Our Divine Life

             Giving and receiving, we’re full into the swing of it now.  But, we need to remember our most basic principles.  It’s important, in order for us to move forward positively, and with assurance.

             Yes, our day-to-day is about lessons.  It is also very much about abundance, about gratitude, and about bountiful goodness.  What I heard this morning before I even got out of bed brings that point home.

             Reaching for a state of . . . . .


             When we actively and with full intention behave in a loving, generous, and kind manner, we are, in fact, becoming more generous, becoming kinder, and building a less negative mindset.

             This message is a gift that we may bring along with us out into the world.  To share, to hold close, to squeeze in our hand when we feel overwhelmed or in need of boost.

             And on our card altar right now, I was directed to my working deck.  This one flipped in the Challenger position.  Sometimes referred to as the protection pose.

Robin Wood Tarot

Ace of Wands

             Wands, Rods, Staves.  Eventually, in our poker playing stacks, Clubs.  All represent new life.  Beginnings.  Bursts of brilliance.  That always-possible new start.

             The potential is still present, but are we?  Have we not taken advantage of some opportunity?  Have we been unbending?  When we look for reasons of why we aren’t going as far or as fast as maybe WE would like, possibly it’s not about us.

             Could we be impatient and maybe not see all of our blessings, when they are RIGHT HERE?!

             There’s such a thing as Divine Timing (shit happens when it has to happen).  It’s best to always remember, we are so not in charge of that timeless time-piece.  Ever.  Not even a little bit.

             In order to help turn this card around, harness more of that universal energy, we need only sit in Grace.  Sit in stillness*.  Look within.  Don’t forget, when ever we are, THAT is the proper minute; where ever we are, THAT is sacred space.

*I am aware that many folks live in places/situations where “stillness” is not an easy nor available option.  Grab some the best you can.  Take a set of headphones and a phone or MP3 player (or hell, an old WalkMan if that’s all you can find) crank up whatever music is healing to you, and get behind a door.  In a shed, a bathroom, a parking lot, any spot you can secure for a few precious moments.  Take that time, find that space.  We’re all worth it.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Sharing: 

is this tweet from John Edward,

“Repeat after me 3x


Your soul knows how to do the rest… ;-)



             Thank you for the get-well wishes.  I’ve never had extensive surgery inside my mouth before, so I didn’t really know what to expect for back-on-my-feet time.  (It’s been slower than I’d thought.)

             I am an excellent “rester” and do couch-riding like it’s my profession.  But being forced into recuperation (due to not feeling good), well that isn’t as great.  Today’s dose however, did bring us our message.

In Aid Of

             When we are feeling at our lowest, the best way to bring about healing is to ask, “how may I serve?”  For when we assist others, we are always better for the doing of it.

             Right now we’re being reminded of this anew.  How may I be of help?  How may I aid another.  How may my deeds bring about the health or happiness of someone in need?

             Asking these questions is only half of the equation, though.  We then must listen for an answer.  In prayer, or meditation; in walking or yoga; alone or with others, the ways in which we may lend aid, will arrive.

             And here, on our card altar, is that validation.  Even if you use different words, the answer is the same.

how may I serve

“Accept Heaven’s Help  ~

‘You’ve prayed for help, so get out of the way and let Heaven help you.’

You have asked, ‘what should I do next?’  This card responds: 

‘trust that your prayers have been heard and answered.  Simply rest and retreat for now.  After all, you prayed for Divine intervention, so step aside and let Heaven intervene, as this is the help you asked for.’

You can assist the process initiated by your prayers through quiet contemplation.  Ask the Universe to give you very clear, easily understandable guidance, letting you know if you need to take any action.

In the meantime, enjoy knowing that your angels and guides surround you and your situation with loving care.”

Today’s Deck:

Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is just to say that I forget, every once in a while, how much I like an authour until she crosses my path again.  Then I’m all YOURBOOKSARETHEBESTEVERWRITTEN !

