On The Plus Side

             Living with Intention is the goal.  Being Purposeful, that’s where we want to be.  Walking in LovingKindness, our aim.  Honestly?  We know how challenging this all is.

             However, we KEEP trying.  We begin every day, fresh, ready to attempt it somemore.  We live perpetually in Hope.

             This week we are celebrating some family birthdays, and a family visit.  I am focusing on what a wonderful opportunity this is, I am not going to worry or stress or panic.  (See how I’m telling you all this?  I’m doing it INTENTIONALLY.)

             The reason, the message, right now is that we are surrounded by garbage humans disguised as leaders and people of power, we are dealing with tragedies (foreign, domestic, personal), we are facing so many scary and shitty things that we MUST aim towards Light, and Love, and Positive.  We truly must.  It’s the only way to survive and to help.

             Here’s what the Universe wants us to hear:

Rise Above

             We are being instructed to Choose Joy, to face the fears and keep moving forward.  Count our blessings, not our troubles.

             Even if it is simply a few moments alone with deep breathing.  So long as we are putting our Positives out there, we are making a difference. Be enraged about injustice, yes.  But also, sit in a Zen and Calm place, sending out Hope, be one of many who shares LovingKindness.

            Our (still incomplete) card altar brings the most perfect validation.  (And when my camera malfunctioned [again], I didn’t fall apart, I just kept going, I used something else, and I made it work.)

rise above

“Angel of Pleasure

Take Pleasure in the things you do.

The message for you today is to start to take pleasure in all the things you do.

It’s not all about hard work, achievement, and performance.  What is important is that you make the most of every moment in your life.

Start to do more things that bring you pleasure and that bring pleasure to those you love, work, study, and play with.

Try it.  You may be surprised to find that when things become pleasurable, you accomplish more, with less stress and effort.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is continuation of/original channeled whisper, in photo form, from my Instagram account.

             We took the baby on some errands, it was delightful.  But then, so is she.

Void/Valid

             There’s a concept in art (and decor of many types) that deals with the manipulation and utilization of blank areas.  Empty places which are intentionally not filled in.

             This is a difficult one for me, I’m a filler.  A boarder-line hoarder who needs to gather and keep.  I have a hard time letting go.  Of anything.

             What I’ve been learning though, as I study (gather and hoard!), is that the more we let go, the more opportunities we have to get MORE STUFF!

             Here’s what I woke up with today:

available space.

            When we leave some “space” (making areas more “available” and accessible) we are opening up our entire lives to more options.  This is why change and release are so VERY important.  We have to do it, or nothing new can come in.

             And what if the next new thing is BETTER than the crap we need to get rid of?  If we don’t do the releasing, (instead, hanging on to every scrap, never taking anything out to the curb) we can’t have fun new surprises and fabulous new opportunities.

             Because, this is a Universal Law.  True, there is an infinite amount of space and prosperity.  However, there is a finite amount which we can accept.

             Partly due to our physical limitations, but also it comes down to the impeded and crushing-under-its-own-weight atmosphere that is created when the world is spinning along freely, but we’re holding on with a white-knuckled death grip dragging our feet and screaming for everything to just STOP.

             An easy way to get started is by listening to our daily draw message.  While cleaning is decidedly NOT a fun task for me, that feeling when you’re finally fucking done, is kinda nice.

             (As I said, this is a process for me, too.  So don’t think I’m all “de-cluttered” – I am not even close.  What I am, is starting to understand it.)

have fun

“Angel of Pleasure  ~

‘Take pleasure in the things you do.’

The message for you today is to start to take pleasure in all the things you do.  It’s not all about hard work, achievements, and performance.

What is important is that you make the most of every moment in your life.  Start to do more things that bring you pleasure and that bring pleasure to those you love, work, and play with.

Try it.  You may be surprised to find that when things become pleasurable, you accomplish more, with less stress and effort.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Final FLP Report:

begins with this view.

license plates

Virginia

             And finishes with another Virginia, two separate Tennessees, an Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas, Arkansas, BC, two Floridas, a new York, and one new New Mexico.

