Spirit Message of the Day – What is the Imprint You Have to Offer?

“When this card appears in a reading it addresses matters of rootedness. The card calls to us to examine the very foundations of our beliefs–have we strayed or adhered to what oaktreepicturewe profess? From what source are we drawing our inspiration or desire?” This card also asks us the question ‘What do you have to offer as a gift or blessing to those who’ve come before you and for those who will come after you?’ and ‘How are you able to successfully connect with spirit, the divine, and your ancestors?’

“In essence the card speaks of the simplicity and purity of foundational views, versus the modern eclectic mixture of self-styled beliefs and practices that continually shift and change. Know that this card points to the energy of momentum that flows from whatever has already been established beforehand. This is a card of the ‘time-proven’ ways that have survived the passing of generations through the mystery teachings of myth, lore, and legend.”

“Traditionally The Old Ones are the primal spirits of the earth that existed long before humankind. They are the ‘teachers’ that dwell within the trees, hills, lakes, and oceans. Our ancient ancestors learned from these spirits before there were any human teachers. The teachings of The Old Ones are those of TheOldOnes by Mickie Muelleroak and boulder, the primal teachings from a forgotten age. The standing stones represent the ancestral memory, and the trees symbolize the living teachers of that memory.”

“The card depicts weathered faces on four ancient standing stones. These are the old and forgotten deities of a lost age. The trees behind the stones have taken on faces of their own, now the living spirits of what once dwelt in stone. The imagery that our ancestors gave to The Old Ones demonstrates the first stirrings of awareness between human and spirit beings (before anthropomorphic imagery). The altar symbolizes the human awareness of beings within the world around them, and the need to connect and communicate with them. This is the seed of religion.”

“You suddenly and mysteriously find yourself walking in the woods as day slips into night. You wonder how you arrived here, and where you are headed. stonehengeYou are confused because you have no memory of yourself, and so it is memory that you now seek. You approach a group of four old standing stones, with an alter set before them. You note a collection of offerings. Some are new, and some are very old. Here you see that people have come to this place for untold generations. Behind the stones you see four large trees that seem to be companions to the standing stones.”

“A voice in the woods whispers to you, ‘If it is memory you seek, then touch the stones’. You walk over to the standing stones and place your palms on each one. The stones are cool to the touch at first, but quickly become warm. After feeling the fourth stone, you step back and gaze upon them all. A harmony of deep voices emanate from the standing stones, ‘We are the teachings of boulder; long have we kept inside us what your ancestors knew so long ago’.”

“You begin to feel a deep vibration within you. It is slow and powerful, and you feel the strength and solidity of the stone. The voices speak again and direct you to touch the trees behind them. You go to each tree and place your palm on its trunk. tree_wonders josephine wallAt first the trees feel firm and solid, but after a few moments you feel warmth and a deep heartbeat. After touching the fourth tree, a harmony of deep voices rises, saying, ‘We are the teachings of Oak, and long have we kept what stone has passed to word. In us we give the life flow to what your ancestors knew so long ago’.”

“You feel an emanation coming from the trees. Your heart is pounding as the blood rushes through your body. The voices direct you to give an offering at the altar. You go to the altar and place on it the key that the Crone of the cottage gave you. The stones and the trees begin to drone and hum. The sound overwhelms you and you fall into a trance that leads to sleep, and to dreams of a forgotten past.”

Today’s message of inspiration comes from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor.

Published in: on June 30, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Dreams Come True With A Wish

“What would you see, feel, think, and hear if your wish came true?”

lady_unicorn by josephine wall“When you imagine your dream coming true, you help make it happen. This card asks you to think of a wish that you really want, and imagine that it has come true. Next, close your eyes and notice how your body feels while you think about your wish. How do you feel –excited, happy, nervous, or some other way? Do you feel tingles anywhere in your body? What else do you feel?”

“Now notice what your see when you imagine your wish coming true. What people, colors, and things do you see? What do you see yourself doing as your wish comes true? What else do you see? Then, listen for any words that you hear in your mind. What do you hear? What do you think it means? At this point, focus on your thoughts as you think about your dreams. Do you conch josephine wallhave any ideas? Anything else that you think?”

“When you imagine your dream coming true and notice all your feelings, thoughts, words, and power of the human imagination. It’s sometimes called ‘faith’. You may be surprised when your wish comes true in a better way than you think. Let yourself see all sorts of wonderful dreams and wishes. And have faith that they’ll come true in ways beyond your greatest imagination.”

