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Mercury Retrograde Strikes!

We are in the shadow of the Mercury retrograde that begins December 19th & concludes on January 8th. This is the time communication may begin to suffer a breakdown. Mercury rules over communication. Be careful about misunderstandings & miscommunication. I informed several of my clients about this today because they were suffering from being misunderstood. I should have heeded my own advice.

Tonight at dinner my husband seriously hurt my feelings. I’ve spent most of the evening upset. The gist of the issue is that we were discussing college with our 18-year-old daughter who will be starting college in the fall. My husband was saying it’s one thing to attend college, but it’s quite another to find a field in which you will end up making a good living. He gave his banking degree as an example of thinking ahead regarding income. He is no longer a banker due to losing his job in October, 2015 & now has his own business. He has a master’s degree in Finance.

Next, he used my education as an example of parents who knew the value of a college education, but did not realize that a person’s major is very important when it comes to finding a career that will result in a good income. I hold a doctorate in Latin American Studies & my MA and BA are both in Anthropology with an emphasis on Archaeology. He used my education as an example of a “worthless degree” because I never had a serious career in my field. There are extenuating circumstances as to the reasons behind my lack of a “serious career” I won’t go into here, but suffice it to say I sacrificed opportunities in order to remain married and give birth to & raise our daughter, both of which I deemed to be more important than a career in academia.

Long ugly story short ~ there was an argument & my lovely daughter tried her best to mediate. I cleaned up the remains of dinner in silence with tears in my eyes, then I took a shower hoping to feel better. I did not.

I always counsel my students that if you are upset about something it is not a good time to consult your cards, no matter what type of deck you are using. When you read the cards upset you tend to see the worse case scenario. Yet again I did not heed my own advice, but for once that worked out in my favor.

I decided to consult my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm oracle deck. I told the angels & spirit guides that I had been really hurt & I was still very upset. I asked them what I could do about it, and especially about feeling so depressed over the 12 years I spent in college working hard to obtain my “worthless” degree. I shuffled, cut the deck, fanned it out & quickly chose 2 cards without giving it a further thought. The cards I received brought new tears to my eyes, but they were happy tears.

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The message here simply could not be any clearer.

Your team of Spirit Helpers supports you at all times.” That refers to everyone’s own personal team of angels, spirit guides, departed loved ones, & ancestors. We each walk around everyday with a team of spiritual help surrounding us whether we realize that or not. This card came as an important reminder to me that as upset as I was, I needed to remember that I am not in this alone.

The second card touched my heart.

Believe in your Self then all else shall fall neatly into place.” I had been feeling so low. I’m very happy in my life & always have been. I do not regret my decision, yet one cannot help but have “what if” thoughts once in a while. This card basically told me to pull myself up by my bootstraps & realize I am worthy, my education may not have lead me into a life of academia, but I do use it every single day in my line of work because I studied the spirituality of an ancient civilization. That opened many vistas to me that would have otherwise taken me many more years to discover on my own. One way or another, the subject matter I studied lead me straight to what I do today for a living, & I am blessed with an incredibly fulfilling career.

Taken together, the message these two cards conveyed to me is that my team of Spirit Helpers believes in me so I should believe in myself.

This reading applies to everyone. No matter how low or how alone we may feel at any given time we all need to know that our team of Spirit Helpers is with us always and they believe in each and every one of us.

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

Blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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Free Reading: Follow Your Dreams

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Today I asked the angels & spirit guides what we can do to help bring our dreams into reality. I combined my Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm cards with a deck just published by US Games Systems, Inc. entitled Angel Reading Cards (book by Debbie Malone, artwork by Amalia I. Chitulescu). I will often use decks in various combinations and felt this would provide a nice well-rounded answer, which it does.

From the Angel Reading Cards I drew ~

  • The Angel of Divine Timing
  • The Angel of Release
  • The Angel of Manifestation

The message here is fairly clear. All good things happen in their own good time. If I had a dollar for every time Archangel Michael has said that to me I’d be a wealthy woman. He is so right. We can’t rush things. No matter how badly you may wish for something to happen, you can’t push it into existence. We can do our best through prayer, positive thinking, and doing what we can to help the situation along, but the rest is left up to divine timing.

