Awareness

             How’s your week been?  A few ups mixed with some downs?  A little good with the bad?

             Yeah.  Me, too.  What’s been most interesting about this process, personally, is the visibility of it.  I’m definitely seeing* the levels of emotion and heart concerns.

*And by “seeing” I totally mean something more like a full mind/body/soul sensation.

             The lesson is absolutely about us counting our blessings and being aware of where our journey is taking us.  It’s focused on the plus side, not tallying up where we lack or miss out.

Knowing

             Similar to a recent message we received about Keeping The Faith, this one reminds us of the duality in life.

             Even in the most terrible of times, we hear stories of true heroism.  Even in our worst periods of darkness, we know that we’re never alone, we’re never without some spark of twinkling hope to light our way.

             It may be as small as thanking the Universe for being in a warm bed tonight, or holding the Knowledge close that we are not personally in pain at this very moment.

            (And if we ARE in pain right now, or NOT in a warm bed, we can still hold out for the promise of tomorrow.)

             Whatever it is in our lives, be it tiny and seemingly insignificant to us, that very thing may be what someone else desires the most.  We can be nothing BUT grateful.  With genuine hope for our future.

             Both the draw I was directed towards on our card altar, and what follows, make up a perfect validation.

magick is real

“Believing in Magic  ~

‘True magic is abounding in my life!’

Card Meaning:

It is indeed a magical Universe.  Spiritual dimensions and mystical realms are only a thought away.  The key to opening these doors is to trust in something you cannot see or hear.

You can have doubts yet still believe in a vast and mysterious cosmos, where signs, symbols, and coincidences reveal secret messages.  Even if your faith is the size of a mustard seed, magic can abound.

Believe!

The Universe wants you to know:

Some things are true, even if you don’t believe in them.  It’s hard to comprehend how something as heavy as a jumbo jet can fly, but it does.

When you make an overseas call, it’s hard to believe that your voice travels into space and bounces back, but it does.

And it’s sometimes hard to believe that angels are looking over us, but they are.  

Here’s to believing in magic.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I access even more magic in my life?  What is the most important way for me to step into true magic?  If I truly believed in magic, in what ways would my life be different?

Affirmation:

True magic is abounding in my life!”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from the December calendar page in our upstairs hall.

peaceful universe

A peaceful person creates a peaceful universe.

             Everything about this resonates with me.  The colours, the feeling, the sentiment . . . . . all of it is what we need.  Take it with you, share it around, hold it close.  Be in Peace, as much as you possibly can.  I will be striving for the same.

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Gratitude Attitude

             Around this time of year, there’s usually plenty of Being Thankful posts to be found.  This has definitely been on my mind, what with the holiday and all.

             But even more than that (because you all know how much I dislike being forced into a jovial or festive state), I have begun to gradually and oh-so-cautiously remove a few of my self-imposed restrictions.  I am peeking my head out, but only in safe directions.

             For me, right now, it’s become even more than merely the state of acknowledgment.  Our message echoes this, it has an intended focus of deep and sincere . . .

Appreciation 

             To be well-balanced, it is said that we must be an even mix of all the Tarot suits, all the elements, as well as equal portions give/take.  We must be able to receive, to accept, and to be able to understand the difference.

             Of course, in real life, none of us are perfect, or exactly well-balanced.  We struggle and we work through our challenges.  We work towards the understanding of gifting and welcoming.

             The trick is to notice and appreciate each level, each accomplishment, each individual we connect with.  THOSE are the true measures of success.

             Because, by feeling and honouring our simple gestures and tiny steps, we become more capable of even larger blessings, lessons, and gratitude.

             On our card altar, in validation of the same idea, this draw brings us a perfect affirmation.

apprciation

“Joy  ~  24

Even just a simple smile can go a long way to spreading joy in our world. Choose to focus more on those things which bring you happiness and you will find you naturally begin to radiate this energy out into all of creation.

The more joy you send out, the more you’ll find you have to be joyful for – this is a law of the universe.

Affirmation:

By living with joy, I magically spread light into the hearts of my sisters and brothers everywhere.”

Today’s Deck:

The Oracle Of The Angels by Mario Duguay

Today’s Sharing:

is to make everyone aware of this young woman.

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All ways. #yourstoryisntoveryet

A photo posted by Health Over Hollywood 🎬 (@amandagist) on

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             Her story is as strong and beautiful as she is, her fight is a good one, in every sense.  She also has a YouTube channel, if that’s how you roll.

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Unwavering and Brilliant

             As I continue to swaddle, cocooning myself and staying in a protected mode, I’ve been very aware of what’s coming through.  Not what I’m allowing through, because that’s still incredibly limited.

             What I have been clearly observing all this week is what (and who!) the Universe has been placing in my path.

             Every one, every thing, every sign has been safe, encouraging, and undeniably gentle.  My work schedule has begun to even out, and I’m hoping that the job itself will also begin to ease into a more natural pace.

             Here’s where it’s all taking us, and where it’s all coming from.

