Same Same Not Not

             One of the most fascinating aspects of wearing our bodies and living these lives, is our individuality and uniqueness.  But also, as we discussed recently, our similarities.  We’re the same.  And we’re not.

             What I was shown this morning depicted how we grow and learn and create with these traits (similarities playing alongside the differences), how we are able to heal and move forward by honouring both.

One size does not fit all.

            It’s the small details that we are reminded to watch for.  Those particular items we can use to discern what works best for us.  Finding the “size” which really does feel most comfortable.

             We make these decisions with the help of our Team, and our family (born-to, or chosen, or a blend).

             This is also what’s being said at the card altar, that we do our best work when we have help.  As I was entering the room, my mind still feeling jumbled with all that I had seen and heard and felt, but not yet written down, it was very clear where outside of the regular rotation we needed to go.

oracle cards, angel messages

“Angel Therapy  ~

Archangel Raphael:

‘Give your cares and worries to us angels, and allow us to take your burden.’

Additional Message:

‘Have you asked us angels for help with your situation?  We can only help if you give us permission.  Right now, close your eyes and take a deep cleansing breath.  Then, mentally call upon your guardian angels and the archangels to help you.

Don’t outline how you want to be helped; just tell us what situation you’d like help with.  Most important, be open to receiving help as it comes to you.  The help might be in the form of a hunch, an intuitive idea, or a direct intervention.

If you receive any repetitive guidance, it’s important that you follow it.’

Working with Archangel Raphael:

Ask Raphael to surround anything needing healing with his emerald green aura.  The crystals that are aligned with Raphael’s healing energy are emeralds and malachite.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is from what I posted on Instagram earlier.

Oh, Oreo, you know me so well.......

Oh, Oreo, you know me so well…….

             Because, hell yeah!  They are totally Lime-y-licious.  (Are they super “clean food” or fresh and organic?  Nope.  Are they a nice treat and make me happy for the Right Now?  Absolutely.)

To Define

             There are un-countable numbers of people who do exactly what I do (or if not exactly, then, similarly).  One thing we all have in common is symbolism.

             Every person on the planet sees signs.  NOT every person acknowledges them.  And amongst those of us who do, we couldn’t possibly acknowledge every single one of them.

             The very significance of them all is where we learn.  We understand what one item or scene means, to us, in our frame of reference.  Building that virtual warehouse of symbols and signs is gaining knowledge, in ourselves and in our world.

             When I wake up every (or nearly every) morning with a message in my head, it’s usually connected to some sort of images that I was shown.  But it could be words or feelings.  All of this is: symbolism.

             And it’s what we were reminded to address today:

watch for signs.

            Finding them is easy, figuring out what they’re telling us can be more challenging.  Well, it can be.  Or, it can be no problem at all.

             One way to better comprehend what is being shared with us is to let go of the busy-ness in our heads.  Become Still.  Allowing ourselves to listen.

             As with our daily draw.  When we hear this definition, do we struggle against it?  Do we fight it?  Question it?   Or do we listen, and accept it?

angel messages, soul love

“Angel of Soul Love  ~

‘Time to look at how you value yourself;

Issues of self-love.’

The world around you is simply a reflection of your inner world, beliefs, and feelings.

There is a person or group of people in your life at present who keeps putting you down and undervaluing what you say or do.  The Angel of Soul Love realises that this is a painful and hurtful situation for you and has shown up in your reading today to help you work through and heal this issue.

From a higher perspective, all happens as an act of love.  The people in your life at present are simply here to help you face  your own feelings of inadequacy, self-worth, and self-love.  That is not to say that you should pat them on the back for making you feel small or sad, rather it is the opposite.

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.

Start to have loving thoughts for yourself; you are perfect just as you are.  There is no need to change anything about you except for the perceptions you hold about yourself.

