Dynamic Improvements

             Not everyone knows this about me, but I’m kind of an earthquake nerd (or wonk, if that’s a term you like better).  Science isn’t my favorite subject, tectonic plates, however, definitely rank right up there near the tippy top. (Subduction zones!)

             I adore all things volcanic, lava, and mantle related.   Which brings us to our message.  There is a power under the earth’s stable layer, just as there is a power within each of us.

             Both are connected to the intensity of our universe, the very aliveness of our planet.  As are we, her children here.

Energy

             People talk about how they have a lot* of “energy’ or they are feeling “low energy” on down days.  What we forget is that the true energetic focus is never NOT there for us to draw from.  We can ALWAYS ask for, and get, more.

*And by this, I’m not talking about the drug-induced/caffeine-current faux jump-starting.

             We are absolutely, consistently, and without end, able to absorb that limitless Energy, refueling from a bountiful source.  Regardless of your belief system, there are numerous ways of avoiding that running on empty (false) concept.

             At our card altar right now is the perfect example, it was something I completely did not understand, and spent a lot (A LOT!) of time fighting against.  When we think we need more, we honestly can do with less.

             To gain Energy, and live in our Power, we simply open our hands and hearts, and Release.  The void is immediately filled with exactly what our soul is calling for.  Whether we know it consciously, or not.

release

“Letting Go  ~

‘I surrender joyously to the ebbing and flowing of life.’

Card meaning:

Surrender.  Relinquish control and allow Spirit to take over.  You don’t need to do everything by yourself.

All is well.  It’s time to just let it all go and enjoy the ride!  Doing so gives others permission to let go in their own lives.

The Universe wants you to know:

There are times to hold on for dear life, and times to simply throw your hands up and let go.  It’s time to release any limiting patterns, emotional attachments, or inner and outer clutter.

Surrendering doesn’t mean that you are yielding to a force outside of yourself.  It means that you’re allowing your soul to take over.  

Release the stress of needing to control things, wanting to determine the outcome of a situation, or expecting others to act in a certain way.  Thre is a simple grace and beauty that unfolds when you truly let go.

Loving spiritual help is all around you … simply open your heart and let it in.

Questions to ask yourself:

Is there anything I need to release?  Is there a person or situation I need to let go of?  Is there anyone who needs to let go of me?

Affirmation:

I surrender joyously to the ebbing and flowing of life.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Reminder:

is about how we can’t give up just before our miracle arrives.  I promise you, we ALL have miracles, right around the corner.  If you aren’t sure about yours, e-mail me, and we can discuss it.

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More than Mere Management

             Have you ever had a dream involving problems with your teeth?  Most of us have.  It’s not that uncommon.  What we need to understand, though, is where these thoughts and images come from.

             Dreams such as this (or more often, nightmares), are almost always fear-based.  They are never prophetic, nor are they visitations.

             But, they are important to examine and heed; they are, without fail, messages.  Here’s what I was shown, and directed to share:

Control vs Care

             Representations of broken or damaged teeth tell us that our subconscious ( our ego, more times than not ) is concerned about losing control (lose control/loose teeth/loss).  The feeling of not being able to “get a grip” (or a bite) on our life or current circumstances is the symbolism.

             In truth, we aren’t ever in control.  Yes, we absolutely have free will, and we absolutely are able to make choices and decisions.  That’s where the Care part comes in.

             We need to honestly have a passion, honestly need to feel our lives, our journey, our day-to-day.  It’s so necessary for us to have real emotions, and yet, not be hung up on thinking we are “in control” – we can Care, but don’t need to be grasping so tightly that we “lose” our Joy in all the worry over Control, who has it, who doesn’t.

             Another aspect of this particular message comes up on our card altar.  When I first went to where I was being called and this one showed up, I thought it was a repeat, thought it was one we must have just drawn.

             This all crossed my mind, because, it was, in a way.  HERE is why……. funny, I never noticed, in all these years, all these readings, that the images, even from two different authours, are the same/similar.

control vs care

“Courage  ~

Archangel Ariel:

‘Be courageous, and stand up for your beliefs.’

Additional Message:

‘In this situation, you need to act upon your convictions, even if others disagree.

I’m protecting you from harm, and guiding you to be a loving warrior of light.  As you stand up for your beliefs, you are a role model for others.

This is an important form of spiritual teaching, in which your example gives others courage to also stand up for their own principles.’

Working with Archangel Ariel:

. . . If you notice images of lions or lionesses, this signals that Ariel is with you.  Call upon her to boost your confidence and courage.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that we had a lovely outing earlier.   THIS is a resource our community is hugely proud of.  If you’re ever here for a visit, be sure to stop by, and if you’re local, go (again) soon!  (There’s a video, and yes, it actually looked exactly like that this afternoon, not even kidding.)

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Heart-forward

             Many of us are having a difficult time right now.  There is unrest and what appears to be unjust actions.  We don’t know every story from every person, but we hear enough to cause us pain.

             Sometimes, the stories are close to us, sometimes, farther away.  Distance means nothing when we are aware of how others suffer, how anyone suffers.  We all cope in different ways.

             Personally, I struggle.  I face grief issues.  I have an eating disorder.  I am no longer insured.  I was laid off.  It’s challenging to make ends meet.  Depression is close and closer.

             I’m not great at getting out of my own way.  I’m extraordinarily wonderful at helping YOU do it, though.  When everything just feels too heavy and too sad and too wrong, as I’ve said before, I reach out.  I recommend it, highly.

             Here is a quote from Colette Baron-Reid:

“Peace, love, forgiveness, compassion, and kindness are the antidotes for the world today.  Ask yourself – how can I make Peace the power that guides my heart?

Then listen and follow the signs.  Don’t let the unrest in the world rob you of Peace.  Let today be the beginning of a revolution of peace and prosperity for all!

