Shelter.

             Whether this afternoon’s message is connected to our “tidy” one from Tuesday or not probably depends on how you apply them both to your current situation.   And I’ll leave that up to each individual.

             The feeling this one brought today, though, did seem to be multi-dimensional.  Both emotional as well as physical.

Cozy and Safe.

            This was accompanied by alternating images of differing locations; there were places of warmth, very homey.  Then with views of chaos, not comfortable in any way.  The temperature was a large factor here, not just the surroundings.  For me, who is less-than-tolerant of climactic conditions, this spoke to the “cozy” factor.

             As far as safety goes, well, again, a personal angle, for sure.  I’m not sure I’ve ever NOT felt safe.  Late night bike rides?  Safe.  Alone on a city bus?  Safe.  Precarious housing situations?  Still safe.

             I do realize that this is not everyone’s experience.  And I am thankful for the lack of danger in my life.  However, we have all designed our own plan, and apparently, this just wasn’t in my blueprint.

             One of my own lessons here might just be to figure out what safe/unsafe looks like, feels, and means, in every direction, examined to learn more.  Or maybe not.  The messenger who is bringing our daily draw connects with this condition, too.

animal messages, oracle cards, crab symbolism

“Crab  ~

show your emotions and regenerate love

As Crab’s whole being is synchronized to the waxing and waning of the opalescent Moon so are your body’s hormonal and physiological systems tuned to the world’s circadian rhythms.  Live in harmony with these and your whole being will thrive.

Crab is protected by a rigid carapace, but to grow she must risk molting her armor, becoming soft and vulnerable.  Like Crab, garner courage and take the risk, be it sporting trial, mental task, or emotional revelation, which offers you regeneration and emotional flowering.”

             With our validation here on the topic of risk and safety, home where it’s cozy and protected, I like the idea that we may open ourselves up.  Having the faith to step off, soft and vulnerable, into the next portion of our journey.  That’s power.

             When we do this, knowing that we’re protected and nothing will be lost by trying, it seems to give us added freedom to explore and learn.  Besides, anyone who is ruled predominantly by the Moon, definitely knows what she’s talking about.

Today’s Deck:

Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green

Today’s Sharing:

is from an Instagram photo I posted earlier.

date books, witches day planner, calendars

End of one year, beginning of the next.

             It took me over a week, but I’m finally all done with the transferring of details and dates.  As I mentioned months back, I cut out one of our family calendars.  We just didn’t need it since it’s only me and Dan now.

             Which means I’m down to 4.  Plus the one in my phone.  Baby steps……..

7 thoughts on “Shelter.

  1. A great message, but such a hard one to learn (at least for me anyway)…allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and trusting that we will still be safe, although having supportive people around you helps. I guess they act like our protective shell sometimes, separate enough to allow the room for growth, but still there to make sure we are safe.
    Also, the hair looks great 🙂

  2. I wrote a comment about vulnerability being a hard lesson, but easier with supportive people around us and how maybe they act like our protective shell, allowing room for growth while keeping us safe…and it disappeared, so there’s the abridged version 😛
    Also, your hair looks great

  3. Down to 4 calenders, huh? I usually wait until after the first to score a calender, but I saw one on sale at BiMart of tropical beaches, so I bought it. I was gifted with not one but two calenders this year; one of lighthouses, one of historic Oregon. An embarrassment of riches.

    My Mrs. zodiac sign is Cancer, and we have often noted how much like a crab she is (not to be confused with being crabby…) I must show her this.

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    I want to see the beaches AND the lighthouses AND the history! Please and thank you. (I totally would have purchased all of those.)
    J

    10:28 p.m.
    1-10-14

  4. Yep, I’m done with purchasing calendars, too. I’m down to 3. I still have to add on college breaks for Spider Bait (done with Saver) and then set up dental visits and haircuts for those two. Woo hoo!

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    I begin the search for day planners in about November, and well before January gets here, I’ve picked up all that I think I’ll need. Being down one entire calendar seems strange still.
    J

    11:29 p.m.
    1-10-14

  5. I keep one pocket calendar, usually a 24-month if I can find it. I keep that one and the one on my computer. I am working on making sure I enter the same stuff onto my phone as well (I don’t have the most up-to-date operating system for my laptop or it would all sync automatically!). I like wall calendars because they are pretty, but a) I don’t have wall space here, and b) I tend to forget to use them. They are more like art with these unused numbers below.

    I’ve been working on vulnerability for several years now. I became an expert on creating a really great internal fortress, but when it broke down, it really broke down. As much as I still sometimes think it would be nice to have it back, I’d rather not risk the backlash effect of another breakdown. So vulnerability it is, in limited doses of course!

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    Oh I never write on the wall calendars, they are merely for glancing reference. And yeah, art for sure.
    J

    11:31 p.m.
    1-10-14

  6. I have 2 calendars. One for school/appointments where I scribble every due date and important event and one with family pictures that my aunt makes every year. I don’t write on that one, it feels sacrilegious.

    Very interesting card today. Things in one area of my life are in a bit of upheaval and I think the card is giving me a nudge.

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    Family calendars are very fun!

    And yeah, the cards do nudge like that.
    J

    10:32 p.m.
    1-10-14

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