This week’s angel message is about healing, releasing negative emotions and fear, moving on, staying optimistic and focusing on what you want. Obstacles are clearing and bliss is coming. This is an appropriate message as we have a full moon December 13th (in the US) and this is the last full moon of the year. We are also ending a “9” year (2+0+1+6=9) and entering a “1” year (2+0+1+7=10=1). Take a quick review of the past 9 years-celebrate all that you have achieved and acknowledge how much you have grown. It’s time to break through self-imposed barriers-to finally let go of negative thought patterns and beliefs that are holding you back. There also might be a need to release some situations and relationships you feel you have outgrown or that are holding you back from growing. Think about what you want to bring with you into the new year and this new 9-year cycle of your life. Start 2017 with a clean slate and a fresh perspective. Consider this a rebirth of you-the authentic, perfectly imperfect beautiful YOU.
As usual this is a “general reading” that might not apply to you and your specific situation. With that being said, I hope you are able to take away something that resonates with your heart and soul.
I’ve been using Spirit Animal cards with my private readings and decided to introduce them into my general blog readings this week. Like guardian angels, we all have spirit animals assigned to us at birth, but we also have spirit animals that come to our aid when needed or to deliver a special message. If you follow me on Facebook, you will notice I am quick to point out the animals that have visited me that I believe have a message for all of us. Pay attention to animals and birds that cross your path-either literally, in dreams or through other means such as social media, movies, billboards, etc. If they catch your attention, they catch it for a reason. You can look up what the symbolism is online or interpret your own meaning. I meant to draw just one spirit animal card but two came flying out and appropriately they both have wings! With both birds-there is a message to detach and rise above your situation to gain a higher perspective. In other words, remove yourself from your current situation as if you were hearing about your situation happening to someone else. What advice or guidance would you give that person? Another message from both birds is to conserve your energy and apply your focus to what is truly important. Consider where you are wasting your energy. Lastly, it's time to spread your wings and take a leap of faith.
Hawk’s message is to not get caught up in details or in emotions that cause you to lose your focus. Make sure to step back, detach and gain a greater perspective. Hawk’s message is to prioritize, eliminate distractions and focus on your goal. Another message is that you cannot change others, you can only change yourself and accept people as they are. This might mean that you choose to spend less time with those that weigh you down, don’t support you or drain you of your precious energy. It is important to set boundaries with others and to practice self care. Lastly, hawk can be a message that you will be receiving an important message-the message might be from an actual person or from Spirit.
Eagle’s message is about trusting in Spirit-which includes your higher self (your soul). Pay close attention to the messages you receive through your thoughts, dreams and intuition. Discern between messages from your higher self and your ego. Your higher self will give you straight-forward, positive and encouraging support. Your ego tends to be fear-based, negative and discouraging. This could be a time of spiritual awakening, one where you experience a greater connection with Spirit. You can expect creative inspiration from Spirit. Listen to the divine messages you receive and follow these messages to go with the natural flow of life. Eagle’s message is to take advantage of the opportunity you are considering. This is a time of new beginnings after a period of strife, in which you gained strength and resilience. Eagle teaches us to live a life according to the spiritual laws. Lastly, the message from eagle is that you reap what you sow. Whatever you put out, positive or negative, will return to you in some form.
It is important to take time to introspect, pause, reflect and heal. With the light of a full moon (along with the Light card) things that are hidden in the shadows are illuminated. The full moon reveals hidden truths, emotions that are suppressed and fears that are hiding in our subconscious. Shine a light on those areas-which will lead to self-awareness and ultimately self-acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you can stand in your true authentic self. It’s time to shed the “masks” you might be wearing and be your authentic self at all times. How are you holding yourself back? Are you deceiving yourself or lying to yourself? Face your fears and honor your true feelings. Take inventory of your feelings, as they are an accurate measure of what is working and what is not working for you. What brings you pain? Resentment? Anger? Joy? Peace? Your feelings are key indicators of what needs to stay and what needs to go.
We have 2 cards indicating that it is important that you release any negative emotions regarding members of your family. Consider “family” from a broader perspective- birth family, your close friends, your significant other, your children, your extended family, your in-laws, etc. When you hold onto negative emotions, you are really hurting yourself. Face old lingering feelings so that they can be released and cleared. Forgive others for yourself and know that forgiveness does not always mean reconciliation. There are lessons learned when we are hurt. Take the lessons you have learned and leave the negative emotions behind. You might choose to spend less energy valuing that person’s opinion or spend less time with that person. You might choose to let the hurt go and start your relationship off on a clean slate with no resentment. Forgive and heal-release the emotional baggage that is attached.
The “Blocks Lifted” card and the “Light” card bring very positive messages. You will find that previous obstacles that have been standing in your way are being lifted. You are moving out of rough waters into calmer waters. Examples of blocks lifted that you can expect-payments arrive on time, decisions will be made in your favor, your work will receive the respect and attention it deserves, etc. Doesn’t that sound good? Stay optimistic and filled with faith knowing that the hard times you have experienced this past year are ending and you are moving into the light. Enjoy and appreciate the small successes and recognize that they add up to big ones. Stay centered in gratitude, as that will bring more positive opportunities your way. Prosperity, bliss, pleasure, happiness, contentment, growth, success and joy are all here for you now. Use the energy of positive thinking to light the path before you and you will attract exactly what you are emanating. Now is your moment to shine!
Make sure to celebrate yourself and be grateful for all your blessings and those yet to come. Stay positive! Wishing you a week of joy, optimism and self-love.
Surrender Fear message:
-Let go of the fearful stories you are telling yourself. Stay in the moment. Focus on solutions and celebrate every baby step forward.
Affirmation for releasing anger toward family members:
-Today I will accept the potent emotions I may feel toward members of my family and I will be grateful for the lessons they are teaching me. I accept the golden light of healing that’s shining on all of us.
Affirmation for rescuing myself:
-Today I will not wait for someone to come to my aid. I am not helpless. Although help may come, I am my own rescuer. My relationships will dramatically improve when I stop rescuing others and stop expecting others to rescue me.
-Thank you Archangel Michael for supporting, guiding and protecting me as I listen to and act upon my feelings. Help me understand and express my emotions with love.
Decks Consulted: The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie, The Power of Surrender Cards by Judith Orloff, M.D., The Psychic Tarot by John Holland, Power Animal Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.; Archangel Michael Oracle Cards, Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards and Daily Guidance From Your Angels Oracle Cards all by Doreen Virtue.