COLLABORATIVE DREAMING: Your heart is big enough to dream not only for yourself, but for a new humanity. Imagine a world that is healed with respect, understanding and with community that fosters life. Even your dreams that relate to you alone will contribute positively to the greater good because that is the nature of your heart. Your heart naturally and intelligently co-operates in a grand scheme of loving creativity, working to heal the hearts of the world. The heart creates win-win situations that benefit all individual and the collective.
You are being asked to honor your growing desire to co-create with conscious, like-minded people. Your collaborative dreaming is a heart-inspired win-win, bringing mutual enhancement to yourself and others. The heart wants to love and be loved. Working with others creatively is a way to allow the heart to grow. It is a chance for you to learn how to honor yourself and others and to find ways to live and let live, simply by growing and strengthening your active trust in your heart’s guidance.
You are asked to bear through the rough patches that can happen when you work creatively with others. Ideas might clash and there can be friction, particularly if you have different ways of working. Sometimes big dreams need more fire to ignite them into reality. More fire might require more friction along the creative path. It is not meant to be a permanent condition! Just an aspect of the creative process from which you can learn something useful, if you wish. Your guidance is to embrace any experiences of friction or tension – within yourself or as you work with another – with compassion, detachment and tolerance.
Creative endeavors, particularly involving groups, can bring up unresolved issues about bring valued, heard or capable. They can also trigger disputes about taking responsibility, or enflame insecurities about being cast into unfamiliar roles of leadership or of having to follow. This might happen for you, for others or for all involved! The stronger the creative energy that flows, the more likely that triggering will take place. It is the nature of creative energy to move in all directions. It doesn’t just want to grow one project, everything that comes into contact with it will grow. That means that the art and the artists are in the process of creation. This can be smooth but it is more likely to be rough sailing – at least at times. This is not a sign that something ‘isn’t working’ – far from it! It is more usually a sign that growth is happening and you are feeling the growing pains.
This oracle is guiding you to stay in your integrity, honor what you feel and remember why you chose to open up to group endeavors in the first place – especially if the group involvement become complex or challenging. Call on unconditional love each day and evening, it only takes a moment to do: “I call on unconditional love. Please help and guide me and this project.”
You are going through this experience or will be in the near future because you are part of a new creative learning program for humanity. This learning program is taking place at a spiritual level and it requires highly individualistic and creative people to learn to work with each other without compromising who they are, in order to reach a common goal. It is wonderful, important and challenging creative and spiritual work. You need a strong sense of self to be able to engage in the process and not lose your voice during the journey. You need a strong enough sense of self to be flexible and know when to bend – rather than break. You have to intuit what is going to be a good heart-inspired sacrifice for the greater good and when you will need to stay true to your own voice, for the greater good. Only the heart can guide you on these matters and others may not always agree with your instincts, and vice versa. That is part of the challenge of staying present so that the friction created can be channeled into creative energy, rather than lost in emotional turmoil.
Please remember that what really matters is that you hear your own voice. Others may or may not be able to receive it. When you hear your own voice you will be able to connect with your heart truths. You will know when it is right to remain in a group or when you need to withdraw in order to work with others who resonate at a more appropriate vibration and perhaps more in harmony with your own. Not every collaboration will be long term. Sometimes the learning will be short, sharp and possibly even painful, before it turns into the wisdom that is gained from the experience. At other times the journey will be more loving, supportive and harmonious. This is neither better nor worse, just different.
This oracle comes with particular guidance for you at this phase of your life path and creative journey. You are no longer to think of yourself as the lone wolf. Yes, you have your unique path to tread, but you now have tasks to accomplish for your own growth and the greater good that require more than a one-man-band. You will still do your own work, of course. However, others are on the way to help you. There is only so much a single drop of water can do on its own, though it is precious. Together those drops can become a wave and make a considerable impact in the world. You are part of a wave of loving consciousness and you are meant to be exploring collaborative dreams, healing relationships and conscious communities. Some connections will be short lived and perhaps involve some learning experiences that you are hopeful of never needing to repeat. Others will be longer term loves. Either way, you will emerge more of yourself and more in connection with the world that wants your ideas, presence, energy and light.
This oracle brings a message to those of you that are involved in a group and are struggling over whether to continue or to let it go and move on. You are asked to trust your heart and not to allow any group to become more powerful than the wisdom of your own heart. Always allow the sacred rebel within you to question authority! Is it loving and wise authority? Or is it coming from a place of fear-based control? Look to your heart’s wisdom to discern whether your involvement in a group is healthy or not. Sometimes a group can only receive so much of our energy before it is time to move on. Sometimes a group is not receiving us at all but we feel that we meant to be a guiding hand in it for a period of time, before our heart urges us to let go. Ask for guidance, do your healing and trust in the feelings that become clear to you over time. You will know what to do and you must always trust your own voice above any other.
