It’s a well known fact that I believe in the universal “perfecting timing/it happens when it’s supposed to happen” concept, right?  Which means that my channeled messages, the shit I wake up with every day now, needed to show up right when it showed up.

             Just like the blog progression, and how I began the daily draw feature here.  Evolution, in its most raw state.  Go with the flow, and see where it takes us.  Not an idea I used to be all that comfortable with.  (Still not, quite.  Entirely.)

             This was on my mind today as the Deputy and I walked with Grand Dog, meandering around the neighborhood.  (Details and map link below.)  One of my personal goals is to figure out how I’m feeling.  It’s more difficult than it sounds.

             What I heard and saw, right before getting out of bed, was an absolute gift, in that regard.  So tremendously beneficial.

Compassion;

not necessarily sacrifice,

but more like adjustments.

             And then, ta da!  On our card altar the angels handed us another one.  To match.

angels and saints messages“Forgiveness  ~  St Mary Magdalene

The answer to your question involves letting go of resentment, judgement, and anger.  You already know who or what to forgive.  It’s the first person or situation that comes to mind.  You don’t necessarily have to pardon the actions involved, but this card is a message for you to release the toxins of anger toward that person, agency, or situation.  Unforgiveness only hurts you, not the person with whom you are angry.

You’re preparing for a wonderful new chapter of your life, and forgiveness is part of your preparation.  It’s a refreshing and deeply healing shower of love that cleanses you inside and out.  That gives you energy, stamina, and high self-esteem, and it frees you to be yourself.

Call upon St Mary Magdalene to help you to forgive or be forgiven so that you can move on with your life and your dreams.”

             The part where this action is healing and cleansing really hit me, in a profound way; I consciously felt that Compassion and Forgiveness, as it misted across my skin.

             I will spend some Quiet Time with this card later, and these messages.  It seems like a very empowering and important usage of any number of minutes that we can afford to give ourselves.

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Mileage:

was a wander.  HERE is Dan’s map.  We cut the outing short because Maxx and I were hot (and we didn’t get as early of a start as I had hoped we would).

Today’s Sharing:

doesn’t come with a picture   But I spotted two feathers as we neared home.  We were discussing much of what you’ve just read.  Seeing them both there, right in our path, was entirely validating, touching me in a really special way.

Last Night’s Kitchen Adventure:

turned out to be biscuits.  Because.  Cheese was in the house.  And I had no crackers.  (I’ve tried to make them, but am, so far, not at ALL successful.)

home-made biscuits
This recipe is so nicely consistent.

             Turning the oven on might not be my best choice, but after midnight the house gets plenty cool, so it’s not too bad.  Also?  Fucking home-made biscuits, people!  Totally worth it.

5 thoughts on “Gracious and Kind.

  1. I think that forgiveness is an indication of a higher level of spiritual growth. I also think that holding on to anger (using that word, since it is the first that popped up, but knowing that there are other things that can be held onto) too long, and not moving past it creates a lot of problems, both internal and external.

    I am bummed that I forgot to turn on “map my ride” while I marched in the parade yesterday…that would have been fun to share. I wonder how much extra calorie burn credit I’d get for marching with a sousaphone….

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    You are entirely correct.
    (This is not a surprise.)

    Another parade? When do I get to see a schedule of these events? We’d love to attend some! 😛
    J

    8:54 p.m.
    7-21-13

  2. Well I know what that card’s telling me. Forgiveness may be part of it, but I’m hoping *action* is also a factor.

    Biscuits look yummy!

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    The biscuits were/are perfection. 😀
    J

    8:57 p.m.
    7-21-13

  3. Forgiveness is a tough one, because most people think it means giving a “free pass” to someone who’s done something wrong, especially to abusers and criminals and the like.

    But that’s not what it’s about. As it said in the card, forgiveness is about letting go of your emotions toward the person. And that means letting go of their continued ability to hurt you through yourself. It takes away the power of that pain and whatever you are forgiving them for.

    And you can also forgive yourself. That’s the hardest part for me. There is so much in my life I regret and that I feel I need to forgive myself for and it’s like the forgiveness doesn’t “stick” and I have to do it over and over again. Plus, the guilt says I don’t deserve forgiveness. So that one takes a lot of practice.

    The biscuits look so yummy! Want some! Maybe I’ll search back thru the archives for the recipe and see if the housemates want to make some. 🙂

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    No clue if I ever linked to this one or not. I could have! But who knows?
    J

    9:03 p.m.
    7-21-13

    2 1/4 cups flour
    1 Tablesp. baking powder
    1 teasp. sugar
    3/4 teasp. salt
    1/3 cup very cold (but not frozen) butter; cut into 1/4-inch cubes
    1 cup very cold milk

    1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

    2. Sift or combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt until well mixed.

    3. Add butter. Cutting until pea-sized.

    4. Add milk, and mix gently with a fork until the dough comes together. (If you’re adding cheese, do it now.)

    5. Lightly flour a pastry board or counter. Lightly knead dough by pressing and folding half a dozen times.

    6. Using your fingers, press dough into an 7 x 5 inch rectangle.

    7. Use a 2-inch cookie cutter to cut out six biscuits. Do not twist the cutter, simply press straight down firmly and lift up. Arrange biscuits on the baking sheet, press dough scraps together firmly and add to baking sheet.

    8. Bake for 10 – 12 minute, rotating pan half-way through, until nicely browned on top.

    Serve immediately. To reheat leftover biscuits wrap in foil and heat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

      1. Some?

        You add them at the end of step 4. Karen Buys told me that part. We both use whatever is around. And the amount is totally up to you/how much you have.

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