There is a running joke in our family about being in a hurry.  My grandfather would get enormously stressed out about “going” – then, once we’d arrived, he was all in a rush to get home.  (There was no one waiting at home, we were all there, with him!)

             My mom does, it now.  Apparently the mantle has been passed.

             I’ve been thinking about this lately as my priorities change, my needs and necessities evolve, my day-to-day living alters and transforms.

             We all know that our time here, wearing these bodies, is the journey, not the destination.  Living intentionally, being in the moment, savoring our experiences and our time with loved ones (or time alone, if that is the choice), it gives us purpose, it (hopefully) brings us joy.  It helps us to be appreciative.

             The Universe would like us to remember that primarily, this is about our

getting there.

             To travel a road, whether spiritual or physical, is to move forward.  If we don’t pay attention, either to the traffic or to the beauty, we miss out.  And potentially crash.

             To constantly complain, be in a rush, and never enjoy the here, the now, the moment we’re in, is cheating ourselves of these gifts.  It’s removing the point of this adventure.

             Of course we also have to be aware of current events and paying the bills.  But, at the same time, we can most certainly keep ourselves focused on mindfulness, and not on the rush to get nowhere fast.

              Our ladies of the cards show us incredible validation again,  Because, or course they do.  Be particularly aware of the portion talking about why our soul has chosen this exact message.

mother tongue

“Diana  ~

Queen Of The Wilderness

‘The language of the natural world is a frequency of love.

This is my mother tongue.’

Who She Is:

Diana represents the call to embody a more primal connection to the wildness which exists within.   The goddess Diana was worshiped in the ancient Roman religion that originated in Italy.

She is the daughter of Jupiter and Latona, born on the island of Delos with her twin brother, Apollo, god of the sun.

The temple of Diana in Rome dates back to the 6th century B.C.E.  She was the protectress and patroness of the lower classes and slaves who could seek sanctuary on her sacred ground, and in her buildings.

The temple to Diana in Ephesus (also attributed to the Greek goddess Artemis) was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.  It took 220 years to construct . . .

The most famous place to worship Diana was in the sacred grove of oak trees on the shores of Lake Nemi near Rome.  Out in nature, connected to the earth and to the wild animals which roam freely across it, here she is the huntress with her golden bow and arrows.

She is the independent, free-spirited goddess who communes with the moon, the natural world, and all of those who cannot speak for themselves.

When Your Soul Selects Her Card:

Sometimes the answer is the simple, elemental need to just walk barefoot in the grass, or, even better, the mud.  Sometimes we get so caught up in what’s happening (or what isn’t happening) that we forget to just be.

We forget that there is a tremendous power surging up from the earth wanting to take whatever energy is no longer serving us.  We forget that we can commune with the trees, those ancient protectors and elders whose language comes with the help of the wind and the slow soft caress touching our cheek.

Answers sometimes need to come from the basic desire of the body to feel grounded here on earth.  

If we open ourselves up to it, we can connect to the wisdom in the natural world even if we live far from it.  Even if we are deep in the heart of the busiest city, a sign on the a bus, a logo on a t-shirt, or a card someone sends us my carry an image of the animal who wants to reach us.

Or we may be visited by possum on the fire escape, a hawk on the window ledge.  We don’t have to be in the wilderness to access the wisdom of the natural world.

The wilderness is within us; we are part of it.  There’s so much more we can receive from the wordless life all around us.  We just have to develop the heart to can hear it.

Soul-Voice Meditation:

What spirit animal has medicine or a message to give me in this moment?


The language of the natural world is a frequency of love.

This is my mother tongue.”

Today’s Deck:

The Divine Feminine Oracle by Meggan Watterson and Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman





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