We have had, for the past nearly-twenty years, an Envelope Of Important Papers here in The Burrow (and in previous homes).  We all know where it lives and we all know what it contains.  Today’s message is addressing this topic, and touching back to a few recent others.


             What I was shown has to do with “getting our ducks in a row” and making sure that everyone knows where their version of our Envelope is located.  And what’s in it.  Just in case.

             The Universe is asking us if we need to update something.  Or is it simply a matter of reassurance that we’re all current?  Additionally, it’s also about a more spiritual check-in.  (Not surprising there.)

             Sometimes our lives get superficially busy, we lose track of the details and the value.  The mindfulness and lovingkindness slips through our fingers.  Here, we’re being reminded of what is important.  And what really is not.

             There was a slight delay in my getting our daily draw addressed, I was directed to our newest addition, when I finally made it into that room.  The reason, once I flipped it, became obvious.

oracle cards, cleaning house, declutter messages

“Cleaning House  ~  37  ~

‘It’s time to clear the clutter to make way for better things.’

When you see the Cleaning House card in a reading, it’s time to de-clutter your life.  Get rid of unwanted things in your physical home, and release what you no longer want or truly need.  

Is there any unfinished business you should address?  Thoughts, memories, and emotional baggage must be swept out of your house as well.  Your conscience must be clear for you to move freely in the world.

Celebrate a spring-cleaning and feel the freedom as you make way for much better things.  Look at what you’ve resisted discarding and be honest about its value.

 Be honest.  

Clean house.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is from Ally (xenatuba), something she came across on Facebook, and mentioned in a recent comment:

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.”

             This is amazingly beautiful.  And I’m adding it to a dedicated sidebar.  In the spirit of Spring Cleaning though, you should know that the idea of de-cluttering is being considered (again) for this entire site.

             Not sure what form that’s going to take, but it will (at some point) look different around here.  Maybe not right away, but sort-of-soon.

One thought on “Neatly Necessary

  1. First – Thanks, Ally!!! I loved just that little phrase when you put it up. You know how some things just hit a cord?

    So, I always want to know where sayings come from. Off cruising the net I went. The ‘overall’ is that this came from a story by Bob Perks. http://www.bobperks.com/wish.htm But I found versions of this poem, like it was a woman and daughter, not a man; or someone else claimed it was their’s from a dying friend. So who do you believe? It’s lovely, though.

    Also found, was an Irish Blessing that is very similiar:

    May your joys be as bright as the morning, and your sorrows merely be shadows that fade in the sunlight of love. May you have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to keep you happy, enough failure to keep you humble, enough success to keep you eager, enough friends to give you comfort, enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness, enough wealth to meet your needs and one thing more; enough determination to make each day a more wonderful day than the one before.

    — Irish Blessing

    This one is very popular and all over the place as well. Can’t find a author for it, though. (annoying!) But you know what? There more of these Irish Blessing and Proverbs that I read, the more I want. Time to look for a book!

    As for ‘Cleaning House’ ***sigh*** I am actually getting started on that, a wee bit at a time. I can’t find some things without an archaeological dig and I would really like to paint all these fucking white walls with some color. Plenty of stuff here to sell (child toys, stuff no longer used, …). It’s just DOING it that’s the problem!

    Wow, nice research!
    I love the Irish blessing.

    2:01 a.m.

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