When I promise to show you all something, usually I don’t forget.  Except for the times that I do.  So, when we last checked in on the big red chaise, it had just arrived here.  To be stored* until Melanie’s daughter needed it back.

*Stored is simply another word for “living in my messy house” when you are a piece of furniture.

             It’s mostly covered with quilts and cotton blankets.  But one arm has (somehow!)  become exposed.  Let’s see if we can spot the cozy culprit.

large red chairs
He’ll be the one wearing a festive holiday sweater. (That is all bunched up around his armpits. Ya know, if he HAD armpits.)

             I told you it was large.  It’s also quite comfy to read in.  Or, as Maximum Grand Dog demonstrates, doze in while awaiting the next big event.

             In my case, that happened to be some car errands.  I really wish I’d been able to go on my bike.  But it just couldn’t be managed.  So, I drove.  But before I left, this is what I heard:

express all of the feelings.

             As a Highly Sensitive Person, I know how emotions can just POP! up, with no discernible rhyme nor reason.  When we talk about staying positive, and beginning our days with gratitude and affirmingly productive language, we are not dismissing the necessity of acknowledging what else might (actually, most definitely will) appear.

             Our paths are going to be (and have been) scattered with rough patches, potholes, and various types of challengingly high blockages.  When our feelings are there, we must FEEL them.  All of them.

             Then, after we process and release, we can better appreciate the wonderfully smooth and serene blessings that we’ve been given.

             This same idea comes up in our daily draw, which has been covered up because the illustration is no good at all.  Believe me, you don’t even need to be curious, it’s a waste of time and space.

oracle cards, angel messages, family blessings

“Angel of Families  ~

The Angels surround both you and your family at the moment.

Do not worry about your family or loved ones for all will work out.  The angels surround you and your family at this time.  Feel their love and light and know that both you and your loved ones are forever held in the eternal embrace of love.

Surrender your fears and any concerns you may have for your family, a family member, or a loved one to the angels and know that the situation is being healed and transformed right now.

Gently close your eyes.  Feel and visualize those you love being bathed in light and love.  Imagine beams of love emanating from your heart and mind, infusing and surrounding each family member and loved one with beautiful healing energy.  In turn, feel the light and love they emanate to you in return and thank the angels for their assistance.”

Today’s Deck:

Angel’s, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Tonight’s Kitchen Adventures:

include a pot of chili (thanks for the beans, Emma Bean!) and these muffins.

cheesy corn muffins
This is my tester plate.
(I like mine a little sweeter.)

             Remember the home-made body powder?  Well, this recipe comes from the same folks.  HERE is the page, but keep in mind that I swapped out onions for corn, and couldn’t afford the red peppers today.  (They were $4.99, while the greens were just a penny short of one dollar.)  Also, I left out the chili powder.  (I know, I’m nearly as bad a Mexican as my mother.)

FLP Report:

includes this vehicle spotted in front of me.

foreign license plates, peace sign car stickers
Not as fun as a peach pie……..

             Plus a Nebraska, a Wisconsin (with an illegal frame), an old New Mexico (only seen by Dan, but I believe him), and plenty of those regulars we don’t bother documenting any more.

5 thoughts on “Safe and Sentimental.

  1. We do have some family issues right now so it’s good to be surrounded by love.

    Hope this helps to set my mind at ease. Sometimes just being able to release the worry clears shit up super quick.

    11:04 p.m.

  2. I think I’d go with “acknowledge” rather than “express” the feelings. There are times that they (the “f” word) crop up, and I basically say “thank you for sharing” and go on with it. This has been especially true as I go through menopause. Really. Acknowledge them, check for validity, then figure out what they’re about. Sometimes, it is just a “thank you for sharing”. Sometimes, it is something to deal with more deeply.

    Also good!

    11:05 p.m.

  3. My therapist said to imagine myself as the ocean, and feelings are waves. I need to allow the emotions to flow through me, but while they may grow, they then crest and diminish. Denying or avoiding them doesn’t go away. And they don’t change me, any more than the waves change the ocean. I love that imagery.

    Anything Ocean-y, I’m in.

    11:06 p.m.

  4. have had a bit of a rough patch recently and this is exactly what I needed. Thanks, Julie. and I am so grateful to be reminded that my family is surrounded by love, because we are, and I need to remember that.

    Sending you love,
    and also an e-mail.

    11:07 p.m.

  5. Oh yeah, highly sensitive person here. With highly sensitive kids. Woo hoo.

    Have you ever purchased anything from Mountain Rose Herbs? They keep cropping up on my radar. I would love to know if their stuff is as good as rumoured.

    Oh! Guess what? I saw a Montana plate today way back here!

    Skye, I like the ocean imagery as well. Now if I could only figure out a way to actually apply it and make it work. Yuh know? 🙂

    I have purchased from them (and was extremely pleased). What I’d REALLY like to do is go visit them! Super cool folks, and yep, right here in town with me.

    11:08 p.m.

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