck!
0302Daily Reading
Today is a day of Focused Work done for the purpose as Tranformation and Beautiful blossoming of my spirit as i Metamorphosize into a new creature, the one representing this next phase of my life, or current phase, when i shed the cocoon of the past. What grounds me is Love, from my surroundings, the divine support of the Universe, encouraging me as i bustle about my day. Ultimately, this day will ease my storm and all that has gathered inside the self and outside, around me.

It was a busy day: preparing for a job interview, meeting people who were taking some of my overgrown plants, and calling to discuss a freelancing appointment. I only had time for physical therapy because a tutoring client cancelled. I am Really thankful i was given this time to do physical therapy since it has been 2 weeks since the last time i worked it. Then right when i was wondering about money, another student schedule a last minute class tomorrow. Thank You Universe! After finishing my physical therapy workout i quickly ate three bags of snacks before rushing over to class. I find out that class is cancelled, but by the grace of the universe i was given a session with Rev. Danielle Marie as compensation (i can’t find her personal web page). This was my first time getting a reading from her and i was very curious since she is the founder of the Temple of Light. I chattered a lot when she first asked me about what i had questions on and my words traveled up and away from me. She brought us back and asked about why i wanted to connect to the 5th dimension. I want to know what to do when i am confused, feeling lost and or lonely and helpless. I want to receive guidance. I want to feel connected to the all that is.

She told me that the guides said my issue was Trust, and as i heard this i listed several external reasons as to why i could not trust the external. Then she brought me back and said that trust is an inner issue relating to the self. Do i trust that i know enough, do i trust that i have done enough, do i trust that i can feel ok with trusting others, do i trust that i can act properly when others do things that hurt us, do i trust that i will be capable of facing the awkward and painful situations in life, do i trust that i will be strong enough to break away from people who are toxic to me, Do I Trust The Universe to give me what i asked for.

Other points she touched on are Quiet Time & Patience: Can i trust, and wait for the Universe to give me what i have been working hard for, and not drop all my work and pick up something else to work on. Can i quiet my mind and patiently wait for the answer i seek to come to me. Am i comfortable with silence

At the end she let me pull a card (this is one of Stewart Pearce‘s decks, don’t remember the exact name)

Benediction

Benediction : blessings of support from the universe

Do i trust that i Deserve them? Do i trust that i am loved and worthy of them, and that they will come to me?

Can we trust ourselves enough to believe that we are Good Enough, that we are Better than Good Enough, that we are Unique to this time & place and that the Universe loves us and sends us love and support.

Can we trust enough to not block out the love, support and guidance?

This calmed my inner storm and i went home eager to cook and eat a healthy meal. While cooking i noticed pressure in my right nasal cavity, a periodic releases of pressure in that area. It could be the weather, something about my body today, or a representation of the clearing going on within me.

When i finish this i will get ready for bed and try this new meditation technique Rev. Danielle Marie also taught me 😀


Certification Workshop with Marcella Kroll & Readings on Love & Career

This past Sunday i attended Marcella Kroll‘s Sacred Symbols Oracle Training Workshop. It was a very informative, helpful, and interactive class where Marcella explained the story and meaning behind each card, what tarot archetypes or suits it relates to (if any), what it could mean for different questions, such as what might infer yes and what might infer no. She went through all the cards, one by one, and before she moved on to the next card she would ask us if we had any questions, and answer all of them fully. I asked about reversals because I read reversals, which is not common with oracle card use. I actually forgot her explanation and can’t find it in my notes, but I know that she mentioned that she did not read reversals and I think she mentioned that we could see it as blocked energy. If I find something else in my notes I will add it to this entry. After she went through all the cards individually, she recommended some layouts and gave us some exercises to practice reading them with. She told us about the Card of the Day, and 3 Card Draw, she even read one for us so we could see how she interpreted a combination. Then we all did a 4 Card Full Oracle Spread on Career before partnering up and doing a reading for each other.

Here is my Career Full Oracle Spread:
CAREER

It is a pretty sweet spread which says that the Spirits give me their Blessings to pursue whatever career I have chosen. To move forward I need to let go of the stormy drama (stress and anxiety). What I should call in to assist me is drawing upon acceptance and surrender to change, letting the past die so I can move into the next phase of this journey. The outcome is cutting away of everything that no longer serves me.

I tacked on two more cards to see what else Spirit wanted to relay and feel thankful that they urged me to Grow and and reassured me by letting me know that i am Safe.
Career with add ons

When we partnered up, I decided to ask my partner Jessica to read about Love ie Romantic Relationships, I even joked that I had decided to ask her to read about the cheesiest most stereotypical and common question asked. Here is the photo of the spread:
LOVE

I really enjoyed and appreciated her interpretation! She said that Currently I am experiencing firey and short term relationships. I should let go of outdated messages about relationships and the beliefs they created within me. What I can call in the assist with this letting go is Grounding, being centered within myself so that I an know and thus call in what is best for me. The result is Transmutation, an upwards change in my energy and vibration.

