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Free Reading 12/4/16

For today, December 4, 2016, I have drawn 2 cards as I asked the angels & spirit guides what do we all need to focus on now as we all head into the holiday season. This message stands for the entire holiday season, but I will be doing more card draws in coming days.

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The two cards from my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm oracle deck are:

Dance to the Music in your Soul

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Gratitude opens your Heart and attracts new Blessings

The original title of my deck during the months I worked on creating it was Angelic Guidance & Inspiration. I thought all the card phrases & messages would be coming from Archangel Michael & Archangel Raphael. They took turns channeling the information to me & I figured it was a safe assumption to make that they would be responsible for all the phrases & channeled information for the deck.

After they gave me approximately two-thirds of the deck the channeling process stalled. Nothing came through for a few weeks. As I worked on creating the card images I wasn’t worried. Michael had told me the deck would have 44 cards so I knew more messages would be forthcoming. I was preoccupied at the time & I figured it was my own preoccupation that had created the block.

As the weeks turned into two months, and then it was suddenly 18 weeks without a single message, then I began to become concerned. One day Michael came through to tell me not to fear. The other messages would be coming and the phrases would all come through in a single channeling session while the messages for each of those cards would come to me piecemeal as the others had. When I asked Michael if I had created a block that had held up the entire creation process he told me no, the issue was not me, but that the other spirit involved is “a bit of a perfectionist” & he was “taking his own sweet time” in delivering the phrases of the remainder of the deck to me.

Until that moment I had no idea a spirit would be involved with the deck. I thought the phrases would be coming from angelic energy only. I asked Michael if he could tell me the identity of the spirit. He said, “yes, the one you would know as David Bowie. He is working with many right now, & shall be for quite some time to come.”

If you follow me on Facebook and even more so if you are a member of my group, Magickal Musings, you will already know of my special connection with David Bowie, which is of a psychic nature that began long before he passed away. I can’t say I was too surprised, but I did tell Michael I thought it was an odd mix and now what to do about the title of my deck? Michael suggested my deck’s title as it now stands.

It was about 2 weeks later, so I was right at the 3 month mark of not having made any progress on the deck when David came through one afternoon in a flurry of messages & images. It took about an hour and I had each phrase for the remainder of the deck with his promise he would be giving me the messages that would accompany each card just as Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael had.

Today’s card draw is the first I have done with the deck that includes a message from David Bowie, hence the lengthy preamble to this blog post. It was never my intention to drop his name. In fact, I have worked hard to keep his involvement in this project on the down-low, so to speak. I actually wish the remaining messages had all come from the angels, but when you channel it’s much more a case of who comes through then who you wish to come through, not that I have anything at all against David Bowie being a long-time fan. All that being said, without further delay, here is today’s message, which applies to the entire holiday season.

Card 1: Dance to the Music in your Soul ~ 

Dance to work through anger. Dance as an expression of joy. Dance as you work out your frustrations. Dance to give form to your sadness. Dance when you greet the day. Dance while embracing the night. Dance through your life. Dance to the music in your soul.

~ David Bowie

The message here is to be sure to express yourself. Whether it is through dancing, singing, art, or simply speaking it will serve us all well to fully express ourselves this holiday season. This time of year we all become preoccupied with preparing for the end of the year holidays. We often feel overwhelmed shopping for gifts, cleaning & decorating the house, and then cooking that massive holiday dinner. The message here is in the middle of all that craziness it would help each of us to take time express what is in our heart, which leads to the next card from Archangel Michael:

Card 2: Gratitude opens your Heart and attracts new Blessings ~ 

The capacity for gratitude knows no limits. The only limits gratitude possesses are the limits you place upon it. Why limit something that is so wonderful & that can easily open so many doors for you? A grateful person knows that no matter how small a thing is for which they are grateful, that the expression of that gratitude will lead to bigger & better things. Why not express gratitude by simply saying, “thank you for …” or “I am grateful for …,” then fill in the blank. As you do this daily you will find yourself expressing gratitude for many things you have long taken for granted. As these seemingly lesser things make it onto your gratitude list you will see new energy entering your life that brings along with it new and wonderful blessings of all kinds. As you express gratitude for seemingly tiny blessings when turn around you will be able to watch as larger blessings make themselves known to you.

Remember this: a grateful heart is a happy heart. 

~ Archangel Michael

A daily gratitude practice is important. Another spirit guide of mine, Nashia, explained this to me several years ago. She suggested to me that I merely list three things a day for which I am grateful. She told me the size or importance of these three things doesn’t matter. The only important thing is that I am expressing gratitude. She told me the more I was grateful, then the more positive things would flow into my life.

