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