Beginning one’s day with a major melt-down never bodes well. In my case, it upsets everyone, including the dog. But it also generally results in shit getting done. So. Not the worst thing. As I recently explained to Ryon, when he had that RainCoat day himself-elf, the measure of a successful 24 hour period is, when no one dies.
If I was an eXtreme OCD Virgo, I’d have washed the walls or painted or whatever actual CLEAN people do. But I’m not. So I didn’t. I am half-assed, on a good day*. Instead, Dan dragged shit out, Em and I made decisions, and Dan dragged shit back. Some of it has been shoved off to the side for donating, and some of it went home to the gym. Most certainly progress. But not any of the process is pleasant. (And no, I NEVER feel better after crap like this happens.)
*And this absolutely, was NOT one of my good days.
The entire ordeal took much longer than the three of us thought it would, so he missed his pool time. And neither of the fitness folks could make it to class either (although I do understand that the studio has a new sign, as of right now). I enjoyed my splashy hour, and announced our out-of-town plans for next week.
Amongst the chaos we did get a card drawn, and it’s SO reflective of what’s currently going on.
“Phoenix ~ resurrections, surrender to change ~ 29
“The Phoenix appears as your Ally to celebrate your journey and to ensure your ultimate success. This is true even if it appears that you have just passed through a metaphorical experience of death or are currently enduring a perception of failure in your life.
Death and rebirth are related when you enter the realm of the Phoenix. Seen in this light, nothing truly dies, but rather changes from one ending directly into new beginnings. The Phoenix is constantly reinventing itself and rises up whole and new and even more powerful with every death it experiences. This could signal an end of a relationship – or of a dynamic within one – or an end of a job, a project, or even a life.
Perhaps no failure is involved, but it’s time for a complete overhaul of your circumstances. You may be tired of what you are doing, or you may know intuitively that it is time to move on and try something new. Whatever the case, a death of the old and a celebration of new life are called for. Whatever you do now will indeed be a successful endeavor, for a rebirth is imminent!”
Since we are amid the ruins here, I think we should see both sides of this one.
“Challenger ~ When the Phoenix challenges you, it is really just a gentle reminder to let go, and let what doesn’t work fall away. Maybe you’re not allowing things to change because you are more comfortable with the familiar, even if you know that it isn’t the best you could create for yourself.
Fear of change is a crippling experience, as it works against Nature itself. The task at hand is to allow for an ending, as it’s timely and right that you do so for the highest good of all. In surrendering to the fundamental purposeful change, you will most definitely find yourself in better circumstances. The action needed is allowing. A rebirth is assured.”
Both directions seem to have so much to offer. I REALLY need to spend time with this, and think on them. A. Lot.
Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid
Classes started at the university today, and we took note of even more foreign plates, in just the minor few destinations we went this evening: Wyoming, Colorado, that Wisconsin near The Burrow is a re-run, and seriously, SO many Californias, Texas, and Washington. (Also a few more Utahs.)