Today I felt as though I had a low-hanging, miserably dark, storm cloud over my head. And every time I went to do something, whoosh, it let loose. On my bike ride the rain really did, but I was prepared by then. Earlier it was still a shock, each time it happened. Everything that could go wrong did. I’m holding my breath for Empress to arrive safely in a few hours.
On top of that, I can’t concentrate on a single damn thing. Focus is illusive. From many of the comments in yesterday’s post, you guys are feeling the same way. It’s not Mercury (that next phase is now up with dates and times, in the standard spot), but it could be the moon, or another planetary influence. Whatever it is, our message today says that it IS on the way out. Thankgawd. Because, holy shit, if it had lasted any longer I think Dan would have needed to take me around to the back and put us both out of our misery.
Let’s just get to the daily draw now so we can ALL breathe more calmly and easily.
“A New Dawn ~
The worst is now behind you, and positive new experiences are on the horizon.
You have endured storms over rough seas, but now the way is clear and smooth. From hereon in, you can expect the best. Wash away the negativity from your consciousness and past memories, and keep only the positive lessons and love. Do not hang on to anything that could weigh you down, such as resentment or bitterness. Let it go!
If you have gone through patterns of negativity in the past, this is the time to affirm: ‘I now release the need to experience this life lesson. I extract whatever teachings I need to discover and I move on to a life of harmonious and peaceful actions.’
By pulling this card, you have turned a corner in your life, wherein your prayers and positive thoughts are delivering new rays of Divine light to illuminate your present and future.”
Okay, wow. This is the first chance I’ve had to read that definition. How timely it is, not to mention, MOST fucking welcome! I was going to talk about some passages I found (that screamed their need to share) from our Exceptional Life book, and then we get this in addition.
Thank you, Universe, for this blessing of synchronicity and themes we can distinctly see and follow.
What Cheryl and Louise are talking about in this section is how so many of us have basically been trained to go toward the negative, it’s an unconscious method of thinking that we don’t even realize we’re doing most of the time. And it takes some practice to move past it. (Once it’s finally been acknowledged in the first place.)
An example is when folks try to out “complain” each other. Did any of you ever hear the Monty Python skit about growing up poor? One guy says they lived in such a horrible shack, and the next guy says that one was lucky, his family would have killed for a building of ANY kind, and the next guy chimes in with how he would have felt SO fortunate to have a cardboard box. It goes on, as Eric Idle and the gang do, and it’s hysterical, my brother and I still recite parts of it when we get together. The point is though, so many of us DO this in real life, not as a joke, but really trying to top the next person in how tragic and very very bad OUR life is, compared to theirs.
“Immersing yourself in this fearful, depressing energy perpetuates negativity. . . . we develop pattens of thought and behaviour that direct our radio transmitter to search for and emit negative signals that only create more negativity and difficult experiences in our lives.”
I won’t be giving any disclaimers here, so don’t jump on me about how this can mean that when bad things, or disease, happens to people we are saying it’s their fault. That is NOT the message. Take this for what it is, a way of recognizing how we are more than capable of making ourselves miserable by playing the “oh we WISHED we had a tattered hunk of cardboard to keep us all warm in the winter!” game.
I’m going to copy down that affirmation, and carry it around with me, the better to help me release this negativity that I’ve been toting along as a fashionably coordinating handbag. I’m as guilty of this as anyone, and I am MORE than ready to let it go.
In fact, here’s another one, just to use as some nice metaphysically positive insurance.
“To Be Said Throughout Our Day:
I love my life.
I love this day.
Life loves me.
I love it when the sun shines.”
(May be substituted for any weather that your region needs. Because I said so, and because not everyone wants sun shining in their faces.)
“It is wonderful to feel the love in my heart.
Everything I do brings me joy.
Changing my thoughts is easy and comfortable.
It is a joy to speak to myself in kind and loving ways.
This is a glorious day, and every experience is a joyous adventure.”
That shot above was part of our day’s adventure earlier. We met J.D. in the back parking lot of his historic building. He is in search of a tray. He recently acquired a cut glass decanter for his adult beverages, and now would like to use the set in a much more
pretentious snobby civilized urbane and classy manner, presenting drinks on a serving tray. His texts in the past hour, as I’ve been sitting here typing, and before that getting his father out the door, are proving that he needs our affirmations as much as the rest of us.
Hit PRINT, JulieLanders, print those suckers off and recite them loudly, repetitively, until this New Dawn appears, for us all.
Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue