Tonight’s message is brought to you by:  my life.  (With nudges and suggestions from the Universe.)

             If we have excellent ears, or if we have any sort of hearing impairment, often we don’t comprehend (it has nothing to do with our auditory acuity).  Understanding can be tricky, and it’s not the words spoken/read/seen.  It’s the way in which we ………..


             We need to be hearing with our hearts.  We need to be more of an active participant, not just someone waiting to talk next.

             It’s an art, this listening well.  It’s not always easy, either.  Some parts are more challenging than others.  (As most lessons seem to be.  Because, life.)

             Are we being a patient listener?  A sympathetic one?  Are we paying close attention to why something is being shared, not just the what?

             If we listen with our whole sacred self, we are giving another person the chance to heal.  And when we offer a caring place to set that burden, we are promoting healing from within, for ourselves, by being a generous listener.

             Although at first I thought this daily draw maybe didn’t quite match our message, but then I saw the connection as soon as I read the guidebook line of, “true happiness comes from following the dictates of your soul.”  Because when we choose Joy, we are better suited to help others in getting there for themselves.

choosing joy

“Following Your Bliss  ~

‘My soul sings with joy!’

Card meaning:

Do what gives you joy.  Celebrate and have fun.  You do not need to suffer to grow – in fact, true happiness comes from following the dictates of your soul.

Take steps today to expand your joy.  You don’t need to do it all at once, but you do need to start.

The Universe wants you to know:

If you don’t follow your bliss now, when will you? If  you have been waiting to act until circumstances are different or somehow better, you may have a long wait.  

Some people put off following their north star until they graduate, get married, have kids, or retire.  If you continue to do so, you may never attain genuine happiness.

Take steps today to experience the sweet nectar of life.

Questions to ask yourself:

What feeds my soul?  How can I follow my bliss?  What is blocking me from living a life filled with joy?


My soul sings with joy.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Music To Write (and Bake) By:

is THIS delightful* CD we found at the library on Tuesday.  (Good job, Dan!)

             (The baking update will be in tomorrow’s post.)

*If the place sounds like an area full of sounds that I’ve recommended before, that’s because it is and I have.  When I linked to Natalie MacMaster, one of my all time favorite talented women.


4 thoughts on “Comprehension Factor

  1. I had the blissful experience of seeing Natalie Macmaster live, about a decade ago. Did you know that she riverdances INTENSIVELY while fiddling? It was truly an amazing thing to behold!

    1. Blissful is correct, how cool! I’ve watched COUNTLESS hours of her on video, and yeah, she does dance. (She also makes the most adorable happy-noises while she plays, too.)

  2. Listening is the greatest gift we can give to another person, and it isn’t the easiest thing to do.

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