Of Great Value

             We all know about receiving messages.  In our daily lives, as we move about our jobs, chores, errands, and mundane concerns.  They pop up.

             When we notice them, they can be so comforting.  But if we ignore them, the messengers will keep trying.

             One of the most wonderful parts of living a spiritual life is the realization that we aren’t going through any of this alone.  And those signs, those subtle symbols, they remind us.  They reach us.

             Here’s what I heard today, amongst chaos and heartache and pain, this came through:

focus and forgive.

             Maybe who needs forgiving right now is ourselves.  Maybe what we need to focus on is SelfCare.  Maybe, just maybe, this is a time to take a step back, and simply go within.

             Even if it’s just our quick fix, the fast few moments we can grab between every other needy and distasteful demand on our time and our energy.  Probably, this message will keep coming up, until we listen.

             As a form of validation, look at who (and what) has appeared on our card altar.

archangel metatron

“Prioritize  ~

Archangel Metatron:

‘Focus on your highest priorities.  I will help you get organized and motivated.’

Additional Message:

‘What’s your calling?  What makes your heart sing?  When you focus on these areas, your joyful energy increases, which benefits everyone.

Take charge of your schedule, and spend more time on priorities and activities close to your heart.  Make choices which honor your priorities and support your life’s mission.’

Working with Archangel Metatron:

Metatron… helps people develop organizational and record-keeping skills.

When you call upon Metatron, he motivates you to organize and prioritize.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is to say that I’d like to follow this suggestion.  I’m going to ask for that help, and have faith about my success.


Our Own Knowledge

             There are events and situations which some people declare as senseless or without meaning.  And maybe, at first glance, we might also feel that way.

             The truth, though, is actually the opposite.  Circumstances and occurrences are purposeful.  There is intention and significance to our lives.  As well as all of the things we do in them.

             That’s what the Universe wants us to remember.

Lesson learned.

             Nothing is pointless.  All roads (yes, all.  Even the seemingly absurd or wasteful) lead to knowledge.  Will EVERY lesson be deep and life-changing?  Nope, not even close.

             But, every lesson WILL teach us something.  Just as every direction we choose will bring us to a destination.  It might not be the place we THOUGHT we’d arrive, nonetheless, there we are.

             When we understand and accept that these things are happening for a reason, we are better able to appreciate the gifts that they bring.  Is the “reason” one that we can see?  Hardly ever.   But that doesn’t change anything.  We have still gained, there is still purpose.

             We learn as we go.  We go along as we need to.  Our journey is windy, strange, bumpy, and contains uncountable detours.  Yet, we still learn, and we still keep going.

             On our card altar right now we have some travel help.  Some roadside assistance for this adventure.

archangel metatron

“Prioritize  ~

Archangel Metatron:

‘Focus on your highest priorities.  I will help you get organized and motivated.’

Additional Message:

‘What’s your calling?  What makes your heart sing?  When you focus on these areas, your joyful energy increases, which benefits everyone.

Take charge of your schedule, and spend more time on projects and activities close to your heart.  Make choices that honor your priorities and support your life’s mission.’

Working with Archangel Metatron:

Metatron helps people develop organization and record-keeping skills.  When you call upon him, he motivates you to organize your priorities.”

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Power Statement:

Thank you Mother and Father gods/Source/Light and Life, for helping me release grievances and negativity, accepting all blessings and abundance.


A mobile post, from farther West (and North, too).

             At the beach!  No time to ramble on.  Meeting friends in mere minutes.  Gonna have fudge (of which there will be photos).  We made pretty good time.  The room is delightful (even if we don’t have an ocean view due to budget restraints).  We’re at the beach!

             I was up before noon, and let me just say, that is not NEARLY enough sleep.  But we’ll catch up tonight.  Here’s what I heard, right after the obnoxious alarm went off:

we are always victorious, 

when we are grateful for our blessings.

             And before we zoomed out our front door, this was the deck which wanted to get us going.

angel cards and archangel messages

“Prioritize  ~  

Archangel Metatron:

‘Focus on your highest priorities.  

I will help you get organized and motivated.’

Additional Message:

‘What’s your calling?  What makes your heart sing?  When you focus on these areas, your joyful energy increases, which benefits everyone.

Take charge of your schedule, spend more time on projects and activities close to your heart.  Make choices that honor your priorities and support your life’s mission.’

Working with Archangel Metatron:

Metatron is one of two archangels who once walked upon Earth as  human men (the other is Sandalphon).  Metatron was the prophet and scribe, Enoch, who ascended after his exemplary Earth life.  He continues working as a scribe and record keeper in Heaven.  He helps people develop organizational and record-keeping skills as well.  When you call on him, he motivates you to organize and prioritize.”

             Wow, who doesn’t need that kind of help?  This is obviously our go-to guy to call on.

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

FLP Report:

so far this today, starts with this one.

foreign license plates

An orange.
Not a peach.

             And includes two Canadians (one from B.C. and one from Alberta), Colorado (5 of those!), Kentucky (which Dan and I argued over for miles), Arizona, Delaware (only he saw that one), Montana (4, one *IS* someone we know and love this time), Michigan, oh and another British Columbia.

No Soloing.

             To be entirely superficial tonight, I’m going to begin with our Sharing photo.  Of the front yard, right here at The Burrow.  Our typical summer (days of rainy-clear, rainy-clear, rainy-clear) weather is causing everything out there is go wild.  And smell SO damn good.

             We plant things for their appearance, sure.  But mostly I choose them for their fragrance.  Also, some crap out there just volunteered, or was here when we showed up.

             (I was sort of trying to also get good shots of Pinkey and the other flamingos, but then a small brown dog tip-toed around the corner of the gate.)

daphne shrub, lilies

Lilies, daphne, more lilies,and Maxx.
(Yes, there ARE some flamingos in there, someplace.)

