As we Release, we Unclutter and Grow.

             You all know how we are a Hate Free Zone here, right?  Well, maybe everyone but me.  There is a portion* of the population that, up until this point, I was unkind towards.  A wee bit judge-y, one might say.

*No, not the Mal-warts/Pappa John’s/UPS folks.  But I do detest and boycott them.

             A truism, and not pretty.  But I’m admitting it now.  Today’s message, and accompanying dream (wow, super freaking clear and precise) made an enormous change in how I view this group.

Without compromising your beliefs,

release the judgement.

             When we are able to view everyone as part of us, another bit of the whole, we no longer hold them away, as other.  This is a Universal Law, and we know it.  But we don’t always feel it.

             I totally felt it this afternoon.  And I am tellin’ you, that lightening bolt of clarity, that enlightenment, it was bright and  it was fucking amazing!

             On our card altar, we’ve returned to the regular rotation.  Just in time to get this duo.  Who, at first, might not look like they go together, or even go on this page.  Believe me.  This pair absolutey does.

osho zen, alternative tarot decks, tarot definitions

“Celebration  ~  3  ~  Water: Emotions

These three women dancing in the wind and the rain remind us that celebration never need depend on outside circumstances.  We need not wait for a special holiday or a formal occasion, nor a sunny cloudless day.  True celebration arises from a joy that is first experienced deep within, and spills over into an overflow of song and dance and laughter, and yes, even tears of gratitude.

When you choose this card, it indicates that you are becoming more and more available and open to the many opportunities that are to celebrate in this life, and to spread this by contagion to others.  Don’t bother about scheduling a party on your calendar.  Let your hair down, take your shoes off, and start splashing in the puddles right now.  The party is happening all around you every moment!

Mind  ~  Page of Clouds  ~  Mastery of Mind

This is what happens when we forget that the mind is meant to be a servant, and to allow it to run our lives.  The head is filled with mechanisms, the mouth is ranting and raving, and the whole surrounding atmosphere is being polluted by this factory of arguments and opinions.

But wait,’  you say.  ‘The mind is what makes us human, it’s the source of all progress, all great truths.’  If you believe that, try an experiment:  go into a room, shut the door, turn on a tape recorder, and give yourself total permission to say whatever is ‘on your mind.’

If you really allow it to all come out without any censorship or editing, you’ll be amazed at the amount of rubbish that comes spewing forth.

The Page of Clouds is telling you that somebody, somewhere, is stuck in a ‘head trip.’  Take a look and make sure that it isn’t you.”

             The entire scope of this lesson today is to step away from our chattering monkey mind, have fun, and don’t be a judge-y ass.  Easy.

(Right, sure it is.  I’ll be over here, working on this.  Making progress, but still, ya know, WORKING on it.)

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot 

Today’s Festive Occasion:

is Dan’s other sister’s birthday.  Michelle, I hope this was the happiest one of all!  50 won’t kill you, I promise.

Today’s Sharing:

is a screen shot that I grabbed when I got home tonight.

record cold

             I think that after a certain point (the teens, single digits?) it is just so painful that the numbers no longer matter.  Also?  I totally remember that day in  1972, and was telling Empress about it earlier.

FLP Report:

includes this one that I forgot the other day.

foreign license plates

Not anyone we know or love, sadly.

             Nothing today or yesterday, because: COLD !!!

7 thoughts on “As we Release, we Unclutter and Grow.

  1. I think that while I might deplore business practices and employee treatment, I don’t think I would use “detest”. I will absolutely communicate with my dollars and my patronage, and if anyone asks, I will say why I am doing what I do. I delight in your lightning bolt moment!

    Really interesting cards today. I think that he has such a disturbing way of relaying his information that the message gets lost for me. In a traditional deck, is that what that card says?

    Deplore, also good.
    For the bad.

    It really isn’t HIM at all, he had nothing to do with this deck.

    9:55 p.m.

    (And, yes. Pretty much.)