Some other subjects that Marcella touched up on was to be Mindful of how we communicate, to speak and act with compassion so that we give the questioner the message they need or would help them the most in their situation. And doing that while remaining honest, and pulling extra cards to help clarify. I found it really interesting that she mentioned this because Debra Hookey has also mentioned this in her Psychic Development classes. That we, as readers, are there to Help others. Marcella also mentioned that since we were not certified/experienced therapists, we should be conscious of when to draw the line and recommend therapy or something else. For example, if someone asked the same question Repeatedly and never learned anything from what we said nor took any of our advice. Many of the readers in the classes I take with Debra Hookey actually have counseling backgrounds, degrees and certifications so the discussion is a little different there. However both teachers have the same message for all us students. To be caring, compassionate, and helpful to the people who trust us enough to ask us for advice.

At the end of class she gave us some cleansing oil so that we could cut cords with whatever attachments may have formed in our class and not take other people’s stuff home with us 😛 It was fragrant and felt very pleasant on the skin. Even though i felt amazingly peaceful and comfortable within her classroom environment, I am thankful that she was considerate enough to prepare this for us. I gratefully accept her teachings & cleansing and proudly show the certificate I earned from taking her workshop!

Sacred Symbols Certification


Thursday, February 18 Reading & Soulmate Confusion

I had a really interesting reading today, in which all cards were right side up and i got both Yin 陰 and Yang 陽! I like to use oracle cards and read them both intuitively and also with the booklet. I will use use the instructional meaning for the right side up version and then intuitively read the reversal, since most oracle decks, including this one, do not come with reversal meanings … in fact, None of the ones i own have a “reversal” meaning, not even Visionary Tarot which is kinda like tarot but a little different. This deck, Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards, does come with a massive and very descriptive instructional booklet though 😀 . So far i have ignored the entire introduction and just looked up a few meanings while i read with random spreads. I have been using familiar spreads as often as my own spreads lately, and i will write another post about “creating” your own spreads: more like thinking “hey i want this card in this position to mean this” and then shuffling and laying them out that way … it really is that easy.

Here is my collage of the main Daily reading in the center with some additional celtic crosses read from the bottom of the deck or “shadow side” as some online sources call it. ( i am currently working on a post about my customized spreads … …. and collecting photos for them 🙂 … preview notes: i like to ask yes or no questions even though it is highly discouraged among most readers … it really depends on What you are asking yes/no for, if it is “appropriate” and whether or not the spirits actually Want to give you an answer … if they Don’t want to answer, then they say Both yes & no, which has happened to me)

…..image taken down because i do not have permission to post images of the Wisdom of the Oracle Deck……

Allow, Feel, Know and then Act and Create

I keep going around in circles because I have unfinished business to attend to. Now is a time of regeneration, to revive and rebuild my unfinished symphonies. Be receptive of what comes, allowing information and events to flow into my life, and then act upon them.

Right now is a time of acceptance, so let the tension go, and soon I will be receiving help. In the distant past I was happy, then i went through some difficulty accepting a message. In the future I will deal with feelings of being lost and alone. An issue that I should be dealing with is my conflicted feelings surrounding exchanging gifts equitably. Now am not following the lead of others and also not mending wounds that need to be healed, i am worried about a lack of reward but all my hard work but I am headed towards a mother load of Treasure and pay off!

Personal Notes
I have issues with feeling taken advantage of, Really being taken advantage of, trying really hard to make clients happy with my ventures, only to face a bunch of hagglers who want to pay me less than minimum wage and don’t even consider the fact that i have to pay my bills and manage all this time i’m putting into what i give … right now i gave up trying to get paid for my “work” and mostly volunteer with organizations or do skill trade with people who Appreciate my work and are unable to pay for it with money. However, I do receive a Really nice skill trade and i Really appreciate what they give in exchange.
Sometimes i want to keep giving things to friends and they will neither want nor need what i want to offer … plants, advice, food, assistance … it gets silly … on my part … and then a good friend will remind me that it is not my business to worry about others as i must prioritize myself and my daughter so that we are both taken care of first before i attempt to assist others. I like giving, I like helping others, and i have a ton of info in my head that spills out of my mouth when i chat. However, I need to remember to not lecture people and overload with with random info they are not interested in hearing. Even if it may help them, if they don’t want to hear it, they won’t, and it Won’t help them.

