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.
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.)
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.
“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.
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!