I began my daily gratitude practice with very simple lists. I would state I was grateful for sunshine, grateful for coffee (aren’t we all?), grateful for the purr from my cat, and so on. Soon, my lists became much more elaborate. Some days I would list as many as ten different things just because I could. I then realized that in a very short period of time (about a month) it had become increasingly easier for me to express my gratitude. Soon, I also noticed new and wonderful blessings entering my life usually in most unexpected ways.

As we all go about our annual holiday hustle and bustle, take time to express gratitude daily. As you do this, know that in time the door will open and new blessings will enter your life, or perhaps some long standing issues will begin to be somehow resolved. Also, keep in mind what Michael says:

a grateful heart is a happy heart.

Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm is now open for pre-order. Click here to order.

Blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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Free Reading: Pick a Card

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I have drawn 3 cards at random from my forthcoming oracle deck, Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm. Take a deep cleansing breath and close your eyes. Ask for a number to come to you between 1 and 3. The number that comes to you will be your card.

Each card’s message is channeled. Scroll below to read your special message for today. Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm opens for pre-orders on December 3, 2016. Ordering & pricing information will be posted to the ordering page on Dec. 3rd.

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Card 1: Take back your Power by Believing in Yourself ~

Every individual is a powerful being in their own right. It is only due to your parents, authority figures, and society that you have been swayed to believe otherwise. From the very beginning of your life as a child you are placed into a subservient role. You are subject to the authority of your parents. Once your formal education begins you are further subservient to the authority of your teachers. You are taught to respect your elders. “Respect” in this context embodies their expectation that you are to do as you are told.

As you grow and mature you eventually come into your own power. You begin to make decisions for yourself and eventually the big day finally arrives when you begin to live life on your own. Despite your independence you still play a role that is subservient to others. That is simply the manner in which your society is constructed. Your boss has more authority than you do in the workplace. Your parents may still hold some authority over you as well. When you are taught your entire life to live a role that negates your personal power, how do you lay claim to it once you have the opportunity?

You do this by simply believing in yourself. Have faith in your own abilities and accomplishments. Know that you require no one’s final approval regarding your actions. Live a life of peace and harmony where others are concerned. Do no harm and no one need ever question your actions or your motives. Be assured that your power as an individual is very real. Do not allow memories of your past interfere with your self-image. Know you have the power to achieve your wishes. You have the power to organize and live your life as you see fit. Step into your own power by being your true self and realize you are a powerful being in your own right.

~ Archangel Michael

Card 2: Your body is your Temple. Honor it in all ways ~

Your body is the temple in which your Soul resides during your current physical incarnation. The Soul comes directly from The Source. It is PART of the Source, a tiny yet incredibly powerful fragment. Your Soul is that divine spark.

The body is the corporeal vessel that your Soul has for a limited amount of time. Your body is your Soul’s HOME. Think on this. What would you do if there was a knock on your door. You open the door and there is your Higher Power standing there asking for admittance. Do you gladly step aside and allow them entry or do you slam the door in their face because your house is in disarray?

Your body is your Soul’s house. It is up to you to keep your Soul’s home in order. You do this by making sure you get enough exercise. Eat a sensible diet. Drink plenty of water. Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Also make time for play.

When all of the above is done in balance your physical body enters a state of harmony that allows it to be the perfect abode for your Soul. Focus on taking care of yourself and once you have found a sense of equilibrium you may wish to attempt to influence those around you to focus on doing the same for themselves.

~ Archangel Raphael

Card 3: Gratitude is the Inner Light of the Soul ~

The feeling of gratitude creates within your Soul a sense of happiness and joy. Even if you have nothing you consider to be wonderful, focus on the small things. Go over your day and find a few small things for which you are grateful. The small things are special gifts that help you to further appreciate larger blessings when they come along. What were your tiny blessings today? A child’s laughter, perhaps? The purr of a cat? The sunshine? A cool drink of water that quenched your thirst? A delicious meal? Some form of entertainment?

Think on these things from your day that instill within your heart a sense of gratitude. Know as your heart feels gratitude that the light of gratitude illuminates your Soul. The light of gratitude helps your Soul to shine more brightly. As your Soul shines ever brighter know that you will serve as a beacon to others by example. They will sense or even see your inner light and may ask you, “what is so different about you today?” That will be the perfect opportunity to explain to them the blessing of gratitude.

As gratitude illuminates your own Soul, your Soul in turn, shall glow and provide others with illumination as well.

