You are manifesting your divine purpose! Today is one of many brushstrokes on the canvas of your life’s work. You are the artist who paints with trust, instinctive and spontaneous, with faith in the process unfolding. You are not the painter using numbered spaces who has a finished vision even before commencing the task, with a map for all steps of the journey. Your lack of plan renders you open and receptive to divine direction. You are capable of being moved by Spirit. You are a brave adventurer. Celebrate what you are creating now and realize it is a step in your major work of divine art, this life of yours, not to be planned, but to be experienced. Stroke after stroke. Step after step. Witnessing the picture coming to life. It may not be what you expected, but it will be the most beautiful extraordinary creation. Give your creations breathing room and be willing to let it become what it seeks to be. – Alana Fairchild
I am a divine soul on a sacred journey. You are too! I trust the hidden higher purpose behind all of the experiences and happenings in my life. I have learned over the years that the life traumas, big and small, that disrupt my life become initiations into spiritual understanding of the power of love. Traumas transformed through the power of love lead me from woundedness into the lessons of higher wisdom, compassion, strength, fearlessness and faith in Spirit … and faith in humanity. I recognize and live up to the inherent challenges of sudden awakening while trusting in the ultimate power of the light of the soul, the Spirit of Life. And as I move more deeply into divine understanding, I recognize that I AM a truly badass soul in a divine human body who is a powerful healer as well as a temple of Light!
Today’s Guidance from Oracle, Wild Kuan Yin, by Alana Fairchild. (Kuan Yin is the Divine Mother Goddess in whatever spiritual tradition you follow.) if it resonates, it’s for you too.
Card #26: She Rides with Wild Spirit Unbroken
You are a wild spirit. No matter how often you have been told, “no”, been suppressed by rules and regulations, been denied a right to speak your crazy beautiful truths, inside of you beats a persistent, loving heart that will not be denied. I knew that the wild joy in you would soon kick off its shackles of shame. I knew that no amount of criticism or disrespect could ever break the spirit of your heart. I knew that even if you doubted that at times, deep inside the heart there was a spirit so wild that it could never be tamed. I know that it is only a matter of time before your wild spirit will rise and be free.
Cultural conditioning in a healthy sense is meant to give us guidelines by which we can operate as a functional society. Having boundaries for behavior enables us to relate to each other respectfully. We can contribute to society in ways that help us make a safe and supportive community possible and so create a good quality of life for its members. A less conscious, sometimes even abusive, version of that is when personal choice is eradicated, where there is no sense that questioning is even allowed. When obedience is demanded and individuality is not honored, the conditioning that is meant to assist in the development of healthy communities becomes regressive, infantilizing and if taken to heart, quite damaging to the self that wants to emerge and grow (which is what healthy beings do).
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Bringing conditioning to consciousness is the only way to confront it and become free enough to question it so we can choose for ourselves. If we don’t even know we are responding to the world in a preconditioned way or holding particular beliefs simply because that is what we were taught and reinforced to believe, then we may make the mistake of confusion our opinion with truth. This is what causes ego-based conflict, the most futile sort of conflict. This is not conflict that can be used to fuel healthy growth and evolution into a win-win resolution’ it is soul-destroying behavior at the expense of another. Without bringing our conditioning to consciousness, we lose the power to question everything, to be open, to discern and decide for ourselves if there could be more to life than what we already think we know.
Place one hand on your stomach and one hand on your heart and say aloud,
“I call upon Wild Kuan Yin (Divine Mother) who loves me without condition: I love myself and I commit to live as myself, true to myself, and to fulfill my soul journey this lifetime. I am so grateful to be who I am, divinely created for perfect purpose. Through your merciful presence, all scars heal, all in forgiveness melts away, and I am free from shame and doubt to live as me. I surrender all conditioning that would inhibit my personal and spiritual growth, now, one layer at a time, with your help. I give myself
unconditional permission to be me and to enjoy being me! I choose to set myself free! So be it!”
“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” – Tom Robbins
“Within every person there lives an inner child, a self that is still as it was when we were little. This inner child still has childlike vulnerabilities and needs. Our inner child desires love, attention, understanding, and plenty of time to play. Do you need to return to the playful innocence and joy of childhood? Do you need to bring more fun and playfulness into a relationship, a job, a situation. Remember too that others are just as vulnerable as you are.
Think back to your childhood. What were your favorite stories, games, and places. Who were your favorite friends? Reconnect with who you were as a child to promote healing and creativity in the present. Create some unstructured time for yourself where you do nothing goal-oriented. Take some time out from your daily routine to color or paint, return to a childhood hobby or try a hobby that you wanted to try as a child and never got to it.
Above all else, be gentle with yourself and others, no matter the circumstance. While you cannot give up all of your responsibilities to become a permanent child, you can structure your life to include plenty of opportunities to relax and play. Care for yourself as you would a child. Be Kind, patient and realize again that playing is another way to create, to learn, and to evolve.”
“The Dance to move the feeling that draws me forward to a place born within that calls my soul to feel complete.” Richard Cohn
There is a place of light within that can never be darkened, can never be shamed and is always there for us. We may forget about it. We may take it for granted. But it never forgets about us. It will, however wait for us to call upon it. Just as when you walk into a dark room, you flip the light switch to be able to see or you have a setting that recognizes when you or someone else is entering the darkened space and the lights turn on. So it is with your heart. Your heart recognizes your conscious breathing as the stimulus that flips the switch. Take time during your day to Stop. Drop. And Breathe!
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