The Constraints of Our Time

             Living, as we do, in this fallible bodies, on this lovely blue and green rock, there are limitations.  Ones we all battle with, yet try to accept and embrace.

             That’s what our message is about today, that physicality we must handle, deal with, and manage.  How, in this world, we sometimes feel bound, by time and place.

Delays

             When we work within the restrictions though, we gain immeasurable benefits.  Also, it’s just less painful.  The struggle is less, and we learn more, when we let go.  (As we have heard.  Repeatedly.)

             But what is the best way to release?  And to come to terms with these constant and annoying delays that try our patience?

             The solution is, like we heard yesterday, a simple one.  It’s not an EASY one, but it is basic and free.  The answer is: acceptance.

             When we have delays, all we need to do is wait.  They go away.  As all things do.  Both good and bad.  Wait it out, all of it will end, eventually.  Only to loop back again, and start over.  The process of time is eternal.

             To enforce this reminder, I was (loudly!) directed out of our regular rotation around the card altar, and (loudly!) instructed to minimally utilize the guidebook, while enhancing the definition with channeled assistance for our daily draw.

self-love

“Angel of Soul Love  ~

‘Time to look at how you value yourself – issues of self-love.’

. . . . all happens as an act of love.  Stand up for yourself regardless of what others think or say and know that you are eternally worthy of love.

In essence, you are a wondrous and beautiful being of light and love.  You are held in eternal embrace by the soul of creation, loved and valued more than you will ever know.”

             To keep ourselves “in time” and “on time” it is suggested that we begin from within.  Self-care, self-love, soul-love is all the same starting point, the first step.

             From there, we can go anywhere.  At any time, and without worry of delay.  Because we ARE on time, we ARE the loved and cared for children of the Universe.  Besides, to be delayed is to be given a gift of mindfulness, a moment in the now.

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Weather Sharing:

is this “extra” picture from my Almanac calendar.

freezing rain

The beauty of these photos is breathtaking.

             Every month has two views, and a question answered.  Here is our first installment for 2015:

“How does freezing rain form?

Cold air aloft produces snow that falls through warm air underneath.  The snow melts into rain and continues to fall, passing through a shallow layer of cold air that has cooled surfaces to below freezing nearer to the ground.  When the rain hits these surfaces, it turns to ice.  If 1/4 inch or more of ice accumulates, the event is call an ice storm.”

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Keeping It Simple

             In the culinary arts (not that I’m an expert, or can even barely feed my own selfelf, but I have learned tons by watching Food Network and Cooking Channel), there is a processing method called “reduction.”  The idea is that you condense and strengthen by boiling down.

             Whatever is our circumstance or situation, right now, the Universe says to simple it down to its most basic components.  This removal of the extraneous, is the elemental key for today’s message.

Uncomplicatedly direct.

             We are being reminded that we’re a busy and detailed sort of animal.  Often sidetracked and/or weighted down with technicalities and the fine minutia of our self-induced particulars.

             When we strip off those extras, reduce our quantity of ingredients, we are left with a bold simplicity.  Sure, there’s an underlying and subtle complex nature that we’ve built in, but the finer points are more delicate.  We are no longer so scattered, so disorderly.

             To bring out the simple is a precarious task, much care and attention is required, but it’s one that we are FAR more equipped for than we realize.  The more we do it, the easier it becomes.  And by application, so too, does our journey.

             Returning to our regular rotation around the card altar, the purpose for our intensity is validated, and elaborated on with this draw.

tranquility crystal

“Selenite  ~

telepathy, soul connection, peace, tranquility

It is possible for you to connect with others energetically on a soul level and infuse them with love and healing.

This is telepathic communication in its highest sense.  Through the formless light of love it is possible to both send and receive information provided the information is sought and sent with love.   Remember that on a soul level, time and space do not really exist because all is interconnected and ultimately one.

The peace and tranquility you seek can be found by connecting to that ultimate oneness.

Go within, for in doing so, you will realise that all is eternal;

nothing is ever lost, and that all is eternally present.”

Today’s Deck:

Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is the latest view from my Instagram account.

hand-quilted Noah's ark

This a pretty good representation of the colors; it’s a bright one.

             Tomorrow I’m going to a baby shower.  In my sewing room was an unfinished project (most of the hand-quilting I had already done).  The last of the machine work (edge binding) didn’t take too long.  Now, it’s all wrapped, ready to be given away.

Endless

             Every day is different.  Every message its own individual type of gift, brought to us in an assortment of ways.  This morning what arrived was a reminder.

             It brought with it Hope, and lovingkindness, and the ever-spiraling-upwards inspiration of options.

Possibilities

             Even when facing what appears to be a dead-end or a road-to-nowhere, we have choices.  Today the Universe wants us to keep that idea close.  Don’t forget it.

             Because, no matter the circumstance, we are continually graced with possibilities.  Limitations are few, options are many.

             Here in The Burrow recently, while removing some physical (as well as spiritual and mental) impedimenta which no longer served, I came across what I was directed to share as our daily draw.

options

             This was, according to the guidebook, intended for us to draw our own, to add the symbolism or totem which suited us, in a personal way.

             It seems that for our purposes right now, it’s the epitome of Possibilities.  All we need to do is fill in the blank.

Today’s Deck:

Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways Of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson, illustrated by Angela C Werneke

Today’s Assistance From Afar:

is this meditation that Corina shared in a recent comment.   Thank you, again, my friend.

