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.
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.
“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.
The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm illustrated by Bill Worthington
is to show you that I found it.
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?
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.