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Against the Grain

You want birds to be able to fly underwater. You want love to trump power. You want humanity to relate to each other as equals and to recognize the sacredness in you and the world around you. You want to unleash the beauty that hides in even the ugliest of scenes or sentiments. You want to make possible what others say cannot be. You are a radical dreamer, a sacred rebel, and you bring the light of a more positive future to this world.

However, this can have its burdens. Deep within you may feel you don’t really fit in with the rest of the world. Perhaps your sense of how things can be and how they really are is so different to the smaller minds and more fearful hearts of many others that you are rarely received for all that you offer. This might make you feel frustrated, thwarted or lonely at times.

The universe so loves you for your unusual take on things, for the quirkiness in you that dares to honor that which is different and renders the impossible, possible. You must never, ever lose your unusual ways and become dry, serious, appropriate and conventional – not even for appearance’s sake – for you would lose your essence. You are here to show that life is about so much more than conventional success!

This oracle comes with a special message for you. You are someone who lives and breathes in the depths of creative waters. You need to lose yourself to the flow of music, nature, dreams, imagination and fantasy, through art and literature, meditation, dance and in sensual surrender to the sacred waters of the ocean, the river, the lake – or the bathtub!

You must go against the grain. It is just your way. You are not one of the followers but one of the agitators. However, yours is not a force of disrespectful chaos. You are a loving catalyst and by simply being yourself, you constantly remind people that there is always another way. This oracle comes with the particular guidance that you are meant to be exactly as you are. You are meant to be the black sheep, the rainbow sheep or even the wild wolf in the flock of sheep! The daring butterfly spirit calling to the caterpillars – that is you. The price you pay for the gift of individuality is that you must take care of it and guard it so that you are not dulled down and conditioned into playing at being something you are not.

If this has happened, or is threatening to happen, this oracle brings you comfort. You will always dream of birds that fly underwater. You know that the true nature of your being can never be changed – at most, it could only be hidden for a time. Now is the time to accept who you are and allow your truths to be freely expressed. Don’t worry about the effects of going against the grain. When we are who we are in truth, we attract the support, protection and energy that we need to thrive. Your power comes from aligning your outward self with your inner truth, not with general consensus. You will then find other dreamers, other wild butterflies and atypically colored sheep to join you in conjuring better visions for our world.


Close your eyes and relax. Take seven deep breaths in and out as you bring into your awareness your body and the space that exists within your body.

When you are relaxed, imagine, sense or perceive a winding river o golden light that starts below your feet. Sense it gathering there as a pool of liquid gold energy. It has an intelligence of its own and it winds its way into beautiful patterns before you, flowing with grace and playfulness. This river of light symbolizes your life journey. Just notice it and enjoy it.

See that your life journey is unique. You may focus on your own river of life or expand your awareness to sense the rivers of light that represent the journeys of those around you. You may see, sense or feel that their paths are unique to them also. No one has the exact same journey to take, even though we are all heading towards the one destination of absolute love.

Say the following aloud, “I honor myself. I honor the truth I express through my very being. I accept the protection that I am offered so that I may go against the grain from a place of love and as an invitation for others to be open to life. So be it.”

When you are ready, simply open your eyes and sit quietly with your hand on your heart for a moment. You have completed your healing process.

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