In A Benevolent Way

             Another day of waking up with nothing but lists in my head.  Not whole sentences, nor even complete ideas.   The Universe just hands me random linguistic parcels.  And then goes, “so hey, make that all cohesive and shit.  M’kay?”

             I’m trying!  But not every message falls in to place easily.  This one, as an example, is much more about images and feelings.  Plus a few patchy lumps of words.

             To start us off, we have ……..

Humanitarianism.

             But also,

kindness to animals.

             And then there was this:

caretaking,

to be guardian of, 

stewardship.

             Basically, the recommendation is for us to be thinking of caring about/for those who need the most help.  Going outside of ourselves and bestowing aid where ever it is needed.

             Continuing our theme of being Earth conscious, we’ve returned to our regular rotation around the card altar to be greeted by this solemn and important reminder.

seed of creation

“Scarab Beetle  ~

‘What is unregarded or discarded holds a secret, a seed of creation.’

Armored shining jewel, Egypt’s sacred symbol, Scarab generates life from the waste of others.

Look at what you discard or even despise, for within its form lie the germs of creation.  For some this may mean procreation; for others, artistic creation as symbolized by the flowering of the seeds buried in Scarab’s ball of dung.

Consider also those unregarded in the river of life.  One may be the catalyst for a new endeavor, another hold unguessed-at-knoweldge, or even the secret that will unlock your heart.”

Today’s Resource:

Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides  by Susie Green

Grand-Dog Money Shot:

here is my first-thing-today view of a cozy and comfortable scene.

grand-dogs

In their jammies.

             We currently have a houseguest.  Who wears a housecoat.

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Touring

             Our life’s journey is not one, long, trip.  It’s a series of small jaunts.  And that’s what I saw this morning.  Many bits of movement, in succession.

             The Universe says that it’s one after another, after another, after another.  For a (physical) lifetime.

             The path changes as we heal and learn and grow and figure shit out.  It’s more about lots of small outings, rather than a huge big-distance haul.  Like miniature road-trips, except that all of them have Home as our eventual destination.  (And we never have to pack or unpack!)

Travel Sets

             When we view it this way, we can see our lessons and our wonderful advances so much more clearly.  It also makes a very long journey a wee bit easier to rumble on through.

             Personally, I also think that it makes more sense this way.  We’ve all had the experience of feeling as though a chapter of our lives was ending, and a new one just getting started.

             Many small journeys, making up our life-long path.  Very manageable, with nice breaks already built-in.

             Here’s a great exclamation point, in the form of our daily draw, to validate this message.

sylvia browne cards

“Faith  ~

Faith is a word that should be used in conjunction with the word: 

know.

I don’t have to have faith in an omnipotent god-like being.

 I just have to know that He and She are in my life and are perfect.”

Today’s Resource:

Heart and Soul Cards by (the late) Sylvia Browne

Today’s Sharing:

is this Instagram post from earlier tonight.

bakeries in Eugene

“Because holidays are about treats…….  #OhWait #iMeantLife”

             It’s simply a fact, dinner is never complete until dessert is over (or, at least packed To Go).  THIS will tell all you need to know about what’s in that pastry box.

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Legitimate and Authentic

             This morning I was shown a series of beautiful images.  Scenes of great artistry and craftsmanship.  Exquisitely detailed views of true dedication.

             The message is about value.  Again.  But this time the importance is aimed outwards.  And is more physical than we’ve heard about before.

Good and Old

             An example would be hand-wrought cabinetry.  Or jewelry assembled from any assortment of collected materials.  Basically what is the epitome of recycling/reusing: salvage craft.

             When we think of how important our resources are, we then realize how valuable each and every component truly is.  Throw-away, disposable, one-time only products aren’t the way we need to be going, I was reminded.

             To appreciate something created and crafted by hand is to honour our entire planet, not just the artist who designed, constructed, or prepared it.  Appreciating what comes from us is to respect each other, our Mother Earth, and ourselves.

             Another perspective is to look at this by way of our daily draw.  When we say our truth, we can then live our truth.  Artfully so.

say it like it is

“Angel of Communication  ~

‘Communicate clearly;

don’t be afraid to tell it like it is.’

One of your major lessons in this lifetime is to learn to communicate what you want clearly.   You assume that those around you know what you want or how you feel.  Yet the truth is that they do not.

Because of your failure to communicate honestly and clearly, those around you often end up confused or, at best, having to guess what it is you want, feel, or expect.

Do not be afraid to say it like it is.  You cannot lose anything by simply stating your truth.  You do not need to blame or accuse others in order to speak your truth, just state your case clearly.

Underlying this whole issues is a fear of not being accepted or not gaining the approval of others, and therefore you are often afraid to speak up.

