False Humility

Okay so every now and then I get one of these types of comments on this blog. I’m going to post it here for all of you to read and make of it what you will. But first before you read the comment below, let me say this. I don’t worship the angels or anyone else but God. I have what I consider to be a close relationship with God and Jesus. I grew up going to Sunday School and to church and I am what many would call a “born again” Christian in that I did accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior many years ago. I pray every day and I give thanks for every meal.

My interest in angels came when I started this spiritual path in 2008 and I became aware of Doreen Virtue and her work with the angels. Most of the cards I use for the readings I do are ones created by her. I was aware of the angels before that because of references to them in the Bible. I do ask the angels for help and guidance, but I also ask God to take every reading I do out of my hands and place it firmly in His, and to guide my reading so that it comes from the highest level of love and light, and that the messages I give are ones He would have me give. What anyone else does with the readings I give is beyond my control. I offer these readings as a form of guidance for those who resonate with them and that is all. If someone doesn’t resonate with the readings I do then no one is forcing anyone to read them. Thank you all for your love and support. ~Carolyn~

False Humility

“Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.” (Colossians 2:18-19)

The key characteristics here are “false humility and worship of angels.” Those are two invariable elements of false teaching in this context. In Colossae there was an ancient teaching (later called “gnosticism,” meaning knowledge) which held that there is a hierarchy of angels between all human beings and God which must be placated and acknowledged, and that one’s knowledge, which began in virtual ignorance, increased with such contact until at last one entered into the fullness of understanding of the Oneness of all things.

That ancient heresy appears widely today under the name of the New Age Movement. At the heart of it is this claim to seek the true Oneness of things. We are told that we are all part of the universe of created matter, and that we are united in Oneness with God. The claim is that this is the way to escape from being centered in oneself, and so move into the fullness of knowledge of the universe. That is why Paul refers to it here as a “false humility.” It claims to move you beyond self, but in actual practice, if you examine teachings like this, you discover that they focus on self; that the real goal is to develop all your self powers. That is why it is called the human potential movement—the idea that everything is already there inside of you, and all you need to do is bring it out and develop your possibilities and full potential.

I saw a motto on a wall that said, “The Light you seek is in your own lantern.” That is the idea. You already have it all—now discover it. Numerous groups today offer to help in this: Esalen, Eckankar, est, Transpersonal Psychology, Transactional Analysis, etc. By the way, most of these are California groups, I must sadly admit. All of them are designed to help discover the great potential that is supposedly wrapped up in you. Whitney Houston sings, “To love yourself is the greatest love there is.” That is the heart of the human potential quest.

Along with this comes the idea of the “worship of angels,” as Paul describes it. That opens up the whole world of occult manifestations. Those of you who saw Shirley MacLaine’s minidrama on television got a full dose of a world of strange spirit beings, of astrology, ouija boards, tarot cards and assorted holy men, psychics, swamis, yogis and gurus. All of these purport to offer help in increasing our understanding of who we are and what we can do, so as to fulfill the possibilities of our humanity.

What is the danger of that? The apostle puts it very plainly: it “disqualifies you for the prize.” He has been referring to this “prize” all through this letter. It will eliminate you from the race, removing you from the possibility of experiencing “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” That is the great mystery which God himself has provided us, by which we have immediate and continual access to the fullness of deity in Christ, and by him, strength, help and comfort along our way. Such error will effectively remove all opportunity for the continued experience of love, joy and peace.

If you observe Shirley MacLaine and other advocates of the New Age Movement you will discover there is very little evidence that they derive real satisfaction from their experiences. Fascination, yes; satisfaction, no! They are forever seeking. They are never at rest. They are on a quest for a will-o’-the-wisp, that seems to be further away from them the longer they pursue it. Such pursuit effectively removes one from experiencing the prize that God has in mind for his own: daily fellowship with a loving, living Lord!

