This Altered Now

             The feelings I have about Summer aren’t what they used to be.  So much has changed in our lives.  Very little looks as it once did.  Metaphorically, as well as physically.

             As a child, and then a young mother, I adored the idea of no schedules, no school, no rain, no constraints.  The all-too brief season of heat was what I lived for all through the rest of the year.

             Now, well now I’m just hot.  Now I’m working.  Now the weather no longer has much to do with my day, or even my night.

             Still, we want to remark on the moment.  We want to recognize the turning of the wheel.  We want to remind ourselves that each season is special and important.

             On Tuesday night, at 9:12 p.m. I will stop, and I will acknowledge that brief occasion, that ticking minute, when Spring has gone, and Summer has arrived.  I will stand in the longest day of the year and I will Choose Joy above all else.  No matter the temperate, no matter the circumstances.

             Our message is just this.  Be aware of time.  Sit with our experiences and feel our emotions.

             There is value in reflecting and savoring our memories.  There is also honest need to step forward into our next chapter, with appreciation of where we are, where we have been, and where we are going.

             In validation, we have this beautiful card altar draw.

oracle of the mermaids

“Endurance  ~  43  ~  Keep going!

Like these mermaids, you are reaching an important stage of your journey, and it is essential that you continue.  There will be times when you feel like you have had enough and you wish to suddenly stop moving . . . . to sink, rather than to swim.

But the mermaids are here to ask you to continue swimming, tired though you may be, full of doubt though you may feel.  The second part of your strength is readying itself, and will come through, just exactly when you need it to.

Keep going.  You are strong.  You will go so much further than you currently believe that you can!

This is not the time to run back, or to allow the waters to take you.

This is the time to continue the journey you committed to.

You must keep going.  Eyes forward, intentions focused.  Purpose clear.  Re-commit.

And keep going!”

Today’s Deck:

Oracle of The Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish

Today’s Sharing:

is this quote I recently came across on Instagram.

Do no harm, 

and take no shit.





             What we began with yesterday’s message, was a jumping-off point for what I was shown today.  The Tortoise And Hare fable wasn’t the image I saw, but it was what the scenes reminded me of, and what they represented.

Steady forward momentum.

             When we set our goal, then make (loose!) plans for getting it in  motion, we’ve started a process.  We have prepared for the next turning point in our journey.

              As we travel along, keeping this intention in mind, continuing the actions and attitude which will aid in its manifestation, well then, that’s some impressively steady progress.

             For more encouragement, let’s look at our daily draw.  Still within the regular rotation around our card altar, we are being shown that this recommended method is exactly the way to keep ourselves balanced and on the correct path.

"Stress  ~ 7  ~  Fire: Action  ~"

Stress ~
7 ~ Fire: Action ~

             Appearing in the Contrary position, we’re being reminded of how well we CAN manage the chaos and stress in our lives.  We’ve already begun to do exactly that by our forward momentum.

             We are stronger than whatever it is we are facing, or trying to juggle.  Our balance is not as precarious as the character in this illustration.  By staying calm and keeping our focused intention, we won’t be anything like these guys.

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Today’s Sharing:

is this view, from my living room, not an hour ago.

Do we look like we're having fun?  Because we ARE!

Do we look like we’re having a good time? Because we ARE!

             Thanks, Karen Buys, for coming down to have dinner with us.  Don’t forget: Fun and Self-Care!