Vantage Point

             Here’s another suggestion for coping with any delays we may be experiencing.  (And if you haven’t been, you will.)

             Today’s messages is a reminder of time and space.  Or rather, Divine time and space.

Seeing the Scenery

             Have you ever been stuck in traffic on a super busy piece of road that usually everyone speeds over at massive rates?  Next time it happens, look out the window, and down.

             See the surface of the pavement, the odd assortment of debris on the side.  The way the stripes or lines appear.  This perspective (stopped or immensely slowed down) will show views which are rarely witnessed by anyone but work crews.

             What we are being asked to do is not only “stop and smell the roses” but observe the entire garden.  And the sky above it.  As well as the neighborhood it resides in.

             Because, we might be paused here for a while, we may as well enjoy the scenery.  And get something useful out of it.  We’re here, let’s appreciate that for what it truly is.

             It’s a lesson.  It’s a moment of sacred space.  It’s a view that we are being gifted, not forced into.  It is our privilege, not our punishment.

             Returning now to our regular rotation around the card altar, this daily draw is an additional reminder of perspective.  Of strength, and foundation, both we may have to look for in order to truly see.

major arcana

The Emperor ~ 4

             My dad was in construction for most of his life.  He built, rebuilt, remodeled, and created.  Whether he began from the bottom up, or came in on a job half-finished, he always had to make sure that the starting point was sound.

             That’s what the Emperor brings us.  Stability.  Power.  Aid.  Reason.  Also, an elementally balanced foundation.

             When we ponder a problem, thinking about it from all angles, knowing our plans are solid and true, we are better prepared later, at the point of constructing.  Seeing anything with that type of focus is part of how we need to move forward now (or, as soon as movement is possible).

             It’s the right time to understand what we see, and what we make, from this frame of reference, all viewpoints included.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Food Sharing:

is THIS BOOK.  It was on a recommendation list last year, but my library just now had it ready for me to pick up.  Fascinating and brilliant.  Super inspirational.  I’ll keep you posted.

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Successfully Thus

             When there is a crisis situation, the calmest people are the most helpful.  When we’re in need, those who are strong, we lean on.

             But more often than we realize, it’s us who are the ones that someone else will turn to.

We are the examples.

             Even when we don’t intend to be.  Even when we’re not trying.  Even when, well, we don’t feel like it.

             How best to be of service?  This is our question, because we need to know how to be the best examples possible.

             The easy answer is: in our honest and genuine state.  With a loving and generous attitude.  Freely!

             When we are healthy and well, we are better equipped to help others.  Simply put, THAT is one of our life purposes.

             The validation for this quick-and-to-the point message arrives via my most favorite sort of conveyance.

dolphin riding

“Ride the Wave  ~  14

‘Right now, success is easy and effortless.’

You can be assured that you are entering a time when you can ride the wave of abundance.  The tide has turned, and you can put your ‘surfing’ skills to the test!

Everything that you know – all your talents, coupled with your hopes and dreams – will carry you forward.  People and circumstances have come out of the ocean of potential and possibility to take shape in a wave of spectacular activity.

Know that you’re definitely on the right path!”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Environmental Sharing:

is to say that as soon as I’ve saved up a peso or nine, I’m going to order me some of THIS tea.  Anything we can do that will benefit bees, sign me up.  Also?  Yum!

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Just Keeping It In Mind

             I’m not calling it a theme, yet.  But I do see how some of our most recent messages and daily draws have a common thread.  This continues to be true today.

             When the Universe shows us a simple and gentle route to take, it’s in our best interests to follow along.  When we don’t, we know how upsetting the end result always is.  I mean, we can still learn the lesson, but it turns out to be so much more difficult.

             And, it didn’t need to be that way.  Here’s what I heard this morning:

in the Challenge,

there is an Easy.

             It becomes our job to find it.  The easier route is there, we are reassured constantly about this.  All we need to do is locate it.

             It’s like turning our face directly into this double Mercury retrograde.  Leave the fear behind.  Don’t get crushed under the weight of that panic.  Simply stand tall, breathe deep, and move forward.

             We know the Challenges will arrive, we also know that we are now well-equipped to handle them.  With our Easy attitude, and our Easy stance of lovingkindness.

