As I said on Tuesday, there’s a new book in my life.  So far, it’s been pretty good (just a few nitpick-y things that bother me).  The information is generally very inspiring and interesting.

             Today, one of the authour’s topics is also our message.  Because this is something we need to look at, and remember.

Our Word

             There’s a saying about a person’s word being their bond.  Similarly, Our Word is also our mythology, our story, and our background.

             The way we view ourselves and our surroundings can also be Our Word.  It becomes the Truth of who we are.  And, who we are on our way to being.

             Our Word can be not only our bond, but also our Hope.  When we speak with a genuine care and an honest heart, we bring Our Word into the realm of lovingkindness.  For ourselves, and for our loved ones.

             Conversely, we sometimes lean toward harshness.  A negativity which never helps, nor heals.  From don Miguel Ruiz:

“Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should be.”

             When we allow that “should” to dissolve, and replace it with joy, then Our Word evolves, spiraling ever upwards, as we grow and learn.  It’s the letting go of our suffering that helps to cement our mind-body-spirit wholeness.

             On our card altar right now, we are being validated and gifted aplenty.


“The Present  ~  12

gift, treasure, revelation of own value, now-ness

The Mermaids Sing:

‘We have heard that in the warm semi-tropical waters of Australian’s Moreton Bay, a group of marine biologists have recently recorded fascinating new interactions between dolphins and humans.

The dolphins of this beautiful place have been, for over ten years now, bringing gifts to the biologists, who in turn have fed them in a strictly regulated program.  

The dolphins have brought to the biologists eels, fish, shells, and pieces of “treasure” from the sea, refusing to take them back when they are offered to them, in a moment of inter-species reciprocity which is moving and beautiful – and pure communication of sharing and energy exchange.

When this card comes to you, you are being shown how the energy is being exchanged in the present moment.’


There will be either a gift given, or a gift received.  But there can be no true gift without reciprocation . . . when energy is exchanged, bonds grow closer, and connection is deepened.

The exchange of gifts may also be about the giving of time and  energy to each other, shifting and moving away from a typical type of work for pay, into a more flexible system of exchange and caretaking.

Friends will offer to do things for you, and before you feel beholden to them, or hesitate to accept because you do not wish to be a burden, remember the joy of the gift is in the giving, and a gift cannot be given unless there is a true connection.

The gift, when this card is upright, comes from a pure and good place, it is joyful and it is given with the very best intentions.  It will draw you closer, and create even more intimacy and trust in your relationship.

A beautiful sense of partnership will evolve out of what seems like a simple act of generosity.  The exchange will never end . . . it is a bond forged beyond time, and as long as there is love, caring, and trust, the energy grows and ripples out into the world.”

 Today’s Deck:

Oracle Of The Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS timely astrological offering.


4 thoughts on “Beneficence

  1. I love the concept of an “energy exchange”. I think that is one of the ways that extroverts live in the world. I just don’t want to drain my introvert friends of their energy!

    By the way, I know it is right around now… Happy Birthday

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