~ Archangel Raphael

I hope you have enjoyed the reading for today. I shall be posting a reading every few days so please do check back.

Blessings,

Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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How this Oracle Deck Came to Be

It all started with a voice.

I have channeled Archangel Michael since 1996. One spring morning upon waking I michaelheard his voice. All he said was, “are you ready to get to work now?”

Thinking he meant to ask if I was ready to start my work day, I responded with, “In a bit, Michael. I have to bathe & have breakfast first.”

Michael replied with, “Very well. I shall return briefly.”

An hour or so later Michael was back, but I quickly realized he wasn’t talking about a typical work day. Instead, he began to explain to me a healing system he referred to as another color on the spectrum of Rays. This color is called the Clear Iridescent Energy Ray and he is the specific archangel that governs that ray.

Michael had me lie down on the couch and gave me an attunement to that energy ray. I was knocked for a loop. I was not prepared, but he insisted on passing the attunment on to me right then & there. You do not argue with an archangel. You do as you are told! So I laid on the couch, waited, and then the amount of energy that came in through my crown chakra made me so dizzy that I nearly fell off the couch!

After that, Michael gave me information about this new healing modality in piecemeal form. Information was given to me on a “need-to-know” basis, and when I would ask specific questions I was told quite curtly, “you do not need to know at this time.” Michael gave me the information in the order and in the amount he had decided upon and there was nothing I could to do alter the process.

The Clear Iridescent Energy Ray (CIER) is now an online course & I am planning a book as well. Meanwhile, those channeling sessions lead to Michael presenting me with short phrases that did not have anything to do with the CIER material. He instructed me to write them down in a journal, which I did.

Once Michael gave me a few phrases Archangel Raphael made his presence known. Raphael and I go way back. He is actually the first archangel with whom I had any form of contact. That in and of itself is very interesting so I’ll share it now.

I was around 25 years old & my parents still lived in my childhood home. I was visiting for the Christmas holiday break from graduate school. One night I had a dream.

I dreamed I was standing on the sidewalk in front of my childhood home. There was a storm coming that was moving south to north (my street also ran north-south). As I saw more storm clouds crawling across the sky I could see flashes of lightning. I remember thinking it was odd that I did not hear any thunder.

The storm soon extended along my entire street. At that point I heard what I thought was distant thunder, but as I looked up at the clouds to the south I realized it was not thunder I was hearing, it was the hooves of horses galloping down my street, but the horses were up in the clouds!

4-horsemenAs they got closer I saw one white horse, a black one, a reddish one, brown, and a pale whitish/light gray horse. Jesus Christ rode the white horse. An archangel rode each of the other four horses. I got very frightened thinking that this was the end of the world & I was seeing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

I attempted to run back into my house for safety, but I had caught the eye of the archangel wearing the green robe. I knew that one was Raphael. As he looked down at me he reached out toward me with the palm of his right hand facing me. His arm grew longer & longer until his right hand reached me. He smacked me right in my third eye and in a loud, booming voice that was very frightening, he said to me:

Heal thyself, then go forth and heal others!

The five horsemen continued on down my street moving past my house and eventually out of sight. When I woke up I told my mom about the dream. She said the dream meant I had a spiritual calling. At the time I had no idea what it could be. I was in graduate school studying Archaeology. That was my first clue that I would not end up in archaeology or academia as a career.

Raphael stepped forward again to help me during my studies to become a Reiki master teacher. He was with me every step of the way. He now works with me whenever I channel healing energy. Two days after Michael told me he had given me all the phrases he was going to give “for the time being,” Raphael made his presence known. He then presented me with several additional phrases.

Michael then returned to explain these phrases were to be made into an oracle deck that would help many people. He also told me there was to be a total of 44 cards, but he and Raphael had given me all their phrases. I asked Michael if I was meant to compose the remaining phrases, and he told me no, that a spirit guide would come & present the phrases to me. That is a topic for another time.

The number 44, Michael explained, is significant. The number 4 is the number of the archangels, so 44 magnifies their energy since the 4 is doubled. The number 4 is also the number of stability, groundedness, and inner wisdom.

sample-of-watercolor-background-1Once I received all 44 phrases, Michael returned and sent me visions of particular color combinations. A specific color combination was intended for a specific phrase. He went through the phases in alphabetical order. As I received visions of each phrase’s color scheme I would make notes with a 100+ set of colored pencils so I could get as close to the actual shade of each color I was being shown. When I was done I had 4 pages with each page containing 11 color swatches. I was then ready to start painting the watercolor gouache backgrounds.

