Inspiringly

             In my head lately has been very much a “perspective, appreciation, gratitude attitude” mantra.  It’s like chimes, ringing and singing.  Over and over.

             As I look around at what hasn’t been finished, at all of the numerous tasks still incomplete, the enormous amount of unpacked boxes, the precarious stacks of not-put-away household items, it all feels defeating.   But that truly only lasts a brief moment.

             Almost immediately, like right away practically, I hear the sounds of “change perspective, appreciate what IS done, embrace the endless small gifts and blessings” in soft gentle tones.  I am uplifted, and not quite so overwhelmed, as I tune in and set aside the unnecessary concerns.

             In fact, this post is an entire day late because in our moving the cord to charge my camera battery has disappeared.  I can’t upload anything, can’t take photos.  I’d use my phone, but this PC is so old that the process for downloading images no longer actually works.  So.  I stopped worrying about it all.

             Today, as we sorted and cleaned, donated and stored, we came across three playing cards.  I found an image on-line of the one which fell out first, and face-side up.

Ace of Clubs, or, in the Tarot: Wands

             This sign of new life validates all that I’ve been hearing, it goes perfectly with the messages I’ve been receiving.  An Ace is always a new start, and with Wands, their very definition is primal energy, inspiration and spirituality.  This suit personifies intuition and creativity.

             One of the most distinct things the Universe wants us to know is that nothing is black, nothing is white.  All of everything blends and melds in shades of gray, tones of color layers we can see reflected in nature.

             Especially as we move towards Beltane, the fiery and explosive holiday of Life’s celebrating all that is wild and good and beautiful.  We can see it out every window, in every yard and park, there is life, there is hope, there are the blessings around us.

              All we have to do is observe and appreciate, welcome and participate.

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Acceptance Lessons, with Action

             As previously discussed (repeatedly), we all know that I don’t have an excellent relationship with Time.  We have different ideas of success, Time and I.

           We have different goals.  I’ve come to accept this.  Me and Time, not always on the same page.

             What I’m learning, too (because EVERYTHING is a fucking lesson!), is that this challenge, this agree-to-disagree situation with Time, it’s fine.  For right now, we, Time and I, we can continue to not necessarily see eye-to-eye.  Nothing tragic will happen.

             And this is where our message is taking us, through time, and in to:

Patience.

             Because truthfully?  Shit just takes as long as it takes.  If we miss one chance?  Another will roll around.

             It’s never “too late” – nothing is a mistake.  Every experience and situation can teach us something.  Every relationship and interaction is beneficial.

             In the end (spoiler alert, Universal Truth: there is no end), Time moves forward, as do we.

             So, if it feels like we need to go faster/slower, do something sooner/something is taking too damn long, or however our humanity is manifesting timely dissatisfaction, all we have to remember is that, Time has a clock.  But we, we have a soul.

             Once we accept (with patience and tolerance and a wee bit of grace) that timing is NOT everything, our own inner ticking will become quieter and the true songs of lovingkindness and joy will become easier to hear.

             At first glance, this draw I was directed to, might not seem like the most perfect validation.  The opposite perhaps.  But as we read closely, it will become obvious that it certainly is ideal.  Even timely!

taking-action

“Taking Action  ~

‘I enthusiastically embrace life’s boundless possibilities.’

Card meaning:

Don’t hesitate!  Whatever you’ve been putting off, now is the time to act.

Stand tall, raise your fists to the sky, and leap into action.  Break out the champagne, for victory is in reach.

The Universe wants you to know:

Action creates momentum.  Whatever you have been wishing and waiting for, this is the right time to move forward without looking back.

Quicken your spirit by taking action now.  Even if you have to face your fears in order to do so, look them in the eye with a calm and clear gaze and forge ahead.

The action you take now will reap immense rewards in the future.

Questions to ask yourself:

In what area of my life should I take action now?  What blocks me from action, and how can I overcome this?  What is the most direct action that will yield the greatest result?

Affirmation:

I enthusiastically embrace life’s boundless possibilities.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

 is this view from the February page of my OutHouses.

out-houses

So simple, and so classic.

             Every one of these is better than the last!  This calendar, it definitely makes me happy.  And that really needs to be a priority, for all of us.

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Conscientiously Present

             Over our time together here, we’ve received thematic messages, as well as repeated ones.  And we know that whatever type show up, they are all relevant.

             What I’ve been hearing the past few days (along with a place name, which I still haven’t figured out yet), could possibly be filed under both categories mentioned.

