Sunday, 30 January 2011

Card for the Day - Goddess guidance oracle cards - Doreen Virtue




















A nordic earth goddess of fertility, celebration and passion. Freya rides in a chariot pulled by mighty cats across a rainbow bridge connecting heaven and earth.

Sunset on the millpond & the green man in the woods



Swan at Sunset

Rune of the Week - Sowelu












Divination

- positive energy, increase, power, activity, fertility, health.
- Wholeness
- Lifeforce, regeneration.
- Relationship: Development of individuality in the relationship.
- Compassion.
- What you are striving to be, you already are.
- Time to recharge and regenerate.
- Be strong and you will succeed.
- Realize your truest aims.
Reversed
There is no reversed to this rune due to its shape.

Magical Uses


- Energy, healing strength.
- Acts as both a warder and active combatant.
- Strengthen active, magical will.
- Used with other runes - Activates and vitalizes.

Keyword: Wholeness

Duality: Masculine

Element: Fire (the Sun)

The energy of Sowelu is utter and vibrant wholeness. Like the image of the rune – one arm stretched toward the sky and the other toward the earth. You complete the “circuit” between the limitless love of the Divine and the solid, nurturing, grounding force of the earth. These forces meet and merge within you, filling you with energy like a lightning rod during a storm.

There is NO reversed aspect to this Rune. This rune stands for
wholeness, a sense of well being that is founded in the Suns' energy.
It assures the path towards self realization and completeness of mind,
body and spirit are well underway, if not nearing completion. A
pathway you will recognize and follow not from direction without, but
from certain knowledge at the core of your individuality.
it should be noted here that in many cases, that which you are
striving to become, is in actuality that which you already are. You are
your own person.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Peace

by the renowned Sioux Holy Man, Black Elk:

"The first peace, which is the most important, is that which
comes within the souls of the people when they realize their relationship,
their oneness with the Universe and all its powers,
and when they realize that at the center of the universe
dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere,
it is within each of us

Card for the Weekend - Drum - White Eagle Medicine Cards






















Energy, Rhythm & Movement

Drum tells us to get in touch with our feelings and to join in the rhythm and harmony of life. Drum brings energy and movement. It is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, the pulse of life and the primal rhythm. The first sound a child becomes aware of in the womb is its mothers heartbeat.

As you grow in understanding and wisdom, you are learning to listen to and feel the patterns and vibrations of energy both around and within you.

Thought patterns are vibrations the rhythm of the breath, the blood, all is flow, movvement and pulsation. All forms of creation emit their unique sound and energy pattern. You are learning to sense these patterns. This is the way that other life forms communicate with you, tell you of their nature and their experience during their time on Mother Earth. You are in the reality of being all one family.

Drum is the shamans spirit horse. This steed will take you into realms of altered states especially with rapid drumming at four to seven beats per second thereby altering brain waves and enabling you to access other dimensions of reality.

The drum echoes our heart beats and indigenous people use the drum to open the heart and bring healing.

Drum takes you beyond the tight control of the rational mind to reach the ecstatic, instinctual parts of yourself that are seldom heard or allowed to express themselves. Drum and dance can be a profound prayer involving the whole being.

Drum teaches us to find our own vibration - the quality of sound heard in the voice of people who speak from the heart, a sound of fearlessness, truth, openess and warmth. Sing! find your heartsong: it may rise wordless from deep inner place of joy. Elders hearts are always at peace they constantly bless the gifts of life.

Monday, 24 January 2011

sunshine and clouds


















Mother Nature is so beautiful. Walk the earth in Peace & beauty with an open and loving heart, respect her and she will guide you always.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Card for Today - Soul & Spirit Divine Meditations Cards

Card for Today -Gaia Star Codex Cards - Bonnie Bell and David Todd





















The power of Omni being restores the transdimensional nature of your identity. You exist in many dimensions and places simultaneously. Even your body is a great tribe of molecules, cells and organs. Your total self is more of an us than an I.

We are onmi beings, complex, diverse, multileveled. A network, sounds like a planet right? Holograms of the whole.

Stretch consciously into all your parts and feel them unite as a whole. Be all that you are.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Magical Winter sunset

Card for Today - Soul & Spirit Divine Meditations Cards

Rune of the Week Uruz




Uruz (pronounced oo-rooz) is the U rune and comes from an early Northern Eurpoean letter script which later came to be associated with magic and divination. Its divinatory meaning is linked with the word's origin and Norse mythology. It's used to attract good health, manifestation and also during times when strength of mind, body and spirit are called for.

The Wild Ox in Norse Myth
The aurochs was the ancestor of the wild ox. The first aurochs named Audhumla played a large part in Norse creation myths. Before the earth was created, there were worlds of fire and ice. In the meeting of these two worlds sprung forth Audhumla out of the melting ice. In Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, H.R. Ellis Davidson relates one myth in which Audhumla sustained Ymir, another creature who came forth from the ice. He suckled her milk to survive and was the giant from whose left arm was formed the first man and woman.

