I’ve been thinking about our challenges and our Life Maps, our lessons and our chosen paths lately. Well, I do that quite a bit, but in the past few days, these ideas have been more on my mind than usual. Partly because of a Twitter conversation Megan and I had (and Sarah, too).
The concept was summed up perfectly in this response from The Lone Woman, “it’s hard when you’re in the thick of it to stop the mood from infecting everything…. ” Which is exactly correct. Because when we ARE right there dealing with our shit, it’s the hardest time to step away from it. However, it’s exactly when we need to the most.
Here’s a great example. Of how I did it, and how I’m not entirely sure I did it correctly. Leaving a parking lot last night (in a car, sadly), I had to wait for cross-traffic before entering the roadway. An idiot of a woman stopped RIGHT in front of me (and the other people beside and behind us).
Obviously this caused me to become enraged. Yelling at her about how stupid she was, how illegal it is to block driveways, and proclaiming that she should not be allowed out with the rest of humanity.
She couldn’t hear me. Everyone’s windows were rolled up. She was talking on her hand’s free phone. (Which I believe is NOT a better option, just sayin’.) As it turned out, *I* could hear me. And that’s all it took to remind my angry self elf to stop acting out, and start acting mindfully.
So, I took a few deep, calming breaths, turned on some excellent music, pointed my eyes directly at her, and began to animatedly shout: LOVINGKINDNESS LOVINGKINDNESS LOVINGKINDNESS!!! in her direction. No, not one of my most zen moments. But, did I change my attitude and stop being so frustrated and stressed? Yes, I absolutely did.
Maybe I will be able to say it more peacefully next time, or maybe not. Either way, I learned something. And that’s the point.
Waking up earlier today, the Universe’s point was made by this message, which I received as I stood at the sliding glass door upstairs, after leaving The Deputy to sleep more, in our bedroom downstairs. (Working almost 18 hours straight makes a person need his rest.)
….. continued patience,
where we are right now is the most important moment.
And then, as our card indicates below, we are being reminded to celebrate this exact point in time. Wanting forward, or regretfully peering behind, neither serves our highest good. Also, it just makes us miserable.
“Kick Up Your Heels ~
Your soul longs to celebrate and have fun…..
There is always something to celebrate, and this card asks you to do so now. Your soul longs for an exciting adventure……
Sometimes we procrastinate when it comes to personal time-outs, believing that such activities cost too much time and money. Yet the benefits of celebrating are many: getting a fresh perspective and new ideas, rekindling old friendships, and the sheer joy of entertaining yourself.
The fairies hold celebrations regularly, sometimes on a nightly basis. They know the importance of singing and dancing as part of developing a community spirit. Although you may wish that someone else would take the initiative to suggest an evening out, maybe it’s time for you to take the lead and plan a special event.
I am spirited, playful, and fun to be with. I create ways to celebrate with my friends.”
Disregarding the datedness of this illustration, let’s just accept that this is the correct message we need to hear right now. Be happy, be mindful, be aware of the party we’re standing in at this moment.
Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
is THIS site that I happened upon last night. There are no instructions, sadly. But it’s still fun to look at.
wait! I found a video, go HERE and see him talk about this. And, there IS a book with instructions. (whew)