Release & Rise

Release & Rise

Weekly Reading

April 9, 2017

Daughter of the Phoenix & Eight of Swords-Condor

The only thing holding you back is you. It’s time to take a really good look at why you may be having problems moving forward. Rather than look outside yourself for what the cause of delays and difficulties are—look within.  Is it your thought patterns? Behavior patterns? Habits? Perhaps you are looking at the wrong thing and are unable to see the whole picture.The more you hold on to what you have been doing, the less likely you are to rise up and soar.

At first, it may feel as though these restrictions are outside of you, happening to you not because of you, but they are really self-imposed. No, you aren’t self sabotaging— you’re attempting to learn. You’re attracting these experiences to you so you can finally “get it”. Think of these current challenges as way to dig deeper and to grow more as a soul. If you keep pushing the challenges away—not facing them— you learn nothing. If you embrace them and look at them from an outside perspective(see the bigger picture), then you are making huge leaps forward. You’re beginning to understand why and how to make it work for you.  Once you realize this(and learn from it), you can walk away from these current challenging experiences and leave them behind. This soul learning allows you to ascend to the next level—to create more of your “heaven on earth”. The key is not to ignore what isn’t working. It’s to see it head on and release the bonds that are holding you back, so you can rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.

Animal Medicine Note: There are multiple bird references in this reading. Both the Phoenix and the Condor make appearances. How can you make this bird medicine work for you? Well the Phoenix brings the idea of "rising from the ashes". The idea of rebirth and rising. Interestingly, the Condor also speaks of purification, re-birth and new perspective.  They both embrace the idea of flying high and rising above your limitations. Think: Releasing to Rise. Call on or meditate on these beautiful birds for further messages on how you can make their Spirit Animal Medicine work for and support you.

The decks used today are the Kuan Yin Oracle by Alana Fairchild, published by Blue Angel Publishing & The Animals Divine Tarot by Lisa Hunt, published by Llewellyn Worldwide.