Today’s inspiration comes from Magical Unicorns Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.  The Art is by Josephine Wall.

Published in: on June 29, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Take Time to Reflect on Your Life’s Journey

“When this card appears it addresses matters that require contemplation and reflection. The card speaks of conserving resources, and of the wise use of energy. It can also indicate counselors, advisors, teachers, and mentors.”

“The Crone is one of the three major aspects of the Great Goddess. She is the quiet reserve of winter, and the accumulation of provisions to sustain life without the season of decline. The Crone possesses the wisdom of life experience, a deeper understanding of the cycles of life and death. The Crone is also associated with the waning phase of the moon.”

Crone by Mickie Mueller“The Card depicts an elderly woman at her desk. She is writing her knowledge and wisdom onto the pages that will be added to her Book of Shadows. The Crone sits in her warm cottage with the things she has collected over the years. Books sit on a shelf, alongside her pet raven that brings her messages and guards her domain. A crystal ball also sits on the shelf, and through this she sees into other worlds that await her departure from the mortal world.”

“In the corner is her old staff, which accompanies her when she ventures out into the woods. The dried herbs that she collects from field and forest hang on the walls of her cottage, for she is the healer, potion maker, and seer. A candle is set upon the table, giving its light to the Crone. She is the keeper of the flame, one who is an initiate of the Old Ways of our ancestors.”

It is a cool fall day as you cross through the woods, making your way down the well worn path. You see a cottage with a soft glow of light in the window and smoke coming from the chimney. A Book of Shadows Mickie Muellerwoman’s voice calls to you to come in and warm yourself by the fire. You enter to find an elderly woman sitting at her writing desk. She seems unaware of you as she focuses on her recollections. You notice her black dress as it seems to shimmer. A stillness gathers around you as a deep silence. You see a movement above, and it is the raven. It turns to look at you, and lowers itself as though it might leap into flight. The staff in the corner of the room comes to life, and you see it is the living root of a tree.”

“You become aware that you have entered the gateway between the mortal world and the Otherworld. Here in this one place are your past deeds, your present life, and the completion of your time in the realm of mortal kind. Where have your journeys taken you? What knowledge and wisdom do you possess? What will you leave behind that will benefit those who follow the road you have extended on the well worn path?”

Today’s message comes from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.

Published in: on June 28, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Let Your Inner Mysteries Unfold

“When this card appears it is an indication that tools are available to your understanding. The key leads to revealing what has been hidden or unseen. If you possess the key, then you become the opener of the ways before you.”

The Key Mickie MuellerTEACHING
“The key is one of the traditional symbols of the goddess Hecate as a guardian of the gateway. It is she who unlocks the mysteries that await us. The key is a symbol of the seeker of hidden truths and hidden knowledge. The card depicts the key resting on a black bag. Here we note that the mysteries are sometimes hidden from us in the darkness. Darkness is where we have yet to shed light.”

The Crone by Mickie MuellerALIGNMENT
“You approach the Crone’s cottage and she bids you enter. Before you can say anything she produces a black bag and sets it on her desk. The Crone opens the bag and pulls out an old key. She looks up and says ‘This is for you, and for all who seek that which cannot yet be seen’. The Crone tells you that to carry the key is to be one who is the opener and the closer. To carry a key is to possess the potential to unlock the Inner Mysteries.”

“You realize that you have been entrusted with something that you have yet to fully understand. You accept the key, and the Crone directs you to a path that will take you behind the lake. You place the key in its bag and keep it securely tucked away as you head down the path.”

Today’s message is from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.

Published in: on June 27, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Release To Remember Your Path

“Work with Archangel Michael to let go of what no longer serves you or your purpose.”

Archangel Michael“Archangel Michael sends you this card in response to your questions about your Divine life purpose. Perhaps you have an idea about what it is but feel intimidated about moving forward. Or maybe you feel blocked with respect to understanding your life mission. These concerns have triggered Michael’s assistance and the message he brings to you through this card.”

