How Dynamic We Are

             As you may know, I have a “day” job.  One of my tasks, pretty much on an hourly basis (if not more often), is giving my opinion.

             Travelers ask what I think.  They ask about the campus.  They ask about local sights and events.  They ask me, and this is the number one question, where I think they should eat dinner.

             I have two quick answers.  Because: distance from our hotel, and quality.  Generally the people asking me this question have high expectations.

             I don’t let them down.  I deliver.  And that’s because these two restaurants, which I always recommend, never let ME down.

             Our message today has to do with tuning in to, and following along with, those instincts we’re all born with.  It’s about being ourselves, our sacred selves.

             The Universe would like to remind us that we are powerful beings.  We have strength.  We have compassion.  We have an inner knowing.  We have

 Spiritual Fortitude

             To honour the fact that we all come from Source, and will return back to Source, we need to remember our Divine Value.  When I make those recommendations, I am confident. I know the food and service will be remarkable, in a good and healing way.  The experience with be positive.

             In other aspects of my life?  I falter.  I fall down.  I waver.  I fail.  I am flawed.  But in the areas where I know?  I stand strong.  I am bold.

             This encourages me.  It helps me to help those who ask for my assistance, or my guidance.  Or, my recommendations.

             The perfect validation has appeared on our (still incomplete) card altar.  Sadly, the guidebook went missing in this move.  So, I’m going to take my own advice and type out what comes through me, with confidence and strength of knowing.

sacred selves

“Life Review

Archangel Jeremiel:

‘Take inventory of your life, and resolve to change or heal anything that is unbalanced.’ “

             It can be simple.  We make it more complicated.  Where there is negativity, remove it.  Where there is unhappiness, let the sorrow go.  Where we find ourselves uncomfortable, move on.

             It might be a VERY difficult choice.  But when we look back, do we WANT to say we spent all of that time suffering?  Or do we want to enjoy all the moments that we can?

Today’s Deck:

Archangels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Additional Resources:

me.

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that I know you’re curious.  Here are the two restaurants,

Cafe Soriah and Davis.  Both names, clickable links to their websites.

             Last night, I was treated to a gorgeous meal at Soriah, made (specifically for me!) by the owner and executive chef himself.  It was so amazing, I cried.  He was beyond kind and generous; the food and service  were extraordinary.

 

 

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Ready and Rockin’

             Once more, we are being asked to gaze about for signs of how we can serve.  To look within and without, finding those who (including ourselves) may need a helping hand.

             Our assistance is required at this time, said the Universe to me this morning.  (And seriously, who the hell am I to argue?  Remember, I’m just the radio here.)

Communal Support

             When we are open, and receptive, that’s when our lessons are the easiest.  That’s when they are more like blessings in our perception.  It’s also when we hear and see the most.

             Today, the scenes I was shown were not so much about a struggle, as they were emotionally deep.  Our community needs us to be whole, WE need us to be whole.

            How are we to help others, support our tribe, if we are not hearty and hale?  Mentally, as well as physically.  In order to be our most useful selves, we must be our BEST selves.  First.

             Which is pretty much exactly what the daily draw message is saying.  I was directed to leave our regular rotation earlier, and this is where we landed.

oracle cards, angel messages, life review, archangel jeremiel

“Life Review  ~

Archangel Jeremiel:

‘Take inventory of your life, and resolve to change or heal anything that is unbalanced.’

Additional Messages:

‘It takes courage to look at your own life.  Yet, if done with compassion and a sense of humor, you’ll grow and learn from a life review.  I’ll help you take stock of where you’ve been.

We’ll look at what you’ve learned, and how these lessons are a valuable asset for today and tomorrow.  We’ll also notice life patterns that aren’t serving your higher good, and we’ll take steps to release those patterns.’

Working with Archangel Jeremiel:

One of Jeremiel’s purposes is to help newly crossed-over souls review their lives.  He also helps those who are still living to make life reviews.  Take time soon to be alone, and ask Jeremiel to help you review where you’ve been, what you’ve learned, and what you’re grateful for in your life.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this view of what’s on my desk and in my ears right now.  (Well, not RIGHT now, I can’t write with music [or ANY noise] within my range of hearing.)

Paul Simon Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986

Paul Simon
Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986

             Borrowed from my awesome and amazing pool pal, Patty.  We’re going to add a few of these gems to our class playlist.

             Wanna learn something about me, that not many folks know?  My favorite song, on the entire planet, is number 5 on this disc.  (Oh, ha….. it’s number FIVE!)

             (My second fave, is a tie: Walking In Memphis by Cher, and Amazing Grace.)

The Difficult Lessons.

