Sunday Shaman’s Oracle!
That’s right – I’m actually posting on a Sunday again! You will have noticed I am posting more often than usual as I am being called by my muse to write blog content so there will be blog posts popping up here and there…I am not giving myself a schedule – not until I can make sure I can keep to it!
So…I have been missing my oracle cards dearly…and I haven’t pulled one since my last oracle pull on here! I have been busy/ill/family stuff etc but in the end it’s up to me to make time to do this and to listen to the wisdom they provide me. So I’m at least going to try to do a pull monthly – that way I have some advice/wisdom for that month and hopefully they will resonate with you too and I hope you enjoy reading them and my ramblings LOL! So without further ado…do people still say ado(?)…I will get on with my pull!
“I am the Shaman of Purification. I bring cleansing and balm to the troubled spirit and the troubled heart. I journey through the mazes of life to discover those elements which, for whatever reason, may put blemishes upon your peace of mind. These I will help you to eliminate so that the path before you may be travelled peacefully and productively. Whenever you are hampered by regrets or grief, I can help you come to terms with these and be free of them.”
The Shaman of Purification
Many of us today find it difficult to understand the importance of purification, yet for our ancestors it was an essential part of life. Purification means getting rid of stale ways of thinking that can hold us back. Entering any new phase of development, in our inner or outer lives, requires us to re-assess what has gone before and, where necessary, purge ourselves of attitudes that are no longer appropriate. The Shaman of Purification is with us whenever we embark on something new, helping us to prepare for what lies ahead by cleansing the soul and imbuing us with fresh purpose.
Keyword Interpretations: Cleansing the spirit; Entering a new space; Transcending shadow states; Finding new direction; Exorcising old fears; Change and determination; Reassessment
My Thoughts on this card for me at this time:
Well my first thought was, dam…an hour ago I was writing a future blog post on the topic of psychic hygiene and why it is so important LOL! Honestly the reason I am writing that post is mostly because it can be so easy to forget to purify your space, charkas and aura (etc). So…I guess this means I am definitely on the right track with my writing and it probably also means that oracle is telling me to get the hell on with putting my words into practise!
I have definitely been going through a purge of late in my house – we have been clearing out and either donating or recycling things we don’t need. This is been done out of necessity and the fact that me and my mum are physically not well and we need to size down and clear out the old and no longer used! I think I have spoken before about my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and how it shook me up – well this is why I am clearing out things I can no longer use or do. It’s sad as I had a ton of exercise stuff and although I do still keep active I can’t do the intensive work out programs at all. There is no point keeping stuff around you can no longer so – like kickboxing cardio exercise DVDs just so you can sit there looking at them and thinking back to how you use to be able to do these things.
Regret is not really a helpful emotion (unless it is stopping you making the same mistake again) and usually makes me feel tearful and useless. Believe me I have regrets; I am 31yrs old so I am bound to have a few! I will be honest my biggest regrets make me feel guilty – when they is something I should have done differently…ahh my head likes to play out the “What if” scenario and it is NOT helpful at all. I have tried to let my regrets go but honestly I think we all have things that we can’t let go of – BUT we can let them be. Acknowledge that they are there and allow them to be without focusing on them.
The other part of the card that is tugging at me and wanting attention is the part about Grief. Grief can hold you back but it can also push you forwards. September is a bad month for me due to having quite a few death anniversaries in it but this year I have lost 2 friends also. These were friends I had met online via an online witchcraft school. Both were unexpected and both were very, very sad.
Death is always sad…it is the end of something or someone. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can prepare you for the emotions it will bring up – it doesn’t matter if you have been through it a zillion times there is always something new that rears its head and it doesn’t have to be about the person you lost. Sometimes death makes you think about those closest to you or yourself or your life in general. It gives you a wake-up call of sorts – like siren that blares at you to live and be whilst you can! It almost feels like your soul claws at you to remind you of what its purpose is on this earth and what you should be doing besides the daily living of being human!
What I am trying to get at, in my own rambling way, is that in death there is a type of purification. We stop – we just stop – the grief it freezes us but in the moments when the tears stop it also wakes us up and it can be terrifying because it makes us think of our own mortality and what we will be leaving behind. It forces us to renew ourselves, say goodbye to parts that we have out grown and it forces us, no matter how old we are, to grow older and wiser. In those moments we purge our past. Things that felt so important yesterday now feel…small. We take extra care with our loved ones as we know how fragile life is. It teaches us get on, leave the small regrets behind us and to go for what you really want in life. The scary things no longer seem so scary when compared with death, and so you find a renewed purpose and put yourself out there – whether through words, art etc. This in itself is a type of purification – you are letting go of the fear that was holding you back…and allowing yourself to live.
Well that got deeper that I imagined it would…I need to go chill now but I hope this post was helpful and I will see you again soon!
*As always the image and card description is taken from “The Shamans Oracle”