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Weekly Card Reading: July 28-August 3, 2014 – Open to Receive

Wide Open

Last week we did a lot of cleansing and purifying of both our emotions and physical spaces so that we could gain focus and clarity and allow for new experiences and opportunities to come to us. So I especially love it that this week’s reading starts with Wide Open. We are in a state of expansion and we welcome this growth and all that it brings us. As we spread our arms to receive with gratitude, Spirit responds by sharing even more with us. This card is infused with joy and sweet acceptance that receiving is our birthright and that by connecting into that energy, we show up for life in a way that is in full alignment with our divine path and purpose. The butterfly in the upper left-hand corner signifies that this is a transformative process and we have emerged from a cocoon. Remember to remain in conscious contact with Spirit and to maintain a state of grace as much as possible to stay open to life’s blessings.

Balancing Act

A lot is changing for us and a lot is opening up. We may feel overwhelmed at some moments and that we don’t have sure-footing. Life can be a Balancing Act at times and it is important that we maintain focus and grounding as we go through busy periods. In our state of openness, we allow for so very much to enter. Stay connected to your inner state so that you are able to recognize the subtleties of what is happening within you as a result of external circumstances. By staying connected to your core and focusing on grounding, you will be able to recognize any imbalance before it becomes a stumble or a fall. Life may feel like a balancing act, but you are capable of being a tight rope walker as long as you remain present to your self and all that is going on for you.

Magic Prayer

Magic Prayer reminds us again to remain in conscious contact with our higher power. We are really in such a great space for manifestation and the creation of our greatest desires right now. The first half of 2014 was all about cleansing and clearing, and now we are entering a period of action and growth in the physical realm. As you take your sure-footed action, remember to check in with the Divine. Continue to ask for what you want, trusting that it is your divine right to receive it. Spirit always listens to your prayers, and as long as you are able to receive guidance and act in full faith on it, they will be answered. Trust and the beauty of this journey unfolds.

This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid.


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Weekly Card Reading: July 21-27, 2014 – Stand in Truth and Integrity

The Frog

This week we are asked to get clear and focus so that we can better stand in truth and integrity. The first message we receive is from The Frog. Frog asks us to go through a purification process so that we can best create space and gain clarity in order to allow in fresh energy. When our lives become cluttered with physical objects and/or emotional baggage we can become laden with attachments that diminish the free flow of energy. As we move along our path, our natural inclination is to expand so that we may learn and experience new things. When we hold onto the past we keep our attention focused behind us. Our hearts can become heavy and burdened and this stagnation impedes the creation of new connections and experiences. Physical clutter does the same – our field becomes overwhelmed with stimuli, many of which are emotionally charged from past events, and our energetic expansion freezes. Quite simply, it has no room to grow. As you take stock of your internal and external environment this week, ask yourself if what you feel/see/smell/hear/relate to yields a positive charge in your life. If it doesn’t, and if you feel any contraction around it, it is time to release it gently and with love. If you find that you struggle to let go of something, it’s time to dig deep. Get out a journal, call a friend, meditate, pray. Get to the bottom of your resistance so that you may find acceptance and then liberation.

The Lady of the Lake

Internal and external housecleaning creates a huge catalyst for growth, and that is needed right now. The Lady of the Lake comes to you to stand in full truth and integrity. Despite our best intentions, it is difficult to do so if we are mired in the past and pain. The Lady is a brazen bearer of truth and she demands that denial be swept away so that truth may enter.  In the legend of Avalon, the sword that the Lady carries is the sword of truth that had been claimed by Arthur and that was forged with the power of God/Goddess. She uses it to cut away all that obscures truth and light, and she is calling on you to do just that. She reminds you of the personal responsibility that you have to create your reality, and the clearer you are, the more power you have to do it in a way that is in true alignment with your personal integrity. When the Sword of Truth appears, there is much business at stake. Pay attention to the omens and signs around you and act. The power of Spirit is behind you as you look to create wholeness and manifest abundance in your life.

Focus

The same message is reiterated in the final card this week, Focus. Again, clear away that which no longer serves you so that you may focus on the task at hand, which is to do whatever it is that is in alignment with your personal integrity. Clear your clutter and stay in the present moment. We are releasing ourselves from the bondage of the past and now we are also asked to not dwell too far in the future. We create our reality in the present moment and we experience our bodies, our souls – our wholeness – in the present. Step back into the moment, quietly, gently, over and over again as you guide yourself along your path. We don’t reach our goals by leaping ahead or by looking backwards. We achieve them by creating the vision and then taking one step at a time in the direction of it.

