One of the features of my new fancy-pants phone is daily weather alerts and updates.  Tonight, it says, will be almost dangerously cold.  We brought the basil inside.  And we even purchased a new (SALE!) pot for it.  I hope it doesn’t die before we can eat all the leaves.

indoor basil
Hang on, buddy. You can make it!

             Also, with this arctic blast moving in, I may have to start wearing shoes on the bike again.  Possibly.  Something to think about anyway.

             Here’s what I heard when I woke up today, more think-y things and channeled ideas to consider:

support one another.

              Several blogs that I follow have had conversations with this being a central theme.  We all know that helping others helps ourselves, and even grander, it helps the Universal community.  So I was glad to see this reminder.

             As I stood in front of the card altar this afternoon, I was directed to leave our regular rotation, because we needed to continue the conversation with this message.

angel messages, archangels, oracle cards

“Creative Writing  ~

Archangel Gabriel:

‘Make time to write down your thoughts in a journal, or pen an article or book.’

Additional Message:

‘Your soul longs for creative expression through writing.  I can help you schedule this activity.  Honor any inner nudges that guide you to write.  The writing may be for your own enjoyment, or may be a cathartic experience of self-expression in a private journal.   As you work with your connection to the written word, you may receive Divine guidance to write articles or books for publication.  Call upon me at any time to guide you through this process.’

Working with Archangel Gabriel:

As the messenger angel, Gabriel loves to help writers and journalists deliver healing messages.  Like a loving coach, she’ll urge you to delegate your time and energy toward writing.  Gabriel can also open doors that allow for publication of your articles or books, if you will ask her for assistance.   Most of all, she’ll help you enjoy writing.”

             Do you see how this angel assistance ties in with the suggestion of support? We can be angel-helpers for others, as well as others stepping in and helping us.  Many of us are writers, and many of us struggle with time for writing, or motivation for wiring, or simply not having fun with our writing at this moment.

             Here’s a solution, we can simply call on Gabriel.  And call on friends, and call on family.   Ask for help.  And never set that pen* aside, we all have something important to say.

*Or electronic writing devices, whatever.

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

This Week’s Kitchen Adventure:

will not be a picture of the Froot Loops Krispie Treats I made last night, you’ve seen those.  But instead, you get to witness the result of Dan’s latest infusion project.

lavender and rosemary infusion
We have plenty, if you need some.

             Basically it took three days to make some air freshener.   Which is not a bad thing, it’s just not quite the exact product he was after.  It’s condensed and distilled.  Pretty much.  Also?  It smells delightful.  Just not as intense as we were hoping for.   Totally still useful and we’re considering it a success.

             (But now, we’re out of vodka.)

3 thoughts on “Assistance.

  1. Supporting each other is always good. I try and support my housemates, and hey one of them is literally supporting me. And the girlfriends I watch Castle with online all agreed to support each other in our writing and our emotional needs, saying “Call any time you need!” We all agreed we would do that.

    I’m definitely going to call upon Gabriel. Partly for helping me revise my novel, maybe write some short stories, and especially to help me find writing work so I can support myself. This is very very VERY important because it’s past time to end being supported by my housemate. And I want to pay her back the considerable sum she loaned me to keep me going when I was in Houston. She’s not worried about it, but I would like to pay off all my debts and get my credit back to a good score.

    The key is not to focus on paying back the debt (because then you are actually focusing ON debt), but to live your life with joy, helping others and yourself. The material aspect of our needs will follow.

    10:11 p.m.

  2. This is funny but my response to London Mabel’s post is almost the opposite of the message. Basically I decided to steal her line and add – if I ever write the fucker – to all sentences about my current wip. Course it’s just joking but when will I ever find the time to write it. There is always something else to do. Like salsa. Right now I have 8 quarts done and another 10 quarts (at least) to do. And probably a couple of quarts of soup tomatoes.
    Ah well. I write comments to blogposts. Surely that counts.

    That totally counts right now. And right now is all we need to look at. Plus, you support and encourage other writers, which makes a big damn difference. I promise.

    Also? Salsa!!!

    10:13 p.m.

  3. Okay, so you know my brain works in mysterious ways, right? That’s why your typo had me in absolute stitches.

    “Your soul longs for creative expression through wiring.” 🙂

    As for your Basil! Here is the basic recipe so you can have yummmy basil all winter: 1/4 cup olive oil per gently packed cup of herb (basil). Put in a food processor/mixer and pulse/mix into a paste. You can then freeze this in a freezer bag as a lump and just cut off what you need or you can freeze this in ice cube trays before putting it into a freezer bag or container. It’s awesome to have. The cubes are easy to cut with a knife so you don’t have to use the whole cube. I use this instead of butter when I cook scrambled eggs. Or I’ll throw a whole cube into soup or let it thaw in a custard dish and use it as a spread on sandwiches. Just think of the possibilities! And I need to go save what’s left of my basil this weekend. The cold weather arrives next week and it’ll turn them all black. *sigh*

    Ha, well. Aren’t learning disabilities fun.
    (Typo fixed now.)

    Thanks for the basil info. Sadly, I do not love eating things that have been frozen. They always taste bad to me. But if this plant is looking like it won’t survive the move, I’ll have Dan try to preserve the leaves some how. (We don’t have a food processor or blender.)

    10:16 p.m.

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