At Seemingly Any Point

             We have a brief one today, because there’s just a single thing to say.   It’s more like a statement, really, than a message.  But it needs to be written down, and then held, and then released.

             This is what I heard:

Miracles Happen

             They occur.  True enough.  Do they often appear in the form we think they should?  Not always.  But they do show up.

             Sometime, fairly soon it feels like, we’ll all (individually, or combined) notice one (or more).  They aren’t confined to religions or labels.  They don’t follow traditional rules or people-defined borders.  In fact, they rarely stay well between the lines at all.

             They simply occur.  They happen.  We need to understand that.  We need to accept it, and move on.  When we need one, we only have to ask.

             Stepping away from our regular rotation around the card altar right now, we are being given the gift of a second Universal Truth.  Also, I was directed to transcribe both views of this one, completely.

universal flow of consciousness

“Magic Stream  ~  18  ~

‘Everything is connected through the universal flow of consciousness.’

Upright:

Every experience you have seems to have its own life story, with a beginning; a middle; and eventually, an end.  However, there is danger in seeing events as separate from one another, since in fact they are all part of a continuity and a greater evolution.

Like an ever-flowing Magic Stream, your experiences filter through the whole world, one leading into another, informing and influencing still more.

Inspiration, invention, and revelations rarely come to just one person.  The collective awareness is a shared storehouse of potential.  When you remember you are part of the fluid continuity of life, you become a channel for great inspiration.

Allow the magic to flow through you and carry your dreams into reality.  Your success will benefit many.

Reversed:

In a reversed position, the Magic Stream card represents swimming against the current.  There are times when effort and sheer willpower result in victory and celebration, but this isn’t one of them.

You can’t force inspiration, and you can’t manufacture creativity, lest you borrow too heavily from others’ ideas.  Neither can you make someone love you or orchestrate a series of events that might place you in a more favorable position.

Now is the time to drop the ‘trying’ and jump into the stream and float.  Immerse yourself in the experience of being fully present with whatever is true for the moment.

You will never step in the same river twice anyway.”

             As an aside here, I just realized that this illustration will be the next card that I have enlarged, since I can’t get the beach sand one done.  (I knew it had to do with water ………… )

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this calendar page (since February is APPARENTLY over now).

Gabriel

Gabriel

             None of these photos are marked or credited, but I know that Archangel Gabriel is who we’re looking at.  In case anyone needs some extra attention or direction or guidance right now, make that request.    (They show up because their help is how we get through the rough parts of our journey.)

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8 thoughts on “At Seemingly Any Point

  1. Interesting combination of message and card. Plus Gabriel. I have been pondering on “collective awareness” lately; also the collective memory of human kind, brought on by a discussion of institutional memory regarding my numbered people’s employer. Interesting to think of it as a stream, a fluid medium.

  2. “You will never step in the same river twice anyway.” So here is what popped into my brain while I was sitting here. I think, in a way, we should try and be like or think like the critters that live in water. The water denizens all live in, roughly, the same place/space day after day. But the water around them is constantly changing, flowing around them and sometimes bringing ‘bad’ stuff with it as well as good. But they just keep doing their thing as best they can. They can’t fight the water, really, ’cause they also need the water. The only constant is that the water will keep changing around them. So they just deal with it and keep going and doing their best to move forward. I don’t know if ‘acceptance’ is a term that could be applied to them, but it’s definitely something we humans always seem to need to learn.

    I don’t know why the image of ‘life’ as water flowing around me struck a chord today. It just did. I like it.

  3. Yeah, the concept of institutional memory has interested me lately. I don’t think that my numbered people organization does a good job of carrying forward the institutional memory of the department. I am thinking primarily of three areas:

    Our numbered people who were killed in the line of duty (their pictures and ODMP bios are on the wall in the main office, but there is no communication of what it was like for the department at that time. Why did those events happen? Going to the two that I do know a little about…one has been written about by Ann Rule, but the next generation is not going to know that his son was a member of our department’s administration for about 10 years, or that both of his sons went to work for the city and that one died (most likely) as a result of a disease contracted in the course of his numbered person duties. The other was a detective, and I know NOTHING of the details of how that event occurred, What I do know is that I went to Junior High with his kids (in another town) and discovered through my later numbered people duties that this man had two families.)

    Then there are things that we did as a department during my tenure, such as promoting from both within and without and what the varying success rates of those events are (and it will be interesting in two years or so to see if there is a “department grown” Sheriff or an outsider that again comes in to lead.) The budget issues that have plagued the department for 40 years, and how they have been handled over time with varying results. With the retirement of my generation, the active memory of these events is gone.

    Thirdly, the unsolved homicides dating back to 1960 (which I got a chance to be exposed to during my recovery from cancer treatment, a story in and of itself) that are, many times, the result of botched investigations. Not always, to be sure, but a fair handful of them stand out. If these stories are NOT part of the departments memory (and they aren’t, unless you get a cold case assignment), then how are we prevented from repeating the mistakes that were made?

    Then there is just the day to day stuff, that I think is important, but gets lost in the shuffle.

    • Don’t you think this can be applied to the human condition in general? Haven’t we been making the same damn mistakes over and over down through time without really learning from them? Even though we actually have “history/memory” written down to help us? Sometimes I think it’s an ‘out of sight out of mind’ thing. And then there is the whole, “Well, it’s done and over with. Let’s focus on moving forward from here.” Without any acknowledgement of what happened and how to keep it from happening again. Just forget it. This sort of thing makes me crazy, can you tell?

      • Really a good point. The saying “those who do not study history are condemned to repeat it” isn’t trite, and it is true. I watch the situation in the middle east, and have to wonder who thinks that European drawn boundaries with no concept of tribal history are going to work in an area that has been in turmoil and conflict for several thousand years.

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