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"What can I do to move forward with my career goals?"

Forwarding note: If you feel guided to read some or all of this reading then know there are aspects of the message meant for you. We travel not alone, yet share our dreams, worries, desires, and deepest fears.

“What am I doing with my Life” 6 card spread

When I sat down to do this reading I closed my eyes and called in guides and angels to be of assistance. I felt someone hold my hand, it felt like a human hand however extremely loving. Almost like the power of a love we’re not quite capable of whilst in human form. I knew I was not alone and was being shown the way.

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1 “Me Now”

Queen of Wands

Tarot Message: The Queen of Wands is strongly in her feminine, she knows what she wants and where she is going. She is in touch with her feminine and can express herself freely and confidently without worrying about what people think of her. You are going through a period of self-expression, don’t deny yourself the right to be as accomplished and successful as you want. Use your intuition to move forward. You are enthusiastic for new change or development in your life. Let yourself shine, you know you are a radiant being, it’s time to give yourself permission to shine. Don’t dim your light for fear of outshining others.

Awakening Angels: There is a fire that burns within you, however it is someone subdued at present. Maye you don’t know where to direct this fire, but fear not, it has not diminished it is waiting to be unleashed. Your guides and angels are with you, should you choose to call on them more. You have forgotten a lost art that is yours to play with. Don’t be disillusioned, that doesn’t wear well on you.

2 “What am I afraid of”

The Chariot

Tarot Message: This card is all about diligence, willpower and perseverance. You feel as though you’re being pulled in two directions, and it’s time to learn how to stick to the right path. It’s time to take the reigns of your own life, not in a controlling way yet in a way that is giving power to your higher path. Call on the higher powers for help with moving forward. You can lead with love, instead of being at the whim of your emotions.

Awakening Angels: You are afraid of leaving people behind. You’re afraid that you’re capable of so much that you’ll charge on ahead, leaving a wake of upset loved ones on your path. You worry not for you, cause you know you’ll be okay, but you worry for others. You are a caring soul yet your power wants to move forward. Follow it. Additionally there is a message about structure and maybe even discipline. You are capable of structure and this will help you develop in the areas that will serve you, a little foundation of structure and practice will go along way. It won’t bog you down, it’ll propel you forwards.

3 “Past Influences” – beneficial

Six of Cups

Tarot Message: You’ve stayed connected to the innocence associated with being a child, a certain playfulness in life. You’ve brought through lightness, love and goodwill to all. You like to believe that giving out goodness it will come back to you. This has been important to you and has guided many aspects of your life.

Awakening Angels: You have been influenced by community, equality and ideals about flourishing together. You value nature, goodness, richness of spirit, and you like to help others. Other people have looked to you for help.

4 “Past Influences” – negative

Nine of Coins

Tarot Message: You have a tendency to not let anyone get close to you, or there is a guardedness, perhaps people would think you are more open than you really are. You’ve been dedicated to a mission and that mission has now been accomplished. You can enjoy the successes of a goal achieved. Revel in the way you have not succumbed to inner or unconscious doubt. You’ve been independent and self-reliant.

Awakening Angels: Your past influences have also been feeling as though you’re alone, as though no-one quite gets you. Your thinking is sometimes move advanced (for lack f a better word) than of those around you and this can cause a deeper frustration of not being challenged to grow as you help others to do. You turn to nature and animals in these times as there is a universal understanding that you can connect into, and share with them. It brings you peace and assurance.

5 “I promise myself this”

Seven of Wands

Tarot Message: Defiance and self-belief are strongly indicated. This is not a passive card, but one where you must move forward amongst opposition. It’s time for you to say ‘no’ rather than to compromise. You are a warrior and your spirit will move you forward in the face of resistance, whether that resistence comes from within you with self-doubt, or from those that are around you. You can do this.

Awakening Angels: Now is the time to fight for the urges of your spirit. The wands are all about propelling you forward on the journey of your soul. You are motivated by unseen forces of the soul, and not that of worldly possessions. Don’t get confused with what you want and how to achieve that. When all is said and done you’ll be most proud of your spiritual, soulful growth, the life that meant something to your heart, that fought for your hearts mission. Why do you not ask your heart to reveal more to you at this point? It has a fire within and requests a guardian in you. It is time to move on, to keep climbing. You are in the midst of a journey and not at the final destination. What does your heart yearn for? Nothing is too grand for you.

