Knowing, Learning, Living.

             May I begin by sharing about what my Seattle kid did today?  Sure.  Why not.  Well, you all know that she’s doing radio news work, and runs THIS, right?  Right.  Plus, you recall how she was hangin’ out with Nathan and Joss last month, right?  Right.

             Earlier today, it was a studio visit with  Matchbox Twenty and then two events with Kyle MacLachlan.  Should I say that again?  Or would you just like to see the pictures now?

matchbox twenty in seattle

With her co-worker and pal Josh on the far left.
As you can see, we made them laugh,”
was her remark.

            She’ll be here Friday night.  I am going to require that much of her time be spent napping.  When one is rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, one can get VERY tired.  (Also she’s been working, like, 18 hour days, so the exhaustion is just minutes away.)

kyle maclachlan in seattle

Also, featured here, good friend Alex.

             I’m over-the-top proud of Hanna, because I know that she works her ass off.  It’s not all big smiles and cute photos.  Although, the big smiles and cute photos are pretty damn cool.

             Shall we move on to our channeled message now?  Because it fits, in a huge way (and as so many of them do).

(We are) Victorious,

because every day is a gift that we all win.

             And on our card altar we’ve come around to an old favorite, the stack, the illustration, the insight, and the messenger.

animal cards and messages

“Wolf  ~  Faol  (pronounced as Foil)  ~

Intuition, Learning, The Shadow

The card shows a wolf stalking in the forest near the source of the river  Findhorn in Scotland.  It is the time of Faoilleach – the Wolfmonth, the last fortnight of winter and the first of spring, generally corresponding to February.  In the foreground we see snowdrops, the flower of the Druid festival of Imbolc at the beginning of February.

Faol brings a strong sense of faithfulness, inner strength, and intuition.  But the wolf brings learning too.  Sometimes you need to cross barriers, to take risks, to go beyond the limited compass of ‘normal’ behavior in order to learn and grow, although crossing these boundaries may seem unattractive, even painful.

You need to not fear the inner power and strength you feel when you spend time alone.  Come to know your deepest self and even in the darkest places you will find courage and spiritual companionship.”

             One of the best parts about this is how it brings the seemingly opposing forces (pack life and alone-ness) together, in us.  We have a duality, as does Wolf.  It suits us to be a combination, a fine blend, that perfect balance.  When we fight our nature (or succumb to fear), no one wins.

Today’s Deck:

The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm illustrated by Bill Worthington

Today’s Reading Report:

I made some good progress on Intuitive Eating this afternoon before pool class.  Already, I’m liking it.  A.  Lot.  There will be sharing, very soon!

5 thoughts on “Knowing, Learning, Living.

  1. I got her book Eating On the Run from the library because for some reason I always seem to be eating on the run. Maybe because it can sometimes take me 10 or 12 hours to get in 5 or 6 hours of sleep.

    Ooooo, let us know how it is!!!

    11:03 p.m.

  2. I adore Wolf’s message. Must scroll back up and read it again.

    Ya know what’s funny? Every so often I end up reading the card definitions before I type them up here, and every time, I get something MORE from it!

    11:04 p.m.

  3. It looks like Hanna is doing fantastic work! I’m very happy for her and glad for your motherly pride. 🙂

    Basically all I’m doing is trying to come back to life up here. I tend to shut down so much when I do some major life change! But I cannot afford to stay shut down: I must find work. So shaking myself alive is the subject of my days right now.

    Have you tuned in to her show yet? It’s KILLING me that I can’t listen!

    11:05 p.m.

  4. Bravo Hanna! Also, love the wolf card.

    That particular messenger really IS everyone’s favorite!

    11:06 p.m.

  5. Working to find my inner strength . . .

    (and now I’m having a mental image of me going, “here, wolfie, wolfie, wolfie!” I don’t think that’s how it works . . . .

    It works differently for everyone,
    so THAT might just be your way. 😆

    10:13 p.m.

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