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.



Appropriately Favorable

             Today our message began with colours.  Autumnal shades, to be exact.  Even though, all around us we are looking at spring greens (and in many places, here included, it’s more about the soggy wet grays and blues).

             I was shown some deep burnt orange shades, and a faded golden yellow.  With these loud words:

an open door.

             The image was of us being observant, aware, answering the call.  Like this opportunity is merely a knock away.  We are being presented with some choices and select chances of greatness.

             We need do nothing more than keep our awareness honed and at the ready.  See, hear, watch, listen…… there will be signs.  There will be messages.  Our job right now is to notice them.

             And then, make the best of them.  Utilize what is being handed to us.  Don’t let this gift slip past.


           We’re being encouraged to walk down that road, take the next step, flow with what comes our way.  That’s what the Universe wants us to pay attention to.  That’s where our next great adventure will be.


I am open to new opportunities.

I am able to decide on the right opportunities for me to learn and grow.

I attract the right opportunity at the right time.

I have complete clarity.


Big Wide Open Results

             When we talk about opportunity, we’re really talking about our own forward momentum.  We know that we’re traveling along this path, but do we ever know where the fuck we’re going?

             I mean, sometimes we catch a glimpse, and it’s inspiring as hell.  But then, the clouds come in, the sky lowers, and we’re fumbling down that pot-holed, shitty flooded street again.

             Then we have to rest.  Sit on the curb, or duck into a protected doorway if the rains arrive.  While we wait out this latest storm, new ideas pop up.  Brilliant thoughts of our possible future.

All The Options!

             Sure, we could follow up on many of them.  But will we?   Do we have the stamina to take All The Chances?  Or, should we lean here, holding our umbrella, and  wait for another chance?

             Inspiration is everywhere.  And it’s much less flashy than we imagine.  Mostly, it’s in the reality of where we are now.  In the simple views out the kitchen window.  In the bus driver’s smile, or the friend’s comforting hug.

             Let’s look at where our daily draw is taking us, in connection to this message.  There’s always hope and there’s always a choice.  And weather, not always an option, but always a factor.

             (Also, one person’s dream destination is another individual’s living hell, just sayin’.)


“Dry Desert  ~  31  ~

‘Dig deep for inspiration and truth.

Now is the time to become resilient and adaptable.’


Is your life presenting you with opportunities that seem to yield nothing?  Have your ideas dried up?  Does it feel like you’re on an endless journey through a dry, hot, lifeless desert?

This card reminds you that there are times when you are meant to become resilient as you journey through harsher circumstances.  You’re being required to conserve your energy – until, after consistent effort, you reach the oasis you are searching for.

Consider the creatures that live in these conditions: they have adapted to thrive in spite of the outer environment.  In a desert, water – essential for life – can be found deep underground.

Go deep within yourself now . . . find your truth there.  Let Spirit sustain you while you locate the real Source.  Whatever it is that you are asking about will not be found in the conditions you are in until you move past the surface of things and choose to do the real work and discover the answers deep within you.

This may not seem like the productive time, but looks are deceiving.  This is a most important place to find what’s truly right for you.


The subject of your inquiry is barren and can’t give you anything right now.  No matter how beautiful and seductive the shimmering glow of a mirage, this is the illusion.

When the Dry Desert card is reversed, it is a warning not to be hypnotized into thinking you will achieve your desire.  This well is empty.

Consider the gift here, though . . . know that while this is not the right place, person, or circumstance for you at this moment, it means that something better, more fulfilling, and life sustaining is coming.

Celebrate the warning and be grateful.”

Today’s Deck:

Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s FLP Report:

shows that the students are back from Spring Break, and they drove a long damn ways to get here.  One each: Kentucky, Wyoming, Arkansas, Michigan, Illinois (in SUCH an illegal plate frame), Kansas, Tennessee, and Missouri.