This week’s reading is from The Wisdom of Avalon oracles cards by Colette Baron-Reid.


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Weekly Card Reading: July 14-20, 2014 – New Opportunities Bring Abundance

Page of Fire

Wow! We start the week with the Page of Fire, which heralds an exciting new opportunity, and you are being guided to accept it wholeheartedly. This endeavor may be challenging, but it will be in a very positive way. There is a high likelihood that it is creative in nature, but regardless of whether it is or not, it will stoke a feeling of passion within you. Approach it with an open mind and an open heart, trusting that Spirit has brought it to you in answer to your prayers. This is a chance for you to really show people what you’ve got so don’t hold back! Use your enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, and sense of mischievousness to bring a fresh and fun approach to this project or job.

Ace of Earth

It is highly likely that this opportunity will bring an inflow of abundance to you, as shown to us by the Ace of Earth. Stand confidently in your power to accept and draw in this flow, trusting that you are worthy of it. Feeling strongly in your power and open to infinite possibility allows abundance to find you easily – it is as if you become a beacon for it. Coming right after the Page of Fire, it is likely associated with the new project or opportunity that comes to you, but it may be due to another factor as well, or it could also be an additional venture that creates even more prosperity for you. Don’t be surprised if you are offered a raise or promotion or if someone approaches you with an investment opportunity. Money may arrive from an unexpected source as well. If you are starting your own business, this card comes to let you know that it will most likely succeed. You can trust that your foundation is strong and that it will create a prosperous outcome.

Justice

The Justice card shows up to remind us to remain fair, just, and balanced. It is likely that you are trying to make a decision, and so the angels want to remind you to be judicious in your thinking. It is important to be sure that the decision upholds the highest good of all involved. If you take the time to go within and to listen to your inner voice, you will know what decision to make. Archangel Raguel creates harmony in relationships, so call on him if you find it difficult to arrive at a solution that does so. If you still do not feel able to make a fair and objective decision, you may need to seek out someone that can work as an arbiter for you. Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, but know that you must also take responsibility for you actions. If you owe someone an apology, this card comes as a gentle nudge to take care of your side of the street.

This week’s reading is from the Angel Tarot by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.


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Weekly Card Reading: July 7-13, 2014 – Empowered Choice

Making a ChoiceThere is an overlapping of the cards this week in addition to the usual linear approach to their meanings, as the energies of them all support one another. The first card that we have is Making a Choice. We have two paths unfolding in front of us and it is time to make a decision. For some of you this choice feels to be with respect to life path and for others it seems to be related to committing to something outside of your career sector. Remember that every choice that we make defines us, so be willing to commit with a firm “I do!” to whichever option you take. Lack of choice fits into this paradigm as well, so review what is holding you back from taking the necessary steps to move forward. Are you afraid to make the “wrong” choice? Do you worry that you won’t be supported on the path that you take? Notice that there is light at the end of both of the tunnels here. As long as you take action that is in alignment with your higher self, there is no wrong answer. Know that the answer to the query lays within. Check in with your body – how does the choice feel to you? Connect with Spirit through prayer and meditation and then trust that the answer will be revealed.

Coming ApartA part of this choice making process will be looking at that which is holding us back – those people and situations that we are still clinging to despite the fact that they no longer serve us. It is time to break through ego so that we can begin to transform the quality of all of our relationships. The Coming Apart card shows us that the crumbling of the masks of fear allows for a rebirth of sorts, and while sorrow and grief may need to be expressed as we shed our old skins, ultimately our choice to opt for happiness and joy over drama and baggage sends a powerful message to the Divine that we know who we are and what we desire. Again, hanging onto things out of fear is a choice that sends a message as well. What is it that you really want to communicate to yourself and the Universe with respect to who you really are?

Magic PrayerHow beautiful is it that the Magic Prayer card showed up for us? This is Spirit’s nod to us that our prayers will be answered. We have to make some tough decisions this week, but we are absolutely supported in this journey if we choose to be. Send your prayers to God, meditate and listen for the response, and surrender with trust that all will be taken care of. The action that is needed will be revealed to you, so be aware of the signs around you and be open to receiving confirmation; all you need to do is be open to receiving and to taking any necessary action that is revealed. Remaining in conscious contact with your higher power will allow you to stay focused on the path that feels best to you. And remember, your higher self experiences itself as a direct expression of the Divine, and it will give you feedback through its physical manifestation, which is your body. Check in. Feel. Trust.

This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid.