Today was only half as successful as yesterday.  But the message I woke up with was just as wonderfully sweet.

Kind, gentle patience.

             One of the things that my counselors and I work on, regularly, is personal kindness.  Me treating me as I would/do treat others.  It’s a challenge, so this afternoon’s reminder is genuinely welcome.

             To be kind, gentle, and patient, is to handle with great care.  When we aren’t that loving to ourselves, well, that’s a problem.  Sadly, it’s an issue with most of the women I know.

             Doesn’t matter who deals with it though, the Universe is suggesting that we address this compassionately.  From within, rippling out to all of life.

             Since I was feeling indecisive standing in front of our card altar, I turned around and reached for the new option.  I’ll keep reading the book, but right now, we’re just going to follow where I’m being led and enjoy the ride.

oracle cards, coming to life messages, compassion

  “Coming to Life  ~  29  ~

Something beautiful is being born in your life.


When you look at your life, can you see how you’ve grown and evolved over time?  Perhaps you have shed ‘skins’ and identities and created new ones, or at the very least matured in your ideas about yourself and the world you inhabit.   You know things take time, and Spirit’s timetable is rarely in sync with your own.

This card indicates that a long-held dream is beginning to show signs of life.  You must try not to coax it along, or shape it according to your desires.  Spirit knows the best form for the manifestation of this dream, and your life can become even better than you could possibly imagine.  

Now is the time for reverence and awe.  Allow the contours of your path to be carved by the hands of the Divine.  All you have to do is show up.


The Coming to Life card is a gentle reminder to get out of your own way, to let go and let Spirit lead.  New life is unstable in the beginning and needs gentle care.  Farmers don’t go into their fields and pull up shoots of plants to see how they are doing.  They know that everything has its own cycle of growth.

Let nature take its course.  Find other things to focus on right now.  Simplicity and small steps are the order of the day.   When the time is right, you will see the miracle.”

             Isn’t THAT a nice validation?!  Wow, I love when this happens.  Like the last one from this stack, I’m including both directions, because we needed to see both.  Also, I think we’re definitely going to have a lot of fun with these.

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

FLP Report:

includes this gem from yesterday.

new jersey licence plate
Yep, the Garden state.

             Minnesota (2 of them), a Michigan, and one Vermont.  Plus another that got past me, it was bright and colorful, that’s all I could see from so far away.

5 thoughts on “Compassionately Close

  1. It is so true that many women do not know how to treat themselves with kindness! Thanks for reminding me of that fact 🙂
    This also resonated deeply with me: “Simplicity and small steps are the order of the day.” It actually was the final prompt I needed to help me make a significant decision. It’s not a simple, small thing, and it’s not right for me at this time, so it isn’t going to happen.
    Thank you for multiple blessings 🙂

    Welcome! And thank YOU for being here, commenting, and doing that same difficult work we’re all trying to get through.

    11:02 p.m.

  2. It’s good to be reminded to take care of ourselves. I work on this a lot. As for the card, the only way I can think of to get out of my own way and yet still do the work necessary to keep looking for work is to still do the activities (look for work, apply for jobs, go to networking events) but let go of expectations and desires (like that’s easy). As for my writing, I guess it’s just to write, but again without thinking about publishing or finishing, just think about and do the process the best I can. My take on the card is to focus on the journey, not the hoped for destination.

    Excellent definition.

    11:09 p.m.

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