“Your higher self is completely aware of your Divine mission and is ready to move forward on that path. Your higher self is also tapped into the Universal flow of support available to you and your purpose. To reach your natural state, Michael will help you release anything that may be standing in your way, such as ego-based concerns or activities.”

blue_butterflyACTION STEPS
“Take out two or more sheets of paper and a pen. Breathe deeply and relax your muscles. Then at the top of the page, write: ‘Archangel Michael, what do I need to release to be fully on my path and purpose?’ Jot down everything that comes to mind, including your thoughts, feelings, visions, or words. Make a note of everything you receive, even if you don’t understand it’s meaning. Then take the paper and ceremoniously destroy it by burning it, immersing it in water, or burying it while simultaneously declaring: ‘I now fully release anything that is not for my highest good’.”

Today’s inspiration comes from Angel Therapy Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue Ph.D.

Published in: on June 26, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Let Your Thoughts Flow

“When this card appears it addresses the process of movement and flow. It speaks of the actions required to move and direct. When water appears, things will give way, flow, or dissolve.”

ocean waveTEACHING
“The element of water is one of the four creative principles of creation. The energy of water is flowing, cleansing, and dissolving. The element is associated with the west quarter. In older traditions the color associated with water is green like the stormy sea. In some modern systems the color blue is associated with water because bodies of water can appear blue.”

Water Mickie Mueller“The card depicts a woman reclining on an embankment. Between her hands is a swirling spiral of water. Below we see a pool of water appearing in a dry riverbed in response to the energy generated by the woman. She has magically taken the astral energy of water and made it manifest in its physical counterpart.”

“The Crone of the cottage takes you to a young woman. She leaves you with her and returns to her cauldron in the woods. The woman tells you to watch Light Ball Waterwith your new eyes. She then brings the palms of her hands close together. With eyes half closed, the woman begins to hum. The tone emanates as the vowel sound ‘O’ and it rises and falls in a mesmerizing rhythm. As you watch the woman, you recall that ‘thoughts can become things’. Then between her hands a spiral appears, and from the spiral you see water pouring out into a dry riverbed. She dries her hands on her dress, smiles, and says, ‘And now, it’s your turn’.”

Today’s message is from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.

Published in: on June 25, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Open Your Heart to Receive and Give Love

“The angels are addressing, and assisting you with, your romantic needs. Ask for and accept the angels’ help with your love life. This card signifies that your angels have heard your appeals for romance. They acknowledge your heart’s yearnings for love. They have received and answered your requests.”

“Now you will work in concert with the angels to manifest the romance you are seeking. The angels will guide you in specific ways to ensure that they grant your wish. For instance, you may get a strong urge to drive to a certain place, and you might meet a wonderful partner when you arrive at that destination. The angels’ guidance may ask you to engage in self-improvement activities such as exercise classes, nutritional practices, or self-help seminars. Follow this guidance, and you will discover the romance you are seeking.”

Today’s message comes from Healing With the Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Published in: on June 24, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – Give Yourself Permission to DayDream New Possibilities

“You will more easily hear and receive our messages if you daydream regularly. Relax and open your mind to receiving, without directing your thoughts. Just notice any feelings, visions, or ideas as if you were watching a movie. This is the seat of creativity.”

“The angels sent you this card because they wish you to be open and receptive to new ideas. It’s important for you to engage in daydreaming now as a way to receive inspiration and wonderful ideas. Don’t try to make anything happen.DandelionDaze_275_275 Just follow the trail of your thoughts naturally, as they flow into new ways of looking at things. Write your ideas in a special journal and ask your angels for guidance on which action steps to take to enact these dreams. Take action without delay where you’re guided.”

Additional Meanings
“Be open to new possibilities. Allow yourself to dream big. Give yourself permission to relax and let go. Try something new that you’ve always wanted to do. Brainstorm with yourself or others for new ideas.”

Today’s message comes from Daily Guidance from your Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Published in: on June 23, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – It is Time to Go Home

“Vesta is the Roman goddess of home and hearth. Vest is a fire goddess who brings warmth to households, both as a temperature and as an emotion. In ancient Rome, a temple in her honor bore a flame that burned continually. Call upon Vesta to oversee any changes you’d like to make in your living situation.”

incarnadineYOUR MESSAGE
“Your household situation is improving either through a move or a healthy change in the occupants. There’s an undying flame within your soul, and it’s the light, seed, and spark of your consciousness. Your outer world reflects your inner world. Take a look around your home. Does it reflect warmth? If not, this is easily remedied and oh-so-important to do. It’s a simple task of using your creative imagination to add warm energy to your household, such as lighting the fireplace or some candles, adding cozy blankets and pillows, or displaying greeting cards and fresh flowers. By warming up your outer world, your inner flame responds to meet it. This increases your energy level, which automatically shifts all outward appearances toward the better. Watch how these simple steps recharge the flame within everyone in your household. This flame cleanses away negativity and brings in the new with vigor and irresistible invitation.”