The Angel of Release speaks of letting go of what holds us back. For many of us, that is the fear of failure. No one wishes to fall flat on their face, yet when we aim high that is a thought that’s often in the back of our mind. Will I fail? Will others laugh at me? What will they think? Let go of your fears and insecurities as you aim to fulfill your highest potential.

The Angel of Manifestation, well, there you have it. There is the dream made manifest in reality. The dream is no longer a dream. It is attained. Just maintain your focus, apply yourself, and when the divine timing is correct your dream will manifest.

The message from Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm moves along a similar theme & this reading is a good example of how well my deck works with others if you enjoy using decks in combination as I do.

The first card is “View the situation with your Heart & Love will prevail.” The message for this card comes from David Bowie, which is as follows ~

The analytical individual sees reality through the lens of their mind. They scrutinize, analyze, as they disassemble their reality into smaller, more manageable pieces. 

The creative individual views reality through the lens of their heart. They do not analyze. They have an emotional reaction to their reality and their emotions dictate how they choose to react.

One way is not wrong & the other correct. Both are correct, but for certain people. Depending upon which group you fall into, it is either your mind or your heart that provides you with your world view. 

Analytical people often view the components of life as a problem needing to be solved while creative individuals see the same components as something that can be learned from, that can be used toward achieving a goal, that can be molded until it becomes useful to them in some way. 

That is the message of this card. It is fine to be analytical, and many of our greatest philosophers and scientists are, & have been, chiefly analytical. You can analyze a situation all you desire, but when you look at it with your heart and open up to your feelings you move beyond thinking and enter the realm of creative problem solving. Love then enters the situation and it is ultimately through Love that all problems find a solution.  ~ db

The second card is, “Follow your Dreams for therein lies your Happiness.” The message comes to us from Archangel Raphael ~

The dreams you are given are there to motivate you on to bigger and greater things. The first time you dream of something is the first step upon a path of wonder should you decide to take that step. Many do not. Many turn their back on their dreams thinking they are immaterial, impossible, and most certainly must also be impractical. This makes me very sad. You are given dreams so you can move forward in life toward greater happiness, yet so very few of you see dreams for what they truly are: stepping stones toward lasting happiness. 

The waters of life are confusing. Like a stagnant pond the murkiness can cloud your judgment and cause you to be lead astray. Your dreams, however, come from The Source. They are the breadcrumbs that shall guide you through the murkiness of your muddled thinking that is caused by worry, fear, and lack of faith. 

When a dream comes to you it comes as a gift from The Source. A dream is an opportunity to better yourself and to improve your life. Be brave & take those first few steps to follow your dreams. Once you take the first few steps, the remaining steps are much less challenging and you shall be ever closer to achieving your dreams and finding your true happiness. ~ Archangel Raphael

The final card is entitled, “You are never alone. Your spirit team is with you always.” The message for this card is given to us by Archangel Michael ~

Everyone experiences dark times during their lives. Everyone faces problems & you are often placed into the position of needing to conquer your fear. It is during these darkest of times that you feel you are all alone. You feel you have no one upon whom you can rely for help or guidance. 

O, how wrong you are!

Each of you is such a brilliant light in the universe! We see your light always & we are forever protective of your light. You may not be able to see us. You may not be able to hear us. You may not be able to sense our presence on any level, but I assure you that we are there. 

We are there at your side when your problems appear to be overwhelming you. We rest our energy across your shoulders in an attempt to provide you comfort. We whisper reassurances in your ear that all will be well. We work to help you when you grant us your permission by asking us for our help. We always strive to help you in any way you allow us to do so. 

Know this. Have faith we are there & you shall never feel you are walking alone again. ~Archangel Michael

Do you see how the reading with the Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm deck reflects the reading with the Angel Reading Cards?

The three cards from the Guidance & Inspiration From the Angelic Realm deck starts out with guidance on how to view the various situations of our lives. The second card advises us to lay claim to our dreams and do not be afraid to pursue them. The third card reminds us that no matter how tough the going may become, we always have our spirit helpers with us supporting & guiding us every step of the way; therefore, we will eventually succeed.

Your dreams are within reach. You will be successful when the time is right as long as you remain focused, determined, and keep the faith.

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

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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