Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Lizzi

Hi Lizzi, your card is Flame of Surrender, I hope it resonates with you.

    Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don’t accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace. –Ajahn Chah

Soul Message: As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace, knowing no effort earns that all-surrounding grace. –Denise Levertov

Alchemy and Transformation: This card acts like a soothing balm, gently enticing you into the quiet caverns of your soul. At this stage of initiation, one’s sense of identity shifts from the small self—motivated by fear and the instinctual drive for physical survival—to the soul-spirit self that is characterized by unconditional love and an understanding that nothing of real value can ever be lost or taken away.

Awakening to the Archetype – Mother of Compassion: The Flame of surrender card invites you to part the veils of your own ego and extend yourself into the realm of the Great Mother of compassion who wishes to embrace you with Her warmth and protection. Free yourself from the confines of fear and doubt. Believe in the possibility of your own resurrection and enlightenment.

Everyday Encounters: On a personal level, living the essence of the Flame of Surrender requires great skill and willingness. It is not always easy to empty ourselves of false promises of safety and security and leap into the flames of the abyss. However, when this card is presented to you, it is without doubt your time to release something old, and free yourself from the ancient shackles of shame, fear, doubt, guilt, and denial. Forgive yourself, set your soul to the light, and rise up to reclaim your birthright.

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Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Rosalind

Hi Rosalind, your card is Karmic Inprints,  I hope it resonantes with you.

    You darkness, that I come from, I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world – for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone, and then no one outside learns of you. But the darkness pulls in everything: shapes, and fires, animals, and myself, how easily it gathers them! –powers and people. And it is possible a great energy is moving near me. I have faith in nights. –Rainer Maria Rilke

Soul Message: Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character. –Goethe
To go in the dark with a light is to know light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. –Wendell Berry

Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage of initiation, the ego meets the daunting task of unraveling and unmasking itself in surrender to the Divine. The price of pursuing true freedom can be very high, at least from the vantage point of the ego; to the extent one is unable to let go of the trappings of the false self, a deep, spiritual form of suffering may result. We must enter the path of awakening through love.

Awakening to the Archetype – Kali: The Hindu Goddess Kali appears at this time to help you along the path. She stands guard, sword in hand, seeking to clear the demons of the unconscious that may obstruct your progress toward liberation. Perhaps the most ruthlessly compassionate of the Dark Goddesses, Kali will do whatever it takes to wake you up from the dream of your life. Do not fear. Love heals all.

Everyday Encounters: In accepting our weaknesses, we find our greater strengths. When we discover the root of our suffering, we can weed out the debris of our past and bring our fears to the light. At this point on the path, body work, hands on healing, and soul retrieval work can be very effective, for karmic imprints are stored deep within the body. Having your astrological chart done can also be helpful, especially if the astrologer is able to read the karmic imprints within the chart pattern. Vibrational remedies, such as flower essences and homeopathy can also be very helpful in releasing subliminal forces of negativity held within the soul.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Liza

Hi Liza, your card is Ancestors, I hope it resonates with you.

    Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. –Thomas Merton

Soul Message: The golden light of wisdom that shines deep within the cave of my heart ignites the spark of divine life that is buried deep in my soul. The knowledge of my ancestry sleeps within my memory. I journey into the cavern of darkness where I may retrieve the treasure of insight and new understanding.

Alchemy and Transformation: This point of initiation entails sustained meditation, contemplation, and quiet reflection – out of which come revelation and insight. In our busy world, it is difficult to find the time to slow down and experience the tranquility that can facilitate one’s journey inward. However, at this stage of purification and growth, it is of the utmost importance to draw one’s boundaries with care. The essential journey into the recesses of the unconscious facilitates the inner knowledge that will lay the foundation of an enlightened future.

Awakening to the Archetype – The Wise Woman/Crone: One does not have to be in menopause or over fifty years of age to arrive at this powerful place. There are times in our lives, regardless of age, when we must journey into the darkened caverns of the soul in order to heed the call of transition and transformation. Inner work undertaken at this time will set the karmic chain of cause and effect in motion for a rewarding future life.