Affirm to yourself many times each day, ‘I am love, I am light, I value and honour myself through my thoughts and through all I say and do.  The more that I love and value myself, the more love and value that I attract from those around me.’ “

             And we need to ask, what signs is the Universe sending us?  Our validations are going to show up, in a variety of ways.  All we need to do is acknowledge them, and be thankful for their appearance.

Today’s Deck:

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

One of Today’s (Obvious!) Signs:

is this bad phone photo from a parking lot (I blame the annoying people who were walking past as I was trying to get the shot).  It was directly in our path tonight.

9 of Diamonds (or, in the Tarot 9 of Pentacles)

9 of Diamonds
(or, in the Tarot
9 of Pentacles)

             Finding a playing card is always significant.  It’s almost like we are being handed a physical piece of signage.  A placard, or manifested announcement.   As I said earlier, they’re out there.

            And because I sometimes like to go a-googling, to see what’s new in my field, I discovered this brilliant description.  Making our sign even better.

“The 9 of Pentacles is one of the most uplifting and encouraging omens in the suit.  This can mean that your financial worries are over for a while, and that things in general will be going better than you thought possible.  Enjoy this good energy, and share your wealth and happiness with others.”

              I’ll take it, thanks!

Free to Toil and Give

             Our message today is directly tied to our daily draw.  Both speak of Release, and at the same time being bound (to a concept, an idea, a person, a relationship …..).

Doing the work we’re paid to do.

             We are responsible for certain actions, activities, and outcomes, regardless of our careers, positions, or titles.  Sometimes it’s a completely un-paid position, like parenting.  Others could be a well-paid occupation, like high-end health care.  Both are held accountable for a person’s life.

             What the Universe is saying is to be the very best whatever you are.  Put all of yourself into it.  Do a good job, whether the pay is decent, excellent, or non-existent.

             And then, we come to our card.  We’ve returned to the regular rotation; this messenger appeared.

"The Fool"

The Fool

             I, personally, adore The Fool.  When this character arrives, you know that a new journey has begun, or, as our message implies, a new task.

             Freedom and Faith are the key words here.  Stepping off into the unknown takes Trust.

“The Fool  ~  0  ~  Major Arcana

Moment to moment, and with every step, the Fool leaves the past behind.  He carries nothing more than his purity, innocence, and trust, symbolized by the white rose in his hand.  

The pattern on his waistcoat contains the colors of all four elements of the Tarot, indicating that he is in harmony with all that surrounds him.  His intuition is functioning at its peak.

At this moment the Fool has the support of the universe to make this jump into the unknown.  Adventures await him in the river of life.

The card indicates that if you trust your intuition right now, your feeling of the ‘rightness’ of things, you cannot go wrong.

Your actions may appear ‘foolish’ to others, or even to yourself, if you try to analyze them with the rational mind.  But the ‘zero’ place occupied by the Fool is the numberless number where trust and innocence are the guides, not skepticism and past experience.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my card altar room.

An old calendar page.

An old calendar page.

             I look at it every day, it’s less than a foot from my table and chair.   And every day it makes me happy.  Every day I see Hope and Life in it.  Every day I hear the water, see the rainbow, and feel the splash of that tail.

Precisely

             Now that we’ve done our research (or, ya know, are aware that research is recommended), we are being advised to examine the minutiae.  The very finest of the fine.  To look closely.  No, to look closer than closely.

             The littlest of specifics will turn out to be the most important.  Discoveries and found treasures will be the biggest deal.

Small Details

             Like a puzzle, or precision-type game, this process of staying alert to the tiniest features will be our key.  Centering on the exacting points will make whatever is the up-coming situation much easier, and a smoother path to walk.

             Staying outside of our regular rotation around the card altar, we have another inspiring message, in a string of them.  I can’t express strongly enough how VERY much I enjoy this illustration.

oracle cards, talismans, messages of success

“Talisman  ~  49  ~  

‘A lesson truly learned is crystallized as earned wisdom.

You have all you need for the success you seek.’

Wisdom allows you to recognize traps on the road and familiar patterns you want to avoid.  It also enables you to quickly gather information about where you are on your journey.

