Remember when Dan said, “focus on what you DO have, not what you DON’T?” Yeah, well. That’s basically what I was shown this morning. (And I do mean “morning” – today was our annual trip to the State Fair, so extry-early had to happen. [ Always such an adjustment!])
The exact words that I heard were:
Appreciate and Acknowledge
……. with images of unfortunate events that I absolutely didn’t like to look at. However, I got the point. And now, I’m passing it along.
As in yesterday’s reminder, when we bitch and complain and drag our feet, we just make the entire journey unpleasant for everyone. Facts are facts, we can’t change any of it.
Back within our regular rotation around the card altar right now, we are being aided by this awesomely majestic messenger.
“Raven ~ Bran ~
healing, initiation, protection
The card shows a raven perched on the bare winter branches of a beech tree that grows beside an ancient mound. This is the White Mount, in which is buried the head of Bran the Blessed, and on which in later times will be raised the Tower of London.
Bran offers initiation, protection, and the gift of prophecy. What is meant by initiation in practice may be as formal as actually undergoing an initiation ceremony, or as informal as, for example, being initiated into the mysteries of a new post or profession.
It marks the death of one thing, which gives way to the birth of another.
The power of the raven can also bring you the very deepest form of healing, which is achieved through a process know as ‘the resolution of the opposites‘ – giving you the possibility of resolving conflicts that have long lain buried in your unconscious or perhaps in your past.”
In other words, much like our last suggestion from the Universe, we need to let go and make room for something better. Death/Rebirth is such a beautiful, empowering, and complex metaphor (it’s one of my favorite pieces of imagery).
Release, still our (my!) number one priority. Apparently.
The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Bill Worthington
is this view from our (all day!) family outing. (Minus one person. Who I missed the entire time.) This booth was in The Artisans’ Village, HERE is their website. (And, oddly enough, HERE is where their Fair link leads.)
We picked up a few other special items, and came home with tired feet. But, as every year, I’m always so glad we make the effort.