I’m having some trouble concentrating tonight, there was a debate, and although I wasn’t watching it, I did read all of the tweeties and see a tiny bit of news. I try to stay informed, while keeping a smidge removed from politics, I get too angry otherwise. But I am also, as you well know, fairly damn obsessive about doing shit in order.
The Twitter messages come up chronologically. Which means that I need to read ALL of them. In order. NO skipping around. Hence my distraction. What has worked in the past, to help me focus, is to begin with our daily draw.
This illustration is immediately soothing. Not the way it’s drawn so much as the fact of it being all ocean-y.
“Watch Your Thoughts ~
It’s important to only think about what you desire, not what you fear.
By drawing this card, you are alerted to the extra importance of monitoring your thoughts. You have no neutral thoughts, and every one of them creates an effect in your life. So you’re being asked to be vigilant in holding only positive thoughts.
Most of us slip into negativity occasionally, and you may be no exception. However, you can ‘undo’ the effects of negative thinking by recognizing them and stating: ‘I now cancel that thought, and replace it with the following positive affirmation of my true Divine desires.’ Then list the situations and attributes that mirror your godliness and goddessliness.
During this important part of your life, you have the power to manifest your highest potential at the most rapid rate possible.”
Such amazing timing on this one, for me. I was feeling extremely negative, questioning crap, and basically bemoaning my lack of work, progress, and forward momentum. Thanks, Universe!
It’s also a great reminder for us on how to refocus our intentions. We haven’t talked much about brain work here lately, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been going on. I feel as though we’re making progress in my sessions with *A* every other week. In aiming for Transformation, it seems like a manageable way for me to wrap my head around letting go of the diet/fat mindset.
Doreen says that we can cancel those negative thoughts, and replace them with affirmations. This is exactly the type of example I like to see. A simple suggestion which does so much. I’ll be practicing this. A. Lot.
How about some pool news, huh? Tonight’s class was a small one, but very nice. I got to catch up with a few regulars and try out my new weights.
We DID find the shop, and they DID have what we needed. Now Daniel and I are proud owners of our own equipment. Yikes, what a difference a new, and much more challenging, set of these DeltaBells makes. Hopefully I can talk to the wellness center’s manager soon and we can get more of these for everyone. He knows who all the donor folks are, and how to request necessary items.
Earlier I received this from Empress, as a phone photo. She had taken a few over the weekend, and promised to share.
Unfortunately you can’t see the canine play-pen (similar to this one) in the above shot, but it IS there in the room. It was adorable, and when I first saw it all set up, I crawled in with them. Very cozy place.
In extremely personal news, I’ve begun my own experiment with not shampooing my hair. Our Hurricane tried this, and wrote about it, but I was waiting for all of my products to get used up before I dove in (I had way more than I thought I did). The revisiting* of this idea has been making the rounds for a while now, but for me, the timing just wasn’t right. Now it is, I’ll keep you posted.
*I say revisiting because the evolution of hair-care is now going BACK in history, to more natural solutions. The invention of shampoo, in all of its chemically infused ickiness, is a fairly new concept.
Maine (I didn’t go anywhere but the pool, and that’s where this one was).
Magical Mermaid and Dolphin Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue