Before this post goes up I’ll have changed the color and header photo.  Don’t be shocked, you WERE forewarned.  (Several times.)  I was just really done with that shade, and even though I kept fiddling with it, I couldn’t capture the happiness it originally brought me.  My hope is that I’ve found a new form of joy by the time this is in front of you guys.

That original idea I had for a picture is NOT what you’re seeing right now.  I couldn’t make that work.  I’m gonna need Dan’s help, and advice.  But while I trudged today (for some reason, five miles felt like 55) I thought of another lovely image.  Wanna know WHY I thought of this one?  Because my feet were not covered in band aids, that’s why.

Not the problem.

A few weeks ago  a lovely friend (who cares about my health and well-being) e-mailed me with a suggestion.  Her own feet have been problematic at times, so she thought that what she’d found to be helpful, might also help mine.  She was right.  They did help.  All that time we stressed over the shoes, when really, the solution was the socks.  These socks.  To be exact.

I had a bit of a false start, so I immediately contacted the company (because ya know, I’m a pest like that).  I got an amazingly fast and thoughtful response.  Tom was wonderful!  And we figured out the first problem.  My second problem (the shoes “eat” my socks) seems to have worked its ownself out now.  There will still be new shoes in my future (as soon as we can afford them) but for now, I’ve been made blissfully happy by the current solution of better socks.

My neighbors, on the other hand, are not all living in bliss.  Or, at least, their trees aren’t.  Many people are STILL dealing with the storm damage caused by that late snow fall.  The rocket scientist next door has spent several days in his front yard.  On a small stool.  In front of the stump which used to be a tree.  With a chainsaw pointed down into the hole!  It is simply frightening in the extreme.

Remember this disaster site?  Yeah, it’s tidier now, but no less painful to gaze upon.  There are more than one of these views on my Route.

Mostly everyone, like these folks, have it all stacked or mulched or run through the chipper by now.  I feel bad for them, but I like seeing how nice and efficient the clean-up is going.  (With the obvious exception being You Know Who right next door.)

Our message today is the perfect next step for us too, it’s so validating in regards to what we’ve been getting lately.

“The Fire Prince  ~  optimism, aggression.

When the Fire Prince arrives as your Ally, he lets you know that he represents the invisible forces behind all manner of manifestation, and he brings you the gift of optimism.  You will be rightly inspired to move forward and take confident and assertive action to reach your goal.

Envisioning the path of the highest good with an optimistic outlook, the Fire Prince also brings you the gift of a miracle.  Things come together as if by magic to create the reality you seek.

You have every reason to be hopeful.  Move forward, knowing that you have everything you need and more.  Just remember to share the enthusiasm, believe in others, and be optimistic for them, too, and your good fortune will multiply.”

             Even though this one was absolutely in the direct position when I flipped it, as with another one recently, I’m being advised that we need to see both sides.

“There are a couple of messages delivered by the Fire Prince, so take heed as one or both could pertain to you now.  Be mindful of starting a fire you can’t put out.  Aggressive action results in loss; slow down and don’t be so eager to reach your goal.  Stay clear of someone else’s unbridled ambition and aggression as well.  If you think you could get burned, you most certainly will – unless you remove yourself from the action.

When the Fire Prince arrives as a Challenger, he could also be warning you to be careful of burnout.  This might pertain to workaholism or obsessively focusing on something you want, excluding all else.  You may be afraid to let go, but you must.  If you keep going they way you are, truly you won’t have any energy left, nor will you see your way through your path.  It is easy to get lost in the dark where there is no flame to light the way.”

            Okay, now we’ve seen the options and choices.  This will definitely be the right card for us all, on many different levels.

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

15 thoughts on “Simply Miraculous.

  1. I like your new color and your shoe banner. Keep me posted on the socks.
    Sorry about your neighborhood. A few years ago we were battling the aftermaths of a devestating ice storm and it looked similar.
    Optimism is not my friend tonight as I just got some disappointing financial news that kind of shattered me. (Not job related, don’t worry.) I shall rise above but for now 😦

    Oooo oooo oooo I’m so glad you like it! And yes, I’ll keep you posted. Click around on that website though, they have TONS of different products, but still ALL SOCKS!

    No! Dammit.
    That kind of shit is just never fun. You won’t need to see them, but I’m sending some angels.

    2:49 a.m.

  2. From Sure Thing via e-mail:

    Back here after busy hiatus. WordPress is still asking me for a log-in. And if this is a conspiracy to get me to join WordPress, I WON’T!!

    Hey!! I bought socks too. But mine are a bamboo, cotton, elastane mix – more bamboo than anything else. I don’t do well with synthetic fabrics only.

    Good card. I think that *both* the optimism and burnout warning pertains to me.

    Thanks for the retweets. I’m trying to be less whiny on twitter. 😉 😀

    So great to hear from you, in any version or medium.

