Last week, in the deep freeze, my pool was closed for most of the time (it’s on a hill, like us). And our classes were canceled. Tonight, we were back. And it was lovely.
Only downside? We are still on the schedule to share water with lap-lane swimmers. Which is a problem when we have such a good turn-out (like we’ve been having for months now). I’ll talk to the director, and see what can be done.
When I woke up today, our message was super clear. Sadly, so were all of the texts and e-mails and voice mails from the mall job. Not a great way to begin a Monday.
However, I have tools now, I have experience now, and I can rescue my improving self elf, pulling Me out of that hole before I’m buried. And then, I did.
Open an investigation,
We are being asked to stay strong, continue to live in a genuine and honest way. Also, look with open eyes at where we are now, where we are heading, where we have been. We are able to live those lessons that we’ve been learning.
As well as, inquire within. With the help of this companion. Here is who came to assist us on our journey, in our investigation, with our adventure.
“Dog ~ Cu (pronounced as Coo) ~
Guidance, Protection, Loyalty
The card shows a deer-hound similar to the hound portrayed in the bronze figure found at the third-century shrine of the healer-god Nodens at Lydney, Gloucestershire. Another healing sanctuary at Nettleton Shrub in Wiltshire was dedicated to Apollo Cunomaglus – the Celtic ‘Hound-lord’ – showing that the dog was strongly associated with healing.
It is a bright summer’s day, with the dog-rose, dog-daisy, dog-violet, and dog-periwinkle all in flower. These hot days of July and August are called the dog-days because at this period the Dogstar Sirius rises and sets with the sun. We see a pool beside the dog, for there is a deep symbolic connection between the dog and water.
Cu brings guidance and protection, acting as a loyal companion and friend on your journey in both this life and the next. In the Druid tradition the dog is seen as the Guardian of the Mysteries. As such, he can be fierce, but if our intentions are good, then Cu will lead us over the threshold through the darkness and the waters of the Unconscious toward the shimmering realm of the Goddess.
The time may come when you need to act with the spirit of Cu – to defend your values or protect that which you hold sacred. Faithfulness, trust, and loyalty are vital ingredients of close relationships and the time may have come for you to focus on these qualities – to develop them gradually in yourself and to appreciate them in others.”
We are being reminded of this High Summer message because of how very winter-like it’s been lately. The meaning behind this season’s holiday (Solstice, and then later the Christian version) is about light returning after the dark. And isn’t this a great way to validate that?
The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm illustrated by Bill Worthington
is one car, that Dan and I couldn’t believe is driving around, the license plate frame covers every single bit of information, including state (Ohio) and registration dates (it expires this month).
lovingkindness, lovingkindness, LOVINGKINDNESS, DAMMIT!