(back to the reading)
Also, there is a change in the wind and when I can look at everything from a distance, hence gaining some perspective, I will have a better understanding of everything. It is best to be poised & ready! In the past I had difficulty finding the truth, then I had trouble aligning myself with the divine timing that was available (bad time management!!). The Future brings difficulty resting or sleeping. Now I am in resonance with soulmate energy as it is time to go and move into the future. I fear not having gone as far as i needed to with my current projects, and hence my reluctance with dropping some. However, I am on my way to meeting and being amongst my people!

personal notes
i have been sleeping very little and or very late … usually a combination of both … as i stay up late catching up to all my work and whatever else is needed to complete my projects … last week i stayed up late dancing and working on choreography for a dance competition that was on February 13 and 14. I didn’t place but it was FUN and a Great experience in general 😀 … this weekend I will be out learning about intuitive reading and new age spirituality.

Soul Mate Confusion
So the night before (or morning of lol) the 18th i had a very restless dream where i met an ex (the same guy who gave me a coffin in that last post) who was now dating someone else and for some reason all three of us kept hanging out. I was glad that the ex was in happy relationship with this new woman (and not interested in him at all) but i didn’t want to constantly be around them, it was Uncomfortable. So this day i did many other readings and the soulmate cards in two different oracle decks kept popping up and i was perplexed and wondering why?? Since i did and confirmed that 1) We are not soul mates 2) We already cut cords on BOTH ends. THEN i did a reading asking if this person was just how my psyche represented my soulmate and i got YES which made me feel SO Relieved!!!

SO the main thing about Soul Mate Confusion i wanted to write here is that our psyche will mix fantasy with reality, past with the murmurs of the future, and create fantastical illusions that although elude to a truth, are not 100% logical/reasonable and may be difficult to understand. Like being in sync with soul mate energy and then see an ex in a dream … Anyone else have had their psyche use images of people from the past to represent certain archetypes (like a soul mate, twin flame or teacher) in a Confusing way in visions and or dreams?


Daily Reading for Friday February 19

2016 February 19

This day is about Growth. I may feel ungrounded at times but the ancient magic is supporting me. What grounds me is Fire and what crowns me is releasing and escaping from jealousy. To not be jealous of others and also not catch or be bothered by the jealousy of others.

Time to meditate as the spirits support and guide me. I may have difficulty harnessing my power but a breakthrough is coming as I am on a Luck Streak! My environment conceals things from me as I wonder about the flow of energy from talismans I have created to symbolize manifestation. Wonder about possible improper energy flow regarding my crystals that could be more fluid. The outcome is a time of Work as I learn a valuable lesson which strengthens my foundation.

Now I am having difficulty cutting certain cords and am faced with difficulty pushing negativity out of my being. What crowns me is accepting gifts where nothing is asked in return, knowing there is no “catch” to this generous offer. Elements of my past that influence me are messages, and not connecting with the outside world. In the future I may encounter a difficulty with cleansing. Now I am not seeing the full manifestation of my work, but I am in a mode of Logical reasoning and wonder whether I am expressing enough gratitude today. The outcome is Love unconditional & universal love that embraces my soul!

This was the day i finally wrote another entry in my blog after delaying. Writing more shows and assists in my Growth. It was an important day as I finally decided on whether or not i would be going to the Conscious Life Expo this weekend. Unsure of the availability of childcare, a place to spend the night, and whether or not I would see virtual and real life friends on this trip.

Looking back at the weekend, I am glad that I went and Thankful for my experiences this wonderful weekend. I believe the energy of Growth was expressed this Entire weekend.


Reading into the New Year! And a review of the past

While spending New Year’s Eve on the mountain, i did a reading using the Nature’s Whispers oracle deck.

new year reading
Nature’s Whispers Oracle Deck by Angela Hartfield Illustrated by Josephine Wall, published by Blue Angel Publishing

On the left side is a review of 2015: showing that a major milestone of 2015 was acceptance of love and allowing it to guide us, which resulted in rejecting romantic love. However, we did move ourselves to higher ground in order to look back on our problems from a better vantage point, allowing us to realize that they aren’t as big as we thought they were. This allowed us to focus on setting clear goals for ourselves and work towards them. What grounded us was a celebration of differences within us, around us, and amongst us. This appreciation allows us to deepen our understanding of the interconnected aspect everything in our lives and allows us to grow.

The right side is a preview of 2016: showing that we will move with and into intuition, as our heart, mind, body and soul are stationed in a perfect setting, we align with the natural flow of the universe and are open to the messages it give us. This perfect setting gives us jitters of endless positivity, wherein we are internally driving to work nonstop, thus overlooking the need to pause and take a break. This lack of recess blocks the supportive flow from the universe and as we charge forward too harshly, we are unable to take the time to notice the help that is offered, and often to busy to offer to help others. A major issue of 2016 is being able to laugh and not take everything so seriously, we will need to pause and relax in order to heal the burning drive with gentle humor that can bring us back to the present, and connect us with our inner self and those around us.

