It has begun to be less sweltering.  Slightly.  Sort of.  Slowly, anyway.  The pool water still feels cool, comparatively speaking.  And it was a good thing that Dan’s schedule is different this week, because if he hadn’t joined me it would have been an even smaller class than it was.

             Total body count was: four.  Us, and two others.  Happily though, everyone stayed to the end.  I love when that happens, most uplifting.

             And (more) on the plus side, according to the rules,  (since I don’t get paid) we don’t have to cancel class due to low numbers.  It has happened a couple of times, I’ve been the only one to show up.  Usually during a heat wave.  Seasons are funny like that.  But I’m a constant, so that’s positive.

scottish rainbows
(I have such mixed emotions about this one. Love the image, am hurt by the ruin of it.)

              This is our family room calendar.  The Louise Hay (affirmation) one, upstairs, is still on June.  You know how I am with that random calculating concept of past/present/future.  Speaking of which, look at today’s message (which arrived well before I had become vertical).

Even though our version of measuring time is an illusion,

 everything really DOES happen exactly when it’s supposed to.

            Which we have a tendency to question.  But when we realize (and acknowledge) that we charted all of this, and we did it with our own soul’s journey in mind, it makes more sense.

            As does the symbolic imagery we have on our card altar; this afternoon we’ve come back around to one of our favorite stacks.

Celtic animals, druid oracles

“Earth Dragon  ~  Draig-talamh  (pronounced as Draig-talav)  ~ 

Power, Potential, Riches

The card shows a coiled dragon guarding a hoard of treasure in its cave.  An old inhabitant of the Welsh village of Penllyne, who died at the turn of the century, insisted that his father and uncle had killed such dragons.  In his boyhood he had seen them: coiled when resting, they ‘looked as if they were covered with jewels of all sorts.  Some of them had crests sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow.’  When disturbed they glided swiftly, ‘sparkling all over, ‘ to their hiding places.

The Earth Dragon brings us face to face with our potential.  Within us we have a treasure house of riches – of powers and capacities – which we can learn how to use.  In the past we may have been denied access by the guardian of this treasure.  But now we are coming to understand that this sometimes fierce guardian is in reality an aspect of ourselves.  

By coming to know and love Draig-talamh we will be able to unlock the secrets of our heart, and at the same time we will find ourselves discovering the beauty and the power that lie within the hearts of those around us, and in the very earth itself.”

             Without doing the math, I can safely say that for however long I’ve had this deck, I’ve found it to be extraordinary useful and intuitive.  This daily draw is no exception.

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 Sharing:

is to show you that I found it.

free cremation with donation
My mother will be so happy.

             No, I haven’t yet called.  But I will.  She won’t let me NOT follow up on this for her.  Because what if next time, that door isn’t slammed in her face?

FLP Report:

begins with one that got past me, much too quickly, and a very rare Arkansas sighting, plus a Hawaii, an Iowa and 2 Illinoises.   The students have clearly gone home, in their cars.

5 thoughts on “A (chronologic) theme.

  1. You did your pool and I did my stimulight and very nearly melted away! I’m not much for old ruins, either. I’m just not that sentimental about the past.

    I am OVERLY sentimental. It makes me sad when things fall down, or nature simply reclaims shit.


  2. i’m relieved that wasn’t a snake on the card, so relieved that my short attention span actually read the whole thing.
    Love the angel prayer you left on my blog we need a buyer and you need clients, go angels!
    As for the cremation…is there a charge if you donate only a partial body? That caption puzzled me.

    Well, I know that my sister was missing a few parts when she donated hers, so I’m going with “no” for my answer.

    Come on, angels!!!

    12:04 a.m.

  3. Love the dragon and its message!

    Well it’s the 4th, and because it’s Seattle, the day has dawned cool and cloudy. No matter how hot is has been beforehand, how it was forecast to be hot and sunny today and afterward, today is the typical 4th. But I think we are still going to make and eat ice cream for dinner. 🙂

    The weather in Mayberry stayed clear but the massive winds never died down. Didn’t stop their fireworks though. I have a few singed bits of hair to prove it. 😕

    12:06 a.m.

  4. I used to want to be cremated, but now I want a green burial. After, that is, any usable parts have been donated. I like the idea of just gently composting away like nature intended.

    I need a pool. It’s just too hot. But, I am going to be at a beach on Saturday for a week so that’s good.

    Me too, exactly that. Donate all they can use again, save the ink work (somehow), then toss the rest into a shallow hole, let the scavengers take whatever remains.

    The beach? And then on to the Pacific North West?????

    12:07 a.m.

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