             As with what awaits on our card altar, we know.  We merely have to remember.

universal truth

 “Goddess Of Knowledge  ~

‘Start to apply what you already know;

Trust your intuition.’

Some two thousand, five hundred years ago, Plato, the great ancient Greek philosopher wrote, ‘All learning is simply recollection.’

While study is important, remember also that all you truly need to know is inside you.

The Goddess of Knowledge has appeared in your reading today to encourage you to start to put all the wonderful knowledge that you already possess to good use.  You do not need to do further courses and obtain further certifications or accreditation in order to be effective in the work you would like to do.

Simply start doing it now.  Start to apply what you already know and trust your intuition.  Focus on love and light and ask the universe to guide you.

When your intentions and motivations are driven by love, the universe and the Goddess of Knowledge will help you act in the best interests of all concerned.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is another view from Sunday’s adventure.

oregon coast

The most photographed lighthouse on this side of the world.

             I’ve been looking at it most of my life, walked around and hiked up more times than I can count.  We even stayed there once.  It still makes me happy, every opportunity my eyes have to rest upon the entire scene.

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Our Whole Presence

             Thank you all for allowing me to take yesterday off.  It was delightful, from beginning to end.  We went (as always) on a budget.  And we went (this is the part I’ve been working on for some time now) with no expectations, cares, nor preconceived restrictions.

             The loose plan was: whatever happens, happens.  The only goal was to see the beach.  (Hopefully still in daylight hours.)  And to have fun.  We did that.  It was an excellent success; an easy-going attitude of gratitude permeated the entire event.

oregon coast

             We stayed continually present and we veered off the beaten path many times.  Just wandering, and choosing Joy.  Simplicity was the key.

             This feeling has followed us into our message today.

Do the Doing

Be the Being

              If you, personally, cannot get an entire rejuvenating day right now, do not despair.  You will.  Soon.  I promise!  Soon, you absolutely will.  For now, grab a handful of solitary moments, and be grateful for those.  Actively appreciate them.

             (Conversely, if you physically can/are in a place that taking one day off-and-away is possible…. why the hell aren’t you?!)

              Yes, we have obligations.  Duties.  Chores.  Jobs, for fucksake.  But, but!  We also require soul-nourishment.  For me, it’s the coast.  For others, it’s something else.  (Or, ya know, also the coast.)

              To NOT go, that’s a terrible thing.  I didn’t used to understand this idea.  Now, I get it.  It’s necessary.  There is no reason to avoid joy.  None.

              Every reason you can name, they are all excuses.  I know this (believe me, do I know this!), I was the Queen of Lame and Stupid Made-Up Reasons.

             The real, honest, and genuine fact is, we can’t afford NOT to go.  Even if “going” is only 3 minutes in a corner, with headphones on and our backs to a room full of people and piled-up laundry.  Go!

             (Inserted Shakespearean aside here, if laundry or dishes are some of your excuses, message me, I’ll come and do them for you.  And if I’m not geographically close enough, then I guess we’ll set about finding someone who is.)

             Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar right now, as we slip in to this double retrograde phase, we have the perfect draw.

retreat is needed now

“Mind  ~  Page of Clouds  ~  Mastery of Mind”

and

“Laziness  ~  9  ~  Water: Emotions”  reversed.

             We think too much.  This is just how it is.  We do it all the time.  We get caught up in the shoulds.   What will serve us all much better is to let go.  To relax.  To walk away for a minute and practice Self-Care.

              Our society views vacations as treats.  When, in reality, they are necessities.  We are called “lazy” if we don’t jump out of bed and run straight to work, high on caffeine, complaining all the tortured way there.

             That’s false.  It’s untrue.  And it’s unfair to our emotional selves.  Relaxing, resting, sleeping, taking breaks is how we heal and grow and learn our most valuable lessons.  It’s not something to earn, it’s something to expect.

               All we need to ask ourselves is, “what makes me happy?  What brings me joy and pleasure?”  Then, take some.  Go there.  Do that.  Be it.  And, appreciate every mindful second.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this prayer, which comes from one of Doreen’s oracle card apps.

Dear Archangel Michael,

please guide me in treating myself with gentle, nurturing love in everything I think and do.

Help me know that I deserve this compassion.  I release any feelings of guilt to you so that I may experience lasting inner peace.

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