Bedtime Tarot Readings
Last night, I used my Power Archangel Tarot cards to do a 3 card reading for myself before bed. I set an intention for the cards to speak to my career. The card referencing my "immediate future" happened to have Archangel Jophiel on it. Archangel Jophiel’s name means “the beauty of God.” She excels at beautifying any situation or challenge that has arisen. You can call upon Archangel Jophiel in times of joy and gratitude to help you anchor in your heart the positive energy of that moment.
So I decided to call upon her before going to sleep. I asked Archangel Jophiel to show me in my dreams just how beautiful my immediate future is with regard to my career. My request was answered, but in a way I would have never expected.
Last night, I had a dream about the most beautiful day of my life – my wedding day. (NOTE: I am single and haven't been in a committed relationship for over 9 years.) The dream started with a little frustration in a bathroom because I was trying to get ready (and at the time I didn’t know for what), and I kept allowing people to come in to change and share the bathroom with me. It was one of those dreams where I had a hard time keeping my eyes open because I was so tired, or, in this case, frustrated by the chaos of sharing a small bathroom. I finally chose to get in the shower to escape it all.
The next thing I remember from my dream was standing with my best friends – some I knew in today’s waking life, others I didn’t – but I knew they were all there for me to support me. It wasn’t until we started posing and taking pictures that I realized I was in a wedding gown, and these were my bridesmaids. I also realized that in the state of sleep I was in, I could consciously recognize that in my waking life, I haven’t met all of my bridesmaids, and I felt a sense of relief. Relief that more best friends were to be found. This knowledge calmed me. I interacted and moved with ease, grace and love throughout the entire dream. My body was full of a tranquility I’ve never experienced before, and I was so in touch with the joy that is so deeply embedded in my soul. It was beyond peace, this joy. It was the joy that is uncaused and arises from truly Being, that is an essential part of the inner state of peace, the state that has been called the peace of God. It is our natural state, and in this dream, was my natural state.
We were outside. I didn’t quite realize how vast the land was that surrounded us as photographers snapped pictures of my bridesmaids and me. And then, someone pointed out the “600” guests in the distance and I began to tear up because it became real. I was going to get married and I felt better than ever. The guests were seated in rows, which were small in comparison to the land - the flowing, gradual, picturesque hills. In the dream, I knew it was vineyard land, and in that semi-conscious state, I wondered if I married a wine-man, as Jennifer (one of my best intuitive friends) had predicted, but as I write this, I can’t remember any grapes or rows of vines. It doesn’t matter. It was the most beautiful day and the most beautiful part was my bliss. Still far from the guests, we continued our walk toward a small group of people who turned out to be close family and friends. As I walked up and was welcomed and greeted with genuine, loving smiles and compliments, I had more tears. I had never seen Grandma have as much energy as when she jumped up and said “Ohhh, Melissa, you look wonderful!” I embraced the people in that group with an elation and happiness and contentment unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. For some strange yet ironic reason, my mom was
asking me how to do a padebure, a dance move. Strange because I was not in the mindset or attire to teach her. Ironic because I was shining on this day in my dream, just as I felt sometimes growing up as a dancer.
The group, now larger because of the close friends and family we just met up with, began walking toward the guests. It was almost my time to walk down the aisle to see my soul mate. Passing people on the journey, I waved and smiled and felt with great sensitivity the lump in my throat, which indicated that I could burst out in tears of joy at any moment. I felt the tears but kept my calm, peaceful demeanor, a demeanor I’ve never experienced before.
Finally we approach the guests and I’m standing in the back about to walk down the long aisle lined by rows of approximately 300 people on each side. Returning to the semi-conscious state, I was curious to see him, as if I didn’t know who he was. I wanted to know what his hair color was and what he was wearing, yet I knew he and all his groomsmen would be looking dapper in grey. I couldn’t find him or see him, but I knew he was there and he was my soul mate and I was so peaceful and confident about us and this day. And because it was almost time for me to start my waking day, I woke up to my alarm clock before I had a chance to see my groom. It didn’t matter though; it was my most beautiful dream and Archangel Jophiel answered me.
When I sat down to write about this vivid dream, which had emotionally moved me in indescribable ways, I decided to put some music on. The first song I heard was James Morrison’s song, Precious Love. Precious it is, this thing called life. Even more precious is love.
Love in relationship is always beautiful, yet Self Love is even more beautiful, especially considering it is a valuable pre-requisite to a loving, lasting relationship with significant others. My dream can certainly be open to interpretation but nonetheless, I am left with a beautiful sense of comfort and reassurance that I'm on the right path of obtaining an authentic, blissful inner joy simply from being and loving my Self.