             This is the first part of it:

Here

Now

             Which I believe is saying that we are supposed to notice and practice our Acceptance lessons.  (Focus on what we DO have, not what you DON’T.)

             Personal example time.  I (might!) have a tendency to complain about how much I dislike our house.  Well, hello?!  I have a fucking house!

             It’s a fine dwelling.  It’s roomy, and all of my crap is in it.  Key component here?  To turn that bitching around.  Show some gratitude for all that this gift brings.

             End result: I am not homeless.  And neither are my belongings (of which, I have many).

             But then, there’s more.

Here 

Now

             This is about the entirety of Mindfulness.  Even as I’m immersed in (bombarded by!) this new job-training, I am making the effort to stop, to breathe, to find a Quiet Moment.

             Being present can be accomplished with a tiny bit of work, also it’s beyond simple.  Everyone can do it.  It’s free.  And, more importantly, it’s good for us.

             The thing is, we forget.  So, here is our reminder.  Arriving at the perfect time.

             Not at all coincidentally, I was directed to this stack.  Validation.  Always nice.

silence

“Silence  ~

Rest your mind.

Silence is good self-care.”

             We can, and should, find those quiet spots.  Like enough sleep, it’s for our own good.  And when we are good, so are those who care about us.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Oracle Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Sharing:

is this affirmation by Louise Hay, with an accompanying bonus photo, from the front of my refrigerator.

I have clarity of vision and purpose.

My inner knowledge constantly directs me to ways that are for my highest good.”

self-care

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Incoming

             Believe me when I say that I’m learning my lessons at a glacial pace.  Reframing, acceptance, positivity, and changing every-fucking-thing you’ve ever been taught is damn difficult.  (Spice that shit up with addiction and disorders aplenty, yee haw!)

              Each new day though, I get up.  And I begin again.  I try harder.  I ask more questions.  I look for more help.  I seek more knowledge.  I apply what I can and I share what I come across.

               Today’s message reminds us of one short-cut, a nice simple suggestion that truly always comes through.  It’s a singular method of sustaining that carries us along for the duration.

             Here’s what I heard:

receivership

              As in, to accept whatever is sent, with arms flung wide.  Because when we set down those old, worn-out/no-longer-working constructs and ideas, we make space for what really helps.

             Sure, it’s about Release, still/again.  But it’s also this gentle nudge in a more beneficial direction. Possibly a route we didn’t even know existed.

             We can’t see ALL the options.  We can however, be in a more open state of mind, available to view potential once it has been made visible.

              Since we know that there is a universal connection, on our card altar right now is the exact validation to show this particular point, from yet ANOTHER angle.

acceptance

“Unexpected Visitors  ~  41  

‘If you expect the unexpected, you’ll be prepared for miracles.’

Detours, surprises, and paradigm shifts . . .expect the unexpected.  No matter how detailed your plans are, and how clear you believe the road ahead to be, there are times when the best plans are waylaid by unforeseen circumstances.

At first, detours may seem inconvenient, but a surprise turn of events signals that the adventure of life is beginning to get interesting.

No one can plan for synchronicity – for fate and destiny to meet – except Spirit, who knows what you can’t comprehend for now.  

Life is full of surprises, so stay on your toes and enjoy this exciting new adventure you weren’t expecting.  There is a plan for your life that may not match up with your agenda.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing: 

is THIS contribution, just so we have a head’s up.  (And, it explains a lot, for me personally.  A.  Lot.)

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Raw and Real Recognition

             We took the day off, left town.  (I know!)  Heading towards some forests and falls that I’d never seen before.  We’re in a drought, so water levels were low.

             Still, every stop we made was more lovely than the last.  I truly do live in a beautiful and wild place.

lane county oregon

             Here’s what I heard as we explored and rested and snacked and enjoyed:

This is what we get.

             Our adventures are about acceptance and appreciation.  Did we see the ocean on this daytrip?  No. Was what we did experience just as terrific and wonderful and necessary?  Without a doubt.

             And that’s what the Universe wants us to remember.  Here we are.  Because here is where we are currently supposed to be.

             Also, who we are.  We’re doing what we’re doing and being who we’re being because it’s right and appropriate at this moment.

lane county oregon

             It’s a gift.  This journey.  One in which we learn and grow and evolve and experience and share.

             Hold it.  Keep it in your heart.  Store it in your soul.  This is what we get.

Today’s Resources:

me,

and Wildwood Falls.

Today’s Sharing:

is to send you HERE, so that you can see me in action, literally receiving this very message.  And HERE for some pure nature.  Plus, HERE for one more view.

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