Raw and Real Recognition

             We took the day off, left town.  (I know!)  Heading towards some forests and falls that I’d never seen before.  We’re in a drought, so water levels were low.

             Still, every stop we made was more lovely than the last.  I truly do live in a beautiful and wild place.

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             Here’s what I heard as we explored and rested and snacked and enjoyed:

This is what we get.

             Our adventures are about acceptance and appreciation.  Did we see the ocean on this daytrip?  No. Was what we did experience just as terrific and wonderful and necessary?  Without a doubt.

             And that’s what the Universe wants us to remember.  Here we are.  Because here is where we are currently supposed to be.

             Also, who we are.  We’re doing what we’re doing and being who we’re being because it’s right and appropriate at this moment.

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             It’s a gift.  This journey.  One in which we learn and grow and evolve and experience and share.

             Hold it.  Keep it in your heart.  Store it in your soul.  This is what we get.

Today’s Resources:


and Wildwood Falls.

Today’s Sharing:

is to send you HERE, so that you can see me in action, literally receiving this very message.  And HERE for some pure nature.  Plus, HERE for one more view.



             This is the day that my Empress gets married.  The time leading up to her ceremony (and celebration) has been an amazing adventure.  For all of us.

             Our message right now is simply to be with loved ones.  Whether they are close-by or far away, focus on that connection.  Call, write, text, check in on social media, however you need to, please, make contact.


“Wedding  ~

‘Marriage is the union of two souls joined in love, mutual respect, and commitment.  It signifies a desire to deepen love over time.  Your wedding day is a testament to your well-founded faith in love’s power.  Continually breathe life into that faith and love, Dearest One’.”

Today’s Deck:

Daily Guidance From Your Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to invite you to go HERE for all of the details concerning Emma and Jesse and their wedding.  (If you can’t clearly see captions in the “album” just highlight them, it’s worth it.)


Give Me Your Hand

             Personally, we’re having a few ups and downs right now.  A lot going on, seemingly all at once.

             But what’s coming out of the chaos, what’s rising to the top like cream, is precisely where our message takes us today.


             One of my nieces recently replied via text: because family comes first.  She’s right.  And whether it’s our born-to or chosen clan, that connection of the spirit needs to be our highest priority.

            This isn’t just about shoring up someone who happens to be down (although, that’s totally important), it’s also that we have to remember our own state of grace.

             To be generous, in word and deed.  To give as well as receive.  To honour our own sacred selves.  To reach out and offer support where it will be most useful.

             That, that’s all a part of intentional living.  Of being supported and of supporting those we love.

             We’re not viewing anything from our card altar for this one, I was directed out into the hall.


welcome, October

            As I may have mentioned (about a gazillion fucking times), autumn is not my favorite season.  However, I am learning, and reframeing, and accepting.  I now know that there are definitely some positive aspects to appreciate about it.

             This image is one of them.  The weather, another.  Fall apples, oh yeah, big time gratitude there.

Today’s Resources:

me, my family,

and my 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Watcher’s Calendar.

Today’s Sharing:

is just to say that the post from Saturday was number 2,222.

Today’s Title Inspiration:

comes from the lyrics of this song.


Generous and Mindful Grace

             At the most stressful and confusing times, that’s when we need to be our most calm and focused.  And yet, we don’t always remember this.

             Today’s message brings us back to present.  Just as our conscious intelligence brings the wandering thoughts back to intention during prayer or meditation, this reminder is a centering one.

Clear mind, clear now.

             Worry is like traffic.  If you’re in traffic complaining about it, you ARE traffic.  If we’re all fear-driven, we create more fear.

             Much of our anxiety can be released and sent on its way.  Much of our “suffering” can be let go so that it makes room for more useful and beneficial pursuits.

             Imagery of the mind is similar to that of the sky.  Clarity is the goal, but clouds do have their uses.  Moving through stormy weather helps us to appreciate those vibrant sunny moments.