Keep The Faith

             But, this one’s definitely not to be interpreted as having any sort of religious slant to it.

             What our message is saying is that we need to continue doing what works for us.  We should keep ourselves safe, as it best suits our individual needs.

             We are being encouraged to use what tools feel the most comfortable in our hands.  And to watch for those signs.  We’re getting them, no doubt.  They are incredibly encouraging.

             Keeping the faith in our Self-Care, our unique journey, and our own empowerment is where our focus has to still be.  We can get past/around/through anything, as long as we remember how extremely important and valuable we are.

             Look at the validation on our card altar right now, she says the same thing: we’re strong, we’re beautiful, and we can do this.

keep the faith

“Goddess Of Beauty

‘You are a wondrous being of light;

there is nothing to change or fix’

You are a wondrously beautiful being of light, yet you cannot see it because you are comparing yourself to others instead of looking honestly and lovingly at yourself.

Meditate upon the image on this card and allow your light and natural beauty to shine through.  You are beautiful just as you are.  There is nothing to change or fix; just love and accept yourself as you are.

As you honour the beautiful person that you are, others will feel the light and warmth radiating from you.  As a result, you will attract wonderful and generous people into your life who will love and appreciate you for all you truly are.

Just be yourself – that is where your beauty lies!”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is to show you the latest from Instagram.

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             And to say that we’ve been greatly enjoying THIS series.  I was originally hesitant about doing the Netflix thing, for so very many reasons.  But right now, I’m super glad we have it.

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Love and Light, Strength and Self-Care

             Certain current events have driven me from all media, social and traditional.  (Driven me nearly into a breakdown, if I’m to be honest here.  And you all KNOW that I am nothing if not honest.)

             I’m surrounding myself with loved ones, caring friends, new co-workers who are already becoming a natural and endearing part of my life.  I’m being safe, in the only way I know how.

             One of those ways is to not discuss topics which are too painful to mention.  I’m going to work, I’m reading good escapism fiction, I’m planing projects in my sewing room, and I’m sketching out the beginnings of my new oracle card decks.

             If you’re having trouble, too, I recommend similar methods.  I believe that, right now, Self-Care is more important than ever.  Support, in whichever way works for you, this is key.

Be the light.

             We can make changes, but only if we’re strong enough.  I am not currently able to do much more than stay upright and vertical.  But that’s okay.  I know my limits and I’m using what tools I have assembled to keep me from drowning.

             Please, do the same.  Take care of yourselves, deal with only as much as you feel you can manage, and by all means, call in any favors you may have outstanding.  If now is not the time to help, I can’t imagine when it would be!

             And since I don’t question the Universe (although, I really fucking want to!), I’m not asking why this draw appeared on our card altar.  It just did, so we’ll learn from it.  As we will with everything else.

awakening

“Awakening Your True Self  ~

You are beginning to recover your natural identity, including your old sense of humor, interests, passions, and desires.  Trust that any confusion or changes you’re currently experiencing are part of your healing evolution.

Affirmation:

I now give myself permission to be true to myself.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

             If you need me I’ll be looking at photos like this, because, we need to remember what matters.  And what doesn’t.

*love*

*love*

             Be well, take care, rest, support, grieve, do what is best for you.

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An Assorted Assemblage

             Since I’ve been spending a lot of time in a hotel lately (as my potential job), naturally travel has been on my mind.  The ideas of how we move through our lives.  How we ambulate, living our Journey.

             What came to me today was a view and a feeling, all of the layers and aspects of the gifts we receive along the way.

             It’s like a treasure hunt, really.   We’re gathering, we’re learning.  We are also releasing as we go.

Collecting

             Who we spend our time traveling beside, who our companions on this Adventure are, that matters.

             How we spend out time, leisure, work, recreation, obligatory, this also has great importance and impact.

             As we gather and collect our Tribe around us, what we’re doing together is part of the lesson, part of our learning and growing.  They matter, they have significance, these people and these activities.

              Before each step we take, the Universe wants us to remember, all of this is about the process, the Journey, the collections.

             As a brilliant validation, look what has appeared on our card altar.

in divine order

8 of Wands

             Some of the words I hear when this particular draw shows up are:

Keeping Apace

Everything In Its Time and Place

Divine Order

             This one is so perfect for our message right now.  It’s the suit of inspiration.  It’s the number of infinity.  It’s the very illustration which captures our view of this Journey, through time and space, through living and learning.

             Look at all of the gifts we’ve gathered there!  Our friends, family, loved ones.  Our blessings, our challenges.  All lined up.  In just the most exact order, when and who and where we need at precisely the best time and place.

             This did fall with a bit of a tweak, and that merely tells us that when we’re feeling like maybe the progress has been delayed, it’s okay.  When, where, and with whom…… all will be the most perfectly timed.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my downstairs November calendar page.

Pull up a chair!

Pull up a chair!

             Look, there’s room for everyone on this porch.  Join me, it’s nice out here.

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