Assuredly Experiencing

             Yesterday I was all ready to take a current picture (to use for a new header) of my bike in the fog (as opposed to the snow that we no longer have).  But then, after a record-setting number of days in a row, it vanished.  All clear skies.  Shit.

            That type of ridiculous, low-grade disappointment is what’s on my mind.  How do we handle changes, bumps in the road?  Some of us (me!) get angry and try to fight against the tide.  Others, well they are more free-flowing.

             This is one of my lessons, obviously.  What I’m constantly working on.  And, what I’m constantly sharing here.  Like these channeled messages I now receive.  They appeared so that this could all be discussed by more than just me and my Team.

            After some broken early morning sleep, here is what I heard:

Observation.

What’s different?

             In our journey to be more mindful, and live in lovingkindness, we have to slow down.  Look at the scenery.  Smell the roses, as the old saying goes.

             When we do this, what are we seeing?  What fragrances can we detect.  How does our skin feel?  Are there sounds?  Has something changed since the last time we looked here, felt this, put our noses in that direction?

             My (channeled?) idea that everyone can find/afford Three Quick Minutes someplace in their day is the perfect place to apply this.  But this time, with a twist.  To find anything that’s been altered.

             If you’re able to sit, better, so you don’t fall down.  But if you have to do it standing up, well, lean on something, I guess.  Seriously though, everybody should try to grab their three 60 second consecutive blocks, and just Be.

             We truly are worth that much time, that gift daily.  It’s healing and simple. A thing we can just do.  A place we can just enjoy.  Also, we never know what we might end up observing.

             Possibly an angel?  Like the one who showed up for our daily draw?

archangel cards, st michael,

“Confidence  ~

St Michael the Archangel

Archangel Michael is with you, shoring up your confidence so that you can fearlessly face (and even enjoy) the tasks before you.  This archangel is protecting you against negativity, helping you to remain optimistic and filled with faith, and ensuring that only people and situations of high integrity come to you.

Have confidence in the Universe’s power to keep you safe and secure.  As you enter into a new phase of your life, it’s  natural to feel intimidated by change.  You may worry whether you are prepared and qualified for what’s ahead of you.  Remember though, more than you can handle will never be brought to you.  You are assured that your powerful companions, such as Archangel Michael, are at your side to help, always.

Archangels are the overseers of our personal guardian angels . . . . fighting against lower energy in order to protect us all.  Many people report miraculous rescues and protection as a result of calling upon Michael, and for that reason, he’s a patron saint of police officers, security guards, and sailors.

St Michael, the Archangel, will help you feel safe and confident if you call upon him.”

             Here is the mention of change, as we were saying.  For me, I will certainly be asking for help in confidently dealing with whatever crosses my path, rather than exploding in rage.  Well, ya know, that’s the plan.

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

 is this lovely lady, a Standard Dachshund.

wiener dogs, standard dachshunds,

Excellent example of perfect politeness.

             She was the office greeter this afternoon, when I arrived for my appointment.  In addition to that task, she also held her end of the couch down, and contributed personal aromas, for all to experience.  While she napped.  We were working on Acceptance, she was extremely helpful.

3 thoughts on “Assuredly Experiencing

  1. We often have the experience of noticing something new in the scenery (when DID they paint Bi Mart) that usually starts with “How unobservant have I been” until it is countered with “well, I saw them starting it this morning”. Other times, well, it is like “the Wendy’s on Willamette closed? When?” only to find out it was four months ago…

    I like the 3 minutes for me…I just need to remember to take it. And you know that St. Michael is the patron saint of the numbered people, don’t you?

    ~
    Observational blindness seems to be situational. Also? Why the everlovin fuck are so damn many businesses and restaurants closing in this town right now? (I won’t even go in to how suicide-y it’s been lately.)
    J

    10:23 p.m.
    1-24-14

  2. I definitely need to work on my observational skills. These days I tend to walk around in a bit of a fog, my awareness hovering just inches from my body. Not the best way to function. And not at all good for a writer!

    Today has dawned bright and shiny here, too! I’m going to enjoy the heck out of it!

    ~
    Did your sunshine hold? Ours sure did.

    Of course, we’re in a drought so this isn’t actually good.
    J

    10:25 p.m.
    1-24-14

  3. “For me, I will certainly be asking for help in confidently dealing with whatever crosses my path, rather than exploding in rage. Well, ya know, that’s the plan.” I’ll ditto that! 🙂

    And I need to get back to that 3 minutes a day. Surely I deserve those 3 minutes! Need to remember to take them though!

    And what I wouldn’t give for your sunshine! Brrrrrr, we’re in single digits with windchill in the minus digits. It’s awful. I’m probably going to lose a bunch of my outside flowers. Sniffle. And we had a water main break up the road yesterday. Water mains are going all over the place around here. It’s too damn cold!!! And I really don’t want to see my gas bill… 😦

    ~
    Here’s a trick, when you say “I don’t even want to think about….” then DON’T!
    It moves the negative away from your consciousness, so that your subconscious doesn’t manifest it. Focus on the beauty of crystallized water, instead.
    J

    10:26 p.m.
    1-24-14

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