             Tracy Chevalier is one of those.  I’ve read everything she’s ever published.  And I’ve never come away unsatisfied.


Recovery Road

             (This post will look like it’s “out of order” but as you read through, you’ll see why.)

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that on Thursday I had (minor) surgery (in my mouth, bone grinding, upper gums slicing, and stitches to put it all back together).  Not surprising that our message is (brief and) somewhat related to that.

             We are all in the process of doing better, being better, and hopefully, making our world a better place.  As we move towards that goal, here is what the Universe wants us to focus on:


             For me, personally, and for us, globally.  There is simply too much fear-based ignorance being spread around as if it were Truth.  How do we fix that?

             We educate, we love, we share, and we aim for health.  Health on every level.  In whatever form it takes for each of us as individuals.

             If that means Self-Care, then go for it.  If it means standing on a street corner and waving signs, do that.  But truly, doing our part is a big piece of how we heal.  Heal ourselves, and heal our planet.

             In the card altar room I was directed here.  The reason is obvious.  For when we are whole and healed……

privacy and healing

“Sanctuary  ~  28  ~

‘Privacy, inviolate personal space, respected boundaries, and taboos.’

The Mermaids Sing:

The mer-world has many beings, one of our most secretive and elusive is (and are) the powerful Melusinas.  The Mother of all Melusinas is a twin-tailed merbeing, part woman, part dragon, part mer, part fey . . . . and she is here to remind you all that there are times when you need to declare to the world, this is my time.  And this is my space.

For you, much time has been given to others, to caring for them, to looking over them, to watching for them, to loving them, bandaging them, soothing them, satisfying them, feeding them – and now it is your time.  

In the legend of Melusina (or Melunsine), it was said that this great queen would have each seventh day and night for her own self, within her sanctuary, in the solitude of a deep and glittering bath, she would turn into her true self, utterly unobserved, and utterly free.  

In the legend, Melusina’s husband becomes so curious he violates his promise to her and invades her sanctuary.  Not only this, he is horrified at who she is, when alone.  Melunsina’s message to you is that you have the right to unviolated time out, time alone, during which you can be free to look, be, sound, dream, and swim as you wish.

True freedom within a relationship happens when each person’s boundaries are respected, when each person supports times for solitude, and recognises the freedom that comes with trust.

It has come time now for your partner to support your space, your privacy, your time alone, and your need for this time to be however you choose to be.  It is time for no-one to invade, or pry out of fear that their exclusive rights to you are being diminished or betrayed.

It is time for your relationship to step up a level, into greatness, where the independence of each, the part of you that belongs to you alone, is nurtured, respected, applauded, loved – but ultimately, left to you to determine.  

Will you ask for this?  Will you take this when it is given to you?  And will you declare these boundaries to be sacred?  

In many cultures men and women, individuals and genders have sacred spaces that is theirs alone.  It is a great taboo for others to enter into that space.  

This is your time.  And may this taboo – this sacred space you set – be held in awe and reverence by all who claim to love you, that by doing so, they will show that they do indeed love the entirety, the multitudes of you, support and uphold your freedom to be your own self.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of the Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish






             When I first became aware of the idea that our perception changes everything, I was unabashedly skeptical.  I just couldn’t believe that, for one thing, I was so wrong, and for another, that it had ANYthing to do with how we observed and understood.  I mean, come on!

             Turns out, we’re all wrong.  Constantly.  And it makes not one damn bit of difference.  In fact, it’s kinda helpful.  To let go of that control and NEED is to let go of so very very much more.

             Like releasing all the crap that’s fear-based.  (Which is WAY more than we even realize.)  Here is the main focus of our message right now:

Listen Well

             The Universe wants us to use our Love Ears, to tune in and hear what’s really being said.  We are being reminded to ACTIVELY turn away from the worry talk and mean-spiritedness .  It helps no one.