    I was so focused on sticking with natural fabrics that I never thought of the technology that went into making a better product. These are dreamy! Who knew socks could be so advanced?

    Your tweeties are always great!

    2:56 a.m.

  3. Love the new color! It is very spring-y. The other was more wintry (and went with the snow so well), so I think it was the perfect time for a change.

    Yay on blister-free walks!!!

    Boo on massive tree destruction!!!

    “Envisioning the path of the highest good with an optimistic outlook, the Fire Prince also brings you the gift of a miracle. Things come together as if by magic to create the reality you seek.” Lovely! Just the reminder I needed today. And both the reverse messages apply to me, as well. Definitely a lot there!

    Still no posting from Henry 😦

    I was aiming for a tropical feel (PalmTreeLand!) but I’m fairly happy with this, it’s close. What I found though, oddly enough, is that the hue appears slightly different depending on which machine I’m using. 😕

    We need to investigate further on our pal Henry. On my way to bed now, but I’ll check around tomorrow. I know you’ll share if you turn anything up too. 😉

    4:49 a.m.

      1. I saw that one, too. Isn’t he just so wonderfully inspiring & uplifting! Hope he was helpful in dispelling your grumpiness, at least a little.

        Just had Emma’s home-desiring situation pop into my head… that Move card certainly fits in with her situation! And the cards that followed are a very good sign, methinks!

        He IS uplifting! That’s the exact word for it.

        Yes, MOVE is so right on! That was a VERY inspiring and postive draw, and how funny that he does three, and that was how I was “instructed” to read from our Osho deck. Very cool, on so many levels.

        4:32 a.m.

  4. I like the new color and the shoes also – very cheerful and spring-like! 🙂

    Thanks. I totally thought of you runners when I posed all my hoof-covers up there. It was an inspired gathering of them, super spring-y weather today, the timing just happened to work out! 😛

    4:53 a.m.

  5. Love the new colour and the shoes! Sort of have internet so hope this gets through.Am in a whole ‘nother time zone so have no idea when you are – this is my login for you หรือคุณหมายถึง: thalun!! Feeling very optimistic – this is not real life at the moment but it’s def the reality I could aspire to!

    You’re here!!! Yipee! Oh wow, what WAS that language? It looks like beautiful drawings.

    Have fun! WhereEVER you are. 😀
    (Really, you have no idea how happy I am to see your lovely picture and sweet words again.)

    1:33 a.m.

  6. I love the new colors and YAY on the sock solution. I could use a miracle or two now too, although I just wrote a new healing spell, so hopefully that will help.
    Judy, Judy, Judy–I hope things get better fast!
    COOL deck, btw.

    New healing spells are nothing to sneeze at! (No clue where that phrase came from, but I am a champion sneezer, so I like it.)

    1:35 a.m.

  7. Yay, for you and new socks! Hope they are perfect for you!

    That poor weeping willow! It will recover, trees do, but still sad to see it lose such a chunk.

    I laughed when I saw you changed the color and header. Love the shoe parade!

    I hope Fire Prince applies himself to my doing taxes today!

    The really funny thing about my “shoe parade” is that this photo doesn’t represent even HALF of my hoof covers. In that sense, I am very typical girl. 😛

    1:39 a.m.

  8. I’m happy for your feet! And thanks for the reversal part of the card, i was looking for advice on something. 😉

    Empress was too, and this one helper her a wee bit as well. Obviously, meant to be!

    1:41 a.m.

  9. Yay for new socks. Interesting message from the fire prince, both Ally and reversed. I like the shoe parade!

    I’m hoping to take more flamingo pictures here soon, but this “display” was so perfect for the change-over. And ya know, I never question these things.

    1:44 a.m.

  10. love the color! and I’m glad you found the right socks! I am very particular about socks. When I find a pair I like, I guard them like jewels. 🙂

    Thanks, I appreciate your positive vote. Validation never goes amiss. 😉

    What I’m learning about socks, which I did not know (who does?!) is that you need a specific type for specific events. I mean, I was aware that some shoes should go with some socks, like thinner or thicker or whatever, but all of mine were VERY cotton (because I adore it). Just never realized that all of this “new technology” would work so well for me! As socks!

    1:49 a.m.

  11. LOVE the new colour, it’s beautiful. Also glad to hear about the socks and that we’re gradually getting to the end of the sore hoofs.
    Hmmm I think I need to be listening to both of these messages right now

    See? Similar to your new shade isn’t it? I customized it a smidge, but we are still very much alike. It’s even closer to Mary Stella’s (oops, sorry Mary, I promise I wasn’t copying you).

    Thank you, I am glad we’ve got some of this worked out finally too! And my hooves are even MORE happy.

    1:53 a.m.

  12. Love the shoe banner and background colour. And all this time it was the socks. Gotta get me some of those socks.

    Good to “see” you! We are thinking of you guys.

    Yeah, the socks. And you’ve walked with me, in person! So you know!

    Glad you like the changes. 😀

    12:16 a.m.

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