Answers and Alleviation

             The past few weeks I’ve been feeling increasingly overwhelmed.  As in the way of all all things, (see last post re: thinking and being), the Universe stepped in.  Pun unintentional, but highly appropriate.

             Wanna guess who had to make a visit to Urgent Care and got sent home with instructions to stay off her feet for the next 4 days? Yeah, this witch.

             The eclipse, politics, Mercury retrograde, debt, work problems, increasingly painful edema, and now a new (wtf?) foot situation.  It was just adding up to equal: too much.

             I went to see a medical professional and she shut it all down.   She became the voice of Source.  She said, “no more” and she was the last word.

             Thanks, Powers That Be.  I’m listening.  And now, I’m staying home, elevating my lower appendages, practicing Self-Care, and being here in the small house which is now our home.

             As I paid attention to what the signs were telling me, I heard this:

Timelessness

             We have many lives, many chances, many adventures.  If it all doesn’t get done RIGHT NOW that’s fine.  We have tomorrow.  We have next week.  We have next year, and all the years/tomorrows after that.

             We are being reminded that the Journey is where our focus needs to lie.  Aim for the enjoyment, the lesson, the tiny moment of pleasure.

             Once again, it’s about being present.  Being in this time.  And if some shit has to be transferred to tomorrow’s list (or some tomorrows in the future) that’s perfectly okay.  We’ll get there.  We always do.

            Time does not “run out” nor does it disappear.  It wrinkles, it rolls over, it moves along, it meanders down its own path.

             And as a validation, we see that it also turns like a wheel.

robin wood wheel of fortune

Wheel of Fortune  ~10  ~ reversed

             Or, as I like to read them, with a tweak.  This view shows us that we’ve all been around block.  We’ve seen the ups and downs.

             What changes is not the Wheel, but how we see it.  There are lean times and times of plenty.  There are times when we feel like we need a break, and then, maybe we can go on a vacation/take a day trip/slip off for a nap.

             A new cycle has begun, and we are rolling around in the middle of it.  Transitions surround us.  The dust has begun to settle.  We’re finding our groove after having lost the beat.

             Basically, no matter what today feels like, we know tomorrow is there.  An opportunity.  A new fresh day, filled with potential.  Time turns, it is gifted to us.  We can choose to embrace it, or not.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Resources:

Robin Wood Tarot and me

Today’s Sharing:

is this affirmation.  It seemed to be exactly what we needed.

intention

             Be Well, my loved ones.  Because here we are now, exactly as we are, the perfect amount.

 

 

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Make, Materialize, Manifest

             Some of us are letter people, some feel more comfortable with numbers.  I have a new co-worker, who, like me, is all about the words.

             We’ve been having a great time lately discussing, examining, and laughing over etymology, creative speech, literature, and language.

             And in the way of all things “me” this (obviously!) drove us directly into our message here.

Think, say, create.

             What we talk about, what words we use in our heads, and later outloud, they matter.  They have value and weight.

             We manifest what we say we’re going to.  Whether it’s positive or negative.  We create it, by thinking it, by saying it, by talking about it, by writing about it.

            We bring to life exactly what we’re thinking and what we’re speaking.  This is a Universal truth.

             All we need to do?  Simply remember that fact.  Because it’s happening, constantly, continuously, whether we realize it or not.  Much better to know it, and to shape it in a more useful and loving manner than to stay on a path of not-what-we-want.

             And if we’re concerned we can’t take control of our thoughts, our ideas?  Well, we can always ask for help.  Which will lead us to the answer we’ve been given here (in the form of one of my most favorite images).

mermaid manifestation

“Protection

‘You, your loved ones, and your possessions are safe and protected by Heaven!’

Your prayers and questions, which ask for safety and protection, have been heard and answered.  Any attacks or threats are now a thing of the past, washed away with the tide of Heavenly love.

This love is clearing way your insecurities so that you can feel totally safe.

When you ask the angelic realm to watch over you, your loved ones, your home, and your belongings, your prayers are instantly answered.

There is no hesitation nor delay – it’s done as soon as you ask.

Your energies can now be directed in meaningful and creative ways, with your mind clear of worries.  Feel secure.  Enjoy your day!”

Today’s Deck:

Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is the following view from Instagram.  A portion of our family had to go be with other members of the family. I stayed home.

             (It is never a hardship for me to be spend time in my own company, in fact, it seems as though, for this entire incarnation, I’ve been trying to get some alone hours.)

             As our card said, enjoy the day!

 

 

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Resting and Roaming

             All of the images and visions I’ve received lately have to do with how we are best served by BEING in this current moment and understanding how no moment lasts forever.

             While at the same time, the Universe is reminding us of how we are here for the Journey.  The TRIP is the point, not the “end” of our adventure.  Because in truth, what we perceive as the end, isn’t.

             Feel free to hum and sing with this one:

As we travel along . . . . .

             To simultaneously be still and acknowledge movement would seem impossible.  And yet, that’s kind of our goal.

             We know we’re all excursion-ing on the path, but we also try really hard to appreciate our now.  Sound conflicting?  I agree.

             I’m told though, it’s completely do-able.

             On our (still-not-finished) card altar, we have been gifted the perfect validation.  Because, of course we have.

journey messages

“Expecting Miracles

‘Miracles are blossoming in my life.’

Card Meaning:

Majestic wonders are unfolding for you, even as you read this.  Watch for them and embrace them.

