Un-Ending Education

             Being a life-long learner infuses our lives with additional lessons, but also with Joy.  Especially when what we have learned can then help others.  I am a perpetual student, constantly researching and seeking increased knowledge.

             The images that I was shown this morning were simple and to the point.  Scenes which made sense and had a clear message.  Views that told a story.

Get to know that which we do not.

             There was a world leader in my dreams.  Or rather, the symbol of one.  She was there to show us how to continue learning, and to never slow our search for more.

             Her own journey was about finding out what she did not know, and then to teach that.  Sharing the lessons makes them easier to learn, and quicker to understand.  Even if the topic is one we are completely unfamiliar with.  THAT is basically the point.

             Standing in front of our card altar, with all of this information in my head, I was directed to leave the regular rotation, and here is why.  It’s precisely what we needed to know at this moment.

oracle cards, angel messages

“Angel of New Life  ~

An exciting new chapter of  your life is about to unfold.

The Angel of New Life is here to announce that a new chapter of your life is about to unfold.  Over the coming days and weeks  you will begin to feel a sense of renewed clarity, purpose, and direction.

New, magical, and exciting things begin to happen as you are intuitively guided to explore new avenues and possibilities for your life.  Through this process you will uncover aspects of yourself that  you didn’t know you had.

Embrace this new and exciting period in your life and know that the past is now behind you.  Your life is forever changing and you are forever evolving to ever greater spheres of light and love through the wondrous spirit of creation.

Enjoy the journey and all the blessings coming your way.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is this photo of some new fabric pieces.

What makes me Happy? Palm trees, pink flamingos, bikes, aaaaand...... RUSSIAN STACKING DOLLS !!!

What makes me Happy?
Palm trees, books, pink flamingos, bikes, aaaaand……
RUSSIAN STACKING DOLLS !!!

             Thank you, Dorothy for thinking of me.  Your quilting work is beautiful, I am truly inspired!

Blend, Blending, Blended

             If  I counted back, I could probably figure out when I began watching food programs on TV.  But it’s not necessary to have the date, my memory of what I’ve seen will suffice.

             Because it ties in to what I was shown this morning.  Since I did start tuning in to cooking shows a few years back, that was the symbology which appeared.

Combine and set aside.

             In meal preparation, this is the process of putting specific items together.  Mixing ingredients, to create our desired result.  Layering flavors to reach (hopefully) a full-bodied and enriching dish that will nourish.

             In our recent conversations about “goals” and intentions, this procedure also applies.  Take a suggestion from one place, an idea from another.   Fold gently in with what we already have on hand (and in our hearts).

             Finally, when it’s all in one place, apply a little Quality Control.  Like tasting our sauce.  We need to examine this new creation.  Test it to see if it really is what we’re after.

             If it needs something still, toss that in.  If it suits, as is, then stop.  Let it rest.  Release.  And have faith.  What we’ve learned has been applied.  Now, walk away.  We never want to try TOO hard.

            As we turn to the card altar now, within our regular rotation, we’re being handed a validation on a platter, or, the tides have brought it along with them.

oracle cards, mermaid messages, help from above

“You’re Being Helped  ~

‘Heaven is working behind the scenes to help you, even if you don’t see results yet.’

Your manifestation is being worked out right now, even if you can’t see the tangible proof.  As an analogy, when sailors get close to land, they often see signs of life, such as birds flying or branches floating in the ocean.  By drawing this card, you are urged to notice signs that ‘land’ (your manifestation) is near.

Even if you can’t see evidence that your manifestation is in process, this card assures you that your prayers have been heard and answered.  Stay centered in faith and gratitude in order to open the door to your desires.”

Today’s Deck:

Magical Mermaids and Dolphin Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is a book recommendation and a quote.  You all know how I love Diana Gabaldon‘s (flawed but engaging) series?  Well, I’ve found another.  Very similar and very well done.  Less harsh than GB’s but just as good.

             When a character has passed on (and a few do, so be alerted to that) they say s/he has gone to their homecoming gladly.  It’s a beautiful phrase, and so true.

             The books (more than 6, so far!) are called The Wilderness Series, written by Sara Donati (who is known in her Real Life as: Rosina Lippi).

Compassionately, in and out.

             Travel with me, in our minds, as we envision some easy, average day.  At mid-point, with no prior forewarning, we are notified – BAM! – of an event.  Whether by text or phone or in person, we now know something which we previously did not.

             This will change the next hour/day/week/month/year of our lives.  Our reaction to that type of scenario is what our messages are about today.  How we deal.  How we manage.  Whether or not we are able to do it with…….

gracious aid and acceptance.

