Completion, In Light and In Dark.

             When I got home from the pool tonight, I called my mother.  Here’s the thing about being mindful, things that you formerly took for granted become much more important.  Being ABLE to pick up the phone and dial my mom is a gift.  And I know it.

             We discussed her health, to start with.   It’s improving.  And I’m glad.  She kind of is now, too.  Although she told me that I still need to find the coupon in our local paper.  The one for that free cremation.  Ya know, for when she really DOES die.

             Another of our topics is connected to today’s channeled message.  We talked about how the more one faces life with a positive attitude, the more positive our lives become.  It’s a fact.  No other way around it.

Disarm difficulties and challenges with joy and love.

             As always, apply this to whatever “difficulties and challenges”   you’re having.  It will help.  Mom and I promise.

             And on our card altar we have my very own designator.  This illustration was the first one I saw, the day this deck appeared in my life (lo, those many years ago).   And still, it remains my favorite.

High Priestess  ~  2

High Priestess ~ 2

             Notice first the trees behind her, one black-one white.  That’s the part where 2 comes into being.  The duality of All.  The balance of Life.

             She brings us the awareness of the Night, the Shadow.  Our very own subconscious and inner self.   We often focus on the day, sometimes neglecting the necessity of darkness.  Without them both, neither is whole.

             When she appears it’s a gentle reminder.  Are we praying, spending time in meditation, or Quiet Reflection?  Because if not, even for those quick 3 Minutes, we are causing our own imbalances to occur.

             Thank her for showing up, with her tools and her insight.  Then listen.   Slow the world down for just a brief moment.  Hear what you need to feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

             She brings healing to our dreams and our subconscious.  She gives us the gift of inner strength.  She is our own empowerment from within.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Mileage:

was just up to class and back, 3.873 miles, in 22 minutes 47 seconds, at 10.2 MPH average speed.

Today’s Sharing:

are these babies.  (Oops, nothing in that shot for perspective, other than the stove-top edges.  Well, the container is a standard produce-section box, not tiny and not huge.  You’ve probably purchased strawberries or something similar in one.)

plumcots, pluots, and apriums

Huh?!

              Have you heard of this?  Or Pluots?  Apriums?  I never had either.  But now, I freaking love them!  Go get some.  If you can’t find them, ask around.  Everyone needs to try this fruit.  Best of both worlds.  (I googled around for a few links about their origins, but none were great.  HERE is the wiki page for down-and-dirty basics.)

Tonight’s Kitchen Adventure:

is going to be tortillas.  We have none.  Then, I’m going to turn a few of them into quesadillas.  The better to snack on while I get caught up on my blog-hopping.

9 thoughts on “Completion, In Light and In Dark.

  1. Love the new header, LOVE the High Priestess!!!

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    Thanks! I need to update the headshot as well, my hair has moved on to another style already. 😛
    J

    2:19 a.m.
    6-13-13

  2. Been reading Mr Carr again. Given up anything but water for drinking. Only eating fruit for breakfast. So far – so good. I’ve given up the pool for a little while, too. It has just gotten too unpleasant with all the crying children at the swimming lessons. I know they need the lessons but I need peace. I’m trying stimulight at the other gym where my gkids do kickboxing. We’ll see.
    Glad your mom is getting better!

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    And I’m bringing a few things BACK in, lol.
    Drinks like kefir and mango juice. 😉
    J

    11:24 p.m.
    6-13-13

  3. Great card and message today! I also enjoyed getting to talk to your Beloved at work last night. We sort of touched on some of the duality in our conversations about how some numbered people handle things a bit differently than others do.

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    I heard you secure on the radio that sits right here next to my computer desk. And was glad that you guys had some chat time.
    J

    11:26 p.m.
    6-13-13

  4. I am so glad you are able to call your mom and talk to her too! That’s a fabulous treasure. I have been appreciating my housemates and my housing situation, even when it is (or they are) frustrating or annoying. 🙂

    Definitely a great card and a great channeled message! Thanks!

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    It’s all about the mindfulness.
    J

    11:27 p.m.
    6-13-13

  5. I just got plumcots at the store the other day. There they were next to the apricots, which I love but never buy because they aren’t any good unless picked when fully ripe. But the plumcots were yummy!!

    From yesterday – my grandfather’s first name and father’s middle name is Myron. So good name and there are nice people from NJ! 🙂

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    I am the same way with apricots, which was why these wee gems were such a find. Yay, I’m REALLY glad you have them over there too!

    And speaking of “over there” this Myron is representing the name and Garden State in a way that would make yours proud.
    J

    11:29 p.m.
    6-13-13

  6. Great card. I watched Rachel Ray make quesidilla’s (sp) on her show while I walked on the treadmill this morning. They were spicy sweet potato and mexican sausage and really looked scrumptious. I wanted to run home and make some. But I’m trying to lose ten pounds…so maybe not. : )

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    Read tonight’s post, then make those luscious treats for yourself!
    J

    11:31 p.m.
    6-13-13

  7. We get pluots all the time here. Juicy little things.

    And, uh…am I the only one who finds a coupon for a free cremation kind of sketchy?

    • Lol, not as sketchy as it sounds. This has to to do with medical research, whole body donation at OHSU. (My sister did it, she had about three different types of cancer, Mom had two. So both were/are pretty cool candidates for learning purposes.)

      I think the coupon she was referencing was more along the lines of a take-some-dollars-off bargain at a local mortuary. Either way, I haven’t found ANY information yet, so she’ll just have to keep being alive. 😛

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