There was an unscheduled scheduling happen this afternoon.  Had to have some dental work performed.  Not quite an emergency, but not something that could wait either.  No, I still don’t have my implants where that bridge broke off.  (Don’t get me started on that bullshit ordeal.)  This time it was a filling which needed to get done, fairly damn quickly.

           Fortunately, someone else had canceled, so I got a prime spot.  Only problem was, and again this is NOT unusual for me, the Novocaine took freaking FOREVER to wear off.  As I sit here now, nearing 8 ish, it STILL hasn’t gone away completely.  Liar-face damn dentist of mine.  (Said with much love, obviously.)

             On the plus side, my Wee Walnut now has its battery reconnected; it’s under the back seat cozily where it belongs again (no longer in the living room).  I missed that car so very much, had to take it out for a zoom around the block.  And of course, I brought my camera along.  (!!!)

            This poor mess, that view above, was in the road on my Route until early this morning.  I hope there won’t be any more of those tree loses, it makes me sad to see it.  Here’s something cheery though, it’s a new month (that’s not the cheery part, that’s a fact we can’t avoid).  Which means we get a new out house and a new Hawaii page.

             This is somewhere on the big island, apparently a beach with green sand.  Never heard of it, but then, I never left Oahu, so I’m less than an authority on their geography (or whatever field sand and dirt fall in to).  Doesn’t matter.  It’s lovely.  The out house wasn’t as picturesque, so I’m ignoring it.

             On my busy family calendar there’s a cute group of, well here.  You can see for yourselves.

               It made me laugh when I saw our card.  We’ve been very heavy on the wild life lately!

“Animals  ~

St Francis of Assisi

You have a strong love bond with animals.  As with St Francis, they instinctively trust you.  They can sense your compassion and understanding and come to you for help and companionship.  You have an innate ability to communicate with animals, and you know what they are thinking and feeling.

In some ways, you feel more comfortable with animals than with people.  You would excel in a career such as pet sitting, walking, or grooming; being a veterinarian; or animal communication.   Your pets who have passed on also send you their love.  They want you to know they are happy and doing well.

This saint is associated with nature and animals, and he is a patron saint of animal welfare.  Legends say that he would give sermons in the forest, and the wild animals and birds would stop and listen.

St Francis was born in Assisi, Italy, in 1181.  He renounced his family’s wealth and became a traveling preacher, with followers who eventually formed the first Franciscan religious order.  He spent a considerable amount of time helping and healing the poor, particularly those with leprosy.  The powerful prayer of St Francis, which begins, ‘Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,’ also makes him one of the most beloved saints.”

            Please begin by removing or substituting any words that don’t work for you, because we are GONNA talk about this one, in depth.  Done?  Good, thanks.

          Continuing on then, I don’t want anyone to say “oh I’ll just skip this one, it’s not for me.”  Because that never fails to make me angry, and I’m already in a very bad mood right now (I lost my temper earlier, and it seems to have decided it’s not coming back any time soon). 

            Remember, every card is for everyone, in its own individual way.  No, not all of us are going to chime perfectly with EVERY word or phrase.  But, our messages come to us for specific reasons, and in various forms, so let’s give this one a chance.  Okay?  Thank you.  (Really, do you actually want to argue with your radio?  I didn’t think so.)

            Taking the parts that work for us, and letting the rest go, can help a lesson ease into our lives, rather than just having it smack us on the head painfully.  We’ve all had animals in our lives, at some point, even if they were merely the birds who show up seasonally or the neighbor’s pets who we only see in passing.   The bigger aspect of this is that St Francis was a healer, and a helper of the less fortunate than himself.

          Are we not the same?  Are we not all trying to gain some level of betterment for ourselves and those around us?  And haven’t we already learned that when we are feeling at our worst, we need to head out and be the hand another needs?  Today, we can be like this man who cared for so many.  We can either do it by actually communicating with the animals in our lives, or we can do it by communicating with the animals in our lives who have gone on to The Other Side, or we can do it by merely stepping outside at some point in the day and connecting with the sounds of nature. 

