Adaptability Mode

             We’re going along, la la la, traveling on our path; we think it’s not too terrible.  When, BOOM!

             Something is blocking our way.  There’s an impediment, smack dab in front of us.  We have been stalled, we think.  Thwarted, even!

             This is today’s message.  It’s about the swerve, the detour, and the Road Less Chosen.

             It’s about:


             Is this where we thought we’d be at this point in our lives?  Unlikely.  On the other hand, it’s not the worst spot we could have ended up.

             The Universe would like us to remember that our Journey is just that: an adventure in motion.

             So, wherever the road takes us, that is the correct direction!  Being able to dodge and weave and flexibly maneuver around on our path is precisely the point.

             Go that way, sure! Why not?  It’s okay, if we wander a bit.  That’s our actual purpose.  To explore, to veer off, to learn, and to grow.

             Because this IS where we’re supposed to be, this IS the road we need to travel.  And?  It’s fine.  It’ll all work itself out.  As long as we don’t forget our flexibility, our growth, and our appreciation of the scenery along the way.

             As we return to that beautiful new deck which arrived onto our card altar recently, we’ve been given a lovely and inspiring validation.


“Higher Thought  ~  10

Sometimes in moments of darkness and despair, all it takes to feel better is a decision to lift our thoughts to a higher, more positive place.

Simple actions like seeking the company of an old friend or taking a walk in nature can often help to move us out of a negative perspective, giving us a new vantage point from which to view the current situation.


With my will to work in the light, I lift up my thoughts, to the beauty and simplicity everywhere around me.  I accept, I let go, and I welcome the opportunity to discover the positive side of every situation.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of the Angels by Mario Duguay

Today’s Sharing:

is simply to say that as much as I was opposed to voting by mail when our state first adopted it, tonight I was a fan.  Filling in that ballot (early!), sitting with Dan at our kitchen table, was enormously pleasant and satisfying.

#iVoted #ItsOurRightAndPrivilege


Against any darkness…..

             This week has been a personally challenging one, (the reasons are many).  There are simply aspects of our lives which we worry about and have no control over.  Well, we have no control over ANYthing, really.  But some bits do cause us more stress than others.

             I was certainly searching for something to uplift us all, when I recently came across this illustrator.  As I pondered the displays (and wondered why I was drawn here), it became obvious that we needed to add another selection to our collected works on the altar.

             A few days ago, it arrived.  Perfect timing!  Here’s what the backs look like.

card altar addition

More purple than blue, in real life.

             As I sat with them, listening and shuffling and spreading them around to get their feeling, the first message they sent us arrived.  It’s about hope, and not letting the garbage get us down.

oracle of the angels

“The Eternal Light of Love  ~  25

The eternal light of love permeates everything in existence and fills every atom of our being.  This means light and love are always present in every situation, regardless of whether we can perceive it or not.  

There is love, and even a hidden blessing, within a current situation.


All that is occurring is for your highest good.  Look beyond the surface and appearance of things.


I trust in the eternal light of love which stems from my soul and the heart of all creation.  I trust in the eternal light and love within every situation I find myself in.  I trust in the Divine light.”

             This is an excellent (and auspicious!) reminder, which I will absolutely carry with me in to next week.  (I’ll probably LITERALLY carry the card in my pocket every day……. because, ya know, I’m tactile like that.)

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Angels by Mario Duguay


Lest We Forget

             A few months before I turned 30, a phenomenon began.  We later learned that it was called Spontaneous Regression.  What happened was, past lives began to play in my head like movies.  I could see, smell, and hear them.

             Maybe it works differently for others, but it has occurred to enough of us that there’s a name for it.  (Although, I’ve never met anyone in person, I’ve read quite a few books and on-line accounts about/by folks with similar encounters and experiences.)

             Once we figured out what it was, we were fascinated.  The only downside to these “rememberings” was that I now had about a hundred times more recollections to process.

             Keep in mind, my primary lesson this time around is to LET GO!  So, gaining more shit to release is kind of a mixed blessings.

             For now, it brings us to today’s message.


               Whether it’s from this life, another incarnation, or simply in reference to what went on last week, we all process in an individual and unique fashion.  Applying this to a metaphysical or spiritual aspect can be challenging, it’s difficult to separate out the layers.

             As much as we’d like to deconstruct, and remove our emotions from the equation, we are whole and complete only when we blend the components thoroughly.

              We have cell memory, muscle memory, early childhood memories, and innumerable types of retained thoughts, impressions, snippets of perception.  It’s all jumbled along like rocks in a clothes dryer.

             What we do with this collection is how we move forward.  Do we hoard and hold close?  Do we lovingly treasure and fondle?  Do we look at briefly and toss out?  Do we, perhaps, never even bring them out of the drawer at all?

             We have them, now it’s time to decided where they belong.  One use is here on our card altar.  We may use them as lessons, and in that way, we gain knowledge, understanding, and growth.

              For me?  I’m gonna cherish the ones I need the most, and hopefully, allow the rest to take off on their own adventure.


“Talisman  ~  49 

‘A lesson truly learned is crystallized as earned wisdom.  You have all you need for the success you seek.’

Wisdom allows you to recognize traps on the road and familiar patterns that you want to avoid.  It also enables you to quickly gather information about where you are on your journey.

It helps you recognize your allies and know how to find the bet routes along the way.  Now you’re at a place where you know the right things to do and the best choices to make.

