Tapestry

             I was going to talk about how we are all connected, how we are all part of this huge and immensely intricate woven piece of beauty.  It’s true, we are.

             And we never know where those threads will take us, or who we will cross paths with.  The massiveness of this spiritual and global tapestry is beyond our comprehension.

             All of that is still valid.  It’s important that we recognize our intertwined nature.  Also though, it is so very necessary to honour when we need to step away from those links, and have alone time.

             Nine years ago today my little sister went Home.  Earlier this afternoon I hung out with my Empress, and it was lovely.  But later, I knew the crash would come.

             I miss my sibling more than I ever thought I would.  Nine years feels like 900 decades and it feels like nine short minutes.  Time means nothing when you are grieving.

             What do we do when the pain is too much?  When we’ve cried and cried and cried some more?  When every memory hurts?

             The Universe would like us to reach out, would like us to connect, would like us to share our burdens so that they are less heavy.

             I’m doing that now.  I’m telling you how death looks from here.  It’s not good, but it’s also not going away.  In order to get past it and acknowledge it, we must feel it.

             Please, do me a favor.  In the next few days, notice those mixed and mingled parts of your life, those connections to loved ones and friends and acquaintances.  Hug those close to you, say hello to those who have gone on, and be kind to yourself.

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Ebb and Flow and Motion

             It feels as if I’ve applied to a million jobs over a gazillion warm and sweaty days.  During that time, summer faded, and began to disappear.  We let go of family members.  September showed up.  We marked anniversaries.  Calendar pages continued to flip over.

             Our message today is about that process.  We might reflect on where time went, glancing back over our shoulder, appreciating each of the days we had in the company of those we love.  It’s our choice, it’s up to us how we view our yesterdays.

             Here’s what I heard, and experienced as the information came in:

Swim Free

             Much like a lesson of Release, the Universe is reminding us that nothing is holding us back.  Everything moves and we always have options.

             If our momentum seems delayed, is it due to the need for an attitude adjustment?  Or is there some physical action step we are capable of taking but simply haven’t, yet?

             Allowing ourselves to feel the flow of time and change and movement, proceeding effortlessly along/flowing with (never against) the River of Life, is a freedom which our culture fears.

             Societal constraints keep us shackled to beliefs that are just plain wrong.  And, even worse, harmful to our souls.

             Let go and Swim, is the divine suggestion now.  As we transition to the next part of the year, the next chapter of our lives, and the next portion of our spiritual journey, let’s move as if through water at a healing pace we feel is appropriate, appreciating all that passes by while honouring all that has gone before.

             We don’t compare our experiences to another, we claim this adventure for our own.

             To keep us inspired, appearing on our card altar is the most perfect messenger.

swim free

“Salmon  ~  Bradan  (pronounced as Bratan)  ~

Wisdom, Inspiration, Rejuvenation

 The card shows a salmon leaping toward a filbert that is falling from one of the nine trees of wisdom which grow beside the sacred pool.  The Ogham sign for Reed – Ngetal – is carved on one of the nuts hanging near the water.

Bradan is revered as extremely sacred in the Druid tradition; it is the Oldest Animal, and it offers us wisdom and inspiration.  Often with great difficulty, Salmon will return to the place of its birth to mate.

To find wisdom, we too need to recapitulate our lives, to journey in consciousness back to our beginnings – to our childhood and perhaps beyond to our very origins in God and Goddess.

Bradan brings not only wisdom but youthfulness and inspiration, but remember that to find these things you must maintain an attitude of openness and innocence rather than strong-headed determination.”

Today’s Deck:

The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Bill Worthington

Today’s Question:

is computer related.  I’ve had this mouse for years, and replaced the batteries when necessary.  A few days ago it began misbehaving.  Should I buy a new one because it’s just worn out?

             The details are: it’s wireless and made by Logitech, if that matters to you.  I turned it on one day, and it was like a dial had been cranked to maximum setting.  The “touchiness” of it has been ramped up a thousand times.  I can’t just single click any more, everything comes out like I’m dancing my fingers all over the buttons.

             It’s annoying as fuck.  Suggestions, ideas, recommendations?

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Comprehending, and Expressing

             A few times a year, every year, we face it.  Used to be, we dreaded it, and were afraid.  Now, we know better.  We don’t love it, but we go into it now with more preparation and knowledge.

             It’s Mercury retrograding, of course.  And it’s here.  Along with an eclipse and a dark moon.  Plus, some assorted other planetary fun.

             It’s what we need to look at, and understand.  It’s what the Universe wants us to discuss and embrace.   The most important feature that we are being asked to pay attention to this time around is . . . .

communication.

             The depth of this cannot be expressed deeply enough.  The information I’m getting is that we’ve all come so far, now it is necessary for us to expand on our learning, and keep moving forward.

             The planet Mercury is entirely about communicating, in one form or another.  When the backwarding occurs, well, that’s the challenge.  To make sure we aren’t caught up in it, we must step back and allow the delays (or confusions) to tell us WHY they are here.

             I recently watched a YouTube clip about forgiveness, and the woman spoke of loving our way through the pain and grief.  I understood what she was saying, in that when we allow ourselves to feel the feelings, we are better able to let them go once they’ve been acknowledged.  It’s much the same with this.

             If we slow down, take a deep breath, and simply look at (listen to) what the challenge is trying to tell us, we can manage it with a better attitude.  At least, that’s the goal.  (And that’s what I’ll be striving for in the next few weeks.)

             On our card altar right now, this messenger couldn’t BE more appropriate.

communication

“The Lady of Lightning  ~  35  ~

surprises, sometimes shock, total paradigm shift

As an Ally, the Lady of Lightning brings powerful forces of change into our life.  She tells you to expect a sudden shift in your circumstances.  

