This evening I was distracted. A lot. Again. But not by getting lost in a book. It was art and beauty and music and connections that I didn’t even realize we had. That Universal ripple effect we hear so much about? Yeah, it’s real. And it’s phenomenally cool.
There will be more about my discoveries, but for now, go check THIS out. It’s Amanda’s place; she is a brilliant, talented, delightful, and crafty young woman who Dan and I have gotten to know at the pool. More of her abilities and gifts can be heard HERE.
First start to finish, my entire day has been . . . . different, not what we planned, slightly off. When I woke up (with some difficulty) earlier, our message was exactly this:
repeat yesterday’s suggestion,
there are still people you need to reach out to.
So it seems like we’re continuing to be helpful, whether we wanted to or not. (Or course, we all wanted to!) And then I was directed to leave our rotation on the card altar.
For this guy. Who got some cover-up treatment, the better for us to enjoy his words, and not get distracted by his unattractiveness.
“God of Indulgence ~
It’s alright! Stop beating yourself up;
A little indulgence, in balance, is healing.
It is wonderful to indulge in the things we love every once in a while; everything is fine in good measure, just don’t overdo it. Whether it is food, drink, or substances of any kind, relationships or material possessions, remember, excess of anything leads to some form of imbalance.
Yet at the same time, remember that all is valid and all is love. A little indulgence in some form or another is natural and even healthy, so don’t beat yourself up when you do indulge in those things you love, just be mindful.
Don’t deny yourself, just keep it in balance and when you do indulge try to do it in ways that nurture and nourish your spirit rather than cloud or suppress it.”
My mother is a firm believer in reasonableness. And that there is nothing forbidden, because as a (now retired) professional Nanny, she knows human nature. This message is saying what she’s always told us: moderation.
One of the major points that jumped out at me though, when I flipped this one over initially, was the “don’t beat yourself up” part. We can all afford to be much more kind, to ourselves.
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
could not have been a more difficult ride if both my tires were completely flat (okay, probably that’s an exaggeration). There was SUCH a horrible wind. I only went up to class and back, 3.837 miles, in 23 minutes 54 seconds, at a slightly quicker pace than yesterday (but barely) 9.6 MPH.
Tonight’s Kitchen Adventure:
ended up being a super fast batch of instant pudding. For a kid that I wasn’t expecting to take care of today.
Our Empress arrived mid-way through her work shift, and headed for the guest bed. (Which was still not re-made, after the guests left, oops.) Right now she’s up there napping and getting well. We hope it’s not the mumps.
Wedding Weekend Sharing:
We helped clean up after the festive occasion on Sunday night. And were sent home with the main centerpiece. Honeymoon plans did not include large vases full of cut flowers. Paige and Ryan will be hiking, not sitting around hotel rooms. It’s a gorgeous (and VERY large) arrangement, we are enjoying it immensely.