I wake up to an alarm clock.  Every day.  (Every.  Day.)  It’s necessary, because otherwise, I’d still be sleeping right now.  There is no “I’m done” switch when it comes to rest for me.  Never has been.

             After some (several) bashes on the SNOOZE button, I eventually cease being horizontal, if not fully awake, to begin my day.  Usually with some form of our message floating around in my brain.

             This morning, what I saw was not something I understood.  But, I sat with it.  And it finally made some sense.


             Now, I’m the first to admit that I know nothing about fashion.  Or even vacations, for that matter.  So I’ll just be relaying what I was shown and how it made me feel.

             Apparently, if one is on a “getaway” sort of trip, there is luxury involved.  Or, at least, a bit of leisure.  THAT is the attitude we need to recognize and bring forward right now.

             The emotion of relaxing and feeling at ease.  Peaceful, under no pressure and with no stress.  Seems fantastical, right?  And yet, we DO know where it’s hiding.  Deep inside.  And we DO know how to retrieve it.

             Since most of us can’t jump on a plane this second and go after it, let’s do it from home.  (Or work, whatever.)  Sitting quietly.  For a mere three minutes.  Bringing our awareness to here and now.  To joy.  To lovingkindness.

             All it takes to call up that type of “I’m on vacation!” sense is to breathe it into being.  Treating ourselves to a resort experience.  A healing moment.  This place, this sacred space.

             Our accompanying daily draw is about pure power, how and why we have it, and how to use it to our best advantage.  And how to utilize it for today’s message.

higher power

“Strength  ~  44

‘Your true strength comes not from self-reliance alone, but from a sincere faith in a higher power.’

The strength to accomplish even the most daunting tasks is yours at this time.  You can connect with and channel the power of the universe.

The Strength card indicates that your ideas are being tested and refined and your relationships are being deepened.  No matter what happens, nothing can move you off the course of evolution.

As the potency of your connections become more obvious, you are able to harness the creative energies that are available to you.

Have courage and dive in, for magic is in the process of finding a form to take.  When you remember that real strength comes from a combination of your efforts and reliance on a higher power working through you, all is possible.

You can do anything now.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is the continuation of our Mother’s Day (it goes on for a long time around here, one 24 hour cycle isn’t nearly enough for us).

The glass jar is part of my gift.  (Way too much shit comes in plastic.)
The glass jar is part of my gift.

             This is what I put on Instagram recently.  The tradition of giving me containers of, what is basically truffle filling, began with my sister, more than 20 years ago.  Thanks, Empress, for being the family historian on this one!