Hindered Halting and Forward Momentum

             Today (and yesterday) I woke up late.  Some afternoons are simply slow-starters.  Some lessons, we just need to address, gradually.

             It’s the right moment, I heard, to discuss roadblocks and delays.  It is timely and appropriate to look at how we are dealing with . . . . .

interruptions.

             Do we chill, and wait patiently?  Or are we still struggling, mired in the density of it all?  Are we allowing some one / some thing to drag us back down in to a rushed-but-negatively-conditioned thinking pattern?

             As we ease our way, slowly, away from the triple retrograding, it seems like the time to examine these reactions.  Especially since we know how much smoother our sailing is when we’re in an accepting and serene mind-set.

             These moments can sneak up on us, or they can be aggressively jarring.  The WAY we receive them is isn’t as important as how we deal with our own emotions and physical reactions TO them.  The calm Zen practice, relieved of our suffering, is a good example of how to let the pothole in our path be its own entity, whether we fall in to it or go around it or bounce right on past.

             As we work through this teaching time, we have a daily draw which will help.  Truly, it can be applied to any number of situations, today’s, or any other.

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“Angel of Healing  ~

‘The Angels have felt your sadness and have shown up today to send you healing.’

Your angel of healing has felt your sadness and has arrived in your reading right now to reflect healing light into your heart.

Your angel wishes you to know that you are loved more than you can possibly imagine.  Even though you feel alone and unloved at times, know that you are eternally loved.  Whether you feel it or not, you are dearly loved and appreciated by many on the Earth plane, as well as in the angelic realm.

Close your eyes, in this moment, place your hands upon your heart and feel the healing light pour through as you feel the presence of your angel.  Feel yourself being breathed and supported by the universal life force of love, and imagine yourself glowing with light.

Talk to your angel; ask anything you wish – share anything you wish.  You may communicate through writing, or simply through thoughts and feelings.

 Doubt not that your angel exists; you will receive a positive sign or confirmation of some kind in the next few days which will help you to both trust and believe.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is just to say that our home-made fabric refresher spray also works well on (not so beautifully fresh smelling) feet.  Ya know, in case that’s a thing you might have wondered about.

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Enfoldment

             Here we are, with a (temporary) new look.  And just like our daily adventuring through this life, it’s been full of ups and downs.  I know, Mercury is still not right, and other planets aren’t either.  But it had to be now.  No, I don’t know why.  It just did.

            Whether we’re updating websites, walking our path, or simply trying to get from morning until the night, we come across challenges.  It happens.  There’s no stopping it.

             That’s what we need to realize today.  That’s what we need to hang on to.

Embrace (the) All

             When we accept the good with the bad (everything is good and bad, FYI) we accept ourselves.  We take in the lessons that will move us forward.  Not all will be pleasant.  But they all have one thing in common: none of them last forever.

             Nothing does.  Except the energy of us all.  The All.  We are individuals and we are the same.  When we accept that, when we treat each other/ourselves with gentle hands and hearts, then, well then, we’ve really made a difference.

             Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar this morning, this messenger brings a terrific validation.  We are doing our best.  And that’s what is most important.

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“The Arrow Master  ~  10  ~

hitting the mark, intention, detachment

The Arrow Master appears to help you target your intentions and teaches you how to shoot straight for the stars.  The message is to be deliberate about focusing your dreams and desires with intention and about aligning your intentions with Spirit.

Then let them fly on the wind, directed by the Divine, until they reach their goal.

The only way to hit the target is to allow the arrow of your intention to fly unencumbered by your eagerness to see it travel exactly the way you want it to go.

You may think it needs to veer a certain way to reach your goal, but  in the invisible realms, human power cannot make this happen.  The Divine has its own idea of how the arrow flies and upon what wind it’s carried.  Nonetheless, if you don’t shoot, you’ll never score.

This is a fortunate message as long as you remember the Law of Detachment.  If you do, then be assured that you’re right on point!”

             To see how VERY on the mark we are, watch THIS short clip.  (Also, isn’t her music nice?)

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Personal/Business Note:

is to say that no, the new site is not all done.  In fact, it’s barely begun.  However, this is as far as I was able to get on my own tonight.  (And yes, I know there’s two HOME page tabs.  Workin’ on it!)

               (Special thanks to Dan, who helps me, even if he isn’t sure what I need or what needs doing.  And he does it while making dinner and watching football.)

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Shining Splendor

             In modern western medicine, they have a concept for urgent care/emergency need (which everyone is familiar with, I’m pretty sure), called the Golden Hour.  In the examples I was shown this morning, we’ve been handed a recommended mind-set that has been similarly named.

             (Even if it doesn’t have to do with timeliness or physical injuries.)

             This is exactly what I heard:

Golden Thinking

             It’s about the personal brilliance we all radiate.  It’s about recharging our glowing power.  It’s about continually trying to do better, learn more, love farther, and live brighter.

             The images that accompanied our message today were (unsurprisingly) beyond beautiful.  They showed possibilities as well as accomplishments.  The reminder is to strive for this attitude of Grace in every situation.

             Even when the reality is that, occasionally, we’ll slip back to dark.  Doesn’t matter.  We can always renew our efforts.  And we’ve lost nothing (that’s not replaceable) in the journey.

             This glow is all our own.  We have, it’s part of who we are.  No one can take it from us and no action can dim it.  We can, however, improve it.

             And where it was suggested that I select our daily draw from confirms this.  We needn’t give our Golden-ness over to another for credit, because honestly, it does come directly from within.  From our Source, WE are (also) that Source.

             (Additionally, notice the most prominent shape in the center of this illustration?  Yeah, connected to yesterday, in a big way.)

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“Decisions  ~  32  ~  Higher Self

Confusion, Quandary, Ambivalence, Juggling

You are faced with many choices and aren’t sure what to do.  Leave or stay in a job?  Terminate or recommit to a relationship?  Stop or continue a creative project?  Go to work or stay home?

 Life is an endless stream of choices, and doing what’s best is never a simple thing.

Fortunately, your Higher Self can help you resolve those difficult decisions, especially if you are willing to let some of the balls you juggle drop to the wayside for now.  The key to making the best choices is to simply follow your heart and attend only to what you care about right now.  

Focus on priorities that feed your spirit, and don’t become overwhelmed by the demands and expectations of others.

Ask your Higher Self to help you discern and trust in what requires your attention right now, and be willing to disappoint people.

Your Higher Self assures you that what falls to the wayside isn’t important in the long run, despite the drama of the moment.

The message for you is:

Don’t try to be all things to all people; it’s waste of time, and you’ll surely fail.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

FLP Report:

begins with this fine example (I love that tree and moon more than I can even say)

South Carolina!

South Carolina!

             and includes a blue and white plate which may or may not have been Michigan, one of the Dakotas, a Wyoming, one Iowa and one Ohio, a Tennessee, Kansans, Wisconsin, and a singular New York.

Sentimentality

             Culturally (societally), we have many sayings, all for the same core emotion.  This morning, there were numerous scenes presented to me; they pulsed around this same singular feeling.  Everything I was shown had one very solid sense.

             When we strive to live “choosing love” at as many crossroads as possible, it can be challenging.  We can’t honestly be expected to go all soft and kind in, say, traffic or lining up at the post office, can we?  Yes.  We can.  And yes, we should.

             Here is our focus.  One that we all have access to.  And yet, one we don’t always pay enough attention to.

Open-hearted

             The concept of Acceptance is about letting go of that constant battle, that drive, that push-to-the-front mentality.  Do we need to stand aside for crimes or let everyone pass so that we get no where?  Absolutely not.

             However, we do need to be aware of our thoughts as we just move along in the day.  Are we being kind?  Are we seeing Grace?  Are we releasing that which no longer serves?  Are we leading with our open heart?

             One of the views which beautifully illustrates this is ……….

heart shaped hands.

heart shaped hands.

             If we hold this thought, this feeling, this shape, in our minds, we can accomplish so much and in such a gentle, efficient way.  All while presenting an open-hearted example.

             Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar, a messenger has appeared who gives us some decisive assistance.

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“Cheetah  ~  

‘A decision once made will be followed by unwavering action.’

Cheetah stalks silently with cat wisdom but pursues her quarry, fleet Gazelle, with the power of sight-hound magic.  What other creature partakes of two natures?

Look within to discover a plurality of talents and ways of being, for Cheetah is offering you the chance to be exceptional, too.

If Cheetah, fastest living mammal, has run into your cards now, this is not a time for hesitation: decision followed by unwavering action is now essential.

Like Cheetah, grasp what life has to offer.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing, plus one:

is that we will be updating the face of this site, probably on Sunday.

             And, HERE is a pretty cool spot I ran across/was guided to earlier this afternoon.  I’ll be exploring it more.

Same Same

             Depending on the time of year (and how much I’ve been outside that week), the vibrancy of my tattoos change.  It’s because of my skin tone, not because of the age of that ink.

            The blood and bone structure of many nations lies under my epidermal layer.  Obvious to anyone who sees me.  I am a mix, and it shows.

            Most of the people that I know, are of a similarly blended background style.  This fact, and the truth that in our past lives we’ve been every shade of humanity, is the reason bigotry is so completely asinine and ignorant.

            It is also why our message today is focused on:

addressing and acknowledging diversity.

             For all of our beautiful differences, we are the same.  We’re individuals in a group.  We are unique, and we are together.  Together, whether we like it or not.  May as well accept it!

             The daily draw to which I was directed this morning is a message that’s echoing where we are astrologically.  And in many senses, just where we are.

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“Unexpected Visitors  ~  41  ~  

‘If you expect the unexpected, you’ll be prepared for miracles.’

Detours, surprises, and paradigm shifts . . . expect the unexpected.  No matter how detailed your plans are, and how clear you believe the road ahead to be, there are times when the best plans are waylaid by unforeseen circumstances. 

At first, detours may seem inconvenient, but a surprise turn of events signals that the adventure of life is beginning to get interesting.  No one can plan for synchronicity – for fate and destiny to meet – except Spirit, who knows what you can’t comprehend for now.

Life is full of surprises, so stay on your toes and enjoy this exciting new adventure you weren’t expecting.  There is a plan for your life that may not match up with your agenda.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

same as yesterday and the day before.  There are changes coming, and apparently, some surprises, too.