Advancing Development

             The other day I was catching up on my local happenings (by reading a week’s worth of newspapers).  There was an editorial about “since when is change bad?” which I just couldn’t force myself to look at.

             I’m in the process of learning this.  But that doesn’t mean I am always open to hearing about it.  As Dan Savage says, It Gets Better.  And I know this, I just have to be READY for it.  (As do we all.)

             This morning I woke up with a very positive outlook on the entire subject, though.  And that’s totally down to what our message felt like.

The Good Growth

             What I was shown, and the emotions it evoked, were nothing but positive.  I actually got out of bed thinking, “well, that’s not so bad!”

             Being open to newness is about intention and purpose.  We can’t help but admit that every single day is changeable, as is every hour and minute and second.  It’s a truth we face and can’t deny.

             Do we have to embrace it constantly?  Not really.  But when we do, it truly does make the rest of our existence much more smooth and calm.

              Growth and change and transition are all part of us, part of our soul (and our body, too).  Why not allow them (as our daily draw said yesterday) to flow on through?

             Right now on our card altar, this messenger brings a reminder of how little it takes to do just that.

god and goddess

“Wren  ~  Drui-en  (pronounced as Droo-y-en)  ~  

Humility, Cunning, God

The card shows a wren holding a feather in its beak, as if guards its nest filled with eggs.  Tradition calls the wren’s nest the ‘Druid’s House.’  

A bolt of lightning represents Taranis, the bull-god of thunder and lightning, the oak tree, and the wren.  The Ogham sign in the stone is of Duir, the oak.

Drui-en allows us to glimpse the beauty of Goddess or God in all things.  He tells us that ‘small is beautiful’ and that self-realization lies not in grandiosity or apparent power, but in humility, gentleness, and subtlety.   

Cunning, if tempered with humor and good intent, is a way of achieving great things with an economy of effort, and a rational and honest use of the achievement of others.”

Today’s Deck:

The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrations by Bill Worthington

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from the outside of our garden gate.

lilies

Every year, all year, I try (obviously with poor results) to keep the lilies and irises on the INSIDE of our fence……..

             The lesson here?  Maybe sometimes we NEED to be on the other side of that barrier!

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8 thoughts on “Advancing Development

  1. Many years ago when my son was small (sniffle), he got a birdhouse kit. He built it and painted it and decided that instead of us putting it up in a tree in the yard, he wanted it to hang off the eaves of the front porch. We tried to talk him out of it, there were so many ‘better’ places. No dice. And thanks to his insistence, ever year and sometimes twice, we get a nest full of baby wrens. It is a joy to have them there. During the years when we actually use the porch instead of using it for storage, the wrens will get used to us being out there and ignore us as long as we don’t go near the nest.

    As I sit here, our current nest full of babies is getting close to fledging. They are very noisy, yelling constantly for food and pushing their heads out of the box opening. Hilarious. I can only hope I’ll be home when they fledge so I can watch them exploring the porch climbing all over everything before they follow mom and dad off into the world. Sweet wrens.

  2. Lillies and iris will travel where they will. You can always pluck up their bulbs and bring them back. I’ve never been able to watch birds, much. Sounds pretty cool.

      • Divided!!! Thinning usually involves ripping out and discarding! 🙂 When they are too crowded they don’t bloom well. In fact, the iris rhizome only blooms once. It’s job after that is to send out new rhizomes which will also bloom and then make more. If they are too crowded, there is no room for new growth and hence no flowers. Daylily clumps get so many plants in one spot they fight for all the nutrients and can cease flowering because of lack of food. So divide away! Just so you know, Irises won’t bloom for one year after being disturbed. Daylilies, on the other hand, love being moved to new quarters!

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