Here we are, me and you, traveling along, being Life Long Learners. Makin’ it work, or ya know, doing the best we can. When, boom! Along comes this message.
This message of straightforwardness, of how shortcuts only cut short the gifts we could be receiving if we’d only stayed on track. If we’d only stuck to the path in front of us. The path we actually set up ahead of time for optimal learning.
Bypassing our lessons is like cheating ourselves.
The way it was shown to me is that, here we are, with a blueprint. Now, all we need to do is follow the instructions. And yet, we might very possibly be tempted to step off and try getting somewhere faster, or cheaper, or easier.
Nope, not gonna work. Well, okay. It might FEEL like it’s working. For a while. But then, we’ll be right back where we started. Having gained next to nothing. Our lesson will have looped around on itself. We’ll have learned what not to do, instead of what we had originally set out to understand.
As I was standing before our card altar earlier, today’s notes in my hand, I was directed to this perfectly complementary draw. (Side fact, I don’t love the illustration, even though the guidebook definition couldn’t BE more fitting.)
“Mountain ~ 6 ~
‘You have the capacity to flow around any obstacle.
This is the time to adapt.’
Sometimes you will come across what appears to be an insurmountable obstacle, like a huge mountain that separates you from your success. You might think that climbing it or chiseling away at it is the answer . . . . but why take such a treacherous, tedious approach?
Be like the rivers that flow around mountains naturally. You’ll move past this obstacle relatively quickly if you choose the easy way around. This is the time to adapt to your circumstances.
If you do decide to climb, remember to take one step at a time, opting for the next right action.”
The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid
is to say that we came across some EXCELLENT bargains this evening after pool class. (Yipee for second-hand stores.) After they all come out of the dishwasher, I’ll grab a picture.
Glass jars! On Sale! Plus a half-price deviled-egg dish! Large enameled colander! We paid barely 10 bucks for all of it! Photos soon, I promise.