Last week, I used 3 different oracle decks to speak to the message of growth. I am using the same oracle cards this week, but reading the oracle as the Tree of Life Spread. This offers a deeper message to guide us toward path and purpose.
The decks are : Crystal Ally Cards; Life Purpose Cards ; Angel Blessings Cards.
Female Power * Will * Inner Bridges
Family * BodyWork * Travel
Forgiveness * Vision * Music
The Center Card: BodyWork.
The focus of this card on our journey is us, as physical beings. This journey requires us to be in good physical shape to endure the challenges of the journey. You may notice that many lightworkers or healers have joined the “eating healthy” bandwagon. This is because the spiritual journey to becoming the butterfly requires us to be “less dense” in the material we carry. What does that mean?
It’s time to let the baggage go! We are a multi-layered entity. Not only do we carry excess material pounds and toxic chemicals within our organs, but our spiritual bodies carry unexamined emotions, trauma, other people’s emotions and thoughts, etc within the auric layers and within the chakras.
To become the butterfly, we must lighten our load and carry only what belongs to us. When this occurs, new energies are able to enter and we begin to “ascend” or take on more of the qualities of our spiritual body. We become “lighter” and our vibration more clear.
This process is akin to finding the diamond in a piece of carbon-based stone. Jewelers must release the stone from the surrounding layers of black rock. It is a labor-intensive process, which is one reason that diamonds are so highly valued. We are that diamond, hidden beneath layers of negativity that cloud our true light. Only upon the process of refinement and purification do we truly see our true worth.
On my path toward becoming the butterfly, I took this cleansing and releasing phase so seriously, that I quit my job, sold my house, and moved away from friends and family in order to start my spiritual journey. Now, I didn’t do this on my FIRST time being led. No, the ego won the first round. But being 10 years older from the first calling, led me to accept the path and move forward.
As Above: The Power of the Will
The journey of the caterpillar requires us to understand and make use of our WILL power in order to move forward on our journey. The WILL is powered by the mind and divine spiritual energies which enter through the head.
The WILL asks the question: What are we WILLing to do, or think or embrace in order to be the best that we can be?
Now there are two levels of WILL. One is ruled by the ego, and focuses solely on the physical journey and being safe. The ego’s WILL wants to provide a secure path where it believes it can control its destiny and feel powerful. The ego works with the mind, or mental state to make that happen.
The second level of WILL is ruled by the divine source within us and focuses on moving toward the soul’s evolution of greater love. This divine source works with the energy coming through the crown chakra to connect us to our spiritual path and purpose.
CONNECTIONS: The primary goal of the caterpillar is to connect the WILL of the ego, with the WILL of divine source, and move towards the soul’s evolution. To do so requires the ego to take second place in it’s quest for dominance and control, and surrender to the Higher Mind of divine source. Not an easy task unless the ego is convinced that this connection is for it’s own betterment, and adds it’s power to make it happen.
So Below: The Power of Vision
The caterpillar must also have a VISION in order to find the right path toward transformation. In the life cycle of the caterpillar, this often doesn’t happen until is had fed on enough nutrition that it can sustain it’s time in hibernation.
For us, this means that we must choose to feed upon knowledge that brings us enlightenment. Like a child who requires healthy food and water in order to maintain a proper balance and grow to its full nature, so our minds and VISION of who we are to become must be fed.
This VISION must be true to us and create a resonance within us that pulls us forward to learn more. This is a process of learning – not just from books but from life experiences. Our lives are created to help us “feed” ourselves and know what IS part of the VISION and what IS NOT.
One example of feeding our minds is when I read a book, “Living forever in paradise on earth.” It is a publication from the Jehovah Witnesses that I borrowed from a friend. What struck me, and led me forward, was not the words, but the mention of Archangel Michael in the first paragraphs. That connection to him was so strong, that I began to weep! I had never read or studied about angels before and yet I KNEW this energy meant something to me. Some how, I knew this powerful angel.
Eventually, I realized that my VISION for who I was to become, involved ministry work of some kind. Several years later I did become a Witness for God under the Jehovah Witness organization. That was the start of one stage of my spiritual journey.
The Left Pillar (Left Leg) : Female Power * Family * Forgiveness
Message: “Compassion is the anti-toxin of the soul. Where there is compassion, even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.” Eric Hoffer
One of the keys to supporting yourself on your journey is to be settled with the past. Everything happens for a reason. This journey requires us to question our past assumptions of what really happened to us, starting in childhood, and then use the power of compassion to see the events in a new light.
The key to do this is to activate the FEMALE POWER center of the second or sacral chakra, and it’s power to create. We can create a new understanding of our past, and re-write the story through the eyes of compassion for all involved. No one was born to be a killer, deceiver, abuser, liar etc. Understanding that life circumstances can shape one’s life in a way that negativity becomes the preferred road map, is crucial.
Our pasts have shaped how we view life. Our FAMILY and its traditions and beliefs shaped how we moved forward, or not, with our lives. But we don’t have to stay in that mold if it doesn’t serve us! Using the power of FORGIVENESS allows us to see that everyone involved had a reason for doing what they did, and we can release the bonds that give them power over. By re-writing the story (without blame) and by seeing that what occurred, shaped us to know WHAT LOVE IS NOT, assisted us to not repeat that in the future.
Making the spiritual journey of the caterpillar involves reflection, both before and while inside the chrysalis. It is a critical component of our journey that we not be hobbled by the past.
My journey involved separating from my family, and embracing my spirituality. I have not only received my master’s degree, but I am entering the university to receive my doctorate in spiritual studies. I have accepted the things that happened in my past childhood, and recent past, and have created a new life for myself, which has brought me great joy!
The Right Pillar: (The Right Leg) – Inner Bridges * Travel * Music
Message: “Be determined to live a happy life. Don’t sell yourself short. Everyone has a message to share. Life your truth and get back in control. Connect your inner bridges of mind and intuition and begin to follow your bliss.” Kimberly Anne Christensen.
The right pillar activates our future and what we are aiming for in our journey. MUSIC reminds us that we are working to align ourselves in peace and harmony with our path and purpose. This move towards wholeness of mind, body and spirit is critical in becoming the butterfly.
In fact, this is the path toward the chrysalis, where we connect our physical and spiritual bodies with INNER BRIDGES, and TRAVEL towards our dreams and desires. This process is often spiritually heavy and is an in-depth process utilizing healing modalities of meditations, reflection, journaling, energy healing, etc. Quiet time and becoming still are truly needed at this time.
We may also discover that physical TRAVEL occurs where we move closer to a location that feels better for us, or we look for a spiritual teacher or guide who operates a retreat far away from the demands of the world.
Either way, know that the future pillar holds amazing gifts of spiritual knowledge and advancement. I certainly traveled to be closer to my spiritual mentor and had many months at a time of quiet introspection. I often tell people that it felt like being in a convent. I had many months alone where I was forced to look inside and really bring the reality or delusions of life into focus. It worked!
Knowing yourself inside and out is really the key to the path of the caterpillar. It requires transformation of the WILL, creation of a VISION, BODYWORK to align the physical temple with the higher vibrations of our spiritual bodies, a release of the past through FORGIVENESS, and a connection of the INNER BRIDGES of the mind, body, spirit toward wholeness.
May your week be anchored in love and acceptance of the blessings of an abundant universe. <3 Kimberly Anne <3 Life Path International