Odyssey of Life Oracle
How the Oracle Works
This Oracle is designed to be an ongoing tool for personal and spiritual growth. When you consult it, one of approximately 80 messages of guidance will randomly appear. The messages touch upon many different areas of life and suggest helpful actions, affirmations, exercises and ways to expand your perspective.
This and all tools of divination work on a synchronicity principle. Synchronicity is a term Carl Jung gave to the law of meaningful coincidence where events that have no clear cause and effect relationship can nevertheless "coincidentally" have a profoundly meaningful connection. Through synchronicity, the Oracle message that randomly appears will be one that is especially relevant to you and your life at this moment in time.
This is not a magical process. Increasingly, scientific research is documenting an undeniable connection between our state of mind and our external results. (Read, for example, Larry Dossey's collection of research documenting the connection between prayer and healing in his book, Healing Words .) What happens when you consult the oracle is that your higher consciousness quite literally affects the random delivery of messages, drawing to you the one you most need.
The use of randomness in this way is a powerful means for inviting higher wisdom and guidance to break through the barrier of our limited perspective. It has a way of introducing a wild card element, quickly taking us beyond what we already know to what we need to know.
How to Work the Oracle
The Oracle works most powerfully when you hold a serious intention to receive the highest possible guidance. The power of your intent and the sincerity of your request for guidance are what activate synchronicity, drawing to you the most appropriate message. Therefore, the more you bring to the experience, the more you will receive.
You will know when synchronicity is at work because the message will feel right. It will echo and expand upon your own quiet thoughts or it will trigger an "Aha" experience that will give you new and helpful insight. (Sometimes a particularly strong "Oh, no!" reaction is a sign of perfect synchronicity as well!)
When you approach the Oracle without a true desire for insight and guidance, the messages you receive are more likely to feel "off." Therefore, consult the Oracle only when you have a genuine desire to. When you receive your message, listen to your inner guidance to determine if it rings true for you. Ask yourself how this guidance relates to your life right now and why you think synchronicity delivered this particular message to you. Use the Oracle messages that feel helpful and disregard the ones that don't. But don't be too quick to throw away a message that doesn't immediately trigger a big response. Keep it in mind for a few weeks and see if you begin to hear this same guidance from different sources in your life. When we need a message, Spirit will whisper to us again and again until we are ready to listen.
- Then take a moment to relax. Breathe deeply. Stop thinking or problem-solving. Let your mind float free. A good exercise to help you with this is to let your eyes, whether they are open or closed, shift from focusing on what is in front of you to a broad focus where they are taking in the widest possible view all at once.
- Now, hold an intention that some form of Higher Power or higher, wiser aspect of yourself is now present and guiding the process. You may hold a specific question in mind such as, "What do I need to do, understand or shift in order to achieve my goal of ________?" You may also simply open to receive whatever message your Higher Self deems most important for you right now. Trust that you will get the message you most need.
- Now, click!