Magical and Divinatory Uses of Uruz
Due to the association with Audhumla and creation, uruz is commonly considered a rune of growth, virility, and the ability to shape one's own reality. As the ancient auruchs helped bring forth the creators of humankind and the world, so to does uruz unearth latent potential.

When uruz is drawn in a reading, it can signal a time of manifestation. It might also indicate the health of the querant either good or ill depending on its position to other runes.

Read on
Odin's Journey for the Runes
Fehu - Rune of Wealth and Power
Tree Medicine and Magic - The Birch
The auruchs was an animal of great size and strength. Meditating on the rune symbol or carrying the rune as a talisman are ways to draw on the strength of uruz. A simple talisman can be made by drawing the symbol on paper, carving it in wood or painting it on stone while intently focusing on the talisman's purpose. On a personal level, working with uruz increases self-awareness of what strengths and weaknesses are brought to any given situation.

Related Articles
To learn more about runes and the mythology behind them, visit Fehu - Rune of Wealth and Power: Its Use in Magic, Divination and Personal Development and Odin's Journey for the Runes: The God Sacrifices Himself on the World Tree for Wisdom.

Sources:

Paxson, Diana L. Taking Up the Runes: A Complete Guide to Using Runes in Spells, Rituals, Divination, and Magic. Weiser Books, 2005.

Thorsson, Edred. Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic. Weiser Books, 1984.



Read more at Suite101: Uruz - Norse Rune of Health and Manifestation http://www.suite101.com/content/uruz---norse-rune-of-health-and-manifestation-a230414#ixzz1Bp3egjmW

Friday, 21 January 2011

















Love - The Universe

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The Sun and the Moon



One of life's blessings. To stand in stillness and breathe in the beauty of a sunny day and gaze in wonder at the magnificence of the moon.

Monday, 17 January 2011

As we journey through life, I humbly do my best to share whatever I see, whatever guidance I receive in case you may find anything of interest that may resonate with your own journey. Each and every one of us makes a difference and we each touch one another's hearts with love & light. May the circle of love & peace continue to grow and fill the earth and all its creatures and inhabitants.

Gratitude, love & peace to all.

Card for Today - Intuition - Soul & Spirit Divine Meditations Cards

Friday, 14 January 2011

A day in stillness on the field


















Heart shaped weeds everywhere. A day in stillness on the field.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Card for Today - sacred path cards

13. Coral.

If coral has appeared today you are being asked to look at the idea of nurturing yourself or another. If you refuse to be nurtured it may be time to drop the superhuman attitude before you get sick. Coral tells us our bodies have needs too. Pay attention and be good to your body.

Coral speaks of the planetary family. If you feel lonely or alone it may be time
to have a reunion with other creatures that share the earth with you. Listen to all our relations and cut the I'm the only one refrain out of your thoughts.

Coral always tells us to listen to our feelings. Don't ignore how you feel with certain people or how your body feels. Coral is insisting you reconnect to those feelings.

Remember... to feel is to heal.

Swan totem




















SWAN



Grace, Beauty, Power of Self


The Swan is one of the most powerful
and ancient of totems.

As you begin to realize your own true beauty,
you unfold the ability to bridge new realms and new powers.
Swan can show you how to access the inner beauty
within yourself and in others.


A Swan totem heralds a time of altered states of awareness
and the development of intuitive abilities.
Swan people have the ability to see the future,
and to accept the healing and transformation
that is beginning in their lives.
Accept your ability and go with the flow.
Stop denying you know who is calling when the phone rings.
Pay attention to your hunches and inner knowledge,
and Swan medicine will work through you.

The Swan's call teaches the mysteries of song and poetry,
for these touch the child and the beauty within.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Card for Today - Balance - Soul & Spirit Divine Meditations Cards

Glow


















Feel the warmth of the golden sunshine within.. Feel every cell in your body tingle with light and glow.

Archangel Chamuel



















Breathe slow, breathe deep, radiate love, touch all hearts with love.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Card for Today - sacred path cards 11/1/11





















The Great Mystery card tells us the Original Source is the Creator of all life and that we are created in that likeneness. We are free willed co creators who become the source of all we choose to experience in life. The buck stops here, we are totally responsible for all our joys and all our pain.

In receiving this card you are being reminded to give gratitude for all of your lessons. It changes pain to gain. Focus on your creative capacity and you can change anything. We are created in the image of an infinite Creator and are therefore limitless co creators.

In all cases the Great Mystery will continue to confound and astound us every time we try to figure it all out. Stop your minds chatter and listen to the source. Original source shows us the mystery lies within us and contains all the answers we need to find along the Sacred Path. The Sacred path of beauty is experiencing the mystery of life without having to control the outcome from our tunnel vision command post. Go with the flow and watch the glory of limitless co creation. After all the Great Mystery is the Divine plan and everything is on schedule.

