No map needed this time.

             We can find the good in practically anything, if we search long enough (same for bad).  This is merely a truth of our world.

             Since November I’ve removed myself from a great deal, in regards to the news.  Some aspects of social media I was never a part of, except for business purposes.  But other sites, I truly enjoyed.

             In limiting my exposure of triggering or upsetting topics, turns out, I have actually broadened my awareness of places and scenes which make me incredibly happy.

             For all of the negativity we’re witnessing, there is also a vast amount of wonderfully uplifting content.  We simply need to find it.

              And that’s what the Universe would like us to focus on . . . . .

seeking treasure.

             As you all know (oh, so well), I’m an over-sharer.  This doesn’t change when I happen to be garbed in a corporate uniform standing behind my day-job front desk.  I recently made a very surly business traveler laugh when I told him of my self-exile from all topics non-fun.

             If you look at my Instagram feed, you see that it’s full of Victorian houses, dolphins (including sharks, sea horses, and whales), international miniaturist, plus-sized fashions, snakes in hats, comedic women, and family members.

             This man found joy as I described the accounts I followed, the photographs which cheered me quickly and thoroughly.  This was not what he expected upon check-in.  He needed a laugh, seemed natural that I supply it.

            We can all use a bit of humour in our day, something to lift our sad and weary hearts.  It can be a tiny thing.  All we need to do is look for it.

             Those treasures are waiting for us to find them.

             In validation, we have a draw right now which I’m hoping everyone will gain benefit from.  If the wording is not suitable, please (as always)  feel free to substitute terms more comforting for your belief system.  On a soul level, the labels we select here are not at all important.  But the message truly is.

holy spirit

“Grace  ~  39  ~  Holy Spirit

Harmony, Beauty, Prosperity, Elegance

The Holy Spirit is filing your life with grace and ease.  You are aligning with your purpose, your discipline and focus are paying of.

Everything you touch seems to transform into prosperity and beauty.  This is more than luck, it’s the reflection of the Holy Spirit flowing through you.

The more you surrender to this Divine Energy, the more you will be gifted with synchronicity and flow.

Trust your immediate impulses and act upon them without hesitation.  The Holy Spirit is helping you make the right choices at the right time.  

Your greatest challenge is to hold on to this joyous and natural healthy self-esteem and not allow others throw you into self-doubt.

Believe in your dreams, your spirit, and yourself.  Pray for the strength to keep your focus clear and your heart open.

The Holy Spirit’s message to you is:

walk with grace, all is well.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS NEW BOOK !!!    (Be sure to click through to her purchase page, no need to buy anything but you don’t want to miss the details.)

             My Empress received a copy for Freyja.  We read it the other night.  It rhymes! And it’s so fabulous!  Every baby should have it!

Today’s Gratitude:

Fully functional air conditioning in house and in vehicle.

 

 

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This Altered Now

             The feelings I have about Summer aren’t what they used to be.  So much has changed in our lives.  Very little looks as it once did.  Metaphorically, as well as physically.

             As a child, and then a young mother, I adored the idea of no schedules, no school, no rain, no constraints.  The all-too brief season of heat was what I lived for all through the rest of the year.

             Now, well now I’m just hot.  Now I’m working.  Now the weather no longer has much to do with my day, or even my night.

             Still, we want to remark on the moment.  We want to recognize the turning of the wheel.  We want to remind ourselves that each season is special and important.

             On Tuesday night, at 9:12 p.m. I will stop, and I will acknowledge that brief occasion, that ticking minute, when Spring has gone, and Summer has arrived.  I will stand in the longest day of the year and I will Choose Joy above all else.  No matter the temperate, no matter the circumstances.

             Our message is just this.  Be aware of time.  Sit with our experiences and feel our emotions.

             There is value in reflecting and savoring our memories.  There is also honest need to step forward into our next chapter, with appreciation of where we are, where we have been, and where we are going.

             In validation, we have this beautiful card altar draw.

oracle of the mermaids

“Endurance  ~  43  ~  Keep going!

Like these mermaids, you are reaching an important stage of your journey, and it is essential that you continue.  There will be times when you feel like you have had enough and you wish to suddenly stop moving . . . . to sink, rather than to swim.

But the mermaids are here to ask you to continue swimming, tired though you may be, full of doubt though you may feel.  The second part of your strength is readying itself, and will come through, just exactly when you need it to.

Keep going.  You are strong.  You will go so much further than you currently believe that you can!

This is not the time to run back, or to allow the waters to take you.

This is the time to continue the journey you committed to.