Card For Today

Two of Raphael

Our card for today, Friday, May 22nd, is taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards – Two of Raphael – “Two hearts dedicated to creating something wonderful. Kindred spirits. Don’t give up on those you love.”

The Suit of Raphael represents falling in love, getting married, and having children. It also represents our dreams, hopes, and deep desires, as well as the development and expression of psychic abilities and intuition. Archangel Raphael has a history of heralding love and important relationships in people’s lives. (Archangel Power Tarot Cards guidebook)

2 represents: “Everything is fine and will continue to be so. Keep believing, especially since your feelings of hope lead to more positive outcomes. The angels can buoy your faith if you will ask for their help.” (Angel Numbers 101)

This card is telling us that as we embody more of our true selves and as we focus on being the love we are, we draw to us those who are following a similar path, kindred spirits. As we change, our relationships also change, those who no longer resonate with the path we are following will fall away leaving room for new people, new friends and new partners, to come into our lives. This is not something we have to strive for, it will happen naturally and easily. The right people will come into our lives at the right time as we stay true to ourselves and to our own spiritual growth. Of course it doesn’t hurt to focus on what it is we are looking for in a partner, holding to the highest vision of who we would like to have to share our lives. As we do this we do in fact draw to us the love that we desire.

Now if we are already in a relationship or married, just because we are following this new path doesn’t mean that we have to get a divorce or end our relationship with someone who isn’t on the same path. Archangel Raphael is the angel of healing and we can call on him to help us heal our current relationship. Of course our partners will also be affected by the changes we are going through. As we embody the love of our being, we are also bringing more love into our most important relationships.

However sometimes it still happens that the rift between us and our significant others will become so great that the relationships will end of their own accord. We are asked to not try to hold onto that which needs to end or leave our new space. Some relationships just can’t be realigned with who we are becoming and so it is okay to let them go knowing that as we do, we are making room for who would be a better fit for us and who will align with our new path. So don’t despair, just hold the highest vision of love in your heart and be patient while the right person manifests into your life. The one you are meant to be with will find his or her way to you.

Have a great weekend everyone! ~Namaste~

Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸*°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin

Artwork taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards, Two of Raphael.

Card For Today

19 The Sun

Our card for today, Thursday, May 21st, is taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards – 19 The Sun/Archangel Uriel – “Life is wonderful! Thrive through the power of positive thinking. An inspiring success!”

19 represents: “This is a message for you to believe in yourself and your life purpose. The angels want you to know that you are qualified and ready to follow your dreams. Stay positive, and take action without delay.” (Angel Numbers 101)

Archangel Uriel is the archangel known for brilliant ideas that can come in golden flashes of light. He is also associated with emotional healing and understanding. Call upon Archangel Uriel whenever you’re searching for a sunny disposition that brings with it success and exuberance! (Archangel Power Tarot Cards Guidebook)

We are being reminded over and over again that we need to keep our thoughts positive and our focus on what it is we want to create in our lives and not on what we don’t. I signed up for The Hay House World Summit a couple of weeks ago and so I have been watching the movies and listening to the interviews that were part of it. Today I watched a video with Esther Hicks, who channels Abraham of the Law of Attraction, and Dr. Wayne Dyer. It was a very interesting conversation between Dr. Dyer and Abraham on the power of our thoughts. According to Abraham, the best time to start thinking positively is first thing in the morning when we wake up. Before we get out of bed Abraham suggests that we say an affirmation that will start our day on a positive note. And they say, I say they as Abraham is the name for a group consciousness, that as we begin to think a positive thought, then other thoughts will join that one creating a positive momentum that will keep us in a higher vibration.