6 “If you do what card 5 suggested…this will happen”

Ace of Swords

Tarot Message: This card represents facing up to a new challenge with logic and firmness. Believe in yourself (this is a theme), don’t doubt your motivations or intentions, be ready to leap into action. You are being urged also not to carry through any disillusion or bitterness from your past as this will hold you back from fully becoming the Ace of Swords. It might not be smooth, but it’ll be worth it. Be in balance within and move forward step by step. You’ll know what to do.

Awakening Angels: Wow the Ace of Swords, what a card! A hugely positive glimpse into your possible future. You have fought for a path that is yours and using your unique gift of creativity, connection to nature, you are where you want to be. You have not denied your spirit, your angel being, in fact you have let it flourish and shine for all to see. This is who you are. Through following your heart you have found yourself. This knowing has always been there but there is now a strength of self. You have found all sides of yourself and are comfortable with them. Your spirit, power, earthly connection, spiritual connection. I feel there are peers around you now, you have gathered a group of people more at the same ‘level’ as you are. You enjoy this and flourish as a result. You’ve mastered your mind (not that this is a finality) your thoughts, your emotions, your beliefs – you sit atop the throne as opposed to all these smaller aspects.

In summary, I feel you know your direction but are holding back because you’re scared of upsetting people. Your soul urges you to do this for you, and know that following your path holds no reflection of how much you love the people in your life. This is about you now. They have their own journey and you have yours. Let your heart speak in the darkness of night, when it is just you and you answer to no-one. Let it tell you what it wants. Be the guardian of the messages you receive, be the carer for your own wishes.

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Free Readings – follow

It’s a cloudy Saturday in Wellington and there’s so much going on globally. The uncertainly in the air is palpable and you’re not alone if you’re experiencing turmoil inside and out.

I’ve felt the push to get back into card readings, so just post your question or area you’d love a little more guidance into here. I’m going to use your question as the title of my next post, and answer it within the body – so make sure you post your question here or message me, and then hit FOLLOW to ensure you’re prompted when I post the reading.

So I invite you to breathe deeply and hit those keys, be brave and post your reading request.

With love,

Sharon

PS. for your amusement here is a photo of me and my partner at local festival on a recent trip to Toowoomba, Australia. Always on the lookout for crystals and fun stuff. Unfortunately no such luck at this fair, but enjoyed the weather and the wallabies.

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To Give The Greatest Gift

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A gift free and readily available, yet so infrequently given.

The gift of our full attention to another person.

To not merely be in attendance with our physical body.

To give a gift of the heart.

It is free. It is always in stock and available to give.

You might say this gift of attention, is to give the whole world to one person.

A chance offering to each person you encounter throughout your day.

What could be more purposeful than that?

 

 

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A Lesson From Pushy Patrons

blog, awakening, eckhart tolle, life lessons, ego mind, cafe, ocean, consciousOur interactions with people can be our greatest teachers. And yesterday I was taught a big lesson. I’d taken myself off to a cafe to treat myself to some sacred ‘me time’ with a muffin, tea and a book. I sat on a high table which permitted me a clear view of other patrons in the cafe as well as out to the ocean. It was perfect.

However it wasn’t long until my perfect scenario was quashed. I’d sat at the big centre table which was shared by other people. I was seated in the middle and along came three people who sat opposite me, completely obstructing my view to the ocean.

I became a little peeved, however decided it was time to order. I got up, leaving my book and jacket to mind my spot, and went to order at the counter. Once ordered I strolled back to where I’d been sitting only to find one of the three people had actually moved to a seat that was literally pushed up against mine. There was hardly any room for me now and I felt a little strange that they had done this when I’d gone up to order. I felt like they were crowding me on purpose to push me out. My mind was firing off all sorts of scenarios.

I pushed back (obviously in reactive ego-state) and re-claimed my seat. My arm was literally touching his and I felt his big energy dominating mine. Now I was definitely peeved. If I moved my chair further away from him I would literally be pushed up against a pole and have all my table space taken away with the pole and vase which was on the table. And that wasn’t even the point. I was there first.

