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Yule Be Merry and Bright

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Happy Holidays! Reflecting during this holiday season, I am delighted by the synergy of spiritual practices and traditions that we have collectively created over lifetimes on planet Earth. The return of light through time: from Yule to the birth of Christ. Yule, also known as the time from the Winter Solstice through New Year's Day, is one of the oldest winter celebrations on Earth. It is even where tree decorating began as a way to honor life in the cold and dark of winter. Christmas came later when the date to celebrate the birth of Christ–who is also an important symbol of light in the dark– was moved to be more convenient with the Yule festivities. Today's version of Christmas that involves gift giving has built up over the years with the rise of business and consumerism. At our Aspen Oracle Winter Solstice Gathering, we worked with the return of light on many levels–a few of which I'll share with you below as an invitation to do the same as resonates for you. The days get longer and lighter from here. During Yule–the days from the Winter Solstice through New Year's–is a wonderful time to match the energies of the Earth and Cosmos. As the days have less light, you may notice shadow parts of yourself surfacing for a compassionate hello. You might also notice a desire to be still and rest. Personally, I love naps this time of year! Getting out of the body helps clarify what is being created as the light returns. Its only a matter of months before the spring weather will beckon us to sprout forth, so might as well enjoy being cozy and dreaming! Magic and miracles happen when we get out of our own way. From a spiritual perspective, the sleepy time of winter is a reminder that resistance is futile. You might think you've got it all figured out, but the more you try to force something out as a perfect creation, the more likely you are to miss the magic and miracles that are always occurring. Letting go and knowing that your higher self and the Divine have got you is a way to open yourself to experience (and maybe even to enjoy!) all that is occurring. It might sound strange, but it is possible to enjoy even something that is challenging. It is with an open mind and heart that next steps appear with ease. Giving as receiving. Gifting has become a big part of the holiday season which can be lots of fun, and it may also leave you feeling dissatisfied. Not because you are a scrooge, but because happiness can't necessarily be bought. Remembering that creating joy, love and happiness is a very personal experience that comes from within let's you off the hook. Giving because it brings you joy is a way to keep yourself fulfilled and it also lets others have their own space. When we each have the freedom to create as we choose, we are unified even if we express differently. Many blessings to your dreams and you this Winter! We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! What is your favorite way to celebrate the winter holidays? Share a magic and miracles story of yours with us. Photo credits – all from Unsplash.com –from top to bottom: Aaron Burden, Lightscape, Garidy Sanders, Max Bender.
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2018 Gift Guide

By Gift Guides, Inspiration, Oracle Guidance, Resources
Join us in giving gifts of joy, reflection and wisdom this year!! Check out these gifts from the Aspen Oracle Directory. Each gift is an expression of spirit that reminds us who we really are. Live.Laugh.Malas! Shop NowShop Now Syd Shop NowShop Now Tough Shit Tarot Buy NowBuy Now Aspen Oracle Cards Buy NowBuy Now For even more gifts (great to give yourself too!), see the full directory: Go there now!Go there now! We'd love to hear from you in the comments below! What are some of your favorite gifts to give? What is something on your wish list to receive this year?
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Grove Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Magical Gifts to Give and Receive Since Aspen Oracle Grove members offer some of the brightest products and services available, we decided to showcase some of them in a holiday gift guide. Take a look below to see if any gifts spark your inspiration (and know you can give to yourself too)! Syd by The Suburban Monk The Suburban Monk’s cornerstone product is a unique, jolly thumbs-up statue named Syd, who radiates a joyful, blissful presence. Little Syd comes in 14 exciting colors, each complete with its own color meaning card. Big Syd comes in 2 beautiful colors, Stunning Gold or Clean White, and is fully weatherproof. He is the perfect addition to any home, garden, meditation studio, or business. Shop NowShop Now Pet Psychic Reading from Alison Stanton Give the animal lover in your family a Holiday Gift Certificate for a Pet Psychic Reading from Alison Stanton. It's always a gift to talk to the sweet animals we share our lives with. $100/one hour session, on-phone or in-person. 15% off for Aspen Grove members. Order NowOrder Now The Portal of the Elves By consulting the Akashic records and piercing the veil that separates the worlds, Marie Johanne Croteau Meurois enables us to penetrate a thousand details regarding life in the elven universe and the elves’ relations with the Elements of Nature. All who are sensitive to the subtle Presences that populate Nature as well as the relationships that can be established between them and our world will be happy to discover the truthful initiatory narrative of the Portal of the Elves. Buy NowBuy Now The Great Book of Essenian & Egyptian Therapies The Essenians, like the Ancient Egyptians, had mastered the art of the energetic therapies. After being hidden for thousands of years, their knowledge is coming back today in response to our society’s profound need to once again find deep roots and dimensions. This book–which represents the essence of many years of research and practice–offers the public the most complete set of Essenian techniques and perceptions of the human being subtle anatomy ever collected. Therapists and students in energetic therapies will discover a pleasant user-friendly manual rich in working techniques and innovative elements designed to develop their practice. Buy NowBuy Now Give the Gift of Love and Healing! Pati Scamacca is a gifted healer, reader, teacher, and author who is dedicated to your spiritual awakening. Her book “Love is the Path Home: Spirit Messages for Awakening your Soul” is a companion on the path of love that is ready to share wisdom and inspiration by opening to any page. You are also invited to gift a loved one with a healing and reading session gift certificate. Until the end of 2017, receive a $20 discount on a 1 hour ($80 now $60) or 90 minute ($100 now $80) session apply the discount to a package of 3. What better way to say I love you!! Visit WebsiteVisit Website Aspen Oracle Angel Cards Aspen trees remind us of our connection to the earth and each other. Found thriving at high elevations, aspen trees gently whisper: “root firmly and move at the speed of inspiration”. The interconnected roots of each aspen grove call attention to the balance of family, work, health and community in your life. The trees say that when all four of these areas are in harmony, you access freedom to turn inspiration into sustainable reality. When you ask them, aspens help you commit to weathering all seasons. Buy NowBuy Now It is a true honor to be in community with the inspired entrepreneurs that make up Aspen Oracle Grove. If you are an entreprenur who vibes with the products and services in this guide, you might like to join. More information here.
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Opening Your Heart, Even in the Face of a Storm