CandlesThree_FullVarious Meanings
Your moving to a new home. You’ve just moved. A new person is moving in. Someone is moving out. There is increased romance and/or harmony in the home. A problem with neighbors is resolving. Clear the space in your home. Remodel. Know that your home is safe and protected.”

Today’s message comes from Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.

Published in: on June 22, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment  

Spirit Message of the Day – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

hughes-e-midsummer-eve-2801742LITHA – THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
Saturday, June 2oth, 2009 at 10:45pm is Litha. Also known as Old Midsummer, Feast of the Faery, Summer Solstice, and St. John’s Eve; it is the longest day of the year and the shortest night. The midsummer bonfires, lit with Oak, are said to be remnants of Druid rites to ward off evil spirits or sacraments to honor the Sun. Fennel and St. Joan”s wort were hung on doors, no doubt to discourage the pranks of faery folk. One legend holds that, at twilight on Litha Eve, the door to the Middle Kingdom opens and those who seek it may come and go freely. Another says that one must rub eyelids with fern seed at the stroke of midnight to see the Fayerie. Others suggest making offerings of wild thyme to draw them out. Several magickal plants had to be collected on Litha Eve if they were to render full potency. These may have been vervain, St. John’s Wort, roses and trefoil. Some covens still make garlands of mugwort, vervain and St. John’s Wort to wear during midsummer rites.

“When this card appears, it signifies that existing bonds endure, the light triumphs. Stand together and success ensured. It can also mean not to forget to celebrate achievements. It is time for fullness, unity, and harmony.”

Litha by Mickie MuellerTEACHING
Litha is the time of acknowledging the fullness of the season. The Goddess and God are wedded as the divine couple of nature. The card depicts the ritual setting for the Litha festival, which is marked by the summer solstice. Statues of the Goddess and God appear behind an altar, with the sun at its zenith above in the daytime sky. Here they stand as the Lady of the Flowers and the Lord of the Woods.”

“The statue of the God and Goddess are bound by the intertwined red, black, and white woven cords of the mystery tradition. Red represents the living blood of our ancestors that flows in our veins. Black represents the deep shadows that contain the enlightenment awaiting the true seeker. White symbolizes what remains behind, a metaphor of the bone, representing the wisdom and knowledge left behind by our ancestors.”

beltane9a8475sk7“In the center appear a pair of mandrake roots with red and white roses, tied together to symbolize the union of the mated couple. Like the sun and the moon, which reside in the Underworld and rise daily to journey across the world of mortal kind, the mandrakes are symbols of the mystical Otherworld journey. The antlers of the God hold oak leaves and acorns, reminders of his fertile woodland nature. On his statue is an array of mistletoe, representing his mystical nature as Lord of Life and Death.”

“The Goddess statue holds a lighted candle, symbolizing her divine presence. She wears a crown of vervain blossoms, denoting her connection to the Faery realm. At her feet is a cauldron filled with sprouted grain, which symbolizes the seed of the God contained within her womb. Between the statues the altar is set with the wedding cake indicating the divine marriage. It is flanked by two green candles representing the balance of the fertile polarities and forces of nature. Placed upon the altar are two chalices that symbolize the sacred essence of the Goddess and God, from which both will deeply drink. Rose petals are strewn across the altar, symbolizing the divine love.”

SummerTree by Mickie MuellerTHE SHADOW’S EDGE
“The Litha or Summer Solstice card addresses the concept of marriage, whether it is physical, mental, or spiritual. It is the union of the essence of creation with the substance of creation; conjoined, the two manifest whatever concept is channeled through them. this is, in a spiritual sense, the divine marriage or the Heiros Gamos. It is following the summer solstice that the waning year commences. The divine marriage of polarities at this time ensures that one season does not annihilate the other. Instead, each polarity shares an equal portion of the year.”

Today’s message is from The Seeker’s Guide to the Hidden Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.

Published in: on June 20, 2009 at 10:02  Leave a Comment