Silent Sounds

             If you are fortunate enough to be someone with a functioning sense of hearing, then this post will be appropriate.  Because, it’s surely a fact that we are listening to SOMETHING almost all the time.

             Ambient and random noise, voices, digitally produced tones, music, birdsong, background (or foreground) traffic, barking dogs (or non-dogs), electronic humming . . . . the list is endless, and what we’re hearing seems endless, as well.  (In our house, at this time of year, it’s a radio broadcast of baseball games.)

             What we don’t have much of, is enveloping, healing, complete quiet.  And that can be a problem.  Or, at least, it’s not necessarily really good for us.

            The solution, though, is super simple, super easy.  (Both of which, I’m a huge fan of.  The simpler, the easier, the better.)

Still and Calm

             Ideally, we’d all like to be on a rejuvenating resort vacation.  (And, fingers crossed, at some point we will!)  But for day-to-day serenity, let’s go the practical route and find ways to make it happen instantly.  And, regularly.

             By incorporating just a few moments of some inspiringly silent zen time, we’re treating ourselves (and our brains and our ears) to a gift from Nature.

             Indoors, outdoors, in the car, behind a closet door if needed, what is being suggested is to just grab those opportunities.  Really make the effort.  Turn everything off (actually off).  And then, be.  Be still.  Be calm.  Be.

            One way to get here, to that still calmness, is to make a time and space for it.  A designated area even, if possible.  That’s what our daily draw is saying, too.

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“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.”

            This is not my all-time favorite message, as you well know (but only because I am so fucking bad at it).  However, it did come up, and it did come up Direct.  I was (immediately!) instructed to add the Challenger description.

             It seems, we MUST to see it, and we must see it from both sides.

“Reversed

Why do you hold on to things that remind you of the past?  Is your home cluttered with objects that bring up unhappy memories?  Do you have a tendency to attract broken people who need to be fixed?

If you’re involved in this type of emotional project, stop right now and ‘clean house.’  Being needed isn’t going to get you what you really need.  That said, even if you initially resist letting go of excess physical or emotional baggage, you will feel amazing afterward.

Let go, and let the Universe bring you something better.  Make space.  The Universe doesn’t like a vacuum and will respond to your housecleaning by filling your home with what will best serve you.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this duo from earlier today, when we visited my mom and dad.

Very pretty peppers.

Very pretty peppers.

             When I asked my mother how her garden was doing this year, she said that “the tomatoes are shit.  Also the damn corn.”  Is it any wonder I have such a potty-mouth?

Her echinacea, on the other hand......

Her echinacea, on the other hand……

             (This view is only about a quarter of the bed.)  She doesn’t grow these for medicinal purposes, although, she could.  Or maybe, she could and then WE could do the harvesting and processing for her.  Ya know, in our spare time.

2 thoughts on “Silent Sounds

  1. Yeah, there is that word. Yuk. My son actually did some sorting/cleaning. He was looking for ‘things’ but the end result was a much more user friendly space. He is off to college today. Sniffle.

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    I do love the idea of letting go so that that space can then be filled with something better!
    J

    11:11 p.m.
    8-23-14

  2. I can’t imagine quiet. I am always thinking.

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    It takes work. And practice.
    But it IS possible!
    J

    11:12 p.m.
    8-23-14

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