Everyday Encounters: Ironically, to the extent we resist the invitation to journey within—when that is clearly what is called for—we may experience depression or melancholy. We end up withdrawing from the world into a kind of tortured isolation, never realizing that the Bogey Man is only a Bogey Man until we turn and face him. Find a quiet place that opens your heart and soul to the beauty within. This all-encompassing luminosity is the creative matrix for your new and renewed self.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Brendan

Hi Brendan, your card is Womb of Potential, I hope it resonates with you

    How shall I begin my song in the blue night that is setting? In the great night my heart will go out; toward me the darkness comes, rattling; in the great night my heart will go out. –Papago Medicine Woman Chant

Soul Message: The wheel of life moves me toward expanded horizons. The sky appears wider, the mountains stand taller, and the space around me is vibrant with possibility. In the midst of life’s wild and quickly flowering currents, I remain centered, allowing the rainbow bridge of opportunity to connect me with my destiny.

Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage of initiation, the spiritual seeker confronts more and more subtle growth opportunities and challenges, in order that a more permeable and transparent ego identity can be forged beyond the confines of attachment and fear. This stage of life heralds a deep and abiding inner freedom

Awakening to the Archetype – The Rainbow Goddess: The Rainbow Goddess carries the potential to manifest in all spheres and in all circumstances. You are invited into the Womb of Potential where, like the Rainbow Goddess, you gestate your dreams. Hidden treasures within you are waiting to blossom.

Everyday Encounters: You are asked to open your heart and soul to the many opportunities that surround you each day. The wheel of fate is shifting and new values, concepts, and ideas are forming within. You may wish to take a class, rearrange your daily schedule, or branch out and do things you have been thinking about but have not taken the time for. It is not to your advantage to remain stuck in the same routines, fearing the significant changes looming on your horizon. Meet this wonderful opportunity with an open mind.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for CaroLina

Hi CaroLina, your card is Blossoming Spirit, I hope it resonates with you.

    The spirit is life. The mind is the builder. The physical is the result. –Edgar Cayce

Soul Message: Earth, ourselves, Breathe and awaken, leaves are stirring, all things moving, new day coming, life renewing. –Pawnee Prayer

Alchemy and Transformation: Called the “visible face of God,” this “robe of light” comes to those who have become so familiar with the infinite power of love and wisdom in the universe that it has now merged with their inner being. Blossoming Spirit (The Hierophant) comes to heal any rigid beliefs or misuses of power exhibited by the Emporer, reminding humanity of the never ceasing need for unity of body, mind, and spirit. The power of the heart, the fourth chakra, has been activated, aligned, and utilized as the primary source of inspiration for the journey ahead. At this stage of initiation, the essence of the divine spark becomes available to all living beings, sparking the potential for bliss within the heart of humanity.

Awakening to the Archetype – Virgin of Light: The luminous core of all mani-festations is feminine in nature. Ultimately, the unseen face of the Goddess—sometimes detected in the imagery of sunlight filtered through the natraul landscapes of the arth—is offered as “the Light of the world.” The light of creation is born out of the spark of love embodied within the human being. Its source is the Great Mother Goddess.

Everyday Encounters: Each day there is a seed of inspiration seeking fertile ground to gestate and grow. These various inspirations and ideas are ready to be fulfilled within your life.

    The spirit is life. The mind is the builder. The physical is the result. –Edgar Cayce

Soul Message: Earth, ourselves, Breathe and awaken, leaves are stirring, all things moving, new day coming, life renewing. –Pawnee Prayer

Alchemy and Transformation: Called the “visible face of God,” this “robe of light” comes to those who have become so familiar with the infinite power of love and wisdom in the universe that it has now merged with their inner being. Blossoming Spirit (The Hierophant) comes to heal any rigid beliefs or misuses of power exhibited by the Emporer, reminding humanity of the never ceasing need for unity of body, mind, and spirit. The power of the heart, the fourth chakra, has been activated, aligned, and utilized as the primary source of inspiration for the journey ahead. At this stage of initiation, the essence of the divine spark becomes available to all living beings, sparking the potential for bliss within the heart of humanity.

