Yeah. Interesting. Frustrating. Annoying. And yes, fucked. But hey, on the plus side, we were able to send out last night’s emergency S.O.S. from Dan’s fancy-ass phone to let you all know. It’s an actual “cable” issue. And it
should WILL be fixed tomorrow (Wednesday).
Right now, we’ve gone in search of someone else’s interwebz, so we’re in a parking lot, with not much battery (by the time we made it to the coffee shop, they were closed). Here’s the post that was supposed to go up on Monday night:
It doesn’t seem right. How can my son be turning 29 today if his mother is barely that old? Wait, I’m over 50? Again, not possible. And yet, them’s the facts.
I’m pre-writing this post early on Moonday, because we’ll be out late to spend time with our First Born. On our card altar, we’ve gone with that Special Occasion stack. My children’s birthdays are the most sacred of all moments.
In a week or so there will be a combined celebration, my mom, Emmy, and J.D. This evening though, we’ll have a meal and hand him a small gift. (I feel sort of stunned that so damn much time has truly gone past.)
The Frogmouth’s tawny-grey plumage is reminiscent of the silver-grey hair of our Elders, the secrets they hold and the experience they can impart.
Elders were once revered as ‘wise ones,’ simply because their wisdom had been accumulated over many years of life experience. They appeared to walk in beauty and in harmony with all things. They were seen as being ‘content’ and at peace with their lot in life. There were free of the mundane issues that hinder the progress of the everday man. They had learned from their life experiences, integrating this accumulated wisdom into their future perception of life, thus freeing themselves of burdens and restrictions that promote anxiety, anger, guilt, and resentment. Their knowledge was sought because they were believed to be able to see through the self-created illusions of fear and regret that bind us and prevent us from moving forward.
If Frogmouth has appeared in your cards, you are being encouraged to seek out the secrets being held in trust by your Elders. Approach them with respect and ask them to share their sacred knowledge. Ask questions about their history, their childhood, and the way of their generation. Inquire as to what life was like for them, how they interacted with their peers and kin and the responsibilities expected of them by their seniors. Speak of chores, educations, and wars, of times spent in school, of love, fashion, and economic flow.
Most importantly though, ask the Elders of Spirit, God, Creation, and the medicine ways of all things. Seek their opinion on things of nature, for example, the cycles of life and the Universe. Ask about the things that make your heart sing, of what saddens you, and what inspires you to reach higher levels of awareness. Ask until there is nothing more to ask, and then incorporate the memories and wisdom of these things into your life and share them, with the blessings of the Elders, as the sacred knowledge of your people.”
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King