For days now, this message has been bouncing around in my head.  It has refused to take shape.  The edges staying blurred as I struggle with my own personal “things” versus letting go and opening up to receiving what we all need to hear.

             Partly it’s been challenging for me because the signs of winter ending are simply not welcome.  I require a much colder forecast than what’s been my reality.

            The truth though, is that weather makes a perfect metaphor for where we’re headed.  Wait a few minutes, and it’ll change.

             We are being guided in:

Acceptance Lessons

             A strong wind will blow away.  A frost will melt.  A heat wave wilts, to be replaced by a refreshing breeze.  Rain does dry, and even droughts are eventually washed into green again.

             So, too, are we moving through our journey.  Our learning changes on every level.  We begin with simple tasks, and move (hopefully) in to more complicated lessons.

             That’s our soul’s evolution.  That’s what we’re here for.  That’s the actual goal.

             When we get bogged down with the mundane, the physical, the difficulties, we forget to look at how much progress we’ve made.  We forget to notice the beauty in a tranquil sunset, or the glory that is a glitteringly gorgeous frost.

             The most basic concept, the most simple idea, that of being in the moment, appreciating the gift in front of us, is what the Universe would like us to hold lovingly close, and to take forward as we walk our path, in all types of weather, on all sorts of roads.

           And in validation, here are the two most perfect cards as illustration.

osho zen tarot

“3 of Water: Emotions


You are becoming more and more available and open to the many opportunities that there are to celebrate in life, and to share this with others.

Let your hair down, take your shoes off, and start splashing in the puddles right now!  The party is happening all around you every moment.

10 of Rainbows: The Physical

We Are The World

This view, humanity being depicted as a rainbow of dancing beings, represents a time of communication, of sharing the riches that each of us bring to the whole, it shows us joined together in joy and gratitude.

When we recognize the common source of our humanity, the common origins of our dreams and longings, our hopes and fears, we are able to see that we are all joined together in the great miracle of existence.

When we can combine our tremendous inner wealth to create treasures of love and wisdom that is available to all, we are linked together in the exquisite patterns of eternal creation.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

From Me to You:

             These are the reasons I still have hope.  These are the messages which pull me out of my depression.  These are the signs I find inspiration in.  And to share them, that is what brings me joy.






6 thoughts on “Educated Observations

  1. Do not despair the end of Winter quite yet. You know what a tease February can be. The only constant is change, our choice is to embrace the changes and accept the challenges.

      1. By the way, I see by our local paper that it was simply February being a tease. 3 days of cold rain, and two days of snow are now in the forecast.

  2. I long for the heat while you dread it. Opposites, yet we have the same hopes. Being in the moment is popping up with frequency around here as well. I’m beginning to think it’s one of the ‘biggy’ lessons we’ll be working on all our lives. It is soooo easy to forget! (workingworkingworking)

    Curiosity got the cat and I looked up your planting zone. Good heavens, woman, you live in zone 8. No wonder you cook. I live in zone 5b/6a. And freeze my butt off for nearly 7 months of the year. You should move east, like to Bend. Or north to Alaska. 😀

    1. Never NEVER Bend! It is heinous. Scritchy. Dry. Ugly.
      And full of republicans.
      East won’t ever be an option. More West has always been my goal (for lifetimes).

      Also, if I could move (like, if I were alone and had no family), I’d have gone to Florence by now. And stayed.

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