Are we ready to sing the Birthday song again? Okay, maybe, maybe not. Either way, we ARE going to wish my beautiful cousin Jannel a very Happy Happy (now that it’s actually the appropriate and correct day). Yipee! Hope the festivities continued, and you were gifted with much love plus fun presents. And cake. We should ALL get cake.
In other news, I’ve been stockpiling the FLPs in my phone as a draft message. An inordinate number of Alaskas lately, in all of their guises, new and old and in-between. Also, I seem to have typed in “bunch of Idahos” so there’s that. Ohio, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico (also one I’ve seen a variety of age examples of recently). A New York, which could possibly have been a re-run, and one that got past me, maybe New Jersey.
None of these I saw in the past 24 hours though, it was a jammies day here at The Burrow. I thought we’d go for a walk, but instead Dan caught up on televised sporting events and cooking things I had laid out all over the kitchen.
Every item turned out perfectly. (Well. Perhaps not perfect perfect. There were one or two exceptions, but even the slightly burned croutons are totally still edible, and besides, I plucked out the VERY black ones.) There was absolutely one clear winner, a dish that stood out, no question. Even if you don’t like brussels sprouts, go HERE and see what this says. (We’ll wait.)
Back, now? Good. Where the directions call for that “rubbing” part? Yeah, Daniel told me flat out that he wasn’t going to do it. The veggies did not suffer from his lack of massaging, fortunately. They were amazingly wonderful. The quinoa was, mmm, that was, uh, fine. (Nobody’s fault, simply a learning experience. Still, we could eat it.)
Also, I read a library book. When the notification came in that I had this on hold I was happy, but confused. Even after finishing it, I can’t remember where the recommendation came from. (And no, I’m NOT done with the memory book, so just stop laughing at me. I most certainly DO see the irony here.) French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano* is not new; my copy has a publication date of 2005. But TOTALLY worth reading.
*Aaaaaaand, I just realized there’s a website. I’ll be over there all evening, if you need me.
Last night I WAS making progress on Moonwalking With Einstein, so ha! In fact, here is our first installment,
“Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next – and disappear. That’s why it’s important to change routines regularly, and take a vacation to exotic locales, and have as many new experiences as possible that can serve to anchor our memories. Creating new memories stretches out psychological time, and lengthens our perception of our lives.”
What is so abso-freaking-lutely ME about this passage, is that, it says some of the SAME damn things that the French book does. (I LOVE that about my life!) Whether we are discussing memory, or eating, or simply living in this exact moment, we need to EXPERIENCE it fully. No other way will give us the same depth of results, the same excitement and joy.
Our OTHER message is also great, and showed up, not only looking terrific, but echoing our most recent theme.
“The Rainbow Prince ~
When the Rainbow Prince appears as our Ally, he reminds you about the Law of Compensation and the Law of Receiving. After the rainstorm you’ve endured on your journey, the Rainbow Prince brings you a pot of gold, which is the result of your using all the elements of your inner Light and reaching into the sky until you touch the material realm from one end to the other.
This isn’t always an easy process, and hard work must be rewarded by compensation. When you align yourself with the energy of giving the highest value, your compensation is inherent in the act itself.
But the message here is more than that: the Rainbow Prince says to keep your sights on the sky after the rainstorms that may have upset your life. Follow your bliss to the pot of gold waiting for you. Perseverance pays off, and your reward will be greater than you can imagine.”
I adore how powerful that illustration is. We did draw it direct, but it’s seemed helpful lately to share the Contrary as well. Plus, our Live Mindful topic is picked up again.
The Rainbow Prince is telling you that you need to address how committed you are to your path. Have you been giving of yourself only as a means to control the situation? His gentle advice is to practice giving fully of yourself, devote all your attention when you are with someone, and be completely present in all areas of your life. When you do so, you will receive more than you are trying to get by being the way you are now.
The other warning is that you may be giving too much and not allowing yourself to be compensated This may keep you in victim mode, always looking for what’s unfair. Perhaps it’s time to stop giving so much and instead be willing to receive It may not be comfortable, but you deserve it, so why not allow it? Let yourself be vulnerable. Therein lies great strength.”
Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid
yesterday Adam’s sister got married. Here’s a phone photo they sent me.