Original source of creation
The void of all that is
Thank you for the breath of life
Thank you for my gifts
Eternal Mystery touch my heart
In beauty may I walk
Sacred Mystery be my guide
That I may walk my talk
Infinite source remain with me
So I may always know
The warmth of your eternal flame
Deep within my soul

Friday, 7 January 2011

Cards for the Weekend 8/1/11

From Saints and Angels deck - Doreen Virtue

The Ankerwycke Yew





















The Ankerwycke Yew in Runnymede is absolutely stunning. Surprisingly its quite a
small tree but huge in its girth. I've walked this place so many times and always
felt its magic but had no idea it was so old or that the area was so rich in
history. I've just been reading about it and thought I would share it with you.

Ankerwycke Yew

The Ankerwycke Yew is an ancient yew tree close to the ruins of St Mary's Priory, the site of a Benedictine nunnery built in the 12th century. It is near Wraysbury in Berkshire, England. It is a male tree with a girth of 8 metres (26 ft)[1]. It is said that an Austin Mini would be completely hidden from view if parked behind the trunk. Various estimates have put its age at between 2,000 and 2,500 years.

On the opposite bank of the River Thames are the meadows of Runnymede.

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Historians agree that Runnymede was a special meeting place said to be called the meadow of the Runes, or magical charms, the field of mystery, and the field of council" (Gordon Gyll, History of Wraysbury, 1861). In Saxon times it was known as Rune-mede, implying a place of council where, originally, the runes would have been consulted and runes at that time had deep associations with yew trees.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

White Eagle Medicine Wheel Cards 7/1/11

DOLPHIN

Dolphin is the one sea creature that enjoys interacting with humans. People who swim with dolphins experience profound feelings of love. Living in shoals of up to 100, dolphins awareness of each other includes the presence of 'midwives' surrounding and assisting the mother with birth. Dolphin also cares for its sick by supporting them to the surface when they need to breathe. when searching for food Dolphin uses ultrasound vibrations as a guide. It communicates through clicks, whistles, grunts, and body language. Each dolphin has its own personal whistle.

Dolphin can hold its breath for long periods. Native people say that Dolphins first medicine is the gift of breath, the breath of spirit and the breath of life. Dolphin shows us how to breathe in the life force enlivening every cell. Breath is the carrier of consciousness and healing. We can breathe in healing energy to reach any part of ourselves in need of help and by breathing out we can cleanse our system and release negative emotions.

Rhythmic breathing is the ideal way to enter into meditation and into other realms such as the dreamtime. The Dreamtime reminds us of ancient wisdom and the mysteries of the great oceans. We were once part of these oceans and we can return to that deep instinctual part of ourselves with Dolphins magic.

Dolphins are also the teachers of music and sound. Theirs is the original tongue, patterns of sound which became our means of communication. Dolphin is the messenger of the Dreamtime and communicates to us a the deepest level.

Dolphins message
Dolphin says that you have discovered how to live your life by the natural tides and patterns of events and that you can surrender to the ebb and flow of the oceans of life. In harmony with all. You know how to listen to and understand the subtle messages from the environment.

Dolphin affirms your ability to live with an open heart, the life force of the Great Spirit flows through you so remember to contact the wisdom available to you through the dreamtime.

Dolphin breath can carry you to the primordial world of the great oceans to underground caverns and perhaps memories of your own beginnings.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Card for today - Hummingbird - White Eagle medicine cards






HUMMINGBIRD - JOY - MUSIC - LOVE

If hummingbird has darted into your life you have the magic of a joyful
heart and know how to weave joyful patterns for yourself and those
around you. Let this become a dance of pure joy and delight, love
and appreciation for all that is beautiful.

Others need your lightness and movement, it helps them to change
and learn to laugh. Live life to the fullest! Hummingbird knows
the secrets of music sound and vibration: enrich your sensitivity
to healing sounds through beautiful music and the gentle sounds
of nature.

This little note also fell into my hands yesterday so I'll add it to the reading,
unfortunately I have no idea where it is from but its a beautiful note nonetheless.

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.

Card for Today - Saints and angels - Doreen Virtue - 3/1/11






















Heaven is sending you blessings and answers in the form of signs in the physical world. These are messages you see or hear repeatedly. This card asks you to pay attention to signs.

Notice anything you see/hear three times or more. Observe unusual occurrences
such as angel shaped clouds or butterflies.

Pay attention to signs with a special significance such as songs played on the radio or a flower you may associate with a person or event.

This isn't mere happenstance, The old addage coincidences are when god wants to remains anonymous applies here. Trust in the signs you receive and know they're very real and meaningful to you