DARK ANGEL: The Dark Angel comes to you with a radical truth: Divine love is always there for you, without exception. Love will never forget you. It will never stop caring for you. Even when it seems most unlikely – in fact, especially then – the Divine is reaching for you and nurturing you. Even our wounds are ways that we can discover love and divine grace through the healing process. The Divine is always helping you remember who you are and find your true joy. When the Dark Angel appears, you are being given a gift of light, even if it may seem to be a hidden blessing.
A dark mystery is one that helps us learn that even if things don’t seem to be working out according to the timing or the methods that we believe necessary, the light and love of Spirit are unfailing. If a door is closed in your face, it is the wrong door for you! Divine love will ensure that the right door opens at the right time.
When you encounter darkness, how you respond can make either the dark or the light victorious. You can choose doubt and fear – or you can force the darkness to serve the light, by choosing trust and faith. You are spiritually advanced enough to trust unconditionally. The is the trust that burns bright not only when things appear good, but even when your mind thinks things seem to be heading in the wrong direction.
Does unconditional trust mean that you give up if things get tough, assuming it is ‘not meant to be’? Of course not! Relying on unconditional trust – and understanding the dark mystery – you are willing to go through periods of not knowing. You are willing to continue on your path, even when you are not seeing immediate results, because in your heart you know it’s right. This type of trust is powerful enough to release any separation between you and the Universe. You know that, even when the Universe guides you into challenging territory, you shall benefit grow in divine power and become the amazing being you are destined to be.
Praying to the beautiful Dark Angel – and writing, drawing, dancing your feelings or dialoguing with your dream images – you can work through the pain of a challenging time and grow in wisdom. What matters is that you honestly express the depth of your suffering. Then, when you are ready, acknowledge that the experience has helped you grow.
As we realize how we have grown through the experience, turning what was once a source of pain into spiritual light, we masterfully transform our deepest pain into our greatest growth and spiritual accomplishment. We become true spiritual alchemists, releasing light from darkness.
As you learn to put more faith in love than in fear, your trust becomes increasingly unconditional, and you find the light even through the dark. In this way, you become initiated in the mystery of the Dark Angel. Then, you can show others that this is possible. You can help heal others from victim consciousness and show them that inner peace is possible, even when they are facing the unpredictable twists and turns of life.
If you have been going through a difficult time or struggling to heal an issue, the Dark Angel promises that even through the depths of despair you shall find the light. In your own time you will rise again into trust, restored faith and hope. All will be well.
Invocation: I call upon the wisdom of unconditional love, that I may be empowered to see the true light within everything and everyone, including that which holds the outward appearance of darkness. I honor the truth that darkness serves a purpose, and I treat it always as an opportunity to strengthen the light. I call upon the light of divine love to ignite the light of my own heart, strengthening it each day. Through divine grace, I am always held in the light. May divine grace shine through me and into the hearts and minds of all beings upon the earth. So be it.
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INITITATION BY FIRE: Initiation by fire is a life-changing spiritual cleansing. Your life will never be the same again. Allow the power of divine fire to clear and purify you inside and out. This is not a time to hold on to anything, no matter how much you once believed you needed it. In letting go, you will gain so much more than you even imagined, opening to fresh blessings and new life. You are, like the phoenix, ready to emerge from the holy flames, reborn.
You have the spirit of the phoenix in you. You are able to rise again and again, even if at times, all seems lost. You are guided to remember this, as you are now being spiritually cleansed through initiation by fire. During such times, you will feel that you are being asked to let go of relationships, situations, sometimes even jobs, attitudes and belief systems that you have relied upon until this point. You might have unintentionally placed more faith in that person, place, belief system or identity than you placed in the Divine. You might have held on to them rather than allowing the Divine to guide you. This can happen easily on the earth plane. Sometimes these attachments become confining rather than supportive. In such cases you will need to free yourself to continue your life journey. During the initiation by fire, all such attachments are burned away.
A new life is a blessing, but that doesn’t mean it is easily won. Sometimes the process can be challenging to the mind, even whilst the heart trusts in what is taking place.
