SACRAL CHAKRA: Core of Creation: Feelings, emotional responses, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, connection, letting go, creativity, sacred sexuality, passion, healthy boundaries, valuing body.
You are invited to revel in the present moment and feel deeply into your senses. The sensuality of being alive, the breeze on your skin, the scent of damp earth, the feeling of fitting perfectly into the temple you call your body. This card is about diving into the depths of a moment, where all your faculties are available for divine creation. Your entire paint kit is present, as no part is left in the past or caught in the future. All of who you are unites in a point of deep experience. This is the ecstatic moment of conception for a project or new life. Let yourself drop into passion, intimacy and loving connection with whatever you are birthing into the world and with whomever you have chosen to co-create with.
Restore: Get in touch with your creativity and embrace your natural expression, however it looks to you. The way you live is an art form – a unique expression of yourself. You can dance through challenge, sing through restriction and paint your reality.
Themes: Your relationship with your body, your sensuality and your sexuality.
Healing Position: Lower abdomen, leovis area.
Color Wash: Vibrant orange.
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AWAKENED AWARENESS: Beyond the veil, clearing distortion and illusion, awareness of what’s running us subconsciously, communing with our god force, energetic sovereignty, growth outside your comfort zone, the collective awakening.
Physical reality is the tip of the iceberg. The tapestry we see at surface level is just a fraction of what is going on beyond. Awakened awareness can take place when we start to look between the lines at recurring themes, aspects and symbols that gain our intuitive attention. These are keys to a hidden, over-arching plan and a greater weaving. This oracle speaks to the deeper nature behind all we can know with our eyes and minds. Also known as the matrix or the veil, once discovered, it is so easy to get lost in it.
We are conditioned to be disoriented in our physical reality so that anything outside of it becomes unfathomable. Thus, we seek a framework that parallels the nature of the laws of this limiting place. And yet, there is a lot more going on, and our awakening awareness would like us to stretch our consciousness to grasp it. This awareness activates our intuitive system, helps us navigate what is true and supports us in becoming more sovereign and empowered.
We can become more ensnared in the matrix when we are lost in what is running us internally. Running away and/or distracting ourselves may offer short-term relief or band-aid our subtle but deep suffering. Society is coated with a layer of conformity. The idea of ‘that’s just the way things are done’ roadblocks questions when thing may be out of alignment. But as we step free and awaken, we gain a more holistic approach to consciousness and come to know ourselves more deeply. We can then take things into our own hands and make changes in the world, thus regaining energy, choice and abundance that is rightfully ours. As we wriggle into the revelations of freedom, we can’t help but awaken to those around us.
A single glimpse of the limitless eternal and your life will never be the same again. When we directly experience the transient yet profound moment of existence, we can allow the constructs we have spent our lives believing to drop away. Our knowledge of the eternal doesn’t leave us, although we may forget it. As we return to our humanness, we may use reasoning to write it off. Or, we may create whole religions around it, in an effort to grasp and recreate it.
Looking into the eyes of God raises our consciousness so we can fathom the unfathomable. This expansive experience can never be boxed into words or intellect, but artists, poets and musicians may be able to share, in a small way, the essence that helps us remember ourselves back into our true state. The portals of this experience are vast in number and form. For me, awakened awareness has come through deep meditation, ecstatic dance and journeying with my dharma. In essence, connecting with this element is about raising our vibration, getting out of our heads and allowing our spirit to lead the way.
When we walk behind the veil, we discover our true path. Our reason for being here is revealed in symbolic jigsaw-puzzle pieces and synchronicities. The mysteries unweave, and the paradoxes speak to a different part of us. Our affirmations are potent, our prayers are heard and the medicine of life lessons, however strong and uncomfortable, is full of powerful growth.
This is one of the elemental cards because without moment-to-moment awakened awareness, magic, healing and affirmation cannot be deep or real way enough to actualize. This is not just imagining God, but seeing, knowing and communing with the divine spark inside each of us.
Divinatory Meaning: This card is a reminder to wake up! There are many levels and stages of awakening. There is no on/off switch. Keep learning and putting yourself into situations where you can grow. Sometimes we do go back to sleep, so stay aligned with your inner guidance and find ways to remember to wake up.
Do what you love but keep your vibe high. This is not about instant pleasure, but the joy that is substantial and sustainable. Eat healthy, keep your body active, and have life goals but with enough space to hear the answers to your prayers.
When our energy systems become blocked or need a cleanse, we can become drowsy to our vital nature. Energy clearing can help you re-center. Shadow work may also be needed if certain things are running your mind in a disempowering and distorting way.
Find your unique way to connect with the Divine inside you – not as an external seeking but as a receptive allowing. Be inspired to see the question at hand with a different perspective. Look between the lines for a deeper interpretation.
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UNIQUE GIFTS: Your superpowers, a sense of purpose, the meaning behind your quirks, exploring your interests, ‘shortcomings’ as unique undiscovered skills.
We all have gifts to bring to the world. If we all did what we truly excelled in and enjoyed, our talents and abilities would enable our communities and our planet to thrive. What would the world be like if each person contributed from a place of over-flowing enjoyment, without obligation? Where would we be if the jigsaw pieces came together for a diverse and complementary reality, free from prejudice or competition?
Some of us have already discovered – or remembered – what we feel we here to do. Others are still seeking, or just starting to consider this idea. Your inspiration may come as a message in a vision or dream. It may be something others have recognized in you for a long time. It may come from a deep resonance with something you are yet to try. You may be concerned it will affect – or transform – your current lifestyle. Your gift, or purpose, maybe something you enjoyed immensely as a child but did not bring into your adult life. Perhaps there is an array of ‘shoulds’ holding you from what you love doing.
When there is enjoyment in what you do, you can give more to it, way beyond your usual capacity. It lights you up when you think or talk about it, and you need less in your life as you are fulfilled through doing it. When you don’t do it, you might feel ungrounded or low in energy.
If you haven’t connected with your purpose, look at your quirks and what they are telling you. You may struggle with some things because your mind works differently in these areas. Things you may have considered shortcomings might be the qualities that enable your gifts.
Divinatory Meaning: What makes you unique? Any quirks that you feel are short comings could be the key to your superpowers. Look for the positive sides of your oddities and traits. How would you like to spend more time? Are there things you would like to try or feel a pull to explore? Now is the time to follow these whispers – you never know how transformational they may be.