Let it begin with gratitude.  Even if you can find no reason in the temporary conditions of life.  Find it in your heart.”

             I have trouble, every single day.  But, but, but ….. when I discover something like this, I know that I can make it.  I know that I can make it through one more day.  I know that I can force the Peace to calm my terror.

             I know that I can live in this world, this world where bad happens, but where good is never far away.

             Never far, is our

Hope

             We can’t give up (as Doreen says) just before the miracle arrives.  We can’t let the hate win.  Our job is to be informed, and then share the lovingkindness we know to be our Hope and our future.

             Even in the dark, we have never been let down by the dawning of a new day.  Even in the confusion, we have never been denied clarity of thought.

             Even on our card altar now, we see the balance.

suffering/celebration

“Suffering  ~  23  ~  Divine Teachers

An important part of being human, and something that can’t be avoided, is the pain which comes from simply being vulnerable to the physical world.

Your Divine teachers advise you to open to the fact that any upset you attract isn’t without hidden gifts and opportunities.

Celebration  ~  14  ~  Joy Guides

Your Joy Guides are on hand, ushering you into a season of abundance, celebration, and hospitality.

You are loved, accepted, and trusted by those around you.  This is a time when life gives back to you.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is an invitation.

sanctuary

Join me!

             I’ll be on the porch, choosing Joy, holding on to Hope.  Come by, there’s always an extra chair.

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Contemplation and Truth

             When we are presented with challenges, bumps along our path, it is said that it’s the way we handle difficulties, not how we survive them which truly matters.

             Are we strong and brave?  Are we emotional, but recover later?  Are we just a soggy mess?

             Our message right now is all about how we “manage” and then how we go forward from that point.

Look Deeply

             The Universe wants us to know that it might be time to do some research.  Staying in the past is never a healthy idea, but examining what got us here, is.

             If we take a quiet moment, casting our minds and hearts back, what immediately arrives in the consciousness?  Where do we land?  Who do we need to still deal with?  And, why are we continuing to carry this fucking baggage into our futures?!

             (Okay, that last one maybe was just me.)

             The basics here involve clearing away what we no longer need; dropping in to mediation, prayer, or a historical search of some kind.  Once we review, once we examine, once we have felt, and heard, and Looked Deeply, we’ll be better equipped to face our present, and voyage on in to our tomorrows.

             On our card altar, this same theme is being validated.

look deeply

“Yemaya  ~  34

Grandmother Ocean, primordial

The Mermaids Sing:

We wish to share with you the knowledge of the Old Ones.  The Orisha, Yemaya is often depicted as a mermaid, a vast primordial mermaid with a star shining from her head, a mermaid of Power who gives birth to the world.

Through her we remember ….. mermaid energy symbolises the Birth of the World though Water.  Yemaya’s power and recognition is growing and beginning to ignite all of us.  She is like a beam of light, reminding us of our great age, our strength, and the many, many lessons we have learned, and how we can bring so much more to birth in the world.

She returns, the old one who is part human, part ocean being, and all humans are born from her.  Her mirror is the doorway, and the entry point to the unseen world.  Her tail is the womb from which we are all born.  The salt water is that which we all are suspended in, that which gives us life, and oxygen to this world of the Land.

And she taught us all – she birthed all the sea creatures, and she was vast – island chains are but the scales upon her tail – volcano her belly – and all faiths are permutations of her existence.  We mermaids love Yemaya, she is the mother of us all.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of the Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from our recent walk.

found feathers

It’s very small, shades of gray.

             There were two of them, they were lovely.  I needed this reminder.  Maybe you do, too.

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Divine Due Diligence

             In children, being stubborn is looked upon as a bad thing, a character defect we need to correct.  But as an adult, we’re praised for our determination.

             What the Universe wants us to pay attention to right now has to do with that stick-to-it-ness, that steadfast tenacity.  The attitude of persistence is where we need to be aiming our energy.

All night long 

(go ahead and sing it with me, won’t you?)

             It’s about perseverance, not giving up just before the miracle.  It’s about replacing our fear with faith.  (Or whatever solid positive belief works best for you.)

             It’s about being the best we can be, for the long haul.  Admittedly, that’s not easy.  What can make it more tolerable though, is to see how very important it is.  How valuable staying on our path is.  A gentle reminder, like in meditation, bringing it back to center.

             When we go forward with intent, with honesty, with lovingkindness, we tend to make excellent progress.  On the other hand, all of us can do with a bit of a rest.

             No one is asking us to work our selves into exhaustion.  Downtime and Self-Care is PART of staying on course.  It’s PART of our journey.

             The key here is to not let the “fuck it, I give up” feelings overwhelm us to the point of despair.  Because I promise you, we’ve all been in that sinking boat.

             Acknowledge it, then, let it go.  On our card altar is another pretty helpful way of looking at this message; perseverance and perspective, together they seem to be a winning combination.

all night long

“God of Reflections  ~

‘The qualities you see in others are simply your own reflection.’

You are possibly giving away your power because you might fail to recognise and honour the many wondrous qualities that you possess.

The qualities you so admire in others are simply reflections of the same attributes within yourself.  Yet often, you falsely believe that others are better than you in some way.  It is now time to let go of this belief and allow your beauty, talent, and creativity to shine through.

From now on, every time you see beauty in another, let it serve to remind you of your own beauty.  If you recognise success in another, check to see how success also exists within you, and so on.

As your perceptions are brought into balance, you become a more effective force in the world and have more impact on those around you.  

By acknowledging all the beautiful qualities that you already possess, you open the door to an endless stream of abundance and blessings which stem from the heart of creation.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Tony Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is to remind everyone what fun a Skype reading with me is.  I adore being able to see faces and hear voices, so festive and personal!

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