Soul Pleasing

             So much of our journey is about education.  And then, as we gain knowledge, it turns in to perception.  When we learn of history and purpose, we become better suited, more at ease, happier.

             We move forward, ever spiraling upward, always gathering wisdom and experience.  It helps us to place our focus on a:

Gratitude Attitude

             It may feel old at this point, dated, or even clichéd to say this.

             But, it’s important if we are to balance the very sour and disappointingly painful other goings on around us.  Saying that we Choose Joy is not ignoring reality (and all the horror it currently involves), it is more about intentionally opting to appreciate the gifts around us.

             To take our daily blessings, our small treasures found in the day-to-day, for granted, or worse, to feel entitled to them, does no one any good.  It cheats us of that pleasure.  (And it moves us up the list, on our way to being the worst person in the room).

             Life is challenging.  That’s a fucking fact.  But another truth is that there’s plenty to find pleasure in.  When we approach each new phase, hour, day, week, whatever, with a gracious and joyful demeanor, we give to ourselves and we give to our loved ones.

             It’s not easy.  It’s just simple.  And in complete validation, we have been presented (gifted!) with this.

choose joy

“Peaks Of Joy  ~  33  ~

‘Your life is filled with happiness, 

so share it with others!’

Joy is yours today!  No matter what your inquiry, you will be happy with the results.

You are coming closer to a sense of achievement, and you’ve worked hard for it.  You’re surrounded by true companions, and events that are synchronistically arranged to bring you to the next level of your life.

The world is singing a beautiful harmony.  Life is exhilarating and hopeful.

Let gratitude fill your heart and remember to share your happiness.  Joy is contagious!”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

attitude of gratitude

Today’s Moment of Gratitude:

is for community, family, support, and knowing that we are never truly alone.  Please, stay hopeful.

 

 

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Strength by Association

             I was going to say that it’s been a difficult past week in Mental Health, but truly, EVERY week has its challenges, for so many of us.  We don’t hear about the non-famous folks who are also struggling.  And that’s where my focus has turned.

             It’s not even really about “reaching out” as all the media is reminding us.  It’s more about the

staying connected.

             There are people who think this is our only life, and that there is no Source.  Who believe that we’re just bouncing around out here randomly, and then we die.  Well, that’s not how I understand it.

             Our goal is to do the very best we can, and the prize is that we can then go Home.  If our journey causes more pain than we can tolerate, sometimes, we bail early.

             This option leaves behind more hurt than can be measured.  And yet.  There are moments, times, people, who can only see that avenue, and no other.

             We can never know what our tolerance is until we have reached the breaking point.  It is one of the most individual aspects of who we are.

             Staying in contact with our loved ones, our co-workers, our community is the very best way to keep that pain from overwhelming us.  Just knowing that there is someone, anyone, we can depend on to share a tiny bit of that pain with can be enough.

             Another suggestion is to find what eases the discomfort, even for a glancing second.  And then, to share it.  To say, “hey, this works for me” so that others may, too, find a moment of relief.

             As always, it takes me no time at all to arrive in front of the most perfect stack of cards with the most validating message.

angel messages

“Angel of Self-Worth

You are currently undervaluing yourself;

It is time to regain your self-worth.

You are so much more than what you are portraying to the world and those around you.

The Angel of Self-Worth is here today to reflect unto you all the beauty, love, and light that you are, and to help you regain your sense of self-worth.  Feel her healing light penetrating your aura this very moment and affirm to yourself:

I am a being of light and love.

I love and value the many wonderful qualities that I possess.

From this moment forward, I will honour and value myself, and all I am and all I do,

in the knowledge that I am part of Creation.

I am worthy of love.

I am worthy.

Repeat this affirmation several times each day, either out loud or in the silence of your heart.  Reflect upon each word and truly believe and own each one.  Express each word with all your heart and soul.

As you begin to value yourself, you will find that others start to value you.”

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is to say, without question, at times like these, when everywhere we turn there are reminders of suffering, please, practice Self-Care.  Take your three minutes, wrestle them out of every single fucking day.  You’re worth it, I’m worth it.

             Spend your valuable and sacred time sitting quietly.  Relax.  Don’t move.  Listen.  Recharge.  Breathe.  Perhaps even think about sending soothing and healing light to those who have more pain than they can carry right now.

 

 

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Pleasing and Beneficial

             Have you ever heard this saying?  “Life is short.  Take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake.”

             I’ve been seeing it around (most recently on a t-shirt).  It absolutely rings true with what I’m hearing lately.

             As in.  When we “Choose Joy” we are actively making the choice to

enjoy!

             We are intentionally seeking out what brings us happiness, what feeds our soul, and what helps us to be better.  From the inside out.

             It goes back to Self Care, and the need to nurture ourselves.  Eat the cake!  Not for a “cheat” but for ourselves.  (And if cake’s not your thing, pick something that does it for you.)

