Altered Alignments

             Remember when we talked about how the only constant is Change, and how we need to learn about flexibility where Change is concerned?  Well, we’re back there now.

             Or rather, we’ve spiraled up to a new level of it.

             As we all know, the world is a fucking shit show.  So much is wrong.  So.  Much!

             On the other hand, some great progress is being made, and some wonderful new opportunities are arriving.  Always, there is Hope.

             Astrologically speaking, these big steps forward have been approaching for a while now, they are not a secret.  We’re sitting in the middle of a very large growth phase, a huge upset.  Globally, we are moving towards tremendous improvement.

             One of the reasons I’m so confident that things will get better is because, for me personally, there’s been some excellent progress.  Every time I allow the Universe to lead, I am directed in a completely positive way.

             Here is what we can focus on, what will help, and what will get us past the growing pains, on our way to Improvement:

Ever Advancing

             We are never going backwards.  We do not make mistakes.  We learn.  We advance.  We just do better!  (Yes, there are set-backs, we’re dealing with flawed humans.)

             The trick is to let go.  Then, re-aim at something even more than where we are now.  Fix a few key points, deal-breakers and must-haves, then . . . . .  release.

             It’s simple, but can be difficult.  The challenge we face is that our human brain can often fight against the spiritual side.  Be strong.  Then, allow the greatness to catch up.

             This was who called out to me for our validation.  It’s a wonderful number, too.  Ten is a new cycle.  And as we heard, spiraling ever upwards.

change happens

“The Arrow Master  ~  10

hitting the mark, intention, detachment

The Arrow Master appears to help you target your intentions and teaches you how to shoot straight for the stars.

The message is to be deliberate about focusing your dreams and desires with intention and about aligning your intentions with Spirit.

Then let them fly on the wind, directed by the Divine, until they reach their goal.

The only way to hit the target is to allow the arrow of your intention to fly unencumbered by your eagerness to see it travel exactly the way you want it to go.

You may think it needs to veer a certain way to reach your goal, but in the invisible realms, human power cannot make this happen.

The Divine has its own idea of how the arrow flies and upon what wind it’s carried.  Nonetheless, if you don’t shoot, you’ll never score.

This is a fortunate message as long as you remember the Law of Detachment.  If you do, then be assured that you are right on point!”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realms by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

 is to say that I am in the middle of a job move.   I set my intentions earlier, and the results have come in.  (Swiftly!)  More details soon; as this week progresses I’ll be working at the old place, while simultaneously training with the new.

             It will be very tiring, but I am feeling energized at taking this step.  Onward and upward!  (Also Outward, and down 5 blocks.)



Seeing Through The Clouds.

           I just put a comment on yesterday’s post, in response to Kris‘s remark about our backyard deck (thank you Megan, now I keep typing “dick“).  Today it’s all about my favorite saying of Sylvia’s, when you lose your purse, she can tell you exactly where it is, but if she loses hers, it’s gone.  She has to go buy a new one.  That has been me the past few days (or more).  I get disconnected from my own messages and need someone else to plug me back in.  Frustrating.  In the extreme.

            It’s a life lesson, I know this, but sometimes it’s just difficult to get the clarity we need.  Without outside assistance that is.  There are points in our lives where we just feel as though we have bashed smack in to a brick wall.  Unless we have a friend who can come up and help us get past (or around) the barrier, we continue to bang our head into it.  It’s the same with our daily draw today, for me.  I looked at the card and immediately wanted to toss it out, picking one that was “better” or “more fun” or … something.

            I did notice that attitude, so, bonus me.  Now I just need to figure out why things like this irritate me.  Once I get beyond the “that’s just stupid” reaction, I can move on, learning as I go (and sharing with you, of course).  So we are starting with that today.

   “Your Reputation  ~

People may try to ruin your reputation, and this can hurt.  But remember that it can only hurt your feelings.  The world will forget, so don’t hold on to bad publicity or what others say.  You and God know the truth, so let the rest go.”

              (As always, when we get a definition that uses words that are not comfortable for you, substitute with something that has a better fit.)

             In self-analyzing this, I see that my automatic reaction is “of course we let that crap go.”  Because I have lived my entire life not really caring what others think of me.  (You know what I mean, not like family and loving relationships, but “oh what will the neighbors think?” type of shit.)  So I am on the offensive when I see “reputation” right away.  “What reputation?  I’m just me!”  Then I need to back up, and look at this from another perspective.

           Actually I kinda DO have a reputation.  I want folks to respect the work I do, want others to see that I am worthy of charging a fee for my services.  I’ve studied, I’ve learned my craft.  I am damn good at what I do.  My work matters!  (As does yours, that goes without saying.)  Does this mean I have to care what other people think of me?  Not really, but I will make a point of being more positive in my attitude.  If not with my knee-jerk reactions.

          We can’t control our feelings; our emotions are valid.  We jump when we hear a loud noise if we are not expecting it.  We get creeped out when a mouse or a bug runs in front of us.  There are simply things in life that we cannot control.  What we CAN do is follow up our impulse with a rational response.  The loud noise was not a gun shot to our body, it was a car backfiring or an idiotic person with too many left-over fireworks.  The bug or mouse is part of nature.  Once we have examined our gut reactions, we can look deeper at our responses.

           That’s what I have to do here.  Take the oars and row along peacefully, being in control of my boat and not letting the current pull me over the waterfalls so I crash and splinter into a big hideous mess.   That issue I was mulling over and lobbing around is still in my head right now.  I took out the cards today and tried to come up with an answer, a decision, a course for my boat to sail.

          It did help clarify my mind somewhat, but I still need to discuss it with others.  Go over the pros and cons, step away from the shriek and startled feeling.  Let go of the worry over whether I do or do not have a reputation to uphold.  I don’t think I need to go out and buy a new purse now though.  But I do need to heed the messages I am getting and simple them down into an understandable lesson.  Then, I can set this situation aside and move forward.  Knowing that I did my best and kept my radio tuned in clearly.

Late night update:  Just as I hit Publish tonight, Emmy sent me this.  The message said, “8 days later.”