As I was waking up this afternoon, I practiced some Louise Hay affirmation-ing. Most mornings this is the case, but today felt different. For one thing, I knew we’d be starting off by making a delivery to Mom and Dad (library books and music sharing), followed by 2014’s first home show.
But also, because of the message that was shown to me in a dream. I wanted to make extra sure that all went well. And it worked. At the bottom of this post you’ll see the links for (some of) the amazingly wonderful folks we were able to meet (and in the case of a family friend, visit with and talk baby news).
First, we need to start with this:
of the heart.
The images I received were bright and clear. They were also a mixed bag of positive and negative. Which makes sense, this statement, and it’s idea are all of those things.
We sometimes learn “by heart” in school, and later, in our old age, can STILL recite many of those passages. We speak of someone “capturing” our heart, or “stealing” our heart. And sadly, “breaking” our heart.
Conversely, we have the physical heart qualities. Wasn’t it the Greeks who originally thought the heart was where our thinking happened? Well, it was someone ancient. And they had it partly right, if not scientifically so.
That great big muscle which moves our blood (our biological life force) around, pumping and recycling, is right where we feel things the most. Many of us “lead” with our hearts in that way.
As well as heartwarming and heartfelt, still more heart-centered references. From the Tarot, we have Cups, which evolved into the heart suit in our modern-day playing cards.
And next month (although marketing fucktards have already flooded the stores with all things artificially red and pink and lacy) we have the (commercially invented) holiday of hearts.
Finally, there is this:
two keystrokes which (kinda?) make the shape of a heart so that we can show our love via the interwebz. What does this mean for us right now?
All of the above. Merely a reminder. We are “of the heart” so that we can love and be loved. Because that’s the point. That’s what it all comes back to and originates from. Super simple: heart/love.
Back within our regular rotation around the card altar, we were visited, in an oh-so delicate manner, with a representation that continues this caring and joyful theme, wholeheartedly.
Delight in life and embrace change as the source of your creativity.
As iridescent wings unfurl from a hard chrysalis, change incarnate, the Butterfly is born. Some cross raging oceans, their apparent fragility belying their strength and endurance, some sip the flower’s sweet nectar for only a day, but all dance.
The butterfly arrives to remind you to delight in life, to take time to experience what you love and to embrace the changes she brings as the source of your own creativity. Through kindness and tenderness you will attain your goals.”
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
is this incomplete picture that I took when we got home.
Far left, the light brown bag: Mountain Rose Herb sample of Peace Tea. Dark brown box in front with the bow: Cabruca Chocolates, run by a beautiful young woman* named Juliana (!!!) who immediately became my BFF, or perhaps my new daughter.
*We shared our stories and realized that not only do we have a similar name, but we also have very similar spiritual beginnings, plus an ultra supportive husband and three kids in common. You’ll be hearing more about her, I can just tell.
And finally, all of those Red Ducks. Go HERE to see what this team from the University of Oregon (get it, Duck?) has created. (Their story was recently featured in our local paper, it’s truly an uplifting tale.)
Not pictured is our dear friend/practically family member Alyson who created Sage Stone Botanicals and makes all the products herself. (They are outstanding, all of them. I promise.)
As you can see, the day’s adventure’s were beyond successful.