On this day, 49 years ago, my baby brother was born. Today, he has a cold. Yesterday, he was “sent home” from work, to take a sick day. Yipee? Happy Happy Bryan! Or, as I texted him today, “happy thursday, here’s to hoping nothing gets worse.”
Our daily draw is the last card of the Special Occasion deck. When we come back to it next time I’ll shuffle them, and we can go through the entire thing again.
“Frog ~ 40 ~ Cleansing
When Frog’s chorus is heard, it generally indicates approaching rain. Symbolically, it implies a need to settle the emotional dust that prevents the stream of life from flowing in a productive manner. It promises to cleanse our Spirit by stimulating the release of sacred tears and freeing of pent up emotion.
Those who live in the Australian Outback look forward to the wet season because it soothes the earth, promising new growth and fertility. In similar fashion, when we welcome our cleansing tears we are reassuring our self that everything will be okay and that all will work out in the end. Instinctively we are preparing our bodies for fruitful new beginnings and the conclusion of emotional barrenness and drought.
When we journey through life denying ourselves of emotional cleansing, we grow numb to the possibility of change. We stop looking for opportunity and signs of new growth. We begin to see life as empty, sterile and deficient, and we forget what life was like before the drought. When honoured though, our tears hold the power to strengthen us and deepen our sense of self-worth. They help us look at life in a bountiful way. Our tears welcome fertility and growth back into our life, but only when they are celebrated. To deny them, or to see them as signs of weakness, is to guarantee a drought that will forever hamper life and any chance of emotional healing. Where there is no love, encouragement, or support, there is no chance of growth. Without rain, there is no life. Without tears there can be no healing.
If Frog has sung its way into your cards today, you are being encouraged to embrace your tears and to see them as a chance to rid yourself of emotional, physical, and spiritual burden. Frog is reminding you to take time out for yourself, to shun negativity and fear, and to release emotional baggage.
Frog Dreaming teaches us to welcome and honour our tears and to see them as a healthy way to cleanse the soul of pain, grief, fear, and longing. It offers us the chance to recharge our batteries and reclaim a sense of balance and healing in our lives, thus affording us a fertile new ground on which to start again.”
This one is so perfectly done, well told, and beautifully defined. As well as super cute to just look at. (I love the background color on this illustration, too.) The number adds down to a 4, which is the ideal and stable base on which to build anything for the long haul. Very strong, very secure.
In physical movement news today, I took the bike to our post office. And then later did my Yoga + Weights DVD. Here is Max “helping” with that last one.
And here is what the bicycle looked liked all loaded up for the trip.
It’s a wee bit difficult to discern, but on the cross-bar is a small black canvas container. Dan found it for me the other day (at a BARGAIN price, let me just say). It is supposed to be affixed UNDER the seat. He has one, it’s extremely handy, and I keep putting crap in his. Mine can’t go in the designated area because there is no space, my seat is dropped as far down as it can go on the post because I have mini-legs, and there’s that fender attachment.
Instead, I’ve made it work, by being terrifically creative with the Velcro straps. It carried my ID and phone this afternoon. And it carried them exquisitely well. I need to make a smaller quilted case for the camera though, kinda too rough to just let it bounce around in there unprotected.
Speaking of crafty bags, look at this beauty Hanna made recently. Seriously, I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of my children. Constantly.
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King
Oh, and I almost forgot. Carol asked yesterday how my parents are doing. We’ll be going out there on Sunday, but I spoke with them both today. Dad is still having pretty serious kidney issues, so any healing vibes/prayers/mind darts/etc would be greatly appreciated.
On the up-side, Mom’s stomach seems to be doing REALLY well (she drank holy water, and I am SO not even kidding), no digestive issues currently. Sadly, still no word on anybody interested in the horse and his gear. The move is on hold until we can scrape up enough for a deposit someplace, and ya know, find them a place. I’ll try to get some pictures this weekend.