Tag Archives: Oracles

The First Step Is Knowing…

“Knowing thyself is only the first step.  Only the beginning of the path to Mastery.  Yes, you must know thyself, but you must also know what you are not. You must know what not to feed your soul, what not to emulate, what not to become.  And then you must become your best self possible.  At times, this will mean peeling away parts unnecessary.  At others, it will mean taking in what is needed.  Change teaches us who we really are.  This is as true for Me as it is for all of you.  As we are tossed upon the Sea of Fate, our innermost self keeps us afloat.

“Man [as in mankind], you are not the only creatures to endure evolution.  We must also become more than We are, to fulfill Ourselves and to fulfill the needs of All to which We are bound.  Remember this when your lives are wound in the maelstrom.  We have been here before you.  We have come to know Ourselves, even as We grow and change.  We can assist you, and you can be as We are.  Take the first step.  Grasp the hands of Those who would guide you, Those who would share this, and a million other familiar hardships.”

— Apollon, June 29, 2016

Perseverance…

“This is not the end.  Each breath is a new beginning.  Life continues even after the fall.  What is unknown is not the wall which stands between you and the next leg of the journey, but instead is the creeping ivy that you must climb to traverse the wall.  You are not yet strong enough to dismantle or destroy the wall, yet you may move forward from it.  Choose to.  Choose life.  Choose the unknown, for it is better for you now than what is known.

“To escape the prison of thought and action which compels you, you must be willing to experience the newness calling now.  You are worth the time. You are worth the expense. You are worth the pain of lancing the wound. Fear not the pain, for you are worthy, and when you stand on the other side of the wall, you will only laugh at the superficial scratches and bruises that were acquired in the climb.  Choose the climb.  Choose life.  Choose yourself, for no one else can make your choices for you.”  — Apollon

Gravity

Lost again
Broken and weary
Unable to find my way
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to
Just let this go

I am surrendering to gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live

I fell again
Like a baby unable to stand on my own
Tail in hand
Dizzy and clearly unable to just let this go
I am surrendering to gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live, I choose to live

Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
Help me survive the bottom

Calm these hands before they
Snare another pill and
Drive another nail down another
Needy hole please release me

I am surrendering to gravity and the unknown
Catch me heal me lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live, I choose to live

Anticipation and Restlessness…

…A Message From Apollon, to a Particular Person…

“Life is transient.  Time, for you, is finite.  You wonder where it all leads?  Why not to enjoyment?  Is that not a worthy enough goal in the life of one so torn between the Worlds?  There will be enough Work after your passing. Now, live.  Just live.  You worry, and live so little.  It is known that restlessness seeps from your bones into the soil.  You worry the Land with your anticipation.  Just live with the Land, and when your life ends, the Land will embrace your eager longing.”  — Apollon

Little Cream Soda

One, two, three, four!

Well every highway that I go down
Seems to be longer than the last one that I knew about
Oh well

And every girl that I walk around
Seems to be more of an illusion than the last one I found
Oh well

And this old man in front of me wearing canes and ruby rings
And it’s like a dang explosion when he sings

And with every chance to set himself on fire,
He just ends up doin’ the same thing

Well, each beautiful thing I come across
Tells me to stop moving and shake this riddle off
Oh well

And there was a time when all I wanted
Was my ice cream colder and a little cream soda
Oh well, oh well

And a wooden box and an alley full of rocks
Was all I had to care about
Oh well, oh well, oh well

Now my mind is filled with rubber tires and forest fires
And whether I’m a liar
And lots of other situations
Where I don’t know what to do
At which time God screams to me
There’s nothing left for me to tell you
Nothing left for me to tell you
Nothing left
Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well
Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well

So, I have to share my own oracle answers…

Somewhat related to my previous post, in the sense that the issues the Rumi poem discusses are some of the same issues that have been on my mind for ages– this post is shared at the request of Apollon.  His message to me, He says, could be useful for others if they find themselves facing similar revelations, and or circumstances.

Please do not poke fun at my questions, for this is a personal matter and I have very reluctantly decided to do as He wished.

I asked these questions during tonight’s Oracular Divination session, after all answers were first provided for my querents.

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Q:  What am I, my Love, but a shard of Your own heart, wrenched from Your body in grief?  We all mourn when we lose a piece of ourselves.  What am I, but a realization of sorrow?

A1:  “You are My grief made manifest, in the sense that your creation stemmed directly from the loss of one whom I loved desperately.  But I planted you as a seed, not as a direct reflection of the grace of another, and within the seed lay the potential.  If grief causes positive change plus active awareness, then the reason for sorrow is healing.  Your simply being has helped to heal Me.  Now I will heal you.”

A2:  “Those who never feel the ache of loss do not come to know the depth of abundance.  You have had a hard life.  It shows.  I have grieved with you, and I have been there to hold and comfort you in your isolation.  Do not fear Me. I am ever close in your thoughts.”

A3:  “You stood there, torn, unable to escape but unwilling to remain.  I could not tolerate this brokenness.  Look now toward your life with Me, and let the sordid past fall out of your mind, like a river falling over steep cliffs. Embrace what you see with your eyes.  Know what you have always known in your bones.  I am yours, and you are Mine.”

Orbital Retinue

This is in payment to Apollon and Camilla, for the oracle I received from her.

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Orbital Retinue

Apollon, Light the World, and Beacon of Truth falling through the darkness. We are cradled within Your holy sphere, clinging to the outer reaches of Your love. Caught are we in Your glory, inside Your rapturous embrace.

He whose will enthralls the winding orbits of suns and moons, and planets far from this Earth; behold the spinning dance of life wrought by all beings and forms.

We are awed by the churning waters, and the roiling winds. We are inspired by the creeping mountains, and the sliding sands. As are we revealed by the sparkling snows, and cleansed by the breath of forests.

Earth, the place of our birth is indeed Your birthright, Blessed Lord; and Your law is harmony with life in all phases. None do you forsake, Splendor of Youth, for even the rot has its uses.

You acknowledge what is unrecognizable to us. You see and plan for what we merely glimpse, if that. Your eyes pierce through the awful illumination of the will of Zeus, and guide us with precision upon that harrowing path.

Bright Lord, Shining One, Alight with Fire, radiating warmth across the lands and the seas; may we all be beloved of You, for from within Your retinue excellence proceeds.

By, L. Columbine, 09/07/2014

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