“Com- manding power is not the same as demanding it. Demanding comes from a childlike place akin to a tantrum, based upon the fear that it might be withheld. Com- manding is based upon the sure and steady knowledge that you are part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. You’re a lightning rod that can conduct the power. Simply connect to the power through unyield- ing clarity of your thought processes. Don’t waver for a moment in your sure and steady decision to be a conduit of the power that already resides within you. Connect to the even bigger source, and allow it to amplify your natural power, In this way, you’re a steady connector of the Infinite, from the Infinite, and to the Infinite. In other words, it’s all Spirit: around you, through you, and to whomever you’re healing.”
Various Meanings of This Card:
You’re a healer • You’re being healed • This situation and/or your loved one is being healed Honor your healing knowledge and abilities • Learn about healing • Teach the healing arts • Start or continue your healing practice.
About Ixchel (pronounced EE-Shell or ISH- Chell): Ixchel has been revered since ancient times as the Mayan moon goddess, who with her husband the sun god, gave birth to all the other Mayan gods. As the embodiment of the moon, Ixchel is intimately connected to the tides of the water. She’s believed to control rain flow and all aspects of water. In fact, she’s called “Lady Rainbow,” as her essence is infused in the water-droplet prisms that create rainbows. As a mother goddess, Ixchel helps with fertility and childbirth. She’s also a power- ful healer who remembers the origin of human life upon the planet. She can connect you to your foundational roots as a spiritual healer.
As a creative individual, you may feel overwhelmed with sensitive feelings, so you turn to addictions to numb the intensity. This card comes to you as a reminder that those feelings in the raw are the inspiration for your greatest creations. In addi- tion, an addictive habit may be lowering your mood and vibrations by artificially inducing depression or anxiety. You already know in your heart which sub- stances or behaviors are detracting from your health and happiness. It could be consumption of wheat, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, meat, dairy, or sugar. Call upon Heaven’s loving assistance to release unhealthful cravings so that struggle with your detox. You may be Divinely guided to human help to support your decision to approach life with your heart open, your mind clear, and your body detoxified.
You need some time alone to rest, reflect, and rejuvenate. This isn’t selfish on your part-it’s necessary. Jesus modeled the need for retreat as an act of self-care that strengthened his ability To care for others. And so it is for you as well. Even if you believe you don’t have the time or a ar money to get away, this card the intention, everything else will follow. says that if you set Think of your retreat as an investment that will pay glorious yields of renewed energy, enthusiasm, and inspiration. The retreat will surely pay for itself when you think of it in this way. It’s not the amount of time you spend apart from others; rather, it’s the quality of that time in which you give yourself complete permission to let go and simply be.
Perhaps being discour- aged is part of the roller coaster of creativity. During those times when you feel rejected, remember that over the years millions of artists like you have felt the same way. the years, like you have felt The same way. the ones whose work remains an inspira- tion are those who listened to the inner voice and ignored any criticism or rejection. Perhaps it’s time for you to watch a movie or read a book or an article about artists who ve kept going in the face of criticism to remind yourself that you’re not alone. You received this card as encouragement to continue upon your path. Keep practicing your art, polishing your craft, and expressing your creativity.
Heaven sent you this card remind you that you-like everyone-deserve happiness, in all of its splendid forms. Perhaps you believe that everyone else deserves happi- ness, but not you. That would explain your receiving this card. Allow God and Archangel Gabriel to help you understand that you are one with the Divine and all other creations of God; therefore, it’s impossible to exclude yourself from the gifts God constantly bestows upon every- one. It is possible, however, for you to block your receiving these gifts if you’re struggling with feel- ings of guilt or unworthiness. The solution is for you to call help you forgive yourself for what you’ve done or not done. Healing occurs when you remember that you are God’s innocent child, in spiritual truth. And just as loving parents want the best for their children, so too does God will the best for you.
Your hard work has paid off, and you are receivin acknowledgment and rewards! This card heralds suc- cess coming your way, and asks you to keep the faith and continue upon your path of action steps. The result will exceed your expectations, and will also be an import- ant stepping-stone leading you to your ultimate dreams.
You’re guided to join or start a writers’ group (or a group focused upon your particular art form) for sup- port and motivation. When you join a group of like-minded people, the energy of creativity is magnified. Groups can also give you the incentive to complete proj- ects and meet deadlines because of promises you’ve made to yourself and the members. Studies show that collaborations lead to en- hanced creativity because of the contributions of brainstorming with others. Look for existing groups in your local news- paper or on a website such as meetup.com, and if none exist in your area, volunteer to start one. There are also online support groups for writ- ers and artists that you can find through your Internet search engine.
You are continuously cre- ative, but this card comes to you as a sign that you’re in a cycle of heightened creativity right now. That means that you’re being showered with artistic ideas around the clock. Some of your greatest insights come during your dreams, while the skeptical mind is asleep. For this reason, it’s essential to keep a notebook by your bed to record whatever you can remem- ber about your dreams. Even a little fragment of a memory is enough to open a new pipeline to your imagination.
This card comes to you as validation that you are on the right path with your new project. Heaven can see that you have some fears, which are triggering procrastination and second thoughts within and move forward one step at a time. Be in the you. Give your fears to God, present moment with your excitement about this project, and do not allow yourself to worry about the future. Archangel Gabriel is also guiding you to avoid compromising or watering down your proj- ect to fit your imaginings about what consumers want. Be fully invested in the power of your own vision, and allow your work to be a reflection of your inner truth.