By Inspiration, Oracle Guidance, Resources, Spirit Guides, Spiritual Growth, Well-being on Earth
Seasonal Healing Messages provide timeless help when you need it most. From storm to blue skies: As experienced at Niwot Ridge's Aspen Grove this week: "If you don't like the weather, wait 5-minutes" is a real thing here in Colorado. Message from the Aspens You humans think that you know everything. Sure, you can walk on water, but can you keep your heart from drowning in a storm? Can you sacrifice your fear of dying to the love of living? You dart about in fun one moment and cower in fear the next. You are a mammal. We show you a model. You can't become us, but you can use our wisdom in your own way. Just as our roots network, listening to  your intuition connects you to each other via truths worth honoring. Use your intuition and you will receive the validation you seek: The permission to love living, To walk with an open heart, To embrace the animal side of you, To honor more and more what this Earth and your life are really about. The Eco-System swirls with many harsh realities, yet is mixed with clarity, warmth and fresh air. All you have to do is share – intuitively. Grow where you are drawn, even if it seems no man (or anyone you know) has gone there before. Honor all forms along the way. Validate each being's unique expression. Find calm in the storm: Your heart is the eye. Your intuitive vision is the sky. Power is in our ability to bring validation to what is true and pure in all of your relationships: This is how we grow together. At our own pace. In our own way. Us, you, me, them, We. Only embracing it all will set you free. ROOTING INTO The primal experience of being human: in an instant the fear adrenaline switch can be turned on in our brain and body. Resisting, denying or trying to control it only creates shame. Learning to dance with your animal instincts is partnering with your body in the most powerful way. ENERGIES ON THE PLANET Surface level: A sense of defeat and retreat swims around as we enter into a new phase. With the destructive yet constructive fire storms of the fall, many were asked to rise. Appearing to some as dramatic, a desire to have results sooner was at the core. Results are indeed coming sooner, but not yet. In the air we embrace the unknown that is happening outside, knowing that the light, certainty and confidence are all rising on the inside. Touch upon that which is ready to dissolve and watch the darkness crumble. And retreat from the rest. All in good time. Settle the light into your heart and soul. STAYING CONNECTED TO THE DIVINE Stir the dichotomies within you, knowing that God is guiding your hand. Co-sprinkle some magic into your everyday life and into the season. Let your creations simmer where they need to be more digestible. Happy Winter Solstice,
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Above the Clouds, Turning to Gold

By Inspiration, Oracle Guidance, Resources, Spiritual Growth
Seasonal Healing Messages provide timeless help when you need it most. Message from the Aspens Relaxing inside beneath The blankets of grey clouds The mists in the air nourish and keep Our awareness crisp As ever so coolly We sink inside beneath The green growth It is surrounded by dissolution That we find resolution Transmuting our grievances Of what might have been Into heart opening knowing That it is all actually perfect The season is changing And it is sometimes sad We grieve what might have been harnessed By the heat of the sun Only to realize that as we cozy up inside, the flame rises from within AND WE SHINE GOLDEN Already surrendered into greater Depths Already beginning again Taking the next step on the upward spiral Growing taller, older and wiser Relaxing into our network is the way forward Above the clouds The air is crisp and clean Better than anything you've ever seen Magic lives in the mystery Beauty is birthed from the unknown Willingness to rise from within Is walking the journey Of your heart and soul Finding enough is more You are enough AND YOU ARE GOLDEN ROOTING INTO Getting cozy with what's beneath: Both your joy and the aspects of yourself that you keep hidden live in the depths. Anytime is an opportunity to nurture yourself through another layer of resistance. Making friends with the shadow parts of yourself allows you to access the expansive and unlimited truth. Sit in front of the fire with those aspects. Take them for a dip in the hot tub. Show them the light. Be your own Mother and Father. Ask others for what you need. Take care of yourself. Feel the warmth of filling your well. ENERGIES ON THE PLANET Surface level: s p a c e y  and DESTRUCTION. Feels like clouds and storms. Old systems that are no longer working are falling apart. The game of karma is falling apart. Some souls are scrambling to let go and complete. Others are stubbornly clinging to a past reality. Many of us are experiencing fuzziness and/or a sense of being in a surreal world. Observe and witness what is going on around you and in the news. Notice the orchestra of vibrations at play. In the air our higher selves have taken the reins in order to steer and keep us safe. Anchor the transformation into your body by connecting with appreciation in your heart center. What about yourself, your life, others and the world are you grateful for? As you appreciate, you receive and recharge your power to come out of the destruction powerfully creating. STAYING CONNECTED TO THE DIVINE Stay above the clouds that are not yours ... focus on creativity! As you let go and transform, what is rising up inside of you? If you're tempted to take any of it too seriously, remember that creating is about the journey. The process is the goal. We get what we want in life by allowing it to manifest. Control has its place, but where is it limiting you? As you let go of control where it doesn't belong, freedom, permission and creative joy flow. Happy Equinox,
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Diversify to Move Forward

