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Oftentimes, people who have a hard past struggle to believe they are better than they were, which makes it easier to cycle back into the wounds and trauma. Part of the human condition allows us to become better people or to stop being victims. Let yourself heal and believe in that healing power. Blessings!

WOUNDED HEALER 

MEANING: Healing energy, vitality, and life-force energy are flowing through you and to you. You are a healer, and you provide healing for others, even if you’re not conscious of it. Whatever needs healing in your life is being resolved. Your so-called faults are becoming your virtues. No matter what happened in your past, the past does not need to equal the future. It’s true: the cracks can be where the light enters the soul. 

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: The wounded healer is a tradition in native cultures that asserts that some of the greatest healers are those who have gone through hardship and survived, or who have been wounded and healed. It’s believed that these individuals can provide great solace and can instigate profound healing for others. You may have been wounded in your life, or you may have gone through challenging times, but the roots go deepest where the wind blows strongest. You are a healer in the most profound sense of the word. Healing energy is surging through you. Whatever in your life needs healing is being addressed on the inner realms. Your strength lies in the difficulties that you’ve overcome.

THE JOURNEY: List each of your wounds or challenges from the past. Then next to each one, write down what came out of the situation that was of benefit. Additionally, repeat again and again, “I am a healer – I am healed. So be it.”

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick 

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What a lovely card for our day! It’s a kind and supportive card, so take some time today to nurture yourself or to acknowledge that you are heading in the right direction.

Spirit of Water

Meaning: Trust your intuition. Know that you’re on the right path. Take time to nurture yourself. Allow your inner child free rein. Believe in your dreams. Don’t stifle your emotions; trust the messages they’re giving you. Purify and cleanse yourself and your home. Healing is on its way. Emotional healing energy is expanding within you.

Native Spirit Wisdom: The Spirit of Water invites an emotional richness to your life. Communicate from your heart. Embrace your childlike wonder. This card also represents purification, cleansing, and healing. It reminds you to clean your personal space and embrace your emotions – all of them, even the ones that you don’t usually like. Additionally, trust your hunches. Push off from the shore of safety, and enter the flow of life. All is well.

The Journey: Be aware of water in your life: humidity, mists, clouds, rain, water in food (fruit, vegetables, and so forth), the ocean, the rivers, the bath, and the shower. Drink extra water; energize it by placing your hand over each glass and sending love into the water. Cleanse and purify yourself and your living space using water. Imagine how it would feel to be a still pool, a mountain stream, a mist, the great sea, or a summer shower. Notice any emotions or feelings that emerge as you do this. Watch your dreams. 

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn and art by Charles McStravick

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After yesterday’s card indicating rest, today’s continues in that theme with the Sacred Mountain card. Focus your energy and your mind but wait to jump – at least until tomorrow.

These progression of cards is interesting to me as I’m working on a post about remembering/relearning to shield (and ground and center) after being isolated for so long. It seems to fit thematically.

Blessings!

Sacred Mountain

Meaning: Be still and take time to move into the silent place within yourself. Locate your internal source of power. Meditate and wait. Do not move forward until it feels right. Surrender to stillness. Do not take action. If you observe, rather than react, you claim your power.

Native Spirit Wisdom: From the vantage point of the sacred mountain, your power grows. In the silence you find your secret witness. It is the dwelling place of your soul. In peace, seek and discover your truth. Move past the bustle and clutter of life into sweet quietude. If you are in pain, don’t lash out; go into it until you find the source of that and healed. Resist the temptation to indulge in feelings of stress, urgency, and emergency. Your power is born in silence. This piece gives birth to your serenity. Seek solitude to listen to the voice of your higher self and awaken your inner wisdom.

The Journey: Trouble to the peaks of hallowed mountains, and if you can’t do this in person, travel in your meditation. Imagine yourself atop a High peak and you can see the world in all directions. Give thanks and offerings to mountains, whenever you encounter them. The spirit of the mountain will deeply appreciate your gift.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Facing fears and purging old habits that are holding us back is a big step for many of us, but today Fire is here to help us burn away the old to reveal the new.

Have a blessed Tuesday!

SPIRIT OF FIRE

MEANING: Transformation. Take risks. Face your fears. Break out of old patterns and conventions. Just because you’ve always done something in the past doesn’t mean that you need to continue to do it in the future. Try something new. Change your routines and habits. Reach out in new directions. The Thunderbird is rising in you; out of the ashes come new growth and new beginnings.