Perhaps a situation you weren’t anticipating arises and offers you the opportunity of a lifetime, or a series of ‘Aha!’ moments culminates in a pivotal flash of insight causing everything to change ‘just like that.’

Maybe someone enters your life and pushes you to new heights.  You may have a brilliant idea that hits you like lightning.

Be prepared; change is imminent, and a total paradigm shift may be upon you.   Don’t resist the changes, as this kind of lightning isn’t something you want to fight.

Great things are happening when the Lady of Lightning appears.”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Personal Sharing:

is to ask a favor of you all.

             If you think of it, would you stop for a quick second on Tuesday morning (yes, before noon) and send me a happy mind-dart, a silent wish for peace and understanding?

             I’m heading in to a new training session next week, possibly with the end result being a job.  Fingers crossed that all goes well.  Thanks for the assistance, I’ll keep you posted!

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Navigational Tools

             (Seems like we have a theme developing…. I’ll just say that right off.)

             The signs we see (hear, smell, sense in every way) are direct messages, meant just for us, each with a singular purpose unto itself.  We are getting them constantly, but couldn’t possibly comprehend all of them on a daily basis.  We can, however, tune in so that the most important ones come through loud and clear.

             Those bits and pieces which are what we really need, will absolutely rise to the top.  They will show up in a clearly understandable manner when we give them a chance, when we pay attention.

             The Universe would like us to do just that, tune in and stay alert.

Notice Guidance

             We all know that the most obvious are repeating numbers, meaningful music showing up on (seemingly) occasions, feathers found, and coins crossing our paths.

             But there are more subtle ways that our Team and our loved ones on the Other Side drop hints and symbols.  There are rainbows and peculiar weather conditions, specifically colored sunsets/sunrises, formations of flowers or other physicality in nature, cloud shapes, as well as sparkling circles appearing on our photos, and words spelled out in unexpected places.

             It takes a lot of energy for these signs to appear and manifest in tangible ways, so it’s the least we can do to acknowledge and honour those who sent them.  Saying a simple “thank you” when we become aware is all they need to hear.

             Stop, breathe, take a quick quiet moment; be grateful, tell them how much you appreciate the effort, and then, remember to take that message to heart.  They aren’t sending them for no reason!

             On our card altar, we were handed a validation and a promise on exactly this topic.

symbology

“Brilliant Idea!

Archangel Uriel:

‘Yes, your idea is Divinely guided . . . please take action to bring your idea to fruition.’

Additional Message:

‘Your idea is an answered prayer.  Even though it may push you past your comfort zone, know that you are never given anything that you can’t handle.  Ask for, and be willing to receive, all of the support that you need to bring this idea to fruition.

Know that we will all be there, every step of the way, and you can ask me for help at any time.  I’m especially glad to give you ideas and creative insights to support your life’s purpose.’

Working with Archangel Uriel:

Uriel’s energy is pale yellow, like the glow of a candle.  Whenever you need ideas or intellectual guidance, contact Uriel.  His energy is aligned with the amber crystal.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Affirmation:

is from Louise Hay.

I let go of all expectations.

I flow freely and lovingly with life.

I love myself.

I know that only good awaits me at every turn.

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See?

             We haven’t talked about perception in a while.  It’s time.  Again.  To address that topic.

             Partly this is about the Attitude of Gratitude, but also it’s about conditioning.  We’ve been taught to think that some things are “better” than others.  Even when this is absolutely not the case.

             Here’s what I woke up hearing and singing:

Bright Sunshiny Day

             Where I live, we are in the middle of a very dramatic (and painful) heat wave.  (And by “in the middle of” everyone is hoping that I actually mean DEARGAWD LET IT END TODAY!)  The weather right now, is serious.

             A “bright” type of forecast is not always what I, in particular, would like for my day.  Personally, I’d prefer something that’s cooler, dimmer, more misty, and not even so “day” at all.  My favorite hours are dusk, sunset, night-times.  (Mornings are simply too sharp.)

             In our cultural parlance though, Sunshine-y is positive.  Am I wrong in my choices, or are those who prefer otherwise?  Neither.  Obviously.  It’s all in how we observe.  It’s all in how we are trained, raised.  It’s also in our hearts and emotions.

             There’s so many examples of this thought process, all around us.  When we dwell on the “negatives” (or what we’ve always been told is in the bad category), we miss out on merely having the experience of them.

             We have been conditioned to see clouds as a problem.   But, if they bring rain during a drought, isn’t that exactly what we need?  Also, like the song, then we get the rainbow.

             We need all of it, both, a variety of days and nights and temperatures and adventures.  That way, we see every direction/phase/lesson as worthwhile, necessary with diversity and appreciation for the whole.

             I was drawn straight away to this selection on our card altar.  Not an image I adore, but the messages continue, and that’s where we need to focus.

baboon

“Baboon  ~

In love and declarations of passion heartfelt communication is key.

Sublime Baboon, adept of love, wears her heart on her sleeve.  Baboon does not pretend.  Her passions and shows of affection are genuine, her reactions without artifice, so you may believe the ardent declarations of others.

Truthful, heartfelt communications and open expression of feelings are what matter now in your relationships if, like Baboon, you seek lasting love.

Hiding your emotions will leave others unsure of your intentions and reluctant to reveal their feelings, which can only lead to misunderstandings and sadness.”

             Read that one more time, “misunderstandings and sadness.”  There’s a shit-ton of planetary movement currently going on.  Be careful and be direct.  See the lesson, see the beauty.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Messages Oracle Cards by Susie Green

Today’s Sharing:

includes two spots to read up on what’s happening.  HERE and HERE are great jumping off points.  If you find any others which might be helpful, be sure to share in the comments.   Knowledge is Power!

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