After a few uncomfortable minutes I decided I would move, as it dawned on me that I was choosing to stay in a situation that was impeding my enjoyment. It took a lot for me to move, but I did so. Staring down at the table stewing in my own thoughts, I waited for the intruders to apologise, or at least offer a sympathetic smile. No such luck. In fact it was quite the opposite, the man moved and spread out even more, enjoying the extra space he’d gained.

Sitting with nothing but my own thoughts, I breathed. I took stock of what was going on and I remembered an enlightening idea from Eckhart Tolle that teaches us the purpose of relationships (which could be interpreted as all interactions with other people) as being to become conscious. Not for fulfillment, happiness, joy, etc. The only true purpose to seek in relationships is to help highlight areas within ourselves that we are asleep and unconsciously reacting, and then it is our job to bring these areas into the light of our conscious awareness.

That is the function of a conscious relationship.

As I looked up to reflect upon the lesson, I noticed how in moving to the other side of the pole, I again had a view of the ocean. There were also stunning flowers sprouting from the vase on the table which perfectly framed my view. It was beautiful.

It dawned on me that the place where I now sat was ideal, in fact it was more than ideal than what I had chosen for myself moments earlier, and the universe had gifted it to me. I had nearly missed it due to my unwillingness to look past what my ego thought was happening.

The universe had guided me to move places through an interaction with other people, and what it presented to me was something better than what I had chosen for myself (along with the lesson).

This is life. That’s the way the universe works. However, we limit ourselves by attempting to control our lives from the narrow view-point of our own perspective.

If only we would surrender control and resistence to reality, then we could walk with greater ease into potentially a better experience than one we might have envisaged for ourselves.

 

 

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I'm stepping aside

I read a quote on awakening that stopped me in my tracks.

“Man is God asleep.

God is Man awake.”

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The quote is seemingly so simple yet the power emanating forth is undeniable. It’s like it contains the keys to the universe and if we only truly understood it, on a vibrational level in our being, then we would wake up instantly.

I want to understand it. I want to know it’s truth.

I feel I have some awareness that I’m asleep, and mostly due to the experiences I’ve had, while only momentarily however, of being awake. These moments were my personal experience of sudden awakening or spiritual awakening, and revealled to me just how asleep I’ve been.

And when I drop back down into walking slumber what I notice most is our inclination for conflict. We seek it out. We revel in reasons to blast our anger and hate out to the world, and often is the case that we do it unwittingly. Many people justify it’s worth because they’re directing it toward a perceived ‘evil’ person, or violent, or mean, or insert worthy insult – person. Yet we fail to see that inciting hate, even through directed anger creates more of the same, and it’s the cause that’s begging us to bring into the light.

Our internal need for persecution of another, no matter how justified the cause is perceived to be, reveals our own inner demons. It only serves to reveal our hidden guilt, our shame, our ‘evil’ thoughts. It serves to show us what we hold within ourselves. Yet usually we’re so caught up in the external direction of our anger that we miss what’s really going on.

Well I’m stepping aside. No cause, no person, no situation warrants projection of guilt, no matter how grand or horrendous. It’s time to stop joining in on the ridicule.

It’s time for love, compassion, understanding and acceptance.

And most of all, it’s time for forgiveness.

Forgiveness for all.

And not because I’m better than some and therefore have the right to forgive, but because of the true spirited meaning of forgiveness. I wish to pass forward, through vibration, the recognition that nobody is evil, that many are lost and misguided, and that all will awaken. And when we awaken, and possibly a little before, we’ll all realise our true nature and that we’re all (yes I said ALL) quite the opposite of evil indeed.

When this takes place, all will be dissolved in an instant and we’ll return to love.

We’ll be light. For that is our true essence.

We’ll laugh and our energies will merge in loving oneness, in true acknowledgement of what is, and all else will be long forgotten as it never really was.

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Oracle Guidance Cards 101

Every morning my partner and I sit down to a cup of tea and a deck of Oracle Cards. We take turns in selecting the deck, then cleanse them in our tibetan singing bowl, and then we choose a card each. He reads mine aloud, and I read his. It gets us looking inward and sharing aspects of our lives we might ordinarily gloss over or keep hidden.

Oracle cards are a powerful instrument offering us guidance and serving to connect us back into our own source of higher wisdom. I can’t recommend them enough.

So what are Oracle cards?

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Oracle cards are a deck of cards, usually between 44 – 54 in a pack and each card depicts an image and a number. The cards come with an accompanying book with messages corresponding to the numbers on the cards. The messages will give you more information about the card you have selected.

