Oracle

1 (a): a person (as a priestess of ancient Greece) through whom a deity is believed to speak; (b): a shrine in which a deity reveals hidden knowledge or the divine purpose through such a person (c): an answer or decision given
2 (a): a person giving wise or authoritative decisions or opinions; (b): an authoritative or wise expression or answer

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Oracle (n.): late 14th century, “a message from a god, expressed by divine inspiration,” from Old French oracletemple, house of prayer” (12th century) and directly from Latin oraculumdivine announcement,” from orarepray, plead” (related to: orator), with material instrumental suffix -culo-. In antiquity, “the agency or medium of a god,” also “the place where such divine utterances were given.” This sense is attested in English from c. 1400.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Whenever a time arises where clarity is desired, it is always wise to reflect on the sage within.”

Sereda Aleta Daily (writer, artist, consultant, healer, and author of “The Oracle of Poetic Wisdom”)

Bio Source:

seredadailey.wordpress.com/about-2/

“The Invisible World reveals to us this Truth within its silence.”

Jacqueline Ripstein (artist, art healing pioneer, world peace envoy, and author of “The Art of HealingArt: The Keys to Power and Awareness”)

Bio Source:

jacquelineripstein.com/meet-jacqueline/biography/

“Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.”

Luis Barragan (1902-1988, Mexican self-taught architect and professional engineer)

Bio Source:

www.pritzkerprize.com/1980/bio

“Every great man is an idol, an oracle of inquiry. Don't aspire to know the former, but aspire to know the diety in his soul.”

Michael Bassey Johnson (Nigerian writer and author of “Trials of a Damsel”)

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7189272.Michael_Bassey_Johnson

“In working with top leaders and thought philosophers of our time, I will tell you that among their secrets of success is a regular practice of acknowledging and appreciating what they have. It can offer an oracle into the future because it not only tells you where you are, but it also helps clarify where you want to go in life.”

Jack Canfield (b. 1971, author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer and entrepreneur, best known for being the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series)

Bio Source:

jackcanfield.com/about-jack-canfield/

“Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth – the true poet is very near the oracle.”

Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880, poet, preacher and editor of the “Christian Leader”)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Hubbell_Chapin

“When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés (b. 1945, poet, Jungian psychoanalyst, post-trauma recovery specialist, author and spoken word artist, best known for “Women Who Run With The Wolves”)

Bio Source:

www.clarissapinkolaestes.com

Meditation

“When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world.”

— Clarissa Pinkola Estés

 

When we are initiated, Life will work lovingly pommel and break us down to our essence as our masks and the scaffoldings fall away revealing whom we were originally created to be.

That’s not easy to endure, but if we are wise we will not rush our transformational processes, or else we may prolong the agony.  Fortunately, there will be plenty of breaks and glimpses of hope, and depending of how long we lived in the shadows of denial will determine the time it will take to come back to the Light.

During my personal initiations I was fortunate to meet many oracles along the way, those spiritual teachers and warriors who were initiated and who knew by looking at me of what I facing.

Two of these oracles were Maya Angelou and Clarissa Pinkola Estés, the author of today’s quote.

I met Dr. Maya Angelou when I was in college.  She was invited to speak at the university when only four female students, including myself showed up.  Even though we were an extremely small audience Angelou didn’t miss a beat, but instead took all of us young women to a smaller room and had an intimate conversation.  I don’t recall what she talked about, but only remembered how she made me feel, privileged to be in her presence.

Dr. Estés was another great teacher I had a chance to see in person. Her audience was a lot larger in NYC after she had written her book, “Women Who Run With The Wolves.”  And she had been one of the trauma clinical psychologists for the Columbine massacre and spoke passionately about her insights of that tragedy.

Towards the end of her talk, she asked the audience for questions, and I was thrilled that mine was picked.  I asked her about discipline and children.  She stated for younger children in danger we only needed to get their attention with one strong pat on the behind. With older rebellious children the need was different.  She shared her story of taking her one teenage daughter on a night of terror to scare her back to a life safety.   It was intriguing to hear those recommendations, especially from a clinical psychologist.

Meeting oracles or channels of divine messages are not so uncommon.  They are everywhere.  We only need to train our minds to recognize look for them in strangers or in friends, families, and children and the lucidity of messages they speak.

Stay aware and awake, sojourners!

Miraculously and Lovingly Yours, Tonya

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