Not much time* for reading right now, which often makes me cranky. But I did finish Denise‘s autobiography. This was very well done, and wow, what I life she’s lead. Here is a passage from near the end that jumped out at me, and I knew had to be shared.
*Going places on two-wheels adds a considerable amount of minutes to every errand, even at my usual scaldingly quick pace of 9 miles an hour.
She’s talking about how she’d felt as though her life was on hold, always waiting for the next part of it to get over with or to happen:
“… I knew that if I didn’t find happiness now, I might never get the chance. I realized that there was no better time to be happy than right now, because if not now, when? Happiness was how I experienced each moment. It was a journey, not a destination. This realization was a defining experience for me.”
So, here’s the deal, we’ve seen this type of epiphany before, in lots of places. And the phrasing is not at all new either, but THIS time, for whatever reason, it struck me as a moment we all needed to capture, and be a part of.
It’s been an up and down sort of day for me. We did some work at the gym with Ryon, and I felt pretty good. (I was annoyed that we were 4 minutes late, though.) But later, on our ride home, I felt crappy. Everything was irritating. From my clothes to the weather to some damn rubbing noise that was coming from my bike.
(A quick aside here, this found-in-the-garage-hand-me-down-from-my-kids bicycle is not doing well. The gears are jumpy, and only half of them are currently functioning. It needs a tune-up, or long-term, a replacement. Fingers crossed that it will get me through the rest of winter.)
Later on we had to run by my mom and dad’s house to pick up the roasting pan we’d forgotten on Sunday. (Dan can’t make me new croutons without it, we’ve tried the stove-top method and found it lacking.) By the time we got home, I was feeling fine again. No, not a Void of Course event, just a crabby patch that needed to be pushed past. It happens, far more than I report here, believe me.
My point (!!!) was that when I saw how Denise yanked herself back to Present Moment Living* I was reminded that we all have these breakthroughs (remember, we also got the Breakthrough card) and we all have times like I did earlier. It’s part of being in our bodies and living our lives genuinely. It’s not always fun, and it’s not even always very comfortable. But we do learn from them, and that’s what I want us all (ME!!!) to keep in mind.
*This a phrase that just popped into my head, and now I’m in love with it.
My daily draw got delayed, so maybe that was part of the issue this afternoon. I was still carting around yesterday’s distasteful illustration somewhere in my head, like smelly, over-packed, unmatched luggage. We are going with a fresh, palate cleansing, harmless-and-yet-inspiring, Archangel tonight. It felt like we needed this one.
“Angel Therapy ~
‘Give your cares and worries to us angels, and allow us to take your burden.’
‘Have you asked us angels for help with your situation? We can only help if you give us permission. Right now, close your eyes and take a deep cleansing breath. Then mentally call upon your guardian angels and the archangels to help you.
Don’t outline how you want to be helped; just tell us what situation you’d like help with. Most important, be open to receiving help as it comes to you. The help might be in the form of a hunch, an intuitive idea, or a direct intervention. If you receive guidance, it’s important that you follow it.’
Working with Archangel Raphael:
Ask Raphael to surround anything needing healing with his emerald green aura. The crystals that are aligned with Raphael’s healing energy are emeralds and malachite.”
Did you all do this? I did. Several times. Out loud. With much emotion. And I feel better already. (Angels always make me feel better, as to Dolphins, Mermaids, Faeries, and Elementals of every variety.)
Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Alaska (again, and NOT the same as the last few times), Ohio (also not the same), Montana (sadly, not anyone I knew), and one of the fruits, either a peach or an orange.
my device says 11.034 but the GPS reported it as 10.72, with another difference of time out. Mine was one hour, 11 minutes and 24 seconds, his came up with more, one hour 15 minutes and 09 seconds. We still don’t know why there are these discrepancies, but it’s kind of interesting. (Until all of those numbers fall out of my head and I stop caring.)
from Corina today (thanks for passing it along!), look at THIS one.
LaterNight One More Thing:
when I hit post (because I had to do it manually), WordPress told me that this was number 1,300.