New month, new calendar pages.  This week I went around, flipping them all.  One a day, as I got to ’em.  All of this CHANGE!  Gah, we can do this, we totally can.

             (I keep telling my transitioning self elf this, and I know that it will become fact.  Eventually.  Any minute now.)

             Here is our Louise Hay view.  It’s not my fave.  But that’s okay, I have a feeling September is going to fly by, and I won’t spend much time gazing at this one.

calendar art
(I think the hair and glasses are what set me off originally.)

             The top part says, “I choose to make lessons easy and fun.”  Which, ya know, is exactly what we’re striving for here.   It continues, encouragingly:

“I am willing to learn.

Each one of us is here to learn lessons.  When we learn one, we move on to the next.  Love is always hidden inside each lesson.

I am learning about the relationship between by thoughts and my experiences, and I am doing the best I can with the knowledge and understanding I have.

Learning ‘the lesson’ has to do with being willing to change.  My higher, spiritual self is changeless and eternal, and so all that really changes is my temporary, human self.

I choose to believe that it is easy to make changes.  I can resist, deny, get angry, or build walls, but eventually I will learn the lesson anyway.

It helps to be willing to learn.”

             In this case, the words are far better than the illustration (as we’ve found can be the way some of these work out).

             Today’s message hit me even before I was fully awake, and its powerful one:

reach out and grab exactly what it is that you most desire.

             In my mind’s eye, I saw the brass ring from a carousel, shining and slowly turning, as we rode past.  Every time we came around, there was that opportunity, again.  We never lose it, we always have a chance.

             On our card altar, out of our regular rotation, I was directed back up to this stack.  Because obviously, we have a theme developing.

angel and god and goddess oracle cards

“Angel of Emergence  ~

It is time for the real you to emerge.

This card mirrors the start of a wondrous transformation that is about to occur in your life.   For far too long now, you have felt second best and remained in the background.  It is now time for the real you – the beautiful, talented, and wondrous you – to emerge.

This is the emergence of your true nature which until now you have denied to most of those around you, and often, also denied to yourself.  Over the coming days and weeks  you will begin to feel a newfound sense of confidence and excitement for your life.  Embrace it!

Give thanks, and above all, respect, love, and honour the beautiful and talented person that you are.”

             Well, I can’t see how anything I could add at this point would be much better than this.  Let’s simply enjoy the good news.

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Mileage:

was to return a movie* and a library book, then one other errand (that I’ll tell you about later), for 8.276 miles, in 47 minutes 59 seconds, with an impressive pace of 10.3 MPH considering those fucking winds that just won’t go away (and instead seem to be getting worse).

*Our last remaining video store may be closing.  Change is in the air, I know, but I might not be quite to THAT level of embracing it.

             After several false starts, and many bad words mistakes, I did my math for this past month.  In August I rode a grand total of 145.778 miles.  Which takes our Year To Date numbers over a thousand, so far: 1071.321 (I can no longer imagine where that would land me, had I done it all at once).

Today’s Sharing: 

comes to us from the North.  Hanna and Keith spent their day at the Washington State Fair (which didn’t used to be called that, because: Washington!) and honoured my request of a phone photo.

state fair
He made her go on a wooden rollercoaster, and she survived.

             So glad they had fun.  And, there was fudge.  Yeah, I’d call that a successful day.

6 thoughts on “Altering Refinement.

  1. Wow, these are clear messages you’re receiving these days! And so apropos as well! 🙂

    I am shocked by how clear and how exact they are!

    (And by the fact that they just began showing up!!!)

    11:29 p.m.

  2. Wonderful messages and so appropriate for me right now! I’m working on accepting and being gentle with myself. I’m sending my needs and desires into the Universe. I’m working on being able to work more and better. I intend to actually make it to actually doing some exercise! (Ooooh!)

    I’m so impressed with your biking totals. You totally rock!

    I have never been to the Washington State Fair. It’s always been too crowded just on the drive there. Maybe if I went first thing in the morning on a weekday. Ah well, maybe next year ….

    It goes through the 22nd, you can still see it!
    HERE, check out the info, and invite people.

    11:33 p.m.

  3. I love the message and the gorgeous card. Taking it all to heart. Also lovely photo of H and K. Haven’t been to a fair in decades. Must remedy that. : )

    There has to be one near you, I suggest you drag some friends along (or ya know, folks you gave birth to). Totally worth the price of admission!

    11:35 p.m.

  4. The messages and cards for the past few days have just fit right in with what I’m working on. I drew the 7 of wands last week, which says competence and skills to me, so I keep reminding myself of how competent I am. I have lots of skills, lots of complex skills. I just need to be more confident in my competence, I guess. 🙂 Your fair pictures and now Hanny’s have made me jealous–we were out of town during our fair this year and I didn’t get to go. *whine*

    You were SO on my mind with this one!

    Plan one of those out-of-town trips around someone’s fair next year, if you’re going to miss your own state’s event. You MUST go!

    11:37 p.m.

  5. Love that card. Started to say that I am ready for the real me to emerge but even as I think that, there is one area in which it just is not true. One part of my true self is being an atheist and to come completely clean about that would hurt my mother and I do not feel comfortable doing that.

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