You must keep going.  Eyes forward, intentions focused.  Purpose clear.  Re-commit.

And keep going!”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of The Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing:

is this quote I recently came across on Instagram.

Do no harm, 

and take no shit.

 

 

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On Topic

             Continuing our theme from last time, we’re still looking at You Help Me, I Help You intentions.  Much like the “it takes a village” attitude, today’s message focuses on the whole.

             We watched an incredible PBS special the other night, featuring dolphins (which, as everyone knows, are right up there with whales and sharks on my Love List).  The way these communities pull together is inspiring.  They keep each other alive!

             And that’s what the Universe wants us to spend time with.  The living portion of our daily expressions and movements.  Being entirely present and alive.  Together.

Team Effort

             We need our loved ones, they need us.  When we lose one/When one goes Home, we feel that loss enormously.  We know they’re fine, but we miss them.

              This makes those around us even more valuable.  If we don’t co-exist in harmony, no one can exist at all.

            We have each other.  This is the key.  Support, it is more valuable than we can ever understand.

              To validate this important lesson, we’ve been gifted with reminder of how we are all teachers and we are all students.  Together, we make up this classroom.  Together we occupy this enriching place where we can all learn and grow and thrive.

it takes a village

“Follow The Leader  ~  40  ~

‘Every life is a teaching tool for others.  Your authenticity and honesty are an example to those around you.’

You are being called to lead others by example.  Your wisdom has been earned as a result of your bravery in the adventures of your life.

The existence of battles won and lost, places discovered, tears shed, and joy revealed have placed you in a unique position to be of service to others.

Your suffering has been crystallized into a talisman of wisdom.  Now you must share it.

By being fully authentic, you will lead others into the light.  You’ll be required to divulge some things about your past so that you may help someone else.

Lead with love.

There is another message here as well.  Look to those whose great character and accomplishments you admire.  Emulate the leaders you respect.

You will then in turn have more to offer.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from Instagram.

             It seems that if you don’t have an account, you aren’t able to see the pictures posted there.  Last time the link wouldn’t allow me to attach anything but the site address.  Looks like we’re having better luck now!

 

 

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Genetically and Generationally

             We left town.  We went away.  We took some days off.  We put miles and miles on the car.  I saw my beloved ocean.  All the kids were in one place at the same time.

             My parents’ situation is working itself out.  Their home has been rewired and power has been turned back on.  Food items and personal electronics were lost, but no one died.

             It’s been a tumultuous week.  Many feelings.  Lots of talking, loads of hugs and tears and tugged heartstrings.

             Through it all I heard this:

ask for help, accept help.

             It is so VERY important for us to remember the value in giving, as well as receiving.  They weigh the same.  We mustn’t neglect either side.

             Especially where family / tribe / clan is concerned.  To be our best and most genuine selves we have to allow our loved ones to assist.  And in turn, when we are called upon, we can be the helpers.

             This isn’t always easy, of course, as with most lessons.  On the other hand, it doesn’t have to be all that difficult, either.  It’s about the effort involved.

             And, the feelings.  Which brings us to our validating and incredibly insightful card altar draw.  (And by “card altar” I mean: the table which will eventually BE the card altar.)

st dymphna

“Emotions  ~

St Dymphna

The answer to your question involves emotions – either yours or those of the person you are inquiring about.

This is also a message for you to pay closer attention to your emotions.  It’s safe for you to admit your true feelings to yourself.

St Dymphna can help you find solutions to any emotional upsets.  She is a loving saint who specializes in helping you achieve emotional and mental health.

The lantern which she carries helps you to better see where you are going and assist you in avoiding obstacles on your path.

Allow St Dymphna to illuminate your journey.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this post from my Hurricane.   There was camping involved.  Not by me, obviously.  I stayed nearby in amazing vintage accommodations.

 

 

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We’re OKAY!

             Dear Gentle Reader, we’ve had a set-back.  Apparently my family doesn’t function unless we have drama and unexpected emergencies.

             My parents are safe in a hotel tonight, no one died.  There was a small amount of property loss (soon to be covered by insurance, we hope).  A disaster averted, narrowly.  Of course it was weird and unusual.

             I lost an entire day.  What I did not lose were any of my loved ones.  For that, I am grateful.  And if you don’t mind, I’m asking you to accept apologies for not getting anything done here.

             We’re heading in to a long week of work and then some not-too-far-away travel.  I will check in as much as possible, giving updates, sharing channeled messages, and uploading pictures.

             I appreciate your patience more than I can say.

Be Well,

hug your family and friends,

don’t take anything for granted.

Like a house,

or electricity.

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