Remembering Your Divine Essence

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Last night I was working on an oracle card reading for myself. In my journey toward finding real love and finding the next step in my journey, I must remove the final walls and barriers I have built to protect myself and present the real me to the world instead of putting on the masks which were once helpful. I must have complete faith and trust in God to provide for me, symbolized by the Dove. I let go of feelings of guilt, did some past life healing, and drifted off to sleep.

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The symbolism in the dream I had is so powerful (and personal) I wanted to share. I had a new baby in addition to the two beautiful children I have now. However, I stuck her in the cage with the kids’ guinea pigs and forgot about her. I would check on her and the pigs occasionally and feel bad for neglecting her. I’d hold her and feed her some and put her back in the cage.

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I began to notice that the cage was freezing up with ice and the pigs could no longer be fed. I continued to be destracted in the care of my baby.

One day the pigs were dead. It was awful. I blamed my kids and others for not taking care of them. I mused about why it was so easy for me to leave my baby in there and forget about her. I talked about what an easy pregnancy she was and how she never cried for food and nurturing so I failed to notice her need. I felt deeply sad and ashamed.

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It was time. It was time to free her from the cage and be her mother. To feed her consistently, hold her warmly, and love her always. I cried as I fully embraced this beautiful child of mine. She was so sweet, so calm, so patient with me. Vibrating pure love.

All day long, I have been thinking about that precious baby and how healing it was to finally SEE her. To spend time with her.

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Of course that darling angel was me. I share this dream in hopes that through meditation and prayer, you as well can find and connect with your inner child, your source of innocence, your Divine nature, and make peace with her. We are all darling angels in God’s eyes!

Sweet dreams and take care of yourself!

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Why I Love the Devil Card

Facing Your Shadow

We will experience a lunar eclipse this weekend as the Earth casts its shadow upon the moon. Millions of people around the world will stop and look up at the night sky to watch the cosmic dance of alignment as the Sun’s illuminating light is blocked.

Ya know how I mentioned before that there were three lessons I learned on my spiritual journey that were particularly profound? Letting go, non-attachment….and the third was the power and magic found within the Darkness and Shadows.

We all want to avoid the darkness and the spooky, unknown shadows that lurk there. We have built many defenses against these very real aspects of life. Ego, denial, distraction, detachment, addictions, just to name a few.

In my moment of hopelessness, and ultimate transformation, there was an aspect of myself that I knew was there but I didn’t want to look at. I was afraid of the monster hiding there, and out of shame, I wanted to keep it hidden. I cried out to God for help amidst my pain. Spirit told me to take a peek. I took a quick glimpse through squinted eyes.

Observe without judgment“.

Through the eyes of your soul, anything has the opportunity to become illuminated, and thus, liberated. We have the ability to shine our light in the deep recesses of our mind and see clearly that which frightens us. When we have the courage to view ourselves from this higher perspective, love, compassion, understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, healing, and freedom are the manifestation.

In my case, I was awakening to the fact that I had never felt accepted, and the painful issues that accompanied that. I had never heard of “Shadow” work before but it’s very similar to “Inner Child” work, where, you, as the adult, or your Higher Self, “parents” your inner child, or Self. You visit moments where you have been hurt or traumatized, listen, and speak love, compassion, understanding, acceptance, support, encouragement, forgiveness, or whatever else is needed to heal those wounds.

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The Devil card signifies the “Scapegoat”, the person or thing upon which people project the inferior side of themselves in order to make themselves feel better. The Devil is the Scapegoat we blame for our troubles. The card portrays a man and a woman who appear to be in bondage to the Devil. But if you look closely, the chains are loose around their necks and could easily be removed. This suggests that bondage to the Devil is entirely voluntary and can be released through consciousness.

Both the man and the woman have tiny horns and tails, suggesting that the longer they stay with the Devil, the more they become like him. In other words, whatever we resist becomes stronger. Whatever is forbidden becomes enticing and kept secret.

The dark and doorless cave symbolizes that the Devil resides in the most inaccessible realms of the unconscious and only crisis can break through those walls.

The Devil card represents the hidden forces of negativity that constrain you and trick you into believing you are imprisoned by external forces beyond your control. However, the figures in this image have freely given any power the Devil has over them. It implies the necessity of a confrontation with the Shadow aspects of ourselves. This is the heart of the labyrinth, where we find enlightenment.

While Christians celebrate this holiday as the physical event of the Lord Jesus necessary for the forgiveness of sin and attainment of salvation, as a mystic, I see the spiritual significance that we can all be Christ-like through the death of our ego, conquering the Devil through our descent into hell, and our ascension through the Kingdom of Heaven within us.

As we enter into this Holy weekend where we observe the death and resurrection of the Christ, let us all be willing to do the spiritual work necessary for rebirth.

Brightest Bessings!

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