Before I sit down to do these weekly readings, I quietly meditate and take a few moments to tune into our collective energies. This week, the Angels are stressing to us the importance of self-care and slowing down to create time and space to rest and listen to our own inner guidance. They are also suggesting that we may wish to work with Archangel Zadkiel, whose name means “Grace of God” and is known as the Divine Comforter of God. He can help us recognize ourselves as spiritual children of the Divine, and also aid us in showing forgiveness and compassion to ourselves and others. You can recognize Archangel Zadkiel by his beautiful, deep indigo blue light. Holding or wearing a piece of Lapis Lazuli, Blue Sapphire, or Larimar while meditating can aid you in connecting with Zadkiel’s loving energy.
For this week’s reading I used Angel Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine.
Monday/Tuesday: Two cards came up for Monday/Tuesday – Four of Air and Queen of Water. As we start off the week, the Angels want us to know that it is important to prioritize rest and gentle self care. Spend time in meditation, nourish your body with healthful foods, and get plenty of rest. Many of us have been doing a fair amount of emotional heavy lifting, and this period of rest is essential for recharging your batteries. Although it may be your natural instinct to give to and take care of others, remember that you can’t give to others if your own cup is empty. Lovingly, take time to care for yourself as it will provide you with the inner strength that is necessary in order to be empathetic and caring in your dealings with others. If strong emotion comes up for you while doing this remember that our emotions are our friends so it is important to use your intuitive senses and pay attention to them. The angels are telling us that emotions are running high right now so try to remain patient and grounded, especially around the area of decision making. They warn against making any rash decisions and want you to know that a better option may present itself if you’ll only slow down and wait in rest before moving forward.
Wednesday/Thursday: Balance – As we move into mid-week, life often tends to get hectic. This card was sent to us as a reminder of the importance of living a life in balance. This card can also be a sign that you have allowed yourself to develop unhealthy habits such as over-consumption of drugs or alcohol, unhealthy foods, or even an unhealthy co-dependent relationship or becoming addicted to drama. All of these things keep you from being in your full power, and acting for the highest good. If any of these scenarios resonate for you, try asking Archangel Zadkiel for help in curbing any cravings or to help you detach from any negative people or situations you may be experiencing. Ask Zadkiel to help you moderate your worst impulses and help you reach a state of peace and balance. Use this time of the week to work with Archangel Zadkiel to be compassionate and forgiving to yourself, and also to others.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Page of Air – Many of us will find ourselves challenged this weekend. We might receive news we’d rather not have gotten, or find that information is revealed to us in a blunt or unkind manner. The angels want you to know that it is the message that is important, so we should not discount the message just because we may not like the messenger or the manner in which the information came to us. Some of us may even find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of being the one to deliver unwelcome news to somebody else. If this becomes the case for you, remember the old saying – “Honesty without kindness is cruelty.” Be compassionate and loving when delivering hard truths, both to yourself and to others. Although it may be difficult to do so, try to receive any challenging information in the best possible light. The angels want you to know that at its’ heart, the message is a blessing that can help you make beneficial changes to your plans. Focus on the message, not the messenger.
Archangel Zadkiel has the amazing gift to transform negatives into positive. Call upon his gentle energy this week to aid you in making favorable changes in your life. Here are a few affirmations that may help you feel his loving energy.
- I transform negatives into positives using love and light.
- I forgive myself and others.
- I am gratitude.
- I am compassionate towards all beings.
- I experience clarity daily.