It’s an odd concept, the fact that WE set this life up, and yet we don’t see most of what it brings, come at us.  It’s like, we planned it, then we lost the plan.  And are relying on ever-diminishing memories to recall what we planned.

            At first, that feels defeatingly difficult.  But then, we DO remember shit.  Not always important bits, but enough fleeting glimpses that we regain our Hope.  The attitude of “lost” begins to fade, and we’re back on the highway.

             Although, what if there’s construction in our way?  The images that I was shown this morning were scene after scene of “roads less taken” views.  Dirt tracks, winding pathways, over-grown forested trails, dusty and underused brick boulevards . . . . . .


             When we are forced to travel another direction, we are also gifted in finding new view points.  Vantages and vistas beyond our regular and usual routes.  The sights and perspectives we are presented with, on this divergent path, are blessings.

             If we look at them as challenges, then we aren’t learning our lessons.  We’re simply fighting the tide.  And the traffic.

            One way to slow down and enjoy the ride, is what our daily draw brings.  Still within our regular rotation, we have this suggestion.

oracle cards, wisdom of the hidden realm, the resting tree, colette baron-reid

“The Resting Tree  ~  22  ~

patience and stillness

The Resting Tree is a sign for you to stop focusing and planning and be at peace in the moment.  This is the representative of nonaction and relaxation.  Patience is the key to being with this Ally.

The Resting Tree asks  you to slow down, sit back, and watch the roses bloom and the birds feed in the meadow.  This isn’t the time to forge ahead in any way.  You may not be taking enough breaks, so you’re invited to be still and contemplate your good fortune, even if it means blessing the chaos in your life.

This is a sign to allow everything to fall away except the stillness of the moment; it’s like living within the space between breaths.

When the Resting Tree appears, it signals that you’ve done all you can for now and it’s time to unwind and allow your story to unfold of its own accord.  You’ve earned the right to rest and relax.

Amazing ideas will come if you do.  Remember the ancient saying, ‘we do without doing and everything gets done.’ “

             Reminiscent of our Retreat card, isn’t it?

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Channeled Thought for the Night:

All is well and healthy;

everything in my life and body works perfectly,

now and forever more.


10 thoughts on “A Patient and Indirect Course

  1. I was just now talking to my angel guide about my current unexpected detour! That was the exact word s/he used! And patience for the unfoldment to happen. Resting Tree is perfect!!!

    We ARE strangely connected!

    Also, I recently saw a post at either:

    Melanie’s angel site or Angels and Devas

    (or possibly someplace else)

    regarding “hearing” your primary Guardian Angel’s name. Poke around, you’ll find it.

    11:13 p.m.

    1. Lol, I actually did ask just last week, I’ve mostly been hearing from (and that was from) Archangel Chamuel, who also designated I use the s/he label.

      of course!

      8:41 p.m.

      1. 🙂 this just reminded me of the central card of the reading you did for me: The Ace of Cups, and you said/channeled “You are that Ace” (or something very much like that). Archangel Chamuel is the Ace of Cups of the angel realm. So, yeah, it makes perfect sense! 🙂

        Makes me wonder if Doreen has him/her as AoC in her Tarot deck…. I am in bed, but am not tired in any way, so it’s time to go a-Googling…

          1. That would be an awesome addition to “our regular rotation”! This conversation has reminded me that I STILL don’t have a deck of my own 😦 I must remedy that situation soon! Robin Wood Tarot will definitely be my first!

            (And, no, I don’t usually get up THIS FRICKIN EARLY, I was unfortunately awakened unnaturally early by upset innards 😦 ).

  2. Your imagery and the tree also made me REALLY want to get out in the woods, which I meant to do Memorial Day weekend, but didnt… this weekend it’s a date, me and some reeealllly tall trees!

    My new fave show is this guy from near Seattle

    (Treehouse Masters)

    and his mantra is:

    TO THE TREES !!!

  3. Patience and stillness are not my forte, and it has taken some time for me to learn them. The Mrs. and I are working on that…

    I love the concept of detours here. It is the journey and not the destination that matters.

    Exactly, the journey IS the point!

    8:42 p.m.

  4. Having spent nearly my entire life fighting for the right to be an individual and not someone’s perfect shadow, “going with the flow” is a challenge for me.

    That having been said, Patience and Stillness in the woods -is- something I’m good at. “Make like a tree.” my father taught me. He taught me to hunt as a child. Not for the pleasure of hunting, but so, if times were tough, I could feed myself. He grew up on a farm in a time where hunting put meat on the table when money was tight. You didn’t want to eat your animals (your means of income) if you could help it. I had no use for killing, but sitting for hours watching the animals come out was awesome. And it also got me away from the house to a place where there was peace and quiet.

    Which is why when I look at that picture I think about all the spider’s hanging out in the roots, and also, all the crawlies! 😀 (It is a pretty picture, coloring wise though.)

    “Going with the flow” has nothing to do with NOT being our own true and individual self.

    8:43 p.m.

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