           Yesterday I ended with an update about the on-going Change My Brain project, and hinted that there was a new level.  It wasn’t something I was ready to talk about, until last night.  I’ve been doing really well with the original aspect.  As I thought about it today, I realized that I should be thankful for my last dental situation, because really, that helped me to notice a few things.  Like, I chew much faster than I thought I did.  I’m slow, delayed in many ways, as we discussed with regards to movement (yes, I am also slow about other things).  My body does not do things quickly.   Or so I thought.  I was being super extra careful with how I chewed my food since Marty fixed that bridge.  It was a two-by-four moment

          The last time I talked about this concept was, I don’t know, in December or so, but I’ll explain it again because it’s an idea worth being familiar with.  We get subtle nudges and whispered messages all the time, but we don’t always understand, or even acknowledge them.  I tend to tune in fairly well, but every once in a while I have to be metaphorically smacked in the head with a huge freaking board, like a two-by-four, but in the spiritual sense.  What dawned on me about my chewing was that, in addition to sometimes eating without consciousness, I am also eating too damn fast.  Well, huh.  Didn’t even realize I could be so rapid, especially about such a basic function.

             Then tonight I had another “wow” thought (with an additional two-by-four moment, or maybe just a continuation of the same idea)  as I was going through my new gift journal (Carol you have no idea how perfect this was for me, really glad you listened to your intuition on that one, my gratitude is endless).  It is a fact I was aware of (which then made me go “well duh, of course we are AWARE of this”), but not one I had truly faced head on, or sat down and actually wrote out anywhere: the things that are the hardest for us to deal with are the things we need to deal with the most.  We live in a constant state of learning, and hopefully improving.  But the really shitty lessons, the ones that be-devil us, the ones we hate the most, are the ones we need to pay attention to the most fiercely.

          Gawd, I hate when this happens.  It’s just such a pain.  Now I have to be all virtuous and DO something about it.  Ick.  (Insert overly dramatic, and histrionic, sigh here.)  So… what do we need to look at the most deeply?  What is it that just keeps coming up, over and over, until we are sick to death of it?  The truth is that THIS is the thing we really must face.  And then deal with.  And then accept.  Otherwise it will keep coming back and biting us in the ass.

             In my case it is release.  Letting go.  The big Giveaway.  I carry extra weight around as a protection, but I also carry that un-needed poundage because I just can’t let go.  Of anything!  It’s past-life and current-life related.  I know this.  I’ve known it for a very long time.  (Very long.)  What I need to do now is look that in the eyes, and DO something about it.  Blech.  Life lessons suck.  They’re hard!  They stretch us to our limits, and they are painful.  Who the hell wants THAT?!  I know I certainly don’t.  But again, I also know that I will not lose this weight, lose this poverty mind-set, lose these continuing teeth issues, until I deal with the underlying cause.

         Here is what the journey journal has to say about it:

“The Giveaway is the conscious and intentional release of possessions, attitudes, limitations, addictions, false beliefs, obstacles, or fears that do not support your well-being.  Surround yourself with gratitude; surrender and forgive as you release the bonds.  Open yourself to the nourishment of Grace.  Discover your faith to believe and know that something better will replenish you as you let go with courage and trust.”

            I will work on this in phases.  I’ve addressed the Eating & Reading.  Now I will stare down the Eating & Computer-ing.  Next step will be letting go of other items that I do mindlessly.  I haven’t figured out where to start with those, but I am relieved to feel that at least I’ve made the conscious, and straightforward  effort to SEE them.  Right.  So that will be where we go from here.  Or rather, where I go from here.  You guys are on your own. 

          We all have to find those lessons (it’s not hard, they won’t let us NOT see them).  Then we look at them.  Then we begin the process of taking them down a few notches.  The key is to face them, without fear (or drama, like I keep doing).  At that point we can get rid of them.  Finally!

          Lesson du jour over.  I need to move on now, like to fun stuff.  These are the foreign license plates I saw today:  Iowa, Florida, Illinois, and South Carolina.  Aren’t these special?!  I saw the first on as I was winding my way up the parking garage where J.D. keeps his car (that’s where I drop things off that he has delivered to the house).  I had to back up, against the arrows, to make sure I read it right.  Not to worry, there was no one around when I threw the Wee Walnut into reverse.

           Even with my horrible clarity today, the card we got was most hopeful.  That gave me a bit of cheer.  Not that the Archangels are ever really negative, but this was just lovely.  And also, ya know (crap!), validating too.

“All Is Well  ~  Archangel Jeremiel: Everything is happening exactly as it is supposed to, with hidden blessings you will soon understand.

Sometimes what appears to be a problem is actually an answered prayer in disguise.  When we ask for help, Heaven may dismantle the old to make room for the new.  During this time of change, practice relaxation methods such as yoga, deep breathing, exercise, and meditation.  Ask me to make your transition smooth and harmonious for everyone involved.  And know that this change is for the better.”

Here’s the affirmation I wrote for my own wee self elf to help the process along: I am safe and well protected.  All of my needs are met effortlessly.  I release with trust, faith, and love.