             When we are calm, with the appropriate emotions, and we stay balanced (remember yesterday’s card), then we have accomplished this recommendation from the Universe.  Keeping in mind the state of Grace, that calm demeanor of serenity, we are capable of drawing from within.

             (Again, this is NOT a sign to simply just lie down and “take it” or to become a doormat.  Acceptance is about strength, not weakness.)

             Now, let’s look at what has shown up as our daily draw.  (It may be familiar to some of you, just keep in mind that this deck is a duplicate of the one that I read from when you hire me.)

Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

             Knights bring us information.  This particular one arrives on the waves of emotion, as Cups are Hearts.  S/He is showing the exact balance and Acceptance that is our focus at this time.

             The illustration is also of movement, as well as Assistance.   Are WE the aid of another?  Do WE bring that Cup, from our heart to the heart of someone else?  Or perhaps, WE are the inspiration?

             Any way we look at them, both messages, are reminding us of how important our perception, our Acceptance  is, in all things.  And that honouring our feelings will only serve us well, never steer us wrong.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

FLP Report:

from today.

Ohio

Ohio

             Plus one Minnesota.   That was it.

Advancing.

             What we began with yesterday’s message, was a jumping-off point for what I was shown today.  The Tortoise And Hare fable wasn’t the image I saw, but it was what the scenes reminded me of, and what they represented.

Steady forward momentum.

             When we set our goal, then make (loose!) plans for getting it in  motion, we’ve started a process.  We have prepared for the next turning point in our journey.

              As we travel along, keeping this intention in mind, continuing the actions and attitude which will aid in its manifestation, well then, that’s some impressively steady progress.

             For more encouragement, let’s look at our daily draw.  Still within the regular rotation around our card altar, we are being shown that this recommended method is exactly the way to keep ourselves balanced and on the correct path.

"Stress  ~ 7  ~  Fire: Action  ~"

Stress ~
7 ~ Fire: Action ~

             Appearing in the Contrary position, we’re being reminded of how well we CAN manage the chaos and stress in our lives.  We’ve already begun to do exactly that by our forward momentum.

             We are stronger than whatever it is we are facing, or trying to juggle.  Our balance is not as precarious as the character in this illustration.  By staying calm and keeping our focused intention, we won’t be anything like these guys.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view, from my living room, not an hour ago.

Do we look like we're having fun?  Because we ARE!

Do we look like we’re having a good time? Because we ARE!

             Thanks, Karen Buys, for coming down to have dinner with us.  Don’t forget: Fun and Self-Care!

Honestly Pointed

             Even as I learn about new ways of viewing this life, and our overall journey, I still haven’t become too friendly with the word “goal.”   It feels a bit too Type A and intense for me.

             Sometimes though, we do need to put on our Far-Seeing eyes and lob an idea a bit past rightnow.  That doesn’t detract from being present and mindful, or so I’m being told.

             Even though the series of images which were shown to me this morning might have been complicated (and slightly frustrating), it is very clear that . . . . .

when we focus on the goal, our progress will follow.

             Very often, the exact event or person will appear/drop right into place as soon as we have our intention in mind.  That’s what this messages is all about.

             By allowing our natural rhythm and processes to move forward (in the direction of that goal), we can be of help, instead of a hindrance.   We may take aim, and then, without battling, we are better able to follow through with that intention.

             Still within our regular rotation around the card altar, this daily draw is making it known that this is who she is and this is what she has come to tell us.  She arrived specifically to blend her message with ours.

oracle cards, colette baron reid, the lady of the mirror, hidden realms

“The Lady of the Mirror  ~  44  ~

 reflection, nonjudgment

The Lady of the Mirror is both Ally and Challenger, asking you to see yourself in the mirror made by the events of your life.  She represents the powerful force of the Law of Attraction and reminds you that what you are is what you attract.

This isn’t to say that you need to blame yourself for inviting transgressions or if you find yourself a victim of a big-picture event – say a war.  This is a distorted interpretation of this law.  Certain events are fated to test our faith.

Rather, find yourself within the web woven through your life – your relationships, opportunities, desires, seeming failures, and successes.  Observe how you have responded to life’s challenges, great and small, and be aware of what is familiar in the present.  Release all judgment, and accept things exactly as they are with love.

The Lady of the Mirror asks that you honor every part of your story as essential to your highest unfolding.  Can you see yourself as being exactly where you need to be on your path?  Do you love what you see in the mirror?  Can you perceive your part in your reactions and the motives behind your current inquiry?  

You will find your answer in a thorough and honest self-appraisal.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is this view.  A fine photo taken on our back deck.

First lettuces of the season!

First lettuces of the season!

             And it was so lovely this afternoon that I was able to hang laundry outside.  I love when that happens.  (I mean, I do it all year long, but it doesn’t always work out well.)