The more you become aware of the small marvels in your life, the more they will grow in magnitude around you.

The Universe wants you to know:

What is expected tends to be realized.  Expect miracles in your life.

Celebrate and cherish them when they appear, no matter how small they may seem.

Let go of fear and expectations; allow the Creator to solve your challenges in mysterious ways.  Don’t limit the ways in which you think miracles can appear in your life.

Know that you can be the miracle in the life of another.

Questions to ask yourself:

How can I be even more open to miracles blossoming in my life?  What are the miracles that are occurring now or are coming in the future?  How am I a miracle for others?

Affirmation:

Miracles are blossoming in my life.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my tiny house hallway.

summer out-house

             The heat of summer continues here, as we pass Lammas and Lughnasadh.  Brown more prevalent than green around us now.   I’m not editorializing, merely stating facts.  The Wheel of the Year turns.  And we ride along.

 

 

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With a bow on top.

            We’ve all had the conversation about our Attitude of Gratitude.  Or, lack thereof.  Prepare yourselves, it’s popped up again this week.

            During the winter holidays, and even around someone’s birthday, we hear so much in regards to the “spirit” of giving/the thought that counts, and where those concepts come from.  Discussion is endless, sadly, action is not always the commodity we have enough of.

             (It’s just sometimes so easy to fall back into the complaining mode!)

             Setting our minds in this direction, the Universe would like us, please, to focus on:

gifts

             Our very existence is a gift.  Our relationships…. gifts.  Being fortunate enough to own a home, or a car, or a bike.  All gifts.  Having clothes, food, phones, a job: gifts gifts gifts.

             When we look with eyes of appreciation, instead of lack (or misguided need), we can truly see how extremely lucky we are.

             It’s hot here, I’m miserable (and cranky and über uncomfortable all the time).  The weather is going to get even hotter in the next week.  I am searching for the blessings.  I am also still searching for the shit that got lost in our move.

             Right now, the good absolutely outweighs the bad, and I feel so VERY grateful for that.  It’s just, as you well know, challenging!

             I was directed to a certain deck for this post.  But, I can’t find it.  Instead, I’ve been poking around in my archived images.  This is what we are supposed to see right now.

gratitude

             Not my photograph, but it captures the feeling which is being channeled through me, to you.  Gratitude.  Gifts.  Love.  See it, see the blessings.   See what we have, not what we’re missing.

             Then, say thank you.

Today’s Resources:

me.  And a view from years ago.

Today’s Sharing:

is to tell everyone that in the past week, guests as well as other staff at my hotel, have been gifting me in such a generous and abundant way; I simply have to cry, because I don’t know how else to react.

             I’ve received, an artistically crafted nautilus fossil necklace, a hand-crocheted afghan, a special container of my favorite foreign tea, an Oregon cherry truffle, a beautiful bakery cupcake, and a solid handshake (from a [previously very grumpy] man who told me that it was HIS pleasure to meet me and spend time with me).

             I was expecting none of this, it just seems to keep happening.  For all of it, I am humbly grateful.

 

 

 

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How Dynamic We Are

             As you may know, I have a “day” job.  One of my tasks, pretty much on an hourly basis (if not more often), is giving my opinion.

             Travelers ask what I think.  They ask about the campus.  They ask about local sights and events.  They ask me, and this is the number one question, where I think they should eat dinner.

             I have two quick answers.  Because: distance from our hotel, and quality.  Generally the people asking me this question have high expectations.

             I don’t let them down.  I deliver.  And that’s because these two restaurants, which I always recommend, never let ME down.

             Our message today has to do with tuning in to, and following along with, those instincts we’re all born with.  It’s about being ourselves, our sacred selves.

             The Universe would like to remind us that we are powerful beings.  We have strength.  We have compassion.  We have an inner knowing.  We have

 Spiritual Fortitude

             To honour the fact that we all come from Source, and will return back to Source, we need to remember our Divine Value.  When I make those recommendations, I am confident. I know the food and service will be remarkable, in a good and healing way.  The experience with be positive.

             In other aspects of my life?  I falter.  I fall down.  I waver.  I fail.  I am flawed.  But in the areas where I know?  I stand strong.  I am bold.

             This encourages me.  It helps me to help those who ask for my assistance, or my guidance.  Or, my recommendations.

             The perfect validation has appeared on our (still incomplete) card altar.  Sadly, the guidebook went missing in this move.  So, I’m going to take my own advice and type out what comes through me, with confidence and strength of knowing.

sacred selves

“Life Review

Archangel Jeremiel:

‘Take inventory of your life, and resolve to change or heal anything that is unbalanced.’ “

             It can be simple.  We make it more complicated.  Where there is negativity, remove it.  Where there is unhappiness, let the sorrow go.  Where we find ourselves uncomfortable, move on.

             It might be a VERY difficult choice.  But when we look back, do we WANT to say we spent all of that time suffering?  Or do we want to enjoy all the moments that we can?

Today’s Deck:

Archangels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Additional Resources:

me.

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that I know you’re curious.  Here are the two restaurants,

Cafe Soriah and Davis.  Both names, clickable links to their websites.

             Last night, I was treated to a gorgeous meal at Soriah, made (specifically for me!) by the owner and executive chef himself.  It was so amazing, I cried.  He was beyond kind and generous; the food and service  were extraordinary.

 

 

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