Of Sensations and Feelings.

             So, late last night (early morning for the rest of the world) Corina and I were chatting, texting, e-mailing, etc. (as we sometimes do), and she sent me this:

“It’s a beautiful thing to show someone the aspects of the self which you fear within yourself.  For from that comes much release and much growth.  If you feel that you have given too much of yourself or indeed feel foolish, allow this to pass….this is great shifting this is great release.  Go with it….for you are finally releasing parts of yourself which for many years you may have felt have been good guards against others, protecting yourself, but this is not necessary anymore, feel your fragility and let it go for then what is replaced is a glow, a deep inner release and resonance that you are free…..it may be an uncomfortable process but don’t fight against it…just allow it to be, and the release will feel magnificent.  For underneath all the illusions that you have created as your reality lies great inner love and truth.  The dressings are being released so that underneath you are free to allow your soul’s light to shine through……this is truly a beautiful thing. “

             You can find the FB page of the original passage here  if you’d like to see where it came from.  Thanks Corina, again, for your generosity.

             We received a very similar, or companion-type of message, on our card altar today.  Not at all surprising, really.

saints and angels

“Emotion  ~  St Dymphna

(pronounced as DIM-fnah)

The answer to your question involves emotions – yours or those of the person you are inquiring about.  This is also a message for you to pay closer attention to your emotions.  It is safe for you to admit your true feelings to yourself.  St Dymphna can help you find solutions to any emotional upsets.

She is a loving saint who specializes in helping you achieve emotional and mental health.  The lantern that she carries helps you better see where you are going and assists you in avoiding obstacles on your path.

Allow St Dymphna to illuminate your journey.  If you notice any unwanted patterns in your behavior, or if you are about to sabotage yourself, call upon this powerful saint for immediate assistance.  This card is also a message for you to trust your feelings, especially as they guide you to make positive changes.

Your feelings are the voice of Heaven speaking through you, and you have a  right to them, even if others disagree with them.  You can also release any upsetting emotions to God, St Dymphna, and the angels for healing and guidance.”

             All substitutions apply, put them in place for words which don’t work for you, and re-read.  That’s what I did, because I like this one very much.  And I can see how it ties in to the channeled archangel message above it.  FEEL your emotions, and don’t be afraid to show them.  Live honestly, like we talked about yesterday; be your genuine, and strong, self.   And do it proudly.

             This seems to be a good time for me to share something as well.  The assigned reading I’ve been doing is specifically on this topic, or right there up-close, anyway.  The Highly Sensitive Person isn’t a new release, but it’s worthwhile (and new to me).  I got mine at the library, but I did order the workbook that is suggested to accompany it.  Here is the author’s website.  As I get farther in to it I’ll give you my impressions.  So far, it’s pretty cool.

            Speaking of cool, the temperatures here have begun to drop.  Refreshing, even when we’re out in it.  This afternoon Dan and I rode up to a near-by shopping area (Safeway, for those of you in-the-know, and locally curious) to check out a new eating establishment.  (I’ve been poking around on the interwebz and can’t find anything on this place except stupid people on a review site.)  We learned two things: pizza is now dangerously close to the house, and that bike ride is way faster than I thought it was.  (Even if I had to get off and walk up two short hills.)

small dogs

One Grand Dog.

             We re-planted some honeysuckle trimmings, with canine assistance, out in front before the girls got home.  I tried to get all three dogs in one picture.  That was a ridiculously foolish idea on my part.

small porch dogs

Another Grand Dog.

             My favorite part about this shot (other than how great Hunter looks) is the fine chair out there on the deck (you can see it behind Indi in that last photo too).  Empress moved this fabulous piece of furniture to the front yard when we were doing our tidy chores.  She loves it.  It usually lives in her house (with her).  Since she is homeless, it lives here for now.  I keep covering it with sheets.  (And also sitting in it, because having a comfy rocker out there is pretty awesome.)

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

LateNight Warning:

tomorrow is my dad’s birthday (or today, if you are reading this on the 16th) and I have many things on my list to get done (for example: pool class), so if all you guys see here is the daily draw, that’s why.

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5 thoughts on “Of Sensations and Feelings.

  1. :D Truly my pleasure!

    Today’s card does make a wonderful companion message, very much within the theme that we have been seeing so much of, of being true to ourselves. And, no surprise, Henry’s reading for tomorrow goes right along with this theme, being bookended by Osho’s versions of the Aces of Swords and Cups ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG2rrlqJ8eE&list=UUWJUbweIFXsBkb2m5OsTp-g&index=1&feature=plcp ).

    Nice shots of the dogs, even if they aren’t all together! And, I imagine it would be pretty great to have a rocking chair on the deck!

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    We may not let her have that chair back, if she ever finds a place to move. :?
    J

    1:12 a.m.
    7-17-12

  2. I read The Highly Sensitive Person many years ago, before there was a workbook. It highly describes me and gave me a lot of insight. I think I still have it in storage in Oregon. It’s a great book!

    Right now I’m reading Self-Compassion, The Gifts of Imperfection, and Jenny Lawson’s Book. I will find my authentic self yet and display me like a flag when I do!

    Good for you for reading the book and going through the workbook. I’m so proud of you for doing all this work!

    The card does seem greatly in tune, doesn’t it?

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    I wondered if maybe you had heard of this one. ;)
    J

    1:16 a.m.
    7-17-12

  3. Oooo, me, too! I always knew I was ‘different’ but there is no ‘understanding’ in my family, just control and follow the crowd. Which, of course, I couldn’t and wouldn’t do. I eventually wound up in counseling, which helped, but I didn’t get the OH! That’s me! till I read ‘Raising Your Spirited Child’. It was a book recommended to me by my vet when I showed up without my kids. My son was an infant and couldn’t even stand to wear clothes or be held except to nurse. My vet’s son was very similar and when I talked to my pediatrician on the next visit he was all over it. And shook his finger at me for not calling. One of the doctors in the practice had a son like mine as well. The point to this is that it took me finding out about hyper-sensitive people through caring for my son (and my daughter fits in there as well) to understand and accept myself better. It was a relief, actually, after growing up being told there was something ‘wrong’ with me. I haven’t read the book you’ve been given, but I hope it helps you find some peace within. Life is tough enough for us without always fighting within ourselves as well.

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    Fascinating what we learn when we become parents, isn’t it ?
    J

    1:23 a.m.
    7-17-12

  4. Worked straight through the weekend, cleaning the garage. Just checking in to how you all did. Just fine. Hope today’s grand birthday was a success and lots of birthday cake was had by all.

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    I’ve got a picture of the desserts. No real “birthday” cake, but plenty of GREAT choices. Tomorrow: BAKLAVA !
    J

    1:25 a.m.
    7-17-12

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