         We can even honor our message by looking for visible signs around us.  A dove, like in the illustration, may make itself known to one of us in some physical form, other than that of a live flying bird.  Or we may just sit quietly, in our own bit of yard (or parking lot) and simply rest for that ever-useful Three Minutes, casting our healing, loving energy darts out into the world.

           Just, whatever you do, DON’T fucking say that this one isn’t for you.  My head is thisclose to bursting into flames, no one, not one of you, wants Dan to innocently get charred or singed purely because he’s sitting next to me.

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

LateNight Announcement:  I feel some changes approaching.  The color of this blog may be fading here shortly.  I said I’d let you know, and now I am.  It might be any minute now, or it might be in a day or more.  But be prepared.  It WILL be happening.

 

14 thoughts on “New month, same me.

  1. great card. please don’t let your head explode. 🙂 The 12-year-old who watched our animals while we were gone had quite the adventure– it’s the first time we’ve left them since we moved, and our dog actually ended up back at our old house at one point (it’s not very far away). Love you and missed you! I haven’t caught up yet, but I will soon.

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    We have this new thing we do, when we need to get done on-line early (on nights he’s home). I e-mail him a draft of the blog (it’s a feature WordPress provides called “feedback”) and he proofs it, then sends me back his findings or a note saying it’s fine (yes, across the desk we do this). Well tonight, his message read:
    this card isn’t for me.

    I was JUST wondering, today, what you guys did about the new house/pets-at-home situation! Glad everything is okay.
    J

    3:44 a.m.
    4-3-12

    1. (this is just a placeholder to fix the login info, sorry)

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      No need to apologize. I get it. As long as ANYone can still show up and comment right now I’m thrilled. Placeholder or not.
      J

      3:47 a.m.
      4-3-12

  2. This one totally fits for me. I loves the critters and care for the stays to the best of my abiltiy… even our little porch bunny that the cats have taken under their ‘wing’. Comes around for them too I guess.

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    When I first saw this card I got a picture in my mind of all you St Francis-types! 😀
    J

    8:33 p.m.
    4-3-12

  3. When One was confirmed in the church, he took Francis as his confirmation name, after St. Francis. One loves animals! As whiny and grumpy as I sometimes get about it, I really am a caregiver. So, this card IS for me! (Plus, I don’t want Dan to get singed.)

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    Oh I love that about your Number One boy! Very fitting.

    (He’s safe, sort of. 😉 )
    J

    8:35 p.m.
    4-3-12

  4. Animals love me, even drooly big dogs that I don’t want to love me. All I can figure is they know I’m not going to harm them in any way so I’m safe. Babies, same thing, but that’s fine with me. I’m an obvious softy.

    Sorry you’re angry today. Or, rather, yesterday. Hope today is better.

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    Dan and I were talking about nervous energy and that I’ve never had much of it, but how if anger burned calories I’d never have had issues with my weight for all these 50 years. 😕
    J

    8:37 p.m.
    4-3-12

  5. F-a-d-i-n-g as in changing blog providers? Or…

    Oh to be in Hawaii with all the rain on the horizon.


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    Oh no! Even with the issues, I could NEVER leave WordPress. Not unless a computer faerie dropped into my life and set up my own website as a prize or present or something with FREE in the cost. And that’s NOT likely to happen any time soon.

    Nope, fading as in you’ll notice the colors here fading and changing hues. And in a few more days I’ll have a new header picture. To go along with the new shade. (Only the appearance will change, and that, will be slight.)

    And speaking of Hawaii, it’s sort of an ocean-themed idea that I’ve been given.
    J

    8:43 p.m.
    4-3-12

  6. Glad your teeth are better and the wee Walnut is back where it belongs. As far as the card is concerned, I can’t see what it offers me right now. Maybe it will come. Maybe it will fly over my head and just drip bird doo down my shoulder. As far as caretaking is concerned, right at the moment I’m feeling pulled every which way by the demands of my mother. Actually not outiright demands. She does everything passive/ aggresively. I knew there would be times like this when I agreed to live here instead of 2000 miles away.


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    “…I can’t see what it offers me right now.” Ahem.