             In some ways, it’s sort of true that life is short.  According to the divine measurement of the Universe, there actually is no time.  But wearing these bodies and making this exact journey, a lifetime is not long, in comparison.

             When we deprive ourselves, or when we apply a negative filter, we are the ones who suffer.   Which then causes a ripple effect, out into the lives of our loved ones.  And no one wants to hurt those we care about.

             In true and perfect form, our validation comes from the deck which suits our message the very best.

chose joy

“Rejuvenation  ~

Get a good night’s sleep.

Rejuvenate your body,

mind, and spirit.”

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Personal Sharing:

is the story of a pair of boots.  I saw them in a window, (over 35 years ago).  I wanted them with a painful and sharp longing.  I loved them like nothing I had ever seen before.

             I passed them by.  I came back another day, still denying myself.  I went to visit them, needing them.  I probably could have afforded them, but I thought, at the time, they were a bit too much, and I was a bit not enough.

             To this day, I wish I had bought those boots.  I’ve never seen another pair like them.  I still wish I had chosen me, chosen the boots, chosen joy.

 

 

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Learning Lots

             As I sit tonight, typing out what comes through me to you, we’re on the eve of this year’s Full Flower Moon.  And as you know, all of my accounts have the name Earth and Moon in them.  It’s who I am, it’s part of what keeps me grounded, keeps me from floating away, or drowning under.  I am of the Moon, but I am made of Earth.

             I’m also an entirely night-time person, have been since I arrived here in this body (so says my mother).  My granddaughter’s parents are incredibly day-centric, so she doesn’t stay up late enough to see many moonrises.

             One of the clear messages I’ve been hearing this week has to do with how our education is as individual as we are.  We all learn differently.  This is a topic we’ve discussed here quite a few times.

             It will be fascinating to me how this new baby of ours learns her lunar lessons, and what it will all mean to her.  For us, at this moment, it’s about

knowledge.

             We receive some education through the standard channels, but we also are gifted with more esoteric and ephemeral types of scholarship.  Signs, symbols, visitors, the beauty of nature, all of these are ways we learn and grow and become more understanding.

             When we are open and available, these non-traditional methods of communication become louder, more obvious, and much easier to interpret.  We also learn at the pace which is most appropriate for us.  Never too fast, and never too slow.  (Even though, it very often feels EXACTLY that way.)

             As validation, I was drawn to my working deck.  This one is about plenitude and abundance.  We’ll be seeing and hearing more than ever as the moon shines her fullness on us now.  Be grateful, and appreciate this amazing sense of contentment.

abundance

9 of Cups

Success and concord, are key words for this one. Feasting times and wishes fulfilled.

This illustration expresses grand indulgence.  It also speaks of pursuing joy and caring for that which we are most fond.  It reminds us to check in on those loved ones who can use a little bit of pampering or extra attention right about now.

We are being reminded that having fun and enjoying ourselves is not a bad thing.  Share that wealth and prosperity, because that’s how we all spiral up, learn more, and help each other.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from Instagram.

 

 

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More Improvement

             It’s no secret that one of my major life lessons is Release.  We’ve discussed it before, and it rings true for many of you, as well.  The process though, is VERY individual. And yeah, I’m workin’ on mine.

             One of the phrases from this past week (which have been loud and clear) sound one way, when they’re really another.  Example: be higher, be better.

             At first, it’s almost like we’re being encouraged to compare ourselves with others.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth.  In reality, it means

rise above.

             The Universe is reminding us that competition and comparison is not the healthiest direction, not necessarily the best road for us to take.

             We all know that we’re paddling along, every one of us with the same ending.  Death.  We are dying. It’s the honest and factual reality of our physical experience.

             But, to advance, to rise above, to do better, to BE better, is how we’ll best enjoy the time we have here for this particular and indivdual adventure; it’s how we move forward in our evolution, and how we benefit the most from this journey.

             We simply need to learn how to let the small shit go.  To release the cultural constraints and judgments.  To ignore the comparisons.  To cease the negativity, and to actively Choose Joy whenever we can.

             In validation, this particular draw couldn’t be more perfect.  Just keep in mind, when we discuss “health” we aren’t always talking about the old, outdated, harmful physical restrictions and confining limitations of the past, of the patriarchy.  More often (and more accurately), we are addressing our emotional, our spiritual, our mental conditions, and how best to live our lives in comfort and peace.

mental health awareness

“Health  ~  9

Now is an opportunity to focus on your health.  You have been living life at a hectic pace for some time.

It would be wise to take a break and allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate.

Give thanks for the health of your body and mind and remember to make your health a high priority in the coming months.

Affirmation:

Each and every one of my cells is continually regnerating and radiating light.

I attune to the divine love within me and let it flow through every cell of my body.

I breathe in life and the energy flows freely within me.

I am eternal youth, 

eternal health,

eternal light.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Angels by Mario Duguay

 

 

 

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