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: In native cultures, fire was thought to be a gift from the creator that carried the power of renewal. Fire can maintain life – and destroy it. It is the warmth of the tribal fire, but it is also the thundering lightning bolt cast down from the sky. It can purify and transform – and it can annihilate. Fire represents your life force, the spark of life with than you, and also the pure white light within you. The Spirit of Fire card invites you to take some risks and to face your fears. We often are reacting to situations because of preconditioned responses based on our self-generating definition of self. Every time you change an old habit – even changing to a different breakfast food – it helps you begin to step out of a limiting definition of self. Purification by fire creates transformation. Take care to keep your energy and balance. Fire that burns too brightly burns out, but a fire that’s left to smolder dies.

THE JOURNEY: When you first wake up in the morning, focus on the emerging sunlight. Imagine that you are breathing in that light. Gaze unblinkingly into a candle flame and focus your awareness on the inner flame within you. By doing this you’re activating the spirit of fire that dwells within you and around you. Imagine yourself to be a single candle flame, a camp fire, a forest fire, electricity, lightning, the Sun, and stars. Affirm this: May the light of the Sun illuminate my heart, that my heart may illuminate the world.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Lynn, art by Charles McStravick.

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So, we are having a busy week in the mornings, which is why I forgot to post a card yesterday. Whoopsie! I won’t be posting one tomorrow either but should be back to normal on Thursday. Today, we have a call to keep loving even when it is difficult.

Have a great day!

PRAYER FEATHER

MEANING: Love is flowing in to you and through you. No matter what an individual is saying or doing, love him or her anyway. Gather your inner forces; silently and secretly love deeply and fully, with every ounce of your being, even if someone isn’t fulfilling your expectations. (It’s easy to love people when they’re acting wonderfully; the true challenge is to love them when they aren’t.)

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: Feathers in native cultures often represent a connection with the Creator. Birds often symbolize messengers between the two-leggeds (humans) and Spirit. This is your time to love and be loved. The love that you send out into the world comes back to you a hundredfold. There are times when the small concerns of everyday life need to drop away and be replaced by the majesty of your being – this it that time. Prayer feathers are decorated feathers that can be used for many purposes. In some traditions, prayers are placed into the feather – you can hold it to your heart or between your hands as you focus on your prayer – and then tied onto a bush so when the wind blows, it carries the prayers to the Creator. Another kind of prayer feather is a decorated feather or a decorated bundle of feathers that are used for smudging (sacred smoke) ceremonies. The smoke it to cleanse the space as well as carry your prayers upward.

THE JOURNEY: For a day, love each person you encounter. Imagine a golden ray of light from the center of your heart radiating at the center of the heart of that individual. Notice how great you feel by the end of the day.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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I’ve been feeling this card lately, so I guess it’s timely for me. Hoping it is for you all too! Blessings and have a good Wednesday.

Flowing River

Meaning: Everything is falling into place because you aren’t resisting the drift of the great river of life. It’s time to let go. You’re entering a period of gracious ease and flow. All is unfolding perfectly and with good timing. When you’re in a state of flow, you aren’t pushing the river to go faster and you aren’t swimming against it. Let go of the shore and enjoy the ride.

Native Spirit Message: Rivers have personalities and carry energy, just as animals and plants do. From the Maoris to the Australian Aborigines and to other native cultures throughout the world, it’s believed that it’s important to listen to the language of the river. If you aren’t feeling the smooth currents of life, it might mean that you’re trying to control situations or that you’re being self-critical or judgmental. The way to move into flow is through gratitude and appreciation, and by allowing others to support and help you.

Heed the Native American saying: “It’s best to ride the horse the direction that it’s going.” This means that when the card Flowing River chooses you, you’re being told to let go and go with the flow. If there is something or someone you need to forgive, this is the time. This is also the time to forgive yourself and just let go.

The Journey: As you shower and the water flows over your body, imagine that everything is flowing in your life. Spend time next to a river or stream and watch the flowering waters; use it as a metaphor to let go and enter the flow.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Sometimes things can multiply and weigh us down. Right now is the time to dump that to the ground and allow yourself some freedom to express joy and life.

FREEDOM HORSE

MEANING: Let your spirit fly! Do not hold back. Break free and express yourself. Flaunt your stuff, dance, laugh, explore, and go beyond predictable behavior. Get out of the rut. You don’t need to fit the mold. Be daring. Fling your arms to the heavens in joy.

Native Spirit Wisdom: The horse allowed the natives of the Americas and Mongolia to travel great distances with ease. The horse also carried their supplies, which additionally granted freedom to those ancient peoples. This card remind youi that you aren’t here to be ordinary, but to setp beyond limitation and self-imposed boundaries. Don’t allow yourself to be trapped by convention or the expectations of others. You have the ability to choose your life on your terms. Replace the phrase “I should” with “I could . . . but I choose not to at this time.” Perhaps you aren’t always free to create the exact circumstances of your life – but you’re certainly able to decide what meaning to give those situations. Select meanings that empower you, for this is the time to break free.

