Card: 4 Hot Seat – from The Secret Dakini Oracle cards by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger.
“From the seat of the throne great flames issue forth, indicating the tremendous masculine transforming power inherent here. This power is related to spiritual and secular authority. The seat is that of a Master of the Universe; any person prepared to take such a position should first be sure that adequate work has been achieved and that he or she is prepared for the responsibility. Under the seat depicted the mystic stone of Scone, over which many battles have been fought and many lives lost. Here it is still only a stone, though it has a practical function as a support once the flames have been overcome. “
Message from the Faeries: Uh Oh! You are going to be finding yourself sitting in the hot seat this week! Do you think you can handle it? Is your butt feeling toasty yet? Well, regardless of how you think or feel about it, we know for a fact that you can handle it. As a matter of fact, we are going to tell you the straight up hard truth of it – you are sitting in the hot seat because you deserve it.
Does that sound a little harsh? It’s not intended to be. Do you think that sitting in the hot seat is some sort of punishment?!Well, it’s not. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. You should be honoured to sit on this throne. Do you think just anybody gets to sit there? No, you have to earn the chance to sit on this magnificent chair. You sincerely cannot sit on this throne until you have earned the right, and you are now sitting in it because it is now time for you to be the boss and make some tough decisions.
This week is the culmination of many moments that have brought you to the hot seat. No more dilly-dallying and wasting your time. You have some difficult life choices to make before you move on to your next adventures. You see, it’s time to decide who you want to be, how you want to be, where you want to be, what you want to be and when you want to get there.
It’s the end of the year and now is the time to begin looking ahead and figure out what you need to do to move forward. So now is the time to make some tough decisions. Do you keep your job? Do you need to move? Do you stay in your relationship? Are you where you want to be? Are you the person you see yourself as? There are a lot of difficult questions you need to be asking. Now is also the time to act. If you can’t move quickly, then at least get the your plans into motion. If you don’t make changes on your own, life will find a way to do it for you and it might be a little more challenging if you don’t have a say in the matter.
We love you,
Card: 21 Earth Bound – from The Secret Dakini Oracle by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger.
“The surface of the earth viewed from space lies below. Above the horizon the orb of a new earth is seen as if suspended in the darkness of the night. This symbolizes the beginning inherent in every completed cycle. As we step out of one situation, beyond our roots (suggested by the surface of the earth), the next moment manifests itself in the completeness of the new perspective. By our nature we are destined to return to the earth until the completion of the cycles of incarnation. “
Message from the Faeries: We’ve noticed in your recent history that you’ve been celebrating something called “Earth Day”. We find this amusing to say the least. For one, every day should be Earth Day and it should be celebrated with much love and reverence. Secondly, having one day a year to contemplate the very thing that keeps you alive seems a bit on the neglectful side of the spectrum. We realize, though, that you’ve only begun observing Earth Day because Earth seems more fragile than ever to you.
Here is the thing: it is your life that is far more fragile than Earth. Earth is strong and powerful and will still be here when you are gone. Earth is not immortal, but your life will seem quite meaningless when all is said done in comparison. You need planet Earth. Your very life depends on her. But yet, Earth does not need you. She loves you and wants to support you, but her life does not depend on you.
Some of you spend a decent amount of time thinking about the future and thinking about space, or thinking about how to improve Earth. It’s best practice to think about the here and now, because this is where you are. Think about what you are doing now. How are you going to make your home, Earth, priority number one? When was the last time you paid your respects to Earth? What have you done for her lately? She is a living being and she, more than anyone else in your life, deserves all the love.
We sincerely don’t understand how you don’t bow down in reverence to her each and every day. Perhaps it’s because you are connected to the cosmos and you know that your consciousness expands beyond space and time and goes beyond the universe. While this is true, you are also paradoxically bound to Earth karmically. As long as you are here, you are here…until you aren’t anymore. So be here, now.
We love you,
Card: 7 Cremation Ground/Meditation – from The Secret Dakini Oracle by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger.
“Develop the faculty of visualization and meditate on the transient nature of all things connected with this world. In doing so, you will gain power from this concept and it will become a ground of reference for all action.”
Message from The Faeries: What a frightening sight it must be, to see skeletons scattered on the ground. The bones of the dead. That is all that is left of what was once these people. One day, that will be all that is left of you. You will be only bones one day. Inside you are the bones. How fragile are you?
It is not morbid or unhealthy to contemplate your death, or rather the impermanence of your life. When you frame anything in the context of this fleeting moment of your life, you can gain so much from this meditation.
Take a few moments this week to think about how short your life is, in the grand scheme of things. What has been bothering you these days? What has been weighing on your mind? What has been burdening you? Ask your self if any of it really matters. If you died tomorrow, would that thing that’s been bothering you haunt you to the grave and into the after-life?
If the answer is yes, then we hate to break it to you, but you really need to do something about that thing that’s burdening you. If you are having trouble on your own, ask for help. Either from a professional or from someone you can trust. No soul should carry such a burden to the grave.
If the answer is no, you need to find a way to lay your unwanted burdens to rest and move on with your life. Don’t waste any more time on things – and people – that don’t really matter to you. It’s time to let go. It’s time to move on. It’s time to live your life as though each day were the last.
It’s time to live that sweet life.
La dolce vita.
Love, The Faeries.
Card: 49 Cutting Through – from The Secret Dakini Oracle by Nik Douglas and Penny Slinger.
“From the waters at the base of this card there emerges a single hand which holds aloft and rope noose (with one male and one female terminal) which is symbolically used in Tantric rites for binding enemies. From out of the clear sky of pure conciousness, within which clouds of thought-forms evolve, two hands appear bearing choppers. These represent the two-fold nature of Discriminating Wisdom (the Wisdom and Means), cutting through the bonds of the cycles of death and rebirth. This whole picture thus represents the way in which the unconscious mind should be searched for the pure motivation within.”
Message from the Faeries: Just as we did last week, we are asking you once you again to be clear and concise, and to use logic and discernment right now. All of the life decisions, or any goals that are you working towards right now, must be tackled with a sharp, well-balanced mind.
The noose in this card represents the balance between the male and female energies within, and the two hands holding the choppers represent both the left and the right hemispheres of the brain.
Don’t let your mind get clouded over this week. If necessary, you may want to consider spending time each morning in meditation. You may want to be careful of the foods you eat this week. Avoid foods that make you feel tired and sluggish. You might want to spend some extra time getting exercise. Do whatever it takes to help clear your mind.
The actions you take right now, and especially the thoughts you have, are going to have a very large impact on the next few months to come, so this is why you must act with precision. An example would be: if you are working towards creating more meaningful relationships in your life, don’t waste time and energy on relationships that are stagnate and tiresome. Only spend your thoughts towards the creation of a healthy relationship. Think and breathe what you want. Use those choppers to clear away the thoughts about all the things you don’t want.
Dont think too hard! Relax and takes deep breaths.
We love you!