  2. Awesome lightning bolt moment! For myself I found that looking for the compassion angle helps immensely in releasing judge-y-ness… for me it’s the abusers who are most difficult, but who have also provided the greatest impetuses on my path, and if I remind myself that they themselves were abused and/or suffered, and they know no better, it helps. Also a crazy-interesting take I read on facebook one time: those that hurt us the most are the souls who love us the most, because they are subjecting themselves to karmic repercussions in order to help us learn our lessons and walk our path. Total mind-frame switch!

    And yay for 3 of cups! The last in the sequence of the reading you did for me (as if there could be a “last”… since the cycle it described has been repeating ever since you did it)… ok, so call it the high point (physically and figuratively), and the point at which we have been remaining for longer and longer periods, and to which we have returned after another little trip around the cycle. So good to be back!

    It’s cold here, too… but not that cold! Yikes!!! Stay warm!

    Spiraling upwards,
    we are always spiraling upwards.

    9:58 p.m.

  3. “(Right, sure it is. I’ll be over here, working on this. Making progress, but still, ya know, WORKING on it.)” Oh, yeah. That’s me. Workin’ n workin’ n workin’. I wish we had an ‘off’ switch for our brains. That would be soooo nice.

    How nice to have a lightning bolt moment! As for a Hate Free Zone, it is! You may be thinking unkind things, but you don’t spew them forth all over everyone like an endless rain. You do your best to beat them back and ‘practice what you preach’. Remember! Perfection is an illusion!

    Yikes! We have snow ‘n shit but it’s not THAT cold!!! And, a PA plate!

    Holy crap, who would even TRY to get there?
    (Talk about defeatism…….)

    9:59 p.m.

  4. Glad you are keeping warm. I was so glad to make it safely home from work at 1am last night and know that I don’t have to go out again until Tuesday. Unless the weather improves and I take the gkids to kickboxing on Monday.

    Be careful going to class,
    mine may be canceled. 😦

    10:00 p.m.

  5. Three degrees? That sounds so incredibly painful that I think my nerves all just shut down! Do stay warm and safe, all of you. And post some pics of Maxx’s winter wear, please? 🙂

    I love the 3 of Cups cards, whatever form they show up in. I love 3s in general.

    I’m working on compassion right now and especially toward people doing bad or evil things, because they are the toughest to feel compassion toward and need it the most. And because I can hardly claim to be compassionate if I am only that way toward some people and not toward others!

    I had an amazing lightning bolt moment about this years ago, over 20 years now, and it carried me along for weeks. Until I agreed to move in with my boyfriend and he immediately turned from a sweet, funny guy into a verbally and emotionally abusive asshole (and yet I still moved in with him and stayed with him for 3 years — stoopid stoopid stoopid!). His treatment of me cause me to completely lose that high I was riding and I’ve been working for a couple of decades to get it back.

    And remember, folks, to be truly compassionate, we have to be compassionate and loving toward ourselves (or am I the only one who needs this reminder? cuz I need it tattooed in reverse on my forehead).

    Self-Care is the greatest place to start!

    10:01 p.m.

  6. Brrrrr!!!! Have I told you about rice socks? ‘Cause you totally need some with that!

    I’ve realized I need to try to separate message from deliverer. As it, just because the person saying it is a jerk, it doesn’t necessarily mean the message sucks as well. This one’s going to take some work to get through, I can tell.

    Pennsylvania? That’s right next door!

    Good point about the separation aspect.

    10:02 p.m.

  7. I saw the post title and thought, wait… Julie is posting about de-cluttering? am I in an alternate universe? 😉 But I’m guessing that’s your judge-y group, and if that’s the only group you get judge-y about, you are way more mature than me. I get judge-y about people who aren’t as codependent as me, and just try and figure that one out. It’s a sickness. Love the message of the mind card, but that is one weird picture.

    You guessed correctly. I got rid of THAT discrimination, which I had been carrying around in my head for far too long. (Even Dan didn’t know I had it.)

    10:03 p.m.

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