             You can just SEE the question on his small flurry face, “Nana, what the hell are you even doing out here?!”

             He does the same thing when I first get up and just stand there at the glass door.  He can’t hear the messages I can, so gazing out into the yard makes no damn sense in his head.  “The view, what view?!  Now, if you were pointing out a cat for me to chase……

             Too bad, because today’s was pretty good, and one he would very much agree with:

work together,

combine forces,

a team effort.

             On our card altar, I was directed to leave the rotation.  I’m not a person who cares for pink, but this one has so much purple in it that the image becomes extremely striking and powerful.

archangel cards

“Chakra Clearing  ~

Archangel Metatron:   ‘Call upon me to clear and open your chakras, using sacred geometric shapes.’

Additional Message:

Metatron uses sacred geometry to clear and align the chakra energy centers in our bodies.  Mentally ask Metatron to open your chakras, and he’ll gently send his ‘Metatron Cube’ (the shape pictured in the card illustration) through the crown chakra at the top of your head.  The cube rotates downward, cleaning psychic toxins from your body and chakras.  When your chakras are clear, you will feel more energized and have increased intuition.

Working with Archangel Metatron:

Metatron’s aura is beautiful violet with sea-foam green stripes.  The crystal aligned with Metatron’s energy is watermelon tourmaline.”

             As soon as I’m done typing this, I’m going to grab a Quick Three Minutes and reach out to this angel.  I suggest you all do the same.  Math may not have been one of my best subjects, but this draw is just calling out to make a connection.  Besides, he’s already done all of the difficult number work.

Today’s Deck:

Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue


Of Sensations and Feelings.

             So, late last night (early morning for the rest of the world) Corina and I were chatting, texting, e-mailing, etc. (as we sometimes do), and she sent me this:

“It’s a beautiful thing to show someone the aspects of the self which you fear within yourself.  For from that comes much release and much growth.  If you feel that you have given too much of yourself or indeed feel foolish, allow this to pass….this is great shifting this is great release.  Go with it….for you are finally releasing parts of yourself which for many years you may have felt have been good guards against others, protecting yourself, but this is not necessary anymore, feel your fragility and let it go for then what is replaced is a glow, a deep inner release and resonance that you are free…..it may be an uncomfortable process but don’t fight against it…just allow it to be, and the release will feel magnificent.  For underneath all the illusions that you have created as your reality lies great inner love and truth.  The dressings are being released so that underneath you are free to allow your soul’s light to shine through……this is truly a beautiful thing. “

             You can find the FB page of the original passage here  if you’d like to see where it came from.  Thanks Corina, again, for your generosity.

             We received a very similar, or companion-type of message, on our card altar today.  Not at all surprising, really.

saints and angels

“Emotion  ~  St Dymphna

(pronounced as DIM-fnah)

The answer to your question involves emotions – yours or those of the person you are inquiring about.  This is also a message for you to pay closer attention to your emotions.  It is safe for you to admit your true feelings to yourself.  St Dymphna can help you find solutions to any emotional upsets.

She is a loving saint who specializes in helping you achieve emotional and mental health.  The lantern that she carries helps you better see where you are going and assists you in avoiding obstacles on your path.

Allow St Dymphna to illuminate your journey.  If you notice any unwanted patterns in your behavior, or if you are about to sabotage yourself, call upon this powerful saint for immediate assistance.  This card is also a message for you to trust your feelings, especially as they guide you to make positive changes.

Your feelings are the voice of Heaven speaking through you, and you have a  right to them, even if others disagree with them.  You can also release any upsetting emotions to God, St Dymphna, and the angels for healing and guidance.”

             All substitutions apply, put them in place for words which don’t work for you, and re-read.  That’s what I did, because I like this one very much.  And I can see how it ties in to the channeled archangel message above it.  FEEL your emotions, and don’t be afraid to show them.  Live honestly, like we talked about yesterday; be your genuine, and strong, self.   And do it proudly.

             This seems to be a good time for me to share something as well.  The assigned reading I’ve been doing is specifically on this topic, or right there up-close, anyway.  The Highly Sensitive Person isn’t a new release, but it’s worthwhile (and new to me).  I got mine at the library, but I did order the workbook that is suggested to accompany it.  Here is the author’s website.  As I get farther in to it I’ll give you my impressions.  So far, it’s pretty cool.

            Speaking of cool, the temperatures here have begun to drop.  Refreshing, even when we’re out in it.  This afternoon Dan and I rode up to a near-by shopping area (Safeway, for those of you in-the-know, and locally curious) to check out a new eating establishment.  (I’ve been poking around on the interwebz and can’t find anything on this place except stupid people on a review site.)  We learned two things: pizza is now dangerously close to the house, and that bike ride is way faster than I thought it was.  (Even if I had to get off and walk up two short hills.)

small dogs

One Grand Dog.

             We re-planted some honeysuckle trimmings, with canine assistance, out in front before the girls got home.  I tried to get all three dogs in one picture.  That was a ridiculously foolish idea on my part.

small porch dogs

Another Grand Dog.

             My favorite part about this shot (other than how great Hunter looks) is the fine chair out there on the deck (you can see it behind Indi in that last photo too).  Empress moved this fabulous piece of furniture to the front yard when we were doing our tidy chores.  She loves it.  It usually lives in her house (with her).  Since she is homeless, it lives here for now.  I keep covering it with sheets.  (And also sitting in it, because having a comfy rocker out there is pretty awesome.)

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

LateNight Warning:

tomorrow is my dad’s birthday (or today, if you are reading this on the 16th) and I have many things on my list to get done (for example: pool class), so if all you guys see here is the daily draw, that’s why.