Awakening to the Archetype – Virgin of Light: The luminous core of all mani-festations is feminine in nature. Ultimately, the unseen face of the Goddess—sometimes detected in the imagery of sunlight filtered through the natraul landscapes of the arth—is offered as “the Light of the world.” The light of creation is born out of the spark of love embodied within the human being. Its source is the Great Mother Goddess.

Everyday Encounters: Each day there is a seed of inspiration seeking fertile ground to gestate and grow. These various inspirations and ideas are ready to be fulfilled within your life.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Catherine

Hi Catherine, your card is Path of Balance, I hope it resonates with you.

    Do you see O my brothers and sisters? It is not chaos or death, it is form, union, plan, it is eternal life, it is happiness. –Walt Whitman

Soul Message: Follow diligently the Way in your own heart, but make no display of it to the world. Keep behind, and you shall be put in front; keep out, and you shall be kept in. He that humbles himself shall be preserved entire. He that bends shall be made straight. He that is empty shall be filled. He that is worn out shall be renewed. –Lao-Tzu

Alchemy and Transformation: At the time of the Agricultural Revolution, the Goddess began to withdraw, making way for humanity to initiate itself into ego. Fear and the need to control began to dominate. It is time now to forgive ourselves for such deeds of destruction and do whatever is necessary to turn things around. Only a ruler secure in authority can project this path of peace, fearing neither attack from without nor treason from within. It is time to become the rainbow bridge between worlds, the light-worker, the steward of the earth.

Awakening to the Archetype – Athene: The archetype of Athene embodies feminine logic and practical skills and acumen. Her goal is to harvest the power of nature for good purposes; carefully respecting the natural world, while meeting the real needs of the human community. A positive representation of the masculine principle in our culture, she uses intuition and knowledge to maintain a clear head when challenged, find solutions, and rise above conflict. Never indulging in attempts to control, violate, or dominate, She lives each day walking a Path of Balance.

Everyday Encounters: Begin to embrace the notion that from the ultimate perspective there are no victims and no perpetrators. Find the power of your higher will and activate it in all that you say and do. You have the choice each day to embody the values of Athene or live outside the boundaries of balance and self-respect. Do not be afraid to take power. Power has strength. Power is courage. The most potent power in the world is the power of love.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Ama’taria

Hi Ama’taria, your card is Karmic Inprints. I hope this resonantes with you.

    You darkness, that I come from, I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world – for the fire makes a circle of light for everyone, and then no one outside learns of you. But the darkness pulls in everything: shapes, and fires, animals, and myself, how easily it gathers them! –powers and people. And it is possible a great energy is moving near me. I have faith in nights. –Rainer Maria Rilke

Soul Message: Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character. –Goethe
To go in the dark with a light is to know light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. –Wendell Berry

Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage of initiation, the ego meets the daunting task of unraveling and unmasking itself in surrender to the Divine. The price of pursuing true freedom can be very high, at least from the vantage point of the ego; to the extent one is unable to let go of the trappings of the false self, a deep, spiritual form of suffering may result. We must enter the path of awakening through love.

Awakening to the Archetype – Kali: The Hindu Goddess Kali appears at this time to help you along the path. She stands guard, sword in hand, seeking to clear the demons of the unconscious that may obstruct your progress toward liberation. Perhaps the most ruthlessly compassionate of the Dark Goddesses, Kali will do whatever it takes to wake you up from the dream of your life. Do not fear. Love heals all.

Everyday Encounters: In accepting our weaknesses, we find our greater strengths. When we discover the root of our suffering, we can weed out the debris of our past and bring our fears to the light. At this point on the path, body work, hands on healing, and soul retrieval work can be very effective, for karmic imprints are stored deep within the body. Having your astrological chart done can also be helpful, especially if the astrologer is able to read the karmic imprints within the chart pattern. Vibrational remedies, such as flower essences and homeopathy can also be very helpful in releasing subliminal forces of negativity held within the soul.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Stacey

Hi Stacey ❤ your card is The Journey Home. I hope this resonates with you.