And, how do you use them?

Anyway at all. However it’s a good idea to clear the energy of the cards prior to each use so you can elevate their energy and help make a clear connection. You can clear your cards by holding them next to your heart and breathing deeply simply intent for the energy to be clear, or hold them in your left hand and knock on the top of the deck three times with your right knuckles. You can also breathe into your heart and then blow on them.

Next, shuffle the cards. You can select a card after shuffling, or spread all of the cards out on the table choosing (with eyes open or closed) a card which calls to you. A card can also choose you by jumping out of the deck while you shuffle. Select the card by any means, such as if a card looks brighter than the others, or you look at that card first. You can also breathe deeply and ask to be guided to a card that is right for you, or that holds a message that will offer you high loving guidance.

I always call in my unconditionally loving soul / higher self, or I call in loving guides and beings to help me choose a card.

What are the benefits of working with Oracle Cards?

They’re a divination tool helping you connect with your Higher Self and the Universe with the intention to receive guidance. They lift us up and out of our monkey mind which can have a running in circles, and encourage inward focus and conscious self-awareness. They serve to plunge through chaotic thought and guide us toward a helpful way out of our current circumstances.

They help us see the light and re-align with Spirit instead of our ego-mind.

They’re ideal if you are struggling with an area or person in your life, whether it be from your past, present life, or your potential future. You can ask questions of the cards, or just ask “Tell me something I need to know right now” or “What would it be helpful for me to focus on?”

Other questions you can ask include:

What is holding me back from meeting a loving partner?
How do I block my spiritual / psychic gifts?
What is holding me back?
What are my current challenges?
Please bring me insight into my current work situation?
How can I feel more joy / peace / love etc?
Can I have insight into my current relationship with ________?
What would be important for me to focus on for my spiritual growth?

You can ask anything and the cards will help you go deeper.

How to choose an oracle deck?

There are so many oracle card decks out there. I great place to start is to head to your nearest crystal shop, new age book store or online and browse the decks of cards.

Breathe deeply into your heart and ask to be guided to a deck that is right for you. Select the deck of cards just like you would choose a card – letting it sing out to you by any means such as colour, a picutre that looks nice, an intriguing name that speaks to you.

Great Oracle decks especially when starting out include:

The Enchanted Map by Colette Baron-Reid
Wisdom of the Hidden Realms by Colette Baron-Reid
Mythic Oracle by Carisa Mellado
Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn
Angel Therapy by Doreen Virtue
Angels, Gods & Goddess by Toni Carmine Salerno

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Kuan Yin Oracle by Alana Fairchild
Sacred Rebel Oracle by Alana Fairchild
Isis Oracle by Alana Fairchild

With love and guidance,
Sharon

 

 

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Cosmic Play

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When you realize yourself as the fullness of love overflowing itself without object, this is bliss.

And when you are aware of yourself incarnate in the appearance of form, this is leela.

-by Eli Jaxon-Bear

The word Leela is used because there is said to be no exact or accurate translation. It is a Sanskrit word that means ‘play’ however not as we know it. It is cosmic or divine play, as we would if we truly knew this were an illusion with no consequence but to keep us spinning around rising and falling in and out of illusory pain.

 

 

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Why we dream.

Last night I had a dream that was so real and vivid, it was an all-encompassing sensory experience. I was eating octopus. It wasn’t what I wanted or what I thought it was, and the sudden realisation I had tentacles in my mouth was disgusting. I ran to the bathroom and spat them out in the sink.

I still remember the taste, (I know, weird thing to dream about – and it was more twisted than that with a flavoursome freudian skew but I’ll spare those details). It was disgusting and bits and pieces were stuck in my mouth. I vividly remember reaching my fingers into my mouth and pulling tentacles out, throwing them into the porcelain bowl. The resounding feelings were shock and disgust.

Dreams fascinate me. Many people have gone down in history theorising their purpose, right from being that which our subconscious cannot integrate from our day thrown back up to us calling out for healing and understanding. Others say that it’s relating to ourselves and our life in metaphors, with hidden meanings and messages. Others have said they are meaningless.

But what if they were our teachers? For years now I’ve been enthralled by the idea of the dream reality. A Course in Miracles teaches us that Oneness is literal and our reality is smoke and mirrors created by a single thought. That none of it is real and it’s all a fantasical light show created by yours truly. And when this idea triggers people, it’s hard to fathom that it could possibly be true.

