Tomorrow we hit the road, well before noon, and head north.  Hopefully making excellent time and never getting lost.  Arriving at the wedding well before the start hour.  The day after, we load up, again WAY damn early, and come home.

             Fingers crossed that, again, we make terrific travel time, so that we can pedal out for our appointed event.  This afternoon I had a photo cropped and copied.   *A* believes that if I am prepared, and have my ducks in a row, as it were, that this Release will be more genuine and meaningful.  Of course she’s right.

             I don’t want to say that we’ll have “props” while we gather at the memorial bench, but we will have items of import.  Here’s the picture I came across, that we’ll be using for a focal point.

             (This is a bad representation, and for some reason it is glaringly yellow.  Blame the fact that it was me and my camera, trying to capture a very old proof which was never actually finished to portrait quality.  In our poorly lit Burrow.)

sisters as attendants,
Speaking of weddings.

             There were no attendants for our civil ceremony, just a Best Man, and a Best Sister.  Dan’s sisters had other, very important jobs, as did my brother.  But Gay stood up with me for the official part.  (She was barely in high school.)

             Today, truthfully, was the first time in several decades that I went through my wedding album.  And really looked at all of the people who were there.  It made me cry, but is was good.  So healing.  And so freaking connected to where we’ll be tomorrow!

             Last night I didn’t sleep well.  My arm (which has a strange heat-rash…. stress, anyone?!) was itchy to the point of bothering everybody.  It was so bad that I got up.  (Read that again.  I left the bed!  THAT’S how annoying it was, and how well I did NOT sleep.)

             But when the alarm started to irritate us all, I only hit the snooze once.  And here’s what I heard:

we might not gain enough by continuing to live in the rubble;

it may not be worth the effort;

so repair and rebuild as soon as possible.

             This seemed to be saying that, sure we all have lessons, but let’s not wallow in the self-pity to the point of injury and discomfort.  Especially when we can have a delightfully refreshing new start to perk us up and brighten our journey.

             (Or, ya know, however that applies to you and your situation.   Interpretation is relative.)

             On to the card alter, where we continue to move around in our regular rotation.  If you are new here, you may not be aware of the fact that I’m a huge fan of J.C.  Those of you who know me, will already realize how happy I was to see him show up in today’s draw.

             (Atheists, Tribalists, Shamanists, other Pagans, or any one else who may be bothered by the following, feel free to move past it.  We haven’t spoken this outloud in a while, but this blog remains a Hate Free Zone, tolerating all loving beliefs and caring systems of thought.)

jesus christ, angel cards, miracles

“Miracle  ~  Christ

Christ is with you and is engendering a miracle for you and the situation you are asking about.  He shines God’s light upon you and your loved ones, keeping you all safe and protected.  You’ve asked for a miracle, and one is with you.  Let go of how you think it should appear, as it comes directly from God’s infinite wisdom, through Jesus Christ, and into your life.

Jesus is lending you his supreme belief in the Almighty’s power in order to help stay filled with trust and hope.   He reminds you that with faith, all things are possible, and that you  (like everyone) deserve Heaven’s help, love, and attention.  You don’t need to be a perfect person to enlist Christ’s support.

Be open to receiving help in a miraculous and ingenious way.  Know that you deserve this gift from the Universe.   After all, this miracle not only helps you, but it inspires faith in others.”

             I’d like to add that it also inspires lovingkindness.  We all know that when we help, or accept offers of help, it ripples out, befitting everyone near and far.

             Additionally, here’s a private thing.  It’s what I say in my mind, whenever I read excessively religious (as opposed to generically spiritual) definitions like this one:  Mr and Mrs God.

             I think of them like camp hosts, or, as if they were a managing couple, overseeing the apartment complex of the World.  We are the renters/campers, and they are the ones we go to when the plumbing backs up or the dumpsters are over-full.

             So, obviously,  today’s Miracle Worker is head of maintenance.  He’s the guy who actually DOES the fixing.  (You’re welcome.)

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Mileage: 

is really close to yesterday’s, even though I went a slightly different direction, for 7.486 miles, in 43 minutes 42 seconds, with a slower average pace of 10.2 MPH.

FLP Report:

Virginia, Maine, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, several Alaska, more Washington and California than I could count.   All of this in a six block strip.   Yeah, I’d say students are starting to show up.

LateNight Sharing:

even though this is NOT my favorite group (seriously, it really isn’t), click HERE to see (and hear) what song has been in my head all day.  (Be sure to read along with the lyrics, because wow…..)

9 thoughts on “Helping Up and Out.

  1. Nice take on the Christ. One manifestation of the many forms. I am about to head to Portland myself. Mary’s choir is singing at “Gay Fair on the Square” and I am sitting in with the Portland Gay Symphonic band at the same event. Since she is missing church today, we sang some hymns last night while playing our ukuleles.

    I am uncomfortable with much of religion, organized or dis. I have attended several services at the churches of friends, and played music for services at at least three of them. One thing that I do like is the fellowship and community. I will listen to my next sermon with the idea that the Christ is the camp host, and I am just buying wood for the campfire from Him. We’ll see how that works…

  2. That’s a lovely picture of you and your sister! I’m glad you have some plans for this event and I hope all goes well for you and with you.

    I really like your take on Mr. and Mrs. God, and Jesus the Head of Maintenance! 🙂 I’ll try and keep them in mind the next time I am in a religious situation, which usually makes me itchy and uncomfortable.

    And re your comment at the end of yesterday’s comments: I LOVE to play miniature golf and to go bowling! Those are two of my favorite things to do, but I can never find anyone else who’s interested in doing them.

  3. Y’know, in the Bible, the original language refers to God as both masculine and feminine so Mr. & Mrs. God works just fine even for those within the Judeo-Christian fold. Later translations have glossed over many of the feminine references but they are still there if you read carefully.

    I hope your day went as well as it could and that there was healing and release and love contained in it. Safe driving and enjoy the wedding!

  4. yeah, what Karen said. 🙂 Love that picture of you and your sister, you look so happy (and young). I also like Mr. and Mrs. God. I think I’m going to borrow that. I hope you have a wonderful time and the wedding and that the memorial time is whatever you need it to be. thinking of you, sending fgbvs, etc.

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