            This feature has no officially come to an end.  Those changes I mentioned a few days ago?  Yeah, this is part of it.  As I said, I will absolutely keep you posted all along the way.

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In All Directions

             Ya know, these messages, how fascinating and educational they are.  (To us all.)  They just started showing up that one day.  Much like how I began to have spontaneous past life regressions.  Evidently, it was just the right time.

             Which is what we are going to look at right now: time.  Because we need to understand our relationship with being in the present.  It’s more important than we can even imagine.

Forward

and back

and now.

             Those are the words I heard.  And here is what it means.  We are being instructed to look back over our past lessons learned, and gaze forward to our future prospects (and heart’s desires), so that we may better comprehend what is happening in the exact now.

             And it makes sense.  We can certainly navigate our path better when we have good GPS and mapping on hand.  We are more able to sit with that healing aspect of mindfulness when we know WHAT will help the most.

             As well as, the added bonus of seeing and accepting the good in our present moments.

             Also, not only is this beneficial, but it’s another of those simple teaching methods that any one can utilize.  Any time, any where.

             To accompany this one, I was directed to leave our regular rotation around the card altar.  Now, I can see why.

how to heal with time, goddess of the sacred path

“Goddess Of The Sacred Path  ~

‘Let go of logic

and trust your intuition.’

This is a time to let go of what you think is logical and trust your feelings.  What is it that you would truly love to do or experience at this point in your life?

Imagine.  If you could do anything, what would it be?  The answer dwells in your heart, not in your mind.

This is because your heart holds your true essence, it is the gateway to your soul – whereas the mind dwells more within fears which often prevent us from fulfilling our true potential.

All is possible, when what you choose to do and experience, aligns with your true heartfelt purpose and dreams.  Trust your feelings.

 Start to keep a journal in which you express and explore all it is you would truly love to be, have, and do in life.  Do this lovingly and honestly and you will be gently guided along your sacred path.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddess Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is a special (and über thoughtful) gift from our good friend Delia.  Go look at THIS.  It’s just so SO beautiful.  So.  So.  Beautiful.  Thank you, Dee.  Again.

             (Edited to add:  just found out those photos are clickable, and they get larger.  The beauty of it all makes me cry from joy.)

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Heart’s Routine

             After a long time away, is there anything more comforting than driving that last mile or two towards our very own residence?  This was an incredibly fun trip.  Filled with a wonderful series of stops, packed full of family.

            And yet, that feeling, that sense of ease which begins to wash over us when we approach those final familiar turns before home comes in to view cannot be equaled.

             When I woke up this morning, that emotion was still with me from last night’s arrival.  But also, it was the attitude of it all that was given to me for our message.

In our element.

             If we do not have Sacred Space in which to recharge, in which to rest, in which to just be ourselves in our rattiest jammies, then we are doing our souls a disservice.  It needn’t be a mansion or a thousand acre ranch, although some would think that paradise.

             As long as we have SOME tiny quiet corner to call our own, then, we are able to relax.  And to relax, is to heal and to be whole.

oracle cards, god of indulgence,

“God of Indulgence  ~

‘It’s alright!  Stop beating yourself up;

A little indulgence, in balance, is healthy.’

It is wonderful to indulge in the things we love every once in a while; everything is fine in good measure, just don’t over do it.

Whether it is food, drink, or substances of any kind, relationships, or materials possessions, remember, excess of anything leads to some form of imbalance.  Yet at the same time, remember also that all is valid and all is love.

A little indulgence in some form or another is natural and even healthy, so don’t beat yourself up when you do indulge in those things you love, just be mindful.

Don’t deny yourself, just keep it in balance and when you do indulge try to do it in ways that nurture and nourish your spirit rather than cloud or suppress it.”

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, and Goddess Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s Sharing:

is THIS MAP of where we went earlier.  No, I’m still not counting anything (numbers have no place in my life), but this feature is still entertaining.  (Their fly-over option alone is worth the click.)