Yet our dreams occur each night, at the transition from one day to the next, offering us an experience of a reality where, in the thick of it, we do not know we are dreaming. We forget. And the people in our dream seem separate to us, they chase us, they harm us. Our emotions feel real, we feel hurt, shame, sickness, panic. All of the emotions of life. We feel real fear for our safety and often we live within the confines of what we believe to be possible, using our legs for running or finding a car that we can drive.

And then we wake up.

The relief, it was just a dream.

We let go of the pain the other people or characters in our dream caused us (even if they were people from our current life) under the rationale that it was just a dream. There can even be some embarrassment when we study the phenomena that we created all of it ourselves. No-one else was there at all. The pain, the shame, the chase – was all played out by characters we’d created, puppets that we were leading. But it felt so real, didn’t it?

It really felt like they were doing something to me!

But it was all me.

There is a great Taoist parable called The Butterfly Dream. It goes something like this;

Once upon a time I had a dream that I was a butterfly, fluttering here and there, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was only conscious of my happiness and experience as a butterfly and unaware of any other life I may have been leading. Soon enough, I awakened. And there I was, a man again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming I was a man. Between a man and a butterfly there was no distinction.

Some time back when I was deep in meditation I had an experience where I was confiding to my trustee guides that people had been mean to me. I was very upset and stated my case. My perspective then zoomed way out and I saw that I was the only person and I was asleep. There were many guides and angels by my side, encircling me with love and support, yet I was asleep and I was the only person in the cosmos. The only human in existence. No one could have possibly done anything to me in reality because it was only me. There was no-one else.

I feel the purpose of our dreams is to serve as a constant reminder that while this reality may feel real, it is not. And we’ve been missing the message because we’re lost in it. We’re lost in the dream. We are convinced it is real. My story is real. My pain is real. How could it not be?

What are your thoughts on the dream reality?

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Inner Demons

I’m a writer.

The journey to realising that and being able to write it down has been tough. And I can see I always have been – a writer that is. I have piles of journals dating back to when I was little. Always penning it down. My thoughts, my dreams, my fears. But I never counted that as writing when judgement set in.

Somewhere along the way I deemed myself not good. Not good at writing. A bad writer. Not good enough to put pen to paper, finger to key.

And in doing so I expunged the creative flame within.

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Let The Inner Demon Out by Haze-d

It’s been almost a year, and after a long dark night of the soul I’ve unleashed it once more. Determined to grow it to be louder and stronger than the voice within that tells me I can’t.

Oh that voice that’s always there, I can’t do it. Not enough. Not good enough. 

I’ll be laughed at. 

Thoughts and more thoughts.

LOUD THOUGHTS!

But they weren’t there when all was lost. Those imaginary people that ridicule… Even they disappeared when I gave it all away. Because I’d safe guarded myself, given up all that was dear and all that possibly could make me vulnerable.

In desperate days of disillusion there was not much left to criticise, just me, laying paralysed without an inkling of creative energy left. But safe – or so I thought.

Yet I remained. A shell of myself, but me none-the-less.

So, I surmised, if I am all that remains, then it must be up to me. Only me. For me to release it all and let the flame soar once more. Daring to be a little higher than before. Not giving a shit at those who ridicule and throw stones, real or imaginary.

The voice is still within but I choose not to listen. Or partially listen but not care. Or not care so much. Whichever is true in the moment.

So I’m gleefully back, weary from the fight yet happy in the realisation that I was worth fighting for. And that I finally realised I was worth fighting for.

 

 

 

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A Question of Awakening.

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as I gather up the trash laid bare before me,
buried in the rubble of my old bones.

Hugging, holding, loving,
finally accepting and seeing truth
as all dissolves in the light of one passing,
and all I thought to be real
exists no longer, and through love
a new reality emerges.

New yet ancient,
and all my fears existed not.
If only I’d known to flip the coin
and behold the other side
as truth
but that was further than my reach,
as the voices of masses grew loud
and years ticked by like the second hand on a big round clock.

Alive dead reborn, alive dead born
it was all the same as misery
entrenched us.
The decision to awaken always there
as we flailed in the dark
not knowing how or why
or even that a light switch was so near.

By Sharon C