This post is for my 02/04/22 Group Distance Reiki Session. If you are reading this at any time please know the energy and message, as it resonates, is perfect for you.
In my preparations I got the inkling “Give yourself the gift of something fresh or new today.” This doesn’t have to be big – your attention makes it a gift. A flower or herb from the yard, a stone that catches your eye, a soak in the tub with that special bath bomb you’ve been saving. See if there’s a little pleasure that comes to mind and allow yourself to enjoy.
Additionally, the energies were leaning toward Tranquility & Relaxation. They've been strongly Earth-driven in my awareness lately, with some Water coming in today as well. There was a sense that we’ve been clearing and processing a lot lately, and today would be most beneficial to be with the already potent energies and to sit in calm acceptance. Allowing what is, to be, and the healing you’ve been working on to settle in and integrate into some peace. Miracles can happen in the dips and the moments in-between.
I decided to draw two cards today, one for the month, one for the week. Before starting the session I drew the card for guidance over the coming month, and from Sandra Anne Taylor’s “Energy Oracle Cards” deck we received #48 ANGEL OF BALANCE upright. (Full description and image below.)
It felt like a lot of aggression came through within the session for clearing today. In recapping for writing this, some pressure built at the shoulders, neck and head, with extra tension at the temples – so a disclaimer that reading this may be reactive or triggering for some. Remember all emotions are valid, and it’s totally human to feel anger or aggression. There are many healthy ways of expression, and subconscious clearing especially - like through our dreams, nightmares, or visions like I had for this session - are a potent way to clear these intensely and quickly, perhaps through overwhelming imagery without any real-world acting out. Understanding these feelings are a form of protection for ourselves and others, and that they can be watched and learned from, may lessen the tension they bring up in our bodies.
Connecting in for the session I was drawn first to the Throat Chakra, and brough in an air of tranquility that manifested in the sound of rhythmic beach waves. These quickly distorted and brought the vision of a dark, wet street lined with piles of snow. A large group was walking together, but soon became a circle of punches. Many fists thrown back and forth. More like a fight club than overtly dangerous, there was a feeling of consensual controlled expression rather than victimhood or fear.
Down the side-street a child in a puffy coat was mid-hand-off between households - moving into the back of the car and driving away, away from the group, looking back at what she was leaving.
These both came with continued work at the Throat, but some support came up from the Heart for these silent expressions.
Moving downward I stopped at the lungs and saw a Lotus Blossom for clearing here, again and again, in a transitional cycle.
Next the Solar Plexus came to attention, feeling a bit shrunken and dense. It brought in some further expression in fiery forms, with some small explosions and further destruction. Green light flowed from the Heart once again in support, allowing the Solar Plexus to open into clearer flow. Then, a line of people holding bags of varying sizes, shapes and patterns appeared to be showing them off like for a fashion show. It felt to be an indicator of all the ways we hold parts of ourselves -and our histories- for different forms of expression, perhaps further emphasizing the aspect of choice in how we can display and dress-up the things we need to let out. From here some intense purple light enveloped everything and brought my focus to the Crown Chakra for a while. It opened and received much, tying additional energy flow all throughout the body. More blossoming flowers, surrounding parts of the body, and a turquoise butterfly came up from the right hip toward the right throat.
I found I had gone over in time and closed with some Himalayan Salt for protection and clearing. Then did a final card draw for guidance in the coming week – from Sandra Anne Taylor’s “Energy Oracle Cards” deck we received #30 THE GARDEN AND THE GATE, upright (description and image below). A call for appreciation, yet awareness of the next steps... with the addition of our #48 ANGEL OF BALANCE for the month, perhaps a reminder to bring your spiritual quest to the forefront and prepare to expand your focus, inviting in some risk while relying on your Heart-center and intuition for clarity if any doubt or fear develops.
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both from Sandra Anne Taylor’s ‘Energy Oracle Cards’ deck
~for guidance in the week ahead~
#30 THE GARDEN AND THE GATE
Abundant Prosperity, Staying Safe
This card shows a peaceful young woman in a beautifully blossoming garden with colorful flowers all around. However the gate to the road outside the garden is locked while the girl wears a key on a chain around her neck. This card upright bodes well for the financial scene. In fact, there may be a lot of money or other personal pleasures coming your way at this time.
But be aware! The choice to stay in the seeming security of this lovely garden may actually be motivated by habit or a fear of the unknown. The beauty is enticing, and worth enjoying, but you may not be giving your spirit the freedom to roam.
Well it’s fine to amass a great deal of wealth, don’t let it keep you from your karmic path or from living your truth. You have the choice to shift your focus, widen your spiritual perspective, and gain the world that is just outside of your gate.
Affirmation: I am blessed with an abundantly spiritual life. Every day in every way, my joyous prosperity grows and grows.
for guidance in the month ahead
#48 ANGEL OF BALANCE
Being Centered and Self-Honoring in Your Choices
This loving presence holds a pitcher of liquid light in front of the pyramids, reminding you that a strong destiny relies on a solid foundation of personal balance and emotional equanimity. Although things may have been out of sync in the past, this card is telling you that a greater equilibrium is now coming to your life.
Remain conscious about how you are balancing your goals and your physical and emotional energy as well. Whenever you feel yourself getting off-center or losing focus, call upon this beautiful angel and bring her intention into your heart center. Your intuition will lead you in the right direction, and the angel will guide you to a peaceful and centered approach.
Affirmation: I live a balanced and centered life. As I care for myself, the Universe cares for me also.