I hope you all had a wonderful 3-day weekend. This past weekend was one of reflection, release and renewal for me. My weekend started off like this - I ran an errand for my daddy on Saturday morning. Afterwards, I cherry-picked my way through the Chavez U-Pick Cherry Orchard in Brentwood, California. That day, I felt one with nature while I worked my way through the orchard, picking the sweet black cherries and feeling grateful for the workers who tended the grounds as well as grateful to the earth for giving us the cherries! I also spent much-needed and long overdue quality time with my family as we cooled off and rested from cherry picking. It was a blast as always!
Sunday, I continued to take my time, I fed my soul and body with only the best food and meditation. I continued to splurge on the luxuries of food with one of my dear friends (actually, I see her more as my family) at The Dead Fish in Crockett, California. Can we say crab coma?! I mean we literally ate, drank and was in complete merry-making. Come Monday, I was so happy and grateful that I had the day off! I rested, ate and was merry the entire day.
NOW, I'm ready to present you with this week's reading. This week's 3-card reading was brought to you by Doreen Virtue's Archangel Oracle Cards.
Card 1 represents the "Past." The past is represented by Leadership - Archangel Gabriel: "It is time for you to assume your leadership power and position, and lovingly guide others.
The beautiful archangel in this card "drops the trumpet" (similar to "dropping the mic") and rises above what looks to be the top of the castle tower. Ascension. You have already ascended to your highest calling and you already possess the power - you need not question yourself any longer.
Message from Archangel Gabriel: "Dear one, celebrate yourself for your accomplishments, keep going - you are doing splendid. Still, deep down somewhere your ego feels helpless because you have already heeded the call of your soul. You know how powerful you are and you already know how to gain the power, maintain and keep it. Such God-like power that lives within you will always be and can never be taken away. Your nature now is to help others gain their power and keep it. March on and carry on."
Card 2 represents the "Present." The present is represented by Breathe - Archangel Raphael: "Take several deep breaths, and exhale slowly to awaken your energy and to release old patterns."
The archangel in this card is relaxed, peaceful and glowing. This card serves as a reminder that although you have your second wind and renewed sense of calling, you must continue to care for yourself or you will run yourself into the ground, drained.
Message from Archangel Raphael: "Relax, your glow is dimmed a little because you have been working so hard at home and at work. When was the last time you had time to care for yourself without thinking about it? It has been a while. The opportunity to care for yourself is now and indulgence that is overdue yet well-deserved is coming up - please seize this opportunity without delay! God loves you, I love you and care for you, but you must care for yourself to be at your best for yourself and others. You are doing fantastic, but you will only stay fantastic when you are balanced and that can only happen through self-unconditional love and care."
Card 3 represents the "Future." The future is represented by All is Well - Archangel Jeremiel: "Everything is happening exactly as it is supposed to, with hidden blessings you will soon understand."
The golden archangel in this card is abundant and this abundance is also a blessing to yourself and others. You have found your balance and all is well in your kingdom as long as you continue to keep that home-work life balance. It can happen and it is not impossible.
Message from Archangel Jeremiel: "I am here to help you reflect and review your life and help you to continue to learn about yourself and your purpose in this world. You are here to help and learn about yourself through the people you meet and places you visit. Please pay close attention to your feelings and always trust your instincts - for your instincts will never fail you, that is your greatest God-given power. Continue to love, care and nourish yourself through healthy foods and meditation. You know you are loved and it shows - your light shines brighter than ever. Thank you and you are loved very much.
Till next time, I bid you all love, light and compassion.