It helps you recognize  your allies and know how to find the best routes along the way.  Now you’re at a place where you know the right things to do and the best choices to make.

You really can’t commit a mistake.  Whatever your inquiry, great fortune awaits you, for you have the wisdom to arrive at the right decision.

You’ve learned your lessons and earned the right to your success.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Heart and Soul Sharing:

is simply to say that there is another layer of that card definition which is very personal for me right now.  Tomorrow (the 27th) will mark my beloved friend Karen’s second year gone from us.

             It was already hard for me this afternoon.  (As I documented on Instagram.)

             But, as the definition reminded us, I have the knowledge.  The knowledge I need now, to deal with grief, to deal with my losses.  I  know how to apply the lessons learned, and what to do before depression takes me so far off my path that I can’t find the way back.

              What will be in the post for that anniversary?  Will I be up to anything more than the daily draw?  Not a clue.  I guess we find out in 24 hours.

             On the plus side, we’ll be attending her daughter’s wedding in just under a month, so I’m very much looking forward to that joyous event.

Looking It Up

              When my (other) niece was having her baby last year, she debated diapering* options.  Being a person of her generation, this meant that she went directly to the internet.

*Yes, cloth IS always the better choice.

             Finding numerous videos on the subject, we’ve now begun quoting her, saying that no matter the topic or question, the solution or answer can be found on YouTube.

             And that’s the bottom-line for today.  The Universe says (and seriously, these images were precise and exacting), no matter the topic or situation we are currently in or contemplating:

research and investigate.

             Do it thoroughly and do it extensively.  Day light, night time.  From various angles.  Look up everything!  Leave nothing to guess-work or chance.

             If we ignore this one, we’ll be sorry.  Because even though there are no mistakes, don’t forget what Spider told us, some of those strands are just plain old time-wasters.  Sure, we’ll learn a lesson, but it will be the hardest way possible.

             While in front of the card altar, just before I jotted down my notes, it was made clear to me that we’d be going outside of our regular rotation.  When I saw the message, it kind of made me realize that we’ve been getting some version of this for quite a while now.

             And repetitive signs are the ones that we need to hear the loudest.

fairie messages, oracle cards, dreams come true

“Dreams Coming True  ~

‘Your heart’s desires are manifesting into reality.

The fairies ask you to hold fast to your faith and expect positive outcomes.’

Good news!  The life you’ve been dreaming of is becoming a reality for you.  Your affirmations, prayers, visualizations, and other positive practices have brought your dreams to fruition.

Now, the fairies ask you to keep the faith.  At this moment, you may be seeing glimmers of your dreams coming true.  These dreams are transitioning from thought form to etheric form, and then they are solidifying into material form.

To make this transition successful and complete, your continued faith and prayers are needed.  Ask the Universe and the fairies to help release you of any fears that could cause you to sabotage your success.  Know that you deserve this new abundance, and that it will bring much joy to you and those in your life.

Affirmation:

My heart is filled with gratitude and excitement, knowing that wonderful people and situations surround me now.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Tonight’s Kitchen Adventures:

include THIS recipe.

Extremely refreshing, while still being hearty.

Extremely refreshing, while still being hearty.

             The changes we made were to, obviously, get rid of those hideous onions, first thing.  And for Dan’s, I added some diced, left-over, grilled chicken.  We also used a mixed grain variety of rice, not the standard white that was called for.

             (Hell, I can’t seem to get to the exact instructions because the L.A. Times is horrible.  I just spent WAY too much fucking time on this task.  Okay, here’s the best I can do.)

Phone photo, better than nothing.

Phone photo, better than nothing.

             Click to enlarge, and if that still isn’t clear enough, e-mail me and I’ll send you this exact picture.  Or, if I really like you, I’ll transcribe the entire thing.  (Kidding, I like anyone who shows up here.  Mostly.)

             Or, if you’re local, just come over and I’ll feed you some.