To Adapt

             Many of us have difficulty with Change.  “New” is not always better, in our eyes.  (I, personally, prefer nearly everything from before 1900……)

             This past year or so has been nothing BUT upheaval and challenges and different for me, for my family.  But, I’ve also embraced much of it.

             I’m not “better” at dealing with Change, but I am learning the lessons of


             And since our journey here, this life we’ve mapped out, is all about the lessons, it’s beneficial to address our success as well as our less-than-successful experiences.

             There’s no such thing as mistakes, nor failure.  So, all of the aspects involved are worthwhile.  (Some simply feel more positive than others, that’s okay, perception is as unique as we are.)

             The Universe, in Its divine and infinite wisdom, has even given us this gift of validation.  As if to say, “hey, you’re doing well, keep up the good work!”


“Opportunity  ~

Release your ties to the past.

When you let go of the old,

you make room for the new.”

             While I’m not such a huge fan of “new” I do feel willing to accept these Opportunities for the promises that they are.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from  Instagram.

See this #tinyhouse? It's called The Vicarage, and it's some sort of #collectable (from #england, of course). Next to it, for size reference, is a #VotiveCandle. It's no bigger than a medium #pear. I found it in a #SecondHand shop recently. It called out to me (and was incredibly #inexpensive), so I brought it #home. Some days I just walk around the #SmallHouse we live in, enjoying our space, carrying my #vicarage, feeling it with my fingers, and cradling it in my hands. I like the #miniature detailed nature of it, and I really like living here. The two places are similar, linked. New post up, on the website. I'm expressing #gratitude and working to #destress. Join me? #MentalHealthAwareness #ChooseJoy #TarotCards #SelfCare #FromOurHomeToYours

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             I don’t always post when there are updates here; Social Media and I have a complicated relationship.  Sometimes there is crossover, sometimes not.  Sometimes it’s timely, sometimes it’s not.




             What I heard and saw this morning tells us that we’re still talking about Transition.  But now, it’s more mindful.  We are currently in that next chapter.  The Change has gotten underway.

             We’ve flipped the page, continuing our journey and moving forward, ahead, spiraling up and on.

             Again, it’s about Acceptance, but also/at the same time, it’s . . .

new and fresh.

            Because, as we’ve been hearing, the very nature of Life is to move, to learn, to grow.

              Not all newness is fabulous, this is true.  However, that’s how we heal.  And, yes.  We can heal from this.  We set it up, after all.

             Here is the good part, our daily draw steps in to remind us of how far we’ve already come.  Outside of our regular rotation right now, we’re being validated and acknowledged.

             The hard stuff does get easier.


“Epiphany  ~  18  ~  Higher Self

Inspiration, Breakthrough, Revelation, Divine Guidance

Congratulations!  You are finally ‘getting out of your head’ and connecting more directly with your soul.  The flow of communication between you and your Higher Self is strengthening daily, allowing you to directly access your Spirit Guides, Angels, and Spirit Teachers more readily.

As your contact with your Higher Self deepens, answers will suddenly plop into your consciousness like gifts from above.  Your ‘aha!’ moments will appear with greater frequency, like lightbulbs switching on in your head.  Over and over, you’ll find yourself in the right place at the right time.

Under the influence of your Higher Self, you are steadily becoming more spontaneous, dancing in synchronistic flow with life rather than swimming upstream against the current.  

Your Higher Self encourages you to unhesitatingly trust your vibes at all times.  Surrender your ego to them, and allow yourself to be gently led, rather than yielding to old ways of figuring things out.  

You are being gifted with endless spiritual direction and a deeper understanding of your soul’s journey.  Remain in constant dialogue with your Higher Self, and ask it to override your limited perceptions and keep you on your true path.  Then go with the flow.

Your Higher Self’s message:

Listen to me.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

THIS is what I’ve been listening to tonight.