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