As I worked on the watercolor backgrounds I also focused on creating the font that you see on the cards themselves. I created the font by hand through a great deal of trial, error, and experimentation. I had to be sure the letters would fit nicely together, and in the beginning that wasn’t happening. It took quite a few tweaks and changes before I ended up with the final font that I used for the cards. Each phrase is hand-lettered and then I went over the letters with Sakura drawing pens in order to ink them in.

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Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm came to be due to a voice and it was the outgrowth of a information given to me by Michael regarding the new healing modality, the Clear Iridescent Energy Ray (CIER). I had no idea at the time that Michael and I were working on the course material that a deck would also come of our partnership. I thought the phrases he was giving me were perhaps meditation prompts.

The cards can be used for meditation, and they can also be used for connecting with your own angels and spirit guides. Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm can also be used as a divinatory oracle deck. I will be providing examples of that particular use in later blog posts.

The archangels are making themselves known to many people at this time. Michael says that humanity is at a critical juncture in its history and the archangels are here to provide guidance, healing, and joy as they help each of us to transition through this period. It is our joint hope that Guidance and Inspiration From the Angelic Realm helps to spread joy, guidance, and healing to all who are in need. It was a great joy for me to create this deck and I hope that joy spreads to all who use it.

Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm will open for pre-order on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Payment & ordering information will be posted on the “Order A Deck” page on that day, so stay tuned. All who pre-order a deck will receive a free reading from me with my new oracle deck!

Blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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Introducing My Latest Deck Creation

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Here is the very first glimpse of my latest deck creation, Guidance and Inspiration From the Angelic Realm. In the background you can see my first deck creation, The Egyptian Lenormand, originally self-published in 2014 and mass-published by Schiffer in 2015.

I began creating Guidance and Inspiration From the Angelic Realm (or GIFAR, for short) in early 2016. I have channeled Archangel Michael since 1996 and he inspired me to create this deck. The initial messages that I channeled for this deck came from him, but soon he was joined by Archangel Raphael.

As they gave me phrases to place on the cards I initially assumed this was to be a book. I wrote each phrase on a 3 x 5″ note card thinking I would take further notes on it for the forthcoming book. It was not until the archangels had given me about a dozen phrases that they began to show me swatches of color for each one. When I asked why they were showing me colors they told me the colors were meant to be the background of particular phrases. The phrases and colors are meant to correspond. I took notes and made color swatches  on those note cards using colored pencils in order to be better prepared to create the final card images.

As I waited to be given more phrases I experimented with various artistic mediums to figure out which one I would use to create the backgrounds. I finally settled upon watercolor gouache, which is basically an opaque watercolor. I painted the backgrounds on 6 x 8″ mixed media paper by Strathmore.

Archangel Michael informed me about halfway through the process that I was to create a font that would require me to hand-letter every card. I originally intended to use the computer to type in the phrases and then print them out on the watercolor backgrounds, but he insisted that the font must be handwritten. He said it was important that I channel universal energy down through my crown chakra and out through my hands as I hand wrote each phrase. It took me several weeks to create and then to tweak the font that now appears on the cards.

Once I created the font the next stage was to write out the phrases. I wrote most of them out on scratch paper. Next, I used a light box to trace them out onto the watercolor backgrounds in pencil. I then used Sakura pens to ink in the lettering.

I am currently writing the guide that will accompany the deck. I am not sure if it will be a PDF that I send to everyone who orders the deck or if I will go through Amazon or some other service & create a guide for Kindle format, as well as PDF. As with the phrases on the cards, the guide is also channeled. There is a channeled message that accompanies each phrase.

Archangel Michael told me the deck was to have 44 cards. Archangel Raphael joined us about two months into the project so they would take turns coming through to give me new phrases. They told me the card images would be completed sometime during the summer; however, by May the entire project seemingly stalled with over a dozen phrases yet to be received. Then one day another presence with whom I was quite familiar informed me they were here to complete the project.

I am not identifying them here. Suffice it to say if you follow me on Facebook you probably know their identity already. I do reveal their name in the deck itself. This lovely spirit provided me with the remaining phrases that brought the total up to 44, thus completing the deck.

Guidance and Inspiration from the Angelic Realm will be available for pre-order very soon. I already have a sample deck and I really love the way the cards turned out. The printer did a great job. Please follow this blog and keep an eye on it for all future announcements pertaining to the availability of the deck and my progress in channeling the accompanying guide.

I am very excited about this project and look forward to its completion with anticipation. I hope that you do as well.

Blessings,

~ Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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