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SOFTLY, SOFTLY, THE TENDER TOUCH: The feminine wisdom of gentleness can assist you now. When we are at a point in life where we want to attain greater things, but don’t necessarily have a proportionally greater supply of energy at our disposal, it is time to work smarter rather than harder. This is the way of feminine wisdom.
However, a cultural ignorance of the feminine way currently prevails. We are generally taught that the more force we use, the more we try to make things happen, the more we will achieve. The feminine way is not about force. Nor is it about driving, striving, pushing or grabbing at what we can in order to create. It is about inviting what we wish for to come into the space we have provided for it – internally and in our lives. This method cultivates more energy, causes less stress and attracts what is desired. It is manifestation by invitation rather than by will or force.
There is an old story that the sun and the wind were debating about who was more powerful. After boasting about their prowess, they made a wager. A man walked down the street with a coat on. The wind and the sun decided that whomever could force the coat off the man, was the most powerful. The wind began demonstrating its impressive power. It blew and blew and caught underneath the coat, pulling and nearly ripping it right off the man! But the man wrapped his coat around himself more tightly to protect himself against the force of the wind. Eventually, perhaps temporarily out of puff, the wind gave up. The sun took over. He shown down, becoming brighter and brighter until the man slipped off his coat, slung it over his shoulder and walked down the street – quite possibly wandering what was happening with the weather that day.
The wind attempted to do by force what the sun was able to do by being. You are being asked to surrender your forcefulness, your determination and your intense activity – even if it is just for this moment. Does this mean you have to surrender the goals you were chasing through those endeavors? Certainly not! This is not about letting go of achievement. It is about understanding the process of manifestation in a more intelligent way. There is a way of creating that gives you energy and doesn’t leave you utterly worn out. It is about allowing what you want to come to you. Be yourself absolutely, naturally and with ease, shine your light and allow your presence to invite that which you wish to receive. It is about cultivating an energetic affinity with what you seek, rather than feelings of lack and need. Do you see the subtle but important difference?
To feel that you are already a naturally abundant being who gratefully invites more of what you want into your life, is rather different to feeling lack, fear and wishing your world would change. It is a bit like dressing for the job you want, even if it is not yet the job you have. You energetically embody what you wish to attract more of into your life. Like attracts like!
This oracle brings you a message. You don’t need to push quite so hard to receive what is naturally coming to you. Your ‘push’ comes from a place of uncertainty over whether or not you will succeed. You need to relax and have more faith in yourself. All things come in time – rightfully and according to a great loving wisdom. You are not immune to this. You shall have your time and shine, too. Rebel against any voice of fear, within you or around you, that tells you otherwise!
It is okay to become softer, to feel the energy of what you wish to attract into your life, and to act (as much as you can) as though it is already that way. You are not fantasising or daydreaming or failing to live ‘in the real world’ if you do this. You are actually working with the feminine art of manifestation through gentle beingness and attraction. As you soften into becoming what you are seeking, what you wish for will not be able to resist your shining, inviting presence.
This oracle also comes with the special message that you have been working very, very hard. You have learned much and accomplished much but it is now time to change your approach. Let go of any force in your approach to creation now. Everything serves a purpose and learning the benefits and limitations of the more forceful way of manifestation through effort and willpower was a useful lesson. However, if you were to continue with that approach it would stop working for you, because you are now beginning to create on a far grander scale that is beyond what an individual can manifest through willpower alone. You are individually creating through your healing and art, but also contributing globally to new consciousness through your own spiritual growth.
You are part of a global healing manifestation process! You are – through your way of being in the world – helping to birth a new awareness. This new way will heal the human heart and bring it back into balance with nature. This is essential for the human soul to survive, flourish and to co-operatively nurture the earth rather than destroy her natural resources. You may or man not be consciously aware of the extent to which this new way of manifesting through receiving rather than taking can actually help all of humanity, but nonetheless, it is playing an important role in greater human evolution. It is the power of attraction, of magnetism, rather than that of striving and force that will replenish your energy and restore your body, mind and heart after your struggle. This change in approach will encourage the shift from head to heart that is essential for your individual wellbeing and for the greater human evolution. You need to heal so that you can help the world to heal. Does this give you absolute permission now, in your mind, to take an easier approach to your sacred, rebellious, creative manifestation? Yes.