             We are being asked to be the role models of peace.  To step forward in LovingKindness, and to put the negativity to some good use.  (This message is NOT about ignoring or hiding away, so don’t think it’s all Pollyanna-esque, because it isn’t.)

             Energy is energy, it has to go someplace.  If we utilize that power for positive gains, we help everyone.  And, of course, it is beneficial for us, too.  We must be aware, and we must participate.

             To Listen Well is to rise above and to lend a hand.  By staying in-tune to what is helpful we become healers, on a global scale.

             And on our card altar, we’ve been handed an ideal validation.  Yeah, it really IS all about the perception.  To look, to listen.  And then to truly see.

listen well

“God Of Reflections  ~

‘The qualities you see in others are simply your own reflection.’

You are giving away your power when you fail to recognise and acknowledge the many wondrous qualities that you possess.

The qualities you admire in others are simply reflections of the same qualities within you.  Yet often, you falsely believe that others are better than you in some way.

It is now time to let go of this belief and allow your beauty, talent, and creativity to shine through.  From now on, every time you see beauty in another, let it serve to remind you of your own beauty.

If you recognise success in another, check to see how success also exists within you, and so on.  As your perceptions are brought into balance, you become a more effective force in the world and have more impact on those around you.

By acknowledging all the beautiful qualities that you already possess, you open the door to an endless stream of abundance and blessings which stem from the heart of creation.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is merely to say that this website now has 234 followers.  To me, a severely untidy Virgo, this is meaningful and significant.  Numbers in order sing to my heart and make my soul sigh with joy.

             Thank you, everyone who enjoys my work, and everyone who shares it.



             In the business of marketing, where their job is to sell us more crap than we actually need, they speak of sales cycles.  There are times of the year when people really don’t want to go out and buy.  In fact, we’d rather not leave the damn house at all.

             It’s more natural for us (as animals) to hunker down as the days grow darker and shorter.  Fall is a time for gathering the harvest, but winter months are for staying inside.

             I’ve been thinking about that hibernation tendency a lot lately.  Dan and I are attending yoga classes twice a week now (one on land, one in the water).  It is truly the most beautiful and empowering hour of that day.

             The very possibility of those types of calm, inwardly reflective moments is what the Universe wants to reminds us of.


             When we are focused and alert, we are better suited for receiving our messages.  When we turn within, either in prayer or meditation or yoga or simply a quiet, still few minutes which we grab for ourselves, we are nourishing the soul.

             We are giving ourselves the ultimate gift.  We are involved in Self-Care on the highest level.  And we all know where that leads, out and around and rippling off into the rest of our lives.  Benefiting not just us, but every person we care about.

             The other thing we know about Self-Care and positively focused intention, is that they provide results.  Like this, for example.  Of all the cards, in all the decks, our draw right now couldn’t be more perfectly validating if I’d sat down for endless hours and manually tried to FIND one better suited.


“Proceeding Softly  ~

‘My inner power grows in moments of quietude.’

Card meaning:

Go forward, slowly and gently.  Stop to smell the daisies and enjoy the view.  Love and appreciate what is here now.

The Universe wants you to know:

When you take your time and go slowly, new perceptions blossom that you can’t see if you’re moving fast.  Step out of the rapid pace of everyday life, and step into the majesty of stillness.

Resist the impulse to go ahead with your first conditioned response, and tune in to your deep instinctual intuition.  Power is born when you relax into the present moment.

Questions to ask yourself:

What is the underlying wisdom for me regarding being cautious?  Is there an area of my life where I should slow down?  Should I view a certain person or situation in my life with caution?


My inner power grows in moments of quietude.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Gratitude:

is to say Thank You for whoever it was that protected Daniel last night, in the rain and dark, when he ended up over the handlebars of his bike.  No one else was involved, he suffered only minor injuries, and will be fine.  (The bicycle is also perfectly fine.  The gloves, we had to replace.)

             It just could have been much worse, so thanks, to those who kept him safe, and to him, for his quick instincts and self-preservation skills.  (That black eye is impressive, though.)