By Inspiration, Oracle Guidance, Resources, Spiritual Growth
Seasonal Healing Messages provide timeless help when you need it most. Message from the Aspens on Diversity We are one, yet we are separate. In various sizes, shapes and ages we grow. With the help of the elements Sun Water Air and Earth Of course Earth, that is where we rise from our roots. And we are not alone: our network co-exists with many other species ... trees, flowers, rocks, birds, bugs, elk, bears and more: Often times you see us from afar We blanket the hillside. From near, we invite you in to explore Getting curious if there's more than meets the eye. Is your soul seeking to diversify? What might you find if you open your heart to the new life budding from your core? With no allure besides the tingling of inspiration, all there is to bring forth is YOU. It is you who chooses to choose. ROOTING INTO The wisdom and protection of the bigger picture: not all barriers are made to be broken through or even to block something out. Nature protects itself in a very unassuming way, or perhaps a totally assuming way. The experience of gleaning wisdom doesn't always care if the jungle is hard to walk through. All variety of species interweave themselves seeking to live. Even in nature, it is about so much more than mere survival. Living is about playing a role in the eco-system of it all. ENERGIES ON THE PLANET Surface level: getting mentally stuck on "Why?" is a possible challenge. Regardless of what is being played, the question "Why?" is often there. The big existential "Why?". Tune into the answer by feeling. The answer to "Why?" can always be explained by a feeling ... get curious and wonder: is the feeling expansive, connected, peaceful, or ... what does the answer to your question feel like? In the air are clear visions being confused with doubt and uncertainty. Rise above with grace and ease. STAYING CONNECTED TO THE DIVINE Grace and ease have nothing to do with "figuring it out". They are definitely not problem solving. However, bringing forth grace and ease is helpful to move through challenges. When you bring ease to something difficult, the path of resolution gracefully presents itself ... not always all at once, but often one step at a time. Fear of the unknown can make it hard to stay in ease, but just like you know where to place your foot in order to take a fully supported step, your spirit always knows where to go next (shaking in your boots or not). Grace knows no fear yet doesn't deny it. It flows anyway. Where in your self may you open up to ease and let grace guide?
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Your Life Guides You to You

By Oracle Guidance, Resources, Spirit Guides, Spiritual Growth, Well-being on Earth
Seasonal Healing Messages provide timeless help when you need it most. Transmission from the Light Weavers Here you are on this planet. Earth. Are you waiting for someone to give you the gift of yourself? Are you longing to know your deepest desires but expecting someone to show you the way? Do you wish away your problems and the energy in the air without facing the pain in your own soul? Finding the courage to face your pain is enlivening. Life is a light network here to assist you in becoming more of who you truly are. Life on Earth, and in this Universe, is here to guide you to ... you. We are not here to tell you the right thing to do, or even what to do. We come with this message today because you asked. Receiving help is as simple as asking. The how in how to welcome yourself as well as the pure heart reflection of others is insignificant – just ask. ROOTING INTO Hot and cold flip flop: new growth and finding your center in the dichotomy. The main dichotomy at play this season is ACTION / REST. The desire to progress is at the center. Be careful not to let your pure desire be manipulated by lies. Find focus through aligned and inspired action. ENERGIES ON THE PLANET Surface level challenges affecting grounding have to do with fear of being swallowed and falling through the cracks. Fear of not being able to handle the details. Fears of not being perfect and of failure. The effect is paralysis around taking a new step. Overcome the challenges by going deeper to below the surface of the Earth. Draw upon the information and healing from deep within the Mother Earth. Let it clear your past and guide your steps. In the air is political fever - deception and lies. Whether you follow politics or not, buying into punishment, the attachment to justification or revenge seeking is the host for the illness. Rise above by un-matching from the divisive energy and saying hello to the universal, open heart that resides within you. STAYING CONNECTED TO THE DIVINE As the light weavers say “just ask”…. God, yourself, others. When the intention is pure, all are the same.   Wishing you Inner Peace, Strength & Nourishment,
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