My word for 2016 is Manifestation, where everything will be actualized. All my plans and ideas will take physical form and i will burn with endless artistry. I know i will need to take a break, even when i don’t want to, and i just want to keep working to oblivion …. but i think back to the audio lecture from Arielle Ford that i recently listened to, wherein she had us calm down and connect to our higher self. One belief that i have to let go of, is the thought that everything has to be difficult … overworked and stressful … this habit of over working had ruined my love of dance and made me hate myself for too long. I am gradually letting this go and learning to not drive myself so hard. In 2015, the year of many realizations, i realized that what i needed would come to me when i finally stopped driving myself to the point of exhaustion … After working myself into depression and panic for many years, i Finally proceeded to let it go … taking baby steps at a time … from trying too hard to gradually being less pushy with myself and more selective of how i spent my time … instead of desperately grabbing at everything that falls from the sky, i only reach for what truly matters to me … letting everything else go. When i took a step back, breath, and looked at everything from a better place, i could finally resolve my feelings of anger & frustration, allowing myself to love & appreciate dance again, along with all that which is within myself. This ties into the next question i asked during my meditation: What do i need to do for myself these next few days in order to assist me in manifesting my goals: Rest. I kind of rested today … Kind Of … i started off watching webinars nonstop like usual, then took a break to meditate and say thanks while asking for guidance, i also made cayenne scented almond macaroons and candied walnuts [to share with my parents and siblings today], then i went back to knitting while watching more webinars, and i finished my flexibility work out before i ate dinner, and now i am working on this blog post 🙂 … this is my rest day, where i do what i enjoy and also brush up on what i am backlogged on. I also Finally got around to doing physical therapy yesterday … i was backlogged on that also.

Arielle Ford mentioned two statements that she learned and uses in meditation, and which i really connect with, will be using, and wanted to share:

  • In this moment, I have everything that I need : Taking a moment to say this and believe this will allow us to envision our dream life. As we ask ourselves: If I could do anything I wanted, what would it be? Once we know, we can create a goal and set the process into motion
  • Ask and you shall receive : spirit will offer guidance when we ask for it, they do not intervene without permission because they respect our free will
  • Gratitude
  • Love
  • Appreciation

So for New Years I was up on the mountain with my daughter watching a fire wyrm ski down the snowy slopes. It was the perfect way to ignite the fire of the new year. The next morning i drove to the lake side and walked on the edges of the frozen lake and played with some ice.

Fire & Ice

I also bought new cards! Themed poker cards: I Spy Game for the kiddies to play in the car and Edible Wilderness for foraging fun 😀

poker cards

And why the Nature’s Whispers oracle deck? Because i let my daughter choose which deck she wanted to bring to the mountain and this is the one she chose 🙂 I also brought my Deviant Moon deck which i use for public reading, but i wanted to try out using non-tarot decks more 🙂

Also a note on Reversals which people seem to have “trouble” with and avoid, especially when using “oracle cards”. We can not ignore the shadows and imagine that everything is light hearted and bright. The universe is a combination of light and darkness, and so are we, as individual human microcosms with our own biological and spiritual mini-ecosystems within us, mirroring the cosmos. I read reversals because i accept both light and shadow, both the negative and positive. When i first looked at my 2016 reading i was fearful and afraid that i may be facing a prediction of disempowerment and falling into fragility, but i took time to ponder over it and allow the teachings of the many life coaches and master teachers sink into my mind. I also had the chance to chat with a friend who coincidentally called me the day i’d decided to write this entry. This is not “doom and gloom”, it is a picture of challenges that only serve to make us stronger and help us grow.

And on the confusion regarding what the reversal is supposed to mean, look at it in context with the rest of the spread. What does it seem to say to you ie what would match with the rest of the cards? Look at the images and try to tell a story with them, including the reversed cards? (this latter tip is from a video interview of Mary K. Greer)

I did another reading about what to do to make the most of this next next year, i did not take a photo of this one, but my reading literally stated to “be your best self always” jump into the unknown future with “leap[s] of faith”. We may need to reduce the randomness of our adventures and not go in every single gateway that opens to us, as this would distract us and affect our ability to discern between egotistical whims and the needs of our true inner self. When we stare at the sun, it temporarily blinds us, as a flurry of light burns into our vision, we must calm the self and regroup our focus before we can move forward again. Trusting the universe to be there for us whether we are blind or able to see, take a deep breath, before plunging into the unknown depths of the deep … true darkness is as disorientating as pure light … either extreme will yield the same effect … We have but ourselves and our trust in what is to come.