Since I have not traveled extensively (nor even remedially), experiencing cultures other than my own (which, to be fair, is quite varied and eclectic), I don’t have much global knowledge, other than what I have gained via books, magazines, and PBS documentaries. Some places and faraway lands call out to me though, some distant shores I am drawn to so strongly that it’s obvious I’ve lived in those countries during other lifetimes.
A perfect example was when we met the lovely Indian woman yesterday at her new mall kiosk. Some of her merchandise nearly grew hands and then physically grabbed me. I don’t even know what this product is called, but I NEEDED a set of them!
In the last post I referred to them as decorative strings of bells-with-animals-and-tassels, so let’s just stick with that. They are hanging in between our new curtain panels in the freshly tidied living room, in a place of honour and respect. For what they represent, and where they came from.
(She doesn’t seem to have a website up and running yet, but I’ll keep checking back. Maybe we’ll go see her again soon. Her incense prices are very reasonable.)
Today we went to two events (across the parking lot from each other), one of them was a flea market (oh how I wish there was a better word for those things). Like the aforementioned exotically iconic trappings from afar, I am constantly attracted to old bits of wood, glass, and even paper. None of them are ever truly valuable, but generally JUST out of our price range. This afternoon though, Fortune was smiling in my direction. And it was glorious.
When we first walked by this dish* (pie plate?) I fondled it (carefully), sighed wistfully, put it back, and we kept going. Later we went back to pick up a cutting board (5 bucks!) that was set aside, and we noticed that the booth folks who had that glass piece were packing up early, so I made them an offer (nearly half of what they were asking). Obviously, they accepted.
*My on-line searching skills suck so very badly that I can’t find anything like it to even give you a good description. In the kitchen I have several of my grandmother’s glass pie plates, one we’ve always called a “deep dish” but that might not be what my new treasure is, even though it’s about the same size.
With that biscuit cutter in the bottom right corner, we spent less than $20 total. At the Home Show portion we scored two boxes of locally crafted sipping chocolate and were pleasantly surprised to see, and then visit with, one of our most beloved family friends, where I bought that delicious lip balm.
We looked at (and to get this shot, stood in front of) a display that I still can’t entirely wrap my smooth brain around. This organization is amazing, so spend some time checking them out. Their work is heartbreakingly worthwhile and creative. And, interestingly enough (but not at all surprising), connects to our daily draw.
“Being in the Flow ~
I am in the flow of the Universe.
Everything is falling into place because you aren’t resisting the drift of the great river of life. Let go of the shore and allow the currents to dictate your direction. You don’t need to decide and plan everything yourself. Let things flow effortlessly.
The Universe wants you to know:
When you are truly in the flow, you don’t need to push or exert great effort to make things happen. If there is a situation in your life that isn’t falling into place, let it go. It’s not the right time.
If there aren’t smooth currents regarding a specific area of your life, it might mean that you are trying to control the outcome, or that you are being overly self-critical. Know that you can flow around any obstacle. The way to do so is with gratitude and appreciation. Allow others and Spirit to support and care for you.
Questions to ask yourself:
Is there anything stopping my ability to adapt to the circumstances of my life? If so, how can I move beyond it? What is the most important area in my life to let go of so that I can get into the flow? Do I feel the need to stay in control, and does this truly serve me?”
Since we can never have too many Affirmations, I think we need to jot down the one this detailed message begins with. It’s so simple, and yet it says so much.
Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn
there was this
plus a Minnesota, and an Iowa. All three, very far from home.
No two-wheeled mileage and no baking today. We walked a bunch, but so far, we’ve not done a damn thing with that defrosting puff pastry.