Only having one perspective from which to view family visits, I don’t know how other people do theirs But ours are very busy/idle. We have pockets of THIS IS THE EVENT! bordered by relaxing hours of down-time. It’s blissful. For me, anyway.
If you are the person who is here from out of town, it’s exhausting. The bodies are too many and the hours not enough. I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank my Hurricane. She is far more talented, on so damn many levels, than she could ever imagine.
My daily intention (empathy) has helped me to see how very difficult her part of the equation can be. Not that I didn’t know it before, because I absolutely did. But it also goes well with our message.
Focus – when we aim our footsteps forward,
we are more mindful of our path.
Which makes me also think of just how important it is to appreciate and acknowledge the sacrifices made by others on our behalf.
Within our regular rotation around the card altar, we’ve been shown what a great sense of humour the Universe truly has. Or are we being reminded how completely we’re all connected?
“Marriage ~ St Catherine of Alexandria”
I won’t be transcribing what the guidebook says this time. Partly just because I’m feeling like we don’t need it. But I will share this bit about the image portrayed here.
“St Catherine is a powerful being who helped St Joan of Arc during her visions. Born of Roman nobility in Alexandria, Egypt, Catherine was beautiful and intelligent…..”
We can look at this one from different directions. With our Wedding Weekend being the main attraction around here right now, we’d obviously go that route. But there are also other ways of seeing this.
Any time we combine efforts with another, as a team or group or simply a pair of us working towards a common goal, we are involved in a type of marriage. As we all know, there is more strength when we have support, no matter what the circumstances.
Where we are being directed with this message, is to remember our compassion, as we move along onto the next part of our journey, together.
Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
is a posed shot. Of the Grand Dogs.
Indi and Maxx, awaiting the treat Dan has in his hand, just barely out of camera range. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have pictures of people.