Know that it is an act of love unto yourself and others to communicate clearly, lovingly, and honestly.

The Angel of Communication is here to help you work through this issue.  Through this process you will honour and empower yourself and gain much respect and love from others.”

Today’s Resource:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Personal Gratitude:

is for my family.  Thank you.

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Longest night, shortest day.

             Here’s what’s on the calendar for December 21st, 2014:

Winter Solstice at 2:52 p.m.

Dark Moon at 5:36 p.m.

and Uranus direct at 2:45 p.m.

             This is a lot!  Hoping it delivers Joy and many blessings to everyone .

             Our message is brought to us by the Special Occasions deck, but even more than that, it’s a validation draw.  This is NOT our first Frog for the month.

dreaming oracle cards australia

“Frog  ~  40  ~  Cleansing

When Frog’s chorus is heard, it generally indicates approaching rain.  Symbolically, it implies a need to settle the emotional dust that prevents the stream of life from flowing in a productive manner.  It promises to cleanse our Spirit by stimulating the release of sacred tears and the freeing of pent up emotion.

Those who live in the Australian Outback look forward to the wet season because it soothes the earth, promising new growth and fertility.  In similar fashion, when we welcome our cleansing tears we are reassuring our self that everything will be okay and that all will work out in the end.  Instinctively we are preparing our bodies for fruitful new beginnings and the conclusion of emotional barrenness and drought.

When we journey through life denying ourselves of emotional cleansing, we grow numb to the possibility of change.  We stop looking for opportunity and signs of new growth.  We begin to see life as empty, sterile, and deficient; we forget what life was like before the drought.

When honoured, though, our tears hold the power to strengthen us and deepen our sense of self-worth.  They help us look at life in a bountiful way.  Our tears welcome fertility and growth back into our life, but only when they are celebrated.

To deny them, or to see them as signs of weakness, is to guarantee a drought that will forever hamper life and any chance of emotional healing.  Where there is no love, encouragement, or support, there is no chance of growth.  Without rain, there is no life.  Without tears there can be no healing.

If Frog has sung his way into your cards today, you are being encouraged to embrace your tears and to see them as a chance to rid yourself of emotional, physical, and spiritual burden.  Frog is reminding you to take time out for yourself, to shun negativity, and fear, and to release emotional baggage.

Frog dreaming teaches us to welcome and honour our tears and to see them as a healthy way to cleanse the soul of pain, grief, and longing.  It offers us the chance to recharge our batteries and reclaim a sense of balance and healing in our lives, thus affording us a fertile new ground on which to start again.”

Today’s Resource:

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

Today’s Positive Thought:

beginning tomorrow, for the next half of the year, each day will be just a wee bit sunnier (even in the rain).

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The Important Bits

             When we look at what is required for survival, there are some essentials that we all need.  And then, there’s the personal items.  The want-y things.  The stuff that maybe not everyone values in the same way that we do.

             Today’s message is a bit of a reflection for us.  We are being asked (at this time of year) to examine what we can and cannot live without.  Just, ya know, take a look.

Luxury and Basic

             For me, it’s not really items, it’s very much about my family.  But also, solitary time.  I require moments together with loved ones, followed by hours on my own.

             Some of us have hobbies or crafts or books (writing and reading).  Those are sanity saving and soul enriching necessaries.  Others, I hear, must spend time moving around vigorously.

             The point is, what WE need may not be the same as what our neighbor feels is a basic essential.  It’s not our place to judge.  Merely to acknowledge, and be honest.

             If we see someone who is “doing it wrong” this holiday (whatever holiday that is celebrated, or even not), let them have their perceived pleasure.  We’ll all hope every item and tradition of theirs is as meaningful and festive as our own.

             Within our regular rotation around the card altar, we have a reminder of another bit of importance in our lives.  Now THIS is a priority for everyone.

saint messages

“St Christopher  ~  Safe Travel

This card signals a safe passage and lets you know that St Christopher is by the side of the one who is traveling at this time.  This trip is blessed by the angels, who will ensure that all the details are taken care of.   The transportation, luggage, meals, and accommodations are being overseen by Heaven, so the way is clear for an enjoyable trip.

This can also be a message that it’s time for you to take a trip.  Have you been hankering for a relaxing vacation?  Is there a place that you’re drawn to for research or business purposes?  Is there a loved on who you’d like to visit.  If so, this card is a validation that it’s time to set the plan in motion

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Mall Report:

I’m exhausted.  However, being tired-and-not-the-boss, is vastly different from being stressed-and-in-charge.  One more night, then I’m probably done.  What the rest of the crew does is no longer my concern.

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