It is my assessment that for as long as Emmy leaves Maxx here, I won’t get an uninterrupted night of sleep. So, if anyone happens to wonder, “will they be getting another dog?” the answer is, without question: NO!
In the span of time that I did sleep, the images that were shared with me were stunningly beautiful. As well as pretty interesting intellectually. It also seems that we continue to talk about perspective.
The stories in our lives.
As we walk this path, we are the main characters in our own journey, but we aren’t always the SAME main characters. Our primary view/focus changes as we learn along the way.
We can all look back at who we were during different times in our lives. We can also see other people’s paths intersecting with our own, and what their stories at that time were. We don’t necessarily need to spend much time gazing behind us, but it is helpful to review those lives that jump to the front of our brains.
Who we were, who we are now, and who we’re on our way to be are all pertinent stories in our lives, just as pertinent as the stories in the lives of our loved ones, friends, family, and acquaintances.
The trick is to use our finely tuned senses (as recommended yesterday) to know which story will help us the most right now. On our card altar this afternoon, the helper who showed up for this task is a fun one. (Even if most of us leave of that ridiculous extra O at the start.)
“Opossum ~ 23 ~ Diversion
Opossum’s greatest form of protection is to play dead. In doing this Opossum confuses many a predator into believing that the game is over. Oftentimes the confused rival walks away or looks the other direction for a moment and Opossum runs to safety.
Opossum’s medicine uses a great deal of strategy. If all else fails, she plays dead. Opossum has the ability to fight with claws and teeth, but rarely uses this form of protection. Instead, the supreme strategy of diversion is constantly employed when things get a little too hard to handle…….
If Opossum has turned up in your cards, you are being asked to use strategy in some present situation. Rely upon your instincts for the best way out of a tight corner……. Victory is sweet when the strategy is one of mental as well as physical prowess.
Opossum may be relaying to you that you are to expect the unexpected and be clever in achieving your victory……. In essence, Opossum is beckoning you to use your brain, your sense of drama, and surprise – to leap over some barriers to your progress.”
Medicine Cards – The Discovery Of Power Through The Ways Of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson illustrated by Angela C Werneke
is this small offering that we spotted on our neighborhood wander.
It has begun to rain, in a big way. About half of the snow has melted, and my parents still don’t have power. Or heat.