Whatever has been your stronghold in life, such as family, a marriage, job security, a talent or something that you have used to define your sense of self, will be where the fire burns brightest. Those areas will be transformed. Letting go and allowing this to happen – to the very parts of your life that you are most protective of – can require deep faith. You have to remember that love is real so that you can hold on to your courage whilst you let go and allow the Divine to have its way. Remember that the power of fire is destructive only in part. It also stimulates rapid new growth. Healing will arise in whatever area is being transformed. It is not only an ending, but also a beginning.
This experience of initiation by fire is the Divine making its presence felt in your life. It will be one of the most freeing and empowering experiences you’ll have whilst in the physical body. It may ask you to confront fears and insecurities as you learn to trust the Divine unconditionally. Know that the Universe will always provide for you, and always in the way that is best for you – even if you don’t understand why it needs to happen the way it does at the time. Keep your eye on the inner transformations that are occurring, rather than fearing the outer changes. The Universe loves you and holds you in high regard. Remember this and trust. Initiation is an advanced spiritual lesson. You are being honored by what is happening in your life now. You are strong enough to get through it and thrive into new life, like a radiant phoenix triumphantly emerging from the sacred fired.
Invocation: Through my own free will I choose to trust in the sacred fire to cleanse my soul, my mind, and my body. I have the spirit and power of the phoenix in me. My spirit will be trium-phant, rising up out of the sacred divine fire. So I surrender my life into the holy fire of love. That which no longer serves me may be cleansed from my being, and rapid growth of new life can flow through me. May I be held in tenderness, mercy and grace, as I successfully pass through the initiation by fire into the loving, fearless power of my own divine nature. May all beings – through divine mercy – be free to love. So be it.
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FIFTH RAY OF INTELLECTUAL KNOWLEDGE: The Fifth Ray of Intellectual Knowledge has come to you as a spiritual gift. You are being given the ability to find information you need, understand systems that impact your life and find clarity in any issue that has seemed unclear or overwhelming. You shall sort the truth from the lies and learn what you need to know. The Archangel Raphael now assists you in integrating the blessings of the Fifth Ray.
You are distilling a new truth. It might be the truth of discernment, where you realize the appearance of a person, group or cause is misleadingly different to the inner reality. Discernment is incredibly important on the spiritual path, all the more so as you open up to work with energies, with teachers and teachings, and to sort out all issues in your life according to your spiritual principles.
Discernment is not judgement, but it does allow you to make informed decisions based on frequency. When you choose to associate with people who are on a higher frequency, everyone benefits. If you choose to associate with people who are on a lower frequency than your own, you may feel life moving more slowly, becoming harder than it needs to be.
Discernment helps you navigate through illusions and find the real gems. It helps you step back from those who say they want to support you, but who actually just want to take and not give in return. The Fifth Ray helps you choose wisely and sever unhealthy connections. This ray also comes to you when there is more to something than meets the eye. You will be given the power to discover and understand the truth – wait until the truth clicks inside you. Until then, keep looking deeper until you unravel the mystery. The Fifth Ray will help you do so successfully.
The challenge of the Fifth Ray is to remain open-minded as you find your clarity. Be willing to find more information if you need it. The right answers will come. Be willing to change your viewpoint in order to perceive the truth of the matter. If a system is working for you, that’s great. If it needs to be changed, don’t be afraid to go into the chaos of creativity and try different ways until you discover what will work better for you now.
The Fifth Ray has a special connection to the worlds of science. Therefore, you are encouraged to be an observer in your life, to experiment with what does and does not work for you. You are invited to pursue any form of science that is of interest to you, whether this be learning nutritional science or quantum physics, the chemical composition and healing effects of essential oils or researching meditation and healing. If these are not of interest to you, it could simply be the application of scientific mind set in your life. In that case, become methodical in areas that can benefit from systems, habits and structures that replicate desired results. Apply this approach to you exercise regime, your meditation practice and any other aspects of your lifestyle that maximizes your potential and supports your best possible life path.
Invocation: I now accept, of my own free will, the blessing and grace of the Fifth Ray of Intellectual Knowledge. I call upon the grace and assistance of the Universe and Archangel Raphael to help me discern truth and find the information and understanding that will enable me to feel peace and experience penetrating insight in my life. I am thankful for the gifts of intelligence and understanding that help me live my best life in service to love. May knowledge serve the liberation of all beings through unconditional love and divine mercy. Through my own free will, so be it.