Good Morning! It is the start of another week, and for some, a start after a long holiday weekend. So here we are, looking for our Monday Message of Wisdom to carry us through the week and help us along. For today’s message, I turn to the animal kingdom and pull out my medicine cards, “The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson. It is a wonderful message that comes this morning through the card that came to hand:
Raven: Magic! Open yourself to miracles. Use new eyes. Believe in Magic. Embrace life’s wonders.
Message (paraphrased): “Throughout time, Raven has carried the medicine of Magic. This has been true in many cultures across the planet. It is sacred to honor Raven as the bringer of Magic.
Raven is a powerful medicine that can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form. The void is called The Great Mystery.
If Raven has appeared in the cards, you are about to experience a change in consciousness. A signal brought by the Raven says, “You have earned the right to see and experience more of life’s Magic.” Raven’s color is the color of the void, the black hole in space that holds all the energy of the creative source. Black can mean the seeking of answers, the void, or the road of the spiritual or nonphysical. The blue-black of Raven contains an iridescence that speaks of the Magic of darkness, and a changeability of form, and shape that brings an awakening in the process.
If you have chosen Raven today, Magic is in the air. Do not try to figure it out; you cannot. It is the power of the unknown at work, and something special is about to happen. The deeper mystery, however, is how you will respond to the sparkling synchronicity of this alchemical moment. Will you recognize it and use it to further enhance your growth? Can you accept it as a gift from the Great Spirit? Or will you limit the power of the Great Mystery by explaining it away?
Remember, this Magic moment came from the void of darkness, and the challenge is to bring it to the Light. In doing so, you will have honored the Magician within.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
What a message to start the week with! Magic is in the air! This is an unexpected message this morning, but a welcome one. I think we can all agree that lately, times have been a bit dark and full of struggles. When we experience a time like that, we often forget that there is another side to things, to life. We can forget that there are other forces at work around us, and that, by the universal Law of Polarity, there is the other side, the exact opposite of Darkness, the Light. We forget that miracles, or Magic, CAN happen, and so we close our eyes and hearts to them, and plod along.
The message from Raven tells us this morning that all of that “plodding along” and all the work we have done on ourselves to be our best Self, has accumulated and built into a force that brings the Light of Magic into our lives. It really DOES count, and now we may reap what we have sown. And now comes the Awakening.
Raven’s message speaks of the Void, where darkness contains the answers and creative energy we seek. You see…we are conditioned to believe that the darkness of the void means it is empty. But the truth is, the void is full of energy and power where change can take shape before it is brought into the Light.
A Raven’s feathers, upon first look, appear to be just black. But if we look closer, there is an iridescent shimmer to those black feathers that belies the Light held within the darkness of those feathers. They gleam with shimmers of gloss and colors and brightness. So too, the Void may look all bleak and dark…but within is held the promise of the polarity of Light…and herein lies the Magic. Would we see it for what it truly is…or would we only scan the surface and turn away from what it “looks” like.
Hearken the message of the Raven…and know that Magic is afoot. Notice details, look deeper, look beyond what you think is before you. Know that from the Darkness comes Light, and the force of Change of Form. We have the Magic within us to change anything…for we are Magicians…and have the Power to change the form of our lives.
Know today that, out of the Darkness of the Great Mystery crackles the energy of Magic. Let us take that into our week, knowing that our hard work has come to fruition and brought the gift of Magic to us. Now…what WILL we do with it?