Monday, May 2, 2016

What is an Oracle?

I have just returned home from an exciting day spent doing Journey Oracle readings at Banyen Books in Vancouver, BC, my  favorite independent metaphysical book store.  Over and over I heard myself saying, "This Oracle is not like anything you have ever experienced before."  I told those who came for oracle readings that "I am not a mystic, or a medium--I am the secretary.  Your unconscious wisdom is the Oracle and these cards will help you speak to her or him in a way that is clear."
And several participants then said, "So what is an Oracle?"

What is an Oracle?
An Oracle translates a problem or question into a language of image and symbol like that of dreams.  It changes how you experience a situation by revealing the inner forces that are shaping it.  An Oracle dialogues with your imagination—the creative root of life we call the unconscious.

When is best to consult an Oracle?
Read the cards when you feel there is something behind the ordinary flow of events in a situation. An Oracle unveils the forces that are moving beneath your daily experiences.  An Oracle dissolves the surface view of the situation by using images and analogies that reveal the forces beneath. An Oracle brings imaginative meaning into play, as this is the way your inner being speaks, thinks and acts.

How does the Journey Oracle work?
The reading is based on chance.  Four cards are drawn randomly, representing sequentially the situation, your experience in the situation, the change that is calling you, and the resolution sought by your unconscious. By singling out images, aspects of nature and dream-like pronouncements, chance empowers forces to speak that are beyond your conscious control. This dense weave of meaning provides insight into the hidden forces behind the situation.  When your unconscious recognizes the patterns these forces make, your conscious mind can release and resolve them. 

Take a journey into your unconscious wisdom

The Journey Oracle’s answers change the way you see things. Your anxieties, fears and desires emerge to be recognized and resolved, and hidden transformative energies are released.