The Journey: The way you use your body can change your state. Put on music and dance with wild abandon. As you do so, this sends a powerful message to your subconscious that you are indeed truly free.

The Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Linn and artist Charles McStravick

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Happy Tuesday! Many of us having been living tight – within sharply drawn lines – in the last year or so out of necessity. Even if you still need to be careful of your health, now is the time to expand your parameters a bit. It’s time to grow in some way or another. Maybe this means a move, going back to school, changing jobs, or restructuring schedules and jobs at home – but something needs to change.

Blessings!

Song of the Wild

Meaning: New horizons await you! You are ready to savor the wonders of the world. Take some risks. Answer the call the wild. Step out of your comfort zone and live passionately. Take steps in the direction of freedom. Expand beyond your limitations and boundaries. Maybe it’s time to take a journey or do something new and exciting.

Native Spirit Wisdom: You are entering a period of expansion and going beyond your self-imposed limitations. Even if you feel hesitant, this is the time to try something new and do things in a different way. You might even visit far-off lands or wild natural places. Adventure often entails risk but without it, life can be come lackluster and stagnant. I was there’s a vast, new, and wondrous vista just around the corner, but you’ll never see it if you don’t venture out.

The Journey: Plan a trip. Take some classes that get you out of your comfort zone. Try new styles. Do the same things that you’ve always done, but in a new and different way. Push beyond your boundaries. Step out of character. Spend time in the wilderness.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn and artists Charles McStravick

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We all have deeper roots than we realize – often we discount so much of our journey and history because it’s not a fantastic journey like those we sometimes read about. Understand your depth and strength – now call on it for healing, creativity, or whatever you need to come forth today.

Blessings!

Ancient Forest

Meaning: Your roots go deep. Incredible, radiant, healing strength is available to you and grows within you. Do not doubt your abilities. You’re so much more than you can possibly imagine. There’s immense, unseen – but very real – support around you. You are loved and cherished. You are grounded, stable, and strong as your spirit reach as high into the heavens.

Native Spirit Wisdom: Throughout the world those in indigenous cultures revere what are called the tree people. The powerful life force of trees can bring healing, strengthening, and grounding energy. The kind of tree might vary from culture to culture, but the reverence and gratitude for its beneficial energies are the same. The ancient forest is alive with nature spirits: additionally, its trees have an individual spirit especially powerful and resilient. The force can survive the harshest conditions because of the mutual support of the spirit of the entire forest. Your greatest strength is silent and deep. It doesn’t need to show force – it just is. Inner power is found through contemplation, reflection, and meditation. Sometimes it comes from times of growth and change; other times it springs from surviving and conquering painful situations.

The Journey: Adopt a tree. It could be one in your yard or one in a nearby park or wilderness area. Talk to the tree. That is bark. Give thanks, and by doing so you create an energy connection that will continue to nurture you, no matter how far away you are from your adopted tree.

Native Spirit Oracle by author Denise Lynn and artist Charles McStravick

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Today’s card suggests it’s time to pause before action and find your center, some stillness. Grow and focus your power before acting.

The Gathering Your Tribe card was also strong today. I wondered if that wasn’t for me specifically, as my local women’s group is planning its first in-person gathering – we will be outdoors, spaced out, and masked when not eating – since February 2020. But I know many people are feeling this, especially as vaccinations make it a little safer to gather again.

Have a great Wednesday!

Sacred Mountain

Meaning: Be still and take time to move into the silent place within yourself. Locate your internal source of power. Meditate and wait. Do not move forward until it feels right. Surrender to stillness. Do not take action. If you observe, rather than react, you claim your power.

Native Spirit Wisdom: From the vantage point of the sacred mountain, your power grows. In the silence you find your secret witness. It is the dwelling place of your soul. In peace, seek and discover your truth. Move past the bustle and clutter of life into sweet quietude. If you are in pain, don’t lash out; go into it until you find the source of that and healed. Resist the temptation to indulge in feelings of stress, urgency, and emergency. Your power is born in silence. This piece gives birth to your serenity. Seek solitude to listen to the voice of your higher self and awaken your inner wisdom.

The Journey: Trouble to the peaks of hallowed mountains, and if you can’t do this in person, travel in your meditation. Imagine yourself atop a High peak and you can see the world in all directions. Give thanks and offerings to mountains, whenever you encounter them. The spirit of the mountain will deeply appreciate your gift.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn, art by Charles McStravick

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