    AWFULLY damn close to you saying “this card is not for me” when in reality, you JUST told me about a boat-load of non-dogs in your life,

    AS WELL as this healing and caregiving aspect you are talking about here,

    IN ADDITION to your message from wildlife lately.

    So. I repeat. Ahem. 😉
    J

    8:51 p.m.
    4-3-12

  7. I parked under a tree after getting my car washed and a pigeon did a big splat on the front, splattered the window and hood. It made me smile. I figured it was good luck. : )

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    Lol, we saw a BUNCH of pigeons today! Along with so many more messengers. Oh yes, VERY good luck. 😛
    J

    8:55 p.m.
    4-3-12

  8. My mom and dad swear they have NO sentimentality about animals and hate dogs in the house … which is why their spoiled Yorkie sits on their knee all day and why my mom risked her life to save a baby deer. Yeah. They are real hard liners.

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    Yeah, right. SURE they are. 😉
    J

    8:59 p.m.
    4-3-12

  9. “I lost my temper earlier, and it seems to have decided it’s not coming back any time soon.” 🙂 Oh, yes, soooooo understand!

    Sorry about your teeth, but glad they’re fixed. And, yay!, you’re car runs!

    And this card is sooooo mine! I even have doves in the backyard. Just put my name on it! (No worries for Dan here!) (And no exploding heads, please. Eeeew, what a mess…)

    (And another interesting factoid of cyperspace. I forgot to log on and was at Pope Fokker’s before I came here. It did require I log on but did -not- put me in the box. So why is this happening to you?)


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    See my ealier comments to Judie and Skye…..

    (Bastards! I have NO fucking idea why this only plagues MY blog. Mercury? A lesson I still don’t understand? Patience for the whole group of us? Who knows?! But holy hell I am SO over it now.)
    J

    9:04 p.m.
    4-3-12

  10. Thank you for the happy wolf family picture. I love that St. Francis prayer. How much better would we all be if we could all be instruments of peace?

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    Isn’t that the greatest line?! I love it too. Instruments of Peace, that’s us. 😀
    J

    9:11 p.m.
    4-3-12

  11. Definitely the card for me (like I’d dare say otherwise 😉 )

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    Lol, many WOULD dare, which was why I added the part about innocent by-standers potentially in harm’s way. No one wants to see Dan with brain-matter or scorch marks on his clothing. 😆
    J

    9:15 p.m.
    4-3-12

  12. “I lost my temper earlier, and it seems to have decided it’s not coming back any time soon.” Not to make light of your frustration, but that is a hilarious way of putting it!

    Ooooh, Hawaii! Green sand, how cool! And the sand & dirt stuff is more Geology.

    Yay on Wee Walnut functioning!

    I was just wondering aloud to my friend “What does my… um, four-legged non-dog think when she just lays there, after being petted, staring up at my face with half-closed eyes? And, over the weekend, I saw a flock of doves, a huge (like, hundreds) flock of geese, both in the field, and from afar when they later took flight, all of them… biggest flock of geese I’ve ever seen in the air at once, a (once again, huge) flock of some beautiful, large-ish tan and white sea shore/migratory birds that I don’t know the name of, two goats playing (love goats!), and a kite (type of hawk). And cows, but that is a constant & a given, here. And I fed my neighbor’s non-dog, who got left out last night & was crying in the wee hours when everyone in her household was asleep. And, there were the two youtube card readings I found, where the reader herself commented on how she kept getting drawn in by the animals in the cards & giving interpretations for them, as well as the card messages themselves: http://www.youtube.com/user/angelsteve41?ob=0&feature=results_main . And, there’s the constant frog croaking… but that’s for my next response.

    ROFLMAO at Dan’s comment!


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    Oh wow and holy crap! That card reading was stunning! I had no idea so many other people were doing this too, and with many of the same decks we use.

    Look at this gift you have given me today!!! Thank you, more than I can even say.

    (Also, jeez. Could our messages BE any more blatant this week?! Your wildlife signs were even more huge and loud than mine.)
    J

    10:44 p.m.
    4-4-12

    1. You are so very welcome. I am very grateful to have a place where I can share these wonderful findings! 😀

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