“The Sacred Rose

1. Raise the emotion(s) you’re dealing with; in this case anger & frustration. Think about how fucked up it was & how incredibly aggravating the situation is.

2. Take a few deep breaths.

3. Picture a rose above your head, of whatever color strikes your fancy in the moment.

4. Visualize a fine mesh net moving up through your body, and all the “negative” emotion bits throughout your body as little black seeds of energy. As the mesh moves up through your body, all the seeds get dislodged by the net & move up with it. Picture the net catching every one of these black seeds as it moves along. Often for me the net moves more slowly through my heart & head areas, as there are lots of seeds stuck in these areas. I wiggle the net side-to-side to unstick the little buggers that don’t want to move.

5. As the little seeds move up & out the top of your head, they wither & blacken the rose, once the net comes free from the top of your head the rose is entirely black & wilted.

6. Burn the rose in the purifying violet flame. As it is consumed by the flame, picture the ashes as gold sparkles, which have been transmuted into pure love, sprinkling down into your head. You can call on Archangel Michael to help in this burning/transmutation step.”

 

Today’s Gratitude:  

I seriously could not do it without you guys.

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Got Your Back

             I know that some recent daily definitions have mentioned how we are maybe standing on the outside looking in, but today, what I heard was that we need to never forget the truth of how we’re not left alone, either.  Solitary though we may be, we are not alone alone.

             Remember, we have our Team (those we’ve chosen to incarnate with, as well as the loved ones at Home), in addition to who we call family.  Whether they be of direct biological relation or not, we are never more than a message or request away from someone who cares for us.

             The reality is, we are never without:

Support

             We receive this support on more levels than we can even imagine.  Or are aware of.   But, it’s there.  It is always and consistently there.

             And we are given reminders of it, repeatedly.  The trick is to notice them, and then, be grateful.

             Some of my own support no longer comes from this physical plane.  On our card altar right now, I am acknowledging that by drawing from the Special Occasion stack.  My best friend would have turned 51 today.

             She would have appreciated this particular selection, in a huge and powerful way.  (Which, of course, makes me think that she had something to do with its appearance.)

trickster messages

“Dingo  ~  25  ~  Trickster

Portrayed as overconfident in many a tale, the simple Dingo artlessly assumes that the world will support his needs, that he will be welcomed and nurtured and that his charm and adaptability will carry him through.

A naturally friendly but socially inexperienced character, Dingo often bites off more than he can chew, then sits licking his wounds in a confused state when his actions inevitably backfire on him.

Although Dingo ostensibly approaches life unaware of the penalties and pitfalls that usually appear painfully obvious to the more mature and street-wise among us, he teaches by example to learn from our mistakes and to never take life too seriously.  He espouses that as long as we are able to laugh at ourselves and learn when we trip ourselves up, we will never again fall victim to our own illusory tricks.”

Today’s Deck:

Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King

Today’s Painful Lesson Learned:

is about how all of the clothing (and my favorite bike-riding slippers) which went with me into that mountain of slivers last week had to be disposed of.  They went out with the trash tonight.

             No, they were not savable.  I tried.  Dan tried.  (For fucking days we tried.)  Believe me, if I could have kept them, I certainly would have!  Instead, my hatred of bark-mulch has grown exponentially (which is saying a lot, because it was not small before this unfortunate incident).

             Anybody have a spare tank top, sweatshirt, and pair of black yoga pants I can borrow?  Size: tubby-and-short.

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Back and Forthing with Confidence

             Today’s post is all about the sharing.  (I know, one of my favorite topics!)  About us sharing with others, others sharing with us, and how truly valuable the entire process is.

             Here’s exactly what I saw and heard this morning:

intermingled.

             Personally, I have sort of an aversion to “purity” (probably because I’m a blended beige person), and the elite nature of that caste-type of belief.  Any time there’s an example of blurred mixing, I’m all for it.

             There’s also the (wrong) idea that one way/color/version is better than another.  The truth is that the more we share and blend and mingle, the better off we’ll all be.  The Universe says, “mix it up, share freely!”  In whatever area we’re struggling with, this will be our solution.

             And on the card altar, I was directed to leave our regular rotation so that we could have even more of yesterday’s Empowerment.

self-esteem

“Self-Esteem  ~  16  ~  Guardian Angel Michael

Integrity, Self-Expression, Boundaries, Convictions

You may feel the ‘odd man out’ right now, as others may not fully appreciate or support your ideas and perspectives.  In fact, you might be feeling discounted altogether.

Fortunately, the Guardian Angel Michael is present to help you remain grounded and centered, even in such times of being challenged and misunderstood.  He counsels you to remain true to yourself and steadfast in your convictions, even if they aren’t shared by those around you.

Yes,  it can be scary to go against the crowd and stand up for what you believe in, especially when it’s unpopular or possibly ahead of its time.

But Michael stands by you and reminds you that this is part of becoming a spiritually mature soul – he helps you ignore popular opinion, and stay true to your heart.

Don’t seek approval, or doubt yourself when you don’t receive it.  Instead, Michael encourages you to stand in your full spiritual adulthood and claim your self-esteem by trusting what you feel and believe in.

Do not abandon yourself to win approval in the moment.  And don’t be afraid to take a stand – after all, this is how you will become the true leader of your own life.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guardian Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Musical Mention:

is what I’ve been listening to for the past few days.  I’ll be taking it to the pool tomorrow.  HERE is the best spot I could find for description.  I love just coming across CDs like this at my library!

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