I’m looking forward to, and dreading, Trick-Or-Treat. Simultaneously. I love the religious aspect of this holiday, but I am consistently irritated by the stereotypical and obnoxiously ugly caricature-ization of us Witches. I love the variety of candies, but I don’t really NEED lots of sweety choices* at this point in my Transformation process. I love that anyone and everyone can get dressed up and have fun, but I can’t stand a majority of the commercial costumes.
*All of them fucking ON SALE everywhere I go right now!
See? It’s confusing. I am overwhelmed with the mixed messages. Yet ANOTHER reason I don’t like Autumn. However, Corina cheered me greatly last night by sending a delightful picture, with this link back to its source.
Of course there are SOME things that I like about the Fall, Dan’s jack-o-lantern carvings, for example. And this year I’ve already found my design. It’s gonna be a good one. Sadly though, he may have to work that night. There is a pool class scheduled too, but I’m going to cancel it. NO splashy-exercising on High Holy Days!
Earlier this afternoon my Friday Plan went slightly sideways when I received a text from Emmy saying that her car battery was dead. We had about three hours before the Deputy needed to leave for work, so we loaded the Grand Dog, the bike, and the jumper cables into his truck. It all, finally, worked out fairly well. Then later, this phone photo came in.
It was accompanied by the message, “no wonder I haven’t been able to organize these files….. I haven’t had the right help!” Thankgawd she has it now.
On our card altar today we have another sign of validation. Basically giving us an old-fashioned pep talk. (Which I was SO glad to see.)
Charge forward ~
Be willing to make mistakes.”
Well, since I don’t actually believe that there IS such a thing as mistakes, I have to tweak this in a direction that works. (As I always encourage you to do, especially if the wording is problematic.)
In my mind, we can substitute the “make mistakes” part for “take longer in learning lessons” since we’re gonna figure it out eventually. If we end up going the circuitous route, we’ll just be taking longer to get there. NOT a mistake, so much as a round-about way of arriving. (My mother calls these long-cuts, as opposed to short-cuts.)
The crucial part of this message is more about us continuing to keep a positive attitude (and not lapse into negative thinking patterns) as we move along, charging fearlessly forward. Should any blockages or barriers come up, we need to simply push past them. Metaphorically as well as intuitively, of course. And figuratively too. Also physically, if what you are working towards (like me) is a body changing project.
Bottom line, the Universe knows how we’re doing, and is behind us. With pom-poms and hearty cheers. Also, a nice shiny unicorn to ride, in case our legs get tired. (Cuz, we may have missed the path, and the next bus isn’t coming by for days.)
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
No Shampoo Report, Day Two:
(this won’t be a regular feature, more like, an ir-regular one, when I think of it) so far it seems like the vinegar rinse is very helpful for my existing dreadlock situation. Tomorrow I’ll do it all again, and see if this is a trend or a one-off.