You really can’t commit a mistake.  Whatever your inquiry, great fortune awaits you, for you have the wisdom to arrive at the right decision.

You’ve learned your lessons and earned the right to your success.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from our downstairs calendar.


I’ll go grab another chair . . . . .

              Join me.  It’s no longer too warm out (yay!), so bring a sweater or quilt.  If you don’t have any, there’s plenty here.


Opportunities For Discernment

             We’ve all known people who acted in a way we didn’t adore.  Maybe they spent their money on things we wouldn’t have purchased.  Or perhaps they behaved in a manner we felt was not making good decisions.

             It’s frustrating.  It can even be upsetting.  But, it’s also human nature.

             Sure, it might sometimes be cultural, and now we’ve all learned better.  What was once perfectly acceptable is now no longer considered a passable alternative.  We can transform that opportunity into a teaching moment, if appropriate for the situation.

             Today’s message is for us to focus on this idea of power in selection.  The thought that, we can choose any and all options, and so can everyone else.  Because, we all have

Free Will

             We all have choices.  We are all able to cast our votes, disperse our earnings, select our groceries, wear our clothing in the way that we see fit, in the way that suits us the best.  As is everyone.

             The truth is, our spiritual Free Will guarantees that we can all worship, pray, meditate, study, or do nothing, any way that makes sense to us.

             It is not up to our neighbor, our parents, our bosses, our children, our partners, nor a stranger on the street, to tell us what to do.  And yet, it does happen sometimes.

             Exercising our Free Will, we may ignore them, if we like.  We don’t have to listen.  And, it’s good to remember, no one has to listen to us.

             All anyone really has to do is be true to her or his own beliefs, own heart, and our very own genuine self.

             When we see the beauty and truth in this simple Universal Law, we also see joy, and happy results.  Just like on our card altar right now.  What a terrific validation.

free will

“Problem Resolved

Card Meaning:

‘An issue that’s been bothering you is being healed behind the scenes.  The solution is creative, ingenious, and is a joyous surprise for you.’

You are on the cusp of experiencing welcome relief from a problem that’s been bothering you.  The fairies want you to know that you have reason to smile, as the Universe is working on a solution which is so creative you’ll chuckle with delight.  Basically, it’s win-win for everyone.

You’ll soon be receiving good news . . . . .

Please don’t strain to figure out ‘how’ this solution will be achieved, or in what form it will manifest.  Instead, let yourself enjoy feelings of excitement and gratitude as you allow heaven to help you.


I ask that all negative effects of mistakes and misunderstandings be undone, both in the past and present.”

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from Instagram.


With Open Arms, Heart, and Mind

             Recently I came across a hashtag* I’d never seen before.

*On social media sites, this is a word or phrase preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic.

             It’s not shocking that this was new to me.  I’m on the interwebz, but not of the interwebz, if you know what I mean.  I don’t see much, but I also probably miss more.

             This one though, it jumped out at me. (#LoseHateNotWeight)  It reminded me of my particular journey, then it stayed with me, resonating (in a sharp and defined tone) with today’s message.

             A few years ago I removed all numbers from my physicality.  They didn’t belong there (for me, personally), they don’t need to be associated with anything body-related.  They are a false and defeating construct.  I let them go.

             As I work my way through this eating disorder and adventuring in mental health navigation, I learn and stumble, I struggle and succeed.  It’s chaotic, but it’s where I am now.

             And that’s what the Universe wants to remind us.  Where we are now.


             We’ve discussed it before, and no doubt, we’ll do so again.  On this occasion though, the suggestion is to keep up with our our Be Here Now attitude.

             When we accept, we don’t necessarily acquiesce.  We do not become doormats.  Rather, this action is the reverse of that.  We stand in our strength, claiming our power; being our whole, true, and genuine self.  It’s a badge of pride, this Acceptance.

             We’re saying to the world, “yep, this is me, and I’m awesome!

             If someone else has a problem with our declaration (or any other thing about us), clearly, this is the problem of that particular someone else.  Not us.

             It’s simple, but not easy.  Like so many life lessons.  On our card altar is a lovely validation, and a nice, gentle way to arrive at our Acceptance.


“Existence  ~  1  ~  Major Arcana

This naked figure sits on the lotus leaf of perfection, gazing at the beauty of the night sky.  She knows that ‘home’ is not a physical place in the outside world, but an inner quality of relaxation and acceptance.

The stars, the rocks, the trees, the flowers, fish, and birds – all are our brothers and sisters in this dance of life.  We human beings tend to forget this, as we pursue our own private agendas and believe we must fight to get what we need.

But ultimately, our sense of separateness is just an illusion, manufactured by the narrow preoccupation of the mind.

Now is the time to look at whether you are allowing yourself to receive the extraordinary gift of feeling ‘at home’ wherever you are.  If you are, be sure to take time to savor it so it can deepen and remain with you.

If, on the other hand, you have been feeling like the world is out to get you, it’s time to take a break.  Go outside tonight and look at the stars.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s News in Channeling:

is to say that I have been getting more and more (urgent!) nudges about my own cards.

             There is more than one oracle deck inside of me, trying desperately to get out.  We’ve been talking about it here for a very long time.  I know that once the exact right illustrator is made known to me, we’ll be on the road to publication.

             It’s time to start the search for that person, or persons.  If you know someone who draws or creates visual art, send them my way.  These decks are becoming anxious.