Have you ever worked with Oracle Cards to gain perspective and insight into a situation that you may be too emotionally engaged in to see the Big Picture for yourself? This was a process I was willing to consider more than a decade ago. I started with one deck of Healing with the Angels Cards (by Doreen Virtue) and marveled at how the cards that would emerge always shed new light on a situation I was facing – allowing me to see my challenge differently and construct a going forward strategy accordingly.
I now work with 8 different decks – 6 by Doreen Virtue, and one each by Colette Baron Reid and Carolyn Myss. How you work with Oracle Cards is completely up to you – there is no right or wrong way to handle the cards. Each deck comes with a booklet that offers varying methods employed by the creator to tune in for Guidance. None of those worked for me though – I could not get out from under my mind’s control and always felt that, on some level, I was manipulating the results.
So, I came upon this system for accessing the magic of Inner Guidance ~ and it never ceases to blow me away with what comes up … and those I’ve done readings for are always taken aback by the information they receive as well. I shuffle the deck until the card(s) I need to see jump out and land on the table. This isn’t a result of clumsiness by the way – if I drop cards inadvertently, I always put them back, knowing if I’m meant to see them as part of the process – they’ll leap out again. And this has happened – cards I’ve put back jump out again. It’s a fascinating experience.
Anyway, as I shuffle – I think about the situation I’m seeking to apply the Guidance to. Or – I simply ask, inside my head, what the Angels (or Faeries or Goddesses or whomever) would like me to know. Oracle Card messages elevate your perspective, approach and thinking about whatever has you stuck, confused or struggling. We all know the power of seeing something in a new way can bring about effective new results. That is the power of Oracle Cards for me. They don’t hold answers, they don’t predict the future and they don’t come packed with Next Steps and Action Plans. All of THAT, is up to you. All they do is offer an enlightened new way of looking at what is before you ~ with the invitation to act on the reflection if it feels right to do so.
Today, I’d like to share the Magic with you. I shuffled my deck of Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards and asked to be shown a message that anyone who happens to visit this particular page will find meaningful and useful. Here it is – may it bring Peace, Inspiration and Guidance to whatever may be challenging you at this time.
“You are experiencing enormous change right now, which brings great blessings.
As you go through this period of change, it’s natural for you to wonder if your future is safe. I’m here to assure you that you’re part of nature’s cycles of birth, death and rebirth. To bring in your desired newness, you must first allow old parts of your life to fall away. These changes are to be celebrated, not feared. Give thanks for this shedding of the old! Embrace all of the lessons it brought, and then let it go. Be giddy with excitement at the newness of the gifts that are now being bestowed upon you, and let their magic surprise and delight you.”
Various meanings you can apply to this card, and your situation: Don’t be concerned about endings, as they’re bringing in the new for you. Your prayers have been answered with this change. Let go of the old. Don’t worry about these changes, they’re truly for the best.
As an aside, by me ~ Change often pushes us from one state of consciousness to another. It’s not always easy walking into uncertainty when leaving the known behind – but know this: Potential and Opportunity can be thought about in the here and now – but they actually live and breath through the process of Change.
To make this card’s reflection useful to you in your situation right now, pay attention to the words or sentences that immediately grab your attention in its message. Look at the image, what does it make you think of? How does it make you feel? Where does your focus go and where does it linger? Does a memory or a thought suddenly come to mind? All of this and more holds information about what you’re working through or worrying about. Again, Oracle Cards don’t hold answers – but they’re loaded with clues that can lead you to clarity, insight and harmonious resolution.
If you’d like help interpreting this message in your own, personal situation – please feel free to ask in the comment stream.