Not to be all Gloom & Doom on our asses today, but this current message is about the exposed nature of Life. For being so complicated and hearty, we are also simple and delicate.
The awareness of our selves and the precarious state we live in, is what we need to focus on right now. The reminder is of how brief our stay here can be, and how fraught with peril.
Our situation is open to change, for an unlimited number of reasons. Some are not deadly, some are. Circumstances, as much as I would like them to be, are not always delightful and loving.
And as much as I dislike conflict and competition (the ideas as well as the words), the draw we’ve been directed to for this one is precisely the right way to approach what we’re hearing and experiencing.
“Competition ~ 17 ~ Warrior Guides
Strife, Arguments, Conflicts, Battle
This is a time of conflict and challenge, pure and simple. No matter how you look at it, confrontation and discord are on the horizon. Others don’t agree with you or see your perspective, and they do not intend to coöperate with you in any way.
This could surface in such serious ways as legal battles, divorce proceedings, and contract negotiations; or it could just be an impasse with a spouse over a simple domestic chore.
Whatever the issue, there’s no immediate resolution. You have attracted a worthy opponent, so prepare to go the distance.
This is not to assume, however, that such combative scenarios are always a bad thing. Your Warrior Guides are present to enlighten you about the benefits of sparring with others.
Competition brings out your best, and unleashes your passion and commitment in what you believe in. It develops your strength and prevents you from being victimized or manipulated by others; and it teaches you the need to respect others, too, and not mindlessly impose your will on them.
Your Warrior Guides suggest that when you do battle with others, it’s best to fight fairly and learn from the conflict. Don’t compete just to let off steam. Fight for progress and higher understanding for all concerned rather than just being difficult to get your own way.
Hidden within the drama of battle and competition are the seeds of true understanding and compassion. The best spiritual warriors always strive for a win/win outcome.
Your Warrior Guides suggest that you embrace the battles at hand to find your strength and reach for growth. Fight the good fight with your adversaries, but pray for Divine justice to prevail . . . . not just your personal version of justice.
Their message for you is to fight fair, but concede when you are in the wrong.”
(Can everyone say: Mercury retrograde?!)
Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette
Today’s Cautionary Tale and Sad Validation:
is report on how important good bike lighting is. I crashed and fell, softly, into a mountain of minuscule wood splinters tonight. I’m still having issues with replacement illumination (after the theft from last month), and didn’t see a dark mound of bark-mulch on a dark street in the dark of night.
I’m fine, but the clothes (and footgear) that I was wearing all had to be thrown away. (And you know how I feel about trash!) There is no getting them clean, bark slivers DO NOT COME OUT. Ever.
Physically, I am mostly uninjured, bicycle is also mostly fine. But, like my garments, I was covered in slivers. And will, most likely, continue finding them for a long time. They’re like that. I know it all too well.