When we can be in a positive high vibration, everything good in life flows to us with ease. There is no struggle if we are in this space of positive thinking and joy. It is when we come from the space of lack and want that we have to struggle for everything we want in life. Abraham says that many of us believe that the only way to have the things we want is through struggle, because that is what we have been taught, that we have to work hard to get what we want. However this is not the case, we just have to be in alignment with the things we desire and then those things flow to us with ease. The way to be in alignment is to be happy, to live with passion and joy, and then struggle isn’t necessary. So if we can find our happy place, and think the thoughts that will keep us there, life will be as wonderful as it was always meant to be.

Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~

Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸*°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin

Artwork taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards, The Sun.

Card For Today

9 Epiphany

Our card for today, Wednesday, May 20th, is taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards – 9 Epiphany/Archangel Raziel – “Joy through spiritual growth. Be a light to others. Answers that come through meditation.”

9 represents: “Get to work Lightworker – Now! The number 9 means that you’ve completed all of the prerequisites to achieve your life purpose. Stop procrastinating, as it’s time to start taking action steps. Even baby steps are useful.” (Angel Numbers 101)

Archangel Raziel watches over spiritual teachers and students who are looking for insight or to tap into their own inner knowledge. You can call upon him to assist you in understanding complicated metaphysical concepts. If you’re finding it difficult to meditate, ask Archangel Raziel to help quiet your mind, and allow your angels and guides to bring you the spiritual insights you’re seeking.

When we awaken to this spiritual path and to who we really are as spirit, as beings of love and light, our lives begin to change in deep and profound ways. The things that used to matter to us take a back seat to our own spiritual growth. We are often involved in reading a lot of spiritual information from varying sources like books or online articles and so on. We start to watch more spiritual videos and movies. We will find that watching the news or reading the newspaper will no longer resonate with us as it generates so much fear and negativity. The same can be said about TV shows and movies that we used to watch, especially those with a lot of violence, they no longer resonate with who we are becoming. Then we will find that being around certain people gets more difficult, especially if they are negative and into a lot of drama. We may also find that we have become more sensitive to certain foods or medications. What didn’t really seem to affect us much before now becomes an issue.

All of these experiences are part of the process, we begin to look at everything in our lives and decide whether it’s worth holding onto based on how it makes us feel. The point I want to make is that what used to bring us joy will often change as we walk our paths. And even when we have been on the path for a while, we will find that what brought us joy in the beginning has now changed again. And that is part of the process too, finding what resonates with who we are now and then with who we are becoming. So don’t be surprised by this as it happens. We are ever evolving and learning and growing, it’s a never ending process. As Abraham says, “you never get it done”.

Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~

Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸*°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin

Artwork taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards, Epiphany.

Card For Today

Ace of Gabriel

Our card for today, Tuesday, May 19th, is taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards – Ace of Gabriel – “A gift of passion, opportunity, and inspiration! The chance to do something amazing! A sense of wonder.”

Aces are ones in the Tarot and 1 represents: “Stay positive. Everything you are thinking about right now is coming true, so be sure that you’re only thinking about what you desire. Give any fears to God and the angels.” (Angel Numbers 101)

Many of us look at the world around us as a negative place. We listen to the news and hear talk of wars, and uprisings, and upheaval between nations and religions and cultures. We hear of death and destruction caused by severe weather or earthquakes or volcanoes. We hear of people dying in car crashes and house fires and so on. By all accounts the world is a very scary place! And yes these things are true but they are not the whole truth.

There are many positive and beautiful things in this world if we have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. Miracles happen every day, like the birth of a child, the blossoming of a flower, the sunrise and sunset. If we but take the time to look at the world through the eyes of love, we will find many things of great beauty and wonder all around us. We don’t have to go to some exotic location to find beauty in our world, it’s everywhere around us if we only change our perspective. When we expect to see negative then we see negative, but when we expect to see positive then we see the positive in everything. There is a saying, when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.

And so as we go about our day, look for the beauty in the world around us, look for the miracles in our lives, look at the world with the eyes of love, and I guarantee you will feel a sense of wonder and amazement at just how beautiful our world really is.

Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~

Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸*°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin

Artwork taken from the Archangel Power Tarot Cards, Ace of Gabriel.

Card For Today

Joy

Our card for today, Monday, May 18th, is taken from the Daily Guidance from your Angels Oracle Cards – Joy – “Joy is the highest energy of all. It’s the magical sense that everything is possible. Joy springs from appreciating the gifts within each moment. Joy allows you to attract and create your present and future moments at their highest possible levels.”

This card has been showing up a lot in personal readings I have been doing over the past couple of days. Joy is something we all want to experience more of in our lives, but many of us don’t really know how to go about bringing this emotion into our experiences. Joy is a vibration, the highest vibration next to love. One of the easiest ways to experience joy is to do something that makes you happy. What is it that you love to do? What kind of things in your life do you do that get you excited and passionate about living? What places do you like to go that bring you a sense of contentment and peace?

Another way is to be around people who are positive and fun to be with. People who share your interests and who believe in you. Negative people who constantly put you down or who like to create or be part of negative drama only keep us from experiencing joy and bliss. We have to let go of those people who aren’t serving us any longer and we don’t need to feel guilty for doing so. We are meant to be happy. Our happiness is of primary importance on this spiritual journey. If we are trying to make everyone else happy but ourselves, then we are not able to be true to ourselves, or to be our authentic selves. We will always be trying to be who these others expect us to be. That is not living in authenticity.

When we are happy and doing things we love to do, our vibrations are high and our light is very bright. It is our light that is most needed right now as we, the earth and humanity, go through these changes that are happening all around us. It is our light that is showing others the way out of the darkness and fear. When we are unhappy or surrounded by negativity, our lights are hidden and so we need to do everything within our power to make sure our vibrations are high and our lights are bright so that we can be the wayshowers we came here to be. So do what makes you happy and be the light in the darkness for others to follow.

Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~

Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸*°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin

Artwork taken from the Daily Guidance from you Angels Oracle Cards, Joy.

Card For Today

Seven of Air

Our card for today, Friday, May 15th, is taken from the Angel Tarot Cards – Seven of Air – “Plans that need revision. More going on than meets the eye. Poor timing.”

7 represents – “You’re on the right path, and the outcome will exceed your expectations! The number 7 is a sign that Divine magic is supporting you and opening doors of opportunity.” (Angel Numbers 101)

We have heard a few times now that we are in a time of great change. What that means is that our world and the way we view it is changing as we ourselves change. The way our outer reality changes is based on the changes that are happening INSIDE us. It’s not an outside job as they say, it’s an inside job, meaning as we work on ourselves, do our inner work, our outer reality then reflects the changes in us. Here is a quote by Rumi that speaks to just that:
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi
It is in changing ourselves that we are changing the world, one person at a time.

What this also means for us, though, is that any plans that we make should not be carved in stone, because as we change ourselves, and then our outside reality also changes, plans may need to be revised. For example, what was true yesterday when we planned that trip, or to do this or that, is not necessarily true today, or will not be true tomorrow. So we need to be open and able to go with the flow, and not get upset when plans change. As we are always being told, there is much happening behind the scenes as well, and so perhaps things don’t go according to plan, or the plan we made needs to be postponed.

For example, our move to Ontario has been, and keeps being postponed, by work that needs to be done on our house. We get one thing repaired and something else goes wrong. However I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, and so I have to trust that there is a reason why we haven’t been able to get this move underway. The timing is off, or the right people aren’t in the right places yet, or something else I can’t even imagine right now. So be patient, be in the moment, and recognize that we don’t always have all the facts. Remember our spirit guides and angels can see the big picture and can see into the future, and so we need to trust that if our plans have been blocked for now, there is a good reason why. Trust and faith are our best tools in this ever changing world we find ourselves in at the moment. Just be open and go with the flow.

Have a great weekend everyone! ~Namaste~

Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸*°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin

Artwork taken from the Angel Tarot Cards, Seven of Air.