When we are presented with challenges, bumps along our path, it is said that it’s the way we handle difficulties, not how we survive them which truly matters.

             Are we strong and brave?  Are we emotional, but recover later?  Are we just a soggy mess?

             Our message right now is all about how we “manage” and then how we go forward from that point.

Look Deeply

             The Universe wants us to know that it might be time to do some research.  Staying in the past is never a healthy idea, but examining what got us here, is.

             If we take a quiet moment, casting our minds and hearts back, what immediately arrives in the consciousness?  Where do we land?  Who do we need to still deal with?  And, why are we continuing to carry this fucking baggage into our futures?!

             (Okay, that last one maybe was just me.)

             The basics here involve clearing away what we no longer need; dropping in to mediation, prayer, or a historical search of some kind.  Once we review, once we examine, once we have felt, and heard, and Looked Deeply, we’ll be better equipped to face our present, and voyage on in to our tomorrows.

             On our card altar, this same theme is being validated.

look deeply

“Yemaya  ~  34

Grandmother Ocean, primordial

The Mermaids Sing:

We wish to share with you the knowledge of the Old Ones.  The Orisha, Yemaya is often depicted as a mermaid, a vast primordial mermaid with a star shining from her head, a mermaid of Power who gives birth to the world.

Through her we remember ….. mermaid energy symbolises the Birth of the World though Water.  Yemaya’s power and recognition is growing and beginning to ignite all of us.  She is like a beam of light, reminding us of our great age, our strength, and the many, many lessons we have learned, and how we can bring so much more to birth in the world.

She returns, the old one who is part human, part ocean being, and all humans are born from her.  Her mirror is the doorway, and the entry point to the unseen world.  Her tail is the womb from which we are all born.  The salt water is that which we all are suspended in, that which gives us life, and oxygen to this world of the Land.

And she taught us all – she birthed all the sea creatures, and she was vast – island chains are but the scales upon her tail – volcano her belly – and all faiths are permutations of her existence.  We mermaids love Yemaya, she is the mother of us all.”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of the Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from our recent walk.

found feathers
It’s very small, shades of gray.

             There were two of them, they were lovely.  I needed this reminder.  Maybe you do, too.


4 thoughts on “Contemplation and Truth

  1. A VERY timely post as I was infuriated last night by my mother. She feigned ignorance (well I don’t understand, you have to be wrong) to a 15+ years old -continuing- situation that is fueled solely by her and her lies. I get so sick and tired of her bullshit. Husband and daughter were after me to stop ranting ’cause nothing will ever change, accept it ignore it. Daughter tried to tease me out of it by asking if she should put “Frozen” on. (“Let It Go”). But I’m the one she (my mother) lies about to others and creates these situations and it’s really hard to just let it roll off. So, like I said, VERY timely. ‘Cause there is absolutely nothing I can do about this. It’s out of my control. And it’s my choice to stay on this damn Merry-Go-Round or get off and walk away. DEEP breaths. Thanks for being the “radio” 🙂 .

    1. We have a similar situation with my wife’s father, whose “story” has been recreated in his own mind over the past 15 years or so. How do you argue with an 81 year old man, who is convinced that his youngest daughter “stole” his house, when what really happened was that she moved her family into the house to take care of her mother (his wife, whom he had left when she became terminally ill) and that he suggested putting all three of them on the title to the house? How do you have that conversation that he has created (in his mind) a truth that is fiction?

  2. One of my own lessons, this time around, is (as everyone knows) about letting go. It’s damn difficult to release, though, when others just keep waving their garbage in our fucking faces.

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