This week's oracle card comes from Doreen Virtue's Archangel Oracle Deck: PEACE.
Archangel Chamuel says: “Peace comes from remembering that only love is real.”
📷One day earlier this year, my five year old son came up to me and said, “Mom! This is important. Love is REAL.” He said it emphatically as if it was something critical I mustn’t forget. His timing was profound. I’d spent much of my early life treating love like a commodity that should be dealt out only to worthy people, loved ones who’d earned their right to stand in my inner circle. Although I’d realized years ago that this was a fallacy--that in fact there is enough love within us to share with the whole world, and that love is a healing balm we all need, and that we needn’t be so scared of saying those three words--I believe it may be a lifetime process of shedding old conditioning to learn deeper ways of being in a state of love, and of honoring it wherever we see it.
Sometimes we don’t know what is Love or what is Passion. Sometimes we get confused about whether we are being loving when we have to hold our boundaries and say no to things that, in our hearts we might want, but for our well being would not be good. Sometimes love comes knocking on our doors but we are so afraid, we give it a good set-down and tell ourselves we're just infatuated, or we tell ourselves a million reasons why we--or others--are not worthy of our loving attention.
Archangel Chamuel is here to remind us that these are all acts that stem from deep fear. We are afraid we will lose our dignity, our pride, our health, our chance, our luck, our autonomy, etc. Chamuel reminds us that love is a connective force, and that if we surrender our fear, then love is what is left, and in that deep well of love, we’ll find peace.
Some say that when Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden, Chamuel was one of the Archangels that was there to help them out. As they awakened to self-awareness, all sorts of fears were born. They found themselves at the beginning of a great adventure in trying to reconnect with the loving state of Oneness that they’d forgotten. Of trying, in essence, to remember that All is Love, and thus shame and fear and just illusions. Chamuel helps us to connect in with that same state of inner remembrance, helping us to reconnect parts of ourselves within, where needed, and to have faith in the opportunities for Love that present themselves within our lives.
We all have situations in which we are uncertain about what’s real and what isn’t. This may be a new opportunity that fills us with excitement, but is just enough outside of our comfort zone to also incite a little bit of fear. This week you may encounter a situation that seems too good to be true, or a challenge that puts you on edge so that your regular peace of mind is not intact. If you find yourself quietly frustrated, disempowered, or simply confused about the reality of things, call upon the loving, grounding energy of Chamuel.
Chamuel says (via Doreen Virtue), “Look past the surface of this situation and see the underlying truth: that everyone involved is a child of God filled with love. By focusing upon this truth, you elicit loving behavior and solutions. Even though appearances may seem otherwise, trust that a higher wisdom is in charge. Love is the only power that exists, and its light shines away any seeming darkness. Hold the intention to look for examples of this light within yourself and others, and you’ll have more light in your mind, heart, thoughts, and life. This knowledge is the foundation of peace.”
Believe in the power of love to heal yourself and others.