             On our card altar right now we’ve been given another reminder of how to keep a clear head and see with courageous vision.

clear mind and heart

“Divination  ~  15  ~

Prophesy, fate, destiny, future fortune

The Mermaids Sing:

‘We, the mermaids, surrounded as we are by the mirror of the ocean, the living refection of the past, present, and future, are among the greatest of seers.

Water, as demonstrated in the experiments by Doctor Emoto, holds and carries the vibrations of all that has gone . . . . and can hold all that will be.  Water is healing, and holds solutions that help us flow to a better place.

There is no ending that the water can show us, only myriad possibilities.  Water in some places is already holding the vibrational possibilities of the future – and we mermaids have been gifted the ability to read these…..’


To you, the mermaids have come via this card and they say to you that you too have the gift of seeing your possibilities, the gift of knowing  . . . it’s as if you can stare into water and see ripples of what could be.

The mermaids are oracles, sibyls of the sea, and you too have the power to connect with the divine, this power can be activated as you teach yourself the wisdom of the sea.

There must be discipline and purpose to your movement, instruction is coming, delivered through dreams and visions.  There will be signs, and there will be omens; the symbols will come to you.

You will dream, and while these dreams may seem cryptic, or a vision may seem to be unrelated to what is currently taking place, the Universe, the Ocean of consciousness and possibilities is calling to you to listen and to hear and to receive the signs.  Become aware.

Hear them whisper on the shoreline of consciousness.  Learn to read an oracle, work with nature.  You have a gift, it is time to exercise it with responsibility and beauty.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing: 

is to simply say, our world is in transition.  Change is hard and it hurts.  When we all join together in lovingkindness we help to ease those growing pains.  Promote positive, and more positive will manifest.


Tranquil and Strong

             It’s true that we want a gentle, and yet fulfilling, life.  Some excitement, but not sorrow.  Much support, and more love.

             The trick is gaining our balance.  Finding our equilibrium.  Today’s message arrived in a flash, it was strong and clear.

             It speaks to that need for harmony, for symmetry.



             Because of the reality of our existence, the limits of these bodies, we know that we can’t be serene every minute of every day.  We also know that we’d still like our experiences to be more good than bad.

             Are we looking for ways to be at ease, to rest and rejuvenate?  Or are we promoting the suffering by feeding in to that energy of dissatisfaction?  Do we try to find the lovingkindness in our day-to-day?

             It’s there.  That grace.  Are we seeking it out?  We can’t find what we don’t look for, that’s simply a fact.

             To begin each project, event, adventure with a true and peaceful heart is to know that we are giving it our best.  We are striving for that serenity which our soul craves.

             We must be conscious of it.  Aware.  In touch with what makes us joyful.  If we aren’t seeking our peacefulness, we won’t be finding our peacefulness.

             On our card altar right now we have one of those disconcerting images, the ones that often startle, instead of soothe.  What we must remember though, as we read the description, is that it’s like going in search of our serenity.  There’s more to the journey than that first glance.  There’s always more.

             So let’s not toss out the importance of what’s being said merely because our gaze sees a view that possibly differs from what others might be perceiving.


“Goddess of Sacred Power  ~

‘You are being encouraged to take a leading role in your current situation.’

You are being asked by Goddess/God and the Universe to take a leading role with regards to a project or family issue you are currently involved in.  The current situation is in need of leadership and direction.

Sometimes, being too democratic simply doesn’t work.  If you look at life honestly you will realise that everyone has their own opinion on how they think things should be done.  It is not so much a matter of who is right or wrong.

What is important right now is that someone takes control.  It is better to steer a ship somewhere, rather than have it drift aimlessly wherever the wind may blow.

Have the courage to take control.  Ask the Universe to guide you.  Lead lovingly yet with strength and follow the sacred power of your intuition.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Accompanying Affirmation:

I will be strong as I lead with love and angelic divine guidance, so that this situation is resolved peacefully, quickly, positively, and for the highest good of all.