    I was shown a fledgling learning to fly. Its first efforts were very feeble, but as it used its wings more and more, they became stronger until it found the freedom of flight and was able to soar to great heights and fly great distances without any effort. I heard the words: Faith comes with practice. Live by faith until it becomes rocklike, unshakable, and find the true freedom of the Spirit. –Eileen Caddy

Soul Message: We go beyond the veil of fear, lighting each other’s way. The holiness that leads us is within us, as is our home. –A Course in Miracles

Alchemy and Transformation: It is at this stage of initiation the individual becomes aware of his or her unique existence and must find a way “home” to the soul. A new level of maturation emerges, for one must meet the challenge of individution head-on. One must learn to engage with the intermediaries of the soul and live through the intuitive self that, in time, becomes the primary organ of perception.

Awakening to the Archetype – Bird Woman: The bird is a symbol of expanded consciousness and from very early times has been associated with reincarnation and rebirth. You are invited to take flight into the great heavens within your soul as you journey into the vast terrain of your deepest truth and wisdom. Identify your own journey and fly straight into the ecstasy of self-realization and rebirth.

Everyday Encounters: It is time to slow down, open the door and meet your destiny. Immerse yourself in nature. Look into the mystery of life with new eyes. Something magical is afoot. The time is now to find right relationship between body, soul and spirit.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Bianca

Hi Bianca, your card is Infinite Truth. I hope this resonates with you.

    You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life. –J. Krishnamurti

Soul Message: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world…As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. –Marianne Williamson

Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage of initiation, the great mystery of light is revealed. As we grow wiser, we come again, through our sacred meanderings, to the center of truth. Whatever your tradition or practice, however you offer your skills to the world, trace your roots and find the center of stillness and peace within. Only from this grace-filled place can we restore the health and well being of ourselves and our planet.

Awakening to the Archetype –Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom: In Sophiological cosmology, Sophia is understood as the Great Womb of the Holy Spirit out of which are birthed seven spiraling streams of divine energy. These streams were said to interface at every conceivable level and frequency, creating the solar systems, galaxies, and universes, and thoroughly saturating them with the spiritual qualities of wisdom and truth.

Everyday Encounters: You are invited to incarnate divine wisdom in your life at this time. Understand that wisdom is your birthright, your true nature. Become a true intellectual, one who engages the full power of the mind, heart, and spirit in the interest of alleviating suffering and making the world a true Garden of Eden.

Posted by: MichelleChant | January 25, 2011

A reading for Kerry

Hi Kerry, your card is Strength. I hope this reading resonates with you.

    By giving away food we get more strength. By bestowing clothing on others we gain more beauty. By donating abodes of purity and truth, we acquire great treasures. –Buddha

Soul Message: Mountain Pride with noble beauty, teach me to honor my responsibility, to walk my talk and with love impart, to follow my journey, a Path with Heart. –Isha Lerner (from The Power of Flowers)

Alchemy and Transformation: At this stage of initiation, it is imperative that the individual apply the wisdom of the previous card, “The Journey Home,” to everyday tasks. The step into “Strength” is a true test of character for the individual. How will you use your power? How will you use your will? As you step into the world of conscious living, you must move beyond the limitations of the past and begin to engage with the skills and attributes of self-mastery.

Awakening to the Archetype – The Earth Mother: With the Strength card, you are invited into the shrine of the Earth Mother, where the strength and integrity of the Divine Feminine is stored, vitalized, and regenerated. Strength is born from the heart. Her mission is to refine the nature of humanity, magically opening to the possibility of right relationship with the world.

Everyday Encounters: There are many ways to strengthen your attunement to the earth, as well as to your life path or destiny. Take walks in the mountains. Meet the wild woods and let the wind caress your skin. Get down on your hands and knees and behold the virgin budding of the first spring flowers. Lay on your back on the bare earth and watch the Moon rise and set. Let Earth nourish you.

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