Hope your Cinco de Mayo/Derby Day/Full (Super) Moon Night was festive and fun. I kept feeling dumpy and crabby, for like, a second, then Max would interrupt my bad mood and I’d be laughing like a loon (lunatic?). For like, ten minutes. We did this for hours. It was moderately exhausting. But entertaining!
As much as I KNOW I’m not ready for another dog here in The Burrow I truly am enjoying the Long Term houseguest Grand Dog situation. (Except when he stares holes through me, as he’s doing right now, and did earlier today when I refused to leave the bed, even though that damn alarm kept telling HIM it was time to get up.) Here is an action shot from this afternoon’s play time.
That will count for your Daily Dog, but the next one won’t. I tried to get a view of him carrying this (below) but he doesn’t pose for me the way he does for his girl.
You know how Max looks EXACTLY like The Grinch’s Max? Well, Solstice before last
I bought Santa found him a stuffed one. He’s loving it to death. There are no limbs, not a shred of stuffing left, and his heart was ripped out almost immediately. Beloved doesn’t even come close.
In celebration of all that this day (and night) represents, we’ve gone with the Special Occasion deck. And wow, is it ever a good one.
“Dolphin ~ Breath ~ 42
Dolphin is one of Spirit’s midwives. Dolphin is present when we are born; she helps us take our first breath and then pilots us through life in much the same way as she will guide a boat from port out into the open sea. She reminds us to breathe as we embark on all creative ventures.
The time spent in the womb is sacred. It shapes our view of the world before and after we are born. Realising what life was like for both you and your mother while she was carrying you will help explain why you act and react toward life the way you do, the way you feel toward your family, and why you hold your breath in times of stress, and why your view of yourself has developed as it has. Your sense of security and confidence, your relationships, and even the type of employment you seek, are all influenced by the quality of the time you spent in your mother’s womb, and the conditions under which you drew your first breath.
You agreed to everything as it is, it was, and as it will be before entering this life. What you do with this understanding and how you let it affect you is the key to a healthy, happy existence.
If Dolphin has swum into your cards today, you are being prompted to review your life by asking questions that may trigger heartfelt reactions to your time in your mother’s womb. Ask yourself what life was like for you and your mother during this time. Consider the possibility that there may be things you are trying to bring to fruition that are unconsciously being blocked by your memory of your time in the womb.
Are you symbolically holding your breath as you intuitively remember anxiety, the stress of your mother, and your birth, for example? To answer this question, sit in a sacred silence. Still your inner chatter and self-doubt and meditatively journey back through your life to your time in the womb. Relive your birth, your first birthday, and every birthday thereafter. They will act as anchors, starting points from which you may proceed to examine your life. Talk to your mother or someone you trust to help you remember.
Evaluate the details that stand out and see them as a foundation on which to re-map your journey, to check your life’s blueprint, and to review the sacred contracts you signed before entering this world. See this as an opportunitity to reclaim your power, to rebirth, and to finally honour the first breath you ever took.”
I really hope you guys will try to do this, even if it’s as you’re falling asleep (which is where I do some of my best meditative work). I’m looking forward to seeing what I find out.
Speaking of discovery. Look at this hilarious bumper sticker I saw on my walk this evening.
There was also this delightfully cheery scene in a neighbor’s yard that I had to share.
Just past this I noticed a yellow, lined, sheet of paper at the curb. I wanted to get a picture of it but a young couple with their fluffy dog were heading in my direction so I just texted the words to my forgetful self elf instead:
– send messages –
Cryptic right? As I watched it SEND to my own e-mail account at home I noticed two sets of vividly bright, crested jays sort of accompanying me along. On the last wander I HEARD them calling out to each other, right near this same corner. Interesting, I thought.
I left the Wee Walnut at home while I tended to erranding chores today, and drove Em’s car instead (you’ll recall, she has Han‘s right now) here is what transpired between our phones:
Me ~ Did you ever lose one of Coco’s mice in this vehicle? Because it smells quite a bit like death in here today. Just curious.
Her ~ I hope I didn’t lose track of a rat in there!
Me ~ Me too. Stick your head in it next time you walk past.
What?! You guys have never lost pet food in YOUR cars before? Jeez, it’s SO much easier to do than you’d think.
Foreign License Plate Report:
a Carolina with one of those illegal frames that drive me (and ALL the cops on this freaking planet!) batshit crazy, plus this one
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King