Pretend you can hear me singing……. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Corina, Happy Birthday to yoooooouuuuu! (Believe me when I say you were better off with the imagined voice.) Hope your day was fabulous and full of gifts.
My day was full of raindrops. Well, not FULL, but it was fairly wet out. I avoided much of the water simply by biking between cloudbursts. Here is what it looked like coming home from the gym.
As you may have noticed, (hopefully SOMEone notices these things) an updating occurred over there <—– in the Moon Phases and Other categories. We have another retrograde on the horizon, but we’ve been in a similar situation with different planets for weeks now, so hopefully this one won’t be too bad. It’ll be the last Mercury event of the year, I think.
Also, I baked. I know, what can I say, it just happened. And not all that successfully either. I’m not sure, they are still up there cooling. I’ll share the recipe I used, but I can’t review whether it’s a good one or not. As I texted Dan, too early to tell.
Instead, we’ll just look at our card and move along. (We KNOW I’m good at that.)
Listen to your inner wisdom and enjoy the gift of freedom.
Wild, intelligent spirit of the plains and forests, Wolf takes what he needs, no more, no less, and counsels you to do the same. He instinctively trusts in his acute physical senses and the strong co-operative bonds of his complex social group, and is rewarded with freedom.
Follow his confident, firm paw prints down uncharted tracks, listen attentively to your own inner voice as you walk, trusting in the strength of the relationships you value and the gift of brother Wolf, which sets you free.”
All of us Pentacle People are massive Wolf fans, most certainly more dog-people than cat. But more than that, the overwhelmingly dynamic aura of Wolf is just so damn appealing, and so very much like us, the two-legged folks, so it makes perfect sense that we’d be drawn in that direction.
This message is profound too, as it talks about how we are able to harness our inner gifts, by merely tuning in to our own personal guidance systems, by listening to our Team, by connecting with that powerful Wolf energy and being part of the vastness that is this Universe.
While this image may be more comfortable for some than yesterday’s, they have similar points of view. The work they both do, with all of humanity or all of their pack, is for the Higher Good. If some of us turn away from the signs we get, merely due to the appearance of the messenger, we are losing out on something valuable.
For so long I struggled with the way angels were portrayed, and how they were “claimed” by some groups, and not others. Once I finally realized that these beings of Nature were no different from Faeries, Mermaids, or Elementals of any sort, I was better able to hear their voices. I also searched around for some easier to understand (channeled) illustrations.
For me, the more help we can get down here, the better. If we are able to listen, and tune in, with love in our hearts, living in a genuine and truthful way, every lesson we need to learn will be that much easier and more successful.
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Our Animal Guides by Susie Green
Recipe for Granola Muffins:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large muffin pan that holds 12 muffin cups.
- Combine 2 cups granola, 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. each ground cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
Combine 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/3 cup cooled, melted butter, one lightly beaten large egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in another large bowl. Mix well with a wire whisk to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
Make a small hole in the middle of the dry ingredients with your fingers, and then pour in the milk mixture. Stir just enough to combine thoroughly. Add 1/3 cup chopped nuts of choice and 1/4 cup shredded coconut, if desired. Mix well.
Fill the muffin cups about two-thirds full with the granola muffin mixture. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of one muffin, and if it comes out clean, the muffins are done.
- Remove the pan from the oven and place onto a wire cooling rack. Allow the granola muffins to cool for at least five minutes in the pan, and then turn them out onto the rack to finish cooling. Store in a covered container at room temperature, and do not refrigerate.
You can also add dried fruit to the granola muffins for more flavor, if desired. Pitted dates and dried apricots work well. Add approximately 1/3 cup of dried fruit when you add the nuts and coconut. These granola muffins can be frozen if they won’t be consumed within two or three days. Simply place the muffins in freezer bags, removing as much air as possible. Store them for up to one month in the freezer.
(We made granola from this recipe. And by “we” of course I mean Daniel.)
(Also, I didn’t proofread or try to reformat this recipe, just did the quick cut & paste. We’ll have to live with that.)